Criminal And Crimefighter Conversations #84 The Minstrel, Q-boy, & Nodachi On The Struggle To Eat Healthy

Criminal And Crimefighter Conversations #84

The Minstrel, Q-boy, & Nodachi On The Struggle To Eat Healthy

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“Katana” is a woman named after a sword so I just picked a different sword for this chatacter based o her, “Nodachi”. A nodachi is a super long sword like the one the “Sephiroth” from “Final Fantasy VII” uses.

So the general idea about this comic was making fun of attempting to make this comic more like a “normal” webcomic (many of which are focused on gags based around relatable topics).  Enough of this, back to talking about “Suicide Squad”. Let’s get to “Harley Quinn”.

In previous comics I made it pretty clear I wasn’t a big fan of “Harley Quinn” being part of “Suicide Squad” or her costume changes over time.  It just makes no logical sense why anyone would pick “Harley Quinn” to be part of “Suicide Squad”. She is unstable, unpredictable, and has no powers.  If any fairly athletic chick with a bat can make your black ops team you need to shut that team down and start over.

“Katana” much like “Jubilee” in “X-men: Apocalypse” is given very little to do. I think she only has two lines that are actually in English.  She’s just kinda thrown into it, and that’s it…

“Captain Boomerang” is given the big intro treatment (that leads to a “Flash” cameo (and he still looks stupid)) that “Deadshot” and “Harley Quinn” get but again he doesn’t do much.  There’s no part of this movie that really required the use of a boomerang.

“Killer Croc” looks really stupid and barely even speaks. I wish they made him like the version in “Batman The Animated Series” but that’s purely personal preference because that’s the version of the character I know.  He does actually use his special abilities by swimming through the sewer at one point (you don’t see it) and using his strength to throw something.

The other characters I either covered last time or it would be spoilery to talk about them much. The villain is stupid and their plans completely change without explanation. The plot shows no need for this particular group of characters besides maybe “El Diablo”. The action is weak. These so called “worst of the worst” are actually pretty tame and damn near heroic. All that and all the humor falls flat.

We’ll finish up with “Suicide Squad” as Q-boy, The Minstrel and in his first appearance (the “Joker” character) The Mad Jester discuss dating. Hope you enjoy and see ya then!

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The History Of Comics With Q-boy #54 The Fierce Freelancer And The Frantic Fight To Flee (Censored)

The History Of Comics With Q-boy #54 The Fierce Freelancer And The Frantic Fight To Flee (Censored)

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So the actual story of this comic comes from the character “Shadow” from “Final Fantasy VI”.  He’s a character that only joins your party for money, leaves a random times, betrays your party at a certain point, and at one point you can wait to escape with him or leave without him.  When I played the “Playstation” remake of the game I didn’t know waiting for him meant he rejoins you so I left without him.  When I learned I coulda got him back I quit playing cause either I’d have to play A LOT of the game again or go on without him.

Anyways Rolanda Fransico is based on Ramona Fradon an artist who is best known for drawing “Aquaman”, “Brenda Starr”, “Super Friends” comics, and co-creating the character “Metamorpho.

Next time The Underwater Monarch’s kingdom is attacked and Q-boy along with the American World Protectors Of America come to back him up.  Tuesday-Thurday check out new “Criminal And Crimefighter Conversations”.  Hope you enjoy and see ya then!

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The History Of Comics With Q-boy #54 The Fierce Freelancer And The Frantic Fight To Flee

The History Of Comics With Q-boy #54 The Fierce Freelancer And The Frantic Fight To Flee

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So the actual story of this comic comes from the character “Shadow” from “Final Fantasy VI”.  He’s a character that only joins your party for money, leaves a random times, betrays your party at a certain point, and at one point you can wait to escape with him or leave without him.  When I played the “Playstation” remake of the game I didn’t know waiting for him meant he rejoins you so I left without him.  When I learned I coulda got him back I quit playing cause either I’d have to play A LOT of the game again or go on without him.

Anyways Rolanda Fransico is based on Ramona Fradon an artist who is best known for drawing “Aquaman”, “Brenda Starr”, “Super Friends” comics, and co-creating the character “Metamorpho.

Next time The Underwater Monarch’s kingdom is attacked and Q-boy along with the American World Protectors Of America come to back him up.  Tuesday-Thurday check out new “Criminal And Crimefighter Conversations”.  Hope you enjoy and see ya then!

Twitter & IG: @rjoynesjr

rjoynesjr@gmail.com

Q-boy Short # 42 The Teacher And His Less Than Conventional Tactics

Q-boy Short # 42 The Teacher And His Less Than Conventional Tactics

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This one’s a weird one if I say so myself… Here’s some explanations in case you don’t get some things…

Joseph Hubert is based loosely based on the legendary comic book artist Joe Kubert who is the father of the two great comic book artists Adam and Andy Kubert. He is also the  founder of the Kubert School which is probably the most famous school to focus on cartooning and graphic art.

The idea behind this comic is making the school seem like the training area in the movie “Enter The Dragon”, or the area where Pai Mei trained Beatrice Kiddo in “Kill Bill”. “Kill Bill” also sorta inspired the whole thing with Joseph’s name in yellow, the codename, and the translation into Japanese.

The turtle shell thing is referencing one of the early parts of “Dragon Ball” where Goku and Krillin train with Master Roshi while where heavy turtle shells like he wears to get stronger.

Finally the whole “Joseph Hubert has joined the party” thing is a reference to role-playing video games, particularly Final Fantasy.

That’s pretty much it for this week. Next time we’ll see an example of Mr. Hubert’s work, and Q-boy and U’s girlfriends Miss Direction and Distaction Lass return… They aren’t happy… Hope you enjoy and see ya time!