Comic 240 - The Organisation for the Support of Superheroes
8th Sep 2017, 12:00 AM in The Red Lemur
The Organisation for the Support of Superheroes
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Microraptor edit delete
Microraptor
The OSS doesn't actually exist - Strontium just made it up on the fly, in order to install himself as a quest-giving authority figure (like e.g. Nick Fury or Commissioner Gordon) in relation to the Red Lemur/Ytterbium.

And Peter's standard plan seems to be calling Clarissa, when he can't figure out how to proceed on his own. But he has a good reason for this...
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Cooke edit delete reply
Cooke
Glad to see Ytterbium's temperament hasn't changed. Now will she buy what Strontium is selling??

Also, nice reference to orichalcum. Perhaps this is another Atlantean relic...
Microraptor edit delete reply
Microraptor
I noticed that I did two whole chapters about Atlantis without mentioning orichalcum even once! This is sort of like a compensation for that oversight.
The name of the scepter hints though that it's from yet another legendary lost continent, called... just Mu. In my comic, the civilizations of Atlantis and Mu are supposed to be contemporaries. (Keep that in mind, this will be a plot point later... ;-) )
Chippewa Ghost edit delete reply
Chippewa Ghost
Dude, what could go wrong? It's just a pimped out cricket bat.
Microraptor edit delete reply
Microraptor
Actually playing cricket with that thing could turn out to be... perilous.
JammyTheBirb edit delete reply
JammyTheBirb
Really enjoying the superhero story right now :D I must say I hadn't been expecting it! I really like how the costume has an origin 0w0
Microraptor edit delete reply
Microraptor
Thanks! I'll tell you a little secret: The costume is how I got the idea for this chapter in the first place! After drawing this page, I thought: "Hmm, wearing this outfit, she looks kinda like a superhero..."
ProfEtheric edit delete reply
ProfEtheric
A scepter/wand thingy with multiple colored gems? That looks fun! :D
Microraptor edit delete reply
Microraptor
So, this colored dots on Jester's ding-a-ling are indeed gems too? I must admit that I was a bit perplexed/worried about the similarities when I noticed them...

The gems are an important element here (for reasons we'll learn later), but the shape is relatively arbitrary. If I had seen the ding-a-ling a bit earlier, I probably would have made my artifact to be something that is not staff-shaped, like e.g. a goblet or an amulet or whatever. (There is only one shape that was out of the question - but I won't reveal it yet. ;-) )