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Serra Baneslayer Comic

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Published: August 2, 2010
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My Magic Parody Comics

I am not a fan of the Baneslayer Angel. It's a good card and I was lucky enough to get one at a 2011 prerelease tournament, but I don't feel it's balanced. If it cost more mana, or didn't have both first strike and lifelink, or was legendary, I'd probably like it. It seems the only "balance" to it is its supposed rarity, however, and I don't consider rareness to be a valid balancing method.

This comic was a bit trickier to make than the previous two. For one thing, I had to do some research regarding Serra Angel's original outfit. I'm not opposed to the new design, but it made much more sense in the context of this comic to go with the earliest Serra Angel design, and her original cards only showed her from the chest up. Enough, perhaps, to excite teenage boys back in the day, but not enough to know what the rest of her dress looked like ^^;
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AND you got mtg fanart? Man, I'm so sad I'm so late to this party
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DollsInTheNightHobbyist Writer
I can relate to this.
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I come back years later to find this. AFTER I've gotten into MTG. I...

I honestly don't know what I'm supposed to say right now so I'm gonna escort myself out.
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Fun comic, love the Baneslayer's innocently excited expressions and nice take on the Serra Angel's dress, is it not nice to have additional artistic lisence with artwork like the original SA's?
Karubdys's avatar
Awesome, the story of my angel's deck
Gwestioo77's avatar
When i depleted enough cards to the graveyard, I summon forth CONSUMING ABBERATION! * i do have this card*
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kittypetroStudent General Artist
my magical sparkly blade... omg all my lulz
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bishoujosaviorHobbyist Writer
Like sibling rivalry.  Cute comic and a gave me a good laugh
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"opponent plays killing wave, lulz are had"
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UltimateheroesStudent Traditional Artist
that's adorable!!! and beautiful
Frik111's avatar
Igot Serra and she is awesome !
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MechaKrakenHobbyist Digital Artist
Lol, great comic! My favorite panel is the third one, the way the serra angel is looking at baneslayer. Spot on, spot on!
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I actually have serra angel in my magic deck, it's a pretty good card.
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I play one in my deck and two Serra Angels. There. Balanced. Because, you can only afford one.
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AgentA122Hobbyist General Artist
You portrayed Baneslayer Angel like those happy, go-lucky "I wanna be everybody's friend" type of annoying girls that they put on television shows. Yeah I would expect her personality to be like that! HA!! Serra Angel wishing upon Plummet to be cast is just the icing on the cake!
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I love the way that the serra angel totally drops the holy routine and goes full "Die in a fire >_< " when Baneslayer hits the scene and then reverts to prayer again... to pray for something painful to happen to her rival :P
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ObeliskgirljohannyStudent Digital Artist
will there be more of this
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McCUNECLUBMStudent Traditional Artist
1G, always get its target XD
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Oh god, this is perfect! My sentiments exactly!! Baneslayer is the ultimate Mary Sue.

I know it's over a year, but I've been loving your mtg comics. They are the awesome.
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Wait...Cost MORE mana?
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Serra Angel's face in panel three is the same as the one I had when I learned she was getting replaced as White's go-to five drop flyer. Ah the good old days.
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It was funny, thanks^^
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Ahahaha. This is amazing. I totally agree with your assessment of Baneslayer as well. (Y)
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