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Super, Starring Solar Rebel - Part 9

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This is a really minor thing, but it's one of the things that is always so interesting to me about superheroes in general.  It's a rare thing to see a movie really dive into the idea of superheroes and heroines who have to deal with the same sort of mundane stuff that we have to deal with.  Yes, Solar Rebel has a superpower, but there's nothing about it that makes getting out of this place any easier than it would be for any of us.  

I mean, she could blast a hole in the wall or something, but then she's just drawing the attention of anyone who might be walking by outside.  Plus, they'd have to wait for the molten edges to cool down and stuff before the girl could go through.  So it just takes time to get out.

And it looks like the time her gas line trick bought her is up!

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The PREVIOUS Installment is here:  Super, Starring Solar Rebel - Part 8 

The NEXT Installment is here:  Super, Starring Solar Rebel - Part 10 
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MirrorKhaos's avatar
Great scene. Let's hope Solar Rebel can find enough of her inner-Heroine to save the day.
lexi-tink's avatar
She's going to try her best for once!
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EmpireCityHeroines's avatar

Its those little things that they always gloss over in the comics. Except for Watchmen who had a lovely throw away line about having to go to the bathroom in the middle of an 'adventure'.

lexi-tink's avatar
Haha!  Love it!  Yes, that is the sort of stuff that is usually ignored.  Like, I get it, you have a super power... but it doesn't make everything easy!
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lexi-tink's avatar
I'm going to assume you mean helping someone out a window and not saving damsels! ;)
TrentHarlow's avatar
You'll have to use your imagination!
lexi-tink's avatar
I choose to believe that you're secretly saving damsels then!
TrentHarlow's avatar
Or I shoot them with a dart filled with Old Mother Harlow's Super Tonic!
lexi-tink's avatar
Oh that's true. We have that in common. We both prefer "Heroine, save thyself!"
TrentHarlow's avatar
I really need to make a list of Harlow items. 
lexi-tink's avatar
Or an illustrated pantry with descriptions!
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FDComics's avatar
Someone's still around? A woman's work is never done
lexi-tink's avatar
Never in my world! :)
maltorramus's avatar
oh that guy survive?? wow! he's a hard one
lexi-tink's avatar
Yes he is! We'll have to see if she has another trick up her sleeve!
maltorramus's avatar
oh yes she does at least 3 more :) 1 is running away (but the guy probably will follow) 2 is to seduce him by kneeling and you know. and 3 is to fight him until he is down or until she's down
lexi-tink's avatar
Three viable options! We'll have to see which she goes with!
dellcartoons's avatar
Solar, you're face-to-butt w/ a traumatized girl who's in shackles, Nearby is some freaky dude who wants to kill you, and a kitchen on fire.

If you're like most people, you've imagined this exact situation hundreds of times

One point: I'm not saying you should kill the girl, or even just let her die, but do you play video games? Have you ever played an escort mission? Have you ever played an escort mission that didn't suck total ass? I'm not saying... I'm just saying

>have to deal with the same sort of mundane stuff that we have to deal with

Lexi, you help so many girls escape from bad guys that it's become mundane?

Great poses, and great characterization in just a few words
lexi-tink's avatar
Hmmm... good question.  I do try to always get into the heads of my characters and know more about them than is shown... but I genuinely don't know if she's ever played a video game with an escort mission.  

Based on her decision here, I'm going to have to guess that she hasn't!

And, silly, I meant the mundane act of having to leave a room like we all would have to leave a room!  Like, how often do you see a superhero do the mundane things that we would have to do.  Climbing out of windows is a total pain in the ass, and especially in a skirt!

Thanks, too!  The comic format seems to lend itself well to being concise, so I'm glad that the points here still got across!
dellcartoons's avatar
>the mundane things that we would have to do.  Climbing out of windows... in a skirt

Again, that's mundane for you?

Yeah, comic format versus prose saves thousands of words on describing people and actions, but you have less dialogue and abstract description

Each format has its strengths and weaknesses, and sometimes what seems to be a weakness actually forces you to do a better job

Have you read :icondangerguy01:'s  Image-Based Storytelling?
lexi-tink's avatar
I haven't.  But I will now!
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