Winter Break 2016

I figure if TV shows are allowed to do this, so am I.

What we've just finished (starting with comic #53 and ending with #77) is the first of several coherent storylines that have already been written concerning the crew of the Eclipse and their doings. I'm well into the artwork for the next storyline (which I'm planning on starting January 10th of 2017), but if you have comments or thoughts on what you've just read or what you'd like to see, I'd love to hear it! Comment below (or on Facebook if you prefer), and let me know what's up. Then tune back in next year for more!

Happy Holidays!

Comic #77

Note: The interested reader may be wondering why the engines on the Eclipse look so similar to the jet engines you might see on a commercial airliner when the Eclipse is a spaceship and jet engines require an atmosphere to function. Well, dear interested reader, have you ever seen a bussard collector? Didn't think so. It just so happens that the Jasper 2 bussard collectors used on the CoreCorp Type R fusion engines look a bit like the intake of a jet engine. Deal with it.

Eddie next to engine: Okay, we're here. Well there's the problem, we've got a misaligned rotor.

Boss over radio: There's no red light on that, Eddie.

Eddie and Kid exchange a flat look.

Comic #76

Two figures on the outside of the ship: Okay, we're outside.

Eddie: Suits have acquired the hull and we're sticking just fine. We'll...

Eddie stops, squinting forward.

Inside the ship, Eddie over radio: Pex, did you shut off the engines?
Pex: Accident! I forgot!

Comic #75

Jackman helping Kid and Eddie with spacesuits: You've got the latest in body armor, which will stop a bullet or laser, let alone a chunk of debris. The HUD in the visor will give you feedback on suit telemetry. We'll be dialed in the whole time, so if anything goes wrong we can pull you back in.

Jackman leaving: MEN.

Eddie and Kid watching her leave, looking worried.

Eddie: What did you say?
Kid: I was thinking about a mother hen. You don't suppose she's transcended to reading minds, do you?
Eddie: If she sabotaged the suits, it's on you.

Comic #74

Eddie: Boss, I've got a red light on engine 2
Boss over radio: How can you even see that from in here?

Eddie giving an incredulous look at the intercom.

Eddie: Uh...
Boss: Are you doing a spacewalk without permission?

Comic #73

Note: The interested reader may be wondering whether the battlehulk inadvertently shooting themselves qualifies as irony or not. Well, to assuage your grammatical worries, you might be interested to know that after offering assistance to the disabled warship, the Eclipse towed them to a Galactic Council shipyard instead of their corporate holding. Once there, the Eclipse turned the battlehulk over to the authorities for the use of banned munitions in publicly held space and collected a reward. The reversal of roles in the collection of that bounty is the very definition of irony. Now relax, take a deep breath, and get on with life.

The entire crew of the Eclipse together, the Boss looking smug, the Bender knitting, and the rest looking surprised.

"Today I incapacitated a ship approximately 1,400 times stronger than mine. I then offered them assistance at the cost of lifting the bounty on our heads. Irony is the sweetest form of victory." Boss, personal recording #103

Comic #72

The glob of metal punctures the hull of the battlehulk with a Thunk!

A wide shot shows an immense cloud of missiles about to follow it in.

Earth-shattering kaboom.

Comic #71

Panel that shows the Eclipse launching a glob of molten metal from the front of the ship.

The glob of metal closes with a new field of missiles.

As the glob flies through the missiles, they all turn to home in on it, weaving to avoid hitting each other.

Officer 1 looking through camera: Oh man, this'll go viral!
Officer 2: Yeah... can we get to an escape pod now?