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September 12, 2010
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Finally Space Kid unveils two of the weapons in his arsenal: his raygun and his exo-suit.  (In case you were wondering how a little kid would be strong enough to fight grown men — I mean, Astro Boy was a robot so no problem there, and Marine Boy … well, waitaminit, how did Marine Boy fight grown men?! I guess maybe he was a fair bit older than SK…??…)  Anyway, now you know why his uniform looks different than it did in the earlier pages, right?

I had someone ask me why Robo-Swab 8 is saying “Squee!” when he gets blasted in the first panel.  Well, what can I tell ya…  when Magnus, Robot Fighter totalled a robot, it almost invariably said “Squee!”, so now that’s like traditional.  Ya gotta understand that the term back in the 60s didn’t mean what it means now, ‘K?

8 Comments

  1. Jason Marcy September 12, 2010 11:33 am

    Hey John!
    I’ve gone through the pages, and they look sharp! Obviously this is aimed at a younger audience, and I’d have absolutely no problem presenting this completed comic to my son to read, which is awesome! Maker sure I can do that, kay?
    😀
    even though it’s not “my” thing comics wise, I find myself easily drawn along with the story and the cool character designs you’ve come up with! I’ll be back next week to read again!

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  2. Perry February 4, 2011 2:48 am

    Hi, John,
    I’m sooooo far behind, but I just had to say that belt that give Space Kid extra power? It grabbed me by the lapels, pulled me close, and whispered, “THUNDER Agents and Wallace Wood” in my ear. What do you say to that!?

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  3. John February 6, 2011 12:01 am

    Hi Perry! Well, in SK’s case it’s the whole suit and not just the belt, but… yeah, if you took his belt and Dynamo’s and set them side by side, you might stroke your chin at the visual similarities! 😀

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  4. Scott H March 19, 2011 11:35 pm

    John,
    Very cool. As a boy who learned to read by way of “The Amazing Spiderman”, I dig the ‘Space Kid”. I never grew up with Astro Boy so the comparison is lost on me. I just enjoy the drawing and plot. I especially like the imaginative plot twists (how he gets onto Venus). Nicely done. I’ll pass it on to Sam and Jonah.

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  5. John March 20, 2011 6:52 pm

    Heya Scott!! 🙂

    The old names I drop are intended as a bonus for those who recognize them, like an additional level on which you can “appreciate” the series. But I always try to make it worth a reader’s while, even if they don’t share any of that background — I try to make the story stand on its own.

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  6. Marcus January 4, 2012 12:41 am

    This is cute and funny at the same time. It reminded me somehow of Astro Boy and all his jet-pack structure. Anyway, great job coming up with this. I’m very much looking forward on the next issues.

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  7. Harold Gonzales January 23, 2012 9:10 am

    Astro Boy was the first thing I had in mind while reading this comic. How many episodes do this comic has? I am so left behind but I think this is a fun comic to read.

    Harold Gonzales

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  8. John January 23, 2012 11:10 am

    Harold, all the old pages are left up for anyone to catch up on. I don’t know exactly how many episodes there will be — I am currently drawing #4, I’ve already written #5, and I have rough plans for at least three more beyond those. As long as I can keep thinking up a next one, I hope to draw it eventually!

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