Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Comic 738 -- Tale of the Mah Brothers

We're back with Gail and her crew...


http://talesfromthevault.com/thunderstruck/comic738.html

Getting into and out of a high security prison looks like it's not even going to be the hardest part of all this.

Saturday, September 30, 2017

Comic 737 -- I Am Not a Monster

A very raw deal for the Soames family...

http://talesfromthevault.com/thunderstruck/comic737.html


If you ever find yourself in a situation where you feel compelled to say "I am not a monster," it's probably a sign that you're a monster.

This was one of the tougher pages to write and draw. It took some time to find a balance point between getting across the awfulness of what was going on while not going for the horror gross-out.

Krylov sort of surprised me here. I don't actually know her very well as a character yet, so here was a chance to see how she reacted under extreme circumstances. Interesting. I'll have to see how she wants to behave in some of the future twists I've got planned...

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Comic 736 -- Searching for an Anchor

Checking in with our Vigil fellows...



http://talesfromthevault.com/thunderstruck/comic736.html

Well, I know we've just officially met Mr. Soames here, but I feel sorry for the dude already. There's some fine print in the contract when you sign up for Vigil that he really should've paid more attention to.

Monday, July 31, 2017

Comic 735 -- Debts to be Paid

Mission accomplished! And then some...

http://talesfromthevault.com/thunderstruck/comic735.html


Next up, we'll be checking in with Vigil. What have those guys been up to, anyway?

Friday, June 30, 2017

Comic 734 -- A Long-Awaited Wish Granted

And there was much rejoicing!

http://talesfromthevault.com/thunderstruck/comic734.html


You know, I didn't actually plan on what happened here with the unicorn. I included one on a whim when drawing the courtyard panel a couple strips ago, as one of the many victims held prisoner by the Songbirds of Rhiannon. But damned if Sharon didn't insist on rescuing the thing. She did try to warn me, so many years ago...

Now I'm not sure what to do with it. Unlikely the unicorn will play a huge role in the story to come, but you never know with these things. After all, in the original conception of Thunderstruck, Gail didn't play a huge role either. Look how that turned out.

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Comic 733 -- The Hard Way

Well, here comes Plan B.

http://talesfromthevault.com/thunderstruck/comic733.html

The thing about having the ability to heal yourself is that it sometimes opens up some pretty horrible options.

Worth it on the balance, but in the short term... ouch.

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Comic 732 -- The Odysseus Gambit

Sharon looks for answers in Homer...

http://talesfromthevault.com/thunderstruck/comic732.html


... with somewhat mixed results. Maybe this would work better if she was dealing with threats from Greek mythology instead of Celtic mythology.

Speaking of mythology, I just enjoyed the Hel out of Neil Gaiman's Norse Mythology, which I would recommend to anyone who digs old legends like I do. Since you're here and reading this comic, odds are good that you fall into that category.

Will Sharon's next move draw from a different mythical inspiration? Tune in next month...

Friday, March 31, 2017

Comic 731 - All About the Hunting

And here we are...

http://talesfromthevault.com/thunderstruck/comic731.html

Well, either they'll get torn apart by hounds or have to figure out how to get by some seriously hypnotic singing birds. What to do, what to do...

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Comic 730 -- Hags Are No Joke

While one might think it's all downhill after a giant sea monster...

http://talesfromthevault.com/thunderstruck/comic730.html



... it really is a bad idea to underestimate a hag. Even the children of Thor get the willies when that sort of action goes down.

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Comic 729 -- Battle with the Serpent, Part 3

If you're wondering where the "Ka-boom" is...



... I got you covered.

I had lots of fun drawing this battle. Hope you guys enjoyed it.

Can a hag be worse than a kaiju-class sea serpent? What about songbirds? We're about to find out...