Issue 3 - Cover

17th Jun 2016, 6:00 PM in Birthright - Part 3
Issue 3 - Cover
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Steven-Vincent 17th Jun 2016, 6:00 PM edit delete
Issues 1-2 are over. Today we begin issue 3, in which Abby is finally acting as a superhero -- as 'Liberty Lass.'

I wanted a cover that depicted the main scene of the story without literally replicating any of the actual shots. This one took a while to get just right but I think it turned out fairly well, particularly LL's pose.

In this issue I changed the skin shaders for Abby as well as for many of the other characters to the JMS ones. These were the first decent skin shaders to come out. In issue 4, I used a more sophisticated one, but the JMS ones worked fairly well here.

Note: Since the industry trend is really into 'variant covers' these days, I made a variant for this cover for this week's Top Webcomics vote incentive. Enjoy.
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revzet 17th Jun 2016, 8:12 PM edit delete reply
Ahhh all these poses are so dynamic and I love the camera angle and the expression and everything :,D
Steven-Vincent 17th Jun 2016, 8:14 PM edit delete reply
Thanks, Rev. That pose came out pretty well. Originally I tried to get Homewrecker in the shot but in the end I went with this closer angle so LL filled more of the picture - since it *is* her book.
NeilKapit 19th Jun 2016, 3:53 AM edit delete reply
Just wanna say that as a lifelong fan of superheroes who's long since lost faith in corporate-owned franchise hero comics, Liberty Lass is a nice breath of fresh air, and definitely something I'll be following closely.
Steven-Vincent 19th Jun 2016, 7:22 AM edit delete reply
Thanks for the kind words. I'm trying to make Liberty Lass in the style of the Bronze Age as much as I can, for just the same reason you mention.
Sheela 19th Jun 2016, 4:52 AM edit delete reply
Approved !

Loving that sticker in the upper right corner. :D
Steven-Vincent 19th Jun 2016, 7:23 AM edit delete reply
Heheh. Well, every comic in the Bronze Age had a sticker like that, so I figured LL's comic should have it. Plus it is my way of telling folks that it is an all-ages book.
Sheela 21st Jun 2016, 3:43 PM edit delete reply
It's a neat little detail. :)
Nef 20th Jun 2016, 5:48 PM edit delete reply
I love her simultaneous concern with the enemy she's facing and the civilian behind her.

Not caring about collateral damage is one of the advantages villains have over morally upright heroes.
Steven-Vincent 20th Jun 2016, 6:22 PM edit delete reply
Yes, the villains have lots of advantages, especially the more unscrupulous ones. They're willing to kill, willing to cause damage to property, willing to hurt civilians... Heroes have a much harder job.

But this is what makes them heroes... willingly interposing themselves between danger and an innocent person.
Comic Fan 25th Jun 2016, 1:33 PM edit delete reply
Is that a Pabst Blue Ribbon logo on the side of the building?
Steven-Vincent 25th Jun 2016, 2:35 PM edit delete reply
Yes. Yes it is. Good eye.
junoro 7th Mar 2017, 2:31 AM edit delete reply
Woaaahoo this cover is dynamic! There's real power in this picture!
Steven-Vincent 7th Mar 2017, 8:06 PM edit delete reply
Thanks a lot. Originally I was going to have Homewrecker and LL fighting on the cover but I decided to do it this way and I like how it came out. Of the four covers so far this one is my favorite.
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