Issue 1 - Page 1 (Cover)

4th Jul 2015, 6:24 AM in Birthright - Part 1
Issue 1 - Page 1 (Cover)
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Steven-Vincent 4th Jul 2015, 6:24 AM edit delete
Happy Independence Day, people!

And so it begins... on the 4th of July, which commemorates the birth of the USA, I begin the journey of Liberty Lass, a classical patriotic character based on the Silver/Bronze age style of superheroes.

Since I have designed this webcomic as a more traditional print comic series, with covers and a number of pages similar to print comics, this first 'page' is just the outside front cover, so there isn't much meat to it, and the next page is just the credits. But never fear, we will get into some real 'meat' by page 3.

I've released this issue on a Saturday because today is the 4th of July, but all future releases are planned to take place on Friday.
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Bonsomme 4th Jul 2015, 9:13 AM edit delete reply
Looks great! I'm a big fan of the bronze and silver ages. I'm intrigued.
Steven-Vincent 4th Jul 2015, 10:11 AM edit delete reply

Just be aware that although the style is Bronze Age, it is set in 2016. (I don't want anyone expecting 1970s outfits and such!)
Anon 3rd Apr 2018, 8:59 PM edit delete reply
The Bronze Age is the intermediary stage between the Silver Age and Iron Age. This comic leans too heavily towards the Silver Age style in style to truly call it Bronze Age. Too much respect for the status quo, tradition, and her blind, devoted patriotism is definitely Silver Age.

The comic's handling of politics and social issues is Silver not Bronze.
Steven-Vincent 3rd Apr 2018, 11:33 PM edit delete reply
You're entitled to your opinion. I don't agree.

Remember, the Bronze Age began in 1972. You're probably thinking more like 1986. LL is somewhere in the middle, like 1979. See, for reference, Rom: Spaceknight by Bill Mantlo.
captwbstr 10th Oct 2017, 7:04 PM edit delete reply
That Liberty Lass with her astounding devotion to the U.S. and it's flag would violate US fag law the way she does. The US flag code says that the flag should never be used as wearing apparel or bedding or drapery and, no part of the flag should ever be worn as part of a costume or athletic uniform.
Steven-Vincent 10th Oct 2017, 8:18 PM edit delete reply
There is no part of the flag on her costume anywhere. The flag consists of 13 stripes of red and white, and a field of blue with white stars. LL has stripes on her cape (the field of blue) along with the stars, and stars on the red field of her top. Thus her costume does not violate the terms you describe.

I have no idea if that is actually part of any law, since you didn't cite the code and section, but if it is, she didn't violate it.

EDIT: Well I looked it up. You are referring to 4 USC/Section 8j. Quote, "No part of the flag should ever be used as a costume or athletic uniform."

A plain reading of this language clearly indicates that it is talking about wearing actual flag pieces or parts, not clothing with stars and stripes on it. You're not supposed to go buy an American flag and cut it up and sew into clothing. That is what that section means. It has nothing to do with making clothes with r/w/b and stars/stripes.

Just FYI, I confirmed this interpretation at the American Legion website, which says exactly what I got from a plain reading of the worlds. 4 USC/S8 is about the actual flag, not the colors/symbols of the USA.
Centcomm 4th Jul 2015, 12:49 PM edit delete reply
looks good so far .. I would have suggested that you posted the "fluff pages all at once." so that you can get readers involved .. but thats my only comment :D
Steven-Vincent 4th Jul 2015, 2:06 PM edit delete reply
That is a good point. But the danger if I do that is that the fluff pages take about as long to do as the meat pages... so if I speed up on those I will eventually (not now, but eventually) run out of content and then we will be waiting > 1 week between postings. Posting fluff as part of the weekly content gives me a chance to stay on target time-wise.
Centcomm 4th Jul 2015, 2:39 PM edit delete reply
hehe I get it .. I used to do a five page a week schedule :D that was MURDER .. oh wait . I still do.. >_< DC and Luna .. AGH! *kills self* I work about 2 months ahead as much as possible . and it does get easyer once you have sets and characters prebuilt
Steven-Vincent 4th Jul 2015, 4:14 PM edit delete reply
Yeah there is no way I could do 5 pages a week... I can get maybe 1 panel done per day. And that does not count doing sets and props.
Caley Tibbittz Collopy 4th Jul 2015, 4:23 PM edit delete reply
Caley Tibbittz Collopy
Nice start. The poses are dynamic, and there's a great sense of adventurous urgency to it.
Steven-Vincent 4th Jul 2015, 4:24 PM edit delete reply
That is thanks to the folks here giving me good feedback on my first attempt at this cover, which was much less interesting-looking. The toughest part about this comic has been handling the pre-hero-ID parts of the character's life. 9th Nov 2015, 9:43 AM edit delete reply
You have my attention!
Nef 24th Feb 2016, 4:41 PM edit delete reply
Steven-Vincent 24th Feb 2016, 5:15 PM edit delete reply
Thanks. :)
Larry Sal 23rd Jun 2017, 11:48 AM edit delete reply
That is cool
Steven-Vincent 23rd Jun 2017, 2:04 PM edit delete reply

If you are just tuning in, you have 4 full issues to read. Issue 5 starts in just over a week.
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