Let’s Review: GO GET ‘EM, STAR POWER!
Here we are with another “Let’s Review” blog post, where I look back at pages from our Archives and reflect on what was going on during their production.
Reflecting on this page is simple. It’s not a complicated moment. There weren’t any difficulties or quirky stories when it came to writing it. It’s a pretty classic superhero moment, when the shining knight flies off to save the day amidst a crowd of cheering onlookers. It’s been done a million times in fiction and there shouldn’t be anything special about this page.
But this page is very special to me because I finally got to write a classic superhero moment. It was this page that really made Danica into Star Power, both in my mind and in the minds of the residents of Sanctuary Six.
I grew up with the classic representation of the superhero. I love the genre and the ideals it represents. I don’t do dark and gritty when it comes to superheroes, nor do I enjoy that style. There are creators out there who tell very effective stories like that, but that doesn’t mean the rest of us are obligated to dim the lights on our heroes. This was my moment to turn the lights all the way up and pay tribute to the classics that shaped me as a boy. It was also the first time Danica wasn’t addressed as a Star Powered Sentinel, but with the shortened “superhero” version of her name.
Writing this scene was easy. Seeing Garth turn it into a page gave me chills. This was the point of no return. We could have kept calling this a sci-fi adventure or a space opera, but that ended with the posting of this page. There was no doubt now that this was a superhero story.