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We have decided to move to an every other week schedule from now until the end of the year. We’ve been struggling to get back to once a week on time comics with everything that’s been going on, between one or both of us on overtime, the season for our nonprofit ramping up, and general brain fatigue.  Because, you know, 2020.

There will be a comic this coming Wednesday (9/30) and then every other week after that, with filler during November as per usual.

She be glowin!

Welcome back, everyone!

16 responses to “Gravity XX”

  • John on December 2, 2015 at 2:56 AM

    The power to hover a few inches off the ground trumps gravity powers!

  • Noclevername on December 2, 2015 at 3:01 AM

    Parts of Mack were already unusually buoyant in the high gravity field. I thought it was an oversight, but now it seems to have been deliberate.

  • Mujaki on December 2, 2015 at 3:08 AM

    Yes, how IS she doing that? How is she crying THROUGH that eye-blank mask?

  • Tower015 on December 2, 2015 at 6:41 AM

    White lens contact lenses, and a normal domino mask. Tears flow freely.

  • The passing critic on December 2, 2015 at 6:51 AM

    Golly gee its almost as if the ability to float was some sort of gravity based power.Just because shes absolutely useless 99% of the time doesnt mean that her powers are.

    Levitation and light manipulation would be devastating in the hands of someone with a bit of creativity,That said if superheros and villains were smart enough to realise the potential of their powers theyd be dang near unstoppable.Even gravityboy here has been riding along on a very simple trick so far,Itll be interesting to see if hes any smarter than Illumina =)

  • Black Rose on December 2, 2015 at 8:34 AM

    Maybe Mack feels a bond with our mysterious gravity controller???

  • rypperdoc on December 2, 2015 at 6:09 PM

    aaaaand….
    he long lost brother has returned.

  • HAKKYOUNOTENSHI on December 2, 2015 at 6:25 PM

    This is going to get interesting. Mack has a VERY unusual expression for her (I can’t decide if that’s supposed to be determined or if she’s staring at gravity dude searchingly).

  • HAKKYOUNOTENSHI on December 2, 2015 at 6:26 PM

    On a different note her hair seems to be magically changing length from panel to panel

  • Katy on December 5, 2015 at 7:17 PM

    That’s because the gravity is pulling it down.

  • Prince Charon on December 7, 2015 at 10:08 PM

    Has the comic ever been totally consistent with Illumina’s hair length?

  • Laura on December 8, 2015 at 9:55 PM

    Nah. Laura’s the worst at consistency.

  • Tilly the Hun on December 8, 2015 at 8:29 PM

    I feel like I’m seeing Super Hero Illumina here. Like, the super hero who tries to save the day, the super hero who watched one of her sidekicks and best friends die in the line of battle. The super hero who only became close to Val after realizing she couldn’t die. I think this person is the real person, the person aside from the bouncy hair and perfectly coordinating accessories.

    I hope she kicks his ass.

  • Twitch on December 9, 2015 at 9:56 AM

    This is bad. Planetary destruction bad. I forgot rule one of superhero fights, “Personality does not reflect power set.”

    Based on the panels, Illumina seems to be generating a field that is unaffected by Hoodie. She is either A) emitting/resonating an energy so fast/strong that Hoodie’s power has little effect or B) she’s in absolute control of her gravity and mass.

  • guildsbounty on December 9, 2015 at 12:56 PM

    @Twitch

    Or, y’know…her “I can float a few inches off the ground” is a more absolute power than gravity manipulation. She’s already negating gravity to some extent in order to be able to float around…no reason to assume that adding more gravity is going to change her ability to ignore it.

    And yeah…to those who say that ‘floating and light generation is a useful power,’ we definitely know that to be true…just look at how effective Val was with it during the body-swap arc.

  • Twitch on December 10, 2015 at 9:53 AM

    @guildsbounty

    That’s even scarier. An absolute floating power vs. blackhole? Something BIG will go boom.

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