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10 responses to “Val Cover”

  • Syncline on April 11, 2013 at 8:46 AM

    I’ve seen my share of crime scenes and survivors of them.
    If it’s splatter, it’s a kind I’ve never seen or know. What I see looks like BLEEDING from a cut on her arm and mouth and maybe a hit to her noggin. A bat slings and impact sprays/splatters. Don’t see any spray or splatter pattern on her, so I assume she never got a hit on the guy.
    Did she RECEIVE a beating?

  • Tower015 on April 12, 2013 at 1:40 AM

    I think the answer to that question is pretty clear. She looks like she took some hits and is still standing in true bad ass form. Also, as I believe it is stated, Laura is in Florida? I think this is a stand alone splash page. Beyond that, her power doesn’t make her immune to damage, just able to recuperate from it.

    Maybe go back to these:

    Much more specifically:

    I honestly don’t understand your post. It is just a picture, and you come across so incredibly condescending just for the sake of being condescending.

    I mean, we can break down a number of story elements if you want, such as the fact that who she may have been fighting wouldn’t have a problem trying to kill her, while consequently she wouldn’t be willing to do the same. If you’d follow that, you could guess that by being forced to subdue them without maiming or murdering them she wouldn’t get any of their blood on her, while simultaneously getting ripped up a bit.

    Even without going into whatever hypotheticals may exist on a splash page, the bottom line is that you had nothing constructive to say in that post, and have no credentials to back up your criticisms. Where have you seen your share of crime scenes? When have you seen the crime scene survivors? What world experience do you have that could possibly change the fact that you are still reading someone else’s work and being disrespectful? When did the authors of this comic ask you provide forensic expertise to them? What have you produced that gives you the ability to critique someone else’s effort in an entirely negative and frankly sort of bitchy manner?

    “I’ve seen my share of crime scenes and survivors of them.”
    So what? So have I. I think anyone with a computer can become just as qualified as you and I, and despite that, I don’t go to someone else’s body of work and disrespect them. Who cares how many crime scenes you have scene? Who exactly is it you are trying to establish a line of credibility with?

    Erika summed it up. It is a cover Laura did while learning to make blood spatter. Are you so insecure with your own accomplishments that you have to belittle someone else for taking the time to try and learn something new, let alone practice it?

    It is an illustration, for a work of fiction that you were not brought on as a technical consultant for. Get over yourself.

  • Syncline on April 14, 2013 at 11:50 PM

    Hey, look, mod text. We’re not going here. The argument is stopping now. Anyone with questions may direct them to I suggest a courteous tone if you would like a reply. Everyone may consider themselves warned. Now anyone whose life is so blessed that someone being mean on the internet is a big deal can give thanks for their good fortune and move on.

  • Evan on April 11, 2013 at 10:12 PM

    No, the swarm of destructo-bots that she was fighting don’t have blood. Her shoes got oil stains on them, though.

  • Syncline on April 12, 2013 at 9:48 AM

    Well, it’s a good theory so let’s go with that.

  • MarkD on April 13, 2013 at 1:08 AM

    Hope you’re having fun in my town. Did you see the suggestions for pubs I left in the forum?

  • Laura on April 14, 2013 at 9:12 PM

    Haven’t had time just yet. Keeping an eye on the nieces and nephews is pretty exhausting, not to mention the heat. I’ll try though. Also going be spending a day or so in savannah on the way back up north, so I have to research places to be there too. Then it’s back to Michigan and to life. Job one will be trying to find a damn job.

    Oh god everything about me hurts so much right now.

  • David on April 16, 2013 at 3:04 PM

    “Oh god everything about me hurts so much right now.”

    Laura, please remember that you are supposed to be bringing Val’s exploits to life through pencil and ink, rather than a live-action re-enactment.

  • Cyggles on April 4, 2016 at 4:44 PM

    Looks like she was fighting robots.

  • Greywolf1963 on February 15, 2021 at 6:26 AM

    Why do I get the feeling that Val knows exactly how much of a pain it is to get blood from a scalp wound washed out of hair. ER rooms never seem to get the clean up complete.

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