Here’s what 2007 me had to say about this strip: “I think I wanted to fly too. Obviously the real trick would be to be able to fly and turn invisible, so no one would spot you doing it and lock you in some government lab. Damn government. Always trying to keep the flying man down.” You tell ’em, 2007 me.
And that brings us to the end of our first chapter or part or episode or whatever word makes sense for “first chunk of story.” Something I wanted to do with Solid Metal Override is have the freedom to tell sightly longer chunks of narrative, rather than being bound so tightly to single page-length episodes as I was with a lot of Ghosts. Tune in next week for the beginning of Chunk Two.
Fun fact: Brain Fist originally came out on Tuesdays. Tuesday has always been my preferred day for new weekly webcomics to go live. I think chiefly because if I’m ever down to the wire on getting a new strip done, I know if I need it I can usually take a chunk of Monday to get the strip finished.
Well there you go – I’m sure Tachelock will be on his best behaviour for the rest of the series.
Looking at this strip today, I’m struck by how neat that little line leading to the piece of paper with the dot on the end of it looks. Nice design, past-me! I’m wondering though, did past-me make that up himself, or did he steal it from another comic somewhere? Sadly my notes for this strip just reveal that I was excited to have reached the 90th Brain Fist episode and also that I had “managed to fit five strips into the shortest month of the year. Eat it, February!” It was a simpler time.
And with Mechra’s arrival, the gang is finally all here. I’m sure they’re all going to get along just swimmingly!
Sometimes you just need to come at a problem from a different direction, driving a large armoured vehicle.
And the fourth member of our cast makes his appearance! One more to go – tune in next week to meet her!
On getting this strip ready for re-publication this week I spotted that I’d left the second “a” out of “maniac.” It’s always good to fix errors like this in a timely manner like, say, 14 years after the original date of publication.
So with our first “normal sized” episode you will have discovered that Solid Metal Override is composed around normal, print-comic dimensions (because… well, basically I just felt like working that way with this series). But if you prefer your webcomics to be a bit more screen-friendly in their layout then fear not! Because you can also read the series every week in an infinite canvas format over at Webtoon. See? Problem solved!