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The Starcaster Chronicles 09.08

October 14, 2021 by Tim


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GUNnibal
GUNnibal
4 days ago

Kamee HAMEEE…

Jon
Jon
3 days ago
Reply to  GUNnibal

HAAAAAAAAA

Vedrit
Vedrit
3 days ago
Reply to  Jon

AAAAAAAAAAAAA

Dr.Synth
Dr.Synth
3 days ago
Reply to  Vedrit

“NEXT YEAR ON DRAGONBALL Z”, AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

Lauren
Lauren
3 days ago

I’m curious how space rules work for these guys – can their species just be in space unprotected like that? Or is it a starcaster thing? Or is it like a safety bubble around the ship thing?

ocramot
ocramot
3 days ago
Reply to  Lauren

You can clearly see he has a suit and he’s putting a helmet on in panel 3

John Swift
John Swift
3 days ago
Reply to  ocramot

Yep but it appears his left hand is exposed. Based on the burns Cort got im guessing it would destroy any gloves anyways so im guessing the starcaster is gonna help out his hand.
Kinda surprised this wasnt plan A tho so I wonder if theres more of a drawback to using the Starcaster.

anonymouse hawk
anonymouse hawk
3 days ago
Reply to  John Swift

its kind of not a good idea to use the biggest gun right away. while these guys didnt plan on fighting the federation in force, if they had gone with using the death star nuking with the starcaster, the first reinforcements to rush up would have been the federation starcasters. note they used the plural term to describe the federation big gun. how many starcasters does the federation have? enough to win a “who has the bigger “gun” fight” if you whip yours out too soon against them.

Dorander
Dorander
2 days ago

If memory serves it was established in an earlier comic that the Federation has two, the Draenglex *claim* they have two but in reality they have one, which is why they want the one that’s now on Cort’s arm so badly.

Atros
Atros
3 days ago
Reply to  John Swift

I’d imagine the major drawback in using it in large scale warfare is that after the first beam you’ve got the attention of the entire enemy fleet and are basically the epitome of a glass cannon. So you’ve really gotta blast and bail.

NotATim
NotATim
3 days ago
Reply to  Atros

Another probable drawback: The enemy has Starcasters too, so you might need to save your Starcaster to deal with theirs. If you waste too much energy blasting random ships, you risk running out when an enemy Starcaster attacks you.

ReyMonoArdilla
ReyMonoArdilla
3 days ago
Reply to  John Swift

The starcaster will help repair any damage due to vacuum exposure (which would mostly be the extreme cold anyway). The whole reason Cort got his jammed on his forearm in the first place was to repair some bullet wounds. And I believe the explicit reason it heals is because channelling all that power does hurt the wielder, so there would logically be a risk involved with using it to soon after a previous use or for too great a duration or (if this is a fictional universe that cares about the Hayflick limit) to frequently in general.

Rex Vivat
Rex Vivat
3 days ago
Reply to  ReyMonoArdilla

I mean, if you look at the page when Cort last used it again and pay attention to the state of his hand, it seems the damage starts immediately.

Marsh
Marsh
3 days ago
Reply to  ReyMonoArdilla

I remember that chapter a bit. Though why did Nyra (sp?) tear off her own arm in that incident? Was it related to the Starcaster too?

Giraldi
Giraldi
3 days ago
Reply to  Marsh

If I’m remembering right, it’s because the starcaster was in the backpack she was wearing, and her damaged arm was in the way of getting the backpack off quickly

Marsh
Marsh
1 day ago
Reply to  Giraldi

Thanks!

Alno
Alno
3 days ago
Reply to  ReyMonoArdilla

Just to fight common misconceptions: Space is not actually cold. Not in the “freezing fast” kind of way at least. Vacuum is the best single-“material” thermal isolator there is, since the only way to transfer heat in it is radiation. And that is by far the slowest method of heat transfer. So while you recieve less heat than you radiate and you will freeze eventually (after you die), it is so slow that your internal heat production outpaces it (while you are alive). Also, vacuum technically doesn’t even have a temperature at all, since that is an attribute that only… Read more »

ReyMonoArdilla
ReyMonoArdilla
2 days ago
Reply to  Alno

Yeah, that makes sense actually, so I looked it up. Apparently the biggest threat (aside from the obvious lack of air, which wouldn’t be a problem in this specific instance) would be ebullism, where the lack of pressure lowers the boiling point of one’s bodily fluids causing tissue swelling, hemorrhaging, and possible gas bubble emoblisms in one’s blood stream.

Bill the Cat
Bill the Cat
3 days ago
Reply to  ReyMonoArdilla

I had to do some research about the dangers of vacuum for a gaming session a while back. I was a bit surprised that what they teach in movies is mostly wrong.

https://sitn.hms.harvard.edu/flash/2013/space-human-body/

Bill the Cat
Bill the Cat
3 days ago
Reply to  ReyMonoArdilla
HonoredMule
HonoredMule
3 days ago
Reply to  ocramot

I’d personally rather be done putting it on before stepping outside.

Lucos
Lucos
3 days ago
Reply to  HonoredMule

Yeah.. but you’re not wearing a Starcaster either.

Michael
Michael
3 days ago
Reply to  HonoredMule

I think he did, and was adjusting the HUD or voice-com.

Mnemnosyne
Mnemnosyne
3 days ago
Reply to  Lauren

It’s got to be shields holding in atmosphere or something, based on the fact that his cape is billowing.

Unless, I suppose, those gadgets on the end of his cape are cape-billowers that tug the cape around to make it billow dramatically regardless of wind or atmosphere.

Last edited 3 days ago by Mnemnosyne
Marsh
Marsh
3 days ago
Reply to  Mnemnosyne

It’s his Reiatsu. Sheesh, that word is hard to spell

Urazz
Urazz
3 days ago
Reply to  Mnemnosyne

If anything, cloaks would move a whole lot more in Zero G because there is not gravity to affect the movement caused by the person’s shoulders and back. They wouldn’t billow like they would in the wind but you can bet they would move around for sure.

Vukodlak
Vukodlak
3 days ago
Reply to  Urazz

I think that metal ridge at the bottom is some kind of technology to make his cape billow correctly just to make him look cool.

Illsteward
Illsteward
2 days ago
Reply to  Vukodlak

Ah yes… The cool-o-nator!

Merendel
Merendel
3 days ago
Reply to  Urazz

It would be more likely that once it started moving back and upward like that that it would continue to move around the attachment point and end up wraping around your head. it would depend a bit on how stiff the fabric was. A stiffer one would tend to spring back to a specific position, more flexable and its going to be constantly trying to wrap around you. Either way a cape is probably the least practical garment to have in zeroG.

ShonaSoF
ShonaSoF
3 days ago

Time for one of those sweeping anime-style lasers that leaves a trail of explosions a second or two later?

Gonfrask
Gonfrask
3 days ago

In fact, the most ships the federation send, the bigger the lost…this show a poor coordination from the Federation, because if you know what a starcaster does, you should give priority to your own members to arrive and while follow the enemy fleet and perhaps delay it with…”aceptable losses and sacrifices”

Robert
Robert
3 days ago

Ah. The shit-eel is about to get real.

Kasey
Kasey
3 days ago

Oh hey, the cover shot

Marcus
Marcus
3 days ago
Reply to  Kasey

ohhh shit yea! well picked.

Faux Pas
Faux Pas
3 days ago

Why is the cape billowing?

Preaction
3 days ago
Reply to  Faux Pas

His Starcaster loves drama

Urazz
Urazz
3 days ago
Reply to  Faux Pas

The cloak is not billowing in the traditional sense. It’s moving because it’s connected to his back/shoulders so the cloak would move more in Zero G from his shoulder and back moving. Cloaks do this in planet as well but not nearly as much because of gravity pulling them down.

Michael
Michael
3 days ago
Reply to  Faux Pas

Every exploding ship loses all the air that was keeping occupants alive; with so many doing this at once, I wouldn’t be surprised.

Me-me
Me-me
3 days ago
Reply to  Faux Pas

Same reason the american flag waved when stuck in the moon. Momentum and inertia.

GraySkye
GraySkye
3 days ago
Reply to  Me-me

Wasn’t that stage magic?
Joking obviously, though I do like someone elses comment of it being tech for dramatic effect

ShonaSoF
ShonaSoF
2 days ago
Reply to  Faux Pas

Momentum and mass dictate which way the fabric moves. Its not going to stay still unless it’s rigid.

The REAL issue is that with the wrong movement there’s nothing to stop it from swinging up and over the wearer’s face or tangling an arm.

chargersfan
chargersfan
3 days ago

If this were a comedy, I could imagine this guy walking out into space singing along to some music. What would be the funniest song to play as the soundtrack?

Sugar Sugar by the Archies was the first thing to jump into my head. Also, Here I go Again by Whitesnake would be pretty good. Anyone else have a better suggestion?

Mike
Mike
3 days ago
Reply to  chargersfan

‘Indiscriminate Murder Is Counter-Productive’ by Machinae Supremacy

NotATim
NotATim
3 days ago
Reply to  chargersfan

Staying Alive, for obvious ironic reasons.

Ideally sync it so that the chorus overlaps with the (presumably) incoming starcaster blasting.

Jacob
Jacob
3 days ago
Reply to  NotATim

Boom by P.O.D.

The intro makes a good “getting dressed” anthem, chorus kicks in just in time for carnage…

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iSpQKRCndXQ

Last edited 3 days ago by TheTrussel
Core E
Core E
3 days ago
Reply to  chargersfan

Space Lord – Monster Magnet

Robert
Robert
3 days ago
Reply to  chargersfan

“No more Mr. Nice Guy”?

ShonaSoF
ShonaSoF
2 days ago
Reply to  chargersfan

The Lollipop song
Never Gonna Give You Up
Circle of Life
Banana Boat Song
Friday
Leave it to Beaver theme