Your Rubicon Moment of the Day, Episode 4

Well, since Admiral DMC McKeever asked for it, it's time for another installment of fun with Antarctic Press's The Sentinels: Rubicon! And if you don't like it, um, he outranks me, it's all his fault.

Today we look at the next batch of panels over from last time, as the poker game continues.

Let's ignore for the moment the fact that the woman's name is Featherhead. Look at the two long-haired dudes in headbands. One of these men is J.C. The other is Lancer. The art is so vague that not only is it unclear which of these guys is which, there's even a possibility they might be the same guy. After all, the two panels here are no more different than any other two panels on this page and the one previous that feature a long-haired guy with a headband. Every time I think I know who I'm looking at, another piece of evidence points me the other direction. Nothing makes any sense anymore! AAAAARGH!!

Also, Featherhead's breasts appear to be the size of her head.

Oh, and the dialogue's still crap.

What say you, SD Breetai?

I know how you feel. I was dumbstruck the first time I read it, too. It is just that bad.

What do YOU, the viewers at home, think?


  • Don't get it.

    By Anonymous sdf1macross, at 02 May, 2006 23:23  

  • I think I just cleared things up. By which I mean making things even murkier.

    Hell, I'm so turned around now I don't even know which way's up anymore. Sentinels: Rubicon will do that to a person.

    By Blogger Jonathan, at 02 May, 2006 23:49  

  • Yeah, but the covers were cool!

    By Blogger Ryan Prinkey, at 03 May, 2006 12:25  

  • Have the dialogue not make much sense, name a girl "Featherhead", put in a clone of Lancer . . .

    Yep! A sure-fire recipe for a great comic! :p

    By Anonymous redrain85, at 03 May, 2006 20:26  

  • please stop the pain!

    By Anonymous Odyn, at 04 May, 2006 18:29  

  • I was working at Antarctic Press back in the mid-nineties, and I remember seeing the original pencilled art pages when they first came in. The artwork was great -- but the inker butchered the artwork terribly - the finished product was almost unrecognizable. Such a shame.

    When AP picked up the Robotech license, Ben Dunn vowed that he would never, ever, EVER let the Waltrip brothers work on a Robotech comic book, ever again. He had some sort of irrational hatred from them, dating back to some event from years past. But that left the long-running Sentinels comic in a limbo -- the comic book the Waltrips had spent the majority of their comics career was close to its conclusion, but that all came to a screeching halt when everything was transferred from Acid Rain to Antarctic. The Rubicon comic series was conceived and written as a seven-part comic series to wrap up all the loose ends of the series, but only two issues were published before Harmony Gold yanked the Robotech license away from AP. I view it more of a mercy killing than anything else. While the AP guys had the best intentions when they bought the license (they had all these neat ideas at first, but nothing really caught fire), it was so woefully mismanaged and incompetently handled, it was really for the best when Harmony Gold cut them off. Oh well.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 06 May, 2006 21:50  

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