This page is not especially visually exciting, but I needed to speed up the production of the page a bit to make up for my weekend trip last week. Normally that middle panel would have cut to a very sooty Sydney, but we’ll catch up with her soon.

Deus’s idea of adding to the disk, presumably with the use of geokinetics, is a slippery fucking slope in a world with superpowers. Can you imagine some American Secretary of… I don’t know, Parks and Rec deciding that he wants America to have the world’s tallest mountain, so he hires a geokinetic to add 1,700 meters to Mount McKinley? Over the course of a decade, I mean. All at once would be just silly. Or someone decides to widen/heighten the worlds second widest/tallest waterfall, or any number of things? The 7 natural wonders of the world would turn into 12 then 35 then suddenly Rhode Island has the world’s tallest-to-circumference-ratio plateau with a rotating restaurant on top, and the Grand Canyon is so deep they needed to install a quarter mile of glass in the bottom so you can see the magma and then aliens come to Earth and they’re like “Uh, what is happening here?”

And all that is ignoring the kind of mischief that hydro/geokinetics could get up to by changing the course of rivers and fucking with borders. If particular treaties define borders by the path of a river… there may or may not be provisions in there for the rivers naturally changing course, which seems like something you’d want to audit every, I dunno, 40 years or so? What I don’t imagine is in most border treaties is provisions for someone artificially changing the course of a river. Shit, actually that may well be Deus’s next land acquisition ploy.

Sydney’s idea of smothering a fire while keeping a bubble of oxygen around herself would work, I think, if the bubble was quite large and she could keep the oxygen well away from the actual ignition point. Normally this would be crazy to try, but since the Atmo-Orb allows her to create a pocket of air that won’t disperse, I think it would work out. I’d still recommend one of those foil fire retardant suits and a self contained breathing apparatus the first few times she tried it though. And by judging by the size of the fires in the background there, this is not an ideal test bed.

Turning sand into glass takes just north of 3,000F. The melting point of obsidian is only around 1,000F, so I guess the edges of Sydney’s little work of art there should look pretty interesting. In the meantime, all the grassland and anything else that isn’t straight up dirt that’s caught on the edge is going to burn for a while. Though with the disk only being ~4 inches plus or minus 1 inch thick, it’s going to cool off pretty quickly, (they’re all standing near the middle, which is where Sydney started) and I imagine will result in a shitload of cracks with very few large slabs. Honestly it’ll probably be a pretty dangerous tourist attraction if people are allowed to just hike over it.

The August Vote Incentive is up!

I’m a big fan of John Byrne’s run on “The Sensational She Hulk” and the imminent show looks very Sensational influenced. Therefore, I was inspired to draw some buff (pun intended) She Hulk, and threw in Red She Hulk for fun. Also, a wild Sydney for scale. Enjoy them posing in various outfits and lack thereof over at Patreon.


Double res version will be posted over at Patreon. Feel free to contribute as much as you like.