This week we learned about the final fate of Terra Nova operative, Jeb Arronfeld. I honestly wouldn’t shed many tears for him. Not only was he responsible for abusing Firaxil and Crystal when they were children. He also played a role in the kidnapping of Firaxil’s parents when their ship crashed landed on his “farm” in Kentucky. See Starbolts #355 and #356 to find out what happened to his accomplice. I still say Firaxil took it well all things considered. Then again the big guy was not in his right mind at the time.
His partner in crime got the justice he deserved. Now Jeb shares his fate. However, these weren’t the only crimes of Jeb Arronfeld. There are some that are just too icky to even put in the comic and I’ve put some icky things in there. The man was not shy about his leering at Crystal and lusting after her. Crystal noticed it early on and Ruby even tried to get him to stop. It didn’t always work. Jeb felt that she wasn’t really his daughter so it was okay to have the feelings he had despite the fact that Terra Nova had the two pretend to be her parents. Expect this to be brought up when Crystal confronts Ruby. There’s definitely more to the story.
Leonids value honor above all else and Arronfeld paid the price for his ignorance. You never insult a species that prides itself on honor. The way I see it, he made some offhand remark to the cat-like alien and the next day he got stabbed through the heart. That was a painful lesson to learn. At least there was some poetic justice to his death since he did abduct two innocent Inobe dignitaries and faked their deaths.
Crystal’s reaction was honestly the best one I could think of because she’s definitely right to have a cold reaction to her death. She has been kind of cold, hasn’t she? Hmm….Perhaps she should talk to her sister about that. Where could Sara be? Hopefully, Firaxil is right in that she’ll appear when everyone least expects it. Time will tell! More action is coming your way next week!
The Starbolts are off on their hunt for the Xazes! Will they be able to find the Agents of S.T.A.R. and stop Smythe and Ruby? Let's hope so. They don't know that Elisabeth is also with them. So, they assume this is a two person operation. I think they're going to be surprised that Ruby has an army of prisoners at her command AND Elisabeth King as well. Yeah, there's gonna be some trouble.
I do like how the talk Crystal and Yeena had turned out. Crystal was bound to be upset at last week's revelation where it turned out the woman who raised her was none other than her real mom's archenemy, Masque. That's a tough one to deal with since she grew up idolizing her own mother and to be raised by Masque is just something she just can't deal with. However, she will deal with it in her own way. It's a guarantee that sparks are going to fly. I don't think it'll be a happy conversation!
With Yeena being a telepath, she can sense peoples' emotional state. This makes it easy for people to talk to her. Many of the Starbolts confide in her and she often shares her wisdom with the group. It's good that the team has someone to confide in. Lord knows they need someone like her right about now!
Crystal definitely has some strong feelings about how she was raised by that terrorist organization. It might just come to a head and now that our heroine has limitless magical abilities, who knows what she’ll do. One thing’s for sure, she has every right to be angry. What she does with that feeling is up to her. Either way, I think Ruby better be careful what buttons she pushes…..
I guess you could say things have gone from bad to worse for our heroes now that Smythe and his cohorts have initiated a jailbreak and freed Ruby Arronfeld and several of her fellow inmates. Don't feel too bad about her husband, Jeb. Chances are he looked at a surly alien the wrong way and ended up dead in the exercise yard. It happened quick and it happened not long after their arrival at the Inobe pen. Can't say he'll be missed!
I picked some random aliens for the transporter effect. I dunno if we’ll actually see them when the Starbolts finally catch up to the Gaea. We’ll see. Suffice it to say the relationship with the Inobe are a little shaky but not as bad as Danar is making it out to be. He tends to over-exaggerate and Crystal rightfully put him in his place.
As far as her parents go, it seems something is sapping Stan's magical energy and that's why he can't teleport out of there. Something may also be heightening Andrea's emotions. It's hard to say right now. But, all will be revealed in time.
Crystal's still dealing with the revelation from last comic so I don't think she's up for dealing with Danar at the moment. That's why she lashed out. It was definitely called for because Danar is a jerk. She'll have some time to breathe next comic and have a talk with a friend.
Wow! There are quite a few reveals this week, huh? There are bound to be more surprises around the corner. For now let’s just unpack what we have here. First off we have the revelation that the ship that crashed and was sent to Area 51 was an Aquan vessel attempting to find help since Aquarius was under Mosqukatara rule. The bugs ruled the planet for several decades and was liberated when the queen was killed. You can see the final battle in Starbolts #467 and Starbolts #468. In the daces before that, Criam sent soldiers out into the Alpha quadrant looking for help. One ship unfortunately made its way to Earth and well….the results speak for themselves.
As it happens, the facility where the ship was built and where the aliens were taken was actually the place where Sara and Crystal were born. Their future caretaker, Cece, visited the same facility in October of 1983 when her brain was zapped by Zarantha and she became the pair’s nanny. You can see the action in Starbolts #551. Looks like a desk was conveniently added to the room in the intervening decades. That was nice of Terra Nova. Too bad about the smell. I’m not sure what it could be. Might just be bad ventilation for all we know.
Finally, it looks like Ruby was Andrea’s old nemesis, Masque. This unfortunately means that the villain carried Lady Liberty’s baby. I don’t think Ruby did it out of the kindness of her heart, though. No. She did it because she wanted the child to grow up to kill Lady Liberty. The tables have turned and now Crystal is Lady Liberty. She’s not happy to learn that Ruby was Lady Liberty’s arch nemesis. But, it is cool that Sara and Crystal were born on Halloween. This makes them Scorpios. That would explain so, so much, wouldn’t it?
Jack looks comfortable in his role as Iron Eagle. He’s definitely going to be put to the test. Running damage control is one thing. Going up against an old “friend” will be something else. So much stuff going on this week. I do wonder how Sara’s doing and how she’ll react to the news that Clive didn’t deliver her. Time will tell, my friends!
You knew this was coming. Jack was on the road to becoming the new Iron Eagle and the destruction of the mansion really kicked it into high gear. Snake has no idea what he's in for now that his old "friend" has embraced his grandfather's legacy. This was something Terra Nova feared and why they tried to kill him on D.I.S.C.O.R.D. island all those years ago. Snake is in some deep trouble!
I think the conversation between Scarlett and Anya was pretty good. It's not often someone gets to talk to their boyfriend's dead ex. Not too awkward at all AND they at least have that shared love for Jack in common. So, that works. He's lucky he has two ladies looking out for him. And the best part is that Scarlett and Anya don't have hard feelings toward each other. Anya has to do what Scarlett can't and just be there for Jack. She will. Count on it!
Now, about that ship Holly mentioned. We know that Terra Nova hasn't shied away from using alien tech before. They did have Firaxil's parents captured. The alien ship is not Inobe. However, the ship did belong to a race we have seen before in the comic. No spoilers yet. But, sufficed it to say, people are not going to be happy.
Why would Terra Nova use alien tech, though? All will be revealed soon. It's just interesting that a terrorist group like that would use technology from an alien ship to suit their needs. Interesting, indeed. The question is who owned that ship and will the Starbolts be able to find it? Stay tuned!
See ya next time for more damage control! And doesn’t Jack look spiffy in red, white and blue?
Wow! Things have certainly escalated for our heroes haven’t they? The Dastara mansion was unceremoniously demolished and it looks like Cobra has teamed up with none other than Elisabeth King, the former head of Terra Nova. Yeah. I’d say the Starbolts definitely have their hands full in this story arc. Jack and Crystal already have an axe to grind with Snake. Can you imagine how they’re going to react when they find out Elisabeth was the one helping him? Oof. Heads are gonna roll for sure.
Andrea was definitely right to be angry with Elisabeth. That one lady made it her mission to deny her her children. We’ll probably get to the reason why sooner or later. She’s not the only one from Andrea’s past who may make an appearance. I can’t say any more. But, you can imagine that she won’t be too happy to see that person again.
Snake is definitely out for revenge here. This goes back to that quick conversation Scarlett had with Crystal a few comics ago. You can’t let revenge consume you. If you do, you’ll end up never feeling satisfied. Crystal will take those words to heart. Meanwhile, I think Jack will probably up his game and become Iron Eagle a lot sooner thank expected. Will it happen? Well, his former best friend forced his hand. So, I would say….Yes.
As far as the mansion goes, it’ll be replaced and built back better than ever. They may need to make some adjustments to the old arc reactor. A few more security measures would be a good thing. Not to mention a fail-safe or two. Jenna did some quick thinking and saved her mother’s armor while everyone else saved her father’s armors. Look for some character drama next week. Let’s hope our heroes can find their parents before it’s too late!
It took some doing and now Pegasus’s memory subroutines are finally unscrambled and it looks like the one who scrambled them in the first place was none other than Richard Smythe aka Cobra. Who didn’t see that one coming? 😉 Obviously, the Starbolts and the Agents are all in danger. What other plots has the snake cooked up for our heroes? Whatever they are, they can’t be good!
Can you just imagine what Norad uploaded into his father’s database? He caught him up to speed on ten years of Starbolts adventures. He missed out on M’anta, Aquita and Shrall’s parents joining the Agents of S.T.A.R. Had he been incapacitated in a year or so, he’d have probably taken those two hostage. He was only able to take Crystal because of her genetic similarities to her parents, Stan and Andrea.
Either way, Pegasus is back and is ready to help the Starbolts with any problems Cobra might throw at them. You can bet that the “Parental Directive” is going to also see some slight tweaks here and there once this mission is over and done and their parents are found. Here’s hoping they’re found soon because something big is on the horizon. Stay tuned!