Ifrit suddenly finds himself wishing he wasn’t holding a highly conductive baton.
Ifrit’s set his sights on Markesha, and it’s not looking good.
(Content Notice: Blood, Murder) Ifrit gives no mercy, even to his own.
The baton is Ifrit’s favored weapon. While other officers in the HSF leaned toward firearms, Ifrit found he enjoyed the more personal approach. HSF batons were usually used for last ditch effort crowd control measures. Each is made of collapsible metal, and depending on the bearers strength can deal blows that can split skin or fracture skulls. Ifrit went above and beyond, commissioning a special baton with a hand crafted bayonet hidden inside.
Ifrit doesn’t take kindly to those who run from his fight.
To run away from a battle has grave consequences for HSF deserters who are caught. In the mind of the current HSF leadership, your troops are only as strong as their weakest link, and weakness is not tolerated.
Markesha’s quick thinking works, but there’s still the problem of freeing her boss and all the other prisoners the team weren’t planning on!
The charges released from Markesha’s gloves are little more than seriously souped up tasers. Though they have the ability to send shocks of energy outward, no amount of wishful thinking will change the laws of electricity.
Markesha takes an L in the form of a left hook, but will the pack recharge in time?
Markesha’s improvising on the fly as her pack power level dips low.
The standard HSF uniform helmet was originally designed during the WayCross War, and held to a very high standard of battle ready technology. Since the wars end, the old helmets were discontinued due to the high cost of manufacturing and put into storage for safe keeping. While the design stayed consistent, the materials for the helmets changed making them drastically less effective. HSF officers regularly complain about the helmets visors which can crack or even shatter (making for rather gruesome eye injuries).
We’re returning to the story, but still stand in solidarity with those fighting every day for justice. All. Black. Lives. Matter.
Markesha uses quick thinking to knock her attacker back, but keeping one step ahead is proving a little difficult.
The bubble of anti-gravity the Pack generates has been a point of frustration for Audrey to explain for many years. Language barrier aside, much of others ideas of how anti-gravity technology works is limited to what they see or read in media. The key point she has to drive home more often than not is that a lack of Gravity doesn’t mean velocity stops working.
For the lives already lost.
For justice yet to be secured.
For the peace yet to be found.
This week we want to feature an interview by two of the incredible collaborators on the upcoming Short Circuits Anthology. Watch artist Takeia Marie and writer Robert Jeffrey II on the NERDSoul YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fzQifFLBVY8&feature=youtu.be
This week we’re taking a moment to post a simple reminder. Every day, always, and forever, Black Lives Matter.
George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, David McAtee. These were people who mattered. They should not have died. Our comic is and always has been against the ideals of fascism, racism, and white supremacy. The story of Kamikaze is set in a fascist state where a woman of color becomes, effectively, a super-powered antifa agent. This comic will ALWAYS be political at its heart.
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Stay Safe, Stay Strong.