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Ep. 3 Act 4 Page 6: Make It Work

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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).

Ep. 3 Act 4 Page 5: Bodied

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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.

Always

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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.

Team Kamikaze stands with Black Lives Matter. Support BLM and the protestors by donating to any of the vetted  organizations here: https://tinyurl.com/ycxuo3m5.

Find out how you can be helpful in the fight by checking out a helpful how-to document here: bit.ly/BlackLivesAction
Stay Safe, Stay Strong.

Ep. 3 Act 4 Page 4: The Gun, The Gun, The Gun

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Markesha’s staring down an empty barrel, but that doesn’t mean the dangers past.
Ammunition among the HSF Lattice guards used to be free for the taking. A guard could take as many weapons and ammo as they wanted, resulting in prisoners being guarded by HSF guards armed to the teeth. It was almost a game to see who could do their job with the most weapons strapped onto their backs. One would think a well armed guard is a good thing, but this was proven to be a Bad Idea(TM) during a prison riot 20 years ago. Prisoners drugged the guards, took their plethora of weapons and the keys releasing EVERYONE inside. The convicts fought their way out of the Lattice, though the East Gate Halo Security check point, into the Outer City and then disappeared like dust on the wind.

Ever since, all weapon and ammo requests deemed “excessive” are docked from their pay at a vigorous hourly rate.

Ep. 3 Act 4 Page 2: Dust and Cover

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Markesha’s made her move, but Ifrit’s got more firepower.

The Wall Run is a move that took Markesha the longest to figure out. She knew she could do it, but the problem was HOW. Practicing on the side of street level walls, it took Markesha a good week to make progress. She finally got it down, just as neighbors finally got fed up with the thumps, bangs and cursing outside their residences.

Ep. 3 Act 4 Page 1: Charged Threat

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Act 4 begins as Markesha strikes first!

Leadership within the HSF have grown accustomed to civilians and prisoners reacting in certain, predictable ways. They are to be stomped under a boot until compliance is reached or disposed of. Higher leadership like Ifrit rarely see action of any kind beyond interrogations and executions. Ifrit himself loves the ritual, order and predictability of his position. When a miscreant shows their face he expects them to stay put and die like everyone else. If Ifrit hates anything its unpredictability paired with not being taken seriously.

Hiatus Post – A Very Special Video Hangout!

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Act 4 starts next week, but we’ve got something for y’all to enjoy in the meantime! We recently recorded a virtual hangout with one of our favorite creators: Jeremy Whitley! Watch it here: https://youtu.be/X0Q-MgvlPhU

It’s been a wild and woolly week for Team Kamikaze. Due to some growing concerns over the local spread of COVID19, Alan and Carrie packed up their car and drove from Atlanta up to Northern New England to stay closer to family. Everyone is safe and sound, but we’re all a little wiped energy-wise. We’re looking forward to getting Act 4 off to a roaring start next week!

Don’t forget, we’re still donating ALL profits from our book sales to the Atlanta Community Food Bank! Buy a book or two and help us fight hunger!

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