With the announcement of the new EVE comic series we have here a place for everyone to discuss everything related to Velocity, Dark Horse and the series itself.
As was mentioned in the news item, the first chapter in the four-part series, “Velocity”, can be previewed on the comic’s official landing page, with the full 20-page chapter available to read online through a selection of partners for free! The rest of the series is slated to be released throughout the upcoming year.
My, and many other lore heavy people’s, current assumption is that the comic is, while canon, meant to be sort of baseline(non-capsuleer) media consumption thing in universe, so also not strictly accurate to how things actually work @Drake_Iddon .
My first impressions @CCP_Paragon is that while its off to a rocky start, it has a fair bit of potential, and I’ll give it a fair shake and wait to see where it goes.
Is it just me or does the order of the pages seem wrong?
One pane she crashes into another ship, another she’s tailed by triglavians, the next she’s out of her pod, the pane after that she’s being shot at by the triglavians… I cannot figure out whether I should read from left to right, from right to left or whether there are implicit time jumps in between.
I’m thinking you’re reading the landing page preview by this description. You need to click on the buttons to read the comic, the pdf button opens the comic straight up, others take you to retailer sites where you can get it for free (if you have an account there).
I certainly had my issues with the comic, but more on the way how it portrays being a capsuleer. Some of you guys really get that threatened by a female lead character who gasp might be gay or bi? Grow up ffs.
I love that you’re doing this, and would love to see more. (I even plan on getting into the novels sometime in near future too!)
But in this day and age, I can’t but wish this was available in webtoon format, easily accessible on various screen sizes and orientations. Physical comic books are great, but for someone who cut out physical media completely from his life, I wish for something better than having to pan and zoom with two fingers on a PDF file.
I didn’t realise those 8 pages were a randomised preview for 20 pages. The order of the pages seems a lot more logical now!
Still, I don’t really follow. Some consistency between timelines is missing.
She seems to be switching between memories in the past with her dad when he was alive (where she has curly hair, is flying an Incursus hull ramming it into Brutix hulls) and the current timeline (where she has dreads and is flying a Celestis hull and is being chased by Triglavians). This isn’t consistent though.
page 3-5 (starts at 3) she has dreadlocks and is flying a Celestis hull, watching Triglavians in the present.
page 6-7 she’s remembering the past, has curls and is flying an Incursus ramming it into Brutix hulls in some sort of simulation
page 8 is the present. She’s got dreadlocks, is flying a Celestis hull and is chased by trigs, calling CONCORD for help
page 9-14 she is still being chased by the same three trigs and repeating her message to CONCORD, but now has curls(?) and is flying an Incursus hull(?). Is this supposed to be a second memory timeline? Edit: Yes it probably is! A bit confusing though, we can only tell it’s a very similar situation in a different timeline because of the switch in hairstyle and ship type.
page 15 mid fight she switches back to dreadlocks(?) while her Incursus is getting blown up by the trigs. I don’t even see how this can be explained. Edit: it cannot, it’s likely a mistake by the artist?
page 17 she has her next memory with her dad at page and has curls again (which is consistent with her first memory-pages).
18 till the end shows her personal growth from 17 onward, how not to rely on drugs and not to solo trigs but call for help instead.
One memory timeline crossing the current timeline is fine. Another memory timeline (if I interpreted the switch at page 9 correctly) makes for a confusing story. But then I simply cannot explain how page 15 is supposed to happen.
Is there something else I’m missing or is the story just missing some consistency?
Edit: Figured it out, page 15 is most likely incorrectly showing an Incursus rather than Celestis, which breaks the story. If it were a Celestis instead, she would swap back from her page 9-14 older trig fight memory back to her page 8 timeline and continue this timeline in 16 and 20-22, which makes sense story-wise.
Ugh, this time swapping is confusing enough even without mistakes.
It is a bit disjointed yes, I had a bit of trouble following as well. There appears to be not two but three timelines (past, recent past and present) going on in the story, and the only real clue to this switching is the ship changes and hairstyle changes. I think you’re following the story correctly, but they really switch around too much with the timelines.
Hopefully the next chapters will be more easy to follow.
Yep, after making a helping note for myself with the page numbers, story, ships and hairstyles it seems indeed that there must be at least three timelines.
But if it is so very important to see the difference between timelines based on ship hull and hairstyle, what is page 15 supposed to be?!
There simply is no situation where she’s having dreadlocks while flying an Incursus, unless they have a 4th timeline. (or 5th, if you consider the engagement at the end and the foreshadowing of the big battle at the start separate timelines as the battle in the first pages clearly happens after the engagement at the end of this story).
I think you’re right, page 15 could very well be the moment her memories of her earlier trig chase interlace with her current trig chase.
And instead of making the same mistake as in the past (and in the past past in the simulation with her father), which was to engage solo under influence of drugs, she now decides to do the right thing at page 16 - and calls for aid at page 20, which shows up at page 21.
The big problem is that page 15 incorrectly shows an Incursus, rather than a Celestis.
And that breaks the consistency of the story. Seems like the artist may have to redraw that panel.
The order seems to go 6 7 9 10 11 12 13 14 Page 15 the orange frames are the past (or it is just messed up) then 17 18 19 3 4 8 maybe 15 again 16 20 21 22
clear as mud
Page 15 shows the hair of the present time and the ship of the past. :flipdesk:
On page 10 she reports the first 3 kikimora to a short haired CONCORD lady, on page 20 she seems to return in the long haired version. She calls them CONCORD in the past, EDENCOM in the present EXCEPT on page 20?