Let’s recap. Prince Xizor was being a dick to Vader throughout Shadows of the Empire, but Vader didn’t know just how far the pheromone prince was prepared to go. Thanks to Vader’s little pal, Jix, who was taking a break from background roles in Mad Max movies, the Dark Lord learns that Xizor was trying to discredit him in the eyes of the Emperor by murdering his son, Luke Skywalker. Maybe Vader also sensed what Xizor tried to do to his daughter. Whatever the reason, Vader didn’t have time for Xizor’s shit anymore.
Xizor’s death occurs offscreen when his Skyhook blows up. But Vader wanted to deliver his message personally in our version of events. It seemed more satisfying to us. The image of the Skyhook in today’s strip was photo-manipulated from the 3D mesh and render by Velseen.
Top 5 Interwebs has ranked Blue Milk Special their #1 webcomic! Yay! Thank you, Top 5! Check out their other webcomic recommendations and why not leave them a comment with your own list?
On a separate note, how about reading BMS on your phone or tablet? A few weeks ago I posted about the Comic Rocket App for Droid that you can download from the Google Play Store. The app is great, but it’s not the only one out there… Thanks to Angelo Mollame, Blue Milk Special is one of the first webcomic strips on the new Carbon Webcomic Reader.
Carbon Webcomic Reader is also available from the Play store for Droid users. The app differs in that it only downloads the webcomic strip itself, and doesn’t waste time downloading the whole website. This speeds up reading of your favorite webcomics. Admittedly, I like to think that some of my blog entries are interesting, but I do support the idea of people being able to have ease of use on their mobile devices when a good signal is sometimes hard to find.
Been there myself! Here’s a word from Angelo Mollame:
“While writing Carbon, I focused on all the features that I found lacking in the other web comic readers. Most of all, I focused on two features that are critical in a comic reader designed for portable devices like smartphones and tablets, which usually have limited bandwidth and small screens:
Download times. Carbon reduces download times by just downloading the comic strip, and nothing else. This allows Carbon to run smoothly even on devices with limited bandwidth.
Strip viewing. Carbon allows the user to use the entire screen to visualize what he is, after all, most interested in when browsing comics: the strip itself. This is another reason why Carbon only downloads the comic strip, and nothing else. This gives the user a great reading experience even on devices with very small screens.”
Try out Carbon Webcomic Reader and test drive this speedy little app. I’m sure Angelo and webcomic readers will appreciate improved reading experiences with your help and feedback.