Edit Translation

Therapy for Superheroes, Page 12 (A prequel to the #comics character who shoots his author. #becominghero)

Updates Saturdays. Artist Nathan Ssagala.

 

(An informal webcomic in the world of BECOMING HERO, the novel about a comic book character who shoots his author, and the comic book reader who may have to stop him. Great meta superhero fiction for fans of Deadpool, Animal Man, Last Action Hero, Stranger than Fiction, Superboy-Prime, She-Hulk, Cerebrus the Aardvark, AmbushBug, and other author-meeting fourth-wall-breaking “rage against the author” tropists.)

↓ Transcript
Panel 1 (full-width, thin panel, establishing shot)
Mother and Natasha.
Mother: “Honey, you can't graduate if you don't pass history.”
Natasha: “GED. Awesome AP scores. Perfect SAT. College-level experimental physics internship. Do I even need to graduate?”

Panel 2
Mother's disapproving glare.

Panel 3
Natasha looks down.
(Panel 2 and 3 are diagonally arranged across the page, leading into a big half-page spread below)

Panel 4
Natasha leads a group out to help the homeless.
Nat: “I think we should just end World Hunger.”
Girl 1: “What do you mean, end World Hunger? That's not how that works, Nat.”
Nat: “Creative solutions take new minds. Did you know the world's top billionaires have enough money, combined, to provide food for all the world's hungry? Maybe we could start a letter-writing campaign convincing them to pool their resources into Kiva or some other sustainable development solution—we're the Knights of Compassion, after all.”
Girl 1: “Why can't we just be the Service Club?”
Girl 2: “Let Natasha have her crazy name.”
Girl 1: “We sound like a cult.”
Girl 2: “That's what makes it cool!”
Girl 3 (further back): “Did you see his face when I--”
Girl 4 listens attentively to Girl 3, giggling.