Origin of the Species: BugBear, part 4

24th Jun 2020, 9:06 AM
Origin of the Species: BugBear, part 4
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Cartoonist_at_Large 24th Jun 2020, 9:06 AM
If memory serves, this 'bonus page' wasn't initially part of my plan for the BugBear origin story: it was simply going to finish with the end of the police interview, and that was that. However, the mention of the FSPD and the Urban Vigilantes teaming up to track him down in said interview made me want to explore how that played out; and what better way to do so (that wasn't simply a snarky police incident report or something) than a newspaper article from The NooseCorp Times? Love me a bit of satire, after all.... Presenting the battle from the perspective of a somewhat biased - and clearly woefully slow on the uptake - current affairs journalist allowed me to show how both meta-human activities in general and the FSPD and Urban Vigilantes in particular were percieved in the Culverburg community (not favourbly, by the looks of things); as well as how thoroughly the relentless weirdness of their world has desensitized the public to, shall we say, irregularities in the stories of those they DO champion. In addition to adding even more background detail to BugBear's origin story, this article also answers a particularly important question: how did he come to join the forces of S.C.U.M, anyway?