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Black Jack

Black Jack

by Seven Rain
(The sprite version of this story has been canceled, and will be heavily remade and concluded, fully hand-drawn and with original character designs, in the future. Please stay tuned, and thank you for your patience and support! I'll never forget the first fanbase I ever had on SJ!)



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The Year is 3210 AD. The world is in turmoil as it's resources dwindle, and the citizens of the few remaining cities are barely able to get by.
Around the time of the Earth's crisis first surfacing, strange forces have begun to appear, and an infection has spread through much of the world...

"EX Disease"; An ailment which causes a Human's DNA structure to change form. From the slightest change of thought patterns to a complete change in the body's structure, often bringing about a "Mechanical" structure instead of organic.

In time the World's most powerful Governments decided to "Exile" all humans who showed signs or symptoms of EX Disease. These unfortunate souls are cast out of the cities, and forced to live in the barren wastelands beyond, until their imminent extermination.

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Black Jack

(The sprite version of this story has been canceled, and will be heavily remade and concluded, fully hand-drawn and with original character designs, in the future. Please stay tuned, and thank you for your patience and support! I'll never forget the first fanbase I ever had on SJ!)



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The Year is 3210 AD. The world is in turmoil as it's resources dwindle, and the citizens of the few remaining cities are barely able to get by.
Around the time of the Earth's crisis first surfacing, strange forces have begun to appear, and an infection has spread through much of the world...

"EX Disease"; An ailment which causes a Human's DNA structure to change form. From the slightest change of thought patterns to a complete change in the body's structure, often bringing about a "Mechanical" structure instead of organic.

In time the World's most powerful Governments decided to "Exile" all humans who showed signs or symptoms of EX Disease. These unfortunate souls are cast out of the cities, and forced to live in the barren wastelands beyond, until their imminent extermination.

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It's been a long time, hasn't it? Almost 9 years since the last post, in fact. Over 10 years since the last real page. If you read Black Jack as it updated when you were 12, you're a grown-ass adult now, likely with a job, bills, and maybe even a family.

Almost 10 years ago, I promised you a remake. Hand-drawn, original characters, refined story. That promise is still alive and well, I've been writing and working on said remake behind the scenes for a long, long time. I'm happy with the direction it's taken and the improvements I've made to my writing, but it's not quite ready. WOE is still my priority, but recently an announcement was made, that Smack Jeeves would be changing. The forums will be purged, custom sites/templates/domains will be no more, and the site will adopt a universal Tapas-esque look and feel, which is quite honestly heart-breaking. This site has been like a second home to me. It's been my life, my passion, and even the place where I found love, in a woman I'll be moving in with come January.

I'm here to say, that the old Black Jack site is no more. This is the final update you will see here. Will WOE continue to begrudgingly update here after the change? Maybe. Will I migrate to Comic Fury and begin posting comics there? Maybe. There's no telling what the future holds, but I am committed to my comics and my universe, one way or another. Black Jack WILL be remade, it may STILL be years away but I won't give up.

With this final update, I want to humbly ask that anyone still hanging around, any bright-eyed readers who either still find joy in these silly little Capcom and NIS sprites, or see the potential in what this story can be in the hands of an author 10 years older and wiser, to follow me on Twitter:

https://twitter.com/EthereaVerse

That is going to be the only reliable place to find any news from me for some time. I know it's messy, and the nature of tweets is very ephemeral, but with all these changes to SJ, I just don't want to leave this comic hanging in the void waiting around for the remake, and Twitter is the one thing that won't be changing or giving me the boot anytime soon. I'll never forget this site, or my readers. This comic was the beginning of a journey to me, and looking back on it now fills me with nostalgia on a level I rarely experience. If any of you are still here: Thank you. I love you all for helping motivate me through my first comic and giving me the drive to begin the experiment that was WOE, and the eventual life-long passion project that is The EthereaVerse.

Today I mark this comic as "Completed", because although the story was not finished, this marks the final upload to the original "Black Jack" comic. Even if I decide to mirror WOE or any future comics here, I need this closure for my own heart and mind right now.

One last time, for the road; Ciao~
What the fuck is wrong with me?
Err... Yeah, happy April Fools' Day, yo. That's it for the BS, the following is 100% legit.

*Ahem*

The remake is obviously taking a lot longer than I expected and there's still plenty of waiting to come, but buck up! Despite my promise not to change things around other than character designs, I've actually been tweaking the story a bit, and hopefully for the better. MUCH better. (I went back through Black Jack a while back and was cringing at half my own writing. Seriously, what the fuck was White Crow's power I don't even...)

Oh, and yeah... The BJC happens 2593 years after the beginning of WOE. That shit's CANON. FICTIONAL UNIVERSES ARE FUN.

So... Sorry 'bout the shitty joke pages, sorry 'bout the long-ass wait for that remake, and I hope you guys are still alive when I get it started!
Ciao~!
That was a fast comment. XD

Sorry to get your hopes up, but Cybuster, (I'm assuming you mean the Robot Wars sprite?) won't be appearing.

This was just me sharing what was going to be the sequel before I decided to remake Blackjack. (Which I hope you'll give a read when it finally gets started up. ^^)
OMG
I jus discovered this comic NAD IT HAS CYBUSTER AWSOME
(First off let me just say sorry for the quality. I couldn't upload directly to SJ due to the file size, and Photobucket insisted on resizing the pic.)

For added effect, give this tune a listen;
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Okay, so let's see how much I can explain without spoiling too much of Blackjack/The BJC's plot...
So obviously this was going to follow the exploits of a young boy and girl, (after the events of the original story, of course,) and I won't state explicitly who the boy is, but I'll give you a huge hint; there's a reason he's a similar sprite to Reyalus.

The large mech, (some Super Robot Wars sprite,) is a Nirvanian. Yes, there were going to be revived Nirvanians who, (shocker!) wanted revenge on the humans for sending "The Original 5" to Nirvana and whiping out their race.

As you can see from the bottom pic, their adventures would have seen them fighting more than Nirvanians, but random desert monsters as well, (OMGRIDLEY?) and yes, that's Basher, which does kind of spoil whether he survives the end of Blackjack or not, huh? :P

Other than that, not much to say. Boy and Girl find the one heroic Nirvanian, they go on an adventure and meet crazy people along the way, and also they get an airship.
And also they kill shit.
And also they kill shit with Basher. (And also Basher mouth-punches a Ridley sprite.)

Now you may all hate me for eternity due to the fact that this will most likely never see the light of day.
(And even if it does, it wouldn't be until after all the other comics I currently have planned get done. It would also need some heavy rewriting to boot unless it took place outside the WOE/Blackjack/Project Guardian continuity.)



*EDIT*
Oh, and another thing worth noting, these pics aren't exactly new.
Believe it or not they've been sitting on my computer gathering dust since '08.

It feels weird knowing that it's been two whole years since making these pics when I'm just now posting them, haha.
Sounds pretty good to me!
Seven Rain
March 16th, 2010
Yeah, WOE isn't as action-reliant as Black Jack, but it will have it's fair share of action as well.
Though it's a lot more plot-heavy than Black Jack, so hopefully it'll even out enough for ya. ^^;
Haha, I understand. Just figured I would point it out since I noticed.

I figured I should go through and check out some of my fans comics while I was on spring break. I read the first archive of this. Seems pretty good. Not really my type of story (I'm not big into action), but it looks like you've done a good job on it! I'll check WOE out, too. =D
Seven Rain
March 16th, 2010
Well, normally I would, but since the comic's been (sort of) discontinued, I'll probably leave it as is. XD

It's cool that you're interested in Black Jack though... Even though WOE is my main comic at the moment. :3
Just as a note, you misspelled "strategy". May want to fix that.
Dangitt, I lost the game!
Cool wings!
Eheh, well sorry, but Black Jack won't be getting any more updates. ^^;

However, as I've said here;
http://blackjack.smackjeeves.com/comics/766471/what-will-the-future-hold/
I'm planning on remaking and continuing Black Jack at a later date, after I've worked more on WOE.
If you don't want to wait, you could always give WOE a read. If you enjoy fantasy, I'm sure you'd like it. :3
Nice!!
It's very very interesting i like it^^ pls update soon
sprites
ok, i love the nippon ichi games sprites, phantom brave and soul nomad were great, and hard games.
Indeed, haha.
Unfortunately Shredder isn't the best at thinking clearly.
see, this is why you think things clearly BEFORE you attack
Alrighty then. White it is. Thanks again for the input you guys. ^^
Hehe, yeah, that's what I was thinking. Especially since it'd match Reyalus's white hair.
*EDIT*
Added a White haired version to the pic.