This is all the main comics of Zay Escobar created in 2018.
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145: You Taketh and you Giveth (Part II)
First Uploaded: January 1, 2018 (Drawn by Mr.Zaya)
The real first 2018 issue. Barry still doing Barry things this year, so be on the lookout. Also I go back to school tomorrow.
146:Icey vs. Everyone (TEASER)
First Uploaded: January 2, 2018 (Drawn by Mr.Zaya)
Promo for an upcoming comic that I've been brainstorming recently. I know Icey has already kind of had his own spotlight in the series, but I feel like the reason being for another one with him is warranted.
I didn't necessarily "kill off" Icey for a plot device to cover bad writing or anything like that but to go into depth about one of ZE's most developed characters post mortem. Making him one last miniseries in his honor is only right if you ask me. This makes him the first character to die in the main timeline of the series. Uncharacteristic of it, huh?
Also, been talking to Bluray last night. He might even end up reading this, and also, it seems like he will be rejoining Team Escobar. Thank god!
147:Holly for Homecoming: Finale
First Uploaded: January 3, 2018 (Drawn by Bluriginals)
An issue over 3 years in the making. It should have been released much sooner, but there is a thorough, lengthy story behind it... But hey, at least Blu has returned to Team Escobar! With all he's done in the meantime it's as if he never left. Read about it here.
ZE started to kind of decline after I left chiLL (emphasis on those capital Ls, fucking L takers, yes I hold a grudge and yes it's justified, they know that too) because the only person part of Team Escobar anymore was Bluray. With that said, he basically was the leader de facto in a way. He was singlehandedly continuing ZE in spite of my absence.
He had a sequential set of comics following Holly's campaign for homecoming queen. The problems though, as he said in the aforementioned blog, included him having several other ideas for ZE being unveiled.
The "cancellation" in late 2015 didn't help, either.
What really baffled me though was when he wrote "It's Zay's choice as to whether he wants to put it in the comic canon or make a 2017 guest archive. Or ignore it entirely idk." He has no idea how close I was ready to urge him to return to ZE. When I talked to him that night about that remark, I asked him, word for word:
"NIGGA U MADE THE COMIC DIDN'T U?"
Meaning, he was already part of Team Escobar, and in this case I shouldn't have (the choice) to acknowledge it. So this is today's showcased comic. Bluray's return after all this time feels really miraculous.
Escobar season has returned...
148: Who is Eazy-E?
First Uploaded: January 4, 2018 (Drawn by Bluriginals)
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149: Icey vs. Everyone (Part 1)
First Uploaded: January 5, 2018 (Drawn by Mr.Zaya)
Icey learns about life after death, and he's in just as much pain as he was prior to his death. He's coming at this afterlife with everything he's got!
150: Icey vs. Everyone (Part 2)
First Uploaded: January 13, 2018 (Drawn by Mr.Zaya)
Sorry about the comic drought. Shit happens. People can only make so much time for themselves, especially when others are dictating what to do with their time. It's frustrating. I'm not pointing fingers at anyone in particular because that's just the way it is, but I am working diligently to bring this idea I had for Icey to life. Stay tuned!
150: Icey vs. Everyone (Part 3)
First Uploaded: January 15, 2018 (Drawn by Mr.Zaya)
I promise the filler is going to culminate very soon.
151: Icey vs. Everyone (Part 4)
First Uploaded: January 15, 2018 (Drawn by Mr.Zaya)
All filler aside, Icey is finally beginning to reflect on his life. Is he saying it for sympathy? In a way, yes. Dude has gone through hell purgatory and he's looking to destroy it as we speak. He's too self aware to handle at this point; thus, he's taking no prisoners. That has allowed him to muster the strength to collect himself and explain himself.
Also, the dumpster baby is not a reference to Family Guy. It's actually an allusion to New Jersey's own Melissa Drexler. While she was at her senior prom she delivered a baby and hid it away from the rest of the world. I won't get into specifics, but regardless, controversy ensued.
And Icey's parents were from Camden but attended HS in Philadelphia with each other stfu
152: Half Assed Apology (Part 4)
First Uploaded: January 22, 2018 (Drawn by Mr.Zaya)
Even though I'm not getting much done, it isn't due to burnout. This is more of an update than a comic. Hang in there, guys!
153: The Virgin Expy
First Uploaded: January 27, 2018 (Drawn by Mr.Zaya)
I'm not running out of ideas, I swear. I'm running out of time because my brother is a POS and stigmatizes me for what I like to do as a pastime. If I enjoy technology LET ME. That shouldn't warrant backlash in any facet. I'm so angry I could flip his fucking bed over. I hate living here
This was from October 2017. I didn't wanna release it but fuck it. Also, Zay actually has a box cut, not a flattop.
Don't worry, I'm still formulating for the series. It's not going anywhere as long as I am still breathing.