Webcomic: And Shine Heaven Now aka: The Eagle Of Hermes
And Shine Heaven Now is a Hellsingfan web comic created by Erin Ptah, hosted on Comic Genesis. More humorous than its source material, Shine follows the Hellsing organization and others as they tackle problems such as parties, monster attacks, romance, pay checks, extremely aggravating fangirls, and those meddling kids.This page also contains tropes from Erin's related comics, Sailor Hellsing and The Eagle of Hermes. Scroll down.For some of the more convoluted theories about where all this is leading, check out the Wild Mass Guessing page.The artist's latest comic, But I'm a Cat Person, is a completely separate story taking place in its own universe... but since the Shineverse already had its fair share of original characters, keep an eye out for some familiar faces.Completed as of November 17th, 2011.
Besides many of the tropes found in Hellsing, Shine also provides examples of:
Aborted Arc: Set was supposed to be the main villain in a storyline where the villains killed in the Hellsing animated series would supposedly escape from Hell. It was dumped after Word of God discontinued the animated series, and more than half the people that would appear in this pseudo-storyline ceased to exist.
The 'lost storyline' was a plot conceived in the early days of Shine, back when it was still gag-a-day format and Pip had yet to arrive on the scene. It had been supplanted by another plot and never picked up again. Some plot elements from this would be revived during the 'Getting Sick of Fangirls' plot.
During the rerun of Eagle of Hermes, Erin tells of a few plots that, for one reason or another, never got off the ground, such as Reseda meeting Helena or the Sherlock Holmes-Pet Shop of Horrors crossover.
Arms Dealer: Ann Warbucks. Inherited from her adopted father.
Art Evolution: So very much. Any strip which summarizes earlier events reveals this.
Ascended Extra: meta-example: Xuanwu of Strange Candy started out as one of Shine's many fans, then co-wrote the Shine or Die arc with Erin and has shown up several times since, including the Eurekon storyline and the What's Up, Doc? (not to be confused with What's up, Doc?) Sunday strips.
In-story wise, Sir Shelby Penwood appears to be getting a bigger role than he did in the manga, seeing as how he's now Jackie and Rose Tyler's guardian angel.
Ditto for Yumiko and Heinkel, who have gotten several long storylines fleshing out their characterization in ways their manga versions never did.
Author Appeal: Hellsing and, say, Witch Hunter Robin have a lot thematically in common; but a lot of the series, from Marimite to Madeline, are just there because the author likes them, and made to fit in out of sheer willpower:
Bleached Underpants: Aside from the established Hellsing examples, three characters came from some of Kohta Hirano's hentai works:
Nina, who was an unnamed demon in Doc's Story.
Pip Bernadotte, from Coyote, who was the prototype for the Hellsing version of Pip. In Shine, he's Pip's grandfather.
Natalie, from Coyote as well. While she's seen chained up, that's the extent Shine goes to. She's revealed to be Pip's grandmother.
Brick Joke: In the very first story line, Alucard and Walter already knew what a Fangirl was, and explained them to Integra and Seras. Seven years later, we find out how they knew. They fought off fangirls during World War II
Cat Girl: Aside from the canon example of Schrodinger, fangirls turned Alucard into a catboy and Rip into a Cat Girl
Cerebus Syndrome: Arguably justified, as readers have known from the beginning that the gag storylines would lead to the dramatic plot of Hellsing eventually.
To the point, Erin had told Millennium that the main plot would kick in once she knew the identity of the She.
Chekhov's Skill: Integra's ability to consecrate liquid in the Good Books backstory, later seen as an integral (er, no pun intended) weapon in the Let There Be Guns storyline.
Genre Savvy: The Major, being a fanboy of War (in the figurative and literal sense), gives a fandom term laden version of his famous 'I Love War' speech to subdue the fangirls.
Good Adultery, Bad Adultery: Erin hinted in this picture that Arthur might have been the result of an affair between Mina and Abraham. If true, this would probably be seen as an example of 'good' adultery because...well, if we don't have Arthur, we don't have Integra.
Good Angel, Bad Angel: Integra and Timothy. Partially subverted in that Integra's angel and devil appeared in full-size versions during the visit-to-Hell storyline.
And now Enrico has Bad Angel and Delirium, who filled in for Enrico's good angel while he was lost in her domain. This, natually, is taking place when Enrico goes batshit insane with power.
Guest Strip: Used as filler to keep up the update schedule, with the side effect that any Series Hiatus is limited by the number of strips the readership can be coerced to send in.
Has Two Mommies: Turns out D just thinks Alucard is his father; he's actually Integra and Seras's child, and no, neither of them will say how.
HermaphroditeIntersex: Heinkel. A number of strips describe how Heinkel struggled to find a gender identity.
Heroic BSOD: Yumiko, after Heinkel releases her other nine personalities and as they sort themselves out
Instrument of Murder: In a flashback arc, after Jeeves refused to teach Walter a complicated technique with their weapon of choice, monofilament, Walter nicks the piano wires from Bertie's piano to practice on his own, and later uses it to hold back a vampire while the others escaped.
"Yes, but the story changes every time he tells it."
Myth Arc: Was held off until Hellsing ended so as not to get Jossed, but is now starting to develop
Nice Hat: One fangirl absconded back to her world with Alucard's hat
Not Allowed to Grow Up: Lampshaded when Annie claims that because she was born on February 29th, she ages at a quarter of the rate of a normal human (hence why she could have been alive in the 1940s but look no older than thirty). Course, she could be pulling Seras's leg.
Parental Sexuality Squick: Integra's horrified at the thought of hearing about her father's teenage exploits. Alucard reassures her that nothing of the sort would happen, because this is in a novel written by Bertie, who's an Upper-Class Twit and wouldn't know sexual innuendo if it bit him.
Running Gag: The three people that visit Enrico in the "Ghosts of Iscariot Past" storyline aren't technically ghosts. They all said they had some free time.
Schedule Slip: Oddly enough, when this happens, it's usually because something is up with the host site. When Erin needs a break for schoolwork or her computer being on the fritz (again), she posts guest comics, and more recently a feature on Integra fansites.
Though there was one time she deliberately postponed the plot for more Integra spottings: she felt uncomfortable posting a story about a fictional London burning at the same time as the real life London riots were happening.
Serious Business: Jeeves holds Bertie's fashion faux pas on the same level as fangirls.
Webcomic Time: Everything before the time travel storyline (published in 2006, taking place in 1997) has been hit by Retcon, but after it things have started to advance. In 2008 the comic had made it into 1998, and Word of God states that Hellsing's main plot will take place in 1999 (comic time). It has also been lampshaded a few times by the characters, such as here
Madeline and Friends: Madeline's adventures in the Holy League. Never got past a cast of characters (Madeline, Pepito, and a Muslim girl codenamed Mitraille)
Catholintegra: Enrico finds an I-Jin of Gregor Mendel and tries to create a Catholic version of Integra. Dropped cause Caterina Sforza of Trinity Blood made a good Catholic Integra already, so it was retconned into an Iscariot in the far future being more successful in creating Catholintegra than Enrico was.
Let The Flames Begin: A Mirror Universe where instead of fangirls invading, flamers do.
A Proper Lupin III Adventure: Hellsing is recruited to stop Lupin III from stealing the Crown Jewels.
Hellsing Heir Auditions: Integra seeks out someone to adopt as her heir. Dropped when the Grand Finale of Hellsing reveals that the head of Hellsing will be a government-appointed position from now on, starting with Penwood's grandson.
Wild Mass Guessing: Shine explores some possible ones, and has given rise to other ones, notably the WMG that Schrodinger is an I-jin. He is in Shine canon.
Yet Another Christmas Carol: The 2009 Christmas storyline, directed at Enrico Maxwell. Original character Lisa the Angel fills in as the Ghost of Iscariot Past, and Helios substitutes as the Ghost of Iscariot Present. Death substitutes as the Ghost of Iscariot Future.
In addition to Shine, Erin also has a Fusion Fic comic, Bishojo Kishi Sailor Hellsing, which replaces the characters of Sailor Moon with the cast and setting of Hellsing. A young Integra finds herself leading battle against vampires when her father dies, leaving her leadership of the Hellsing organization, while a talking eight-eyed dog called Alunacard gives her a crucifix pin that changes her into Sailor Hellsing. With the aid of Sailors Regenerator, Ghoul, Human, Vampire, along with the help of the mysterious Masked Vampire, Sailor Hellsing leads the Sailor Knights in the fight against the vampire menace while searching for the Master of Monster.
Sailor Hellsing contains examples of:
All There in the Manual: Erin had only intended to do this for one arc. She had, however, drawn out concepts for other Hellsing characters as Sailor Knights for potential future arcs.
Gender Bender: Anderson and Pip have both been changed into teenage girls for this comic
The Unmasqued World: On a larger scale, The Eagle of Hermes reveals that the general masquerade of vampires broke with the Millennium invasion, as it was too large scale to ever cover up.
And finally, the sequel/side story had Stephen reveal he's a vampire to the audience of the Rally to Restore Sanity.
Cassandra Truth: Stephen warned Jon that there were vampires. He didn't listen, and tried to go home.
Church Militant: Iscariot, of course. Back in '99, Stephen served as one of their field agents.
Combat Pragmatist: The head of Iscariot, Timothy, decided not to waste manpower on taking Stephen out because a) he's not a threat, b) he might be useful later, c) Hellsing already has a handle on him, and d) all Stephen wants to do is his show anyway.
Cool Plane: The Incredibly Awesome Plane makes a comeback!