Webcomic: The Hues

What happens when a magical girl team needs to fight off the invading alien hordes, but they're not ready?

Samhita Raju has been seeing a particular unicursal hexagram in her dreams since childhood, but never thought anything of it until a giant blue hologram of it appeared hanging in the sky over downtown Columbus, Ohio, one day. And it's counting down to something. It's determined that the hologram, and the device projecting it, are alien in origin, but no one is quite sure what's going to happen until the countdown day arrives.

The Hues is a webcomic by Alex Heberling, which started on January 18, 2013.

This comic provides examples of:

  • Action Survivor: Or Action Girl in training for Sami and her crew.
  • Biker Babe: Andy seems to have at least a little of it.
  • Buffy Speak:
    Lauren: I'm not into the whole groupy teamy thing.
  • Catastrophic Countdown: It's just a countdown until the aliens actually do something. What they do is attack.
  • Cell Phones Are Useless: After the aliens attack they are...at least when Lauren's not around.
  • Changed My Mind, Kid: Shortly after their first meeting, Hannah walks away, but not long afterwards she shows up again to fight off an alien threatening Sami and Andy.
  • Color-Coded for Your Convenience
    • Sami: Pink
    • Andy: Yellow
    • Hannah: Red
    • Lauren: Black
  • Compelling Voice/Jedi Mind Trick: Andy's powerset...at least in part. She is Genre Savvy enough to refer to it as her Jedi mind trick in-story.
  • Foreshadowing: Hannah is about to join up with Sami and Andy, until she realizes Andy's a telepath. That's enough to make her decide not to. She comes back, but the telpath staying out of her head is the condition for her to do so. Later on, we find out why: Hannah's gay and when she came out to her family, it was ugly, making her fearful of letting anyone else know..
  • HeroicSacrifice/TakingTheBullet: Saki, the airman Lauren met, jumps in front of a shot to protect her.
  • Hide Your Gays: One of the first groups of survivors we meet has a gay couple. And Hannah the firestarter comes out as gay to them once some time has passed.
  • Impairment Shot: Lauren, after overusing her powers.
  • Missing Mom: Sami's mother is still alive despite what happened to the hospital she was working in.
  • Limited Wardrobe: Justified by the fact that they're living in a destroyed part of Ohio with no access to modern conveniences. Hannah seems particularly attached to her Red Star t-shirt, though.
  • No Bisexuals: Averted. Andy comes out to Sami that she is.
  • Playing with Fire: Hannah's powers.
  • Scary Shiny Glasses: Lauren when powered up.
  • Scooby Stack
  • Shock and Awe: Lauren's powerset.
  • Translation Convention: Absent until Andy realizes she can understand the aliens psychically.

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