Also--and this is huge--you have an artist that makes you look like you know what you're doing. Which is key to comics. So you take something like this:
PAGE SIX – 5 panels
Panel 1: And it sticks in two Bug-a-Bots’ heads/through their eyes, sending them flying backwards with tremendous force. Several flying gears and guts are outlined in several separate dialogue balloons with wavy tails pointing to the damage (let’s call these “action balloons” from now on).
Panel 2: The obelisk is right in front of her, and she jumps off the back of one of the Bug-a-Bots’ heads. Other Bug-a-Bots have their claws snapping after her.
SOUNDFX: snip snip snipp
Panel 3: She lands on the top of the floating obelisk.
Panel 4: She’s crouching on the top of the floating obelisk, facing us, but her attention is focused on pulling the Orb or Ares out.
MONS (as bubble): MY, MY.
MONS (as bubble): PERHAPS I SHOULD FOCUS ON BUILDING A STURDIER BUG-A-BOT…
MONS (as bubble): NEVERTHELESS, YOU NEED TO BE A TELEPATHIC MARTIAN TO REMOVE THE ORB FROM THE OBELISK, MY DEAR.
Panel 5: She stops what she’s doing to look at us. She’s in the middle of pulling her scarf down, and by the look on her face, she hates every fiber of our being.
And you get something like this:
|(art courtesy of Erik Thompson)|
Acid-pop. Weird science-y action that sticks with you. A book you want to read.
And, although there's no constant movement, you get the idea of what's happening.
Because you're in fact helping me tell the story.