#67 The Burning Pain of a Pretty Soldier

MoonSticks #67 The Fiery Pain of a Sailor Soldier comic strip featuring Rei Hino/Sailor Mars, Ami Mizuno/Sailor Mercury and Usagi Tsukino/Sailor Moon

[[Rei in her school uniform holds up her transformation pen]]
Rei: Mars Power..MAKE UP!

Sailor Mars (holding her ofuda scroll): I sense an evil aura around here. You two go ahead, I'll catch up with you later.
Sailor Mercury: OK!
Sailor Moon: Right!

[[Sailor Mars watches as Sailor Moon and Sailor Mercury hurry off into the distant]]

Sailor Mars (thinking): Gotta stick some band-aids on before I start getting blisters! Seriously! How do they expect me to fight in high heels?
[[Sailor Mars is sticking some band-aids on her feet, shoes tossed aside]]

163 Responses to “#67 The Burning Pain of a Pretty Soldier”

  1. VampricFaeryGirl March 24, 2014 at 1:31 pm #

    Haha Definitely true.

  2. Kayla March 24, 2014 at 7:58 am #

    I feel her pain, cosplayed as her a few yrs ago and the only red heels in the right color and size was half a size to small for me but I wore them anyways for the cosplay…..still have the scars from those blisters but worth it, turned out great

  3. SailorSnowflack March 24, 2014 at 7:53 am #

    I get that too. =(

  4. Sprinkles March 23, 2014 at 10:24 am #

    Your comics are so entertaining! I love it how you put it in color:D Keep up the good work! ;)

  5. Heather March 22, 2014 at 9:52 am #

    lol I never understood how they were able to fight in heels

    • Nick March 22, 2014 at 9:52 am #

      well, heels were actually originally a tool used by egyptian butchers to protect their feet from the blood on the floor, and plenty of dancers can wear them during routines and practice for said routines. it shouldn’t be too much of a stretch to imagine her fighting in them, especially considering how short the fights can be in this series. now if it were dbz or naruto where fights lasted like 7 episodes lol

    • Chibi Jennifer March 22, 2014 at 9:55 am #

      At least they look good, right? XDD

  6. July Cheshire March 22, 2014 at 9:51 am #

    I was always wondering the same

  7. Michelle March 22, 2014 at 9:44 am #

    Love the color comic this time! I’m a fan of either!

  8. Crystal Matos March 22, 2014 at 9:43 am #

    I feel her pain heels hurt my feet!

  9. Peter March 22, 2014 at 9:43 am #

    Yeah, best to put some bandaids on those ankles before blisters form. A pair of socks with some considerable padding would help too.

    • Chibi Jennifer March 23, 2014 at 10:47 am #

      I wonder if she loses power if she not wearing her high heels? It issss part of the battle outfit XD

  10. Rubén March 22, 2014 at 9:42 am #

    Ouch! That gotta hurt a lot!!!

  11. My Hong Kong husband March 22, 2014 at 9:41 am #

    I would expect her to use ofuda instead of band-aid and yell to her feet ‘evil spirit, begone’ haha =) but I love this comic!

    • Chibi Jennifer March 23, 2014 at 11:00 am #

      hahaah I thought about making her stuff the ofuda into her shoe and use that as padding..but that’s not gonna really help XDD

  12. Grace March 22, 2014 at 9:41 am #

    Hahaha love it.

  13. Anke March 22, 2014 at 9:39 am #

    Yay a Mars comic <3

  14. Christina March 22, 2014 at 9:39 am #

    Go Mars you can do it

  15. Angie March 22, 2014 at 9:39 am #

    Omg, that’s great!!! xD

  16. Zad March 22, 2014 at 9:37 am #

    hahahahahaha xD Mars can do it!!! She’s a soldier!!

  17. AnnaMarie March 22, 2014 at 9:37 am #

    I know that feel all too well! XD

  18. Antonio March 22, 2014 at 9:36 am #

    Finally!!! :’) *burst in tears*

  19. TheFartingButterfly March 22, 2014 at 5:20 am #

    The coloring looks great! XD I love the comic, i used to always think that whenever I saw Mars’ shoes!

    • Chibi Jennifer March 22, 2014 at 5:20 am #

      Thanks for the comment Butterfly ^.^

      • TheFartingButterfly March 22, 2014 at 9:11 am #

        No problem!!

  20. Jess-chan March 22, 2014 at 3:28 am #

    I really like it colored! That would be me with the band-aids xD

    • Chibi Jennifer March 22, 2014 at 4:33 am #

      Thanks Jess-chan! ^^ Good to know I’m not alone… XDD

  21. Sailor Swifty March 22, 2014 at 3:28 am #

    it looks so pretty in color :3

  22. Metal Lucario March 22, 2014 at 3:28 am #

    Jeepers Creepers! That’s awesome!

  23. MoonlightSenshi March 22, 2014 at 3:03 am #

    Actually, in the Sailor Moon musicals Sailor Mars’s shoe flew off (not intended).

  24. lolliequinn March 22, 2014 at 2:52 am #

    XD !!!
    Lol! Thank you! I love this comic! It cheered me right up and made my morning! w00t!

    • Chibi Jennifer March 22, 2014 at 3:02 am #

      Awww, so glad to hear that ^___^ Hope you have a lovely day~ :D

  25. xSparkledust123x March 22, 2014 at 2:52 am #

    I think the colouring looks great, you should definitely keep it up! ^^

    • Chibi Jennifer March 22, 2014 at 3:01 am #

      Thanks so much ^___^ Glad you enjoyed it! I’m thinking of keeping them black and white though, and throw in a coloured one for every 5th comic or so :)

      • xSparkledust123x March 23, 2014 at 4:14 am #

        Okay, I like the black and white ones anyway ^^

  26. SailorA March 22, 2014 at 2:51 am #

    totally possible to fight and jump in high heels… it just takes a lot of training and some specialized footwear that won’t leave blisters on your feet. ^^;; had friends who worked at an wild west place in montana where they had ladies act as wild gunslingers. So basically it’s possible to do those things in high heels, but it definitely would be much easier to do in flats.

    • Chibi Jennifer March 22, 2014 at 3:00 am #

      haha yeah! XD There are people who are good at it, it just didn’t seem to fit right with me when Rei is 14 and can walk, run, jump and fight in them so easily XD

      • SailorA March 23, 2014 at 4:13 am #

        Yeah. but then on the other hand, Rei has been a Miko her entire life… she probably had practice at wearing specialized footwear all the time. like with those weird Japanese clogs that has wooden pieces under it that elevates your height compared to wearing Getas, heel pumps is probably a walk in the park. I do agree that wearing heel pumps during a fight could leave a lot of blisters, though.

  27. kressa March 22, 2014 at 12:19 am #

    Yay for colored panels :) You should do them every now and then. Boo for heels in battle :(

    • Chibi Jennifer March 22, 2014 at 2:58 am #

      Thanks Kressa! :D :D
      Yeah, I’m planning to make every 5th or so comics a coloured one to spice things up ^__^ Glad you enjoyed it!

  28. Usagisan March 21, 2014 at 9:26 pm #

    COLOR! COLOR!! COLOR!!!

    LOL, I just knew Rei was up to something. I can sympathize with her, I’ve had to use band aids on my dress shoes for years, because they make the heals so tight. Though I haven’t worn spikes for 20 years. You’d think she could use them to torture the villains too!

    • Chibi Jennifer March 22, 2014 at 2:57 am #

      Thanks for leaving a comment Usagisan :D! Glad you’re excited about the color too, hehe!
      I have the same problem XDD I can’t walk in heels very well, and tend to get blisters a lot when I do wear them. I have respect for the ladies that can run in stilettos. XD

  29. juggierocksXP March 21, 2014 at 10:51 am #

    I think Queen Serenity didn’t think about the high heels when she resurrected Mars….

    • Chibi Jennifer March 21, 2014 at 10:52 am #

      XDDD I don’t think Queen Serenity is responsible for the outfit

      • juggierocksXP March 22, 2014 at 5:21 am #

        Probably the reason for the short skirts.

  30. MarioSonicMoon March 21, 2014 at 10:50 am #

    Well, that’s her problem. She’s the one wearing her high heels all the time during each battles and she want to complain about it now? Anyone nice work! =)

    • Chibi Jennifer March 21, 2014 at 11:18 am #

      Thanks ^__^ There’s a price to pay to look good all the time ;D

      • MarioSonicMoon March 21, 2014 at 11:57 am #

        You said it. =)

  31. Yen March 21, 2014 at 8:37 am #

    My feet hurt just reading this

  32. SailorStar9 March 21, 2014 at 5:41 am #

    I always wondered about that… must be a killer for Rei during the final battle at the North Pole against Beryl.

    • Chibi Jennifer March 21, 2014 at 5:43 am #

      Hopefully by then she would have had enough practice and gotten used to it ^^”

      • SailorStar9 March 26, 2014 at 6:59 pm #

        It’s kinda of funny really. I mean, the two with heels, aka Venus and Mars, lasted longer than the other two with more comfortable footwear, aka Jupiter and Mercury.

        • Chibi Jennifer March 26, 2014 at 9:53 pm #

          What do you mean…”lasted longer”? ^^”

          • SailorStar9 March 27, 2014 at 10:44 am #

            During the fight at the North Pole, Jupiter died first, then Mercury, Venus was third, with Mars being the fourth one.

          • Chibi Jennifer March 27, 2014 at 10:57 am #

            I wouldn’t really base their strength on the order they died ^^” I think the only reason they died that order was because it was decision the senshi themselves made at the time~ like Mercury telling the others to go ahead first etc. I think they’re all strong in their own ways :)

  33. FlyingPrincess March 21, 2014 at 5:05 am #

    Get less hot, Mars. That’s the only solution.

  34. SailorTrekkie92 March 21, 2014 at 4:29 am #

    I always wondered how Mars got around in those high heels, ouch!

    • Chibi Jennifer March 21, 2014 at 4:33 am #

      Thanks for the comment ^.^!

      • SailorTrekkie92 March 21, 2014 at 4:47 am #

        np, huge fan btw!

        • Chibi Jennifer March 21, 2014 at 4:48 am #

          aww thanks so much for the support <33 Appreciate it!

          • SailorTrekkie92 March 21, 2014 at 5:14 am #

            np!

  35. Jacky March 21, 2014 at 4:28 am #

    Wowww moonsticks in color! Love it! totally brings with it a new dimension.

    Well done =) love the idea too!

  36. SqueakyMcBeal March 21, 2014 at 4:17 am #

    Rei does make a valid point. Red heels can be very difficult to move let alone fight. =D

    • Chibi Jennifer March 21, 2014 at 4:43 am #

      And she’s the only one with high heels, compared the the others who at least wear boots, or have a strap supporting ^^”

  37. StefBani March 21, 2014 at 4:16 am #

    Adorable!
    The coloring is nice, but if I had to choose more black and white comics or few colored, I’d pick more black and white.

    • Chibi Jennifer March 21, 2014 at 4:43 am #

      Thanks for letting me know! :D
      Yeah, I’m not sure if I should make them all coloured or not~ it does take longer but it also feels fresh to see it in colour for once ^___^ Black and white is a little easier XD

      • StefBani March 21, 2014 at 5:01 am #

        You’re welcome!
        Hahah, I can imagine it takes longer.
        Maybe doing a few colored ones and mainly black and white? So, you know, not staring at black and white for too long. xD

        • Chibi Jennifer March 21, 2014 at 5:02 am #

          haha yeah I had a few suggest that to me too :) I think my comics will mainly stick to black and white and maybe every 5 or 10 comics will be a coloured one :D

          • StefBani March 21, 2014 at 5:13 am #

            Awesome! ^_^

  38. Kronos2501 March 21, 2014 at 4:00 am #

    Very true :D

  39. Mikey186 March 21, 2014 at 3:59 am #

    Wow, first time I see it colored! Nice!!! Poor Mars. I guess no wonder that my love does NOT want to wear heels every day (especially for fight scenes) lol.

    • Chibi Jennifer March 21, 2014 at 4:36 am #

      Your love..? You mean Mars?? XDD lol

      • Mikey186 March 21, 2014 at 5:14 am #

        Yep! Lol.

        • Chibi Jennifer March 21, 2014 at 5:16 am #

          oh, haha XD I was thinking, wait.. you have a gf who fights?!

          • Mikey186 March 21, 2014 at 7:24 am #

            I have Rei as my GF, silly! lol and yes!

  40. MeganekkoPlymouth241 March 21, 2014 at 3:59 am #

    =D Good point, maybe this is why we don’t see many magical girls fight in heels after the Sailor Moon era~

  41. WindThatCarriesHim March 21, 2014 at 3:58 am #

    Yay! I love that it’s colored!

  42. Tengger-Wolf March 21, 2014 at 3:57 am #

    there are some more animes in which girls run and fight in heels XD crazy. Hey, how about some more dark-moon-kingdom comics? ^^ i actually like them all very much, especially the sisters and rubeus and diamond ^^ or how about something with sailor moon’s identity? (like how no one recognizes a flashy character like her XD) or about women-issues of jadeite and rubeus XD (they don’t like them very much)

    sorry, for babbeling XD

    • Chibi Jennifer March 21, 2014 at 4:23 am #

      haha, one comic at a time! XD We have done a few comics on Sailor Moon’s identity though :3

      Glad you’re enjoying them ^__^

  43. Lisa March 21, 2014 at 2:12 am #

    Hahahahahahaha. SO TRUE. I bet you she probably DOES have to use bandaids! Fighting monsters in those heels are hard!

    • Chibi Jennifer March 21, 2014 at 2:16 am #

      yaaay Lisa :D :D!

      I’m surprised she never twist her ankles or anything ^^” She is only 14… XD

  44. Bobo Magroto March 21, 2014 at 2:06 am #

    I always wonder who women can even WALK. In them without getting sore feet @.@

    • Chibi Jennifer March 21, 2014 at 2:17 am #

      XDD Yeah.. that’s how I feel about them anyway XDD There’s plenty of ladies out there who can walk AND run in them! Pretty impressive…

  45. farila March 21, 2014 at 1:54 am #

    Whoahhh funny :)
    I always wonder this question! =D
    Above all when she jumps!

    • Chibi Jennifer March 21, 2014 at 2:14 am #

      Thanks farila <33

      I can barely walk in heels, let alone run and fight and stuff XDD But maybe that’s just me ^^”

  46. V_Lix March 21, 2014 at 1:49 am #

    Finally we get to see some actions in colour whoohoo ! x) Saphir’s wish on comic #33 is finally (kinda) heard, albeit not directly happening to him, that poor dude…

    Not sure about the heel problem, but it’s great that Mars is still using practical solution to it.. Seeing her pose in panel 2 & 3, I thought she was gonna go all “Akuryou Taisan !” for a second there XD

    • Chibi Jennifer March 21, 2014 at 2:13 am #

      Thanks V_Lix! :D
      ahaha, yeah ^^” My thoughts were with him while I drew this comic XD Poor guy..

      I was gonna make her stuff the paper into her shoe as a padding instead but I know that’s not really gonna help with blisters XD

      Thanks for dropping by!

      • V_Lix March 21, 2014 at 4:00 pm #

        Well now that you’ve put a colour touch on this comic, I guess he can now truly rest in peace haha.. (It’s so amazing though how the anime can make us sympathize with some of the villains to this extent)

        lol, bad enough as that is, she might even also get an added bonus in the form of paper cuts xD *ouch*

        Anytime, Chibi Jen ! : )

        • Chibi Jennifer March 22, 2014 at 2:54 am #

          haha I dunno.. Saphir wanted himself to have colour… xDDDD (And yesh, that’s what I loved about the anime villains, having some form of redemption towards their end) I wonder if they’ll remove that aspect in the new anime, because Naoko’s version have them pretty much plain evil ^^”

          • V_Lix March 22, 2014 at 4:52 am #

            lol maybe someday then, Saphir… RIP aborted ! XDD

            ikr, that’s why I like SuperS because the members of the team villain are pretty much saved by the end of the Arc. I grew up watching the anime, and reading the manga few years back came as a bit of a shock as Naoko “kills” them off as if they were the monster of the day…
            (^ ^;)a

          • Chibi Jennifer March 22, 2014 at 4:57 am #

            Yeah ^^” I personally enjoy the anime a lot more, as I like characters who are multi-dimensional.

  47. Silverlegends March 21, 2014 at 1:40 am #

    Maybe Minako can help her

    • Chibi Jennifer March 21, 2014 at 4:21 am #

      Don’t think Minako is around yet .. XD

      • Silverlegends March 21, 2014 at 11:18 am #

        Oh right

        Silly me XD

  48. Hoshino-Libra March 21, 2014 at 1:40 am #

    Aaaw so cute. Be funny if she just turned up in Nike trainers instead lol.

    • Chibi Jennifer March 21, 2014 at 2:20 am #

      ahahah that would be adorable :3

      But I think Usagi would probably laugh her head off and Rei wouldn’t give her that opportunity ;D

  49. FireyFoxLover March 21, 2014 at 1:40 am #

    aw its cute but seriously how do they fight in heels

    • Chibi Jennifer March 21, 2014 at 2:19 am #

      Yeah…. in PGSM they made her wear shoes that have a thicker heel instead of the ones shown in the anime XDD

    • Silverlegends March 21, 2014 at 4:32 am #

      Elsa leaned from Rei and Minako…

      She runs with ice slippers… on an ice staircase… JUMPING STEPS!

  50. LiLithe March 21, 2014 at 1:25 am #

    Lmao!!! That’s why I don’t wear heels much!! But I like the pain oddly enough!! XD I prefer combat boots with thick heavy soles. ^,..,^

    • Chibi Jennifer March 21, 2014 at 1:33 am #

      haha, you like the pain?? XDDD Makes me cry a little inside when I see gorgeous shoes I can’t walk in ^^”

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