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Nov 2014

Chapter 4: Page 71 – Incapable

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Tada!  End of the sequence AND the end of Chapter 4.  Finally.  It’s been a long, awesome trip.  Many thanks again to artists Matias Basla and Nico Leon for their excellent guest sequences.  In celebration, I’ve started an “Ask Me Anything” interview with Tenzin, so check it out and comment with your questions :D

We’re going to be taking a short hiatus to let Seba finish Chapter 5 and get a good start on Chapter 6.  During that time, we’ll be posting lots of hilarious guest strips, fan art, short stories and more interviews and reviews.  There’ll probably be something every day, so be sure to come back :)

Also, a Thanksgiving present for you.  I (Dan) made a silly thing :)

TDay2014

Yup, that’s right.  Dinosaur turkeys.

Last thing.  I could really, REALLY, use some more players in the Siege of Minerva Wargame.  Some factions only have 1 active player.  And we’re getting to the good part!  Everyone is about to invade :D  Also, I’ve started a general forum over there to just discuss whatever you want :)

  • Delta-v

    But if they were dinosaurs, just think of the size of those drumsticks. *Drools*

    On the other (missing) hand, I’m going to go with @Sebastian Grey’s comment last Thursday, “I’m just gonna stop assuming that these pages can’t get any more horrifying…”

    Boy,is he right!.

  • Amberlight

    Delta-v, give a shoutour about Siege of Minerva. Your faction could use some reinforcements, and Chinese as well, I think. You’r good at it:D

  • NickDA

    And wow I’m glad that’s over…

    • The nightmare? The chapter? Thanksgiving?

      • NickDA

        The nightmare… and your turkey dinosaurs

        • Why I oughta…

          • Matt [in Middletown]

            Imagine T-Rex stomping out of the treeline menacingly, spreading his stubby forelegs wide and..warbling like a turkey.

          • Matt [in Middletown]

            …and then T-Rex takes you down by lobbing a brick at you…

          • NickDA

            I was completely waiting for the brick reference… it didn’t feel complete without it.

          • I felt the same. He kept us waiting for 2 days, the fiend.

          • Matt [in Middletown]

            Heh heh heh.
            ];-)

          • NickDA

            Future store plans: minerva bricks… with custom inscriptions upon request (if I get that CNC mill), and Minervan rabbit feet keychains (normal rabbit foot keychain with a Minerva coin on it or something)… lol

          • Matt [in Middletown]

            Bricks fresh from the rubble of Arkjut?
            [I inspire terrible things.]
            The story behind the brick, from my shady past:
            Senior Drill Sergeant Carter, Fort Sill Oklahoma.
            1996.
            He caught a bunch of the recruits doing something mind shatteringly stupid.
            So he bellows out the following statement from directly behind them and only two foot away:
            “I’m gonna bust you in the head WITH A BRICK!”
            Yes, we cracked jokes afterwards about hearing him say that from miles away and bricks raining down upon some unlucky sap.
            And yes, he heard us say it a few times.
            Sneaky cuss.

          • Matt [in Middletown]

            Just had some terrible inspiration on the rabbit foot sporting a coin.
            Push the coin, and blades pop out where the claws should be.
            One must then wonder about post apocalypse rabbits, and the people who cart their feet around.
            *ugh, can you tell I am very bored at the moment?*

          • Matt [in Middletown]

            At least it wasn’t the rabbit foot keys.
            Can you imagine T-Rex pulling out rabbit foot keys, leaning back to get his stubby arms close enough, then shanking something with those god awful claws that rabbit feet have?

            While warbling like a turkey?

  • Delta-v

    Amberlight suggested that I comment on the Siege of Minerva game, since mine is one of the factions with only one active player.

    I could go it alone, I am going it alone, but I wish I had others to help. The game is a lot of fun even if I’m overstressed at times, and like Dan says, most of the maneuvering and preparation is done now and the attack is immanent.

    Would someone be able to jump in at this late date? Oh heck, yeah. If you join one of the understaffed factions (Apparently the Chinese faction is also hurting). We’d be happy to help you get up to speed.

    • That Evil Wolf

      It can’t entirely hurt to try, I’ll be in if you point me in the right direction.

  • Adriano #WR

    That’s really dramatic and sad…
    The feels are overwhelming me !

  • This is just beyond impressive. That last shot really makes him look completely broken. It’s actually quite brilliant how it’s composed, too. Not only does he look tiny and vulnerable, being naked, curled up, and stained with blood, but just look at all that chaos hanging over him. The dark, tangibly-gruesome atmosphere pressing down on stark, white space really gives a sense of heaviness here. And with the way he’s posed, you almost feel that heaviness of those panels on his back. And then there’s the black bar under him, keeping him firmly trapped. The open space on the left and right sides draw attention to this panel and emphasize its importance by not fitting the way the rest of the panels connect, but the top and bottom panels sandwiching him make darn well sure he’s not going anywhere. He’s been brought as low as he can be, losing his friends, his hope, and even his mobility. Trapping him in that tiny space drives home how helpless he is and how fathomless those personal demons of his are. And then there’s the rest of the panels, starting with…uh…I mean…
    Cool page, bro.
    (Whew, almost let them see my geek there for a second)

    • Do go on :D

    • NickDA

      Seba = panel wizard… in the nebulous site redesign (I know I know I keep saying that), you’re going to be able to see the page, then go and see our process that made it…

      This one would start with something like “Tenzin feels trapped and a failure”… then Seba turns it into this!

      • Hehe, nebulous is right. Hey in the meantime, can you just adjust the theme so the font is black instead of light grey in my posts? It’s too hard to read.

    • SebasP

      Thanks a lot for this great mini-review :)

  • Michael Corley

    You never feel more naked than when you were previously in power armor.

  • Mark Linimon

    yikes.

  • Armorlord

    Ahhh! Marathoning a cool thing and then hitting the current date and having to wait for more!
    Hello, Demon Archives.

    • Hehe. That’s what we like to hear :) Pleased to meet you, Armorlord. How did you find us? Was one of my ads successful and worth the $$? :D

      • Armorlord

        Actually yeah, caught an ad and your content reeled me in.

        • Muahaha! :D Well, there is some bonus content under “extras”, otherwise you’llj ust have to come back twice a week like everyone else :P

  • Adriano #WR

    Hey Dan, is it not a problem if I submit you my comic strip monday ? Or is it ?

    • Nah that’ll be fine :) We’re starting on Monday and going for 2 or 3 weeks :)

      • Adriano #WR

        Okay thank you ^-^

  • This page is absolutely devastating. Well done.

  • Ow, man. Well done!