Apr 2016

Chapter 9: Page 23 – Ironic Newscast

Posted by / in Comic / 28 comments

Crazy busy today (still at work).  I’ll get the colors up tonight or tomorrow.

Edit: Colors are up! Also, this is the end of the chapter.  Starting Thursday I’ll be uploading guest art, start another Thalia Gordon story, and post other cool stuff like another song, etc.  If anyone wants to make and submit anything, or contribute on the discussion threads in the forum (link at the top, message me if you join since I’ll have to approve you as not spam), please do and let me know :)

  • Justice

    Rick must have a good bit of skill to make a clean get away like that.

    • Matt [in Middletown]

      Mainly Rincewind levels of sprinting away from danger and bizarre luck.

      • Christopher Hunt

        He’ll need a pointy hat

        • Matt [in Middletown]

          Give him time.
          If Dan let’s him live, he may get his pointy hat that says wizzard on it.

          • *makes note*

          • Matt [in Middletown]

            Uh oh

          • Chris

            Yer a Wizzard Randy!

          • Adriano

            *whispers* “It’s Rick”

  • T.R.

    I like that the buggy is saying “Please fasten your seat belts and drive safely,” as Rick is clocking one of the thugs in the face with a big-ass wrench.

    I wonder if the thugs have another vehicle… maybe something a bit faster that could overtake Rick? Maybe before Rick’s phone can call out for help? (if they are jamming its signal)

  • Matt [in Middletown]

    Giant spanner?
    Ouch, that’s a jaw dislocation at least, muscle tears, nerve damage, skull fracture likely.
    I imagine the vehicle saying all of that in a cheery voice..

    Edit: is it horrible that I know the exact sound a wrench makes when contacting a head like that?

    • T.R.

      “Is it horrible…?” I’d say yes. It’s not a sound *I* ever want to hear.

      Looking at the 4th and 5th panels, it looks like he didn’t land a solid hit on the head. Probably broke the nose – enough to back him off enough to make the getaway. He doesn’t appear to be seriously injured. (though maybe the colors will show more damage when they are posted)

      • Matt [in Middletown]

        Enough space there for a more solid hit.
        Dan will let us know, eventually.

        • Muahaha. It was more intended to be a strong enough blow to distract the guy, not well aimed or with enough force to provide lethal force. So probably some broken nose and maxilla and etc, yeah.

    • I’d say that Rick had the chance to give a good hit, but not the experience and knowledge. He was able to science himself out of this but he’s not a brawler.

  • Hahah I don’t know why but that face as he’s driving away is fantastic.

  • Christopher Hunt

    For some reason “Take on Me” is playing in my head

  • Adriano

    Last speech bubble: Oh, the irony!

  • Adriano


    • Dusty Coyote

      We’ll build a wall, an oculus wall, a beautiful wall, with a rift in front of it, and we’ll make the invaders pay for it.

      Yes, that’s an occulus rift.

      • Matt [in Middletown]

        Build the wall from the bodies of our enemies!
        / Sarge red vs blue paraphrased

  • Mark Linimon

    Typo: ‘route’ for ‘rout’.

    • Woops! My bad. @sebastinpriz:disqus, panel 4, could you fix that for me?