New Comics Every Weekday - Written by T Campbell & Phil Kahn - Illustrated by John & Jason Waltrip
I think she needs to cook up a better idea.
It is a pretty meaty discussion.
They need some time to chew the fat.
We need to worry about the fact that they all still have beef with Best.
Cut some slack, they did just get ground to chuck not so long ago.
…something, something ribeye.
God I’m laze, I guess it’s au jus catching up with me.
Don’t have a cow, man.
Why not? They’re on the horns of a dilemma.
well, they better hoof it, all this talk is getting them nowhere.
It is time to face the moosic, repay the Best and get the basin
And here I thought perhaps they’d simply chickened out.
(I assumed they were eating more of Best’s bird pal.)
To-marrow they’ll get to the heart of the matter, one way or another.
I really love how this is being fleshed out.
…And Byron’s turned chicken, and Frig is only interested in porking that ham, Best. Serves Gravy right for serving up leftovers.
They need to stop re-hash-ing the past-ure, and focus
on the quest ahead. The steaks are too high to dwell on
bygones. No bones about it…they will need to beef on
their Best in order to win!
Yeah, they’re in their prime. Their cause would be best served bygetting to the juicy center of the problem. They just need to ignore their beefs and get on with it.
That said, they’ll probably still stew on it for a while.
This is becoming hard to stomach.
Why the hurry? Best and Frigg still need more time to pork each other.
Don’t dessert us now.
“What’s the matter sir? Not enjoying your pork on pun?”
“Oh the meat of it’s just a little overdone is all.”
non-sense. we wouldn’t want to leave this half-baked
To everyone who posted above:
Well done at using this medium to generate puns of such rare quality!
Well it’s true, we appreciate our steaks lightly done.
Is Byron drawing a map?
Looks like a landscape.
A landscape, peppered with nuclear explosions.
It seems to be important enough that John has drawn it consistently in each panel, a specific enough that we can tell this.
seems that way, doesn’t it? ,’~)
I thought he was trying to catch antlions. “Doodle bug, doodle bug…”
It looks like latent psychic abilities.
I feel like we’ve seen that spiral with the squigley lines before. But I don’t know where and I can’t be bothered to look it up.
It’s total gibberish, he’s going berserk again.
It’s the sign of Jabal-sag.
Byron has regress quite a bit, almost child like with the way he’s drawing in the sand. How old was he when first went ‘zerker?
Syr’Nj looks like the new leader, doesn’t she?
She looks to have the appropriate irritated grimace from it in the last panel.
Well, apparently she’s royalty, so she should get used to commanding.
She could use a few steaks. Honestly, such a thin girl. And she never calls. You’d think she’d call her mother once in a while! Or at least eat right!
And put on a jacket! It’s nippy out there!
And date a nice Elfish boy! You know, my friend has a son about her age…
Okay, I can stand Sadserker moping a bit and being a little distant. But now he’s kinda acting like a kid who just lost his parents. But you know what could make me tolerate that? A flashback to how he lost his parents/family. Then Byron would have a good reason to be sorta regressive like this, AND we’d know for sure that at some point in the future he’ll turn into Batman.
oh hell yes, batzerker, the ultimate party leader/dark knight rolled into one single package of awesome
until he starts adopting little kids, and putting them in spedos…
You think that killing all your friends isn’t a reason to mope?
Look, honestly … the only one that he really, honestly maybe killed was Bandit. We still don’t have 100% on that, she may come back as an armless wonder that picks locks with her teeth. Byron’s never been much of a fighter.
Listen, friends die. It’s what they do. You can’t let every little thing get to you.
Well, yeah, mope. Be horribly depressed. But not regress to childhood behaviour.
Criticizing what the authors’ are saying showing happens to one of their characters, is like calling a painter out on her palette. Sure, you can do it, but it -really- doesn’t make sense if you haven’t seen the whole canvas.
Locke, also, you’re being insensitive to persons who have actually faced depressive episodes. Over less than manslaughter.
I’m not being insensitive. Insensitive is “Pft, stupid idiot, being depressed over slaughtering his friends!” No, I’m being somewhat critical of it. I expect Byron to be massively depressed, yes. I’m not surprised that he wishes he was still dead. I’m just a little perplexed by the squiggling behaviour. I half expected him to simply go back to the fetal position.
And a reader criticizes. It’s what you most often naturally do. If you encounter something that does not make sense in a work and just rubs you the wrong way, do you say, “Well, I’m just being silly! This work is flawless! Hum-dee-dum!” No, if the matter is never adequately explained, you tend to still be a bit bothered by it. By no means am I putting myself above Phil and T., heck, whenever I try to write I really struggle with having characters act realistically myself, and, so far, the characterization in this work has been near-flawless, a level I can only hope to reach someday if I’m very, very lucky.
Now, like I said above, this is all perfectly warranted if his family was murdered in front of him at a very young age. I can understand the regressive behaviours he’s showing then; he’d be reliving childhood trauma, after all. If I’ve somehow offended you with my opinions, I do apologize, but they’re simply my opinions and you shouldn’t let them get to you. I’m not slamming the writer’s work here, after all. Not at all. If you have a personal anecdote that proves me absolutely wrong and feel secure sharing it, by all means, do so. That might change my opinion. It might not. My opinions are like mules, they move when they want to, with the right motivation, but, without the right amount of prodding, they’re steady as a rock.
Whew. Sorry, text dump.
Bah, I split that into more than two paragraphs! Now it’s horrible to look at! Dagnabbit!
That’s assuming that your interpretation of it as childlike behavior is even correct. It could be any number of things. I draw in the dirt sometimes when I’m just in my own head.
Maybe Byron has diabeetus and urgently needs medical testing supplies.
well, we see child byron afetr slaughtering a villiage or several in an earlier flashback
so I’m gonna guess pretty young, and seems going beyond psycho once more has brought back memories of his lost childhood…
ever that, or he’s really depresed
or is secrelty arrekoa#s most famous abstract artist, and this is his way of funding he party
Somehow, I thought Syr would be vegetarian…
What? Eating plants is barbaric!
That’d just be sappy.
That would practically be cannibalism!
And what’s the deal with all of these Dwarves? They’re far too sober!
After all those Mystics dies of wine poisoning, the Savasi got sober, fast.
Elves are supposed to be cannibals anyway.
Wait… Wait a moment.
Isn’t that a gnome steak?
And all the party is together again.
Yes, but Dwarves are supposed to be naked and covered in vomit, blood, and filth. I just don’t see this comic going that way.
Just a comment for everyone who’s been saying “Geez, Byron’s moping so much…why doesn’t he just get on with it…etc.”: Keep in mind that while it has taken us almost a month to get 11 pages into this chapter, in story time,it’s maybe 4-6 hours since they were resurrected, after being slaughtered, and he thinks he killed his friend–I think killing even one person unintentionally is quite traumatic enough. At least give the guy a chance to sleep on things! ;-)
And who knows, While all we really see is Byron doodling in the sand half-aware, he may be drawing out some super elaborate battle plan that would catch Harki by surprise and wipe out the legion of thousands with a rabble of five.
On the other hand, he could also be drawing out OMG Ponies!!!
Ok, the server’s overloaded so they’re having a massive PvP bash out and the party needs the basin of OPness to come up with the most broken build for their class.
Also is that bark Syr’s cooking? What a sapling…
Nah, bark would burn. Besides, it must have been something Best brought with him. Probably some prime cuts, or the Best part of a local butcher’s cow.
Best has some amazing chops.
Not to mention bringing the tenderloin.
Hell, he’s tenderizing some meat just this moment. :P
He’ll need to be careful not to make it too soft, though. Otherwise Frigg might not be pleased with her serving.
Pass the spice!
Wasn’t Syr’ng a vegetarian before?
I think that was discussed above; if her race is related in anyway to plants (other than chlorophyll), then that might be considered some sort of cannibalism to her.
But that’s more of a shot in the dark than anything else. Who knows?
I thought the chlorophyll was just a Fanon attempt to explain why Erica left?
no that’s chloroform! :)
Go ahead, find her some plants in the desert. Starvation will loosen most people’s morales.
Panel n°2 : You got it right, Syr’nj. Even in medieval fanstasy webcomics, isolationism sucks.
For a moment I thought maybe Gravedust would find the truth about the game with his friends mystics when he spoke “we should not be alive” two pages ago.
Hm, I don’t think Byron’s behaviour is innapropriate. He’s drepressed and silent. The comic hinted in past pages that Byron hates going berserk, probably because something as terrible had already happened before. I’m sure this will be further developed later.
I’m surprised Byron hasn’t gone for the suicide attempt/gesture. Although if that were the case, why would he have even come back to his body in the first place? Unless what gravedust did was a cosmic equivalent of a defibrillator and he had no real choice in the matter.
Just fyi guys, cannibalism is eating your own species, not eating the same kingdom/phylum/class/order/family/whatever.
Be funny if another race of humans were to come in form a different direction and stomp everyone, forcing the surviving gastonians to join the rebellion.
Or another race of dwarves is able to conquer the savasi and haul them away as slaves because they had the advice of a full compliment of mystics.
Cheer up, emo-zerker!
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