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IT’S A TRAP!
Heehee, Admiral Akbar!
Alone with me, myself, and I.
I doubt that you and/or i are going anywhere, even if it does happen.
Well, the world’s had a good innings, ennit?
Hey, the world is only supposed to START ending tomorrow.
Provided the three of you aren’t raptured away, updates can continue!
Oh, c’mon. All that happens tomorrow is the Earth’s rotation and orbit finally both reach 88mph at the same time and it travels backwards in time, catching fire in the process and leaving two enormous blazing trails in its gravity well. Stonehenge is actually an ancient flux capacitor, which is what makes this possible. I know this for sure because I went to the future and looked. Doesn’t anyone else own a time machine?
I did once, but someone stole it… Evil.
Mine only goes forward. Stupid warranty people want it back yesterday for timely service.
Oooohhhh, it’s one of THOSE mirror rooms. Each mirror is a door and as you move you go into a room that looks the exact effing same. Lose track of the direction you were going… and well… there’s no food there, you’ll note. Generally you’d use the bodies of those who came before you to gauge if you’ve been in the room before… but I have a feeling they were the first ones to ever get past those golems.
No, nobody’s moved. They just can’t see each other.
It’s all done with mirrors, you see.
it was only after a little reflection that i saw what you did.
Don’t smash this idea early. It will only bring you bad luck. Anyway, its a good idea on what’s happening.
Everybody who knows anything about everything knows that the world already ended on January 1st 2000.
However the universe has grown senile over its multi-billion year lifespan and hasn’t noticed this particular cluster of a few hundred billion galaxies is still going, as long as everybody stays quiet and doesn’t make waves maybe we can keep this thing going for a few more eons.
Knock on wood.
We still have 2012 to deal with. Even if that fails, 2084 will arrive someday.
2084? I must have missed the day when they were handing out those pamphlets. And you skipped over 2037 – when Unix time runs out. THAT one scares me. The rest of them? Naah.
Pst, the Rapture is tomorrow. Armageddon is 3 months later on October 21st. THEY GONE DONE THE MATH, PUT IT IN YER CALENDERS, HEATHENS.
I’m making a playlist of Rapture/Armageddon songs to play all day, starting with “War Pigs”. What will you all be listening to?
It’s the end of the World as we know it…
And I feel fine…
Best version EVER
Christmas at Ground Zero
Might as well listen to something fun.
You do know that song is about Highschool debate right? :p
Don’t forget that the Mayan calendar ends on 12/21/2012 too so there’s another apocalypse right there.
I find it amazing that the Mayans, with their advanced calculations, were able to pick a date that corresponds EXACTLY with a date filled with 2s and 1s on a calendar system they didn’t even use! Amazing!
So the Mayan CALENDAR is scheduled to end in 2012. Doesn’t mean the WORLD is going to end. The western calendar ends every December 31st, all it means is we go back to Day One of the NEXT cycle. Only difference is in how many pages you count, and the planet doesn’t care. It’ll just keep spinning the days away.
The Mayan Calendar ending will mark the end of the Fifth World. And then the Sixth world will come in.
You’ll know how fucked we are when dragons start appearing and people start Goblinizing on the streets.
That means someone didn’t die when they were supposed to. Then we’ll hide in a church.
No, no. It’ll be cool. All we have to do is wait for Dunkelzahn to tell everyone to calm their tits.
But we won’t have the magic key to restore the inside of the box and then re-kill them!
Is that a Doctor Who reference? If it is you’re my friend forever.
But that means Jak and I have to share! :(
Hear hear, chummer.
The reason the Mayan calendar ends in 2012? This:
Mayan Mason: Hey, we finished this stone, and we’re already umpteen centuries ahead with this thing. Do we really have to do another?
Mayan Calendar Foreman (Checking his wrist sun-dial): Nah, you guys did good. Knock off for the day.
I didn’t even know about this “end of the world on may 21″ bullshit until like 2 mins ago. Totally out of the loop.
I find it more entertaining that they could apparently predict the end of the world but didn’t see the end of their own civilization coming
@6:00 I’m totally blasting War Pigs \m/
Day of judgement, God is calliiiiiiiiiiiiiiing!
On their knees, the war pigs crawlinnnnnnnnnnng!
Begging mercy for their siiiiiiiiiiiiiiiins!
Satan laughing, spreads his winnnnnnnnnngs!
OHHHH LAWD YEAH!
May 21st, June 21st, July 21st and then… October 21st?
Today I read that some children take that doomsday stuff seriously, because no adults bother to contradict it. And kids do a great job of scaring each other. Won’t someone please think of the children?
Oh but I do everytime I throw another one in the pot.
no, no, you misheard. the RAPTORS are coming tomorrow.
you just made my day xD
I think that one actually makes me MORE nervous.
Are you kidding? I’ve always wanted to ride a raptor. I’m gonna find me one and beat him and break him and train him and saddle him and pet his scales and ride him and call him Mr. Toast! :D
If that’s the case, then I think I’ll be okay. My house has doorknobs, not handles :)
A trap that only targets non-elves?
Wonder why GRAVEDUST DESERTHAMMER (I don’t know why no one says that name in all caps whenever they can) and Frigg are in a different room from Byron.
I think they’ve got shafted into a room with the person in the group that is opposite of their personality/dislike the most…hence the ‘zerker being by himself(self-loathing).
Oh, that’s a good way to look at it.
Except GRAVEDUST DESERTHAMMER and Frigg don’t really seem to hate each other. They seem to have spent the least amount of time chilling together, but….
…derp. Opposite of their personality. Which would also describe Byron, considering that one half of his personality is a calm, cool tactician, and the other is a frothing, raging engine of death and terror.
I think it’s that they were touching. Gravedust has his hand on Frigg’s arm. And I think Syr’nj might have been tapping Best to make her dispute with him. Though it may technically be two panels using the arch to separate or something, since both Syr’nj and Best are alone in their reflections.
Naah, there’s some panel overlap there. Maybe Syr’nj and Best aren’t as close as we think, due to the angle we’re looking at.
Awesome alt-text =D … Er, I’ve got nothin’.
Wow. That’s Mirroraculous.
Oh I get it. Arkerra is a mirror universe.
I lol’d so hard at this.
See they’re putting Best with Syr-nj because they need to become friends. Best has aided Gravedust’s revival, has saved Byron’s life, and is Frigg’s personal boy-toy. Now we just need some deep, meaningful scene with these two and BAM! BFFs.
Or a love interest. Believe it or not Best has a certain charm. Must be the secret power of the shit elves, locked away for all eternity.
I think they all paired off with the worst person to be around. Since Byron is kind of unstable, he gets stuck all by his lonesome.
I always figured Gravedust and Frigg got along fairly well. Then again, before Best showed up and not counting Bandit I think thier relationship was easily the weakest. Maybe this is ordeal will inspire more bro-love in the two of them.
“Sigh”..All they needed to do was to use the buddy system.
Okay who invited Admiral Akbar?!!
If they had Ackbar, they’d have known it was a trap. Mon Calamri get huge racial bonuses to trap sense.
Solipsism trap! I loves it!
Also, should the world not end, I’ll have writer’s guts for garters on Monday.
I am so using this trap someday
Note: Byron’s acting more like his old self now. He just needed a good crisis to raise his pucker factor and slap him back to normal.
Oh you’d THINK I’d be too preoccupied to object to the cliffhanger but even when the world is shattering around me I’ll be shaking my fists at the sky screaming:
“GODDAMMIT, GUILDED AAAAAAGGGGGGEEEEEEE!”
Those will literally be my last words before the ground splits open beneath my feet.
Then just hump to the side.
That was totally supposed to say jump.
I like the first version better, humpty hump really hasn’t gotten enough air play in the last couple decades
Well… if the world ends… what would you do for the rest of the time being? Hm?
Dammit, no matter who is drawing him, Byron’s hair always looks awesome.
You know…I keep thinking something like that. I almost commented on the lush awesomeness of his hair in some of the past few pages, but it seemed a little, um…odd to do so. It also looks awesome no matter what he’s been up to or where he is. Hacking through the forest with Gravedust? Awesome. Berserking? Awesome. In the desert? Awesome. Risen from the dead? Awesome. Desperately fleeing from giant rock librarians? Awesome. Killing kobolds? Awesome. I step outside, and 5 minutes later my ‘do is toast.
Byron, please, tell us your secret. Is it the conditioner? Product? Magic?
He finds that as a berserker, the traditional method of using a shampoo made from your enemies spinal fluid(diluted by two parts water) is the best way to keep a hair style the same without sticking it one way with hair gel. Rigid but flexible you know.
Hell, I’m STILL waiting to hear what you need to use to grow a magic beard.
Less mirrors, more smoke!
Gotta get me a set of those axe head shoulder paldrons.
The last panel reminds me of Sweet Bro and Hella Jeff.
I THOUGHT I WARNED YOU ABOUT MIRRORS BRO
I TOLD YOU DOGG
IT KEEPS HAPPENING
No, you fools, that opens the door to the Gates of Madne- WHERE DOING IT MAN
Heh, poor Byron. He doesn’t even have his girlfriend to keep him company.
Bipolar Byron through the looking glass.
This doesn’t reflect well on their situation..
I wonder if Syn’s panic is more the situation or that she’s stuck with Best.
But he’s the Best person to be stuck with!
Pretty sure all party members are individually isolated, there’s just not enough space in a single page to show every character standing in the middle of the room alone a la Byron.
Nah, look in the reflection of Gravedust and Frigg – you can see them overlapping into the same reflection, and Gravey’s still holding onto Frigg.
I#m…not really familiar with that kind of traps,even thought everyone else here seem to have a clue on what is going on.
Maybe there is really one room and they are all still in it,they just can’t see each other? could be that they get all invisible to one another when they stand more than one or two foot steps from each other away (and also soundproof since they cant here what others say..propertly.).
Seeing as Byron is walking and also Syn’r and best could be walking into another dierection while arguing.
It’s just a wild guess but its all i can come up with.
It’s very simple: they do it with smoke and mirrors.
Oh, and Neil Gaiman books.
Maybe you’ll have the time to reflect on your behavior…in SOLITARY CONFINEMENT.
Now Byron will have a climatic musical duel against Edward Hyde.
I love how Payet’s jacket is visibly reflected in the mirror behind him. Nice touch!
I’m really not digging the art. In this one, it makes me think of Snoopy more than anything, and it just doesn’t seem to fit the whole “fantasy adventure” part of the comic.
A few months ago, I was excited every MWF for new comics. Right now, I check maybe once a week to catch up and I’m starting to feel like it’s not worth it. :(
Hm… You could be right… It worth the time to lick through a whole bunch of webcomics, but it is really worthless to read a new page of this thing. Hell! The story is catching, well written, the art is easy to understand, it is free too. That thirty seconds just doesn’t fit into your time.
I am not “digging” the art too, but it is great in its own context, ever improving, always trying to match the mood… And only a few can do quality work like this within such short time. Start digging the art and you’ll be fine.
Hell! Do you always act as if it was the Universe’s duty to fulfill all your needs? Sometimes you have to take and like what you get and how you get that.
You see, that’s where you’re wrong. The stories are increasingly growing banal and the quality of dialog, which was fresh and edgy in the earlier work, is decreasing to where it’s obvious puns and doesn’t sound as natural. The art is changing, which I can appreciate, as lack of change results in stagnation and rot. However, the changes that are being made are inconsistent even within pages. Look at Sy’rng’s face!
Is it free? Yes. Is it entertaining? Less so than it has been. You may be satisfied with what you are given, which is perfectly fine, but I am trying to give honest feedback without being insulting or pandering so that, if desired, it can be noted, considered, and utilized or dismissed depending on its perceived usefulness by the creators. And why do I find it important to bitch about something given away for free on the Internet? Because it’s not as good as it used to be, and it was, for a few months, my favorite webcomic.
Then do that. Give honest feedback. Because honest feedback worth giving it… And again… the magic word here is worth.
By the way… I keep looking at her face and… hm… she is drawn in John’s style. I do not expect you to understand this, though I hope, I am wrong about you, but this is the new Syr’nj. With all these changes. Did you ever watch Disney’s stuff? Of course you did. The faces change there, sometimes the characters’ stature too, according to scene and event. I think, that this is one of the artist’s tricks.
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