New Comics Every Weekday - Written by T Campbell & Phil Kahn - Illustrated by John & Jason Waltrip
Requiem for a JERK
Ashes to ashes, Dust to Best, tomb to dirt. Amen brother.
“…dibs on your vynil collection.”
Bandit, now Best… It’s like the fifth character in the group is the drummer from Spinal Tap.
“The third one died in a bizarre magic item fabrication accident. The Arkerran authorities didn’t investigate, they didn’t want to know.”
Now, here’s the question.
Will she offer help? Call him on his bullshit? Or try to make peace, semi-posthumously?
Huh. I get auto-assigned avatars now?
Well, GRAVEDUST DESERTHAMMER chilling with Syr’nj isn’t a bad one to have.
…there are worse dysfunctions.
CRIKEY, I’ve been nunned!
Well they are making the best out of a grave situtation…
They need to remain calm. If they crack now, the whole party could fall.
You know, at this point dying is just something he had to do to become part of the team!
So, is Best dead, or is he going to be resurrected? If he’s not to be awakened, then will he be brought out of the tubes?
“We’re going on without you. Also, you’re kind of an ass”
I’m surprised Best is still in their world after falling into a… a… what was this nexus, anyway?
Obviously, it was a perplexus nexus.
It’s best not to count your shit elves before they’re hacked.
Yeah man. I totes thought he’d be gone to the nth dimension by now. Punching out Mxyzptlk and flying off on a silver spaceboard to do karaoke with the elder gods.
Instead he’s just laying there dying? What a jip. Worst. Vortex. Ever. Guilded Age Incorporated needs to just fire their entire vortex department and rebuild it from scratch. This one’s a dud.
I don’t think they can actually seen him which is why GD has to use the force. Syr is just making sure by calling out.
Yeah, the vortex department has been swirling around the drain for awhile now.
poor(tal) service round here I’ll tell you what.
That’s what happens when you run out of cake.
The background in this strip was really nice
Also the shadows were done very nicely as well. A wallpaper of any/all the panels would probably be pretty cool :D
Does Syr’nj actually think Gravedust wouldn’t be saying they should go help if they could? Grave’s not that kinda guy, even if it is Best….
He’s also not much for running or climbing though.
Truly, he was the Best of of them.
DOUBLE WIN! :D
+1 Internets for you, god sir or madam
inb4 her next words are “You were an enormous douche.” :3c
“OhMyGod Why aren’t you dead yet! We haven’t got all day to watch your tacky ass bleed!”
Your avatar is my favorite ever.
Get him outta that rocky rumble, now ! Please ! :’-(
This is probably some plot device, we know best will get out of it.Cuuuus…
Babe their aint no other way. Best he just plays that way. He’s on the right track baby Best was born to play!
guess he just performs that way.
Well, maybe she can use science on him?…
You can ALWAYS do science. Although I’m not sure why she wants to do science Before he dies… Imagine if she really WAS doing “what Gravedust normally does. Just a little in advance.” FRANKENBEST!
and you know she’d remember to include a killswitch on that. She’s so compassionate, but also just such a cold shrew when the moment requires.
giving the requiem before he actually is dead is science
So is stabbing him to make sure he’s dead.
No. That’s an art. An incredibly classy one at that.
I hope she’s just like “We tried to give you a chance. We paid our debt to you. Your actions caused your own downfall.We’re sorry, but no one will shed a tear for you”
Would be cold and work with what she reacted to him before.
It is ILLEGAL to be blonde in this group.
I noticed, right? Being blonde is sort of like the new and improved red shirt. -chuckle-
to be fair, we dont know what gravedust was before he went grey.
Doesn’t matter. It’s grey now, and that’s all that matters.
Characters always were, and always will be, exactly as there are now.
By order of the Conservation of the Status Quo Comission.
Flushed, good and proper. What more could you do with a Shit Elf?
He was a Shit Elf. Now he’s a Pit Elf.
what a shame about all those books in the library
Payet, can you hear me?
Payet, can you see me?
Payet, can you find me in the night?
Payet, are you near me?
Payet, can you hear me?
Payet, can you help me not be frightened?
Looking at the stones I seem to see
A million pieces which ones are yours?
Where are you now that destiny
Has cast you out
And closed a vortex?
The sun is so much hotter
The wind is so much harsher
The world you see is so much dimmer
Now that you’re alone.
Wow. I thought about making this joke, but then I thought “Who would get a Yentl reference?”
Shows what I know.
To be honest, I know the song from Glee. the only part of Yentl I’ve seen was when I looked up this clip on Youtube after hearing the song.
“Stay dead, shit elf. You will not be missed.”
Alt text was pretty much my reaction too.
He’s gonna come back as like a monster or something. We know he saw something bad in the basin, so his destiny must be really bad. So most likely he’s going to be a deformed monster, consumed with revenge on Byron and the rest for letting him fall, and he’s going to die a pitiful death with no one to remember him. Wait, I almost forgot, I can’t comment without making a pun.
Um… Uh… I am the Best at predicting things?
Truly, the Best of puns are made under duress.
As opposed to Best’s puns, which are now only made under rocks.
Awww… I like Best … Hope he comes back as an undead jerk! :D
I think I know what happens now…
…and yes, it’s as bad as it looks.
Meh. Wrong link. This one is…better?
That’s just so sad…
Also, first time I though about how painful must be Gravedust’s gift. He literally sees other people’s lifes fading away.
might we one day get to see what best saw in his vision that was so terrible?
It was the Matrix, and he took the red pill.
This page makes me sad :(
It just occurs to me now that Best’s life force fading could be Best being pulled through the vortex to beyond Gravedust’s range of sense. So maybe not the conclusive death this appears to be?
That was my first thought actually. Signal interference by the vortex nebula.
You would think that.
Damn it Best, die!
Nice guys die first dontcha know? Assholery actually provides a limited immortality. I’m surprised it’s not more popular.
That’s actually how superman gets his powers. Kyrptonian physiology can use yellow sun radiation as a catalyst to further facilitate the chemical reactions that take place when biomatter is exposed to dickery.
Eh, my experience with Superman has been mostly in the animated Timm-verse, where Superman may be many things, but he is not a dick. Nice technobabble by the way.
I have limited experience with him myself, but Superman’s obviously been a lot of things over a lot years. Golden Age Superman was primarily an enraged behemoth with a habit of frightening the townsfolk with his dramatically disproportionate responses to minor offenses.. Guy harassing some woman? Thrown through a wall to his implicit death. That sort of thing.
In silver age everyone was a dick. It’s always hilarious when Batman commands commissioner Gordon’s men without telling him, back before he was an anti-hero mind you. Poor Gordon’ll have been working for hours on a case he didn’t know had already been solved :)
Certainly there are fun moments in the cartoons that are kind of dickish if put under scrutiny. Superman Stands in the distance watching missiles fly towards a prison, waits for the first two to hit before flying off to stop the third pretty much just for show since the damage is done and you know for a fact he could have stopped all three anytime he wanted. Suspiciously doesn’t have super-hearing anymore whenever Aquaman is in trouble in the next room over. That sort of thing. I laugh at those.
Mostly though a certain website popularized the image of Superman as a huge dick who just enjoys screwing with his friends by taking comic book covers out of context. Stuff like this
Personally though? Every incarnation I’ve seen of him, cartoon or not just seems overly smug.
His whitebread sense of humor is a hoot and a half. How can I help but both love and hate that smarmy grin^^
Long story short, it’s just a joke. Don’t read too much into it XD
Think again: http://superdickery.com/images/stories/dick/98_4_0377.jpg
Oops, that was Superboy. Here, take the whole thing: http://superdickery.com/index.php?Itemid=45&id=28&layout=blog&option=com_content&view=category
So what do you suggest, Captain? Should we adjust the tetryon neutrino field with self-sealing warp sphere?
“Well, that’s that! Time to pack up and move out, everyone, so if anyone has to go before we leave, there’s this convenient pit, right here…”
“On the way back to the tube, can you bring me some nachos?”
Aw, I see. She’s going to stroke her beard in deep thought. Don’t see how that will help best. Or how she’s going to grow a beard.
Locke, you’re such an odd duck :D
Did you say “duck”?
That’s why it’s “In advance.”
Last panel: best line ever.
BEst IS the epic hero of destiny he has clearly fallen into a vortex of DESTINY!
I wonder if the basin saw that coming.
…Good point. Was that the destiny he saw, and shouldn’t the rest of the party have gotten a chance to see it?
Great art in this one too!
thanks, Zach. :)
“Best! Can you hear me?”
“If you see Bandit, tell her Byron is reeally sorry.”
“…hate you guys…”
Haha, we can only hope.
Syr: Best, can you hear me?
GD: Wait, you meant Best? I was talking about Byron’s glove – it’s too late to save him. Best, on the other hand we can totally sa– oh wait, no, no we can’t save him now either.
DAMNIT! FFFFFFFFFFFFUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU! HOW DARE YOU TAKE BEST AWAY!? *beeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeep*
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