New Comics Every Weekday - Written by T Campbell & Phil Kahn - Illustrated by John & Jason Waltrip
There’s no kill like overkill.
wait, wasn’t bandit shut out last page? so why is she suddenly in the pit with the rest of the group?
I do believe she was shut in. Looked like she was trying to high tail it out of there.
Frigg’s response cracks me up. “My time to shine.” is what she’s thinking.
I still say that World’s Rebellion is an awful name. They totally should’ve gone with “Harki and the Savage Bois”
that sounds more like a name from the warhammer universe
Ooh, just realized. Bandit realized the danger, and tried running OUT of the place. She was with the crowd in the first panel, in the previous comic.
That little bugger.
Sure. Duck out, grab a rope, distract the guards, steal a disguise, set the charges for the diversion, get over to a place in the stands where the rope can be lowered, wait for the charges to go off, lower the rope. Then the meat shields can plow a road to the horses.
Happens all the time.
Or possibly, “Byron? Nah, don’t think I know ‘im.”
what disguise? she simply needs a cardboard box to evade detection. Everyone knows that. sheesh
Stealing a disguise is traditional. Extra points if it doesn’t quite fit.
Oof, Syr’nj in the last panel… inappropriate is the only word that comes to mind. Almost kills the scene, IMO. Other characters are perfect, but she’s right in the middle!
Probably just a style adaptation hiccup, but really, ouch. :)
She’s reacting to Frigg’s sarcasm but the face is a bit too “neanderthal”-like.
She just seems disgruntled that diplomacy failed. It’s a full on pout about to happen would there not potential death in the making.
I agree, and he’d been doing such a good job on her before. (Really, that’s not sarcasm.)
I thought it was hilarious. *shrug*
IMO, the drawing of her reaction is stone cold perfect. I would have drawn it exactly like that.
Harki has a jewel in his belly button just like that awful statue. It seems to be a fashion accessory among these people.
I know it’s wishful thinking but I hope they get rescued by Best. :D
I hadn’t thought of that, but now I want it to happen too.
Well, they need SOMETHING from the outside to disrupt this, so it could happen (the predictable Big Damn Heroes to save the day would be the ghosts of all those mystics, so it probably isn’t that).
That jewel is ether 1.) A pun about ‘em being a troll and those god awful troll dolls from the 90′s or B.) A magic item that makes him that much scarier.
Or he’s just really into accessorizing.
The only thing worse than death.
Aw man, don’t tell me Byron is about to see Gravedust fall outta that sack in panel 4. He’s gonna go BERSERK!
Oh you’re right, I bet it is Gravedust.
those do look a lot like the two goblins from the other scene. and the bag looks familiar too.
Hopefully literally. I’ve been itching to see Byron open up a fresh can of berserker whoopass on some enemies here lately.
Beat me to it, BarGamer.
I don’t care how hardcore you look, if you’re holding a palm frond fan then you are the office bitch.
I just noticed that guy. I hope he ends up defending himself with the thing. XD
How did you know he was a master of frond-fu? You should see his open palm technique. It’ll blow you away!
Four heavily armed Gastonian adventurers vs a horde of monsters?
Prestige classes, here we come!
I prefer the term “chicken lover”.
“Whats in the bag, WHATS IN THE BAG!?”
*and yes, I know it’s Gravedust*
I love that in the last strip, one of the commenters asked for gravedust to be delivered to the party at this juncture.
I hope he’s not dead, though. That’d be a downer.
Chances are Gravedust was just slipped a ruffie by his ‘buddy.” I would think presenting a fellow Drawf who is also a Gastonain sympathizer would serve as a token of loyalty for their new allies.
Why get your hands dirty with your old friends blood when your new friends will do it for you.
ZOMG, a Landshark! I want one.
OK, now if you want the rest of Gastonia to actually hear that message, you need to let us go now.
Cause even you can’t bellow that loud.
Dude, he didn’t say he wanted to send the message to Gastonia, he said he wanted to send the message to his own people. I.e., all he wants from them now is to put on a show…
I love the trolls with the “H” on their chests like this is a football game. One thing I’m really loving about the new art is all the details that make their way in.
Thank YOU, CjRayn!
Two polearms and a giant leaf does not a polearm bloc make.
So much for pacifism and diplomacy … Now, what can save their bacon is 1st Air Cav. Div or another kind of air strike/support. Well, that or Byron berserk abilities.
Time for something unheroic to happen. Like a blitz attack by a hidden gastonian army that ws just using them as bait.
Sound enough dirty to be some Baron Splande’s plan.
Oh, simply Splande-id.
Now for 25 years of continual wars and epic strife, culminating in grand battles that would decide the fate of the world, followed by five years of massively multiplayer driven fuckery and naked dancing.
I was trying to make a Warcraft reference – I think I missed the target a little, though.
I am in favor either way.
I’d play the shit out of a Guilded Age MMO.
I would quit making Guilded Age to play the Guilded Age MMO.
I lolled forever.
Dun worry man, we get it. Made me grin. :P
I laughed too. and don’t worry, i’m sure Phil understood. He even mentions he has a gnome warlock on the cast page. We all be nerds.
er… creator page.
Wait, I though Phil WAS in the cast. He just changed his name to Byron.
The Gnomes attempted to invent and market a “Death Rattle”. Sadly, Necromancers are not really involved in childcare.
Harki is sending mixed signals.
“Deliver this message TO all the World’s Rebellion.”
“We only want to hear from Gastonians… is a death rattle.”
How can they deliver the message if they’re dead?
The World’s Rebellion are the monsters there. He is the leader of The World’s Rebellion. By killing them, he is sending a message to his own people that he isn’t going to Kow-Tow to the Gastonians. Hence their death sends a message to the World Rebellion.
I think there’s wiggle room there. The “diplomats” cannot deliver it themselves if they are dead. If only they had brought lawyers with them…
They don’t need live messengers… they could just deliver Our Heroes’ heads in a sack to Splande.
Oooh. They put the dwarf in a sack! NEVER put a dwarf in a sack! Bad things happen.
Dwarf-in-a-bag sez, “Never put me in a sack, Harky. My father put me in a sack once… Once.”
Nnnn…o, I don’t like Friggs new facial expressions too much. She’s been looking weird a long time now. Hmm.
This one is making me excited for what’s going to come on the next page.. Both the Harki’s words and the art (especially the choice of colours and the sense of being penned) are building the tension fantastically. I sort of hope that is Gravedust in the sack, but I also hope there’s some twist to the situation. Roll on Wednesday!
Again guys, cut the new artist some slack! Stepping in and emulating someone else’s long-developed style from the get-go is very difficult.
If all you can focus on when you comment is one flaw you dislike, then maybe you’re taking too much for granted here – I’d be gutted if I spent hours working hard on something and my only replies were, “Well it’s not exactly like the last artist’s work. Pooh!”
By which I mean, if you’re going to piss and whine about changes, at least throw a bone to the people working on it, and explain what you *like*.
I like everything except some of the faces. I really have no complaints about John’s STYLE at all. In fact, as I believe I’ve said before, I prefer his detailed backgrounds to Erica’s vague, watercolory ones. It’s just when he has the characters not acting quite like themselves that I object.
Hey now, they’re just as entitled to make their criticisms as we are entitled to not care what they say.
We’re all for free speech here at Guilded Age.
That said, I agree that Syr’inj’s (you know who is meant) facial expression in the last panel is a little bit to much. It’s the kind of mimical punchline that concludes a sketch and doesn’t leave enough room for the drama… nevertheless – and not just to throw a bone – I love the art and it’s still becoming better and better!
Especially the different perspectives make this one great!
You’re not fooling me Phil, I bet you read each comment with bated breath and a pink Margarita.
All except yours, lately.
You’re a pale imitation of your former glory, captain.
That’s not what you were saying in bed last night.
What I was saying was “Ok, you can stop now, Metalocalypse is on.”
I see where some of the inspiration for GA came from. Nasty.
What do you use for bait?
Hey, I just want to add that I have to get up at 5:30 for work, but there have been nights where I’ve stayed up until 12:05 because I really want to see what happens next, and that hasn’t changed with the artist. I’m enjoying the story. Tim Truman wasn’t the lead artist on the whole run of Grimjack, but that doesn’t mean what came after him sucked–OK, I didn’t care for one guy’s run, but if the artist’s interpretation is at least reasonable and the story is strong, I’m sticking around. (To be a bit more mainstream, *how* many people have drawn the X-Men, Batman, Spiderman, etc.?) Go look at the first year of any long-running webcomic that’s had a single artist–the difference in or evolution of style in just the same person between then and now might surprise you!
(Long time reader, first time commenter)
Byron’s nose looks HUGE in the last panel, and I approve! He’s always been the heart throb of this strip for me and I was most worried about his non-conventional good looks being lost/changed with the new artist. But it appears as if I get to keep my eye-candy just the way I like it: thick brows and big nosed.
You won’t be disappointed by the next installment, then.
Is he gonna get whacked in the face again? Is he? Is he?
Wow, the two frogish-henchmen even brought Gravedust to the party.
Frigg, quick, these savage races are all about pride and honor! Challenge Harki to a game of Chess!
Awesome. I love a good hockey game.
“So please, let’s begin the auditions.”
Gastonia’s got talent.
“My MOTHER had a better death-rattle than you!”
Syr’nj is just pissed that it always happens the same way, no matter how hard she tries to do it the right way.
And is this when Gravy stands up, unharmed. Quips a little about an attempted poisoning. (Yes, he was told in advance and prepared. ) And now has the backing of some spirit power for a good show of “listen to us or I’ll stomp all yer asses”.
Ok, probably not. But still, they need a way out.
At this point, it’s all gravy.
Is it odd that I have this urge to chant “ATTICA! ATTICA!!”, after seeing the third panel?
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