Marv: /o/, /k/, /r9k/
There are so many great things about this strip I don’t even know where to start
Kratos gets girls?
He frequently falls into impromptu threesomes while he goes about his daily business.
BTW you all lost it……and don’t even try to think that you didn’t.
I think I thunk a thought
Thats called meta-cognition my friend
The creator of The Game called the whole thing off.
It’s like canceling a game after you released it and ported into a new console… Ten years later.
Your username made me happy.
Your username is amazing.
And even if he hadn’t, dear Mr. Munroe solved it for us.
damn you!! X3
You’re now whining about it on 4chan, aren’t you.
Did you forget about Pandora and all those minigames?
Also this comic is pretty spot on.
Kratos gets laid more then Machete. Which reminds me… COELASQUID! you have to go watch Machete. I feel you will appreciate it at least as much as i did.
Vorked just doesn’t appreciate a classy film like machete. It perfectly captures the grindhouse style D:<
WHAT YOU TAKE THAT BACK RIGHT NOW
I do need to see it, I’ve been saying as much to everyone I know in real life for several days now.
He has sex with ladies of ill-repute in every game.
he even got friggin’ married
then he killed his wife and daughter
kratos’ got a bad case of DV
This comic is so much win.
inb4 tits or gtfo
and don’t forget, kratos is apparently married.
My face when 4Chan.
I’m gonna edit this one, but if I find another text box breaking comment like that it’s gonna get deleted.
Well sorry bro. I had the website able to cut them off at the black line. That was more of a test.
It does cut them off but it trails off into the black, it looks sloppy, and it’s obnoxious. If it was anyone else leaving comments like that, I’d be flagging them as spam so the filter would learn to stop them in the future.
It’s okay if you’re testing something but, yanno, no need to act like a ten year old.
Okay then. I was gonna edit it. But I was pushing where the text gets blocked off by a bit. It was slopping off a bit into the background, so I was trailing it back.
aiight, continue with your business then :P
+5 ethnicity, -2 charisma
The… ability to… Wait. What?
It’s like EV points in Pokemon. It accounts for unknown calculations that the average person simply wouldn’t care about. It also grants Mr. T the ability to forge Mohawk grenades.
Would it be wrong to start posting this comic in those threads? Also I just laughed so hard my room mate knocked on the door to make sure I was ok.
D8 I JUST CAN’T GET USED TO THIS! *fwacking with a shovel*
(I promise I’ll stop it here, though.)
No worries. The next time she draws sten not standing next to the mononoke forest god I’ll have to come up with a new one.
Oh god, he’s one of those “True Forced Lonliness” jagoffs!
Hm. Wonder what kinda Chinese they ordered? I get the feeling Commander is a kung pao chicken man.
Everyone is always eating chicken curry pad Thai forever. Even at Chinese restaurants.
I am ashamed. I have never eaten this delicacy.
Try it, it’ll change your life. Curry and pad Thai are both brilliant, but make sure you go to a real authentic place, most restaurants tend to keep them very mild, and you lose a lot. Of course, I could be just biased having eaten Thai food in Thailand :I
But anyways, tl:dr EAT THIS NOW
haha gotta love kratos’ “who me?” face
I love Kratos’s expression in panel 4. Just that whole, “Wait, what? I heard my name, when did this become about me?” look he’s sporting is priceless.
PRESS “O” TO AVOID GETTING DRAGGED INTO THIS
Actually, I think there are several humorous ways to translate that face, especially when taken out of context!
“Gets girls? Who? Me?” (I know about the marriage and the mini-games, but that’s just what came to mind)
“Huh? What are you guys blaming me for this time?”
“They make these noodles out of what?!”
Kratos, being a sensitive kinda guy, doesn’t “Get Girls.” He has “deeply meaningful if sadly brief relationships with women.”
BEST COMMENT EVAR. So good, I quoted it!
His expression makes me think of the ‘Vete a la Versh’ episode ‘Instant Soup’.
It’s a Spanish flash cartoon (with English subtitles).
Awww! Panel 4 Kratos is just adorable!
Anyway, who’s Marv? Which game is he from?
He’s from the Frank Miller comic/movie Sin City.
hence the grey color sheet ^^
great job, coelasquid
Oooooo, I thought he was a rock-dude or something. Like, made of rocks.
Pretty sure the cops he pulverizes would agree with you.
My faith in humanity just died.
Anyways, Coelasquid, funny comic as always :3
I don’t have the disposable income for all the hip comics and movies…
But….you have Internet access and the ability to navigate to The Pirate Bay, yes?
Since I began studying animation, I stopped pirating things… With the exception of really old video games… :[ Sure, one less internet pirate doesn’t make much difference in the grand scheme of things, but at least I won’t feel guilty as I slowly starve to death in an alleyway.
The solution: Youtube clips. Then you can see this “Marv” and keep your moral fortitude. (Which I highly applaud, by the way.)
:\ I dunno. Isn’t that still internet piracy? (Though I do admit using YouTube to watch copyrighted stuff, so I really should get off my high horse and take up your suggestion.)
No. It isn’t piracy.
Unless you’re watching Ugly Americans on youtube. Then it’s wrong.
You’re welcome, person who made this awesome comic. Your name is tough to type, so I just think of you as “cola squid”.
It’s pronounced “seeluh-squid” like as in Coelacanth.
Awwww…. That means my mental image of a cephalopod drinking caffeinated beverages is inaccurate…
funny i always tought your name was from the digimon coelamon, as it has the silvery fish look
I just want you to know that you’re writing pretty much the only comic on the internet that doesn’t make me think, “YOU KNOW WHAT WOULD BE BETTER? IF: ”
That is a monumental achievement.
Well Coela is the writer we all wish to be.
I know I wish to be the awesome girl.
YOU KNOW WHAT WOULD BE BETTER? IF: THERE WERE MORE OF THIS AWESOME COMIC TO ENJOY.
Honestly, if I had the money, I would personally commission a full animated Manly Guys cartoon. I’m not sure how much it is, but I’m sure it’s a lot, and it’d be worth every cent.
For me, the real punchline for this strip is panel 7. Kratos has recovered his composure, but still can’t win.
Also, I like how Marv is still done in greyscale, true to his roots – are comic characters second-class citizens in this world?
I feel like that question is a little bit racist ;>_>
See his greyscaledness as a reference to the fact that Miller’s is close to the only comic that went for literary prizes :3
Everyone’s a little bit racist (sometimes).
Doesn’t mean we go around committing hate crimes
These posts, they are are almost perfect rhymes!
Look around and you will find, no one’s really colorblind
whoa, what happened to the background at the penultimate panel there?
Haven’t seen the word penultimate used in quite some time. Good use of it, too. Finally, an internet place where the comments aren’t mangled half-language!
thanks for replying to one word of my comment?
I just noticed it, it stood out. I seem to get some enjoyment out of seeing people use old words that aren’t common. I apologize for any and all confusion, but I still think it was a good use of the word.
If penultimate is all it takes to get you going, antepenultimate should rock your world.
There is such a thing?
In Neologism Land. It means the word before the next-to-last word.
Hey. Drop it,alright? I got a bit carried away. I apologize. Okay?
It wasn’t necessary and saving time was. Next week I’ll try to draw a comic with nothing but backgrounds and no joke or characters to make up for this grave carelessness on my part.
And yet, if this happens, it’ll still somehow be manly and awesome.
Personally, I figured the background was obscured by the glowing ball of PURE DAMN EMOTION Marv was feeling.
Now THIS is some fine writing! Very damn cool. Lols at Kratos’ expression. :D
Marv needs a dog.
No, u know the cliché, manly evil-looking man will ALWAYS have a cat, probably female (cat’s gender is never mentioned)
Sometimes they have an adorable puppy.
yeah, but its more evil looking when u have a cat, preferably a black cat
Well, if they’ve got a cat, you KNOW they’re evil.
I love that Kratos is allowed to enter places without wearing a shirt. I guess nobody’s brave enough to stop him… or he still hasn’t been able to find the men’s Big, Tall, and Traumatized.
Who is going to tell him, “No Shoes, No Shirt, No Service” and really mean it? And even if they did…we all know where that would end up.
Technically speaking, rules 1 & 2 only apply to that one certain board. So /d/, /co/, and /vp/ are still fair game.
Only newfags strictly follow the rules. (Other than rules 34 and 35, anyway)
do not forget rule 46
Those ‘rules’ are from a bunch of twelve year olds who think they’ve found their secret clubhouse.
I talk about my time on 4chan just like I talk about my time on facebook or any other website; never, unless required to cite a source for something (very rarely do I use 4chan as a reference, though…)
But citing 4chan in a research paper almost always guarantees either an A or an F, depending on the teacher and the information used.
and where do you think those 12 yearolds come from?
they come from youtube, because they saw a video from a rule breaker about weegee or awesome face or pedobear, and then theyre all like “OH LOL I GUTTA FIEND THESE THEENGS” and they look it up, and find 4chan, and theyre all OH EM EFF JEE HEAR IT EES! THIS IS GUNNA BE SOOOO KEWL GAIZ, LOO-
OH GROSS SHEES ALL NAKID AND SHIT! WHAT IS THI- I DONT EVEN
WUTS CANDLEJACK LOLOLO
WUTS A FINGERBOX
WUTS A SLOWPOKE
OH ILL POST MY BLOGGER INFO SO I KIN GIT HITZ
and this contributes to the cancer that ruins the board that was once so great
i am mad
inb4 4chan was never good, it was better than this
Repeat after me; ‘The internet is not serious business. I need to get a life!’
the internet is not serious business, i ne-
HEY WAIT A MINUTE
i don’t get the last panel. i’m going to have to look into it. tee hee
Noooo!! Don’t do it!
What you did there. I see it.
Just love it, as every fucking macho punchline on this awesome webcomics.
‘Marv’? *adjusts imaginary glasses* Okay, good. For a second I thought it said ‘Mary’.
Oh good, so i’m not the only one…
I read through the entire thing thinking it said Mary. Confused me somewhat ^^ reading the comment’s cleared it all up a bit though. Anyways. Great comic!
+4 has been down too long.
I’m itching for it.
… and second rule…
Those rules only apply to a board on 4chan, we can talk about 4chan all we want.
That is false.
Oh, who cares. It’s not like a secret club or anything.
It applies to the entirety, but the entire bloody internet knows about it now. So alas there is no point to the rule anymore.
But it’s got the secret left-handed handshakes, special club lotion bottles, and everything!
rules 1 and 2 only apply to raids.
only rules that are taken “seriously” are rule 34, rule 35, rule 46 and….maybe 29 and 36….i guess rule 43 could be taken seriusly too, taking in account how that specific board is
Damnit man, if Kratos can get girls then marv should be a shoe in!!!!! I mean, Bruce willis’ character got a chick and he’s older than a mature chedder O_o
Rules one and two forbid the direct discussion, and only the direct discussion, of activity on a /b/ board. This applies to every /b/ board in existence. One may mention or talk about the existence of /b/ boards or if necessary explain from a purely factual basis how such boards function. But one does not say something like “Last night I was on /b/ and I did so and so”.
And I fucked up the HTML. Everybody point and laugh.
Why are you doing this. Stop it right now.
That is not how 4Chan works.
look, the rules are specifically targeted towards newfags, to prevent them from doing stuff on youtube and facebook that leads other unknowingfags to 4chan, which leads to the unknowingfags fagging it up, eventually devolving into cancer fags
Which all leads to one question: If nobody new ever joins, how do they propose to maintain a community?
>Coelasquid is my new hero
Also inb4 shitstorm from /k/ommandos
Saying “4chan” isn’t a reference.
Yes it is. It’s just a very obvious one.
You know Coel and Vorked are both channers, right? I know at least Vorked namefags (or is it trips?) — I see him on /co/ all the time.
I used to post on /co/ a lot a couple years back, but the board got less fun and I drifted away. Now I just go back and glut myself on /x/ every once in a while. I rarely use a name though, I only ever had it on when I was posting art for the sake of people who wanted to track down my DA gallery.
Kratos – An ultimate example :-P
Don’t deny it, Kratos. We all know it’s true.
Jeez, this one was killer. “Kratos gets girls”. You know, i think i need glasses. I kept reading Marv as Mary… lol
There are so many things that I love about this. First of all, I never thought that a panel which I had seen on Twitter already would get such a huge laugh out of me in its proper context. And I thank you for pointing out what I’ve been thinking all the way through Sin City ever since that line first popped up. Miller can do some things, but “making sense” and “understanding women at all” are not amongst them.
Also, I think that taking overblown and spectacularly dysfunctional characters into a setting of mundane conversation is one of the most entertaining things one can do. As long as, of course, the writer does have a knack for writing the scene without steering them out of character – A discipline at which you clearly excel.
Kukuku, you’re a rule breaking rebel.
My only real complaint is that the way they are holding the chopsticks doesn’t make any sense. See Fig. 1: http://ilearn-culture.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/hold_chopsticks.jpg
There are a few different workable ways that you could hold chopsticks, the way the characters are however, are not any of those ways. If you’ll look at the provided angles, it seems that the secondary chopstick may be simply wedged between the middle and ring fingers. I would expect such poor eating knowledge in Kratos and Marv, but for some reason I expected whatserface and the commander to be able to do it properly. Perhaps work on that :)
I’m going to have to train my left hand to be my chopstick hand so I can use it as reference when my internet isn’t working well enough to pluck reference off of google.
Commander B uses chopsticks however he wants. And Whatsherface figured it’s a local speciality.
I trained myself to use chopsticks left-handed when I got hit by a massive writing bug and couldn’t put a story down. Bizarre mental shift required, but easy enough once made.
well they’re also eating from take-out boxes while sitting in the restaurant, so it doesn’t seem like such a big deal really.
Originally they were sitting at a round table in the office, but I realized it was weird to have people clustered like that around a circle and changed the BG at the last minute.
well, let me tell u the ending result was quite good and fitting, by the way, as always good work with ur comic, i can’t wait for the next upload :)
My immediate assumption was that Commander B was smart enough to order their food in take out boxes just in case one of his charges flies into a bloodthirsty rage at an off-hand comment by another patron and they are asked to leave. He’s learned by now that he wants to be able to take his chicken curry pad Thai with him when that happens.
I just figured they were at one of those hole in the wall places that serves you in take-out containers, but that reason is acceptable as well.
The author’s probably not going to notice this, but a comic has to be as damn near as it gets to perfect, when the only thing someone finds to pick on about it is as a minor(to most people) a detail as the way people in the comic hold chopsticks..
TECHNICALLY rules 1 and 2 only apply to raids.
Outside of raids talk of 4chan is allowed. :P
Would Jared’s boards be: /b/, /v/ and /vp/?
What’s a 4chan?
more than a 3chan
and worth two 2chans.
First shalt thou take out the Holy Pin, then shalt thou count to 4chan, no more, no less. 4chan shall be the number thou shalt count, and the number of the counting shall be 4chan. 5chan shalt thou not count, neither count thou 3chan, excepting that thou then proceed to 4chan. 6chan is right out. Once the number 4chan, being the 4chanth number, be reached, then lobbest thou thy Holy Hand Grenade of Antioch towards thy foe, who being naughty in My sight, shall snuff it. Amen.
Huh. I was expecting the Holy Hand Grenade of Longcat or Xenu…
It’s the value of 5= 1-chan
Does that mean that chan = -4?
Lol, the Commander’s face in panels six and seven… so matter-of-fact.
Marv strikes me more of a /adv/ kinda guy,
As well how do you figure /o/ for marv
Because he waxes on romantic about classic cars and complains that all of the modern ones look like electric shavers.
Haha, I love your facial expressions! I can draw two, Bored and Awkward Smile. But whenever I read this, the faces are what really do me in. That, and the attention to detail. You even made the reflections of light off the seat cushions make sense!
So you KNEW how popular you were there!?
I’ve been hanging around the site since I was 16.
how come is that? rule 29 will make ur comment impossible, unless u worked for the FBI when u were that age hehe XD
Which means you’re 21 or you’re lying!
…either way, I’m mildly aroused.
The site launched in October 2003, which was seven years ago. I’m 23 now, I was 16 then.
Speaking of which, happy birthday 4chan.
I never understood why women didn’t like Marv.
Sure, he wasn’t much of a looker, but a lot of the men in Sin City weren’t exactly pretty either.
I love that Kratos it just randomly there for the commander to pick on.
Wonderful as usual!
Hey Kratos likes Chicken Pad Thai as much as the next guy!
(Possibly more, ’cause he’s eating, while Marv’s just whining…)
He’s a bit of a psychopath.
That’s par for the course in Sin City.
This is true.
I thought it was old duke nukem at first glance…
Yes I know who Marv is.
I think my favorite of the Manly comics are the ones where the characters are just sitting around talking, it results in some of the best moments.
“Stop using me as an example.”
“Stop BEING an example.”
Third panel had me laughing, fourth robbed me of breath, sixth had me on the floor and the punchline had my mother dialing 911. XD Though if I had to die, this isn’t a bad way to go. ♥
…And I’m still jealous of Jonesey. ¬¬
I guess there’s one thing I’m thankful for /v/ for. Pointed me here and shot through the archives.
Proceeding to bookmark.
funny, i watched Jared’s story in /b/ and since then, i check this out like…a million times a week
Who’s Marv? I’m not aware of this character.
From Sin City
As stated in previous comments, he’s a character from Frank Miller’s “Sin City” comix&movie.
Mickey Rourke’s character in Sin City.
I could tell that was Marv before I even read the text, that’s how good this comic is.
And originally /co/, don’t forget your roots.
You my friend are awesome
Just putting it out there, but as a female I’d go for Marv in a heartbeat…
Unless he keeps up this self-hating bull. At least he talks in a less screamy way than Kratos.
Same same – maybe he just needs a good cuddling, hm?
Ditto, and yes. Yes he does. >3
So many problems of men can be solved by a good cuddling from a girl :3
He’s unbearably condescending to women. . .but maybe I can change him! Heh.
to be fair though, Kratos isn’t all that screamy in God of War 1, it’s only 2 and 3 where everything becomes a shouting match. That said, he is still one of my most deeply beloved manly-men. :)
The only first rule people should worry about is that of fight club…..dam
D: Good luck learning how to speak fisticuffs or whathaveyou.
I laughed so hard at this I almost peed myself. There are a few /a/ threads you can direct this to as well.
Dude this applies to almost every board. The only board that I see regularly talking about having healthy loving relationships is /d/, as unexpected as that may be.
THIS IS SO GODDAMNED TRUE.
…So am I the only girl who’d go for Marv? He was always my favourite character in the Sin City movie, but after realizing his actor was Mickey Rourke…
Ahh… no you’re not :)
God I love the way you draw Kratos (that 4th panel makes me giggle every time I look at it). I’m still waiting for the last panel of the first strip on a t-shirt!
He’s from Sin City, and such a doll <3
I love how you kept him black and white in your colourful comic – and the joke is pretty spot on! Geheh. But where is the necklace with the cross his mommy gave him? :3
This pretty much sums up every Kratos joke ever. Also, epic win.
Another ace comic. So true. Guys like that just need a wake up slap to the face or something.
you could have used some other noun…
like for example, “the internet”
or “your blog”
I tried swapping it out but it just felt too generic.
meh, i guess its alright
bit to edgy for my tastes, but if it makes you happy…
4Chan is edgy? lol.
Kinda what I was thinking…
Well, 4chan is one of the best places to gripe and moan on the internet. Anonymity to the max! XD
Real men use trips.
If by ‘real men’ you mean ‘attention-desperate geeks unable to let go of the fora rules they’ve acquired’. There’s no reason to tripfag or namefag unless it’s important that your identity be tied with a product, and then promptly off it goes.
There’s nothing more ridiculous than someone with a name and password acting indignant that you don’t know who they are or their history of posts on an image board that quickly deletes old content.
I’m picturing a lanky man in an ill-fitting suit with old-fashioned glasses lowering them on his nose as he recites information from a scroll for a legal case. I think he’s probably wearing a bow tie, too.
Bow ties are sexy. I read it on the internet.
Rules?! THERE ARE NO RULES!
And if there are, they’re meant to be broken with cheatcodes. > . >
I like it! Thanks for the update, my good madam!
You can’t blame Miller characters for being shallow, really.
Does Marv even know anything about guns besides, ‘pull trigger, receive coprse?’ For that matter, does anybody even use /o/?
this made me laugh so hard.
i adore marv. I just wanted to give the man hugs. I’d totally go after him. The rest of my friends thought he was ugly i wanted to punt them.
also the face kratos makes is pricelss.
Might I ask what Marv is from?
Also Kratos is the perfect example.
Frank Miller’s Sin City.
Cars, guns, and (mostly) original content.
Damn if that doesn’t represent this comic well.
Sorry if I sound dumb here, but who’s Marv? At first glance, he looks vaguely like Frankenstein.
Mickey Rourke’s character from Frank Miller’s Sin City. Champion badass of the movie, also bearer of sever self esteem issues.
Not shocking, I saw the one of the first comics on /v/.
Kratos can’t seem to catch a break; first he gets compared to Carrie, now he’s supposed to be proof of how “ugly” guys can still get laid! Not to mention how the electronics store gig clearly didn’t work out.
But I guess as CB said, stop being an example.
Rules 1, 2 and 34 are the only obligatory ones. Everything is either filler, guidelines or bullshit.
Also, OMFG I SEE VORKED POSTAN IN COMMANTS FOR FURST TIEM WUT.
…I’m gonna go walk of shame over to /vp/ now…one question, though. Are we /tr/ainers over there, or /tr/ipfags? I see both, not sure what to call oneself, though. Leaning towards the latter…
Wait, so are we gonna see Hartigan running around?
This is my favorite so far. Kratos’ expression in panel 4 is priceless.
its cool, rules 1&2 only apply to raids, not to lulzy comics full of win such as this
Kratos: /x/ /lit/ /d/
I don’t know, my interpretation was always that women were too afraid of Marv’s fearsome reputation to want him. After all, it seemed clear to me (could be wrong, is there any Word of Frank out there to contradict it?) that Marv was known throughout the city as an unstable berserker. If you saw a guy that big with a known reputation for losing control, would you want to get intimate with him?
Kratos gets girls.
He had a good reputation with the girls for protecting them, he straight up says that they wouldn’t let him pay for his drinks they were so fond of him. Besides, reputation doesn’t keep the girls away from guys who are known to smack them around, like Jackie Boy.
Well, that was one single girl, the owner of the bar where Nancy dances, and she refuses to let him pay because he’s done favors for her of the violent type. She certainly seems to like Marv, but what about the whores? Here you have a guy who can take -gunshots to the forehead- and shake it off like it’s nothing, who can take on a fully armed SWAT team with nothing but hatchet and come away victorious. . . I can see prostitutes not wanting to be alone with him. If he lost it, he could kill them long before Miko could get in there to slice him up. After typing this wall of text, what I’m wondering now is if he ever tried to get a girl without money changing hands. If not, that would explain much.
Nancy likes him too, none of the girls besides the ones who thought he killed Goldie actively disliked him, and when that misunderstanding was cleared up they warmed up to him. No one flat-out rejects him in the comic besides Goldie’s sister when he’s kind of hallucinating in the hotel, and she sleeps with him later anyway. He just sits around pretty girls and monologues to himself about how they would never get with him in a million years. Regardless of what Frank Miller intended, that seems more like a guy turning his self esteem issues into a self-fulfilling prophecy than a guy who ACTUALLY can’t get women. In a city full of rapists and murderers, somebody’s gonna want to put a chain on that pit bull and keep him close by.
Hmm. I hadn’t thought about that last point, you’re right. It’s really somewhat amazing that Goldie was the first one to come up with that idea.
And now I know there’s hope for me. Arf!
it’s not loading right for me, it’s hlafway off the screen
the comic isn’t loading right, i can’t see half of it
Maybe try f5ing the page, it seems to be working on my end.
I kept hoping there would be a fight. You can’t have two ugly gray dudes get into a small space like that and not fight.
/k/ hates 1911s, so maybe Marv is a /k/ troll.
I’ll concede I haven’t been to /k/ much, I just know Marv likes cars, guns, and complaining about why girls don’t like him.
I don’t think this comic is very good compared to all the previous ones :(
and yeah I know who the guys are, and I know exactly what 4chan is. I guess 4 panels was too many to waste on “Kratos gets girls” and the punchline was weak. 4chan isn’t a magic word, and doesn’t have a first rule. (that’s a specific board)
Eh, round table conversation, some people like it, some don’t. The joke isn’t “4chan”, it is, as it almost always is, ridiculously macho guys applied to regular life.
4chan isn’t the joke, really. Marv’s attitude of “GIRLS DON’T LIKE ME YOU WOMEN ARE IRRATIONAL AND DON’T KNOW WHAT YOU WANT ABLOOBLOOBLOO” is sort of an internet-wide thing, but it’s especially prevalent on certain 4chan boards, like /r9k/. I can see where you’re coming from, but the joke is REALLY about guys who complain about things like being “friendzoned.”
The 4 panels for “Kratos gets girls” was doing more than just that. The entire comic suggests that the people from the …community (mind having a blank on the proper term at the moment) hang out with each other and just talk. It subtly furthers character progression and adds information to the environment.
In the comics, Marv’s face is covered in some kind of twisted wrinkles or scars. Your Marv is positively cuddly in comparison. Even though he’s monochrome. :x
I’ll admit I based him more on the movie Marv, who is a lot more smooth-faced. If only because Frank Miller changes the specifics of his design every page or two and Mickey Rourke’s head is a little easier to reference.
Is Jared a /b/ guy?
I could see Jared as a /b/ guy…. and a /v/ maybe.
He might be too innocent for that. If anything, he posts a lot of pictures of Mr. Fish on /an/.
My favorite definition of /b/ from urbandictionary.com : The Africa of the internet, sure there are a few gems but more likely than not you’re going to leave scared, stunned, ashamed, and with AIDS.
Okay, am I the only one who thinks that next to the unrealistically tough and unmatchably macho Marv, Commander Badass doesn’t look quite as manly as perhaps he ought to?
I mean goddamn. Has … WOULD Commander do even HALF of the things Marv has done?
He doesn’t care if people think he’s the baddest motherfucker on the block or not. Those kind of delusions of inadequacy lead to overcompensation, and that is not the way of Bran-dao.
I don’t believe I mentioned the Commander CARING. :P
I don’t see the Commander doing half the things, no. But that’s good because characters aren’t meant to all be alike. Yes, Marv makes him “appear” less badass to those who don’t understand Bran-dao but his self confidence makes up for it. And him not caring does happen to answer your question..
Besides, we have no idea yet what the Commander is capable of. Kevin kicked Marv’s ass the first time around, despite not being as big or as durable. Who’s to say that the Commander doesn’t know spacefuture kung fu that would let him wipe the floor with Marv? To say nothing of any sort of spacefuture enhancements they might give spacefuture Special Ops troops.
my face when the first person to directly reference ‘4chan’ is Sarah and not Jared
I love how you kept Marv’s color scheme! And that he’s the first Sin City guy you brought out. One beef: not enough SCARS. seriously, the dude’s face was covered in ’em, even before jumping through windows.
I always read those as like, wrinkle lines in the comics.
I always figured they were burn scars. It’s pretty heavily implied that he fought in Vietnam, and the Miller-verse turns every bad thing from real life Up To Eleven, so there are plenty of ways he could have gotten them there. Your version still looks great, of course, and with your workload, I for one am glad we get a comic at all rather than bitching that there’s not enough detail in.
For me, the real punchline was “Stop using me as an example”.
If I put enough jokes in, people are bound to laugh at one of them.
Then get a girl to kiss him shut.
Meh; Marv’s right.
-Anyway, just appearing this once to proclaim my immense appreciation for MGDMT.
Artwork and -style, writing and concept; it’s all a cut above the rest.
Thank you. :)
Uwaaaa I’ve been WAITING for Marv! As it’s been said before, I love that you made him greyscale. And for the record I would, without hesitation, jump his bones like they’ve never been jumped before.
To be completely honest, I would totally tap Marv. (And Kratos…and the Commander. Okay, half the people in MGDMT)
I totally loved this page. One of my favorite, for sure.
Shiney awesome. Marv probably deserves a good woman, but yeah, he’s not helping the situation. Still my hero, though.
By all technicalities. rules one and two only apply to /b/ and not 4chan as a whole.
Even then it only applies to raids.
So in both cases, you are fine.
Hurrah for femanons?
Yep. Badasses are like this. You just have to get to know them.
Why are Kratos and Merv in a Chinese place with the Commander?
Why is Sten not there for an obvious Chinese fortune cookie bit?
How is the counters there large enough to fit everyone’s pectoral size?
Good point. Never thought of that.
Since everyone began teasing him about the cookies, I think Sten stays away from them.
Sten will never give up his cookies!
He already bludgeoned the Commander with a plate full of them.
I’ve noticed: In order to be badass, you have to speak only grunts and one liners.
Unless you practice the BranDao. But them again the new generation doesn’t understand that. Only in the far future it will be recognized again.
That is true. And it is sad.
This = Lawlz. :D
Oh mah gawd. So much win!
Just a point of note, you didn’t break the first rule – it’s for a specific board.
I just found this comic and I’ve started linking it to friends. I went through and read them all.
Simply awesome stuff. I can’t wait for more.
Marv’s the best, man whose not afraid to get into shit and respects the ladys
I know EXACTLY how he feels. I’m the exact same person, except with a beard and a different skin tone.
Different skin tone? Are you sure? I find that hard to believe. I mean, everybody has a dark gray skin tone these days.
You know, I’m kind of curious as to how the Commander would react to a Machop. A little under three feet, easily excitable, able to dead lift 300 lb. All without visible muscle.
She burned you good, Marv. She burned you good.
one last thing
look at this
and wake up
and smell the cancer
Dude, just because you don’t like or approve of 4chan doesn’t mean you have to try and influence everyone to change their opinion
no, i like it i love it infact
i just dont like the fact that the cancer is turning it into this
You like it and it’s getting tame and over-used yet it’s edgy. Make up your mind, man!
bi-polar powers, ACTIVATE
This comic is great. I came for the Mr. Fish beating, but stayed for Commander Badass and Sarah.
This comic is AWESOME! I think it would make an even better movie
Copyright claims. THE MOVIE!
I can fap to this
“Why is Sten not there for an obvious Chinese fortune cookie bit?”
Sten – Why does this foodstuff deem to tell of my destiny. Foodstuffs are for eating, not leading, and should know their place within the Qun! *Crushes paper, disapproves – 15*
Kratos – Nothing controls my Destiny, Not Ares, Not Zeus, not all the Gods combined, certainly not Sweet-tasting wheat! *Disembowels cookie in a shockingly graphic way*
Commander – ….Guys, seriously, just eat the damn cookie *…Chomp*
…Or something like that anyway. Apologies to owners of the above, and especially to Coelasquid, who is One true Prophet to the Brandao
What would they do if it turned out to be one of those psuedo-Confucian proverbs?
Welp. I am now hearing the Commander’s voice as Jet Black from Cowboy Bebop. It’s just the dialogue that does it.
Closer to the mark than Brock Samson, at least.
That´s because Marv has the hots for blondes.
I was wondering when a Sin City character was going to make an appearance. P.S. this is one of the best comics yet, just sayin.
I had been a fan of this comic for a while, but this comic cemented my love for this. The lines “‘Stop using me as an example.’ ‘Stop BEING an example.'” will live with me forever. If you were on the writing team as well as animation for Ugly Americans, I would love that show twice (or more!) as much as I do now. You just keep doin’ what you’re doing, and it’ll be a real pleasure to keep reading.
A real Spartan would never eat wapanese food.
As a Spartan myself, albeit a modern one, I fnd that offensive.
I freaking love Kratos’ face in the 4th panel
Marv there looks like Tombstone.
Just a little.
Why is it women always use a guy’s height as a compliment or list it as one of his good qualities? I’m 6’10”, and it’s just a pain in the butt. Can’t ride in most cars unless there’s a sunroof, always have my feet hanging over the edge of the bed, and little old ladies are constantly asking me to get stuff for them at the grocery store. I’m curious, what’s the allure?
I didn’t even have to get to the punchline, I laughed at the “Stop being an example” line.
4chan, HAHAHA! Epic, I can’t stop laughing at that one.
Since it fits here, I overheard this conversation earlier today on the bus ride home from school.
MILES: Look! It’s my fork!
KALEB (I think that’s how it’s spelled): That’s not a fork, Miles, it’s a Spork!
MILES: So what, it’s still a fork!
ME: Shut up about your fork, you dork! *laughs*
‘Buy a woman’? Ew. Human trafficking? Not a joke. Done reading this webcomic.
I believe if you’ve ever read or seen Sin City, you’d recognize that as the exact quote the character uses to refer to his inability to hire a prostitute.
Best bit of the comic? Kratos’s face the first time Commander says he gets girls. Second best, their exchange when the Commander does it again. XD
Who cares one whit about the “first rule?” The internet is leaking anyway, so just byte meme!
The fourth panel is my new favourite thing.
Who the hell is Kratos anyway?
(Joking. I know which games he is from. Never played them though. The idea does feel a bit distant.)
Robot nine thousand is truly the cesspool of the internet, even moreso than /b/.
“Stop BEING an example.” Best. Line. EVER!
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