I wanted to come up with an excuse to make them all wear Mad Max clothes again but there was nothing to make fun f because the movie was exactly what it set out to be.
I guess I need to make time to go see this Mad Max movie at some point. Which is gonna be awkward since I’m not really fond of post-apocalyptic settings.
Love the jacket, though.
I hate, hate, hate apocalypse and post-apocalypse movies (probably something to do with being in the middle of reading The Stand duringthe Enron fallout and 9/11). But Fury Road doesn’t feel like a post-apocalypse movie. Maybe it’s because George Miller did a great job realizing the civilizations that emerged, maybe there was just so much action that I wasn’t thinking about the “end of the world as we know it” ramifications.
It’s honestly one of the best written *movies* I’ve ever seen. If you’re going to see it, make the effort to see it on the big screen (at a theater with a great sound system).
I finally got to go see Fury Road with my brother and his wife yesterday.
It was awesome. Go see it if you haven’t seen it yet. Go see it again if you’ve seen it already.
Is it just me, or does he swap the arms he’s using for his children between panels 1 and 2?
I totally want that jacket, by the way.
probably, I drew this in an hour.
Was going to mention that, just figured he turned around when Jonesy came up and switched Shark-boy to his other arm (loving that his daughter knows to keep a hold on him, nice touch :D)
The way I perceived it was that the second panel was just a pan around to his front. He didn’t turn around, the perspective moved around him.
If you’ve ever been swarmed by multiple children, you’ll know that this is a common occurrence.
Having 4 of my own, I can confirm this. Even when carrying multiple of them, it’s a constant cycle of movement. I think I’d rather have fleas, they’d move less, and in the case of one of my sons bite less.
At first I thought you were saying you had four arms…
Although that would make wrangling children easier.
Mega Lobster shirts? Yeah, I think everyone will want one. Especially the girls!
As a non-girl, I can confirm that especially the girls will want one. I know I want one.
Holy jeez man. I’d want one just for seafood nights.
If it weren’t for the hypothetical price tag, I would wear a Mega Lobster leather jacket any day! Since the page is not coloured yet – assume the jacket is in the usual bright red ?
I cook in a seafood restaurant with no real dress code for cooks. I would totally wear that at work.
The lobster’s pose made me laugh so hard. I couldn’t help “sing” the boss introduction theme.
I think you mean the Megaman 3 intro screen theme; the boss intro plays when characters are doing different poses, and without this kind of lettering. *tips fedora*
Nope. I still sang the boss introduction theme!
A more intellectual one – I wholeheartedly approve. Now, what other translation changes would go with it… ah! “Mega” drinking “cider”. He wouldn’t be as much of a fan of that one.
Come to think of it, was there ever a crustacean robot master? I know there were a few sea life mavericks, but don’t recall a non-humanoid boss in the original series.
That’s because Megalobster killed them all.
Yeah the Robot Masters are humanoid (and, with a single exception, “men”!), even when they’re animal-themed (like Toad Man), and even then, I don’ think there are any crustacean-men; animal-men in general are few and far between.
Centaur Man was non-humanoid, but not aquatic.
I am pretty sure there was a lobster one in one of megaman x games.
Bubble Crab (MMX2) would be the closest you get.
Other notable mentions:
Crush Crawfish (MMX3)
Toxic Seahorse (MMX3)
Wire Sponge (MMX2)
Gigavolt Manowar (MMX7)
Dr. Psyche/Mad Nautilus (Command Mission)
Venus from MMV is a crab, though he’s still humanoid.
I am embarrassed that it took me a solid 5 seconds to get this joke in its entirety, but holy shit the payoff was worth it. This is incredible, and I want that jacket.
Same here. My reaction went more or less: ‘Heh…that’s kind of cute, but there’s not much th–OH! Well played, Coela, well played.’
It took me 6 days.
I was looking at it today, noticed “lost in translation” wondered about that, then it hit me.
I had even made the Megaman style connection early, but didn’t get the Rock Lobster joke!
…I just lost 50 geek points.
This would definitely be rocking the sateen, like the old bowling jackets…not leather. Logo would be about half embroider half still more sateen. :) Wife read this over my should sais “ouch, but cool”
I don’t want to admit how long it took me to get this joke.
I just got outta bed, darnit.
Took me a moment after “something got lost in translation”. Laughed my ass off shortly afterwards.
At least there’s a shout out to megaman
Once again, the joke is lost on me. :/
The Commander’s nickname is “Rock Lobster” (A reference to his designator containing “B-52”).
In Japan, there is a game series called “Rockman,” but it’s localized in the west as “Megaman.”
God bless you, I was scratching my head over this too.
…that is beautiful.
And a reference I never would have gotten without the explanation. I had no idea Megaman was really Rockman. I thought that Rock Man existed as one of the bosses in the early megaman games!
Huh. I thought it was a Megaforce joke. Or maybe it’s both? Layers upon layers…
I didn’t know the Commander’s nickname (he’s named after a crustacean? o.O) and I’ve never heard about these games. A lot of the humor in this strip is based on games I’ve never heard or much less played so it goes over my head most of the time. But thank you for explaining.
The band B-52 had a song titled “Rock Lobster.” Commander’s nickname is that song title due to his designator containing “B-52.”
Now imagine if they went with another B-52 song. ;)
Girl from Ipanema Goes to Greenland?
I don’t know *what* song you could be referring to. :-P
I’m glad that my guess was giant crabp.
Didnt you say you wanted to practice drawing commander smiling; I think you did pretty good!
To be honest the jacket is really perfect for the commander and I can see him being genuinely happy about it.
It’s the sort of tacky unbadass thing you’d expect to be hanging next to, like, a bowling team shirt in his closet.
Hehe, he’d do well at Clearwater or Red Lobster with a jacket like that. Though the connotation may be skewed.
MEGA MAN LOBSTER! :D
Also, I love how I posted my first comment in months and the website said ‘You’re commenting too fast. Slow down.’ How about you pick up the fucking pace, stupid-ass Gravatar comment whatchamacallit!
Sometimes the website thinks every comment posted is coming from one person for some reason.
But But We are all just one person… Just many many voices in that one head.
Many corpses in one grave.
I want a shirt like that please
Now I want to see the other bots as crustaceans.
Now picturing Gutsman as a crab.
I play a lobster reploid in a Megaman X tabletop game. I would wear ten of this.
There’s a Megaman X tabletop game?
Anything is a tabletop game if you’re willing to homebrew hard enough.
Hahaha oh my god that is precious.
Hmm… I DO want a shirt like that, but I con’t honestly have the money for it.
…And if you actually got them made, I doubt you would get them in my size.
So I’ll just sit here, wanting.
This is the second Mega Man reference so far, yeah? Unless I’m forgetting one before/after the Do Electric Sheep dream of Androids? bit.
Mad Max had no story, nearly zero dialog, weird cars all made out of unpainted steel, two hours of driving through the desert and nothing but huge explosions.
It was glorious.
Of course there’s a story! Max is trying to get from one place to another place, and a bunch of people in masks and bondage gear dont want him to go there, so they drive after him even though gas is supposed to be super rare.
I kinda want to see a ProtoCrab jacket now.
Using the same translation troubles, “Jones Blues” translates to “Indiana Protoman”.
Protoman would look good in that hat….
Its pretty much the same thing, except colored red with sunglasses and a scarf on the lobster.
A crab with sunglasses would look cool… not quite sure how the scarf would work though….
If you make these jackets, I absolutely promise to order one.
Idea for a Mad Max one, a comic making fun of the MRA boycott of the film? Like characters go to see it, dressed in Mad Max cosplay, and encounter MRA outside?
This comic reminded me of one of my favorite Kirby characters ever – Heavy Lobster. (…who would also look totally rad on a big buffy 80s style jacket like Mega Lobster.)
The logo on the back ain’t the only Megaman reference- he’s also often referred to as the Blue Bomber and that appears to be a very blue bomber jacket.
I don’t know if this is cool. His jacket looks like something you buy in one of those themed dining places like a Bubba Gump Shrimp restaurant.
Yeah, I do believe a T-shirt is in order to be ordered…
You could make a comic about the ridiculous criticism the movie got from some circles about how having strong female characters somehow ruins it, because… the other Mad Max movies were all about dicks I guess? I didnt really follow their logic, but its always fun to read about MRA’s getting their neckbeards in a twist about misandry in places where it doesnt exist.
I am throwing money at my screen. When will my shirt arrive?
That would almost have to be a long sleeve shirt if only to have the proper coloring around the cuffs.
I wish my late dad can be as awesome as Commander… But he IS as badass as commander, tho :3
I’ll take a shirt. If you could get actual jackets made, I’d pay good money for one.
I would be very interested in a bomber jacket with that design…
I just love how satisfied the Commander looks in that last panel.
Ha, the kids probably love the new jacket. It has baby Mr Fish on the back of it!
wait… its Mega Man in English and Rock Man in Japanese…
OMG IT WAS SUPPOSED TO BE ROCK LOBSTER!!!
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