Commander is good on his word.
I’m imagining Commander Badass, in true badass fashion, ventured into the land of Skyrim and fought a pair of giants for that mammoth.
I only say this because I recently tried that myself and became horribly squished.
who needs arrows to the knee when you got a club the size of a tree? (see what i did there?)
Ironically, shooting arrows into the giant’s knees had no noticeable affect. The same result was achieved through trying to use a pair of hatchets. The squishing came shortly after.
I tussled with the giants once. I didn’t get squished. He opted to golf club swing me a good 200-300 feet in the air instead. Got a great view of Skyrim. Nearly pissed myself laughing too.
I remember my first death in Skyrim. I was happily investigating a locked chest in the middle of some ramshackle sort of camp and then my elf ears picked up a noise! Some loud stomping, what could be making that? I turned around and saw a giant for the very first time and I believe that’s the very first time my Bosmer shat his pantaloons. The giant then smashed me so hard I landed all the way back on the top of Whiterun’s Stables.
THE SHIELD DOES NOTHING
i never actually got killed by giants… usually killed them before they could get near me
I got my brother killed by giants. He hadn’t played before, and he didn’t know what a giant camp was. All I told him was “go talk to them, maybe they’re friendly.”
well, in my case, i never got smashed because they could never find me before i killed them with poison arrows, or because i’d sneak into their camp, steal their cheese and skeever hides and sneak back out with the loot chest in tow as well. the guards don’t call me a sneak thief for nothing ;D
I’ve only run into a Giant once. They apparently refuse to go in the lake, so I just sat in shallow water, shooting him with fireballs for 5 minutes until he died.
two words: werewolf powers.
I had a horse and a companion with me. Fast traveled to Secunda’s Kiss. There were giants, and a bandit. Bandit attacked Giants. Horse charged Bandit. Giant attacks Bandit. Horse in cross-fire. Horse joins Skyrim’s space program.
Invest in Shadowmere, she can whip three mammoths simultaneously while Lydia and I fight giants.
Shadowmere from Oblivion and Shadowmere from Skyrim are two different horses. Skyrim Shadowmere is male, as memory serves.
All this whining about an arrow in the knee…
I took an arrow to the knee once.. AND LEFT IT THERE!! I venture in Skyrim, slaying all that oppose me (even giants :p I keel them with my FISTS!) and when I slay a mammoth by punching the @#$* out of it, I eat it.
Then I remove the arrow from my knee, use it as a toothpick and then PUT IT BACK IN!
And, I’m a Mithra :3 rawr.
There was this time…. when I was traveling on foot to Riften on foot from Whiterun. There, I was talking to a random skooma merchant when suddenly a dragon came out of nowhere, killed him, and flew off to fight a giant in the distance. I got there, and the dragon got killed. I went to steal the dragon’s soul when the giant noticed me because my companion (Lydia… why?) took notice of the giant and proceeded to shoot the giant. The giant started to chase ME then after making a short work of Lydia (she didn’t die, miraculously) I grabbed the Dragon Soul and ran. Just ran. And the giant chased me over the bridge. We encountered guards, but they didn’t even bother the giant at all. They delayed him only for a while. And I ran straight up the mountain through jumping, hanging over the cliff and sneaked. He went away after a while, then Lydia came up and attacked him. LYDIA!!! Seriously, she needs to be smarter.
While exploring the vast lands of Skyrim, I saw a giant kill a dragon and then he floated into the
My horse once glitched out and was temporarily invincible. I just sat there watching as he bit and kicked a giant to death, the whole time taking a club to the face like a CHAMP!…I miss that horse…
I almost beat up a giant
Then the whiterun guard got in the way and let the giant get at me :<
Well, for me my first giant encounter was over near white run somehow, I was fighting with a Dragon over there and all of a sudden he was standing there clubbing the thing to death, so we killed the Dragon as a team an then he starts gesturing at me, and I’m so happy to have made a friend annnnd then he kicks me into the atmosphere. :(
Nice to see Commander getting along with Canada Guy for once. Commander also knows gratitude.
I just noticed that the commander and Canadian Guy are pretty much opposites..
Then I looked at the second panel and thought that it was nice that Canada guy would lend him one of his shirts
He’s a pallette swap of Commander B :D
My heart, it is warmed! But probably not as warm as the Commander is in his winter clothes in the sun.
Like a sir. Like the manliest sir.
i bet that mammoth would be delicious.
Well, technically, people ate mammoth as recently as the 20th century when they found one frozen in ice and ate it at a celebration in New York, but it tasted exactly as rotten as you’d expect from meat that had been in the freezer for ten thousand years.
So, FRESH mammoth is probably delicious.
Still better than English food.
Well fuck you too, Italy.
Actually, speaking as a Yank I went over there for school for a semester and got some damned fine English food. If you’re into fish or lamb, seriously, they can do some lovely things. Plus…Cadbury
As long as you enjoy everything boiled, then it is all good.
Or flavored with vinegar.
Well what the hell else do you flavour chips (fries) with?
Also, we like to fry stuff too. Cod fillets in batter, fried in beef drippings…
DAMMIT NOW I’M HUNGRY
Ketchup? Mustard? Mayonnaise? Delicious artichoke or spinach dip? Just plain salt? There are plenty of other delicious things to put on french fries.
in America we eat them with pure animal fat
That’s the true way to eat FREEDOM fries
A lot of fast food places in the States cook French Fries in highly processed trans fat-laden vegetable oil and things like that. If they WERE using saturated animal fat they’d be marginally better for you (or at least not quite as bad)
And yet…they went to veggie oil because it was supposed to be better for us….go figure?
Yup, same reasoning went with replacing butter with margarine. “It’s made from plants so it’s better, right?” even though it’s processed to hell and doesn’t resemble a plant in the least.
Same with High Fructose Corn Syrup, some people got it in their heads that Sugar in any quantities is bad for you. (A natural substance that isn’t poison by any means and we naturally desire bad for us, go fig.) Now everyone hates HFCSs and the same group is blasting their original findings but wanting the fact that they pushed for it kept secret.
Sugar is a plant
I’m aware sugar is a plant. My point is people damn a substance for being worse for you because of idiots claiming one thing, like they did back in the day with High Fructose Corn Syrup. It has to be healthy because of it not being big bad sugar right?
Full English Breakfasts, with proper juicy back bacon. Lincolnshire sausage, Egg, Tomato, Black Pudding, Beans and Mushrooms. All covered in brown sauce.
This is how you can tell the British are broken:
Black Pudding. Marmite. “Brown Sauce”. Warm Beer.
And I don’t even LIKE Beer!
At least the Scots had some things right: Kill an animal and cook it inside of itself. And Scotch.
Different beers are brewed to be consumed at different temperatures. Most European beers are brewed to be enjoyed at cellar temp. Beer owns, and you should probably learn about things before you decide to pass judgement on them – or entire cultures.
So let me get this straight, you’re reading a comic called “The punchline is MACHISMO” (tagline “Manly Guys doing Manly Things”) and you’re slighting a whole country for enjoying;
1. Sausage made with extra blood,
2. Strongly flavoured yeast extract,
3. Sauce so sharp it makes grown men wince,
4. Beer with some actual flavour.
I don’t want to sound judgemental, but I think you may want to examine a few of your life choices – then man up (or woman up, either way).
My best friend is Scottish. On a late-night run to Arby’s, as another friend made a joke about how we’d all be suffering later for this, he said “I’m Scottish. My people’s national dish is ground sheep balls with gunpowder added for flavor. FOR FLAVOR. I think I can handle Arby’s.”
warm beer is myth
Ahhh hell. My apologies, I did not mean for my comment to be taken that seriously, but rather tongue-in-cheek. I can see how it could be easily misconstrued, and for that, I am sorry.
RP: Beer owns, for you. I cannot stand the taste of it (Unless I am already blitzed.) Don’t know why, wish I did like it. And before you tell me to try different kinds, I have. From mass market piss water, to local micro-brews to Guinness. Don’t like it. Period.
Aj: For a serious note; Cultural divide. The thought of eating sausage made out of blood is according to me, and everyone I know…revolting. Same with marmite. To people of another culture? It’s normal or consider it a delicacy. This can be said about many things, from eating spiders, crickets, to Surstromming. What you like due to cultural differences does not, in my opinion, make you “manly”.
The rest? My apologies for making the intended “friendly ribbing” nature of the comment not clear. Though I so have to say, that I personally do not see how even if I were meaning what I meant in a sincerely derogatory way, that it really justifies the personal add-on to your comment.
Bugger, now don’t I feel like an arse.
No offence was intended. I just thought it funny that we’re reading a comic exploring the humorous nature of excessive machismo and suchlike and all of the foodstuffs you cited are all, I dunno, pretty butch. All big strong flavours.
I didn’t mean to impugn your (wo)manliness. Frankly, liking beer you can chew has very little to do with anything other than habituation. I’ve known some pretty tough guys who drink Mexican beer – and that stuff comes served with fruit.
Still, sausage with extra blood, it’s probably served three times a week in the Agency canteen.
Heh, no worries. It’s the internet, mistakes happen on all sides. Some of mine have been downright shameful. Personally? Can’t stand the thought of something made almost entirely of blood. Just doesn’t sit right in my mind.
But, instead of beer, I drink whiskey, whisky, scotch, bourbon, tequila….etc. I live in Canada and think Crown Royal is not good whiskey. It’s almost too smooth, and the flavour just seems lacking. Prefer Gibson’s Finest for a “cheap” whiskey. Glenlivet over Glenfiddich, but by gods, give me Oban if I can afford it! But there is also something to be said about sipping a chilled glass of Knob Creek, or Patron or Avion after a long day at work.
This is why I wish I liked beer; it’d be a hell of a lot easier to enjoy it more frequently than what I normally like. Then again, I suppose the rarity of the times i really have a bottle to mellow out with kind of makes those times a bit more memorable.
Well, the sweets make up for it. Oh, how I miss the pudding.
Especially those meat pies…
I’m surprised anyone would be stupid enough to try. It’s not like we eat meat that’s been in the fridge for years let alone several thousands years.
Hell, I don’t eat meat that’s been in the fridge for barely a week!
You losers have never been all that poor have you?
At one point yes, now not so much.
Stil eat things past expiration though.
An expiration date is only a number, it’s good for a few days to a few years past that depending on what it is
And the expiration date has little to do with the time before food actually starts to spoil…It’s the expiration time that the *government* won’t allow that food to be commercially sold.
FIRST WORLD PROBLEMS
There’s a big difference between meat being in the freezer for a week and it being in the fridge for a week. You can keep something frozen for an amazing amount of time, and the worst that happens is that it ends up frost bitten (so not tasty in any sense of the word, but still safe to eat). That being said, I think the medical bills and/or unpaid sick leave would cost more than buying new meat (or rationing food & throwing out the bad meat). You just have to learn to either buy meat in small amounts right before you cook it or freeze it. First world problems is if people were throwing out frost bitten meat instead of turning it into stew/etc.
i think commander went back in time, caught the mammoth, and took it back to the future
You’d be surprised what people eat FOR SCIENCE!
For my own personal lines of research though, I draw the line at bugs…
The fact that none was saved for science means that there will be no confetti. Or cake. There will, however, be complementary neurotoxin served after the tone.
There aren’t really any reliable reports of that, though scientists have eaten 300 year old butter found in an Irish bog (Apparently it tasted just fine, if a bit boggy), and some intrepid few even partook of 2,700 year old pot.
So pretty much science is awesome and people will put hilarious things in their mouths.
Marine Biologist Jacques Cousteau had discovered a bunch of sealed vases of wine in a sunken greek ship dated to over 2,200 years ago. He and his crew cracked open a few and taste them, he was quoted saying ‘a poor vintage’.
The surviving members of his crew still chuckle when they get asked about what went through their minds to even dare ingest such old wine. They like to answer with the comment of what do you expect a crew of frenchmen to do with old wine!?
Wine that age? Vinaigrette.
I hadn’t heard about that one, that’s awesome.
Would it really be that tasty though? It might be like Mutton. Baby mammoth would probably be tasty. Like Veal or Lamb.
Ya know, I say the same thing about cat food that has beef in it. When’s the last time you saw a housecat take off across a field and down a cow? Let science catch their own mammoth indeed.
Last week. (Damn cheap leashes.) It wasn’t ‘down’ so much as ‘eviscerate’, but you get the drift. You know how Garfield scarfs down lasagna?
That’s weird. Why isn’t the pointy sharp thing on her side – she’s the butcher…
She is, but the Commander is the one who promised to hunt her down a wooly mammoth after the whole Geckt thing was over. I guess the Commander’s courtesy demanded that he also be the one to dress the carcass and cut/serve the meat.
I’m really kinda thinkin’ she’d have been satisfied with the prime rib at the Brown Derby. Or the Stork Club, circa 1952 (hey, if you can’t use a time traveling module for dating, what’s the use, right?)
Still, kudos to commander B for keeping his word.
D’awwwwwwww. So many warm fuzzies!
I am absolutely dressing up as Canadian guy this Halloween.
I would, but I’m 5’8.5 and 130 lb when wet, so it looks pretty darn silly when I try…
you could dress as canada guy if he had been infected with the bishi virus thing heheh
Go as Jared!
“When wet”? ¿how does that work?
’tis an expression. Means, literally, when soaked in water, I weigh marginally more than I do dry, since I have the weight of the water covering me in addition to my usual weight. In terms of usage, means roughly “this is the absolute maximum estimate”.
Lovely all around. Such a glorious final retort.
Commander’s left arm in panel 2
That seems painful
Seems fine. at first i thought his son had a octopus toy hidden behind his back like a dagger.
that seems a mite silly though.
Yeah, I noticed it too. I hate, hate, hate to criticize an artist’s work, especially if it’s something I can’t do, like drawing anything at all. But my brain turned off when I saw the left arm in panel 2. I cannot process how that arm is supposed to work.
It’s actually quite easy to do. Just have to be flexible.
I’m not all that flexible and can hold my daughter that way when she rides on my back.
Good for you! Give yourself a pat on the back! ;)
Flexibility not required. I’m very inflexible but I just tried it with a stuffed toy and yeah, no problem.
It’s not that difficult, but itseems easier in that position. (I have tried before writing this).
Awesome comic, btw
And i think I have a shirt that looks like that…
It seems pretty easy to do, I’m not very flexible at all and I’m able to position my arm like that. It actually seems easier to do when I’m holding my arm further away from my back(as though it were wrapped around a small boy, you know), too. I can almost grab my stomach from the opposite side. I think the key to this pose is to remember his arm is coming from below the shoulder rather than above the shoulder.
Sometimes simple mimicry helps you understand what an artist was trying to accomplish.
Also, the human body looks weird.
No, the thumb position shows it has to be over the shoulder. That being said … I carry my two-year-old like that all the time. You need just enough pressure to hold the toddler to your back if they get too excited to squeeze with their legs to hold on, like they’re supposed to.
Not at all. Try putting your hand on your back (or the reverse of the back of your chair) palm down. You can do so underarm without much difficulty.
Hello. I will use my training in Modern Army Combatives to debate this. /buffnerdglasses.
An arm raised straight one’s head can, when naturally bent at the elbow, extend back and touch the center of the individual’s shoulderblades without an ill effects. With the elbow extended away from the body at a 90 degree angle with a completely bent elbow, the fingertips will just barely encompass the shoulder. This is a natural motion and coming from a guy who knows how to painfully bend other people’s arms, it can be made without repercussion beyond a decent chest stretch.
I imagine that (I forget the son’s name, so will refer to him as Badass Junior) Badass Junior is resting on Commander’s shoulder as opposed to his back, as this is an unstable mounting position and as such Commander would feel inclined to hold him. So, as far as arm motion, the artist is correct. The only thing I can find wrong is that Commander’s hand is not in proportion to the rest of his body in that position, which since this is a cartoon comic can be written off as artistic license.
You are officially awesome.
Do you know of any resources that would say the normal range of motion for other parts of the body?
Google and Wikipedia can take you to them.
Taste anatomy classes complainers!
Sheesh. I should have continued reading before posting up there
I’m just lookin’ at it funny because there’s no realistic shading in this cartoon (only cartoon shading), so it doesn’t quite look like we’re looking at the arm from an angle.
No real way around that unless they wanted to have the arm facing us be the one bending, so I’m not saying they did it badly.
Ssshhhhhh… for christsake go to an art gallery and look at some of the “painful” work there.
Just to make this all simple, yes, the positioning of the arm suggests that it is an over the shoulder positioning. On the other hand, perhaps the Commander can pop his shoulder out of his socket on will like Vin Diesel in Pitch Black. He’s probably popped it out enough while fighting that he can do it.
i want a mammoth stake!
Hey, a stake made ouf of mammoth would be awesome too. You could impale Neanderthal vampires with it!
these vampires wouldnt be sparkly would they ?
if so id stick with what i originally said if not ill take that “steak”
and to think im a beter speller then 2 people in my family >.>
That would depend entirely on how much ice is covering them.
They are available in the Chronauts card game.
Chrononauts is totally awesome. I bet the Commander plays it with his kids.
… I think I’m done. Thanks for the ride, Coela, all good things must come to an end I guess.
uh the comic’s not done you know… This is just the end of a story arc
So… What? Were you unable to accept the Commander and Canada Guy having a beer?
I guess they have reverse shipping Alchemyprime. They must never get along EVAH! I’ve been reading this series from close to the beginning. And annoying Coelasquid with hopes that she brings in Grimlock, please oh please, he could use the training and him accidentally tripping over everything until Mr Fish shot him with face lasers would be funny, wink wink nudge nudge. (Her comic of course, I’d never dream of telling her what she has to do.)
Overall though I have thoroughly enjoyed the strip and think she’s doing wonderfully, I don’t know what the douchebags that irritate her and DeQuiox’s problems are.
Did the whole arm thing really upset you that much?
I’m so happy you have been updating on time recently! :D I can’t stand waiting until the end of the week for your glorious comic. Love it!
I can’t decide if the Commander has somehow brought a mammoth to the modern era or if he’s taken Jones back to the ice age on a hunting trip. They’re both cool options.
Well, either the Commander has a house in the ice age with a picket fence, or he’s taken the mammoth BACK TO THE FUTURE with him… Still both cool options :D
Neither, he just took a trip to Skyrim. Makes it even more impressive, those suckers have health out the wing-wang.
That mammoth had health out the wing-wang, until the Commander kicked him in the knee?
I used to be a healthy mammoth, until I took a Commander to the knee.
And armed giant escorts
What an amazing epilogue. I laughed really hard at the last panel and it totally made my day.
i really have to respect some one who keeps their promises like that
True to his word, everyone’s happy (apart from the scientists)…
Yeah mammoth! Commander went all the way back in time and totally made good on his promise there. He gets so many respect points.
Great callback, totally forgot about this
I had to look back to figure out what the promise he kept good on was.
In doing so, I noticed that despite being a flawless anime metrosexual for the last few months, he retained his “I’ve had my nose busted up a few… dozen… times” look
No idea why I missed that detail SO MANY TIMES until now!
I forgot. What page did ge make that promise on?
The one where they’re climbing up to Gackts castle. Just after the “Laserfish” reveal.
What, Jared and Mr. Fish weren’t invited to the mammoth steak-out? But Mr. Fish learned how to use lasers. D:
Then again, they might be a bit full from ‘eating’ a chimaera (though in Mr. Fish’s case, swallowing it whole).
There is a sizable amount of mammoth missing, so perhaps they did not go without.
Perhaps Mr. Fish even cooked it with his LASER EYES! :)
He was shooting lazers out his mouth.
Fantastic comic as always.
Hope you’re feeling better.
So this is a silly question, but the more I see of him the more it makes me want to ask. Is Canada Guy secretly Tom Bombadil? He’s just so jolly…
I give you cool points for pointing out an awesome character. Of course now that you’ve mentioned it, he is quite happy go lucky to the point that it is almost contagious.
Maybe he’s a descendant!
Or a clone!
Only one problem with this: Canada Guy has yet to spontaneously burst into rhyming song for a significant portion of his dialogue.
Give him time…
THE MAMMOTH. *Squees incoherently.*
He made good on that promise :D
Looks like I’ll have to update the Heartwarming page on TV Tropes.
Might just be me but have the last two comic been missing shading?
Yeah, I meant to go back and add it on the last one, but I was working a lot of late hours last week (and trying to finish Phoenix Wright). And it was after 5AM when I got this one this far, so I posted it and went to bed.
It looks great unshaded. Don’t go back unless you feel you have to :)
Oooh! Which Ace Attorney are you on? I love those games – I even have a Maya cosplay outfit >_>
That kid is going places. Challenged to a swordfight by a larger opponent, he chose to ride a creature ten times his size and wield a SHARK. He knows the score.
The “awesome dad with awesome kids who aren’t obnoxiously whiny and always getting caught by baddies and adorable and stuff yet he is still manly” part of this comic always makes my day.
As does your comment.
Myself as well – this is the sort of thing that inspired me to dub him “Commander Dadass” in installments like this one.
That mammoth does look god damn tasty. Nice to see him with his kids again, they are the only children I don’t find annoying.
Ah, the pleasures of a simple life… Dunno why, this page makes me really happy ^^
It’s great to see the old Commander back. Hope you and your fella are starting to feel better coelasquid.
It’s been 7 months. This has been one hell of a story arc, and I’m sure we ain’t seen nothing yet.
“Science c’n catch their own damn mammoth.”
Greatest line in the history of ever. Priceless, and proof of why we all love the Commander so much.
I was so excited to eat my lunch thirty seconds ago, before I realized my lunch is not a mammoth steak. Now I’m just sad.
With just pepper and a fire… yum!
I notice the massive wall of spam text under the comic is appearing again. I remember you were asking for a screenshot of that, like, seventy years ago or something. Do you still need one?
I have that spam text too!
Wait, see http://puu.sh/Zn3w instead
I have socks like that!
>Butchered mammoth in the background
>Mammoth meat on the table
>Commander eating a turkey leg
It could be a bone from the tail or spine, or something else small. *shrug*
Some kind of toe is my guess.
i saw mammoth testicles.
I’m guessing it’s a bit of a throw towards golden axes chunks of meat where they all had a convinient bone sticking through the middle.
What a great ending :D I’m glad that Jonesy can keep up (and kick ass) with the Commander. I do however want to say that I’m a bit weirded out by the mass of ad links for things which GET BLOCKED if I put it in the comment here?
I think I read once that’s a occasional glitch with the site the comic is hosted on? Refresh, try again?
And so, life was good. But isn’t using time travel to catch a mammoth against the rules?
Yeah but his bosses just gave him an identity crisis and tried to kill him.
That’s rulebreaking ground.
I love this comic so damn much!
I have to wonder what they do with the leftovers…if there are any. I can totally imagine that they ate it all. With maybe a teensy bit of help.
They gave the leftovers to mr. Fish
People Eating Tasty Animals wins again ^^
Man, Canadian Guy and Commander Badass having a drink together has to be one of my favourite panels from the whole comic. Good stuff.
Lazy science never catching its own damn mammoth, makes me sick.
I have almost no idea what the point of this comic is, but when I saw the first panel, my thoughts went something like this: “OH MY GOSH COMMANDER AND CANADA ARE HANGING OUT TOGETHER!? O_O”
First 3 panels: Aww
Fourth panel: Lol
Science need to know: Is mammoth delicious?
That IS a need to know. XD
If you like red meat, probably. I’d bet it’s a cross somewhere between beef and venison.
It probably tastes something like elephant; the difference between elephant and mammoth is probably similar to the difference between beef and yak.
If I knew what elephant or yak tasted like, I’d be able to go into more detail.
Does… does this mean that B’ and Canada are gonna be BFFs, now?
Cuz that would TOTALLY fit in with that non-existent fan-fic I’ve totally not been writing, you guys!
As long as this hypothetical fanfic has no bishie-fied yaoi characters in it, then yes, it would.
This comic makes me happy. That is all.
agreed screw science let’s eat mammoth!
Seriously your comic is the highlight of my day. I just thought i should tell you.
Derpy shark! :D
I love little character moments like these. Going to a bar with a bash bro, making time (possibly literally, being he’s a space travelling marine) to hang out with his kids and getting his girlfriend a very rare and exotic dinner. Now THAT’S badass. In a very relatable and human way.
Speak for yourself, I’ve never been able to relate to people who bring their girlfriends mammoth.
I would “relate” to a man who brought me a wooly mammoth. *wolf whistles*
If science can create a means of traveling through time, science can catch a mammoth.
And then, because Science don’t pay for itself, Science can charge visitors for Mammoth Rides around the quad of the university that did the catching.
Congrats on the end of this story arc!
It was a fun ride and worked out pretty good.
Now, what does the Commander do next ?
A thriller battle with zombiefied Michael Jackson or against Killerrobots sent by a future version of a timetravelling President Nixon or… or… or…
good to see things getting back to normal.
Woah, Commander and Canadian being all buddy Oo Now that’s weird ! XD
It really doesn’t seem like it has been 7 months, but I sure did enjoy it while it lasted. For some reason, I’m gunna miss bishe-Commander, and I don’t normally like bishe…
Guess that speaks volumes of how much badassery is still being exuded in his infected state.
Wait, what part of the mammoth are they even eating?
All of it.
Hmmm… I think they might have infused him with Canada guy blood. I wonder what the repercussions are after that?
Ay dunno, halthcare?
His blood now smells and tastes like sweet maple syrup, which coincidentally is also the symptom of a serious disease (See Dr. McNinja).
So many shades of awesome that I can’t even describe them all. I squee’d a little!
And D’awwww, commander with his kids is adorzable.
That magnificent bastard. Also I didn’t realize just HOW MUCH I’ve missed this commander til now!!
The pic of the mammoth is very well done. I imagine the cooking of it went the same way!
I love the coloring on the mammoth so much, and the Commander’s socks. It’s not something you see that often in a comic (or at least I don’t.) You did a great job on it!
Prodigal wins the best comment reply.
Love the comic.
Tell me, Commander. Do you feel like a hero yet?
Your shading is really amazing :) I never noticed it before, but it adds a lot to the comics
I can’t help but wonder if Commander will still want to fight Canadian to the death in his backyard.
I bet he will the moment he remembers about the Robot Unicorn Attack score fiasco. Or something of similar “seriousness”.
This has nothing to do with anything, except for the description of the comic. But the IT’S THE COMMANDER! IT’S THE ORIGINAL GANGSTER! HE MADE GOOD ON HIS WORD!
Heh heh heh, references to New Jack.
Shark beats sword, every time.
I love that regardless of his other wardrobe changes, the Commander always has his goggles on.
What I love about Commander is that he’s not just a bad-ass, he’s a Dad and a pretty darn good one.
This comic made me laugh out loud.
nice to have the bishie-arc, if he ever feels like being pretty again, he can just time-travel back…. not!! hope he is finding canada guy can be a pretty righteous dude!!
oh, and is that the great canadfian hi-test they are drinking??
Has there ever been a fallout reference in this comic? If so, could someone point me to it. Except for the last five pages or so, I pretty much read the entire series in a night, and do not remember seeing one.
Nope, no fallout reference if I can remember correctly.
only thing – id really like to see jonesy looking a bit more feminine.. altho coelas probably made a point out of her tomboyish clothes n bland hair… like commander doesnt ONLY go for redhaired bomb shells (holy crab his ex mrs is gorgeous btw???)
but still…. i dunno wot with mr uber manly (purrrrr) commander n all im kinda missing a slightly.. cuter damsel by his side… for contrast yknow..? she wouldnt haven to be leas badass for that reason
She is the most realistic female I have ever seen written in a comic. How is she not feminine?
There are plenty of ways to be feminine, not just the traditional way. And honestly, I like Jonesy as she is. She feels more like a real person than your typical comic bombshell. For a gaming comic about one specific subtype of video game men, I really enjoy how coela integrates a lot of different types of characters.
If you want some cute feminine damsel with a macho uber manly man, you’re not exactly lacking in material to read, play, or watch.
Reality is boring.
My experience indicates that many rough-and-tumble men appreciate a woman who doesn’t demand to be treated like a spun-glass decoration. Especially considering that the Commander is a divorcee, I’d be surprised and disappointed if he sought a delicate damsel. He’d constantly have to moderate his behavior for her and he’s sick of that. He wants someone who likes him how he is, and is tough enough to handle him.
My experience suggests that even if “rough-and-tumble” men stay that, they still expect (and get) a certain level of wussiness.
But then I might be a bit biased. My “type” is sadistic, manic and violent. The kind of girl you don’t have to ask twice to inflict GBH on you.
I agree with the others. Speaking as a burly or at least hairy enough to hold 60 balloons on my chest man, I prefer not to have a damsel in distress type. Might be fun to date once, but soon she’s kidnapped by a godzilla wanna be and I have to destroy his entire military force.
1 time was enough for me thanks.
Goldmarble, there is an explanation for why you don’t fancy beer. The people I’ve encountered in my life’s travels who do not like beer also, not so strangely, have a mild allergy to either hops or, more commonly, barley. It happens.
Next arc, the good Commander returns “home” with his bros to teach his higher ups a lesson about not to be messing with his and his buddies’ style.
In song http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dwlm9cxbY_M
So what would happen (have happened) if a past version of badass traveled to a future where his marital status is different than he expects? This time travel angle could be explored a lot more. Probably . . . not a good idea.
that last panel could be a stand alone banner for the strip, don’tcha think so?
I just read that someone stole a Really huge amount of Maple Syrup from some Canadian warehouse… You think it was Canadian guy preparing some huge party in the Agency in commemoration of all the other guys getting their macho bodies back?
I just found this comic about three days ago, and I’ve now read them all. I really like it. Thank you for creating them.
That kid is engaging in a sword fight with a tiger shark. Why has no one made the obvious Tiger Uppercut reference that simply MUST happen?
C.B. and Canada have the same roman noses… and hairstyles (minus how C.B. is shaved…)
alternate palates of each other win.
I always thought that Canada Guy and the Commander both got their noses broken at some point in the past.
Now that’s a real man, right there.
I love the implication that the Commander NEEDS the entire mammoth. Like, 95% of a mammoth just wouldn’t be enough. The man craves mammoth meat!
I didn’t notice anyone else mention it so I will, the daughter’s rainbow skirt is fantabulous. I will gladly deposit the fine into the “Epic Jar” for saying so :D
i want that shark plushie!! been wanting it since the first strip his kids appeared in!! XD
i found myself wondering if wolverine would show up at some point in the comic, then i realized that Canadian man and the Commander COULD be him split in two. ((eyes coelasquid suspiciously))
Commander playing pirates with his kids = day made.
I want to thank you for including playing with your kids as a manly thing that manly guys do.
I appreciate the shading and lighting on every last bottle, couch cushion and mammoth hair.
Ok, how many bloody hippies am I gonna have to punch to get into this da*m comic?
bloody hippies? Oh, mother of pearl, you must be almost as old as I am…
I now want to know what a mammoth tastes like. If we ever come to cloning em back then I bet we will get to eat them!
I want a mammoth steak!
in which commander is an honorable man and enjoys drinks with the guy he hates the most (excluding someone particular that i won’t name due to potential spoilers) and enjoys himself and his company, regardless of how he feels about the fellow. seriously commander is one of the coolest and most genuine character’s i know. sorry for being weird in your comment section coelesquid, i have so many emotions right now and i don’t know how to make them stop
Wait, Commander is having a drink with Canada? And he’s SMILING? I CALL BULLSHIT!
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