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2nd Apr 2018, 12:03 AM in 15. The Color Red
Average Rating: 5 (13 votes)
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Seabiscuit 1st Apr 2018, 8:40 PM edit delete
Happy April, folks!

The moment I've waited for so long for.. And... It'll have to wait a bit longer.:\
I mentioned this in a previous authors note, but, I'm headed back to the grandma lands... And so, the comic will return on 4/20/18 (*hopefully*, I come home on the 17th)

This should be my last (extended) trip there; Grandma is getting on more well, and she's gonna FINALLY get one of those alert thingies old people can get for if they fall. But, fuck. I'm sad that this had to coincide with this important moment, haha. I didn't want the cliffhanger to be THIS bad, like 4 missed updates bad. I'm sorry 'bout that, folks.:(

I almost thought of just ditching this update so it wouldn't have to be like this, but I feel like that woulda been worse or something. I dunno. This scene went so great in my head!...

I didn't get to do anything for April Fools, either! Agh! I didn't wanna mess with the page because #serious, and I didn't have the time to do/undo any layout shenanigans. Ack...


hykez87 2nd Apr 2018, 12:51 AM edit delete reply
Better than a sudden long hiatus. But that cliffhanger.

And I wish your grandma well
Seabiscuit 2nd Apr 2018, 5:32 PM edit delete reply
Yeah, it hurts me the most.:(

Thank you! :D
coffeecat 2nd Apr 2018, 12:56 AM edit delete reply
Okay, they're dead. D:
Seabiscuit 2nd Apr 2018, 5:33 PM edit delete reply
Gosh, I hope not, that'd rather be a downer.:)
MST3KFan 2nd Apr 2018, 4:47 AM edit delete reply
I'm calling it. Red cloaked person is either Anne or Jess.

*cue sudden shock music*
sigpig 2nd Apr 2018, 10:45 AM edit delete reply
My guess is Eva...
Seabiscuit 2nd Apr 2018, 5:33 PM edit delete reply
Haha, I was wondering if anyone would finally throw some suspicion at dear old Anne...
Stever 2nd Apr 2018, 6:54 AM edit delete reply
Can't wait to see how this plays out.

Glad to hear your grandmas doing better.
Seabiscuit 2nd Apr 2018, 5:34 PM edit delete reply
And I can't wait to draw it! Eeeee~~~~

Haha, thanks! It's a relief for all of us.D:
ChilPhil 2nd Apr 2018, 7:27 AM edit delete reply
Whoa, that is one big bomb!
Oh, your grandma's gonna get alerted up.
Ah, I saw too many fake April Fools thingies yesterday.
Seabiscuit 2nd Apr 2018, 5:34 PM edit delete reply
Bwahaha, in retrospect, it's rather good this DIDN'T fall on April 1st, I feel like some folks would think it was a prank.:D

Alerted up! Yeah!
Chippewa Ghost 2nd Apr 2018, 8:18 AM edit delete reply
Chippewa Ghost
Seabiscuit 2nd Apr 2018, 5:35 PM edit delete reply

Hindbodes 2nd Apr 2018, 8:21 AM edit delete reply
Oh my god.

Someone's gonna get cut...
Seabiscuit 2nd Apr 2018, 5:35 PM edit delete reply
Oh, you're not wrong...
Werewolfsbane 2nd Apr 2018, 12:25 PM edit delete reply
O_o Well that escalated quickly. Or however long it took them to drag Ben and the others there.
Now for some reason I’m imagining the red robed one will take off the mask to reveal that they’re Eva, and that it’s just an elaborate surprise party, hahahahahahaha-
This won’t end well.
Seabiscuit 3rd Apr 2018, 8:13 AM edit delete reply
Yeah, things went from nothing to crazy in a pretty short amount of time. Eeep!
I can totally see Eva doing that, though, bwaahahaha.
Miaubol 2nd Apr 2018, 4:28 PM edit delete reply
Oh crap there is the bomb D:

so my second theory seems to be the case, someone indeed wants him to destroy the world DD:

last panel: yes, I half expected that guy to show up ..
Seabiscuit 3rd Apr 2018, 8:14 AM edit delete reply
It does seem to be heading that way... Oh, dear... D:
Luminous Lead 4th Apr 2018, 2:31 PM edit delete reply
Oh boy, I found this comic today and this was the page I saw first. I knew it had to come to this point, but it was interesting seeing how it got there. In any case, I wanted to say that I really enjoyed this comic so far. A friendly-ish post-apocaliptic world.

Minor question though. If Anne's robotics contact is Sam on page 372, why do they bring the Robot Head to Reagan on 396?
Seabiscuit 4th Apr 2018, 3:03 PM edit delete reply
Aw gosh, haha, that sort of backwards journey does sound fun, sometimes it's cool seeing a spoiler then going back to see how it came to be. Thank you! I'm glad you enjoyed the trip :D

And, oh my gosh- I read that last part and had a look of total horror on my face. "I didn't... DID I???"

Basically, Sam and Reagan are the same person and always were. Buuut, Sam was her original name. I changed it to Reagan; way before the page naming her as "Sam", even, but my brain must have majorly glitched. I can't believe I let that slip. Thank you, that's an amazing catch! I'll have to fix it when I return home, hahaha.:'D
MadJak91 4th Apr 2018, 3:20 PM edit delete reply
Ooh! Mask goes off! Finally! :D

Still surprised Felix actually does not what his organization has been doing. Huh.

Yeah, if it turns out to be Eva then that will make sense in many ways. That will also mean they were feeding info to the enemy all along which possibly explains her behavior. Do not say much, allow people to talk about themselves because they love that, learn info, disappear again.
On the other hand, she seemed like someone who wanted to prevent this (her annoyance at meeting with the robots previously).

However, there is still a good chance it is not Eva in which case I do not have anything solid. Probably someone we know but with all the alternate universes, it can be a total mindblast if we count all possibly interested people. Alternate Ben from the very close AU?

I suspected the Red Doctor to be something like a counter-force if Ben decides NOT to detonate the bomb. Saying this because this does not look like they want to prevent it but at the same time it might be a test. Again, I will go back to the question: How much of a free choice does Ben really have in the first place? It could have been all rigged.

Hindbodes 4th Apr 2018, 7:17 PM edit delete reply
Next comic: Red Plague Doctor pauses his hand, puts his hand down without taking off mask, puts hand up again, end of page, next page: describes his own face in great detail - next page: Ben is so over it that he detonates the bomb right there and then.

Eva as a villain? Crazy! Although as a plot twist it makes a fair bit of sense. When you think about it, the timing is a little funny. Ben just got done telling Eva about his position in relation to this bomb, so maybe she's a reluctant "villain" under duress.

As for a rigged bomb election... well, that's a downright satanic situation for a character to be in, all I can say.

Man, Walker was fuckin' crazy. A mad man.
MadJak91 6th Apr 2018, 2:48 PM edit delete reply

Some speculative stuff to address.

More people pointed it out and Eva is the best bet I guess.
I would like to think the Red Doctor is someone completely different but for that I do not think there is much to work with.
However, I mentioned once that she seemed relieved after Ben's story so it might the complete opposite. Her mission was observing and keeping Ben relatively safe and now she is going to storm in and fight the bad guys.

Maybe it is Walker somehow :O
Nah but to be fair, he did give humanity a choice after seeing nothing can be done. The transfer of responsibility is something else though.
Seabiscuit 7th Apr 2018, 1:06 PM edit delete reply
and, ahhhh

It's so hard seaing all this and not being able to properly respond
Seabiscuit 7th Apr 2018, 1:08 PM edit delete reply
@Edward LMAO that'd be the perfect April fools ending... Ah, missed opportunities.

Something something tildes~~ and seacrets~...

And yeah- dude wasnt quite in his right mind when he came up with this whack job plan...
Seabiscuit 7th Apr 2018, 1:05 PM edit delete reply
Oh I do enjoy reading all these theories and grinning like a maniac >:3
Hopefully if I have time, I'd like to write down all the little hints left through out the comic when the reveal is, uh, revealed~

Some of these are way cooler than the truth too -snerk-
Still, the red plague doctor being opposite counter force isn't wrong either~~
MadJak91 8th Apr 2018, 2:15 PM edit delete reply
No problem and thanks for the following smiley: >:3
I just had a convo with a reader buddy of mine about that smiley (and other author behavior lmao) and I noticed it with other people as well and in other places.
Seems to be like a sign meaning (based on a good enough sample) "Not bad but there is an oversight that is going to surprise you."
Which in turn triggers more brain activity.
Hm hm :D
Hindbodes 18th Apr 2018, 5:39 AM edit delete reply
Hah. The only theory I ever get is "these ants will die!" and I get to enjoy Jossing it.
AugustaCaesar 13th Apr 2018, 9:18 PM edit delete reply
Only you could make a destructive device look painfully adorable! I mean, look how CUTE that thing is! XD

Last panel rocks! <3
Seabiscuit 18th Apr 2018, 11:01 AM edit delete reply
Lmfao, gee thanks, hah ahahaha. I'm sure these guys don't think it's so cute right now though.;)
sephirencomics 17th Apr 2018, 8:39 AM edit delete reply
Just caught up on reading-- Also, glad to hear that your grandma is doing better :)
Seabiscuit 18th Apr 2018, 11:02 AM edit delete reply
Haha, aw, thanks~ :)