And here comes a little bit of Squad 48!
Also, Ruth’s crotch appears to be exploding in panel one. 😛
That could explain a lot about her mood.
Either that, or it’s foreshadowing… 😛
Actually, I think it’s a SFX for the block that sets up the judo throw. Any lame punk can start a fight, but it takes a good manipulator (or a gifted evil bongo like Ruth) to sucker somebody into actually taking you up on an invitation to kick their ass and then helping you do so with their own bodily momentum.
Femurs is such a funny word.
Yep, that’s why she wants to keep hers.
DINA GOT A LINE YAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAY
“tells you to tell you to show up” ? Bit of a typo on that one.
Ruth is so bossy she doesn’t just tell you to do something, she tells you to tell you to do something. That’s right. She makes you boss yourself.
Yay for Dina getting a line. Boo for it being explaining the pun. Nice to see Mandy too. And hey, for once nobody will be saying Dorothy looks like Amber. I have a feeling they’ll be saying she looks like Leslie today.
And Billie’s in the banner now? When’d that happen?
I just noticed that too. I swear that wasn’t there earlier.
It’s all part of Willis’ nefarious plan to keep sneaking characters into the banner until it’s even more crowded than the SP! one. Like a fully-clothed character orgy.
Or NOT fully-clothed.
I’m actually making it a personal mission of mine to NOT crowd the banner this time! Adding Billie was a moment of weakness.
Didn’t you have the entire cast on there at the panel where you unveiled the comic? What happened to that?
That said, I definitely like how Joyce looks here better than the original version.
Oh… Dina. On the one hand I’m happy to see her again, on the other hand it’s bringing back those horrible memories…
At least she’s wearing a goofy dinosaur hat.
So apparently Ruth only makes threats involving femurs to everyone. I would have assumed she would have made at least a few different threats.,maybe she is saving the other threats for later.
I can’t help but think about how much more enjoyable this particular comic would have been in “Shortpacked!”‘s rectangular layout as opposed to this strip layout. There isn’t enough room for any of the action to play out.
I disagree! I was particularly satisfied with this one. I worried, similar to you, that I wouldn’t be able to get in everything I wanted, but I came out of it with more than I’d wanted, much less expected. That second panel, the really tall one with Ruth heaving Billie into the air? That couldn’t happen in Shortpacked!’s layout. In order to get something that tall, it’d have to be two rows high, and at that huge size, it has a completely different impact, rhythm, and prominence. Making it wider instead would have been the wrong timing and intensity.
There never would have been more “action to play out.” It wasn’t a space thing. I wanted Ruth’s victory to be quick and decisive.
Sadly no Sal yet…
Is that…Is that Robin’s sister I see in the next-to-last panel?
Yep. She was in yesterday’s comic too
Not yesterday’s, but she was in Tuesday’s comic. Close enough. And we have yet to see a full view of her.
I loved Ruth in Roomies and was greatly saddened by her passing. Not only am I happy as a lark that she’s in this comic, but I can seriously say watching her deadlift Billie OVER HER HEAD tugged at my fragile heartstrings.
David Willis, now I treasure the last few years of reading your comics and owning a print of “The Many Faces of Sal” even more. God Bless You, good sir!
I don’t think that’s a deadlift. I think it’s more of a judo move, she’s deflecting Billie’s forward momentum. But, I might be wrong.
EDIT: Sorry, Ruth was part of It’s Walky…been a while. All the rest shall remain as stated.
No… you were right the first time. Ruth was in Roomies! not It’s Walky!
Ruth did show up towards the end of IW! as one of the souls Walky meets between his death and his taking over The Cheese. She was dead, but she was still technically part of the story.
No, you were right the first time. A mere few months before It’s Walky rolled around Ruth died in the Great Shit Shower of 1999.
Thanks for the smile David.
– Phil (Frumph)
Hey! It’s 3rd Panel Sound Effect Man! 😀
Lmao Frumphed now im gonna have a weird ass dream, thank you willis (frumphs son)
See, someone agrees with me!
May it be assumed Dina has MULTIPLE hats this time around?
Is Billie supposed to be fat or is Ruth just taunting her with something a cheerleader doesnt want to hear?
All the female characters look a bit pudgy unless they’re *clearly* skinny (Dina) but the default body type seems to be ‘wide’… or do I have it all wrong?
Billie has what are called “birthing hips.”
Such is the cost of keeping aspects of the status quo in an AU comic. Billie has birthing hips when she has never given birth.
Or has she? Find out, on the next All My Dumbing.
You, uh, don’t need to have given birth in order to have birthing hips. That’s not what the term means.
It’s funny that people think that’s what it means, though. Makes for interesting conversations.
So wait…Billie is now part Asian and has “birthing hips”…
…is she Chun-Li’s long lost sister?
I thought at first(While looking through the comments) I was going to be the only person to see the nickname cameo.
I am happy I was wrong.
I really want to see a Ruth Twitter feed now. The others are great, and I get the feeling she’d start an epic flame war with Mike.
Ouch! Poor Billie! Great judo throw by Ruth, though. XD
Come on, Willis, you should know this– you don’t keep your glasses when you get hurled through the air. I’d expect a cheerleader to have sports-specs, though.
I’m only Shortpacked! Generation, so I don’t know who the girl with the green hat is, but she is my favorite now.
FAKE EDIT: Oh, crap, that’s Dina isn’t it. This bodes, I only need hair gel to BE Mike.
The girl in the last panel (the one shushing) looks like a female Scott Pilgrim.
So does your mom.
Right after I’ve fucked. her.
She dropped a bunch of nickels afterward.
what a mike 10$ says thats walky’s 2nd personallity
I love you Willis. You have restored my entire faith in this comic just by this comic alone. Good show!
GASP! Her name isn’t a straight up pun! I am outraged, sir, OUTRAGED! The end of an era, man. I’ve got to go pour a 40 out on the ground for the death of pun names.
Young Dina is so KYOOT… I was *so* sad when the poor girl went to the big archaeological dig in the sky…
I demand you start selling copies of Dinas hat!
SECONDED! And I’ll take a dozen…
Hey! It’s Mandy!
I liked Dina’s dinosaur hat as well.
Whoa! Don’t mess with the Ruthster. 😮
And in normal person would tell ‘Ms Lessick’ to go fuck herself.
i would play Alexandher will you fuck yourself tonight 😛 and then disturbed sacrifice for the fight scene
Maybe my scars are just too fresh, but I don’t find anything funny about a bully.
Eh, she doesn’t really strike me as a bully. The whole point of an RA is to keep order in a residence that is typically full of raging hormones, dramaz, and overall college-age assholeishness. This doesn’t seem like it’s her first round around the RA block, so she probably knows that it’s much easier to establish that she won’t take shit right at the beginning of the year.
Plus, I like this confident, self-assured Ruth.
Most high school teachers also feel a need to do this, and I would assume at least some college freshmen are alot like high schoolers. It’s perfectly logical for Ruth to establish her status as “Overlord” as soon as possible.
I am assuming the bit about college freshmen being like high schoolers because I went to a comunity college freshmen year and took mostly night classes. Which were full of either nursing students, retired people, or construction workers.
So I’m guessing Billie and Ruth are much closer in age in this Walkyverse (Walkyverse-2? Would that make the original Walkyverse Prime? Or Walkyverse-1?)…
If were following DC Universe naming conventions this one would be Walkyverse-1 and the older one would be Walkyverse-2, and the one where good and evil is reversed would be Walkyverse-3.
No, I still don’t understand why the older DC Universe has to be 2 and the newer one gets to be 1. Can some one explain it?
From an in-universe perspective, both universes are the same age; the characters don’t know who was published first, and apart from when superheroes first appeared they’re substantially the same. Barry Allen discovered the alternate Earth, so he got to name it (the Earth-2 characters did occasionally joke that this was kind of presumptuous).
From an out-of-universe perspective, Earth-1 was where most of their stories took place at the time, so it was the primary universe (and remained so, with only a few series set on Earth-2). Julius Schwartz did later admit that it might have made more sense to do it the other way around, but it was too late to do anything about it.
In Infinite Crisis Superman-2 pointed out that time ran differently between the two universes so his universe was older, people were older. (IE Batman was an old retired guy who took over for Commissioner Gordon in Earth-2) If you’ve ever read the book Timeline then you would know that parallel universes do not have to have equal time flow you could find a universe where it’s really 1972 or 2072. If you haven’t read Timeline go do it… the book is awesome.
Is there a Dina fan club I can join? The action was great but completely outclassed by Dina getting a sentence.
I love how so many people forget that Dina was a total scrappy when she first showed up because she got in the way of Joyce and Walky’s burgeoning sexual tension. Now everybody loves her.
Granted, I love her as well, but I still find it amusing that she’s getting exactly the opposite reception this time around. And she didn’t even have to die this time.
I liked her when I first saw her. Mostly because her love of Archology matches my love of Geology.
No I do not have any sort of crush on Dina. The only one I might have any sort of crush on in this Universe would be Robin. But after she want to the… other side… that vanished quickly.
homophobia for the win…
I’ve loved Dina ever since the “Mine” comment. Back when she was dating Walky but Joyce was interfering.
Ruth looks like Kim from Scott Pilgrim in panel 5.
Also, I just noticed that the title-bar-picture-thing has changed and now has Billie in it as well. Are you gonna be adding more and more characters as they get a chance to really appear in the story? Or is it just gonna change every few weeks?
Wasn’t it just Ruth Lesse?
… I has a feeling Ruth and Howard aren’t related anymore…
Just a subtle one…
i wonder if she threatens any of her prof’s femurs when she misses an assignment. i could see it happening…
10 says shes over respectful almost kiss up to her professors.
I am so glad Mandy is here! And I love Dina’s hat! I want one!!!
That is all.
I wish to own that hat.
WE WHAT HAT! WE WANT HAT! WE WANT HAT!
Your avatar is amusingly appropriate for your comment, Kata.
Rule no. 1, always listen to what Ruth tells you.
Rule no. 2, always obey rule no. 1.
This ‘random avatar generator’ seems rather good at matching the avatars to the comments.
The first rule of Ruth is don’t talk about Ruth.
Second rule of Ruth: DO NOT talk about Ruth!
Holy crap! I love Dina’s new design, she looks absolutely adorable.
I’m not using my usual Gravatar account in hopes of getting a Dina icon. COME ON, DINA!
What?! Ruth?! Sigh… almost as cool…
Third question — How are you at mob assaults?
Can anyone tell me the age difference between Robin and Roz?
In DoA? No, no one can tell you, because no one knows, because it hasn’t been stated.
fair enough, can I at least still assume that Robin is older?
Is that Leslie in panel 5?
Wow, I actually had a monster hat like Dina’s when I was a kid–except mine had spikes and the eyes were pink. Best hat ever.
Dina had dialogue!
Oh, how I love Dina. She is the other reason I am reading this comic… I love that hat too…
So yeah…Just finished reading the Walky and joyce (I stoped reading it right after Walky got regened…I liked to keep it on a tender moment ;w; <3
*Ahem" So i think i can say this….OMG ITS DINAAA!!! : D
i just remembered….Joyce’s roommate was her lawyer or somethin in the other comic.
After today’s strip, I have come to the conclusion that that is Ruth’s only known way to fight.
Billie didn’t crash into Mary, and that sucks because I really wanted to see Mary get comically injured.
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