I AM HELPING!
…no Amazi-Car? Are you SURE??
It’s with the Amazi-mechanic.
She didn’t want to pay the insurance on an amazi-loaner?
so wait…she’s NOT Sarah?!?!?!?
clearly, that’s sarah’s young ward in the amazi-girl suit.
Or her butler.
Eh. “Amazi-Car” doesn’t sound right. I think it’s the prefix. I’m thinking Super-car or Awesome-car or something like that. What would be the ultimate prefix? The best possible one to use? Hm…
I’VE GOT IT!
No, no…hang on, give me a sec…
You’re on to something here… UBER-Car!
No no no….doesn’t sound right…
i think any amazi-car would be ultra-car
Please. We all know that she IS a car.
Amazi-Girl’s secret mode of transportation–SPIDER-CAR!
You got mixed up there. Amazi-girl isn’t Spidercar. Amber’s Spidercar, but Amazi-girl is Ultracar’s secret identity. So if Amazi-girl needs a vehicle, they’ll team up with Spidercar and ride her, easy as that.
As an addendum, the reason Amazi-girl says here she doesn’t have a car is obviously that since Amber didn’t get invited to the party, Spidercar took the opportunity to fight crime somewhere else.
(Of course most of this is speculation, we might be in for a surprise should Willis decide to have them reveal their secret identities one day…)
Hold on, I missed Amber’s appearance on the “Bad friends” page… so she was invited, but, uh… probably the garage is filled with drunks, so there’s no room for her to secretly change into her Spidercar costume. Of course it wasn’t crowded before, when Ultracar changed to Amazi-girl, but now they both have a problem and they know it… hopefully the garage will have emptied before the party ends, otherwise Amazi-girl will have to head home like this and it’s a long way to Joe’s place if you can neither drive nor fly.
Yeah, that’s a pretty sound theory.
Well, you don’t expect her to reveal her Secret identity do you?
Keep your criticisms to yourself, she’s immune
then she won’t mind it when i say: “at least bruce wayne had a car.”
of course he has a car, he’s a billionaire! but what’s that got to do with being a superhero?
You would be late too if you didn’t have any feet.
Her bones were made super-dense in a lab accident! Cut her some slack.
Thats a long time to get dressed. she’d have been raped by now.
Man, I just freakin’ love Amazi-Girl
She has pouches???
And no feet!
Wow. All she needs is pupil-less eyes, massive muscles, and implausible spinal configuration and BAM! instant Liefeld character.
The eyes and muscles are coming, they only need the right drugs. I have no idea how she’ll get the implausible spine though. Perhaps Mike can help her with that.
She can’t be a Liefeld character. She actually carries stuff IN her pouches.
Tsk tsk tsk. She’s female.
the bigger her muscles, the bigger you have to make her boobs!
Gravatar + Comment = Perfect
Does that count as a disability superpower?
So the pouches aren’t just drawn on?
As long as there are no Amazi-nipples
Why would that be a bad thing?
Can’t think of a single reason, myself…
Do the amazi-nipples lactate?
The creepiness of that comment just gave me another reason why I don’t want to make a baby,
(And no offense, this is probably just me.)
alittle late to this party, no?
She was busy breaking up fistfights downstairs. (Is there an upstairs? I suddenly have no idea where I got the impression that this house has two floors…)
yeah, no beat downs. Sarah beat you to that…with a louisville slugger.
…you can call the cops though! <:-D or the ambulance! you know…people with…cars… :-/
Just call Ruth. I’m sure ther RA has a car they can borrow.
She’s here to beat the crap out of Ryan some more.
That is always helpful.
Mike could help a bit too. He punched Joe in the face for just looking at a lass intensely.
I’m gonna go with no you Can’t help.
If she has something to fight dehydration she can help. And a recording device to take witness statements that may or may not be accepted in a court.
she has caltrops and a few smoke bombs. will those help?
Caltrops would probably be a bad idea at this point.
But she could try anyway.
If she has a rubber ball to go with the caltrops that could be a pretty effective distraction.
I don’t know how they would get it, but I want them to take Dannys car
Unless he’s at the party, that’d be highly impractical. To say nothing of the fact that I dunno whether IU lets freshmen drive on campus.
I do like the idea that, whatever universe he’s in, Danny’s car will always be stolen for the greater good.
Walky knows Mr. Belly Button though…he has a Black 1986 Dodge Ram 50.
8| I just got that joke because I just got up to that comic in my archive binge of “It’s Walky”. XD
“I’m gunna drop at midnight!”
Instead of asking Ruth? Yeah, probably a good idea.
Trust me, you do NOT want to get in Ruth’s car right now. Just a gut feeling.
Why not? I’m sure there’d be no regrets afterward.
…Bats are fairly loud, aren’t they? And the people are crowding around this one area. What took her?
I’m surprised she got here so fast. Running back to the dorm to change must have taken quite some time.
It seems that Amazi-girl needed a moment to change.
Since Amazi-girl was already at the party kicking ass in background panels, though, I doubt running back to campus was involved.
Nevermind. I missed that bit.
Dorothy isn’t Amazi-Girl?
Unless… this Dorothy is a robot…
Maybe they can get a lift from Spider-Car?
Well…Amber’s nowhere to be found, so Spider-Car should be along at any moment…
Guys! GUYS. I’ve got it. BILLIE is Amazi-Girl!
then the billie standing there must be a hologram! clever ploy! she must be using a holo-projector so no one knows it’s her!
see, this was planned by dorothy from the start. it would be a matter of time before everyone suspected her of being amazi-girl. that’s why she was so adamant about going to the party. she knew SOMETHING would go down, and it would be the perfect opportunity to convince the public that she is not amazi-girl. so who’s in the costume, filling in for dorothy? it’s her butler, westminsterworthshireton, who is also an accomplished actor, medic, and stand-up comedian.
I know how Amazi-Girl’s going to help. Call her associate, Spider-Car or she could jump from rooftop to rooftop while carrying Joyce.
they’ve teamed up once or twice and they both patrol the same town, but i wouldn’t say they’re partners or anything. it’s like dr. strange and the punisher.
But Amazi-Girl you are a car.
Shhh! Amazi-Girl has a secret identity. She can’t go giving away her secret.
Butbutbut… I though Amazi-girl was Ultra-Car’s secret identity?
Clearly it must be a clever lie to keep anyone from discovering the ruse!
shhh! he/she/it doesn’t know! he/she/its been living him/her/its entire life in a fractured mental state! she needs to be led to the conclusion slowly and carefully…
Of course you have a car Amazi-girl, for you see…YOU ARE A CAR!!!
Alternatively, you can think of Toy Story and say “You are a TOY!”
Chet, I meant car, not toy.
Or “You are a TOY CAR!”
Blech, double reply because I just noticed something that proves Amazi-girl is Ultra Car. Amazi-girl was seen pulverizing people when Joyce was getting marked, Amber is seen when Dorothy is looking for Joyce, and now here’s Amazi-girl seen very quickly after Amber was seen. ERGO, AMBER CANNOT BE AMAZI-GIRL. /totally ignoring time lapses between appearances
However, Amazi-girl also just said that she doesn’t have a car, so it can’t be Ultra Car either. Therefore, logically, Amazi-girl can only be, must be…..someone else!
magnitude is amazi-girl. pop pop.
She said She didn’t have a car, she did not Say She was not a car.
Now where did Amber run off to? mhmmmm!
She went to look for Amazi-Girl, of course!
Reallly now? *suspects something*
Psst, I believe it’s: *suspects nothing*
Amazi-Girl is super sneaky! No one will ever know her true identity! If she even has one!!
she left to call the cops, obviously! Although…
she never seems to be arouuuuund when amazi-girl is present…
I wonder if…THATS IT!
Someone find Amber! She’s amazi-girls spy! She might know who Amazi-Girl is!
That is the greatest viewing angle of Amber yet. ^_^
Where is this Amber you speak of? I only see Amazi-Girl.
Amazi-Girl has the weirdest boner right now.
its obscured by the dialogue bubble…you know, for the kids!
Amazi-girl, you can go… call a cab?
That would be helping.
“Yes, we need boiling water.”
“And clean towels.”
Amazi-Girl, you can help by sucking out the poison!
Yes! Suck the poison out of her mouth!
With your pe– no wait, that’s not right. Unless Amazi-Girl’s secret identity is… JOE?!
If it was a penis, then he would be using it to pump it out not suck it out.
or pump it in… to her faaaaaaaaaaace
Best comment so far, Bjorn
it’s too late! amazi-girl must pee on the poison to neutralize it!
I just realized: a party full of drunk coeds is the perfect place to switch between identities without being noticed. That’s why nobody noticed Amazi-girl appeared and Magnitude disappeared!
wait, so….MAGNITUDE is Amazi-Girl?????
No one would suspect a person with a superhero-like name to bother with a secret identity, it’s genius!
Wasn’t Billie wasted a few minutes/hours ago? What happened to that, dramatic necessity?
See: 90% of the comments on the last strip.
We still didn’t reach an answer. “Adrenaline” was close to a consensus, but we all know the real answer is “Because the plot says so”.
How so? Plenty of people pointed out that adrenaline temporarily sobers you up, that many people are still lucid while drunk, and that half of acting wild and crazy while drunk is being willing to do so.
Billie’s still drunk. She’s just acting like a drunk person who faces something sobering. (The double-meaning of that word is not a coincidence.)
Where did Sarah’s lipstick go? Did she quickly make out with someone offpanel?
Clearly something happened between her and Billie. Did you see them in the last strip?
I made out with her. she’s my future wife after all…
CAUSE SHE’S SUCH A FRIGGIN’ LADY!!!!!
Her lipstick is in the same secret place Jacob’s eyebrows go when not in use.
Anyone else think Dorothy looks like a muppet in that last panel?
the only way to know for sure is to see her run.
Amazi-Girl is looking pretty thin in the last panel there.
And tomorrow, Joyce forgets that she is really a cyborg.
I don’t know why but instead of reading “Citizens!” I read “Ladies!” which immediately makes me think of an Old Spice commercial
Amazi-Girl: “Hello ladies. Take a look at your man, now back to me, now back at your man, now back to me. Sadly, he isn’t me. But if you stopped going out with dudes and became a lesbian, he could be me. Look down. Where are you? You’re in a bed. WITH THE SUPERHERO YOUR MAN COULD SMELL LIKE. Look down. What’s in your hand? I’ve got it. It’s two tickets for a free mind-blowing orgasm. Look again. The tickets ARE NOW A VIBRATOR. Anything is possible when you ditch your man and start going out with an awesome superhero. I’m on a horse.
Billie, Joyce, Sarah, and Dorthy: *swoon*
…Man, I have such a huge BONER right now!
Hahahahaha. I suppose I do sound like it, don’t I? I’m engaged, actually.
Today you are my hero.
Unpreparedness, Amazi-girl’s kryptonite.
“Look, girls” is the last thing I expected Dorothy to say.
If Amazi-Girl asks policemen if they need assistance, how does she address them?
You would have preferred Fred’s, “Okay, gang, let’s split up,” perhaps?
Wow, Billie sobers up fast.
Nothing like an adrenaline spike to overpower the alcohol in your system. She’s still drunk, but a powershot of a feeling of urgency and emergency can easily make you feel and act sober.
I have been there before, walking home from a bar when someone tried picking a fight with my friend. I felt drunk until the guy pulled a knife. Instant sobriety. We got the hell out of Dodge.
I’d like to request that Sarah’s face in the last panel be made into one of the random Gravatars.
Drugged girl + American campus police is usually not a good combination…
Here comes the cavalry, late as usual.
Amazi-Girl can carry Joyce. After all, I doubt Joyce is heavier(or as heavy as) Billie
GASP!!! It’s Amazi-Girl!!!
Is it wrong that I got excited by that panel?
Sarah’s expression says, “if this Catwoman wannabe doesn’t have a car then what’s the bloody point?”
Or maybe “how long has Ace of the Ambiguously Gay Duo been crossdressing. Good tuck, BTW.”
And to think, Billie is so drunk, she probably will miss the best possible chance for an interview.
This just gets stranger.
Wait…man ultracar is a quick/change artist.
How about calling an ambulance for the guy who got hit in the head multiple times?
Will you then be taking a bite out of him, Mr. McGruff?
Naw, guy just had “the befores”. Besides he is probably a vegetable now. That’s a job for O’Hopper the Crime Hare.
I worrie about Joyce’s memory loss. Rumors will probably lead people who weren’t there to assume Amazi-Girl helped her. Joyce will think that to, I’m afraid. Sarah will probably be all passive agressive about someone else taking the credit…
What is it about Joyce that attracts memory loss, anyway?
I have to admit: between this and Shortpacked, it’s the latter I usually look more forward to. But not while this is going on…
Greetings, agent of justice! You are unfashionably late, and technically redundant now. Sorry, Amazi-Girl. Sarah’s totally a kill-stealer. You should boot her from your Live party.
Every Superhero has pouches. They come with the costume. If they don’t have pouches, they have pockets. (Most just haven’t discovered them yet.)
I’m surprised there are no party organizers bitching that they can’t call the police because it’ll get them in trouble, or ruin the party.
I had a friend dying at a party like this once, and they guy throwing the party was pitching a fit because we where calling an ambulance.
“The party’ll die!” “I’ll get in trouble!” “The cop’s'll come!” “There’s under-aged kids drinking here!”
Considering how self-centered Roz is, I wouldn’t be surprised at all if she pulled this.
LOL’ing at Sarah’s completely unimpressed face in the last panel. She probably knows exactly who Amazi-Girl is and doesn’t give a hoot.
In which Sarah is ever the pragmatist. And so is Dorothy…it took a while for anyone to suggest a hospital trip.
Poor Amazi-Girl looks terribly sheepish in that last panel.
so amazi-girl’s secret identity is that of a sheep? hmm, i’ll have to pour over the DoA archives to see if any sheep have appeared.
I love that there’s an entire crowd of people who either haven’t noticed or don’t care that there’s an unconscious dude on the floor with a laceration to the face and blunt force trauma. Is he an asshole? Hell yes, and I’m sure they all know it. Does he need the hospital? Hell yes. Police can cuff him to his bed when he gets there.
Quick amazi-girl! Improvise!
It’s probably because of the way she’s standing, but Amazi-girl seems to have no hips in the last panel.
calling the police might not go well. Very frequently nothing gets done legally about rape or attempted rape other then victim blame. Sarah, on the other hand, might get in trouble for beating someone with a baseball bat even if it is to stop a rape.
The drug will wear off in time. It’s not going to be something that requires a hospital.
I’d say just beat the guy a few more times with a bat break a few bones so he remembers and call it a night.
I think they should tell Joyce she got diddled after the drug wears off so she would be more careful next time she goes to a party.
Diddled as in felt up? Diddled as in fingered? Not sure what you mean, but getting felt up would probably horrify her enough.
Telling the truth will be scary enough.
Joyce definitely needs to go to te hospital. There’s no knowing how big a dose she took, or even what it was, and a lot of date rape drugs can cause respiratory depression and heart failure. Plus, if they get a test and prove she’s drugged, that will help protect bot Sarah and Joyce in the event they get in trouble for bating up Ryan
You’re kidding right? Doing what you said will only help the rapist, not Joyce the real victim. I’m sorry, but this is this is the most irresponsible advice you could give for someone who was almost sexually assaulted.
Yes, the blame game will no doubt kick in, but if they have an obvious victim who has been tested and checked for having a date rape drug in their system within a reasonable amount of time, then the would be rapist would most likely be in BIG trouble, regardless of redirection. Traces of the drugs remain in the body for 24 hours roughly, and both his and Joyce’s finger prints are on the drugged glass, with also indicates him. And I’m betting that Joyce has some bruising from where the guy grabbed him, which also can be an indicator.
Furthermore, if the girls try and beat the guy more at this point (with all those witnesses), any possibility of using the “defense of another person”, will at THAT particular point go completely out of the window, because then its complete
AND if they don’t call the police, and this guy does, THEN they’ll be in even bigger trouble.
As for going to the hospital, OF COURSE they should take her. There is always the possibility that the drugs could have a negative affect on her that no one forsees. It happens more often than you think. Saying that just being drugged only doesn’t require going to the hospital is not only dumb, but potential dangerous. After all, who knows whether or not their allergic to a date rape drug? It’s safer for Joyce to get properly checked out, just in case.
Personally I think they should let Joyce decide how she wants to handle the whole deal as far as Police are concerned. If I were one of her friends I wouldn’t presume to tell her what she should be doing there.
Definitely get her to a hospital right now though. Sure, she’ll probably be fine. Most likely her head will already be clearing up by the time she makes it out of the waiting room. Still, it might not go so well as that. A lot of stuff could happen and they don’t even know what she’s been drugged with. Definitely a “Better safe then sorry” situation.
If things turn sour it’ll probably be too late to start looking for medical aid.
Then again my attitudes might be different if I actually had to pay for the visit. How does that work over there? Like if she’s not in a state to make this decision, and they get her the medical aid, does Joyce pay for it or the people who brought her? If she’s fine and you just stacked her with a huge bill then you haven’t really done her a favor, and if the bill’s yours then you’re really sticking your wallet out on only the off chance that she might not just recover on her own. Would it be something her parents insurance would cover? Because then they’d probably want the story and there are a lot of reasons Joyce might not want to give it to them.
I dunno. Stuff gets weird once we’re dealing with the American healthcare system.
Well even in America, college attending people probably have health insurence. Besides shouldn’t the Ryan fellow pay for the hospital-visit? He must be liable. If it where my friend I would advise her to press charges: people shouldn’t get away with rape.
As for the ‘blame game’ Shifty already spoke off: I think people should give Joyce more credit. The girl is naife about everything, but I don’t think she ‘needs to learn a lesson’ in this. Despite all the media-frenzy spiking someone’s drink isn’t that common place on every college. I’ve never encountered anything like it; only heard it on the news. Some places are worse probably worse then others of course, but assuming a rapist is hiding around every corner might be a bit paranoid.
Yeah, that makes sense. If they were to win a trial then the medical expenses would have to be included.
I don’t know how common drugging people’s drinks is, but I can say that it has happened to me once. It wasn’t a rape thing or a sexual thing at all, just a typical “Let’s put a little something something in his soda while he’s not looking and watch him freak out”.
Sucked all around, but that friend has never been known for his good taste in pranks or gags. I don’t personally have any scars from them, but that’s not to say no one does.
I would agree except for the fact that Joyce is currently incapable of making a lot of decision right now, what with being drugged. The friends have to be the ones to decide how to handle this. If they call 911 now, the ambulance AND police will show up. If they take her to the hospital, the doctors are required by law to call the cops if there has been any sign that drugging with a victim.
Now regarding the bill for the emergency room visit, most states have something called “Victim Services” in which if you are the victim of a crime that posed a risk to you and you don’t have insurance or soemthing, the state will pay for it. I was assaulted and beaten 6 months ago, and didn’t have insurance. Thankfully the Victim Services helped me deal with a $500 bill.
As for her parents… I don’t see Joyce hiding this from them. They’ll freak out, but despite how the fact I’m not a huge Joyce fan, she’s a strong girl and I think/hope she wouldn’t let this hold her back and go running home or something.
Well if the Police are a natural result of getting her some much needed medical attention then that’s just gonna happen naturally anyway. We’re talking as if it’s a separate decision that’s being made, but if it’s not then really it’s a moot point. The police are gonna happen happen whether we want them to or not, since the girl needs to see a doctor.
I’ve never heard of that act before. That’s pretty neat. I mean it’s not much, but you really shouldn’t have to pay for the medical expenses acquired due to being a victim of another’s actions.
I think Joyce is a strong girl, but perspective can get weird around the parents. I could see her trying to keep it from them just so she doesn’t have to hear the “and what were you doing at this party at that hour exactly? We let you out of our sight for one week and all of the sudden you’re…” lecture from them.
Heaven knows I wouldn’t want to have to explain to my parents why it only took me a single week to find myself in such a setting, and I haven’t had nearly the sheltered upbringing she has. That’s without even taking into account the many complex emotions that I’m sure will surround her trauma, and whether she wants to talk about it to anyone at all, let alone her parents.
Or even better yet. “Yes mother. You were absolutely right to shelter me from the entire world for my whole life up to this point. After all, within days of sending me out into that wicked secular world a heathen tried to rape me.” Because what’s the response when her mother comes at her with that? What’s the counter argument to “The second you left our safe community this happened”?
I can see a lot of ways she might not want this story working its’ way back home and it says nothing about her strength. It just might not be a good thing for her if it did. Quite likely nothing good would come of it.
Not to say she’ll definitely want to keep it a secret from them, or that it’s even the more probable scenario. I just see it being one of the possibilities before us.
Amazi-girl arrives last!
(And yes, we totally need a Tiger & Bunny crossover for Amazi-girl.)
C’mon, Spider-Car. You’re not fooling anybody. Now drive this poor girl to the hospital.
Amazi-Girl vs Pizza Girl…
Amazi-girl is in fact: Penelope Gaines, relatively calm barista!
next story-arc: Amazi-girl gets a car
A Pinto no-less cos they are amazingly explosive.
Chiatroll is right. Sarah is looking at prison time for assault with a deadly weapon, despite using it for stopping another crime. Even if she had only punched him, she’d stillbe in deep trouble. Once the police get involved, that will be the end of Sarah’s college career, she could get up to a life sentence if the guy she beat with the bat ends up as a vegetable. As far as I have seen, Good Samaritan laws in Indiana extend only to medical care, (although the people at the party could still be fined for practicing first aid without a license) so Sarah’s rescue of Joyce would still not be covered under the eyes of the law. It sucks, and its stupid, but that’s real life for you.
Thank goodness this is only a cartoon strip.
Not to mention all that Amazi-Girl has done- if she is ever unmasked, who knows how many counts of assault she will get hit with. She’s definitely going to prison for life if anyone ever finds out.
I would love to see the pageviews data for these past couple weeks.
Amazi-girl seems to be less capable outside of situations where fighting or grab ‘n’ runs aren’t involved.
Obviously Amazi-Girl doesn’t have a car.
She just carries people on her back.
Why the hell doesn’t she have an Amazi-Car?! THAT’S NOT FAIR!!
batman has the Batmobile, Wonder Woman has the Invisible Jet, X-Men have their Jet, WTH?!
Spiderman has his every-so-pointless Spidercar
Don’t even get me started on the Flashmobile or the Superjet. Tony’s Iron Car is pretty badass though, even if it isn’t strictly necessary for transportation.
And what about Optimus Prime’s Bus?
His Spidercar as you call it is the Spider Machine GP-7 that summons the spaceship Marveller so that he can then transform the spaceship into the giant robot Leopaldon.
Oh, Dorothy. Why, oh why did you mention the police? Now you’ve probably set us up for another round of “Law and Order” style comments!
I’m actually a shade bit disappointed that there is no Amazi-Mobile.
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