Shit just got real
Shit has been real.
True, drama tag came pre-pulled. However, the action tag was just pulled
Dent – “Theres just one problem”
Thorn – “and what might that be?”
“YOU’RE TALKIN TO THE WRONG HARVEY…”
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“Wait, who’s gonna be there? Did somebody hijack your phone like… well played.”
If she shows up flipping a coin and smashing a window I will be incredibly pleased.
Why does Blaine even HAVE Amazi-Girl’s phone number?
He’s using Danny’s phone. Likely Danny has her number saved in his phone.
Danny has Amber’s phone number. Blaine has no idea that he just called a superhero and invited her to come kick his ass.
Yea, he’s gonna be so confused when Sal shows up.
Because Amber is Amazi-Girl. Jesus, the joke’s just not funny anymore.
You’re being silly right now. Amber can’t be Amazi-Girl. Silly commenter.
Everyone knows it’s Ultra-Car.
HA! Kudos to you, ser Willis, for that well-concepted censor. Completely threw me off.
Exactly, obviously Amazi-girl is Ororo Munroe because she summoned a storm.
Actually, Blaine’s dialog here makes me wonder if he’s aware of the whole Amazi-girl thing. Perhaps Amazi-girl’s origin story comes from Sal’s convenience store hold-up, so Blaine was witness to an early iteration.
As if Danny could talk. He’s the BIGGEST spaz in history.
The alternative means being responsible for how well things are or aren’t working out in his life, and while that CAN be enpowering in the longterm, it’s also very alien and scary….While his current Rut is Familiar.
Please let this end with Danny and Amber beating the crap out of him. Pretty please.
Would Amber beating the crap out of everyone be an acceptable substitute? I think I could live with that.
I think her rage just broke. People might die. It’ll be awesome.
I’m breaking my own self imposed rule here, but http://youtu.be/nCOxVaQQrbk
I’d be cool with Amazi-Girl beating the crap out of anyone or everyone else here.
(I meant in this comic strip, but in this comments section would be pretty entertaining, too.)
Danny would break his fist on Blaine’s face.
As in, he’d hit him so hard that the blow kills both himself and Blaine, thus redeeming himself.
That made me laugh out loud. 😀
Me, too. And then your reply made me giggle a bit again.
Tomorrow’s strip has a timeskip to the hospital; they both are taken off life support after years of [unspecified degenerative disease].
…wait, he’s supposed to kill and die himself immediately?
Alternative: Faz mercy smothers Blaine with an Amber body pillow.
Really not sure that would count as merciful. (Although granted it’d make us all happy.)
Reading through the comics around that one, I think I see where this is going…
It’s the best he could do!
Amber beating the crap out of him and Danny eating popcorn because he has enough sense to realize it’s so very satisfying to watch.
This too. You guys are on a roll tonight.
Far more likely: he tries to get in the middle of it and gets his nose or jaw broken.
this is gonna make for the most epic police report ever
It ‘d be epicer if she had an Amazi-mobile.
Amazi-Rocket or GTFO
Amazi-moped. Joyce and Amber could start a club
Will there be punches? I hope there will be punches.
Exactly the only outcome possible I guess.
we gonna finally get a reveal?
this fictional character raises my fucking blood pressure
Mine as well. I know he shouldn’t, but Christ, he’s just like so many people I know, and couldn’t hit in the face because of legal reasons.
He’s like my own scumbag abusive father. My hatred for Blaine is through the roof.
They might have been talking about Danny. And to all those Dannys listening? Fuck you. Fuck you in the ass.
And a big ol’ fuck off to you too.
seriously. I am wiggin’.
All of my hate.
Go kick some ass, Amber. Please…
I pity the people who will have to clean up the bloody pile that used to be Blaine.
There’ll be pieces of Blain EVERYWHERE. It’ll be easier to just accept that the walls will be painted red from now on.
They’re not gonna find him in a dumpster. They’re gonna find him in SEVERAL dumpsters.
Seriously though, is it weird that I have more faith in Amazi-Girl handling this with minimal bloodshed than if she were Amber?
No way she’ll show up as Amazigirl to meet Blaine. That would be giving him too much information. She has to show up as Amber. Therefore, bloodshed.
Judging from what Blaine is saying, he may very well know her little “secret.”
Well, Amazi-girl’s the one who said she’d be there, judging by the color of the speech bubble.
I think the boundaries are blurring
in retrospect- good call!!
I’m not too worried — the rain will help clear the blood away.
I am so done with Blaine
I can’t wait to see this develop *grabs popcorn*
Blaine has no idea the world of hurt that has just opened up for him.
The ultimate showdown is about to commence.
Of ultimate destiny
It just got real. SO real.
Blaine’s just called down the Tiny Thunder!
I just imagined Amber like a wrestler.
“YOU’VE CALLED DOWN THE TINY THUNDER! AND NOW YOU’RE IN FOR A WORRRRD OF HURT!”
Yes, a whole word of hurt.
And that word is AMBER.
LOAD THE SPACE SHIP WITH ROCKET FUEL. LOAD IT WITH THE TINY THUNDER!
AT WRESTLEMANIA, HOAK HOGAN, YOU WILL FEEL THE FULL FORCE OF MY DESTRUCITY! AND YOU HAD BETTER BE FOKED, HOAK HOGAN, BECAUSE I AM GOING TO FOKE MYSELF THIS SUNDAY ON EXACTLY ONE THING, HOAK HOGAN: THE WWF WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP! AND YOU WON’T BE ABLE TO CLICK YOUR HEELS THREE TIMES AND ESCAPE MY MATRIX, HOAK HOGAN! YOU HAVE LESS CHANCE THAN TWO FIGHTERS AGAINST A STAR DESTROYER! THE ONLY WAY TO STOP THE POWER OF THE WARRIOR IS TO TAKE OFF AN NUKE THE SITE FROM ORBIT, HOAK HOGAN! SKROOOOONK!
I HEAR IT’S AMAZING WHEN THE FAMOUS PURPLE STUFFED WORM,IN FLAP-JAW SPACE, WITH THE TUNING FORK, DOES A RAW BLINK ON HARA-KIRI ROCK, HOAK HOGAN. I NEED SCISSORS! 61!!!!
You are beautiful.
omg amazi-girls going to noodles ‘n’ company.
Blaine said that he and Danny were at a “more neutral place just outside of town”, so they’re not at Noodles & Co. any longer. But how does Amber — who I notices slipped back into her Amazi-Girl voice — know where to find them?
She planted an Amazi-Tracker on Danny when they made out.
It’s about to get all Steve Trevor up in this bongo.
“Amazi-Girl, how could you? That was Amber’s dad!”
“No, Danny. You see, I, Amazi-Girl, am Amber’s real father!”
And Danny is just stupid enough to believe it.
“No Danny, YOU’RE Amber’s real father, from the future!”
Blaine…I am looking at a Dead Man!
Does Blaine look a little worried in that last panel? Her voice coming thru cell is not Amber, it’s Amazi-girl.
He looks more confused than worried. As you would also be, if you were talking to your daughter and then SUDDENLY it was Batman.
I’ve actually gotten pretty used to suddenly talking to Batman when dealing with any of my kids.
you sound like an awesome dad
Ra’s al Ghul? Is that you?
Wombatman! I mean, Batwoman.
He was probably expecting her to be all cowed and submissive. Instead she’s basically challenging him.
Last installment she started to use the Amazi-voice, then caught herself. Now she is in Ambervoice.
Note the color change on the voice balloon “I’ll be there”. She is back to Amazi-Girl voice.
I thought confused and disturbed. And I laughed very hard. Tis a wonderful comic expression.
How can Danny not hear him?
Because he fails at hearing.
Correction: he Dannies at hearing.
He fails his Danning check!
No, he succeeds his Danning check and fails to hear anything that’d let him make a decision that doesn’t inadvertently fuck people over.
Oops…I Danny’d that! Doh!
You are correct good sir.
alternatively, he can, but he is in some way bound, held, or incapacitated.
What would have been the point in playing nice with him and working to deceive him if he was just gonna switch to being openly bad guy? Danny is fine.
Well the following comic has completely deflated this theory, but, for the sake of answering your question, it’s not as if Blaine can just grab Danny and tie him up in the middle of campus. The nice guy act could very well have been a ruse to lure him somewhere more secluded to do the deed.
Danny is inside the car.
And it’s raining. Adds to the background noise.
Danny is about 1.5 Dans away from not really be worth doing what Blaine wants her to do.
Yup. Amazi-Girl’s in control:
So did he actually kidnap Danny? That’s what this is beginning to seem like.
So, I’ve been thinking… what exactly is Blaine’s endgame? Is his sole purpose in life just to make Amber miserable, or does he actually want something?
What he wants is to watch the light in her eyes fade as she looks up to him and admits that he’s the center of the universe, though he probably thinks he just wants the respect that the good parent he thinks he is deserves.
Not to presume too much into Willis’ character, but with people like this, it’s generally just “This person belongs to me; I should have complete control over her life and what she does with it.” If she steps out of line, making her miserable is a punishment for the disobedience. What he wants is essentially for her to act like he’s in control. He can complain about lack of spine all he wants; that’s precisely what he’s looking for.
Is he just holding telling Danny that she’s awkward? Doesn’t sound super awful
This is what I was wondering, too. What does he mean, “what kind of little spaz you are?”
I’m assuming it relates to when Amber uppercut him yesterday
I think it means he KNOWS she dresses up as a superhero. Whether he knows she can flatten him remains up for debate.
This covers a thought I had the other day. I couldn’t put together a specific scenario that led to Blaine and Danny meeting Amazi-Girl, but I could see Blaine looking her contemptuously and saying something like, “You’re still playing dress-up as a super-hero, Amber?”
Then watching the tumblers spinning in Danny’s head finally click and proceeding from there. Preferably with them as a couple and no more Amazi-Girl secrets between them, but that part’s irrelevant to my happiness. It would still be nice, though.
. . . And Amber putting Blaine in the hospital.
That’s an important part of any scenario.
Unfortunately, if Blaine calls out Amber as Amazigirl, I have a terrible feeling any Amazi-powers will drain away, particularly if he does something like unmasking her. Facing your abuser is a terrible thing; the temptation to revert to the familiar dynamic is overwhelming, and you know, deep down inside (because you were indoctrinated with this knowledge) that you are the one in the wrong, you are the terrible person, and that you need to just straighten out and fly right.
I don’t envy Amber what’s coming, not one little bit.
You are right about the strong tendency to fall back into The Pattern, but you’ve got to either confront OR turn 180 and just walk away (figuratively, literally, or both).
Respected? Blaine, the Joker is more respected than you.
Hell, Halle Berry as Catwoman is more respected than him!
Hell, Dr. Hell is more respected than Blaine.
Pffft. Baron Ashura commands more respect than 10 Blaines put together. :p
Count Brocken commands more respect than 10 Blaines combined…and the dude’s a Nazi.
Belle Gunness is more respected than him.
Yeah but the Joker is an organized criminal Rivaled by few and feared by all.
Somewhere around a Dr. Light level of respect is about the best Blaine could hope for right now.
At best. But right now, he’s about as respected as a pile of protoplasmic puss from a manure golem’s ass.
Hey, don’t be dissing Manure Golem Puss. Mixed in with the rest of the compost, it’s great for cabbages.
Yeah, I think Blaine would kill cabbages with his mere presence.
Yep, I’d much rather be reading Walky Performs A Sex…
All part of Willis’s brilliantly evil plan.
ditto. I wish I had the money to spare right now. But instead I get to be anxiety-ridden over the current arc and pornless.
Amazi-girl facial expression in the fifth panel: loving it
Seriously. FIERY DEATH IS TOO GOOD FOR THIS MAN, BUT IT’S ONE HELL OF A START.
Fiery death? Too good for him. Dump him in a barrel, set it on fire, then roll it down a pool of oil and then piss on his ashes.
We’ve ben over this nobody going to die in this universe
Yes…but we can dream, can we?
That doesn’t rule out maiming!
To the pain!
ooooh — and even if it’s something survivable, do you REALIZE what the recovery time would be like at the pace this comic is taking?
Willis will be using a telekinetic drawing board by the time Blaine gets out of the hospital.
Thank you for that reference! +1
Doesn’t count if he’s already dead and just doesn’t know it yet.
Now I have the mental image of Amber giving Blaine the Hokuto Hyakuretsu Ken. Thank you for that awesome mental image.
Head exploding goodness.
Ever hear the phrase “a fate worse than death”?
Willis has got something up his sleeve.
When did we go over that? Why not?
People asked if Dina was going to die in this ‘verse, so we got Word of God that no one was going to die.
We got word of god that the two people had asked about weren’t going to die. He said he might still kill Tony.
And Blaine deserves death in any and all universes.
Really? I think he deserves something worse, like being a mental vegetable but still somehow conscious. Some sort of “And I Must Scream” moment would be what he deserves.
That just continues him being a waste of resources; he couldn’t be a mental vegetable without a hospital, and those are resources and services people much more deserving desperately need.
Some people don’t cease to be a waste of resources until they’re dead, cremated on a funeral pyre that doubles as heating for the homeless, and flushed down the toilet with the Haribo gummy bear diarrhea you endured for the sake of confirming that particular artificially-sweetened gastric hazard.
Very good friends? Danny…what have you wrought?
Maybe…just maybe, Danny didn’t Danny this one up??
In the one situation where Dannying it up would help him?
I know Willis promised that no one gets hit with a truck in this comic, but…
Amber’s on a truck right now. I know this is a fairly realistic webcomic, but just this once would it hurt for her to ride it through the wall and crush Blaine? While she waves a cowboy hat in the air?
Then she thanks the truck, which turns into Optimus Prime, brofists her, and says “No problem. Freedom is the right of all sentient beings”, then dons the hat and walks away into the sunset?
Hey, this is Willis we’re talking about. Suddenly Transformers is more than plausible
…I just realized. Willis promised no trucks. He said nothing about, say, a red car. It would make sense for AG to ‘borrow’ a ride, and when she’s driving towards the rendezvous, see how Blaine makes a perfect target standing in front of a window like that.
Not what I was referencing, but I’d forgotten about UC. She makes this plausible. Something Positive hit a lead character from another comic with a red car once, leading to a spate of comics having random background red car hit-and-runs. Perfect for Blaine. I don’t want to read another strip, hell, another panel, featuring him. A one-panel death and then vanishing is perfect.
Doctor_Who: “…ride it through the wall and crush Blaine? While she waves a cowboy hat in the air?”
While yelling “Yeehaw!”? What if the truck detonates into a nuclear fireball? 😉
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XnGv-lOg2a8"Such a thing should be animated.
Forgot the closing tag.
Apparently I forgot to format the start tag properly as well. Fuck it, I’m done here.
Actually I was referring to Dr. Strangelove
Looks like just maybe that is Danny’s silhouette in window? And Blaine is outside getting wet.
So maybe he really did ‘borrow’ Danny’s phone.
*charges ki blast*
Also, looks like Blaine is making the classic villain/asshole mistake of confusing respect with fear.
I’m hoping she shows up as Amazi-Girl, beats up Blaine, then unmasks to Danny and then he GETS it.
And then she breaks up with him for a better guy.
Or a cyborg. What?
Or level 54 blood paladin.
I can’t believe I’m doing this but…what’s a paladin?
Basically a knight, but with more of a holy theme. Cecil Harvey is a good example of one.
They’re actually referencing an ongoing gag in relation to one of my fellow video producers, but good on you for knowing your stuff, anyway. ^^
What. Linkara. What. *super fan mode* I’ve never seen you in the comments before! ♥♥♥
That paladin’s in for grinding of a different sort!
A “Ninja” cyborg! 😉
Well played, Keroshino.
CAN THAT HEART ATTACK HIT HIM A LITTLE EARLY IN THIS UNIVERSE?
Or have him get run over by a septic truck?
Can it literally show up with a bat and literally hit him.
Amber “IS” the heart attack!!!
Honestly, children should be allowed to beat the shit out of their abusive parents without repercussions once they’re out from under their power. I really know all the legal and moral issues involved with that, I do, but still, Amber should be allowed to take a crowbar to Blaine.
I second this.
better than on the next generation, which is how it often goes :/
and by that I mean “their kids,” not deanna and jean luc and the rest of the gang
Given how Sir Patrick Stewart is pretty awesome in his stand against domestic abuse, I can see him supporting this.
I want Amber to punch his dick off of his body and into a woodchipper.
I pictured something like this, but with your suggestion of genitals.
Do people like Blaine need a reason, an endgame?
He demands respect and attention and she will listen to his commands or else. He just can’t go away until he breaks her.
If he had a reason, could we understand it. The man is not right x10.
I like that look on Amber/Amazi-Girl’s face.
She’s not afraid.
She’s not furious.
She’s determined. And planning something.
PLEASE let her father get trounced within an inch of his life.
I think you’re the only person with a Mike gravatar on this page. Congrats.
Second person with a mike gravitar!
Amber is getting angry. And you wouldn’t like her when she’s angry.
I’m just not sure if this is “Tranquil Fury”, “Beware the Nice Ones”, or if Blaine has just pressed her “Berserk Button”,
And she’s wearing blue and yellow — which combined will make green.
She is “the Oncoming Storm”
Would you issue an Amber Alert for that kind of storm then?
But it’s already raining
….is amber…. the DOCTOR?!
“This isn’t a mudhole. It’s an operating table – and I’m the surgeon.”
Somebody gon’ die.
It’s generally very hard for a fictional situation to draw any sort of emotion out of me, but HOLY SHIT WILL SOMEONE PUNCH THAT MAN ALREADY!?
Well, Blaine is among other fictional characters that I want to sock in the jaw.
He deserves a Burning finger to the face!
Or a Sekiha Tenkyoken.
SEKIHA TENKYO- BURNING FINGER!…HEAT END!!!
I can now see Danny dressed as Domon.
Oh god….I like G Gundam and all but…stupid sexy Domon.
Well…the show does love showing him suit up.
You love it you know I do.
Danny? I want Amber dressed as Domon!
Keroshino, you are a man after my own heart.
I HOPE SHE BRINGS THE COPS
Yesterday’s comic inspired me to practice my extremely crude and rudimentary recoloring skills…
I really hope Amber kicks his arse…
Very Nice! :3
You do realize that makes Faz Harlequin, right?
And now…you are imagining Faz calling Blaine,” Puddin’!”
Okay, THAT made me lol! Bravo!
A new opponent has entered the arena.
And I’m just hoping that Blaine gets his ass kicked from pillar to post.
So far, every post is about kicking Blaine 😉 .
Before the last panel, I was all like “Oh man, he’s gonna tell Danny about Amazi-girl!” Then the last panel made me go “Oh man, he has no clue that Amazi-girl isn’t a lesbian with Amber!”
Now I want to see Amazi-Girl kiss Amber.
Commission request time?
Oh, he is so fucked…
in the metaphorical way that ends with him in jail or face down in a ditch….
Or maybe a nonmetaphorical way that also happens in jail.
If any variation of Amazigirl jumping off a moving vehicle just to punch him in the face occurs I will be INCREDIBLY PLEASED
Even better…a flying kick to the nuts!
I so want to see Amazi-Girl arrive at this little rendezvous boots-first off the top of the moving truck.
I think I’d rather see blaine in the grill of the truck…even if willis said no one gets hit by a truck….UNLESS blaine is TECHNICALLY no one and he IS going to get hit by a truck! I SEE THROUGH YOUR CLEVER RUSE WILLIS! I SHALL NOT BE TOYED WITH BY YOUR FEELS TRAIN ANY LONGER!!
There better be cops involved ASAP. Like the next frame, is her calling the cops.
of course this all ends with amazi-girl attacking blaine, and danny stepping in to stop her, outraged that his idol love interest whatever is attacking an innocent man when she’s supposed to stand for peace and goodness and justice, and amber interprets it as danny siding with her evil father, and this drives an irrevocable wedge between amber and danny, ensuring their mutual misery, which is just what blaine planned, because a more miserable and isolated amber is an amber easier to control, and then everyone hates danny that much more and amber collapses deeper into the vortex of agony that is her life in dumbing of age, and then willis laughs and drinks chocolate milk
…You are a buzzkill. Yeah, it is possible that it could go down like that…but knowing Willis, it’s going to be something that we might not anticipate.
yeah he might drink fruit punch or something instead
or hot chocolate.
dude’s a loose cannon, he doesn’t play by the rules
Frozen Hot Chocolate (it’s a real thing! http://www.dishtip.com/s/tx/dallas/top-dishes/frozen-hot-chocolate )
And it’s Frozen.
I will show myself to another day’s comments.
Blaine is a low-functioning sociopath. His plans depend on him keeping an even temper, and he won’t do that if anything happens he doesn’t like. It wouldn’t be unlikely for him to reveal his thug side, to be the first to raise his voice, or his hand. . .unless Amber’s about to do something stupid.
Holy shit. Blaine is going to die.
I’m thinkin’ that Amazi-Girl jumps off the truck, feet first, and Blaine breaks her fall with his chest. (Call it a heart attack.) Amazi-Girl finishes Blaine off while he still has the wind knocked out of him, unable to reveal her identity. (He saw the “comic book stuff” in her closet, on the first day of Freshman Family Weekend.) Dan steps out of the car, watching her moves, and says, “Gosh! If I hadn’t already figured out your secret identity, I’d be guessing that you were really Amber!”
“I’ll be there with the police! Or Ruthless!”
oh I’ll be there, I wouldn’t miss it B-D
Now that I’ve seen Dotty’s dots, Ruth’s freckles cause flashbacks.
Is Amber having a Psychotic Break?
Definitely not going to end well for anyone involved… especially Danny.
Tora! Tora! Tora!
That is… Blaine has awoken a sleeping giantess.
“There’s just one problem. You’re talking to the wrong Harvey.”
Oooh, I see what you did there, Willis, and I LOVE it.
Well great. Now I’m going to be reading all of Amber’s/Amazi-Girl’s dialogue in Richard Moll’s voice.
“Half of me wants to strangle you.”
“And what does the other half wants?”
“To hit you with a truck”
“We used to date.”
“I chased ‘im into the lobby, had ‘im dead to rights!”
“And then what did you do, Billie?”
“I threw a rock at ‘im!”
or… “Amazigirl shows up to beat Blaine to a bloody pulp then runs off… and Amber shows up a few minutes later to find an unconcious, barely breathing Blaine…” *Feigning innocence* “OH MY GOSH! WHAT HAPPENED!?!”
Ooooooooh, this is gonna be good!
She is Batman.
–and all that that implies.
Smart thing to do– call the police. What she will do is something else entirely.
What would she tell the police? “I punched my father in the face yesterday after he visited me at college, and now he’s going to embarrass me to my boyfriend!” Obviously nothing Blaine’s done has been okay, but there’s nothing they can really do.
I’d rant about how I hope this goes down, but Willis drew the conclusion months ago so all there is to do is watch it happen. It’s not like a football game where I can psychically affect the outcome.
Amber and the terrible horrible no good very bad day.
I wish I could be pumped for Amazigirl vs Blaine, but there is absolutely no way this can possibly end well for anyone.
I am having some thoughts and wish to share them:
1) Could Amber possibly be interpreting this conversation as Blaine holding Danny hostage? Or is that too dramatic? Or does level of drama even matter anymore???
2) So we now understand that Amber changes her voice when she is Amazi-Girl (possibly we knew this before, but I can’t remember). I’m curious how it changes, like in quality. Is it lower, higher, more nasal, etc. Obviously this is not essential information, but I am intrigued. It’s a cool detail that I never thought about.
Also, depending on how different Amber’s voice is from Amazi-Girl’s voice, it could partially explain how Danny could be so oblivious as to not realize that Amber is Amazi-Girl. But then again, he thinks that Sal is Amazi-Girl even though Sal has a southern dialect (I think?). But maybe I am over analyzing. And by ‘maybe’ I mean yes, I am.
HERE HAVE SOME THOUGHTS
I don’t think it’s ever been stated implicitly, but just assumed that Amber’s “hero voice” is symbolized by the white text against dark color in Amazi-Girl’s voice balloons.
*facepalm* That should be “explicitly.” It has been shown implicitly multiple times. I will now go give myself twenty lashes with a dictionary, somehow.
Amber started changing her Amazi-voice on 15May2012. He lampshaded it by asking if she was disguising her voice.
%^*$#@! Danny did the lampshading, Amazi-Girl said her voice always sounded like that.
Blaine is holding Danny’s regard for Amber hostage. Close enough for rock and roll, as the kids say.
And it just occurred to me the blue word balloons might indicate she’s making her voice cold. A relentless and abiding absence of emotion, chilling to the listener; that could even make sense with the dissociative disorder she seems to have
If I were in Amber’s shoes I’d say these exact words: “You can’t own me, so you’re going to try to destroy my life. That’s not mature, meaningful or even a little original, but good luck. Maybe you can manipulate him against me. And maybe if you try long enough and hard enough you’ll eventually do something stupid enough that I can have you arrested.”
Though judging by the expressions in the last two panels I think we’re heading for a much more satisfying climax. Secret identities revealed, assholes put in their proper place, maybe? A wheelchair, maybe? Please let it be a wheelchair.
Did he legit abduct a dude? I’m pretty sure that’s not exactly a minor crime.
in most places in american it’s a federal offense to commit kidnapping or abduction of any kind…minor or otherwise.
Federal crime = everywhere in America.
The justification for making kidnapping a Federal offense (therefore under the FBI’s jurisdiction) is than a kidnapped person might be taken to another state. The FBI isn’t able to deal with purely in-state crime unless an exception is weaseled in there.
I’m sure we’re not that lucky. Usually people like him know how to manipulate the law and people’s behaviors to their liking.
It’s kidnapping if Danny says he wants to get out of the car and Blaine won’t let him. But yeah, he’s good enough at manipulation that he’ll probably not have to worry about anyone finding out, let alone proving it.
Did you know you’re not allowed to keep driving with a passenger who tells you they want out of your car? There’s probably thousands of kidnappings happening every year that no one notices, including the people involved.
“Did you know you’re not allowed to keep driving with a passenger who tells you they want out of your car?”
Isn’t it also illegal to stop on the freeway? How do these laws interact?
Probably better than the laws dealing with roundabouts. I don’t know.
So it’s official? We all hate Blaine? Cool, cool.
you’re about a decade late to the party…
Nah, just eight years late.
So how do you think this is going to go down, because I thought it be something like-
Danny: ok so lets just wait here till amber show up.
Blain: alright just a matter of time.( demented evil grin)
Danny: ya, what’s with the bat?
Blain: Oh this! Its amber’s bat, I wanted to give it back to her in my own way .
Danny: wow your a great Dad , I don’t know why amber doesn’t like talking about you.
*amber walks in*
Amber: Danny, Dad, what’s going on!?
Danny: Amber me and your dad are worried about you we need to talk-
Danny: thats not what I meant by talk what’s going on?
Blain: returning her bat!
Ya that I thought it was going to go….or something like that
After seeing the tone of that last response – and just witnessing what Amber can do – I don’t think we should be afraid for Amber. I think Blaine should be afraid *of* Amber. God, I hope I’m right. I’m dealing with an abusive father right now, I don’t think I could handle seeing Amber go through the same thing right now.
I’m more afraid for Danny more than Amber though.
I smell haymaker in Blaine’s future!
Better Yet: a Roundhouse kick!
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Does this mean she’s finally going to kick the crap out of her dad? Ohpleaseohpleaseohplease…
Blaine looks a bit confused in that last panel. Hmmm…
Welp. She’s officially cracked.
Just when she thought she was out…”the bad day” pulls her back in!
All it takes is just one bad day to reduce the sanest person to lunacy.
Averted in the movie referred to, though.
Well. The float text on this just makes it. I’m excited now. I cannot WAIT for what happens next.
Now here’s another prediction.
Amber WILL beat up Blaine.
It will be like Edward beating up the Sewing Life Alchemist.
You know they deserve it. You know they deserve worse.
It’ll go too far.
And people will argue over whether she ever went far enough.
Shou Tucker deserved Worse!
But was Ed really the right person to dole out the punishment?
Yes. Tucker combined a girl that he’d come to see as a little sister with a dog that he’d at least learned to like, despite being crushed by it twice, into an inhuman monstrosity incapable of ever living a normal life.
I guess i focused a little too much on Ed’s age there. Seriously, i know it’s screwed up, but a kid, who is fifteen i believe, beat an adult to death seems like a tad much for the kid. Seriously, Ed deserved better.
And that’s my point really.
While it might seem like good revenge.
That’s her father.
And family should never beat the living shit out of family.
They can fight.
They can bruise.
But never to that extent.
It’s gonna end up scarring someone.
Also, an unnecessary disclaimer,
I’m talking about siblings mostly.
Parent-child violence shouldn’t happen.
It just ends in tears.
From the preview on the tumblr, I’m guessing Amber as Amazigirl beats Blaine up, which causes Dorothy to become worried about the Amazigirl situation (Dorothy seems worried in the tumblr).
Either that or those worried expressions have to do with her relationship with Walky and those comments a few days of weren’t far off the mark. Which wouldn’t be that unlikely, considering the high level of drama in Dumbing of Age.
Either that, or something different or far craftier is planned by Willis.
Sorry, I meant “and” instead of “or” in that last sentence.
Sounds like my dad.
There are a lot of people in this comment section that don’t know the meaning of Dramatic Irony. And if they do, they’re -really- bad at recognizing it.
Also, a lot of bloodthirstiness!
We hunger…for Vengence!
Every time I think I can’t hate Blaine more, you manage to prove me wrong.
That’s some good writing. Good work, Willis.
Finally Danny gets to know who his girlfriend really is, hes gunna feel like shit for treating amber the way he did, I am expecting Apology Muffins in the morning.
“Wha? Amazi-girl just came out of nowhere and started beating up Amber’s dad for no reason! That’s horrible! And when I tried to stop her and ask her to explain, she refused to! I thought she was a hero, helping people in need, but I was wrong; she’s gone crazy. I was wrong to ever go out with her.”
“Aw, crap, I’m never going to get my DS back from her now, am I?”
I actually really hope Amber does the sensible thing and contact someone to help accompany her. It’s just a shame that Ruth has no jurisdiction outside the campus grounds, she barely knows Sarah, and Dina has yet to realize her dinosaur powers.
Her only other allies are Ethan and Mike. Which does not a good superhero sidekick make. But telling someone like Dorothy, who she knows is writing for the newspaper, could be something.
I think Mike’s fist would get along well with Blaine’s face.
Mike’s fist is the perfect accompaniment to many faces
Likewise Blaine’s face is the perfect accompaniment to ALL fists.
It’s been a while since we seen Mike’s Fist in someone’s face. We need more of that in the future.
Dorothy currently has other things on her mind.
And possibly her face.
Kill him, Amber! Beat him to within an inch of his life!
Her final line is in her Amazi-Girl voice.
S&”$’s about to go down. Yesssss.
…Hmm, from a logical standpoint, I don’t think Blaine’s got anything to gain from tellin’ Danny her secrets, if anything it will cement how big an asshole this guy is even to the utterly naive eyes of Dan, but I understand how this could hurt Amber emotionally, which is what he seeks, emotional control.
But Amber is gonna throw a curve-ball at him by showing up as her masked alter-ego, one who Danny implicitly trusts, and it will all fall down like a flimsy house of cards.
…did I just predict how this arc will end?! O_O
Probably not, seems too straight forward. XD
Yeah, but if Blaine’s telling her friends what’s going on (and Danny’s believing him, don’t forget that), he’s going to be painting himself in the better light. “She punched me, and all I was trying to do was visit her!” or something.
Your icon, i love it
That begs the question: why did she punch him, and Dan will probab-…*ahem*…hopefully only take Amber’s answer on this one.
“That, Mr Anderson, is the sound on inevitability. That is the sound of your death.”
Just pictured Blaine as Bane vs. Amazi-Girl.
I hope he gets defeated by Amazi-Stool.
Eeeewwww. That’s just…
You’re talking about a stool as in a piece of furniture, aren’t you? Never mind.
I am glaring SO hard at Blaine right now.
If Looks could kill!
She should have said, “Go ahead, jizz stain – Danny’s an even bigger spaz!”
Was crying for Amber, but she’s stronger than me. She is the best.
What’s this on the menu about eating raw or undercooked foods? Oh nooooeeeesss, sunny side up eggs, massively fatal case of salmonella. Danny’s fine. Like they say in anime, “idiots don’t get sick”. If only.
So one of the “teaser” pictures Willis posted earlier was of Danny looking at a newspaper surprised.
What if the article was about Amazi-Girl being sent to prison for assault, and Danny still hadn’t realized it was Amber?
What sort of look did he have? Happy surprise, “oh no” surprise or just plain surprise?
Woohoo, throw Danny under the truck!
…how has Blaine survived all these years of Mike being one of Amber’s friends?
…Mike never got the chance to do anything to Blaine in SPverse…so I’d like to see him do something in this one. Like….kick-the-crap-out-of something.
Also…Blaine’s face in the last panel; made me lol. XD He’s like “What the hell?” Her Batm-….Amazi-girl voice must be verrry different. XD
Seriously? I’d much rather see Amber get the chance to stand up to Blaine than Mike.
Arrive in the nick of time.
Beat the bad guy.
Rescue the Dan(sel) in distress.
Spirit him away to your secret Amazi-Lair.
Lay him down by the fire.
What pocket did you put those condoms in, again?
Whoops! I hope she’s got more Amazi-Condoms in the Amazi-Nightstand.
My hope is for Amber and AG showing up in one person. Enough of this secret identity and semi-psychotic breaks. It turns out that Clark Kent can fly and Bruce Wayne can kick ass. It’s time for Amber to be IMMUNE FROM CRITICISM all the time, not just when she is wearing the mask.
“Hold on, I didn’t say where I was…”
Let us count the ways.
In which you are FUCKED.
I would count, but I don’t want to be sitting here all day doing it, can we count by hundreds?
Is “spaz” a thing people still say unironically?
Blaine isn’t people.
It makes him feel more ridiculously outdated than horribly offensive, though.
Well, he is 40-ish, that means he was a teenager in the 80s.
I imagine him to be at LEAST 45, if he has a daughter old enough to be in college. Sure it’s possible, but I just don’t imagine him to have gotten married and become a father by 22 years old.
All the “Get him!” comments make me a little sad. This is a much more realistic universe. If she beats the crap out of Blaine, it will go badly for her in the long run. If she kills him, it’ll go worse. If it comes to violence at all, it will be bad for her legally, and probably harmful to her psyche.
But then again, grounded in reality isn’t the same as reality.
I still would’ve laid him out with the way he was acting in the first place. Family or not you do not treat others like that. Respect is to be earned am I right?
Whew! Thought he was crazy enough to threaten to harm Danny or something. Not that what he’s doing isn’t crazy, but…well at least it’s not like a hostage situation.
But seriously, this can only end in disaster.
personally, as unlikely as it is, i hope she beats the sh*t out of him, cause if theres one thing i hate with a vengeance its abusive parents. she needs his bullsh*t about as much as she needs a hole in her skull. NOT AT ALL! D:< grrr
Just jumping in to say that the “Big Bad Harv” DID storyline for Harvey in TAS was probably one of the few things that really annoyed me about the series, if only because they couldn’t even bother to think of a different name for the alter. As a side note, I’d love to see a story where it’s determined that Two-Face’s DID is entirely the product of Iatrogenesis.
What a good time to be on top of a moving vehicle, especially the type of moving vehicle that is likely to come in and out of a town on a regular basis.
She gon’ fuck you up.
Wait, what am I missing here? I’ve been reading since Day 1 but Amber’s spaz-ness doesn’t seem too bad. Is there something I’m forgetting?
Rain to wash away the blood.
That’s not Danny in the car. That’s Faz
Mike needs to meet Blaine in the worst way. That would be hilarious.
I pictured Danny being bound and gagged in the trunk of Blaine’s car, the poor dope.
I just heard that in the voice of a female Dark Knight.
He is soooooooo dead.
Yes,.. I’m a bad person.
I want Amber as Amazi-girl to beat her Dads Azz,…
I want Danny to realize that Amber is Amazi-girl,.. I’m so tired of significant others in the superhero set having no sense of smell, having no awareness of body language/shape/recognition to wear all a hero has to do is put on a pair of glasses and folk don’t recognize them.
I hope Walky gets a clue,.. I like his wackiness and SOME of his bad habits,.. but sometimes he’s just too,… too,.. (A year and I’m still looking for the word that means completely devoid or unaware of the base social conventions that allow civilization to function smoothly.) to take.
Finally,.. I want Joyce to get laid,… thouroughly. I want her to be soft and gooey for a few with a goofy smile on her face at odd moments.
Yeah, yeah,.. I know, reading too much into a comic,.. I know.
In case you haven’t been reading Willis’s works for the last decade and a half, there’s a reason why he uses @damnyouwillis as a Twitter handle. That was the phrase most used in the forums over at Keenspot, and later at the Nightstar Zoo. Willis is well known for flawed characters who we all fall in love with. Being a fan of the Walkyverse and Dumbingverse means reading too much into the comics. If they weren’t flawed, we wouldn’t enjoy reading so much.
Besides, you can already see growth in pretty much all of the characters, despite the relatively short time period that has passed to them (has it even been a month yet?). Walky is, admittedly grudgingly, maturing as a person thanks to Dorothy’s influence. He’s dressing better, and taking school a little more seriously. Dorothy is taking school a little less seriously,which she frankly needed to do (all work and no play makes Dotty a dull girl). And even Joyce is doing some growing up. Her best friend is an atheist fer crissake! Danny is due for some growth himself, so I bet Amazigirl is going to be revealed pretty soon.
You’re forgetting Ethan, who has been nothing but regression so far
and with that blaine just learned that amber is not a little girl any more to screw with. blaine is about to be in a world of hurt bring it on amazing girl
So Walky Does the Sex is (assumingly) successful, does that mean more sexing in the future?
More sexing has already been ordered.
That being the case, I must echo someone’s earlier request for “Blaine does a sex with hydrochloric acid.”
Even at slipshine’s exorbitant rates (relative to what I’ll pay for porn, at least), I’ll subscribe at least once for Ruth/Billie. I don’t care if it’s an alt universe or non canon or w/e (Okay, I care, but not sufficiently.) Or SP Leslie/Robin.
Did I hear a dun-dun-DUUUNNNN! ?
Bets on even Blaine failing to recognize her?
This strip being on the anniversary of me escaping my abusive father is weird and upsetting, yet comforting?
Congratulations on escaping an abusive relationship. many happy Returns.
“Dammit, young lady, what have I told you about talking in blue?”
Blaine’s like “wtf’s going on?”
At first I thought he was threatening to reveal her identity, and I was thinking, “Considering how NOBODY seems able to figure it out, even in BROAD DAYLIGHT, uh, good luck with that, Blaine”
Danny confirmed for Lois.
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