Sadly, Bidoof isn’t a generation 1 Pokemon, or I could combine him with Krabby in Pokemon Fusion and show you all what a KRABOOF actually looks like.
Sadly isn’t the right world. Relievingly, maybe.
I want you to imagine the parallel universe where Bidoof is the only Pokemon available when Ash gets to Professor Oak’s, and is now one of the most recognizable characters in the world.
Imagine the Bidoof pencil cases, the pajamas, the underroos. Imagine the giant Bidoof in the Macy’s parade, and the shelves filling even now with Bidoof costumes for Halloween.
Whenever life sucks and you are feeling down, just remember that your life could be the exact same, but in THAT reality.
That’s the worst part of the many-worlds interpretation. Somewhere in the multiverse Bidoof must be well liked.
Time to declare war on the multiverse I suppose.
Whelp, we had a good run.
You will be fighting an army of sapient Bidoof that play games where they capture and train different humans to fight. They can do this because they have evolved to walk on their hind legs. Their leader is Scrappy B’Doof. Can you keep your sanity long enough to win? Good luck to you.
Sanity is just holding me back!
Holding you back wih what? its claws?
Isn’t sanity really just a one-trick pony anyway? I mean all you get is one trick, rational thinking, but when you’re good and crazy, ooh-ooh-ooh, the sky’s the limit!
I don’t suffer from insanity. I enjoy every minute of it.
Da da dada da Daaaa, Poke Power!
Fun fact: of the infinite universes that recognize some concept of a multiverse, over half are at war with it.
No, wait! I just saw that episode of Star Trek! It doesn’t go well. I propose we leave the peaceful (but oh, so strange) Bidoof loving denizens of that universe to their bizarre ways.
We’ve already seen enough accidental suicides from people walking into traffic, off of cliffs, into combine harvesters, into nuclear reactors, etc. because they were chasing Pokémon. We don’t need to make that even worse by introducing ones that require you to do a drop kick.
I respectfully disagree.
Getting arrested is usually not synonymous with committing suicide, even in these troubling times.
A world where Mimikyu disguises itself as Bidoof because it thought it would be able to make friends with humans if only it looked like Bidoof
….bidoof isn’t that bad though. It’s just kind of a solidly meh rattatta.
So I guess a meh Rattata wouldn’t be in the top percentage of Rattata.
If Bidoof was a first generation pokemon then no one would be playing Pokemon Go! right now…because the franchise would have killed itself over a decade ago.
You don’t need the website. The way it works would be that you use the face and color palette of the former with the body of the latter.
So a normal bidoof with red instead of brown and then bug-out eyes.
fusion is just a cheap tactic to make weak pokemon stronger
Or hold back power for dramatic reveal?
Just wait until I combine Pokemon Ruby and Pokemon Sapphire to create the ultimate game, Pokemon Garnet!
What if you combine Pokemon Omega Ruby and Pokemon Alpha Sapphire?
Delta Garnet or Gamma garnet?
Shouldn’t you really have gone with Emerald there… I mean I get your reference, but I’m still torn on that one.
Yay Steven Universe fans!!
Who needs Pokémon Fusion when you can do a terrible job of it yourself?
10/3. Excellent abomination.
So, Pokémon meets Fallout 4.
I will gladly accept your satisfying kicks as punch-substitutes, Willis!
When it’s that satisfying, you’d have to be pretty stone-hearted to not accept it.
So instead of using the phone to figure out who amazi-girl is and get her arrested for her vigilante actions he just phones a friend? DING*
this guy’s friend didn’t ignore a phone call from a phone number he’s never seen. DING*
Wait, he was using his phone and not amazi-girls? as smart as that is i’m adding another sin for the momentary confusion. DING*
broken jaw check, whip-lash check, road burns check, congratulations amazi-girl you’ve just handed the ass-hole victory in a lawsuit. It doesn’t help that there aren’t any witnesses and the law clearly states that you attacking a fleeing assailant than you can be charged with assault. DING*
Now I know what your thinking, sal can just back her up, and your right in an ideal world but, these days her say is in the same league as this guys modeling career. DING*
– this joke brought to you by cinema sins
mentions are put at the end of the joke rather than the beginning basically guaranteeing he gets flack from all the fans who don’t read the full comment. DING*
total sins = 6
sentence: Marcie’s disapproval stare!
Everything wrong with Dumbing of Age in 5 minutes?
It takes 5 minutes to say ” nothing much”???
yeah, ’cause no one’s gonna watch a two-second video, gotta set something up for the ad space
Meh, she’s broken the law a whole bunch. If nothing else, I’m reasonably certain that vigilante justice is itself illegal, and she’s broken and entered at least once.
She wears that mask for more than one reason.
Proberly not true. Vigilante justice usually is illegal because things done in its pursuit are illegal. Indiana is a stand your ground state. Amazigirl has personal rules which nicely exploit that fact.
You really can’t assume masked vigilante actually means shes a criminal.
Amber might not fully understand this herself.
Uh, he’s not using her phone. At all. It’s blocked.
Also, “the vigilante kicked me” is kind of a weak lawsuit considering he doesn’t know who she is.
Isn’t it impossible to sue someone if you don’t know their identity. IANAL but you can’t charge someone with a crime without being able to name both the victim and the accused.
Wouldn’t the same rule apply to civil suits?
well some lady sued a couple of girl scouts for ringing her door bell which resulted in her winning the law suite. A man sued a couple because he tried to rob their house while they were away and got trapped in their garage, he also won his case. Some random guy sued Michael Jordon for looking like him. Given that I’m willing to believe any suite can make it
A suite is a collection of rooms.
The robber in the garage case, at least, is patently false. http://www.snopes.com/legal/lawsuits.asp I’ve never once found confirmation of any lawsuits where a robber screws up and sues the person or parties he’s robbing.
One phone, two phone, red phone, …blue phone, — er, … Maroon… As Bugs would say; “Doc, are you some kinda maroon?”
Did you hear the damage report on Blaine? Amber (for indeed it was her) shattered a couple of ribs. So, Ryan would be hardly the first person that we’ve seen put into long-term care by her.
This isn’t Amber’s phone that he’s calling from, notice the two phones flying in the air from the kick. His is brown, Amazi-girl’s is blue.
I’m going panel by panel and there’s a sin addressing the two phones
This is even worse than the people Willis complains about who get mad about things that are addressed in the very next strip.
Also, all your “sins” can be addressed with “People are not clear-headed logical thinkers when they’re being pursued by someone who wants to kick the crap out of them and god only knows what else.” Besides, the smart thing to do -is- to hide first.
He assauted her first, with his friends, and robed her phone. She could win this case in real life if Ryan wasn’t a white-son-of-a-pastor-probably-rich-privileged-male.
But if he DID sue her, than she’d have his name to label the picture. And she would tell the jury, judge, press, campus… That he roofied a girl on a party. Maybe not the best-case scenario for him. Too much attention.
I was hoping for more of a KA-POW, myself…
to each their own sounds !
krack a TOE a
That sound is reserved for when AG fights Ross.
Toe peek a
Very nice. I approve.
the terror that kraboofs in the night
The half-a-grapefruit in your balanced breakfast.
Man, how hard did she hit him? He’s going flying.
NOT HARD ENOUGH
Head still attached to shoulders? NOT HARD ENOUGH.
I don’t think ANY part of his body is going to reach orbit with that trajectory! ROOKIE MISTAKE
Nonono, it still works if you hit him hard enough that he bounces into orbit.
Is his spleen currently orbiting India? NOT HARD ENOUGH!
No, going into orbit means he dies of suffocation, A rather peaceful way to die.
Unless he travels to orbit fast enough and high enough to die of decompression first. ^^;
I’m pretty sure he’d be squished by the g-forces first.
Betty, you don’t actually decompress in space… you die of suffocation…
I consider the effects of ebullism to have more to do with decompression than suffocation, but yes, the worst and least-survivable effects of that set in at about 30 seconds of exposure, while hypoxia sets in deeply enough at about 14 seconds to make the person pass out and could be considered suffocation.
*plays “These Boots Are Made For Walkin'” on the hacked Muzak*
Nah. “Drop-kick Me, Jesus (Through the Goalposts of Life)” is much more appropriate.
Songs like a really trashy dubstep song, if you ask me.
“Ain’t That a Kick In The Head”?
Please. “Another One Bites The Dust.” You can’t go wrong with Queen.
That’s gonna leave a scar.
Mmm, that’s the sweet smell of catharsis.
At least it isn’t The Sweet Smell of Men’s Colon.
Worst. Fragrance. Ever.
I saw a news blurb about Bono and misread it as Bongo. Made me think of the comments here.
i got 99 problems but a bongo ain’t one
Damn, don’t people die by these maneuvers?
to be fair you would be surprised what you can live through.
Now she has two phones. Sweet!
Three phones if she takes his!
I bet if she obtained four more phones she could go super.
Nah. She relies on her combat skills, acrobatics, and sheer guts. If she focused on acquiring tech, she’d be a phone-y. A real cell-out.
Also, the Walky grav makes for great pun service.
That’s part of why I worked so hard to get it.
Well, two phones with broken screens, that is. I don’t think she has any physics defiance points left after the last panel.
I’d bet anything that hers, at least, has an impact-resistant case and screen. (Amazi-Girl is always prepared for anything, after all.)
Ryan is actually attempting to lay low and hide out. Somehow that’s incredibly satisfying.
Especially since it apparently isn’t going to work.
It’s time for that scum to get a hospital bed.
Or get a close up look at the bottom of lake Monroe.
Eeeuuuwwww! Pollution like that would need a super-fund to clean the stain.
Too slow, stravag.
KRABOFF reads more like the brand name of a lice killing product!
Which would be appropriate, right?
Don’t be insulting lice by comparing tham to *him* 😛
This is continuing to go much better than I expected.
I know. Things are going well.
…or are they going NOT TOO WELL ENOUGH?
FU. ROH. KRABOOF !
General rule of thumb: If a friend asks to crash at your place because a superhero is after them, stop being friends with them. Unless you are interested in a career as a supervillain and are aware of the hero’s reasons for going after them. And that said reason isn’t something jerky.
Do not keep friends that must run from superheroes to not be punched or kicked in the face.
Even if you are interested in supervillainy, at least find friends who have their own evil lairs to crash at.
“Don’t lead them back here, idiot!”
The only exception being if you feel like letting them do the legwork for luring the hero into a trap.
I’m pretty sure drop-kicking people in the head doesn’t go KRABOOF.
Being able to say your own logo gives you special privileges.
How many KRABOOFS have you seen, John.
Have you ever drop-kicked someone in the head?
(Looks like tonight is “mention incidents from Boy Scouts in Willis-comic comments” night.)
But did you do so over successive trials, with a variety of footwear, and an adequate control group?
Not bad, mine was just “Left cause I couldn’t sell any candy bars.”
We used to sell different types of canned popcorn, like caramel corn and the such. Of course back then I still lived in Michigan… *wistful sigh*
Land of Lots-A-Water? Or is that Montana? Hawaii…
Just change “water” to “lakes and rivers” and you’re correct. Oh and mosquitos. Only bad thing about Michigan is the damn Mosquitos every summer…
Man it’s weird seeing my state written out in comments. Usually unless your on one of the coasts, nobody cares.
Sadly, yes – a hostage situation resolved. I did not quite get the sound-effects. The visuals were a lot worse, though, hence I assumed that AG hit his chest or shoulder.
I gained the height by running up a ramp rather than somersaulting, though. That’s why I missed the chest I was aiming for…
Sorry, that was “OFF” not “OFF”. My point still stands, though.
OOF OOF OOF OOF!!!! One day I will learn to spell OOF!
Ryan stole Amazi-Girl’s phone to make a call‽
Look at the third panel again, closely.
Nope, he was his his phone to call his friend. Note that there are 2 phones flying from Ryan’s hands as Amazi-girl “foward-airs” into his clavicle.
Using* his phone. Gosh darn it.
No, he was talking on his own phone (red case). AG’s phone has the light blue case – he’s holding it in his free hand while he runs, not the hand by his head. You can see both phones go flying when AG collides with him.
No, he’s using his own phone to call, the red one. AG’s phone is the baby-blue one.
Cue the Batman theme song!!!
amazigirl would have her own theme
look out drunk thugs for amazi girl
she will hunt you down before you can hurl
AG she is the one to see
AG she won’t let you go free
AG she will tie you to a treeeeeeeeeee
So, is he talking to one of the bros who already got their asses beat, or another, equally douchey bro?
I was imaging that he was talking to a girl for some reason.
Ugh. That is a possibility I had not considered.
Me too, given the bossy tone. The way he talked to his bros was different. “No you listen to me” implies they are fighting over the phone, too.
Yeah, me too, because he was being rude.
He’s telling the person on the other end to “turn around and come back”. Maybe he got a ride to the rally from another friend?
It definitely wasn’t Tyler, Taylor, or Dawson. Those three are still lying in a heap of bruises
I’ll gladly accept that Amazi-Girl breaks physics, but I also was struck by the idea of Amber taking a running start and then she jumps into Sal’s hands and Sal tosses her to give her that extra boost to be able to pull off that kick.
Like, I doubt Sal would agree to it, but this is a superhero team-up. All bets are off when it comes to looking cool.
“…’kay, but only for Joyce.”
SAL: “Fastball special!”
AMAZI-GIRL: “We can’t call it that, I’m pretty sure it’s a Marvel trademark.”
Gustice League of America. ;-|
Great Lake Avengers.
Not sure those guys can copyright Wolverine’s move
“Fine, but only because I get to say I chucked you halfway across the courtyard.”
I think she caught up.
Wait has anyone made this possible connection yet. Ryan’s a pastor’s son right? What if he’s the son of the pastor at that church Joyce went to last chapter? That’s probably a stretch though.
If he was, Joyce would’ve already known him.
Oh yeah that makes sense…..but what if though?! O_o
That could only happen in a Mexican telenovela.
El Dumbing of Age airs every evening on Telemundo! Right after Dexter and El Chango Master.
… look, I am not skilled enough to copy their special kind of “Spanish”, okay?
The BEST novelas are on Univision, always.
Maybe an illegitimate child whose mom was paid to go away, and who knew his father only through letters?
…. no, he doesn’t get the dignity of a sobby origin story. He’s just an entitled prick.
He’s not a pastor’s son. That was a series of lies to get Joyce’s guard down. Actually giving her identifying information would have made no sense.
Except he kept that part of his story when he abandoned all the rest of it and outright told her he’d been trying to get her to drink that drug all night, and when (on the surface) telling her that was a lie too would have seemed even more demoralizing.
And he was pissed off enough to tell the truth even if it was bad for him at that point.
Huh, forget that part. Still coulda been lying though.
He wasn’t lying.
Great, another one fainted.
You mean, he’s also a stereotype on top of an attempted rapist AND has a social life that resembles a Saturday morning cartoon villain with his flunkies?
What new low will Ryan have to his character next?! Leaping Lizards!
Dang, that means it’s a plot point!
Which is definitely going to be bad!
That’s pretty ok!
(But does kabroof = KO in Amazigirl Super-dialect? He’s not going to get up off the pavement is he?)
Um, KO via kick to a head is strong possibility of permanent brain damage. Hopefully, Amazi-girl isn’t going for that.
Knocking someone unconscious through physical force is pretty likely to fuck them up without immediate medical attention, yes.
Since his brain is seriously dysfunctional to start, mayhaps a Amazikick-to-the-Head! ™ will fix him up?
Woot! Drop-kick to the face!
Ryan does not do well with final panels. Of the 6 times he has been struck, 5 were final panels (and the remaining one was the same strip he was struck again in the final panel)
Maybe you should stay away from final panels, Ryan.
Or quit raping people. That’d be good. In fact that’d be best.
“Trying” to rape people. As far as we know he hasn’t raped anyone yet, and trust me that will be a very important detail when he doesn’t get charged and this doesn’t go to court. Amazi-girl on the other hand? Easy assault charge in front of eye witnesses too, who probably take Ryan’s side (at least the bros will) There goes self defense! In fact what’s the statute on assault? Joyce and Sarah might be in trouble!…(This is all heavy sarcasm by the way)
Leslie’s the one who’d be most willing to testify anyway, and she’s not going to let bias cloud her judgement here.
It was just in reference to this chapter starting off with a story of someone in the wrong getting away with their misdeed. Which would be a thematic precursor to the events happening thus far….As well as the reality of how many college rape allegations/investigations generally conclude.
True, but that stuff doesn’t usually involve the perp fighting a superhero in a crowded room.
Well that same story also ended with the antagonist getting the life choked out of him, which might be a nice thematic precursor to future events….Let’s cross our fingers.
Do we know what happened to Leland? I presume there’ll be a continuation of that flashback at some point.
I was told Ryan and Leland were two different people. Ryan also, even with the scar, has a prettier face than Leland has much hope of turning out with at this age without plastic surgery.
Wouldn’t surprise me if that was Leland Ryan was on the phone with, however.
Ryan was too confident and polished with his MO for that to be a first attempt.
Just cuz he hasn’t been shown on screen as raping anyone doesn’t mean he hasn’t.
Ryan reminds me of a serial rapist who I used to go to high school with – same MO, same tendency to lean on respectable parent to seem like a good kid, same entitlement, same sexism, same ability to put on a nice act while other people are around… That guy had raped literally dozens of times before he was caught the first time at 17 (an obnoxious Canadian legal loophole meant he got out at 19, went straight back to business as usual when he got to college… and was then caught again when someone interrupted an attempt and the cops ran his DNA and discovered, hey, this guy is that guy linked to like 20-odd rape kits. Legal case is currently winding through the system – but young white athletic male, so I have approximately zero hope he’s actually going to see any real consequence.
Ryan types don’t get that smooth at it without practice. Joyce wasn’t his first mark. Hell, I’d be shocked if she’s in his first ten.
holy shit that is terrifying D:
You know, if you could just stop with the raping, that’d be super.
We don’t know he hasn’t raped other girls though. He was fairly smooth going after Amber.
And his statement to his ‘bros’, while getting ready to pound on AG while she was being held down….makes me think that changes are much better that he has raped before.
This is true, and his tactic with Joyce was a solid way to trick an innocent person (hit it off, suggest playing games, wait a few minutes then say you couldn’t find anyone who wanted to play, slip a drug in her drink, wait for it to take effect). The only reasons he failed are because he ran out of patience and Sarah had a bat – it doesn’t seem like something a first timer would know to do unless he had some weird creepy mentor.
Plus his insult to Amazigirl,”you’re just jealous no-one’s ever wanted to drug *your* fat ass.”
Sounds like drugging a girl is just his way of saying he likes her.
He ran out of patience only after the drug was about to take effect and she was still avoiding private spaces. He just didn’t want her passing out around witnesses. Not to mention, the trick he used to get her to drink the drugs was downright studied. She had flat-out refused the drink several times prior and in fact never actually accepted it.
Master of Tai Kwan Leap she is. She gave that guy a boot to the head. https://youtu.be/Z8VD4JXUozM
Here’s the song I thought was in the first link. https://youtu.be/ZljpTx_tJ78
Only one result for Ctrl+F ‘Boot to the head’? I’m disappointed, though it’s nice to hear the Tai Kwon Leep one for once instead of the skit whose audio was pasted so perfectly over Phoenix Wright animations.
I’m wondering if there’s going to be a ~dramatic reveal~ of who he was calling (if it’s a character we know)
Just watch it be Mary.
Watching to see if you’re right. If so, that would be a tremendous call.
I like it except for one problem: Mary has been quite vocal about the inherent evil of the Desantos, even small cereal-eating ones. I don’t see her giving a lift to a Desanto volunteer to or from a Desanto rally.
She is not above hypocrisy. That has long been a defining feature of her character.
Just driving the guy there but not actually sticking around wouldn’t really be hypocritical. Heck, the reason she doesn’t want to come back might be that she hates DeSanto.
(I use her last name because it’s her as a politician.)
I love weird sound effects.
so is no one going to mention that he was talking to someone
It’s what I’m hunting for. Nothing overly deep, aside from a possible girlfriend from what I’ve seen so far.
I don’t think Ryan is the type for maintaining long term relationships.
Maybe if she was submissive and did whatever he told her to. Possibly a former victim, too insecure to realize dominance and abuse isn’t love.
I assumed it was one of the bros that already got away.
Wait no, it can’t be as he says ‘hang out at your place.’ Hmm. Agree with inqntrol though – this guy doesn’t strike me as the relationship type.
And the connection between Sal’s phone and this congruence of Ryan’s head and Amazi-Girl’s boot shall soon become clear…
Find My iPhone????
You think darkness is your ally. But you merely absconded in the dark. Amazi-girl was born in it. Molded by it. She didn’t see the light until she was BOOTTOTHEHEAD!
And one more for Jenny and the wimp!
A rabid Tasmanian Devil is too nice for Ryan.
a rabid, face-cancery Tasmanian Devil is too nice for Ryan.
Now we just need the narrator to yell out:” Four on the Floor!”
Ryan will now be singing, “Dropkick Me Jesus (Through The Goalposts Of Life)”. His posse will sing backup. Oh, wait, they’re not called “posse” anymore, right? “Squad”, that’s it. His squad will sing backup!
Little does Ryan know that Amber has mastered the Dragoon class.
No wonder she’s doing so little damage. She forgot to equip a spear.
So satisfying to see an asshole like that getting dunked on repeatedly.
It looks like he’s bleeding out from his scar in the last panel.
He was running, and is now about to faceplant onto asphalt. If he’s not bleeding now, he’s gonna be.
Whoa, she swooped in like some flying mammal out of hell.
almost like some kind of…….Spider Car!
Amazi-Girl is Spider-Car confirmed!
AmaziGirl is hidden by the word baloon in panel 3 she is somersaulting so high.
I’m kinda curious what the endgame will be here. Without a police report on file at the time of the incident, I imagine going to the cops is a dubious option at best. But no amount of beating him up would be sufficient here.
No, but she is plastering his face on social media, and she is stopping him from stopping her. Or trying to… this could be the ideal moment where the cops show up and try to take her into custody.
There won’t need to be a police report, but someone will have to clean up the gross red smear in the parking lot.
Seems like Amazi-Girl’s plan before the dudebros swarmed was to slap his picture online along with a warning about his crimes. Not only might this warn other women about him, but it could encourage other victims to come forward and report him.
Statute of limitations won’t have expired, and there is a victim and witnesses.
And Ryan doesn’t look like a Hoosier football star.
That really doesn’t matter. Prosecuting a month old attempted rape is pretty hard. Sal wasn’t wrong when she said the drugs being out of Joyce’s system probably meant that Ryan wouldn’t walk–and that was just the day after.
If all goes according to (what I assume is the) plan, Ryan stops being anonymous thanks to tweets and retweets, his other victims step forward, and the snowball effect begins (which we’ve seen happen in real life).
The punching is just a bonus.
I figure Amazi-Girl will beat Ryan until he gives up his name, share that with the Internet and then disappear, as masked vigilantes are wont to. Then his days of raping freshmen in peace is over, at least in Indiana.
My theory is that she climbed up one of the streetlamps and and let go
uhh I messed up. please don’t post that Mr. Willis
……is it just me, or is it _incredibly_ satisfying and somewhat cathartic to watch people beat the tar out of Ryan? I mean… watching Amber beat people up and retreat into AG is heart-breaking, and I know this isn’t a great solution in reality, but… he’s a … well, I’ve got a religious class to teach in a few hours and shouldn’t be using those words, but… does he have any redeeming qualities? I’ve gotten decent recipes on occasion from people who followed up by calling me “Christ-killer”, but this… ugh. And I’m not sure if a personality beyond “[wanabe] rapist” would help or not. On the one hand, it might make him more three-dimensional and accessible (like Mary’s anime? Maybe? She has hobbies, and studies, at least?), but is that a good thing? If we find out that the politically active preacher’s son who’s a respected member of his fraternity is also a decent student and generally comes across as a nice guy (except when he’s trying out his Crosby impression), would that character development be an interesting element of depth, or just a horrifying reminder that there was almost no chance of Joyce getting believed no matter what they’d done to report him and when?
He’s friends with the fight scene generics. He has no redeeming qualities.
That’s the beauty of comic villains. You can get the catharsis with out the guilt.
Video games are good for that, too.
On the one hand, I feel like it would be good to show that — as with racism and sexism — not all people who do this are obviously, cartoonishly evil. Not because we’re too quick to prejudge such people, but rather because we’re too slow to believe that someone who seems nice might be capable of such behavior. The idea that only obviously creepy, disgusting sleazebags can be rapists is a dangerous one, that far too many people believe.
On the other hand, the real world is far too willing to humanize guys like Ryan already. The way we pretty much exclusively see him being a horrible person sends a clear message. What we’ve been shown of his character are the parts that are relevant to how the audience should judge him. He’s explicitly not being depicted as a somehow tragic figure, or a “good boy who made one bad decision”, but simply as an asshole who has no respect for women, who attempted to rape at least one person, and is almost certainly guilty of worse, and has earned all the punches he receives.
I think keeping him simple was probably the better way to go. There’s just enough detail for him to feel realistic, but not so much that it seems like we’re supposed to like him or feel sorry for him.
Is this the first comic with a multi-word title?
Track & Field & Youtube videos of flying kicks.
Say, assuming Ryan stays down for a while, AG could use her phone to basically take pictures of his entire contact list. Which might include his contact for the drugs he uses. . .
r she could st—I mean, holding on it for a while as evidence.
Actually, I can see Ryan panicking and wiping the phone data if he thought there was a chance anything on it might be used against him. So, yes, I can see AG holding on to it for a while.
Police kinda can trace them now, tho.
“Would you like to join me for a Kraboof?” is my new end-of-date line
He’s mixed up her species, but she is a crazy female superhero. I object to his tone though.
Fortunately his tone is the only objectionable thing about this paragon of virtue.
The irony is that he wants to crash at someone else’s place for a while, but Amazi-girl didn’t know his identity, wouldn’t have changed anything.
If there is a report, unsubstantiated, of him roofiying (sic?) someone, then there should be sufficient grounds to search him to see if he has rohypnol on his person or in his effects. I doubt he has a prescription for it. (I just googled it. It’s Schedule IV, and not approved for use in the US.)
I also doubt anyone takes the stuff for recreational use, considering one of the “side effects” is a fuzzy memory.
Huh. According to the web, people DO voluntarily take the stuff.
I don’t imagine most people would, but according to the fittingly named Drugs.com, yes, they do, often with other drugs. Because some people just want to screw themselves up further apparently…
Rule 34 of pharmaceuticals: If it has side effects, people will abuse it. No exceptions.
To be honest, I’ve known people who have intentionally and consensually rufied themselves before sex. As far as I know, it’s perfectly legal if both/all parties agree to it beforehand. Not that I think Ryan has ever considered that sort of use.
You know people who have taken an illegal narcotic prior to having consensual sex? Presuming you’re in the US, which is not a certain thing, I’ll admit, they were violating the law just as if they snorted a line of coke, or a shot of heroin, rather than a knockout pill, prior to coitus.
THANK CHRIST. I’ve actually been feeling some anxiety checking for updates these last few days out of dread for seeing Ryan slip away again.
And now, a quote from my favorite Game of Thrones recap series:
“TO BE OR NOT TO BE? That is the question. Whether ’tis nobler in the mind to suffer the slings and arrows of outrageous fuckboys, or to take arms against a sea of troubles, and by punching them in their stupid face END THEM.”
Finally he got the kraboofing that he deserved.
Odd that he calls her superhero instead of vigilante. Rarely do villains consider their enemies heroes.
Honestly, I doubt he thinks about the meaning of his vocabulary. She’s known on campus as being a “superhero”, so that’s how he refers to her.
Bright colors + cape = super hero
cark colors + cowl = masked vigilante
Cark Colors? So, Troubled Colors? Makes sense.
Actually, that sounds right!
He’s in panic mode, I doubt he’s thinking too much about his word choices right now.
Now if he were trying to spin this night into a sob story for an audience later on, I could see him picking his words carefully, painting himself as a victim and Amazi-Girl as an unhinged vigilante who attacked him for no reason.
And I just grossed myself out typing out that hypothetical scenario. Bleh.
There’s been a bit of that going around. Justifying evil leaving a bad taste in your mouth is a good thing. Well, last I check. Hopefully someone would let me know if it changed.
Uh-oh. I just realized something: Ryan was talking to someone who was presumably driving.
Will this be Amazi-Girl vs. Car, Round 2?
Or will it be Sal vs. Car, Round 1 (and maybe this time, AG saves her)?
This isn’t Amazi-girl vs car, round 2.
She went at least two rounds during the Toedad incident.
Boot+face+Kraboof!+pavement=road rash on face. Followed by beating and a good kick in the stones. Roofie that, assmunch!
Anyone else hear “X Gon Give It To Ya” in their heads while she kicks him?
Quick Theory. Scary Theory. Phone Guy? Ryan’s ‘Mentor’. Better people than I can elaborate.
Perhaps I should have been a better person.
Yeah, not that I couldn’t see that, but I’d really rather not.
Yeah, kinda prone to going to dark places and all that.
Why does Scarface have a shirt that reads “out M to”. Is this apart of a code using Latin word for “out” and the Greek letter san? Where is “san” going to?
It’s “De-San-To”. Congressman Desanto’s last name across three lines.
I still can’t see “out M to”. To me it’s pretty clear.
He’s probably looking at it on an iPhone with a cracked screen.
Then next time he should avoid dropping it when he’s being kicked in the head.
Serious or Troll?
It was joke about something obvious
Not enough for me, apparently.
Who, oh who, are you calling Ryan? Is it someone we know? If not, is it a friend or family member? If so do they know why you’re being chased by a vigilante?
OK, so… Based on how DoA usually progresses, my bet is that things are about to get worse. Sure, it will probably eventually get better again, but before that, things will get worse.
Therefore, we must all ensure that this never happens, by making a petition to stop this comic -right now-. That last panel shall be the final panel in DoA forever. The last thing we will remember is that Gashface got his gashy face dropkicked to the third degree by AG. That is, by definition, the Perfect Ending.
And sure, we will miss DoA. Sure, Willis has become a true master of storytelling over the years. Sure, he would have given us a plethora of different FEELS (several of whom we didn’t even know we had) with his intricate and strange and wonderful characters. Sure, it does leave a lot of things unresolved. This is the price we must pay for ending at a Perfect Moment.
Semester isn’t over. its only been a few weeks.
So you’re supporting my petition, then?
Reaction 1: so the next three months of buffer just contain single panels of the word “Ha!”, then?
Reaction 2: why would the Emperor of the Internet need to call for a petition? Or to put it another way, what would God need with a spaceship?
He is an emperor of the people.
No i’m not.
But then we’ll never get to see Ruth get better!
You may be Emperor, but Willis is God. Seemingly Old Testament version, and loves taking a bat to our feels.
“There are seven working defenses from this position. Three of them disarm with minimal contact. Three kill. The other… [KRABOOF] …hurts.”
Nice DKR reference.
“Hi, can I have my phone back please…? Oh! You were on a call? Who to? Let’s see… caller ID… Sir? Sir, I’ll be over to see you in a few minutes. Please remain where you are to save yourself unnecessary fear and pain.”
“If you want, you can run. Just means you’ll die tired.”
Thank you. So much.
I hope to Hell that when she drags his sorry ass kicking and screaming to police station, that he people who saw his ‘bros’ holding her down when Ryan got ready to pound the crap out of her, will stand up and say so.
He did steal her phone after all, good reason to chase him.
Marcie is a security guard there: if she testifies to what she saw, that will also carry some weight I think.
She has no business being anywhere near the police station. She IS an illegal vigilante who is probably wanted at least formally. And she doesn’t have anything on him, as Joyce didn’t file a report, and while ‘he attacked me first’ is good enough grounds for superhero high moral ground, it’s pretty iffy by actual law – especially without any proof that she was right in dragging him over social media.
Stealing a phone is a better charge, but I still don’t think it’s good enough to outweigh “Amazi-girl is literally illegal”
You’d be surprised how much of what she did was perfectly legal, though.
Sure, if she were a different color, they’d come up with a reason for it not to be, but still.
Nothing outweighs “amazigirl is illegal”. He could have tried to murder her, and reporting him as AG would /still/ mean she gets arrested. I mean, he would be /as well/, and yes, you can’t hit someone for saying what she said or doing what she did (to Ryan), but none of that matters vis-a-vis amazi-girl’s safety in talking to the police. They’ll arrest her.
Sal would make her night living hell if AG brought the notion of going to the cops into their activity. “That’s not how the system works.”
watching Ryan get his ass kicked will never not be satisfying.
Fear the day when that happens.
ohhh nice intercept there
I feel so much better this moment. 😀
A small anxiety attack was fuming after he got hold of her mobile.
Bet he’s regretting not ditching her phone right about now.
So… it wasn’t locked?
Oh, nevermind, he’s talking on his phone. Phew.
Damn that last panel is awesome.
Catch your phone Amber! Unless you have a good case, I guess.
Amazi-girl is prepared for everything, that’s why she has an amazi-otterbox case for her phone.
So… what did Amazi-girl need Sal’s phone for?…
Also I just had an idea… Imagine: Amazi-girl is done for the night, switches back with Amber… AND SAL IS STILL AROUND.
Cue Amber going into a panic attack, and Sal is just ???? ??????? ??????????
Oh, probably Amber had a GPS tracking app on her phone or something? I don’t know if those are a thing but it would be weird if they weren’t.
Yeah, depending on the phone there are all sorts of ways to manage that.
Pretty much every cell phone these days comes equipped with GPS. It’s useful for finding lost phones, for using map-aps to navigate, and for helping emergency services track down where a 911 call came from. There’s also a host of… less wholesome uses for that feature.
Ugh, I know what you mean. My parents’ “gifted me” my dad’s iPhone for college, only to freak out everytime I wasn’t trackable at my university at night.
I ended up just leaving my phone at my dorm whenever I went out. Eventually I got my own where they couldn’t do that. It…wasn’t a great bonding moment.
Yeah, and some programs if you enter with your phone’s account will not only let you track, but sound off, lock indefinitely or even reset completely.
She probably used Sal’s phone to enter her credentials on the website/app and just used the tracking to find Ryan.
Sal: “NO FAIR, IT WAS MY GO!!!”
No, Sal delivered the punch last time. This was Amazi-Girl’s turn. Now Sal can hit him again.
Knock some teeth out, Amazi-Girl!
He still has unbroken bones in his skull! NOT HARD ENOUGH!
She kicked him straight out of the panel! He’d better stay away from the comments; he’ll wish he was back up in the comic.
Amber used High Jump Kick!
What if this beating leads Scarface to do something worse next time. I mean he is a piece of shit. But, I see him being able to play the victim after a vigilante beats him up. I keep thinking of the issue of Spawn when he punished a man for beating his kids only for the man to return to tak it all out on the kids.
The blame would be entirely on Ryan for being a piece of shit.
Well, that was faster than I thought it was going to be.
Uh oh. He probably has backup coming now.
Still waiting for that weapon to show up somewhere.
AG shouldn’t be biting her lip like that. She could give herself a nasty cut upon kraboofing.
Assuming he gets out of this and wants to press charges, he may not know who AG is, but he does know Sal 🙁
Does he? He didn’t exactly get a name. True, there’s exactly one person on the security team who knows who Sal is, but I’m guess that Marcie will sacrifice her job before she talks.
Yeah I don’t see Marcie talking
Shrugging I do see.
Biff, baff, boff … kraboof!!
Sid Waddell and the Crafty Cockney would be proud!
BULL’S EYE https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VRef1-6imT8
Ryan’s “friend” seems reluctant to offer the little shit shelter.
If someone called me up past midnight on a school night babbling nonsense about being beaten up by a superhero and saying I needed to come get them this minute, I’d probably be reluctant too.
True, but whoever they were, they were reluctant before Ryan drew the superhero card, which he seems to think makes his plight more urgent.
He was right, in that case.
No one is asking where Sal is while the Kraboof! is going on.
Sal smokes, probably is lagging a bit behind.
Stopped to light up, eh?
Smokers have trouble with oxygen intaking during prolonged efforts, yo.
Might’ve turned back to explain herself to Marcie
That’s a very satisfying kraboof.
I am thrilled with “KRABOOF!”
So instead of using the phone to figure out who amazi-girl is and get her arrested for her vigilante actions he just phones a friend?
I hope that Amazi-girl has a burner phone she uses for vigilante work that can’t be connected to Amber’s phone records.
Among other things, it would allow certain trusted individuals to call Amazigirl on the Amaziphone without revealing her identity, just like certain other superheroes that we know.
Amazi-Girl said her phone is screen-locked, so he likely couldn’t get into it. Look at the panels again. He’s speaking into his own phone in his right hand while carrying Amber’s blue phone in his left. His chief concern seems to be getting the photo away from her so she couldn’t post it online.
Well asking the audience didn’t really work out so well for him.
Missed opportunity. This strip should have been titled “Kraboof”, but, um, yeah, sure, “listen to me” is almost as good. Ahem.
Mmm. This makes me think of Might Guy in Naruto.
That satisfying KRABOOF.
Re: Alt text
If you’re doing it wrong, you just jump straight up, then attack while pressing “Down”.
Calling it – phone WASN’T locked,and when AZG goes to turn him in, he threatens to expose her and she’s forced to let him go for story contrivance.
She’s not planning on turning him in, though.
And if she can’t put him online, what’s to stop her from making him literally unable to commit the crime again?
Dare I say this is one of the (very) rare situations where we get a satisfying comic strip that doesn’t lead to further heartbreak?
I mean I likes the drama and all but sometimes its nice to see people get a win as well
“I went to the rock to hide my face,
but the rock cried out, “NO HIDING PLACE!
No hiding place down here!”
Sometimes in life…Crit happens.
(I may or may have not made this joke here before)
It’s more of a BOOT TO DA’ HEAD!
I just had a thought.
The best punishment, would be a running brand and legible handwriting.
And the word “TƧIϤAЯ” appearing on his forehead every time he looks in the mirror.
Somebody needs to call Aldo Raine in.
no san diego comic-con, the sorries
Who should be R.A.?
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