Comic 184 - 5.5.60

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Chippewa Ghost 4th Mar 2018, 9:01 PM edit delete
Chippewa Ghost
Double page because time value of money... Thursday's update TBD.

Edit: For the interest of all concerned, all AB characters just lost a significant chunk of their plot armor... dammit.

Comments:

anonymous coward 4th Mar 2018, 9:19 PM edit delete reply
Is that hellfire raining down from the sky? It's one thing to be illegal murdering jerks throwing around that kind of crap at weddings in states which either can't or won't meaningfully retaliate on the US. It's something else entirely to throw that shit at US citizens, on account of all the survivors who can and will call up cops, lawyers, and other politicians.
Chippewa Ghost 4th Mar 2018, 9:26 PM edit delete reply
Chippewa Ghost
Naw, those aren't Hellfires, though the drones in question will be effectively doing the same thing. I mean, I'm not aware of there being an air-launched, jet-propelled low persistence hire-and-forget hunter-killer...

but maybe there should be one, if only because hyphens are awesome.
anonymous coward 4th Mar 2018, 11:09 PM edit delete reply
If wikipedia isn't lying to me and I'm reading it right, a FIM-92 already costs something like $40k, and hellfire starts around there for training duds and tops out well into six digits. A spread of missiles like that, which undoubtedly would cost more than a hellfire each, is at least as much as the life wages of a person earning good money going up in smoke and fire. Then they hit things, causing damage which costs more money to clean up and mitigate.

Raytheon is greedy, I'm sure they're already working on it and feeling very much motivated by the idea of getting to sell missiles at a starting price of a quarter million each... or maybe even significantly more than that.
Stever 5th Mar 2018, 8:16 AM edit delete reply
Stever
Looks like the big fireworks are just getting started :O
Chippewa Ghost 5th Mar 2018, 10:34 PM edit delete reply
Chippewa Ghost
Fire being the operative word!

We're gonna have a barbecue!
BUMBLEBEE 5th Mar 2018, 12:01 PM edit delete reply
BUMBLEBEE
Alluva sudden those Molotovs seem quaint...
Chippewa Ghost 5th Mar 2018, 10:34 PM edit delete reply
Chippewa Ghost
Weeeeeeeeell

to paraphrase ol Uncle Joe

"Quantity has a quality of its own."

Stand by!
Microraptor 5th Mar 2018, 2:40 PM edit delete reply
Microraptor
Uh oh, drones over Autumn Bay? If this trend continues, they can add their silhouettes to he bird watcher books...

BTW, is your edit just meant to be a comment on the lethality of drones - or did you get word concerning new developments in the AB hiatus??
Chippewa Ghost 5th Mar 2018, 10:39 PM edit delete reply
Chippewa Ghost
Drones are to my pages as motorcycle sidecars are to yours... when hitting art block, throw a few of 'em into the mix.

Regarding my comment above... not to be too much of a damn stalker but Prof hasn't logged in for almost a week and shit man I can't carry his mythology on my back, I can barely carry my own characters.

Oddly enough, this dramatically increases the chance of an extended Jack Bishop cameo... thank God Prof gave me the file for his tattoo, because he'll probably be naked.
Microraptor 6th Mar 2018, 2:56 PM edit delete reply
Microraptor
Fair enough - but I'd like to point out that it's always the same motorbike, so technically there has so far only been exactly one sidecar in my comic. ;-)

The last traces of online activity by Prof I myself was aware of until now are from last year, so that reads from my perspective as "Prof has logged in as recently as a week ago"! Thus an interesting revelation indeed.
Chippewa Ghost 6th Mar 2018, 4:28 PM edit delete reply
Chippewa Ghost
He was logging in a lot more regularly than that. A lot more. :(
argylefox 6th Mar 2018, 5:46 AM edit delete reply
argylefox
The bombshell dropped some bombshells?
Chippewa Ghost 6th Mar 2018, 6:04 AM edit delete reply
Chippewa Ghost
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argylefox 6th Mar 2018, 6:14 AM edit delete reply
argylefox
Dangit. You need anything art-wise to tide you over?
Chippewa Ghost 6th Mar 2018, 6:40 AM edit delete reply
Chippewa Ghost
Random R-rated cheesecake of Tona corrupting American institutions makes me smile.

I appreciate the thought but won't be taking you up on it. I know what I've got to do to finish this chapter. There are some hard crowd scene/panoramic pages in there, but mostly it's action shots/fighting. These are things I have to do myself, these are things that

whoa whoa promises are the kiss of death
Chippewa Ghost 6th Mar 2018, 7:13 AM edit delete reply
Chippewa Ghost
You know, on second thought NEVERMIND.

Maybe I'll just shut the fuck up and draw the goddamn page.
Centcomm 6th Mar 2018, 11:23 AM edit delete reply
Centcomm
Wowsers.....you have seriously taken it to the epic level. Cent is very pleased!!!!
Chippewa Ghost 7th Mar 2018, 12:38 AM edit delete reply
Chippewa Ghost
I am humbled that you are pleased, Master Centcomm.
Seabiscuit 7th Mar 2018, 1:02 PM edit delete reply
Seabiscuit
Hahahaha, impressive death and destruction as always, dang. Prof's poor babies.
AmeliaP 11th Mar 2018, 6:37 PM edit delete reply
AmeliaP
There are some references to other webcomics I'm only getting now, because I've just caught up with Autumn Bay and I'm still reading Cryptida :)
Chippewa Ghost 11th Mar 2018, 8:11 PM edit delete reply
Chippewa Ghost
We'll see more of K.A. in a later page, but she's from NeilKapit's We Are the Wyrecats.
AmeliaP 26th Mar 2018, 5:42 PM edit delete reply
AmeliaP
Checking it out :)