Comic 216 - A Wail for a Tail

21st Jan 2020, 11:00 PM
A Wail for a Tail
Average Rating: 5 (1 votes)


LegendaryLycanthrope 22nd Jan 2020, 8:23 AM edit delete reply
well...someone's howling mad

having your tail docked is a truly pawful experience

and...fleeing burb is fleeing - don't even need three guesses to guess where he's going
PeterVonBrown 24th Jan 2020, 9:34 AM edit delete reply
Oh? Where do you think Roland is going?
LegendaryLycanthrope 24th Jan 2020, 2:01 PM edit delete reply
well, given that he's hauling ass away from the coywolves right as they're saying to not tell their boss about their seems like roland's going to tattle on them

or maybe i'm completely misreading things and he's just scouting for more dangers
PeterVonBrown 25th Jan 2020, 12:16 AM edit delete reply
That's what I thought you might be thinking. That's actually not the case. Roland would have to fly clear around the world. The Boss is in Transylvania. Also, Roland's quite loyal to Cliff. :)
LegendaryLycanthrope 27th Jan 2020, 6:02 AM edit delete reply
so, the birb's just zooming off somewhere quickly then...i still don't think they're going to get away with hiding their failures though - i've seen enough saturday morning cartoons to know that the big bad ALWAYS has a supernatural sense for minion failure and incompetence, no matter how well they try and hide it

also...that image of sebastian with his fangs peeking over the edge of the panel is oddly adorable
PeterVonBrown 27th Jan 2020, 9:31 PM edit delete reply
The Boss is no fool, and should be especially feared (for reasons that have not yet been disclosed), so... your instincts must not be wrong. And yes, it had just been too tempting to put Sebastian's fangs over the panel.
LegendaryLycanthrope 28th Jan 2020, 3:21 AM edit delete reply
you should think about adding a bit of detail and turning that image into a merch logo like the smiley face, duke/gavin and talbot on the tracks images already are
quietbear 23rd Jan 2020, 9:17 AM edit delete reply
Duarte may be afraid of modern technology but can still hunt them talis apparently.

this also opens up some interesting questions about ghost in your story.

Did the hunter somehow take his weapon with him after death or some of its properties, did the weapon bonded with his lifeforce / soul, or does he just imagines the weapon as it was and it can affect what he wants it to affect?
PeterVonBrown 24th Jan 2020, 9:34 AM edit delete reply
Duarte having and using his gear as a ghost would be the result of magic. It might seem odd that he'd have allowed magic since he would equate it with evil. But he'd been so dedicated to his cause of ridding the world of the "foul hell hounds" that he agreed to be able to continue it after his death. So his gear had been enchanted to be with him and work if he became a ghost. Riqurélio did not know this, of course, or he might have tried to prevent/counteract it before killing him. Thanks for reading and being curious! Feel free to ask about anything. :)
Indagare 24th Jan 2020, 8:21 PM edit delete reply
So is her tail permanently docked or will she be able to regrow it? I ask because I seem to remember Riqurélio having a peg, so I'm assuming there's some limit to the werewolf regeneration thing. He also has an eye patch, but I'm not sure if it's missing or for the piratey look.

Duarte seems beyond reasoning with when it comes to 'wolves, which is unfortunate.
PeterVonBrown 25th Jan 2020, 12:28 AM edit delete reply
As a rule in my version of werewolves, they can rejuvenate (so to speak) cells, but they cannot regrow severed limbs or such. The tail is tricky, though. We don't have tails, obviously, so the tail must grow when they transform. And what of Crystal, then? I don't want to spoil anything, as the chopping and what happens from it does play into the comic. [And Riqurélio did lose his eye, but it began as the other reason/use of an eyepatch for pirates.]
Indagare 26th Jan 2020, 3:48 PM edit delete reply
Ah, okay. Hmm, I seem to recall you mentioning something special about that blade of his. If that property is retained Crystal is in for a bad time.
PeterVonBrown 27th Jan 2020, 9:28 PM edit delete reply
You must be referring to what he says on page 116 'Game Gamer': "Prepare to taste the MERCURY tipped blade of Duarte!" So, yes, his axe is special. Why mercury? Well, depsite that it actually is bad for any living thing, it's also known as quicksilver. In the comic, it's supposed to be an actual answer for the "silver is bad for werewolves" since as Talbot told us, the silver bit isn't true. So Duarte has the extra power of mythos, so to speak, knowing full well that he's taunting them while making the axe extra deadly. How does this affect Crystal? Time will tell... ;)
Indagare 27th Jan 2020, 9:51 PM edit delete reply
Yep, that's it. Despite being mentioned earlier, I wasn't sure if it would count as a spoiler or not for anyone just starting with this page and reading backwards.
JammyTheBirb 9th Oct 2020, 3:30 PM edit delete reply
Oh my word. That's gotta hurt.
PeterVonBrown 9th Oct 2020, 5:28 PM edit delete reply
I imagine so... :)