Brewster Rockit by Tim Rickard

Brewster Rockit

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  1. margueritem

    margueritem GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Oops…

  2. margueritem

    margueritem GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Go directly to plan E, skipping D altogether.

  3. Kali39

    Kali39 said, over 3 years ago

    Is it my imagination, or does it look like Brewster wrote Plan C? Considering the results, that may not be too far off…
    ..
    Meanwhile, on Fox News: “We have reports of curious weather patterns all over the planet. We’re not sure what’s causing this, although there seems to be an exodus of Republican members of Congress. Completely unrelated, of course…”

  4. Varnes

    Varnes said, over 3 years ago

    ♫ ♪ ♫ Spring is blowing out all over….♪ ♫ ♪♪

  5. CaptBullock

    CaptBullock said, over 3 years ago

    I see Dr. Mel opted for the traditional comic strip bomb (except that it doesn’t have “BOMB” printed on it). I wonder if it has a special fuse that works in the vacuum of space.

  6. Bruno Zeigerts

    Bruno Zeigerts said, over 3 years ago

    @No one

    Douglas Adams answers that question in one of the later books … not sure I can remember which one.

  7. Bruno Zeigerts

    Bruno Zeigerts said, over 3 years ago

    ’Don’t worry … I have a cunning plan!’
    Time for plan D.

  8. WillardMBaker

    WillardMBaker said, over 3 years ago

    Brewster’s flower pot blows the Earth out of the path of the asteroid. Problem solved.

  9. jreckard

    jreckard said, over 3 years ago

    Uh-oh. Then what did I put in my flower pot?
    Alsteroidmeria?

  10. Coyoty

    Coyoty GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    @Bruno Zeigerts

    “You see, we get the asteroid drunk and stoned…”

    “It’s already stoned.”

    “Do you want to hear the plan or not?”

    “Okay.”

    “Then we photograph it in compromising positions with Winky…”

    “How’s that going to help?”

    “We threaten to publish them if it ever shows up near Earth.”

    “Or it’ll destroy Earth to destroy the evidence.”

    “…Okay, Plan E…”

  11. Alpha Delta

    Alpha Delta said, over 3 years ago

    Wasn’t this what happened in Armageddon?

  12. Jimmy Hopkins

    Jimmy Hopkins GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    George Reeves he’s not…

  13. Bruno Zeigerts

    Bruno Zeigerts said, over 3 years ago

    @Coyoty

    Snerk!

  14. Varnes

    Varnes said, over 3 years ago

    Alphaandddon, Armageddon happened already? Man, missed it!

  15. Nabuquduriuzhur

    Nabuquduriuzhur said, over 3 years ago

    It’s been played up, but I wrote this in National Wave of Foolishness:

    “Threats from Space.

    We’ve had NASA and other groups talking of an asteroid strike as if it will happen in the next few years. It’s certainly a remote possibility. Very remote. The last time a major strike happened was… how many thousand years ago? The obvious thing to do is to catalogue the asteroids’ orbits and find out if any actually can cause a threat in the next century and go from there. Comets are actually a greater threat, not from a probability standpoint, but because so many have such long orbits, some apparently in the thousands of years, making them difficult to detect when they are hundreds of A.U.s from the Sun.

    The only thing we could potentially do today is to keep a lookout— it would give us time to yell real loud before we got smacked. Because we have restricted our space propulsion systems to non-nuclear types, there’s literally nothing we could do to intercept a comet or asteroid when it was far enough out from Earth to actually do something useful.

    Chemical rockets do not have the speed needed. However— if and only if— we restore the advanced propulsion arm of our space program, such as fission-based engines like JPL’s argon- and mercury- gas core engines, we could potentially do something about a space rock. Out by Jupiter or further, a high-velocity impact from a nuclear-powered rocket (a quarter g of acceleration for a couple of weeks should do it) could deflect the course a tiny fraction of a degree and that might well be enough to cause it to miss. A fraction of a degree can translate to thousands of miles when you are talking about striking an object hundreds of millions of miles away. Closer to us and one could literally do nothing— the energy required to deflect large rocks at close ranges is immense. So, there’s not much point in being concerned about it— not when our space programs are hobbled by “no-nukes” as they have been since the late 1980s. When a typical chemical rocket trip today takes a year or more just to get to Mars, an intercept with an incoming rock or comet is too slow to do anything substantive."

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