Brewster Rockit by Tim Rickard

Brewster Rockit

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  1. Bilan

    Bilan said, over 1 year ago

    What? No insipid remark by Brewster?

  2. Bruno Zeigerts

    Bruno Zeigerts said, over 1 year ago

    Why does this remind me of ’Lucifer’s Hammer?’
    Or Deep Impact.
    (If you haven’t read Lucifer’s Hammer, I strongly urge you to do so. If you haven’t seen Deep Impact… well … I don’t urge you quite so strongly to see it…)

  3. SciTech Scotty

    SciTech Scotty said, over 1 year ago


    Brewster thought Dr. Mel said “bison” so he is out hunting buffalo.

  4. Nabuquduriuzhur

    Nabuquduriuzhur said, over 1 year ago

    I hope it’s more exciting than the last one.

    I wrote this about Pan-STARRS:

    “Comet Hype

    May 15, 2013

    With the comet that was hyped up but no one seemed to actually see now behind us, one wonders if the next comet will be a bust as well.

    I looked for comet Pan-STARRS, following the directions given to see it. Despite living in some of the darkest skies left in the U.S., where star colors are routinely visible, I didn’t see it at all. I wonder how many people did.

    I’m hoping ISON will be visible to the unaided eye.

    In 1986, the chemistry professor across the street and I went to the edge of town and looked at Halley’s Comet. It wasn’t spectacular, but it was visible just above the horizon. Looked better in the scopes we brought.

    But at least we could see it. There have been several comets since then that were hyped up but were either invisible without a large scope or required extraordinary measures just to see them at all.

    Mars in 2002 or 2003, I forget which, was spectacular. Driving between Oregon and my job in California, it was fascinating to have the bright red-orange spot in the sky during the summer.

    The dust storm from China during the full moon (again, I forget which of those years it was) made for something really spectacular, with much of the sky the color of translucent milk.

    But comets? Never had much luck with them. I just can’t get all that interested in something that turns out to require ridiculous means just to see it.

    Hopefully ISON will be visible. Be nice if it lived up to the hype that usually accompanies comets."

  5. edclectic

    edclectic said, over 1 year ago

    Quick…where’s my white Nikes & tinfoil helmet?!

  6. Varnes

    Varnes said, over 1 year ago

    The Hale-Bopp comet was spectacular! It was just right there. You didn’t have to look for it. It was just right there, as big as life. For weeks…..This one does have great potential, if it makes it around the sun….Hey, maybe we’ll get two comets as it comes around the sun…..Keep your fingers crossed…

  7. Coyoty

    Coyoty GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Why do they always have to be on the horizon where I can’t find them?

  8. Clark  Kent

    Clark Kent said, over 1 year ago

    @Bruno Z,
    deep impact was just OK but it was still much better than armageddon which was all bang zoom and no story. I still want to see the kid with the banjo from deliverance play a duet with the spaceship from close encounters.

  9. mtvbuckeye

    mtvbuckeye GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    I love this strip, entertaining and educational.

  10. Josh Lyons

    Josh Lyons said, over 1 year ago

    SciTech Scotty said:

    “Brewster thought Dr. Mel said “bison” so he is out hunting buffalo.”

    In space, “The Final Frontier”? Oh, I keep forgetting, this is Brewster we’re talking about!

  11. corzak

    corzak said, over 1 year ago

    I’ve been outside at 5am with binocs, to see ISON, three mornings in a row now.

    Completely overcast. Three mornings in a row now. Doh!

  12. ChessPirate

    ChessPirate said, over 1 year ago

    I think Doc ISON something!

  13. phritzg

    phritzg GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @Dr. Mel: This is probably the most concise and useful explanation of ISON that I’ve seen so far. I’m going to save this for reference. Thank you!

  14. Kim Metzger

    Kim Metzger GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Anyone else remember “Our New Age,” a comic strip about science that ran on Sunday during, I think, the 1960s? It was straight science, no stories or anything. I followed it, and my science teachers would sometimes post it on their classroom bulletin boards. I liked it, though, occassionally, it would deal with things like if the Van Allen belt got out of control, or mutations, and it could be pretty scary.

  15. Kaffekup

    Kaffekup said, over 1 year ago

    Comets are close to the horizon when they’re near the sun. After the sun rises, it’s impossible to see them. They are visible higher in the sky on their way in and out of the solar system.
    Having said that, I was very disappointed that I never did see Haley, even when I was in the Keys.

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