Endtown by Aaron Neathery

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  1. Bronkster

    Bronkster GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Certainly not the direction I thought this was headed, which is why I love this strip. Aaron, I gotta ask – the detail of the gantries (hope that’s the right word!) … any Herge influence there?

  2. Three Steps Over Japan

    Three Steps Over Japan said, over 3 years ago

    Yeah, I wasn’t expecting this either. Funny enough, though, is that just an hour ago I was thinking about how the topology and geopositioning map shown in yesterday’s strip was attained, whether Endtown had a communications or GPS satellite in place. And if so, whether the Topsiders knew about it and what they’d do if they did. (That is, how yesterday’s display could show where the two dustcrawlers were.)
    I can see, though, why Mallard would be upset with Flask. How COULD her security rats miss this one? Looks like several days worth of construction to get this far…

  3. IsshouFuuraibou

    IsshouFuuraibou said, over 3 years ago

    That makes sense. Otherwise they could have found the entrances much sooner.
    Clearly they, and maybe the other cities, will have to make a strike. It’ll probably be well defended. Could also be a trap, after all something that game changing would be too hard to not take action against. Either way I think we’ll see something of a fight between the topsiders and the people of Endtown and maybe the other cities.

  4. Kazookie

    Kazookie said, over 3 years ago

    Alas ! Endtown is barely able to get sufficient food beside beans and the topsiders are about to reactivate spaceflight ! What are they gonna do ?

  5. Jenner

    Jenner GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Let’s see… Wally’s had years of practice living and surviving on the surface. He’s intelligent and resourceful. See how he knocked out that Topsider transporter with just some pieces of junk he found lying about. Maybe he can have a hand in putting this delicate rocket out of commission.

  6. 3hourtour

    3hourtour GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    ..great story and even better art…

  7. Manuel Lim

    Manuel Lim said, over 3 years ago

    NWO is now coming of age in this strip. So sad.

  8. RHJunior

    RHJunior said, over 3 years ago

    umm, gotta make some points here….
    1)why haven’t they developed subterranean agriculture yet? Hydroponics, square-foot farming, flowerbox gardening, SOMEthing? Self-sustenance should have been job one, starting with year one. And they should have had at least the basics for that built FIRST…. especially if Endtown was a repurposed cold-war era bomb shelter, as I suspect.

    2)Why are they sending people topside ON FOOT? That’s suicide… and it’s pointless! A single person can’t have the search range possibly carry back enough resources to make the risk worthwhile. An ordinary pickup truck, rebuilt to run on solar, electric, methane, biodiesel, or whatever phlebotinum fuels the Endtown power plant, would increase their range and the amount they haul back—- and would drastically reduce the amount of time they’re out and exposed.
    Besides, they HAVE to have both a freight elevator and access to machinery that can be re-purposed into topside vehicles (Endtown wasn’t excavated by hand, obviously, and all the building materials for those houses weren’t hauled down there on mutant backpacks.)

    3)Shouldn’t they have an entire network of tunnels as well, rather than just one elevator shaft…. and several emergency escapes, backup caverns, choke points, and fortifications? One entrance/exit= one tombstone for the whole settlement.

  9. Pelicanator

    Pelicanator said, over 3 years ago

    @RHJunior

    1. They don’t have seeds 2. That’s stupid. They have flying robots that can fire missiles, they should send those. 3. Who said they didn’t? We have only see a small portion of end town, it could be the size of Texas for all we know.
    And one thing more. How do they know the rocket is a satellite? It might be a radio (tv), explosive, or manned.

  10. Niall-Can

    Niall-Can said, over 3 years ago

    All will be revealed, I suspect. Aaron has planned this quite a lot, he’s just letting us know the information bit by bit. :) This said, capital twist, old chap! Well done! And yes, now we see how Wally will go back topside, and Holly with him.

  11. William  Graham

    William Graham said, over 3 years ago

    Luv this strip I didn’t see that one coming

  12. JanBic

    JanBic GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Mission Time!!
    Will Holly accompany Wally? Or follow him?
    Will the Comicpalooza Poster now become reality?
    Stay tuned!

  13. Three Steps Over Japan

    Three Steps Over Japan said, over 3 years ago

    The problem with Wally going back topside for this mission is that no one in the planning committee knows who he is, and at the moment there’s no open call for volunteers. Walter’s a poor choice if it comes to making decisions, so I expect that Fran and Finneman are going to be the pivotal ones. Flask may be sent out as part of an action team as punishment, but Mallard may not want to risk losing her “expertise”. If there is an action team, then I can see Petey volunteering for air surveillance.

  14. Three Steps Over Japan

    Three Steps Over Japan said, over 3 years ago

    @RHJunior

    1) This will be explained later. First though, there’s this radiation floating around that destroys organic matter, so, yeah, no seeds. .Most of what survived The End was whatever was in cans (that and Twinkees). 2) Probably because cars draw attention. 3) We don’t know much about the layout of Endtown proper yet. That’ll be explained later, too.

  15. Efogoto

    Efogoto said, over 3 years ago

    “reconnaissance” is spelled incorrectly in the strip. /pedant

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