Endtown by Aaron Neathery

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  1. dirtyoldlady1

    dirtyoldlady1 said, over 2 years ago

    See you later. Surgery tomorrow. Comments delayed.
    Blessed Be

  2. Level_Head

    Level_Head said, over 2 years ago

    Two observers are watching this “fun”
    As she tells of her thoughts and her fears
    But what I had just thought was a “bun”
    Was her already-mutated ears!

    So society hadn’t quite reached
    The “kill all the mutations” stage yet
    Is she guessing the issue, once breached,
    Will get bad? That’s, of course, a good bet.

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  3. boreas2

    boreas2 said, over 2 years ago

    the teacher doesnt look mutant like on the first frame

    and the suits they look so much like topsiders ones

  4. Three Steps Over Japan

    Three Steps Over Japan said, over 2 years ago

    Ooh, secrets!

  5. BikeNBoatN

    BikeNBoatN said, over 2 years ago

    The panel 1 suits don’t quite look like TSers. Looks like they have round respirator cartridges instead of the big flatiron-shaped snouts, and separate eye goggles instead of the beady round eye ports.

  6. BikeNBoatN

    BikeNBoatN said, over 2 years ago

    Not convinced that’s Flask. Would a school teacher later become a “key architect” of the rocket? (see 1/18/12)

  7. Level_Head

    Level_Head said, over 2 years ago

    @dirtyoldlady1

    I hope your procedure goes well
    (And that “dirty old” surgeons are clean!)
    And that soon you’ll be back here to tell
    That it’s done, and all smiles can be seen.

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  8. Level_Head

    Level_Head said, over 2 years ago

    There are all sorts of interesting subtleties here. Note, for example, that between Panel 1 and 2 is a zoom, not a camera move. The burning building is larger in the background, so the camera did not get closer, it zoomed in.

    Moreover, both views show Wally staring fixedly not at the woman who’s voicing the accusations, but at his own prior self. Wally is thinking about who … or what … he was, rather than any special attachment to her.

    Then the camera swings around, almost reversing — to show the two soldiers observing. Note the tree visible in Panel 3, and the shape of its branches.

    In Panel 4, we have spun around, seeing toward the couple from the soldier’s position — and we see the same tree, but now the branches are reversed, as they should be.

    That is attention to detail.

    But think about it — this is all illusion put on by dittos, crafted from Wally’s imagination before being rendered by them and then faithfully brought before us by Mr. Neathery. I am impressed.

    But I think that we will not encounter Flask here; there’s no evidence I’ve seen (other than the dream sequence) that connects her to his past. Her name has not changed, and it did not register on Wally at any point. Nor did she recognize him — her being impressed by him was only from Ally’s write-up, it seemed.

    Nor is Holly part of this past, obviously — though she’s now experiencing a bit of it vicariously, and it is likely to have a profound impact upon her.
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  9. Pontos

    Pontos said, over 2 years ago

    For those wondering, the teacher is clearly human. Just check her face in the first panel.

    Also, she’s talking with what in the present would be considered a topsider, but back then were probably soldiers (From APEX) wearing chemical-war-ready suits.

  10. Aaron Neathery

    Aaron Neathery GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

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    PO Box 920558
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    And, just so you know, I’m completely open to donations. The cat and mouse that live in my head will thank you. :-)
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  11. Aaron Neathery

    Aaron Neathery GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    @dirtyoldlady1

    Good luck, DOL1..

  12. Minuwe

    Minuwe said, over 2 years ago

    @BikeNBoatN

    Everything is possible if you’re a math teacher!

  13. Three Steps Over Japan

    Three Steps Over Japan said, over 2 years ago

    @dirtyoldlady1

    Hope the surgery goes well!

  14. Jenner

    Jenner GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    @Level_Head

    Further on the artwork, look at the grey tones. In panels 3 and 4, the foreground people are black silhouettes, while the mid-ground people are dark grey. There is a subtle difference, which gives an impression of depth. Holly and Wally can probably see them perfectly well, they are just darkened by the shadows of the existing lighting. We can only see outlines, which I think is just to serve the story teller’s craft and is not to be taken literally.

  15. Jenner

    Jenner GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    @dirtyoldlady1

    All the best for your surgery, Lady.

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