Endtown by Aaron Neathery

Endtown

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  1. Nordrike

    Nordrike said, about 4 years ago

    I think that the look on Marx’s face and her reaction says it all… I feel bad for Flask!

  2. Level_Head

    Level_Head said, about 4 years ago

    A white lie for Blackie just might have served here
    Or even an “I don’t know” — softening fear
    But Marx’s look damned her and all she lived for
    He’s killed her in life, and in death he’d do more

    Now we don’t think Marx is quite evil, per se
    He’s stated he just lets chips fall where they may
    But he has shown here some compassion, concern
    (Although, as he noted, he’s just there to learn)

    So the Flask-back is over, we’re back to her, dead
    Or has he some other plan for her instead?
    I’ll wager her story’s not over as yet:
    We’ll see more of Flask. (Who will take on that bet?)

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  3. Nabuquduriuzhur

    Nabuquduriuzhur said, about 4 years ago

    That doesn’t make any sense. Why would the guy risk his neck to see her, time and time again, if he didn’t love her? When freed, he would have gotten as far away from the Topsider camp as possible. Love would tether him. Fear would send him away.

  4. dirtyoldlady1

    dirtyoldlady1 said, about 4 years ago

    Been there, done that. Brought me to tears too. It is so easy to believe. If you really want to or need to. Where ever she goes now, it is not going to be her heaven.
    Blessed Be

  5. Sabreur

    Sabreur said, about 4 years ago

    @Nabuquduriuzhur

    Maybe Petey’s actions were out of gratitude, rather than love?

  6. SapphireDragonStudios

    SapphireDragonStudios said, about 4 years ago

    Flaaaaa-haaaaa-haaaaaask!! and Marx, too. ;3;

  7. SapphireDragonStudios

    SapphireDragonStudios said, about 4 years ago

    @Nabuquduriuzhur

    He may very well have cared a lot for her, but while Flask may have thought that he sacrificed himself for her, he could have heard the Topsiders coming, dropped her like she was hot, and ran off into the night. He knew what he would have been in for if he was caught again, and his want for self-preservation could have overwhelmed any feelings he thought he had for her.

  8. SapphireDragonStudios

    SapphireDragonStudios said, about 4 years ago

    Or, it’s also possible that Marx truly doesn’t know. The look on his face could be his sympathy for what Flask has suffered for someone that she loves so much while never knowing if he ever loved her at all.

  9. Nabuquduriuzhur

    Nabuquduriuzhur said, about 4 years ago

    I think you are right. Panel 3 looks like he really doesn’t know.

  10. Coyoty

    Coyoty GoComics PRO Member said, about 4 years ago

    Marx was cruel to put her through that to satisfy his fanboy curiosity.

  11. SapphireDragonStudios

    SapphireDragonStudios said, about 4 years ago

    @Coyoty

    I get the feeling that A) he really didn’t know how bad it was, and his opinion of Flask has drastically changed, or B) that he did know how bad it was and making her talk about it was a form of therapy (kind of like what he did with Wally, except Holly was there for him. Flask was utterly alone, so that might be why he confronted her, himself).

  12. Three Steps Over Japan

    Three Steps Over Japan said, about 4 years ago

    @Nabuquduriuzhur

    “That doesn’t make any sense. Why would the guy risk his neck to see her, time and time again, if he didn’t love her?”

    Cruel practical joke. All the cool mutants do this to the Topsiders they meet.

  13. Three Steps Over Japan

    Three Steps Over Japan said, about 4 years ago

    This builds on what I wrote yesterday about Flask calling Petey “her darling hero”. She wanted to think that the reason she woke up alone after mutating was because Petey got caught trying to defend her from the approaching patrol (i.e. – he loves her, too). Instead, she’s faced with the “cruel practical joke” or “he was a coward, abandoned her and bolted, and got caught anyway” prospects (i.e. – he was just toying with her). At least now Flask knows why Petey never returned her calls.

  14. Three Steps Over Japan

    Three Steps Over Japan said, about 4 years ago

    @Nabuquduriuzhur

    “I think you are right. Panel 3 looks like he really doesn’t know.”

    Marx lies like a rug. If he wanted to know, he’d just slide over a couple realities and check. This is like when he shed tears after Mallard asked for Flask’s status after she’d been blown out of the ship. He’s sending a message; it’s up to the receiver to determine if he’s playing us.

  15. Three Steps Over Japan

    Three Steps Over Japan said, about 4 years ago

    @Coyoty

    “Marx was cruel to put her through that to satisfy his fanboy curiosity.”

    If Marx just wanted to satisfy his curiosity, and be cruel at the same time, he could have used the dittos to do a Sparkplug Sanders-style flashback on Flask. The fact that he wanted her to explain things to him directly means that none of the regular approaches would have accomplished what he wanted.

    Pick one (BGM):
    Cruel to be Kind
    Cuts Like a Knife
    Love Stinks
    Crawl Up and Die
    Life Sucks and then You Die
    Not the Man I thought You Were

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