Endtown by Aaron Neathery

Endtown

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  1. Wabbit

    Wabbit GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    He looked like he was nice, but she didn’t believe it. And after she left, he proved it. the traitor!

  2. Assassin

    Assassin said, over 3 years ago

    Are we sure the pandas name isn’t Barrack?

  3. mr_sherman

    mr_sherman GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Okay. To me he’s somewhere between Jerry Faldwell and Tricky Dickie and only half as trustworthy. Maybe less so.

  4. dirtyoldlady1

    dirtyoldlady1 said, over 3 years ago

    AND no compassion AND no conscience. BBRRRRRRR!!!
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    Chin up Val. Find Wally and get the whole thing started to get him out of office. Throw in Rabbit as an after thought.
    Blessed Be

  5. dirtyoldlady1

    dirtyoldlady1 said, over 3 years ago

    Aaron sometimes your art and characters tear me apart.
    I wanted to cry.
    Blessed Be

  6. fesworks

    fesworks said, over 3 years ago

    “The Greater Good…”

  7. Three Steps Over Japan

    Three Steps Over Japan said, over 3 years ago

    No, this is not Aaron Marx in a panda suit.

  8. Nabuquduriuzhur

    Nabuquduriuzhur said, over 3 years ago

    “Greater Good” is an arbitrary phrase used by the religions of Socialism and Hinduism.
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    I assume he’s borrowing the Christian phrase “love the sinner but hate the sin.”
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    It should be noted that EACH religion of Socialism, Hinduism, and Christianity, assume exclusivity.

    None of their practitioners are supposed to mix religions. Try that in a predominantly Socialist nation like the USSR or China and you are imprisoned or worse. Try that in India and you will be likely be killed by an angry mob. Try that in a Christian group and they will not allow you to return to their meetings.
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    In discussing religions, page 35 of National Wave of Foolishness states "

    Certain evils were defined as evil by some cultures but not by others until modern times, such as slavery and human sacrifice. Slavery was ended during the 1800s by all but some criminal elements and some modern Islamic nations. Human sacrifice was practiced by some religions and not others, but the practice had died out by 1800 with a few exceptions like some cultures in Borneo and New Guinea, Hindu sects like the Thugs and some modern cults.

    A few religions just ignore the problem of evil such as some sects of Hinduism (and Socialism, for that matter) which cop out and call everything “greater good” and “lesser good”, as if murdering some innocent in a drive-by shooting in order to move up in a gang hierarchy was a “lesser good”. Of course, if one believes in karma, then that innocent person who was murdered must actually have “deserved it” for nasty things done in a past life, so it’s all neat and tidy. No evil; just “lesser good”.

    It’s not actually that tidy, however: the very idea that someone “deserves” bad things to happen to them for evil done in a past life is in itself an admission that evil exists. Not “lesser good”. Thus those sects contradict themselves.

    So much for the Law of Non-Contradictions."
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    This turn of events makes me wonder if this comic is going nasty like so many other comics have. It would be a pity; until this story arc, it’s been a fascinating journey.

    I’ve quit reading several comics where the artist wanted to attack others. It’s become fashionable to portray caricatures of Christians in media, as a general rule blaming them for one’s own actions, or projecting one’s own faults upon them. I’m hoping that is not the case here.

  9. dirtyoldlady1

    dirtyoldlady1 said, over 3 years ago

    @Nabuquduriuzhur

    Sure you have your dates right. I went to a very violent and vicious display of torture and crude
    machinery used even today in some back countries. Some of the military use them to punish their soldiers . Amazing what you can do with a plane old cross bar. it made me sick. This was in the park in San Diego.
    Blessings

  10. Bruno Zeigerts

    Bruno Zeigerts said, over 3 years ago

    ’We punish the sin, not the sinner …just like Bloody Mary … the Inquisition …
    And Nazism… Communism …

  11. Jenner

    Jenner GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    I thought he was referring to an enormous cheese grater.

  12. Merri

    Merri said, over 3 years ago

    Ook, this is gonna get B A D.

  13. Jenner

    Jenner GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    @Nabuquduriuzhur

    “This turn of events makes me wonder if this comic is going nasty like so many other comics have.”

    Good question, Nabuquduriuzhur. Easily answered: No.

    The story is going to going explore some nasty elements, and as it’s done many times in the past it will have unhappy moments, but the comic series Endtown will never “go nasty”, if by that you mean descending to the gutter of violence and degradation where storytelling is replaced by nothing but cheap schlock.

    Aaron Neathery is a gifted, acomplished and highly professional story writer. He is fully aware of the need to preserve the commercial value of this production. What makes Endtown superb is that the stories are complex, thoughtful, challenging and ultimately humane. They are written with maturity and a steadfast moral compass. They always will be. They will certainly sometimes be dark, because probing the nature of what makes us tick often leads us there. They will not necessarily ride away on easy answers, because neither does life. Nevertheless, the answers we are given will be the best ones a wise man can deliver. The shadowed journeys are there to entertain, but they will serve in the end also to enlighten. Endtown will never, EVER turn gratuitously nasty.

    I know this because I know the man. He’s a creampuff. He CARES if he’s upset someone. He takes the craft of comic creation very seriously. He values the continuation and high standing of his work. And even though he prepares to push to the edge, he puts a huge amount of thought into whether it’s too far.

    I don’t think I can ask you to take comfort in these words, because reading Endtown isn’t guaranteed to be comfortable. Perhaps instead I’ll just say Mister Neathery will never let you down. Okay?

  14. Arcaton

    Arcaton said, over 3 years ago

    Lovely fourth frame.
    @Jenner : – we have faith in Mr Neathery not to let us down – like a certain Rat will never disappoint those who know him.

    Perhaps Aaron should grow a moustache to twirl

  15. Sabreur

    Sabreur said, over 3 years ago

    Honestly, I’m not very excited about this story arc. I enjoy the crazy adventures with ray guns and mutants and bizarre physics. Another courtroom drama just doesn’t interest me as much.

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