Endtown by Aaron Neathery


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  1. Diggerspop

    Diggerspop GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Way to go Jacob!

  2. BikeNBoatN

    BikeNBoatN said, over 3 years ago

    Deafening silence speaks volumes.

  3. BillThompson

    BillThompson said, over 3 years ago

    This has a remarkable Fifties, McCarthy-hearing look to it, right down to the crowds watching a B&W TV in a store’s window display.

  4. Merri

    Merri said, over 3 years ago


  5. rickD

    rickD GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    In panel 3 Allgood has just realized how little he knew about the devil he allied himself with.

  6. Three Steps Over Japan

    Three Steps Over Japan said, over 3 years ago

    Here’s the key point. Allgood wants the council aligned with him, and he’s finally getting proof that it isn’t. The question is whether he connects the dots during the trial and/or he decides to continue with the prosecution anyway.

  7. Three Steps Over Japan

    Three Steps Over Japan said, over 3 years ago


    “In panel 3 Allgood has just realized how little he knew about the devil he allied himself with.”

    Aligned? In what ever way do you mean?

  8. dirtyoldlady1

    dirtyoldlady1 said, over 3 years ago

    Allgod may decide to blame it all on is lovely lady assistant.
    ( I am bad at remembering names… even my own, snork)
    He was in the path of slinking down when she jeered him into putting some lead in his pants. We wonder how deep she is in this mess. We only met her during the observation of the ladies. Does she have a bet of jealousy ?
    Blessed Be

  9. Level_Head

    Level_Head said, over 3 years ago

    Who will answer?

    From crowds in front of shops
    Where planted fears produced their crops
    And apprehension fills each face
    While trance-like frozen in its place
    But when they seek the hows and whys
    Which side speaks truth? And which side lies?
    Who will answer?

    High in Council’s vaunted space
    A surly rabbit goads apace
    A panda’s sudden wounded stare
    More than his skull now needs repair
    But when he asks what will befall
    The three he’s summoned to this hall
    Who will answer?

    One side would ban the use of food
    That offers respite from the mood
    Of never-ending plates of beans
    But Allgood would prohibit means
    And Jacob wants just mutant’s ilk
    But people fear for Trio Milk
    And who will answer?

    High upon each mutant’s mind
    What rules are coming for their kind?
    What laws might force the humans out
    Or cast some oddities in doubt
    Or ban some private use of egg?
    When bean-allergic ‘Towners beg
    Who will answer?

    If the crowd’s unquiet
    Due to fears they cannot name
    And if they start a riot
    Will the rat pack feed the flame?
    Who will answer?
    Who will answer?
    Who will answer?

    In the dark and hidden cell
    The trio waits a death-bell’s knell
    The rats they’ve know too well to hope
    That they’d be spared the gun or rope
    But now they ask, while fearing fate
    Can both sides merely foster hate?
    Who will answer?

    What role does Van der Veezle play?
    Can Jacob really save the day?
    What schemes does the High Council hold?
    When their position starts to fold
    They’ve violence at their command
    But when he asks what they have planned
    Who will answer?

    Is our hope in Aaron’s art
    While time unfolding plays its part
    And patiently each watchs clocks
    For 1:10 Eastern’s key unlocks
    The new day’s wondrous episode
    But when we ask “What’s down the road?”
    Who will answer?

    If the crowd’s unquiet
    Due to fears they cannot guess
    And if they start a riot
    Will the new strips calm the mess?
    Who will answer?
    Who will answer?
    Who will answer?

    =|====/ Level Head
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  10. dirtyoldlady1

    dirtyoldlady1 said, over 3 years ago


    May I say you have greatly outdone your usual conception of the whole. Good oh. I am proud to be your friend.

  11. steve gallacci

    steve gallacci said, over 3 years ago

    Wow, now that looks like a total set-up. Could this whole episode be a scheme by Jake and Co. to not only undo Allgood and Friends, but shake up the council process as well?

  12. Three Steps Over Japan

    Three Steps Over Japan said, over 3 years ago

    Ok, here’s a thought. No one knows how new HC members are selected, and once on the HC, each member remains anonymous. There’s nothing that says security rats aren’t part of the pool. Further, we don’t yet know how new members are notified of their selection. What we do know is that the Society “selected” Velda to be their liaison to Security and the HC.

    What if things worked out this way: At one of Allgood’s lectures (during happier times when there were more attending members), a particular person came up to Allgood, said that she loved his message and wanted to help in any way she can, and introduced herself as a member of Security. Seeing the opportunity, Allgood agrees to take on Velda as a conspirator. The plan is to have Velda watching who gets selected for the HC, and comparing each name to the Society’s member list. When they have a known majority, Velda alerts Allgood and he tries to find something that he can jump on to further the “Human Values” agenda. Linda and the Cake is then something of a godsend for him.

    Now, what Allgood doesn’t know is that Velda is looking at each name as it’s pulled, and then telling one of the rats to take the open spot on the HC, while burning the paper the name is on. She needs to be careful, because people will talk when they get out of council duty and it can’t look like no one new has been tapped for a while. So she lets a few names slip by, and people like Al get selected, but mostly the HC is now made up of long-standing rats. Velda may have owned the HC for a lot longer than Allgood thinks.

    But, why would the HC leave Allgood high and dry right now? Is it because Velda is secretly working for Jackrabbit? It’s not like Jacob is particularly good at making secret plans. But he wasn’t really surprised by the arrests, either. Maybe Velda approached him as well, with information that “Allgood has stacked the HC” and “it horrifies her what will happen”. I don’t think Velda’s working with Jacob. It’s more likely she’s playing both sides against each other and will pick up the pieces when the chaos subsides.

  13. Coyoty

    Coyoty GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    I think Allgood may decide to rescind his prosecution now that he realizes that three lives are at stake, and the HC will refuse to release them. The HC may not expect him to give up the fight, and underestimates the people’s tolerance to intolerance.

  14. Jenner

    Jenner GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    I know it’s been a different pace from other Endtown stories about exploding rockets, desperate shoot-outs and secret missions, but starting from Linda’s adjustment difficulty to her self-disgust at being an animal, to the episode of kind improvisation with the chocolate cake, to the Keystone Cops rats, to Wally’s horrible beating from those not-so-funny rats, to the goofery of Walter the mayor getting stuck in an entry hole, to Al’s miserable frustration at being out-voted on a stacked council, to Allgood’s politico-sexual frustration over a monster of a campaign growing faster than he can harness it, to the beginning of this chilling, McCarthyesque trial… this is a BLOODY fantastic story. I am utterly hooked. I am captivated. I have converted fully to the side of Jacob Jackrabbit. Next week, I may have second thoughts. The week after, I may be sobbing hot tears for the panda. I don’t know whether Holly, Linda and Maude will live. In Endtown, it is quite possible for them to die. That’s what makes this comic strip a work of genius when compared to so many others. The exquisite pain, the exquisite hope and the exquisite wisdom, from the hand and mind of an exquisite story teller.

    Are we about to be Neatherized yet again?

  15. Selina Eubanks

    Selina Eubanks said, over 3 years ago

    Mr. Jenner I do believe so.
    I find Endtown reflects a lot of depths of the human nature as in life there are to sides to each story and many faces to each person.
    I think you pretty much took the words right out my mouth there.
    Much like the awe striking art worker the characters have many shades of grey beneath the surface as in life there is rarely absolute good or evil.
    By the way I really am very fond of Doc Rat I find it amongst the many reasons I check Go Comics.

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