Endtown by Aaron Neathery

Endtown

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  1. mr_sherman

    mr_sherman GoComics PRO Member said, 12 months ago

    Your mission: Find out why we haven’t heard from Albion West for some time.

  2. Robert Nowall

    Robert Nowall GoComics PRO Member said, 12 months ago

    Ah, but Wally thinks you’re beautiful, too…

  3. mr_sherman

    mr_sherman GoComics PRO Member said, 12 months ago

    Observation on my part: Amesworth radiation evidently has a VERY short half-life. I would think Wally would be hesitant to enter the city otherwise.

  4. Bruno Zeigerts

    Bruno Zeigerts said, 12 months ago

    Well isn’t Holly being the ultimate partypooper…

  5. Simcha-Yitzchak Lerner

    Simcha-Yitzchak Lerner said, 12 months ago

    Being exposed to radiation does not necessarily make something radioactive.

    A bomb burst (or blaster ray) could destroy something without leaving much, if any, residual radiation.

    In real life, an atomic bomb set off at ground level will cause significant fallout and residual radiation, while a high altitude blast will have less (but will cause wider ranging EMP damage).

  6. J-A Cox

    J-A Cox said, 12 months ago

    “To console those who morn in Zion,
    To give them beauty for ashes,
    The oil of joy for mourning,
    The garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness…”
    Isaiah 61:3 NKJV

    Wally your the man!!! What makes human beings truly amazing is our ability to continue to hope when all hope is gone.

  7. bscruffy

    bscruffy said, 12 months ago

    @J-A Cox

    Wow, beauty for ashes is so right on. Well put, J_A and Aaron.
    And Norwall gave me a chuckle too: Wally can find beauty in all sorts of wrecks

  8. Jenner

    Jenner GoComics PRO Member said, 12 months ago

    Here is a special Christmas song for you all. It’s Christmas Frog Asteroid, by Aaron Neathery and Josh Foster. Recorded 2005 in Houston.

    Enjoy

  9. Jenner

    Jenner GoComics PRO Member said, 12 months ago

    See the sign in the background: Pep Cola. From the infamous stadium of the same name.

  10. Jenner

    Jenner GoComics PRO Member said, 12 months ago

    Complete end of humanity, billions killed, and every survivor enduring a living death. Holly’s that sort of glass-half-empty person.

  11. Nabuquduriuzhur

    Nabuquduriuzhur said, 12 months ago

    re: mr. sherman
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    ordinary radioactivity dies down very quickly. The more radioactive, the faster it decays. Bad scifi and ecotick dogma to the contrary, those materials that produce a lot of alphas and gammas decay VERY fast.
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    The military manuals on ground burst nukes indicated that ten days after the last nuke went off, the radioactivity levels are about 1/1000 of what they were the first day. Except in an actual crater, that means that it’s safe to move around. Most of the radionuclides gutter away very quickly and those that don’t are not a problem. Air bursts produce almost zero fallout because they don’t irradiate the dust and dirt.
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    It used to be estimated that about 10% of our arsenal would get off the ground before the Soviet ICBMs struck them. The Soviets had more cumbersome systems and so while they had about 3x the warheads we did, they would get even fewer off the ground before the launch sites were wiped out.
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    The amount one takes at a 1 mile distance from a 1mt nuke in the first second used to be estimated at 450 rads, which is lethal. However, since almost all of the energy produced by a hydrogen bomb is heat, a person one mile from the actual blast is probably a shadow on the wall or is cooked if inside a building (if the building is reinforced concrete and survives).
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    Chernobyl’s dead zone is mostly safe now. Nature has retaken it. There are a handful of areas like the sarcophagus that are still “hot”.
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    It’s one of life’s great ironies that the americium in your smoke detector is far more radioactive than the plutonium 239/240 in a hydrogen bomb. Apparently, to get the army types to take radioactivity seriously during WWII, they were told that plutonium was the most toxic substance in the world. Not even close. Thallium is far more toxic, for example. A number of naturally-occurring toxins like botulinium toxin are several orders of magnitude more toxic.
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    Today the bugaboo is “depleted uranium” and that is the non-radioactive 238 when the radioactive 235 is removed. It’s hard, refractory, and extremely resistant to acids and bases. It thus tends be unchanged by the elements or by digestive systems. (Although a large chunk would cause problems worse than a similar chunk of steel because it weighs 2.44 times as much. Kinda hard on peristalsis).
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    In truth, I don’t know, other than I-131, what got my family and myself. The feds never released information on what was released in the 1960s from Hanford.

  12. Ponyhome

    Ponyhome said, 12 months ago

    Interesting. “Greatest country on earth destroyed?” I would have thought that pretty much ALL the countries were destroyed, given the nature of the wars, but maybe not?

  13. Three Steps Over Japan

    Three Steps Over Japan said, 12 months ago

    @Ponyhome

    No one knows much about the rest of the planet, save for maybe the Topsiders who have a better communications system (and now, an eye in the sky). All we can say for sure is that Hillside, the greatest country this side of the borders, is toast.

  14. Three Steps Over Japan

    Three Steps Over Japan said, 12 months ago

    Notice the extent of the ruins. This is why mutants can live here even though the Topsiders know where it is. Too many places you can be sniped from, so simple 2-man patrols are going to stay safely out of gun range under normal circumstances.

  15. crookedwolf

    crookedwolf GoComics PRO Member said, 12 months ago

    Holly and Wally have officially switched roles..

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