Endtown by Aaron Neathery

Endtown

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  1. Bruno Zeigerts

    Bruno Zeigerts said, about 1 year ago

    Wally’s worst fears confirmed.

  2. Level_Head

    Level_Head said, about 1 year ago

    As our pair climbs deep into the sewer
    Holly’s past might be coming back to her
    Her strange history grim
    May have happened to them
    Blasting Albion West to manure

    Holly saw her own city destroyed
    And the missing Lynn, left as a void
    What’s to happen here now?
    Does someone yet live? How?
    (And Prof Mallard will sure be annoyed)

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  3. Jenner

    Jenner GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    The Topsiders may have captured and interrogated one of the scouts.

  4. JanBic

    JanBic GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    @Jenner

    Or something undefendable like rampant, uncontrolled, mutated disease.

  5. Nabuquduriuzhur

    Nabuquduriuzhur said, about 1 year ago

    In the distance, Darth Vader breathing and a faint “BWAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAH!”

  6. Three Steps Over Japan

    Three Steps Over Japan said, about 1 year ago

    Fire and scorch marks on the houses; blood, claw marks and Topsider symbols at street level. I’m thinking “termites”.

  7. JusSayin

    JusSayin said, about 1 year ago

    Or possibly “just” an out of control fire made this place uninhabited and uninhabitable, and the foyer is a distraction to keep future missions out. Large parts of New Orleans were burned to the ground many times in the past.
    The trick is to pick yourself up again and again and rebuild.

    It is possible Albion West has their own set of dittos, and they don’t recognise Wally’s dittos because they are in their own hive mentality. Much like the dittos running the Opabinia Queen did not recognise Aaron Marx’s dittos and tried to assimilate some of them.

    Neither option accounts for the sounds of running water and a generator. Did either option allow for running water or a generator? We didn’t know where the canals in ENDTOWN went, just that Oscar prevented someone from being washed away. Washed away to where. I you are swimming in a strong current, one would have to be an incredible swimmer to un-pin themselves from a grate or log or other obstacle.

    Who keeps the generator running, and maintained and fueled? I suspect this first level, which would be security rat level in Endtown, whether accidentally or purposefully burnt, is left this way to keep Topsiders, with their fear of a compromised suit, far away.

    I thought someone had already said it was still worth a look. This may be a warning to Holly and Wally to see the necessity of Security Rats and Mutants to live together in perfect harmony, or at the very least contrapuntal, or syncopated harmony. The Albion Westers may have a problem like Holly and Wally left, and in this case, destroyed the Security Rats, and now have to hide differently. The TopSiders may not have done this.

    I’d like to read other possibilities. Hey, it’s the weekend, and thinking about Endtown may be the perfect respite for all the hectic activities of the Christmas to New Year to Twelfth Night(Epiphany…Shepherds show up) to Mardi Gras season. Hey, Louisiana has its challenges. You try partying and costuming and parading and eating and dancing from Thanksgiving to Mid March, it thereabouts. I think Lent caught on because it gave people a chance to rest.

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  8. M. Mitchell Marmel

    M. Mitchell Marmel said, about 1 year ago

    MICE!” – W. C. Fields

  9. witchspell63

    witchspell63 said, about 1 year ago

    I doubt if this was set up to keep TSers away, esp with their zero weaponry. Besides, the sound of a generator would piqued their curiosity. That being said, would discount another ditto hive theory. The key is the generator. My guess it was an internal situation. If there are more levels below, the answers will be there.
    This would have to be very current. Otherwise Doc Mallard would’ve been aware and warned our happy duo.
    Just wondering, where did Wally get that gun? Rats only gave him one grenade, never a sidearm

  10. Robert Nowall

    Robert Nowall GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    Lights are on and a generator is humming…so either it just happened or there’s a survivor or two somewhere down there…

  11. the other ghost girl

    the other ghost girl said, about 1 year ago

    @JusSayin

    it’s quite possible that the whole town is running on a nuclear generator. If this is the case, it could be running on it’s own for a good hundred years before it ran out. It’s also possible that topsiders discovered the location and they burned everything so that information couldn’t be garnered from the ruins

  12. Darwinskeeper

    Darwinskeeper said, about 1 year ago

    I believe that this is all there is to West Alboin. The deciding thing is Wally’s “Oh… no…”, he has been here before and knows it well enough to be aware of its situation. If he sees this and thinks the settlement is toast, than he is probably right.

  13. Darwinskeeper

    Darwinskeeper said, about 1 year ago

    @JusSayin

    I doubt that West Alboin has a setup as complex as Endtown’s.

    In “Ask Linda” the delightful Ms. Kowolski noted that most mutant settlements were very simple, often in subways or sewers. Wally noted that Alboin West “Not as big as Endtown, can’t fit that much into a drain system”. Thus we’re probably seeing all there is to Alboin West.

  14. Darwinskeeper

    Darwinskeeper said, about 1 year ago

    @M. Mitchell Marmel

    MICE???

  15. Veteran

    Veteran GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    @Jenner

    Don’t need too.
    The satellite would easily see stuff like the door opening or read the electrical signature of the generator…its not that deep underground. It could even read the heat generated by all those folks and equipment leaking up thru drains.
    Back in Viet Nam the C130 gunships patrolling the Ho Chi Minh trail had a unique instrument that would read the spark energy of a running gasoline truck engine under the jungle canopy.
    These “signatures” here at Albion West picked up by a satellite would lead to closer on ground investigation…no need to capture just watch and observe.
    The Topsider sign on the wall outside may have been to throw off Topsiders. Indicating this place was already checked in the past. It was done in New Orleans. Folks would mark their house as checked then still live there to avoid being forced out.
    However it seems odd Topsiders left the place so intact with the generator running and such. Sure there is fire damage but one could rebuild. I would think they would have just nuked the entire place. Make it unlivable. One could come back and re-inhabit the facility.
    Really I think one of Smaug’s relatives has found a new home.

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