Oyster War by Ben Towle

Oyster War

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  1. Three Steps Over Japan

    Three Steps Over Japan said, 9 months ago

    Their battle cry, as they applied the bolt cutter to the chain was “For the Oysters!” No one knew why they yelled this, because there were no observers, and the two men weren’t talking. But, that’s what they said when they said it.

  2. edclectic

    edclectic said, 9 months ago

    How sub-tle…

  3. 42Irish

    42Irish said, 9 months ago

    I love this artwork!

  4. Veteran

    Veteran GoComics PRO Member said, 9 months ago

    As a past Spec Ops soldier.
    I applaud his actions.
    Very well done.

  5. Ben Towle

    Ben Towle GoComics PRO Member said, 9 months ago

    @edclectic

    Boo! Hiss!

  6. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, 9 months ago

    Bravo for them as soldiers carrying out a mission.

  7. Pirate Mike

    Pirate Mike GoComics PRO Member said, 9 months ago

    I always enjoy reading this strip.

  8. F6F5Hellcat

    F6F5Hellcat said, 9 months ago

    Very interesting way of introducing history to folks, Mr. Towle. I hadn’t heard of the Oyster Wars until I found this comic. And I applaud your use of the USS Alligator, a very fascinating bit of American Civil War trivia. I went back to the 7th’s strip and asked if you had read Mark Ragan’s “Submarine Warfare of the Civil War” or Burke Davis’s “The Civil War: Strange and Fascinating Facts” as the Alligator is something most folks will likely never have heard of.

  9. Ben Towle

    Ben Towle GoComics PRO Member said, 9 months ago

    @F6F5Hellcat

    Sorry I missed your questions from the strip on the 7th. As far as I know, there’s no “inbox” in the gocomics interface where questions show up.

    Anyway… No, I haven’t read either of those, but I’ll for sure check them out. My library appears to have the latter.

    As with most historical stuff in this strip, I take some serious liberties with The Alligator, but the historical story of The Alligator is indeed pretty interesting. I think in real life it only about 30 ft. long and was hand-powered, with the crew cranking the propeller.

  10. bopard

    bopard said, 9 months ago

    Ah that is one determined Reb. applaud your use of flesh, yellow, and purple. Keeps the eye right on the most important part of the action.
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    Favorite so far is that Selkie transformation panel.

  11. cwreenactor

    cwreenactor GoComics PRO Member said, 9 months ago

    Huzzah, Mr. Towle.

  12. F6F5Hellcat

    F6F5Hellcat said, 9 months ago

    @Ben Towle

    I’m not expecting historical accuaracy, but it is fascinating that you picked Alligator given as more folks are more likely to have heard of Hunley, for obvious reasons.

  13. Ben Towle

    Ben Towle GoComics PRO Member said, 9 months ago

    @F6F5Hellcat

    I was for sure more familiar with the Hunley before I started working on this story. I lived in Savannah for a while and the efforts to raise the Hunley were getting underway just around the time I left the region.

  14. Nabuquduriuzhur

    Nabuquduriuzhur said, 9 months ago

    Bolt cutters?

    Oh, well: it’s fun!

  15. F6F5Hellcat

    F6F5Hellcat said, 9 months ago

    @Nabuquduriuzhur

    Looked it up, the earliest bolt cutters supposedly date to the 3rd century BC.

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