Sorry, but I hate the new layout. The code is NOT compatible with older devices with older browsers (that cannot be upgraded without buying an entirely new device.) The app doesn’t have the same functionality as the web-page, and the new design has rendered the web-page unusable. I’m using an old iPad, with an equally old version of Safari. Up until today, it worked just fine; now the comic pages are broken: huge white spaces to the left, TINY little squashed comic buried somewhere to the right if you scroll over. Sorry, but this “upgrade” is anything but. When the old system worked just fine, making it “new and improved” just broke something that didn’t need fixing in the first place.
Unless ALL of the security rats have guns loaded with blanks, or booby-trapped guns, the one Allgood is holding should be fully functional; if you recall, he KO’d one of the rats and stole it from him.
Blast it… I had REALLY hoped that Jake was innocent in this. Even if Velda is holding a gun, Octavius has a machine gun, and so do all the rats around them. Rats who know what happened outside, and who are probably starting to realize that they’ve been played too. :/
This is bringing back some memories of the play ( and movie) “Inherit the Wind”.
Poor Maude, Allgood’s got her just about at the breaking point. I suspect Jackrabbitson will bolster her back up again though. Either that, or Allgood’s going to learn what happens when you make a cow angry.
OBJECTION! The Prosecution is leading the witness!
It would seem Marigold is learning a bit about humility in general. ;)
A definite tear-jerker, but in the best way possible! Thank you, Dana!
Wow, lots of talk and debate about the characters, the author, and possible “what if” scenarios. I’d like to return to TODAY’S strip for a moment, where we seem to be saying Goodbye to Flask.
First off, THANK YOU Aaron for showing us Flask’s history. I had always felt (and hoped) that there was so much more to her than a maniacal bloodlust. Whether she’s gone for good or not, she’ll remain one of my favourite characters – there was so much more to her than met the eye!
Secondly, the way that Marx puts her into that stream of other little balls, which I’m guessing are other souls and personalities – Thoughts that think themselves – and the way that the whole mass of them is shooting upwards… Right away, what popped into my head was “Up Up Up, to the Heavy-side layer!” from CATS.
The underlaying story in CATS was the rebirth of Grizabella, after being chosen to the the one Jellicle who would get to go to The Heavy-side Layer. That Flask IS a cat-person, and she’s being reborn (more or less) just made this connection for me. CATS is one of my favourite productions, and ENDTOWN is one of my very favourite comics!
Once again, THANK YOU Aaron for being such an incredible story-teller! I hope we haven’t seen the last of Marx (or Flask, for that matter.)
I think you guys are being waaaayyy too hard on Flask. We really don’t know anything about her background, and if you recall the scene where she dusted the underground monster, she had an expression like it was tearing her apart inside to do it. Granted, it seems now that she’s a power-mad looney with a blood-lust, but what drove her to that? I’d like to know more about her background before passing judgement on her.