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  1. Darwinskeeper commented on Endtown about 20 hours ago

    Actually it was Sam who asked Max (the naked rabbity thing) where he kept his various weapons. Max usually suggested that learning the truth would damage Sam’s sanity.

    Aaron usually doesn’t resort to using Hammerspace in this strip. Granted, there are some questions regarding his devices, like the drone having enough space for ammo, but that generally goes along the lines of Aaron being an artist, not an engineer. One might not be surprised at Aaron Marx pulling things out of thin air (after all he’s probably just storing it in an alternative reality but doubt anyone not in the Marx continuum could get away with that trick.

  2. Darwinskeeper commented on Endtown 2 days ago

    I doubt we’ll see our brave, crazy fox again. He might be Marx and have some sort of Godlike way to get around this mess but Holly wouldn’t have seen it and we probably won’t either. Either way, Godspeed, Mr. Fox.

  3. Darwinskeeper commented on Endtown 3 days ago

    Mac may be misreading Aaron Marx but he does have a point. Super powerful characters are difficult to use well because they have potential to destroy the conflict and suspense in the story.

    I remember when Flask and her team were cornered in 2012, the rocket mission had become a major fiasco and there seemed to be no way out and I was beginning to wonder if Aaron was planning to write them out of that corner or just write them off and start back in Endtown with other characters. As glad as I was to see the crew in one piece, I felt somewhat cheated by the way Marx and his airship pulled it off. Maybe if I had seen it happen I’d feel differently.

    One of the best super powerful characters was Dr. Manhattan from “The Watchmen”. His aloofness, a result of his unique way of perceiving time, kept him from overpowering the story. I wouldn’t say that Aaron Marx is quite as well written as Dr. Manhattan but his loss of Flask (to another version of himself) showed that he had limitations.

    My interpretation of the end of the Milk Trial was that drinking from the Oracle showed Marx that Endtown was facing a crisis and that the best way to solve it was to put Jake Jackrabbit in charge. The fact that he wasn’t able to prevent the riots from happening may be proof that, though he can fly, is able to swallow explosions and travel between different realities. Even though he could hypnotise Holly and the rats, he wasn’t able to do the same to Mallard, in fact Mallard snatched his dimensionometer away from him.

    As I said, MacEwanMouse has a point, powerful characters can corrupt a good story. I think Marx does have some limits, both in what he can do and what he is willing to do, but the limits of his abilities and willingness to act aren’t well spelled out and its hard to know how well written he is or isn’t.

  4. Darwinskeeper commented on Endtown 4 days ago

    Marx is one of those characters best taken in small doses. I didn’t care for him too much when he first showed up with his flying airship. He was better in the end of the Flaskback story and probably at his best in the “Milk Trial”. In the latter, he left me with a feeling that he wasn’t happy with what he was doing but felt that doing this served the “greater good” somehow. Granted, he’s not nearly as strong a character as Flask.

  5. Darwinskeeper commented on Endtown 5 days ago

    We may never know if he was Aaron Marx, part of the Marx continuum or just a random smart alec, but I love that last line. If he wasn’t a Marx, the real Aaron Marx would have been proud.

  6. Darwinskeeper commented on Endtown 5 days ago

    There are many different types of energy weapons in this storyline. A flashback in the “Gustine’s Quest” story arc shows the guy who invented the first aimsworth zero weapons and at one point he is playing with an early zero pistol. While the Endtown security rats use automatic weapons, those who go topside to forage use wind up ray guns. I know that Prof Mallard created them but it is probable that the basic physics of energy weapons were somewhat known at the time.

  7. Darwinskeeper commented on Endtown 6 days ago

    I was going to suggest that these drones use some sort of explosive round but that doesn’t make sense for what would probably be an antipersonnel weapon. They may be some sort of plasma cannons or some other sort of energy weapon.

  8. Darwinskeeper commented on Endtown 7 days ago

    Of course, if we go by all the clues that our fox is Aaron Marx, he’d probably know how to defeat these things.

  9. Darwinskeeper commented on Endtown 7 days ago

    Then Fox will have to blast the other one to avenge his stogie.

    Have no idea what guns this thing has but if its any kind of firearm I hope our fuzzy friend lives long enough to appreciate mutant healing abilities.

  10. Darwinskeeper commented on Skin Horse 8 days ago

    And the authors slip in a reference to Tom McEwen, the drag racer who was known for his funny car battles against Don Prudhomme (“The Snake”).