Well, THAT can’t be good. . .
I suspect Jim lives…
Fox in the hen house.We know that Wally is in the clear on this because he has witnesses and an alibi. So, his conviction will be swift and merciless.
Hmmm, It looks like there was an eggs-splosion!Either this is the handiwork of a reanimated Jim, Or the dittoes have a sense of justice.Things have gotten pretty scrambled now that Jim’s out of his shell. One has to be pretty hard-boiled to stand a sight such as this.Ok, I’m out of egg puns, I only had a half-dozen and need what’s left to make breakfast.
Well, some one just wanted to make omelettes for everyone after the fight!
Well, someone has egg on their face! (and hands, and legs..)
You can’t make an omelet without breaking eggs. But you can break eggs without making an omelet. I guess Jim-thing would be the likely suspect. Would Chic’s mom be moved to this…revenge…against the colony because she thinks Chic was gassed? Sarah seems to want to join the colony, and some readers have pointed out that she seemed to be watching the fight.
Stop cracking puns, please…
As my rpg group might say, “Sh*t just got real.”
I suspect Jim. All of the rest or our party(?) is accounted for. Except Sarah!
Last we heard from Sarah inhttp://www.gocomics.com/endtown/2014/12/26 She was talking about Breakfast???
Putting the colony under stress like that.Would be one way to try and put yourself into a position of power. Blame it on the non-lizards running around.
Depends on just how cold and calculating Sarah is.Or perhaps in revenge for Jim. If she was hiding her emotions.
Bur Aaron puts in good twists that I rarely guess.
Well…I guess now this “great” society is going to get put to the test.
I too strongly suspect this is The Revenge Of Jim. Like many of you, I’ve been suspecting he survived ever since I saw that ladder with nobody underneath it.
All the same, Jim should be badly wounded, and unless the mutagenic virus includes regeneration, he’s still sans fingers.
So Jim is not only a crazy raccoon, but he’s also resistant to poison gas. And hungry. So much for Operation Eat Our Own Eggs.
I’m guessing this is the curly haired lizard we saw in the audience, the one I assumed to be Sarah. My guess is that this is the work of Jim. He has motive, is easily this axe crazy and his body is unaccounted for. The gas might have lost its potency in storage, or Schism Jim may be resistant to such things.In theory, Sarah could be responsible, we know that she has what it takes to kill somebody with her bare hands and she might be using this to pitch her own agenda. It would be a risky move on her part, if her ideas for a new food supply don’t work the colony would be hung. Also, its possible that she is still with Piotr.I’m not so sure on Helena. We know she’s angry at the colony for keeping her apart from and now killing her own son, but is she capable of murder? Its one thing to beat up your husband in a fit of righteous anger, its another to kill somebody with your bare hands.
arghhh….have to wait until Wednesday…….
I fear Patti has had more egg-citement than she could handle without hearing about the boxing match.…Great, now I’m breaking out egg puns! I’m cracking up, here!
How much do I hate knowing one can be exposed to poisonous gases, like phosgene, and still live, providing you know the safest egress and can limit one’s exposure? So one can be exposed to poisonous gas as long as one retreats to safe ground and safe air before becoming overwhelmed. Oh yeah, and if one is overwhelmed by phosgene, one’s sweat may smell like ammonia for a few years. There is no telling what gas the Leapin’ Lizards used, but the exposure may have been limited before Jim escaped. Or Jim may have mutated into something that can survive on limited oxygen for awhile. Didn’t the crabby guy, the fish and the little worm at Endtown hold their breath for awhile? We haven’t seen too many insects before Irving, but I read somewhere certain insects, cockroaches, can go without breathing for up to a year. Hey, wasn’t Jim near the laundry chute? He could have gotten fresh air from there. Welcome back, don’t ever change. Voting links in profile. It is a brand new month at TopWebComics. Thanks, JusSayin
I’m scrambling to find a good egg pun….and just fritatating my time away.
What will matter now is what Patti says ( if she still can), or else Holly is in line to take the blame since she was unsupervised. Then they won’t need to admit to anything about Jim right away.
well THAT was random!
Now to the reptiles gathered in one place. Wonder how many gas tanks the raccoon will need?
Kirbee may become a suspect as well, since she wasn’t watching the fight with the others.…But there is a clue! One of the torch-holders is missing a torch (see Panel One). Methinks this scandal is just warming up.
D: JIM! HES HUNGRY! RUN!
Oh the reptillianity!
My theory? It was Sarah. Remember: she had plans to rule to colony but not while it was taking its dead-end direction of eating nothing but one another’s own eggs. She is a selfish, driven woman. The fact that she appears to have put this agenda on hold and is happily going along with the system seems to be out of character – her plans seemed too big and too urgent for that. With Loony Jim on the loose, she was able to take the opportunity to wreak some secret havoc and then happily go off to enjoy the boxing match.
I will assume that Patti was the blond lizard that paired up with curly top here to give Sarah the tour back in August.Someone has gone to the egg stream. This is the beginning of the line, the egg sorting room. My guess is that Jim has totally cracked. He has thrown off the yoke of humanity, and isn’t even a shell of his former self. He has embraced his racoon and has gone rabid. What we see here won’t hold a candle to what horrors may await in the nursery.
Jim is not a merciful god.
Jim’s schism may have pushed Sarah over into her own.
A_Dream4u if it’s not too fishy you could have added must have been quite a roe going on in the nursery/pantry…
Regarding Jim and the poison gas, as previously speculated, it seems to have been more a simple displacement/asphyxiation gas rather than a true toxic/war gas, so would be more iffy a killer. On the other hand, since we’re talking about the cruel mechinations of Our Author, could it have been May Lou? Or the Boy from Scranton? Tune in Wensday (and likely NOT get the direct answer to these and other questions, in the next exciting episode)
Wow. I guess I would think it had been Jim minly, with Sarah running a close second.It’s still a mystery and we are still getting clues!
Also, I tried to see if there were any contents in any egg, like a partly started future dog or something, but they are all just empty shells.
Ok, my first guess: Several panels back Dittos were visually “screaming” to Holly and Chic for help; Ditto Schism Syndrome was suggested by readers. Lets team Jim and Schizophrenic Dittos together into a brutal egg-killing Nightmare (and Aaron really has a special touch with nightmares). 2nd guess, Chic’s Mom is just mad at…everybody.
If this indeed the work of Jim and not somebody else…and since we know Holly and Chick and Irving all survived…maybe this poison gas wasn’t the big whoop the lizards thought it was. Which might bode well for the survival of the non-lizards they reportedly used the gas on once before…
all great comments….I still have to wait until Wednesday!!!! Arghhhhh!!!!
Another “y’know” thought before the new strip goes up…when we first met Jim and Sarah, it was right after a ditto illusion involving fake Topsiders. What if Jim and Sarah were just ditto illusions all along?
@ robert nowall – “What if Jim and Sarah were just ditto illusions all along?”………….. Ditto’s don’t tear into flesh, my man Jimmy the Raccoon is back and I hope he finds Sarah.