Even if the snouts are similar as raccoon/cat snouts can be, between the raccoon eyes and Jim’s distinctive pompadour sweep of hair, it’s clearly him/it.
IF they survive. For all we know, the story is shifting to Ravenscroft (that bird guy) and Duffy and his pals and this is the Wally/Kirbee/Chic swan song. We can’t say that’s not the case, as it’s definitely happened before.
“Where is your God now? Oh, right….it’s ME!!!”
It’s not Wally, but very clearly Jim: https://www.gocomics.com/endtown/2015/05/15?ct=v&cti=1621572
Or at least something that is using Jim’s face as a starting point before becoming something more Lovecraftian. [Endtownian?]
This is Wednesday’s. If the current trend holds, we’ll get Friday’s within the next 12-24 hours.
Anthropomorphic birds traditionally can use their arms as wings, the birds in Tom and Jerry come to mind. But you’re right, to my recollection I’ve never seen an Endtown bird take to the skies.
Which is why I believe this is not a manifestation at all, but the dittos being used as a portal for the Jim-Thing.
This entry is really sticking in my head, moreso than any other really. If Endtown were adapted, this would be the “Oh $#!%” point.
I can hear the sound of the portal in my head: bass-heavy static electricity, and wind-like whispering or moaning as the dittos are forced into doing something awful. I can hear the sound of I coming through: a ripping and rending like flesh and bone being torn apart. I itself is yet silent, soon to howl as Jim did, for now inhaling deep and gurgly, filled with spit and gore. It moves jerkily, haltingly, like something out of Silent Hill or Resident Evil.
And no matter which of the above theories on what exactly is coming out of the dittos turn out to be true (I still believe it’s a portal, not a manifestation), I think this is one of the landmark strips of the series. Like we can categorize Endtown before this, and Endtown after this.
Jim burned alive. This is something…..else. What exactly is the current debate du jour.
Never keep comments to yourself here! There’s enough theories to go around, certainly. I feel some get close, but certainly no one has landed on the truth yet.