And she lived happily ever after! She might show up in the story later (to provide aid with her ship or some such. maybe or a brief cameo appearance), but in the meantime she’s found contentment and safety which is exactly what she needs.
My guess regarding the “Lyn virus” is the ship wanted to get rid of Wally & Company by creating an inhospitable environment they wanted to escape from and sending the Holly decoy along so they’d leave. They wanted to leave eventually anyway; Holly was the only one who wanted to stay, so the ship arranged matters so that both she and the ship got what they needed (contentment/power source). Those spheres might have been a deliberate mock-up in order to spur the rest to leave more quickly.
Firstly, welcome back Aaron! Secondly, I really like the Kirbee character — her joie de vivre makes me smile. And poor Chic, though Kirbee sheltered him from the impact and they’re all looking after him, the expression on his face makes me think that kid’s gonna need therapy… Good to see Irving survived that adventure too.
I’m assuming that’s the real Holly. Now our stalwart group is together again. Wally will explain to her (after he finishes punching the ditto recreation) about the ship. And the next question is, “Now what?” [I’m enjoying these unexpected twists and turns in the story.]
Chaotic and disturbing now, but there’s nothing to say that once this story arc is over an interlude of [relative] lightheartedness might ensue. (I’ve no idea where Aaron is going with his story arcs, of course.)
In general, story lines evolve and cycle and comic relief is applied at appropriate intervals to keep a story from turning into one giant morass of depression and chaos.
I for one am enjoying/fascinated with watching this story unfold. It’s not a lighthearted romp through sun-soaked meadows, but it IS an interesting story.
Indeed. You could see over a few days of strips that it looked as if he was less and less being supported by Holly, more and more on his feet running along with her. Though I doubt he’s had much time yet to think about the transformation he’s undergone.
I meant that at first Ethel had no idea of the danger she was in. (“Go get ’em!”) Then when she realized what was happening it was too late to run, if she’d even been able to get away quickly at all.Very good question as to whether those bombs ever go dormant or not once activated, or whether dropping them from a height would destroy them or get them out of target range.
At least Holly knows what’s going on when a Buddibomb says “Bad” and knows to run. Poor Ethel had no idea.
Holly could very well be inside the containment box. Hadn’t considered that, but it would make sense. She’s likely still in shock after mutating, giving birth/losing the baby, and watching her husband mutate into a monster and be destroyed. Good point re: no fear of Apex yet. It would have been simple for those two CDC personnel to usher her into the box for her own “protection”. What happens next is not likely to be pretty.
If Holly is a carrier, then did all the other women at the baby shower mutate as well, besides Ethel?
What I’m curious to find out is how did Disease Control discover what was going on? Reside from Ethel’s explosion, so they’re following up on Lyn’s? Not knowing specific names just yet, perhaps, but tipped off that mutations are now occurring in the neighborhood? The police would be there as responders to the explosion in general, not knowing specifics.