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Analog and D-Pad 05.15

January 3, 2018 by Tim

With the return of the holiday to the pages of the comic last year (and soon to be this year), our official annual Winter-een-mas shirt is back for the first time since 2012.

 


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Nonae
Nonae
3 years ago

Is this the method they use to turn Zeke into a good guy? I’ve been hoping for that to happen.

Canin Q Christell
Canin Q Christell
3 years ago
Reply to  Nonae

In the original comic run he wasn’t exactly a good guy…

Him.
Him.
3 years ago

Yeah, but he wasn’t a villain.
He was a bit of an Anti Hero in a story that physically could not have Anti Heroes barring brief 3 page scenes.

Feemster
Feemster
3 years ago

OOOOORRRRRR….. just make it looks like the old X-Box because that’s about right on the size lol.

James Rye
James Rye
3 years ago
Reply to  Feemster

That would be pretty cool.

Marc
Marc
3 years ago
Reply to  Feemster

Yes! Original Xbox has my vote!

Hamstermer
Hamstermer
3 years ago
Reply to  Feemster

Finally a Way Out!

Dan
Dan
3 years ago

So let me understand this… They are going to save a large shipment of newest generation phones, by fighting ninja robots… using a high powered EMP? Does anyone else see anything inherently flawed in that plan?

jial
jial
3 years ago
Reply to  Dan

i think its less save the phones and more stop the robots.

Michelle
Michelle
3 years ago
Reply to  Dan

Yeah. The phones will be affected by EMP too. Ug.

Halosty
Halosty
3 years ago
Reply to  Michelle

As long as the phones aren’t on, they should be minimally or not at all affected by an EMP

Tyler
Tyler
3 years ago
Reply to  Halosty

I don’t know enough about EMPs, but this was my thought as well. Add the fact that it’s clearly noted it’s a short range device, it seems doubtful that the entire shipment would be ruined in any scenario, then consider the fight could be on the docks or something, then there’s a good chance that not a single phone from the shipment would be in range.

James Rye
James Rye
3 years ago
Reply to  Dan

I see this as the start of them being criminals in the eyes of the public. xD

Lexilogical
Lexilogical
3 years ago
Reply to  James Rye

What do you think we’re reading, Worm? These guys are heroes!

James Rye
James Rye
3 years ago
Reply to  Lexilogical

They are Vigilantes. Not heroes, at least not official ones.

Aeneas
Aeneas
3 years ago
Reply to  James Rye

Me too. In fact I think this is an obvious trap….

Him.
Him.
3 years ago
Reply to  Dan

There will be little to no risk of more than prehaps a phone or 3 that is accidentally turned on being damaged. Outside of this, they will be fine.

Tosteriev
Tosteriev
8 months ago
Reply to  Dan

EMPs work by frying electronics with added power from the “blast”. If the device wasn’t turned on, there is a smaller chance of it getting destroyed (less energy in the system=less chance of melting from generated heat).
Also sometimes EMP are mistaken with jammers, but they only block signals by flooding every possible chanel of radio communication (wifi, controllers counts as well)

JusTryingFunny
JusTryingFunny
3 years ago

Or a 3DO, one of the worst game consoles ever (quip: “Let me ruin your game”).

Eldest Gruff
Eldest Gruff
3 years ago
Reply to  JusTryingFunny

That’s fitting for an electromagnetic device that destroys all other technology.

Hamstermer
Hamstermer
3 years ago

Cape Boy and Arrow Guy? Nononono.

Always-Alive Boy and Deadly Guy

Hamstermer
Hamstermer
3 years ago
Reply to  Hamstermer

Actually, I can’t think of a better alternative for D-Pad that also starts with D, sorry.
There are more, but I just can’t think of any.

Kyle
Kyle
3 years ago
Reply to  Hamstermer

Directional Guy.

BaufenBeast
BaufenBeast
3 years ago
Reply to  Kyle

Directional One.

Brendan
Brendan
3 years ago
Reply to  Kyle

Isn’t that exactly what the D in D-pad stands for? This changes nothing.

Hamstermer
Hamstermer
3 years ago
Reply to  Kyle

Always-Living Boy and Determining Position Guy.
There we go.

Mazricoth
Mazricoth
3 years ago

Quick comment on the shading- (I know nothing about art, btw) maybe a little too much on the eyes? Lucas’ eyes in panel 2 is the same color as the couch.

Hamstermer
Hamstermer
3 years ago
Reply to  Mazricoth

This is done digitally, so I think Lucas’s eye simply was filled with the wrong color. It’s a much lighter hue than the couch, but I think your concern is due to there being enough specks of black in the area of his eye that you are percieving it as blue when it is white. Not colorblindness, just a visual illusion. Actually, it does look like it’s a sky blue…

Brian/Tomonia
Brian/Tomonia
3 years ago
Reply to  Hamstermer

Looks like all 3 of them have glowing blue eyes, lol.

Xero
Xero
3 years ago

It does look like a console

Xeeko
Xeeko
3 years ago

Ok, this has been buggin me for years, what does the name wintern-een-mas means? Is it a pun of something?

Xeeko
Xeeko
3 years ago
Reply to  Tim

Ah, thanks! That makes… sense?

Eldest Gruff
Eldest Gruff
3 years ago

So, with Lucas benched, does this mean that we’re going to see Ethan try to solo this? That’s not exactly smart, guy.

I just keep having this dream of Scott Iron-Manning it with some sort of power armor. Then again, that’s not exactly what you do when you’re going to trigger an EMP.

Him.
Him.
3 years ago
Reply to  Eldest Gruff

I feel like Scott would just create a remotely controlled robot instead of his own suit. Too much effort to make a suit instead of a remote device.