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Analog and D-Pad 06.05

December 18, 2019 by Tim


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Mahmoud Schahed
Mahmoud Schahed
1 year ago

Well damn. Like, I knew he was badass, but somehow it’s a whole lot more highlighted here.

Meiou
Meiou
1 year ago

ey you learn to be a light sleeper with ethan as your roommate

Michael Chaffee
Michael Chaffee
1 year ago
Reply to  Meiou

Looks like Ethan saved Lucas’ life! (At least, that’s what Ethan will claim!)

Eldest Gruff
Eldest Gruff
1 year ago

Note to self: do not sneak up on Lucas.

Jacob
Jacob
1 year ago

I think it reflects on the mastery of his abilities, where using them is no different than breathing.

foducool
foducool
1 year ago

*meanwhile in the RRoD lair*
“note to self : make ninja bots stealthier”

sirKitKat
sirKitKat
1 year ago
Reply to  foducool

Make ninja bots move without turning on the light would also help #infrared

Tim
Tim
1 year ago
Reply to  sirKitKat

I don’t think they turn it on. They just didn’t turn it off ^^

Ocramot
Ocramot
1 year ago
Reply to  Tim

In that case…
Note to self: make the ninja bots turn off the lights as soon as possible.

Peter Piers
Peter Piers
1 year ago

This page seriously made me go “whoa!” out loud for the first time in this comic.

Patch
Patch
1 year ago

So did Lucas’ power automatically protect shield him when he is in danger (kinda like Green Lantern’s ring does) or did he immediately throw up the shield (like he needs a conscious effort to do so)?

GUNnibal
GUNnibal
1 year ago
Reply to  Patch

My money is on the latter, based off his hands. On panel 1 they are both tucked under the pillow. On panel 3 we can see one hand out and slightly contorted, as if strained, and exactly 1 arrow. Finally, on panel 4 we see both hands aiming for robots and 2 arrows. Seems to be pretty strong evidence that all of that was conscious effort.

Guest
Guest
1 year ago
Reply to  GUNnibal

The first one was defensive, the second set were offensive; so perhaps there is an automatic reflex for defense, but offensive use has to be intentional?

Jacob
Jacob
1 year ago
Reply to  GUNnibal

He pulled his hand out from under the pillow as well. I was leaning subconscious at first but the hand movement / positioning makes it look reflexive instead.

Guest
Guest
1 year ago
Reply to  Jacob

Good call – I didn’t notice that until you mentioned it.

Guest
Guest
1 year ago
Reply to  Guest

(despite GUNnibal mentioning it – I must not have read carefully)

Merendel
Merendel
1 year ago
Reply to  Patch

Looks more reflexive to me. Just like a normal person might throw up an arm to block a blow they see coming lucas did as well. Its just he has powers to back up that block so he also gets the power arrow. I doubt an arrow would pop if he wasnt aware of the blow incoming.

nealithi
nealithi
1 year ago

I hope those are robot ninjas.

Or there is going to be a heck of a mess to clean up.

The Schaef
The Schaef
1 year ago
Reply to  nealithi

They’re all robots. What do you think this is, Samurai Jack Season Five?

James Rye
James Rye
1 year ago

Thank god for light sleep, corridor lights on and ninja robots striking the same area instead of two different ones and ofc Lucas fast reflexes, honed by years of surviving Ethan madness. xD

Michael Chaffee
Michael Chaffee
1 year ago
Reply to  James Rye

Ethan says “You’re welcome, Lucas!”

Fotis
Fotis
1 year ago

I like how he instantly went for the kill. Good thing they’re bots huh?

Sean Walmer
Sean Walmer
1 year ago
Reply to  Fotis

To be fair they did just try to kill him in his sleep. I feel this is an appropriate response.

josh
josh
1 year ago
Reply to  Fotis

Standard response: ethan respawns, anyone else doesn’t

Halosty
Halosty
1 year ago
Reply to  Fotis

This is why you should never attack superheroes in their sleep. They don’t hold back.

Grayzzur
Grayzzur
1 year ago
Reply to  Fotis

Even if he didn’t have the presence (or wakefulness) of mind to identify them as robots, doesn’t really matter. To things just attacked him with swords in his own bedroom — so yeah, go for the kill. No time to assess whether or not he can just subdue them.

Leon
Leon
1 year ago

Ninjas assassinating people inn their sleep….big problem in this country……

summener99
summener99
1 year ago

You could say. those robots got the D…pad.

Bek
Bek
1 year ago

The lighting effects around the arrows have been consistently badass. I love all the little details that bring it all to life. Very excited for more!

AlexAngryguy
AlexAngryguy
1 year ago

too short. T_T

Dentris
Dentris
1 year ago

They forgot about the Conservation of Ninjustu. One ninja is deadly, three ninjas are mooks. Should have sent only one.

Him.
Him.
1 year ago
Reply to  Dentris

Actually, as per the Goodrich Corollary, the Conservation of Ninjutsu doesn’t kick in until somewhere between 5 to 10 ninjas, depending on external factors.

HesJustThisGuyYouKnow
HesJustThisGuyYouKnow
1 year ago
Reply to  Him.

The fact that the ninjas are robots is the external factor. The inverse law of killer robots begins to take effect after 2 killer robots are present. Any more must be useless punching bags.

Tonkin
Tonkin
1 year ago

well, you figure with all the stuff that ethan has prolly tried to pull over the years that lucas has a natural reaction to shadow hovering over the bed situations

Merendel
Merendel
1 year ago
Reply to  Tonkin

And also considering the pairs power its safe enough to “Shunk” first and ask questions in the morning after coffee. I mean heck thats how they discovered their powers, Lucas accidentaly-d ethans neck and then ethan respawned while lucas was trying to call 911.

ReyMonoArdilla
ReyMonoArdilla
1 year ago

Zeke didn’t bring his spear. In fact, he appears to be weaponless. Unless you count his taser-knuckles. Or the shuriken launcher in his arm. Or his general level of enhanced strength and agility. You know what, the spear was probably overkill. He’s good.

Eldest Gruff
Eldest Gruff
1 year ago
Reply to  ReyMonoArdilla

A spear in a small enclosed space is a liability, not an asset.

ReyMonoArdilla
ReyMonoArdilla
1 year ago
Reply to  Eldest Gruff

Sure, but he couldn’t have borrowed a sword off of a hench-ninja?

Also, I applaud the username.

Crestlinger
Crestlinger
1 year ago

Always expect ninjas! Ethan has trained him well.

Brian
Brian
1 year ago
Reply to  Crestlinger

I just realized that’s exactly the sort of thing Ethan would have declared they need training for. You can picture it right? Lucas trying to get some sleep when Ethan suddenly jumps out from the under the bed dressed in black pajamas with a towel wrapped over his face and blasting an airhorn? Then when Lucas shouts and asks the logical “what the hell?” Ethan just points out that since they’re superheroes now they’re totally gonna need to be ready in case evil ninjas attack them. You know what? Typing this out I’ve managed to convince myself that this is… Read more »

Solokov
Solokov
1 year ago

So glad that wasn’t a coup de grace.

Martin
Martin
1 year ago

So.. in the top panel, the robot ninja standing on the rug has his sword in his LEFT hand. On the bottom panel, the same ninja appears to hold the sword in his RIGHT hand…seems like a goof to me (or do I get something wrong?)

Frank
Frank
1 year ago
Reply to  Martin

The bottom one is doing a double grip, but the left hand is the primary, and both have their swords in the right hand when attacked by Lucas. Probably a Goof, but one possible defense against it might be that left hand is default when approaching, then switch to right hand when actively attacking. The double grip might be the bottom bot just switching hands preparing to attack

Tonkin
Tonkin
1 year ago
Reply to  Martin

U dont get to see how he prepares the strike tho

Clouseau
Clouseau
1 year ago

Having Ethan around probably delivers the same effect as having butler Cato in the Pink Panther series, keeping you always on edge. Not necessarily good for your long-term mental stability, of course, but when facing short-term challenges you can afford worrying about the long-term consequences only later.

Admiral Casual
Admiral Casual
1 year ago

Robot ninjas made a rookie mistake here. Opening the door all that way? Yeah, the shadow looks cool, but the light from the hallway is what woke Lucas up. If they’d opened it as little as possible and slipped in, we wouldn’t be having this discussion. Lucas would be dead, and they’d be laughing. Instead, this ambush just turned into an asswhupping.

Reso
Reso
1 year ago

The action in the last few comics has been awesome. Good pacing, good build of suspense. Lucas’ reactions in this page are really cool.

San Robin
San Robin
1 year ago

This makes me wonder how often Ethan has tried to “Train” Lucas by performing sneak attacks at night XD

Final
Final
1 year ago

I wonder if RRoD guy is actually our old Ethan…..