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Bad Blood, p18

November 4, 2022 by Tim


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Jere
Jere
26 days ago

The question now is whether Lila recognizes Deathbloods involvement, or starts to believe that Ethan is turning to violence himself, starting from what happend with The Troll. It was her who brought up that Deathblood comparison in the first place, so that thought probably is not completely far fetched for her.

Also, in any case she is hiding the evidence pointing to Ethan from the police…

Vukodlak
Vukodlak
26 days ago
Reply to  Jere

Those people were shredded by machine guns, Ethan left behind a throwing knife. I’m also guessing Deathblood is the kinda guy to leave behind a calling card… as he isn’t the type to leave behind survivors.

Lily
Lily
26 days ago
Reply to  Vukodlak

Him blowing up the door is probably his calling card.

Nono
Nono
26 days ago
Reply to  Vukodlak

Excuse you.

That is a Controllerang(TM).

Dorander
Dorander
25 days ago
Reply to  Nono

Given this comic, the proper symbol for Trademark here ought to be (TiM)

MSharpe
MSharpe
26 days ago
Reply to  Vukodlak

I’m also sure that if they analyze the bullets they’d match them to other casing/bullets Deathblood has left behind.

If the controller is found by the police, at minimum accessory to murder? Maybe hiding the controller will give her a chance to talk with Ethan or create a situation for blackmail or something.

Kaogen
Kaogen
25 days ago
Reply to  MSharpe

Deathblood looks like the kind of ‘hero’ that would stylize every bullet casing with a skull, just because.

Smiley
Smiley
24 days ago
Reply to  Kaogen

Na, pair of scales considering he’s assigned himself judge, jury and executioner

Lily
Lily
25 days ago
Reply to  MSharpe

It may be possible that the police also don’t care. A group of drug peddling violent criminals got taken out. Depending on the vigilante laws of this fictional universe, what Deathblood is doing might not be illegal and even if it is illegal he might still have tacit approval by the police.

Conundrum32068
Conundrum32068
25 days ago
Reply to  Lily

I mean Batman had tacit approval too, until he didn’t… and then did again… you know they never can seem to decide that lol

jack
jack
26 days ago
Reply to  Vukodlak

even though he might have this time. the ambulance lights are on

BaufenBeast
BaufenBeast
26 days ago
Reply to  Vukodlak

A throwing knife with no blood on it.

Snowfae
Snowfae
25 days ago
Reply to  Vukodlak

This is true, but that doesn’t mean that she won’t think Ethan had a gun and DIDN’T leave it behind. Still… the plot thickens…

Gonfrask
Gonfrask
26 days ago
Reply to  Jere

Probably looks for him and asks why he didn’t stop or face Deathblood, as he is acting like a criminal and Monologue wants to stop the violence

The Legacy
The Legacy
26 days ago
Reply to  Gonfrask

I love that you’re using Deathblood’s nickname for Ethan. 😅

Gonfrask
Gonfrask
26 days ago
Reply to  The Legacy

Totally not in purpose…🙄🙄
🤣

Martin
Martin
26 days ago
Reply to  Jere

I did not remember that Deathblood had ever been mentioned before. That’s impressive.

Esc
Esc
26 days ago
Reply to  Jere

She’s a reporter, her probable first thought is: “Analog was here, I should question him what happened.”

Maybe she gets an inkling he killed a bunch of people but I’m going to bet her reporter instincts are first and foremost.

Eldest Gruff
Eldest Gruff
25 days ago
Reply to  Esc

The fact that she took evidence from a crime scene and concealed it – committing a crime herself – indicates that she doesn’t believe that Analog is guilty and should be investigated by the police.

Though I wouldn’t be surprised if she uses it to compel him to talk.

GeorgeV
GeorgeV
25 days ago
Reply to  Eldest Gruff

I doubt ‘hiding Analog from the police’ is much of an active motive here. Lilah doesn’t even know what happened yet, so there’s no real reason for her to take such drastic action.

This seems more like simply taking evidence for her personal investigations. (And as mentioned, possibly confront Analog with it and get him to explain how it got there).

Chrispy
Chrispy
25 days ago
Reply to  Eldest Gruff

I think it’s more that she simply wants as much story as she can and she just found a calling card to a scoop no one else will get.

BaufenBeast
BaufenBeast
26 days ago

Evidence tampering is a no-no, Lilah!

Ben
Ben
26 days ago
Reply to  BaufenBeast

You are now a freelance blogger because no reputable news source will work with you now

Lily
Lily
26 days ago
Reply to  Ben

As we saw when she ran up to the roof during the tentacle battle, she is very reckless and irresponsible.

Merida
Merida
26 days ago

Who called it? Someone last page called her return.

Arcatus
Arcatus
26 days ago
Reply to  Merida

*raises hand* And I am getting all giggly. I genuinely feel sorry for Ethan so this is exactly what I wanted to happen. This storyline is just perfect.

Gonfrask
Gonfrask
26 days ago

Must say that I always love how competent are those that should check nobody enter the crime scene.

toughluck
toughluck
26 days ago
Reply to  Gonfrask

Lilah approaches and smiles her way into the scene. Some people are easily bribed or charmed.

Imperator Ruscal
Imperator Ruscal
26 days ago
Reply to  toughluck

Act like you belong. Don’t act nervous, no excessive eye contact or “checking” around. Eyes front, walk with purpose, even a slight head nod to someone standing watch. It’s amazing how well that works. When we used to do physical security testing we had this one mousy littla fella that you wouldn’t think could break into anything (and physically he couldn’t). His favorite were work sites. Put on a khaki pants and a short-sleeve button down shirt, carry a clipboard and wear a white hard hat… People would go out of their way to not be close enough to him… Read more »

Dorander
Dorander
25 days ago

Did exactly this to get into pubs when I was 15. It helped that I’m tall but to sell it, the attitude of “I have a perfect right to be here” is everything.

SImplyMonk
SImplyMonk
26 days ago
Reply to  Gonfrask

If you are in a universe with super heroes with all sorts of weird powers and legalized vigilantism, I imagine the quality of policing goes to shit. Even more so than our current reality.

Bubba
Bubba
23 days ago
Reply to  SImplyMonk

Plot twist! Lila can transform into DeathBlood and she came back to hide the evidence.

anonymouse
anonymouse
26 days ago

not much of a crime scene securing. only one thing of police tape, no guards watching the perimeter to keep people who arent allowed in from walking in. they should at least have brought in sawhorses and done more tape, or blocked off the edges with police vehicles. i mean geez at least make an attempt.

Esc
Esc
26 days ago
Reply to  anonymouse

How many of these things do you think the police force handles? I understand the theory of making something 100% secure is their job but most normal people don’t want to break into a crime scene and there is very little for people to gain in doing so. If this was like…a plot relevant thing where the macguffin fell from orbit and they had to secure it against a big bad, I could understand your point. But this is a bunch of dead guys, the drugs are secured, the police have more piles of bodies every day, I can see… Read more »

anonymouse
anonymouse
24 days ago
Reply to  Esc

fair point. i live in a small town and have never actually seen a crime scene being secured outside of tv shows and movies and major news broadcasts. i figured that in real life they do similar effort on trying to secure a scene. your reply is logical and makes sense. my apologies for my idiocy and lack of world experience

Vukodlak
Vukodlak
25 days ago
Reply to  anonymouse

I see two Officers at the perimeter on the right and two on the left by the Ambulance, all watching the door which is what actually matters. Three officers are at the exploded door and two officers at the opened door. And our reporter was stopped within minutes.
Oh and the only access we’ve seen to this garage door area is currently being blocked by the Ambulance.
So tell me how would YOU sneak inside and not get caught immediately?

anonymouse
anonymouse
24 days ago
Reply to  Vukodlak

we havent seen the other side of the building, and its a 2 story building. either way, the best way would be go in on the opposite side. the smaller door a building like that would normally have as a fire exit. or if you can get to it, the exterior fire escape and come down from the upper floor. assuming of course they dont have the whole building sealed off.

FireballDragon
FireballDragon
26 days ago

Way to leave your damn fingerprints on that thing and contaminate it, stupid.

Darkhorse
Darkhorse
26 days ago
Reply to  FireballDragon

Yes she’s contaminating it, which is bad. But she herself wouldn’t have found anything on it. This was actually a plot point of how the master found Ethan and Lucas earlier in the strip. Ethan had his glove ripped, so when he threw the controllerang he left a finger print. ZK disappeared with it immediately. The moment Ethan was on a police station and had his prints taken for something else his print was in the system. The master was checking periodically for a match and thus found the house. In this case there shouldn’t be any useful information on… Read more »

Kevin Greenbaum
Kevin Greenbaum
26 days ago
Reply to  FireballDragon

She put it in her purse to take with her, leaving prints doesn’t matter if you take it and they don’t notice. And it didn’t look like they had it marked as evidence so it was an irrelevant item in the investigation.

FireballDragon
FireballDragon
26 days ago

How did I miss that she put it in her purse? Stupid me.

chargersfan
chargersfan
26 days ago

Oooh, the blood thickens! Err, I mean plot.

Tim
Tim
26 days ago

So the controllerang went unnoticed, but I wonder if they found the Wiimote taser.

Willess12
Willess12
26 days ago
Reply to  Tim

There’s also the blunt controllerang he hit Tommy in the face with.

Although, it’s possible he gathered up his gear after the fight, and just missed this controllerang.

jonathan corbett
jonathan corbett
26 days ago

I’m noting a lack of outlines, so maybe the thugs didn’t go splat?? Or was there not enough left of them to make an id?

Last edited 26 days ago by jonathan corbett
Ben
Ben
26 days ago

Chalk outlines are a movie thing and not necessarily done by cops in real life.

But you’d think that by the time the bodies were removed, they’d have found the boomerang

Or the bodies are simply deeper inside the warehouse

GeorgeV
GeorgeV
25 days ago
Reply to  Ben

It’s possible that the controllerang might’ve been noticed, but then ignored by someone thinking it was just a random video game controller.

Urazz
Urazz
25 days ago

How’d Lila get beyond the police line? If anything, she’s lucky to not get arrested. That and hiding evidence is bad as well.

Verdiekus
Verdiekus
25 days ago

I have been looking forward to them getting together since this arc started. Bonding over emotional trauma! I’m guessing they work together to expose vigilantes who go too far.

Chrispy
Chrispy
25 days ago

My big thing is it’s about time we see her again.
Most of us are following because of the twisted, odd, and oh so endearing relationship Ethan and Lilah had.
Make Love Great Again!