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Bad Blood, p9

October 14, 2022 by Tim


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Jackdaw
Jackdaw
1 month ago

Ethan is surprisingly competent in today’s comic…

senectus
senectus
1 month ago
Reply to  Jackdaw

dont worry, next comic he’s going to be crowing about how a cape showed its usefulness and he was right all along, not noticing the guy that sneaks up and *knocks him out* and ties him up while out cold.

Saixak
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Saixak
1 month ago
Reply to  senectus

Wait, have you seen the next comic early, or is that a guess?

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P2Mc28
1 month ago
Reply to  senectus

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Rolando
Rolando
1 month ago
Reply to  Jackdaw

It’s as I said in the previous strip. Thanks to his goofiness and antics, plus the memory of Ethan 1.0, we often forget he’s actually supposed to be a decently skilled fighter. He has to be, for Lucas and him to have lasted in this business

I personally enjoy how Tim uses that, to keep surprising us.

Andy
Andy
1 month ago
Reply to  Rolando

Please correct me if I’m wrong, but I think this is the first time we have seen this level of competence. All the other fights I remember Lucas was the one getting stuff done.

Rolando
Rolando
1 month ago
Reply to  Andy

You may be right. In any case, it’s more like it’s implied. Lucas is the better equipped for actual fighting, but it’s clear they both have to be at least sort of competent. Or Lucas would be crippled or dead. They do often face dangerous, armed criminals who often have fighting experience. Not to mention, a few deadlier goons like the master’s mindless robots. I believe we’re often spoiled. Most superheroes we see in action, are usually either world-class fighters or downright superhumanly good. So, when a super like Ethan doesn’t show Batman-esque skills, we tend to underestimate them maybe?… Read more »

GUNnibal
GUNnibal
1 month ago

When I look at the final 2 panels I find myself wondering: did Albie (who, I’m sure, has grown very attached to Analog, what with all that quality time they spent together) willingly ditch his gun to try and incapacitate Ethan without deadly force, or did he just run out of ammo? If the former – that would definitely put his intellect above the average goon level. He also showed some level of initiative in the beginning of the story. Look, all I’m saying is: if anyone in the Sun Devils deserves a bit of a raise – that’s my… Read more »

WereCatf
WereCatf
1 month ago
Reply to  GUNnibal

Albie dropped his gun, when Ethan kicked him in the face, and Albie was probably more concerned about getting Ethan away from the highly lucrative merchandise as fast as possible than whether to use lethal force or not — he would’ve had to look for the gun, rush to pick it up and possibly lose several seconds compared to just rushing to tackle Ethan.

Marsh
Marsh
1 month ago
Reply to  WereCatf

Not only that, if they kill Ethan with a gun, he’ll just reappear elsewhere, so they’ll have to restrain him instead.

Szeridan
Szeridan
1 month ago
Reply to  Marsh

Keep in mind that they don‘t know that for sure. All they have seen so far is his body disappearing and him reappearing healthy after being shot. They don‘t know if he may also be able to trigger his „healing teleports“ at will.
Their safest bet might be to knock him out cold, although they can‘t be sure if that wouldn‘t trigger his ability, either.

7eggert
7eggert
1 month ago
Reply to  WereCatf

Or more likely he will think about all this later and off cause then it will have been the reason, but now he does whatever he can.

nealithi
nealithi
1 month ago
Reply to  WereCatf

We know Ethan did that.
Note they thought the first shot must have been a graze because he was still moving. Then he was gone and crouched on a table behind them and began his counter attack.

From what they know is he is a wiseass super of unknown ability.
Hence not afraid of their guns.

Marc
Marc
1 month ago
Reply to  WereCatf

But in the first panel of this one he’s holding the gun.

That Other Guy
That Other Guy
1 month ago
Reply to  Marc

Wrong goon. Check the beards. The guy in panel one isn’t albie, it’s the guy that got hit with the controller

Rolando
Rolando
1 month ago
Reply to  GUNnibal

Makes sense. Also, maybe he’s just thinking “guns don’t work on him, maybe if I punch him or strangle him.” In any case, it does show he’s using his brain like you said.

JozMkII
JozMkII
1 month ago

Dang, Ethan’s kicking ass

Acher4
Acher4
1 month ago

With all that 30k worth of drugs, they are all going soon to be high af. lol

FireballDragon
FireballDragon
1 month ago

That trick with the cape was surprisingly clever, especially for Ethan.

Dr. Doobiedoo
Dr. Doobiedoo
1 month ago
Reply to  FireballDragon

Well, he’s always been intelligent, just not wise.

Shadowcaster
Shadowcaster
1 month ago
Reply to  Dr. Doobiedoo

Case and point: when the original Ethan created original Zeke.

Rolando
Rolando
1 month ago

I vote for a reappearance of the Sun Devils and some reference to their ancient past, in future Starcaster issues. Who’s with me?

Or maybe the Starcaster story is a famous comic book/TV show/movie saga in this fictional universe?

I know it’s kinda famous in OURS, but I meant as a bigger phenomenon.

Dan
Dan
1 month ago

So, when is Zeke going to reveal himself as the druglord kingpin he is?

Ben
Ben
1 month ago

I just realized… is he fighting the main characters from Days Gone?

Johnny
Johnny
1 month ago

Capes rules!

Edna
Edna
1 month ago
Reply to  Johnny

No Capes.

Shadowcaster
Shadowcaster
1 month ago
Reply to  Edna

The Adventures of Batman: Any quality cape should be equipped with a quick release.

Casra
Casra
1 month ago

I believe when adrenaline hits him, like real “Flight or fight” stuff, it actually engages his gamer instincts, and his brain goes into “optimal mode” for the duration of the need. Thus why he’s good in fights, and not so good in day to day life!

Pulse
Pulse
1 month ago

honestly with this ability to respawn with whatever hes wearing he would make one hell of a mule/smuggler.

Jakey
Jakey
1 month ago

This has got be zekes operation. Gonna break his heart

Verdiekus
Verdiekus
1 month ago

Ooohhhh, that’s what capes are for….

Bach
Bach
1 month ago

That 30K is also tax free. Now imagine how much the government could take from that if they’d only legalize drugs.

MRD
MRD
1 month ago

You know, at some point, you’d think the bad guys would stop killing him and just break his back. Can’t move but also can’t come back to life.

Kazuma Taichi
Kazuma Taichi
1 month ago

middle panel is absolutely the kind of quips I expect superhero’s to make

Lincoln
Lincoln
1 month ago

That goon saying “Whoa, don’t throw that, that’s worth 30K!”
Um, EXCUSE YOU, you’ve killed me TWICE now, you think I’m going to do you a FAVOUR?

Marvin
Marvin
1 month ago

Funny, bearded guy looks a bit like Ian McCollum 😀