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Console War: 1985, p2

October 18, 2019 by Tim


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Umbrella_merc
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Umbrella_merc

Duck hunt and joy sticks, aw yeah.

John
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John

Well, Did not expect to see that tonight. Clever use of text boxes to cover up “details” .

Tumbleweed
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Tumbleweed

And now it can’t be unseen.

Merendel
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Merendel

actualy not sure. That one being covered by the text box is a different one than the 2 we see in pannel 3 and could be wearing a loincloth like the one behind him. The lady A’tarry appears to be standing in a bush as well as haveing the strategically placed basked of cartriges to cover her… interface.
That said ya the punchline made me LOL.

Ron
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Ron

Where are the paddle controllers? Will they be featured on the female A’tarry?

foducool
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foducool

ahaha the dunk hunt duck as a present XD

Taylor
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Taylor

So are E.T cartridges basically small pox blankets?

The rAt
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The rAt

Clever and dark on both a history *and* an Atari level; well done.

Mordred
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Mordred

I’ll never look at an Atari controller the same way, again…

Ron
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Ron

It took you until now to see them like that? Oh, my sweet summer child.

Andhaka
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Andhaka

Oh my God!! This is too much!! πŸ˜€

Cheers

Jakeyboy
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Jakeyboy

Maybe a bit blatant with the joysticks there man

Evilleet
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Evilleet

This is brilliant! I am loving it! πŸ˜€

Guest
Guest
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If it was more true to life, ‘Consolia’ would be a burnt out husk and the ‘A’tarry’ long dead.

cpc65
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cpc65

Hey, they are still around, after a fashion, and Blade Runner predicted it!

Doc Mesa
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Doc Mesa

Ahhhh. I never had a Nes, Master System or Atari. My home console was the legendary Amstrad GX4000, with games like Plotting, Fire and Forget II and Switchblade.

Velvet74
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Velvet74

I too was denied an Atari, we had Intellivision.
Still have it, still works, had to have it serviced in the early 90’s. I went out on a limb and called the 1 800 number on a sticker on the bottom. They answered, it was a common issue, shipped it to them and they repaired and shipped it back at no cost.

Corieu
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Corieu

that joke had to be done, was expecting it just like that

Darlorian
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Darlorian

No Love for the Intellivisions?

Eldest Gruff
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Eldest Gruff

Consolia is a big land. Then again, Atari did sort of dominate the second generation.

Bernie Margolis
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Bernie Margolis

I’m sure we’ll see the Intellivisions, the Colecovisions, and possibly even the Coleco Adam.

Ron
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Ron

I wondered about how they’d be portrayed…

Perhaps a Canadian (in South Park fashion) equivalent of the A’tarry?
Perhaps as animals the A’tarry use for various purposes, and they swap out the game inserts to give them different abilities?
Perhaps as some sort of nomadic troupe of entertainers that change outfits for each show?

Joe
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Joe

I really need to read how those new people were annihilated by the Extra Terrestrials somehow πŸ˜›

jeadly
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But if his controller is his junk.. and that guy’s controller is his face… then that means… his FACE is his junk?

Padraic
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Padraic

I’m 12! That’s all I’m gonna say!

Christian Bernard-Brewster
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Christian Bernard-Brewster

Well let me be the first to inform you that nudity and the naked body is nothing to be ashamed of. While our Western society has made it taboo and even indecent for nudity to be shown anywhere except in sexual pornographic circumstances it allows gratuitous violence and gore to be shown. This is as a result of religion (specifically Christianity) interposing its ideals of decency. I for one would much rather see a dong here and there rather than the dismembered corpses of fallen comrades but you are old enough to make up your mind on what is worse.

Charles Gollmar
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Charles Gollmar

Of course, he may have just been pointing out that nearly every single aspect of this current series stopped being relevant two decades before he was even born.

CTown
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CTown

I hope so, because these comics have been splattered in gore and dropping F-bombs since the beginning πŸ˜€

nelldog
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nelldog

You missed a trick having the fire button on the bottom. Nothing like working the button while handling the joystick…

Aichon
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Aichon

I’m surprised no one else has mentioned your rather clever way of slipping the Atari logo in via the spearhead. Nice touch!

Tim
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Tim

Good catch! I missed that on the first read.

Propellorhead
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Propellorhead

Just promise me when you get to the 16-bit era you’ll find a way to have a Metroplex-style SNES doing battle with a Genesis which just so happens to resemble Trypticon

Dadditude
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Dadditude

I’ve always enjoyed the Console Wars series, and this retro version even more so. Looking forward to the Genesisians.

Jacob
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Jacob

Excellent use of text box in panel 2 for the “reveal” in #3

Steve
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Steve

Man…those A’tarry guys are diiiiiiiiicks…

HonoredMule
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HonoredMule

There is a special place in my heart for the long-running comics that still regularly use their medium to make jokes, and today you did not disappoint. πŸ™‚

Ben
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Ben

Tim, you’re going to get angry letters…

smittycr22
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smittycr22

Well played sir! Well played!

Jakk Frost
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Jakk Frost

Welp, that answers my question about the Atari, lol. Any predictions on Colecovision or Intellivision?

David
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David

When, in the future, our children ask us “when did cad comics become NSFW papa?”, “Console war 1985, part 2” my son, “Console war 1985, part 2”

Tyler Robinson
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Tyler Robinson

I’ve been enjoying this comic for years, but this one actually had me busting a gut. Pretty rare for me.

Ciro
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Ciro

it’s been quite a while since I posted this but: ROFLMFAO! caught me completely off guard with that one. πŸ˜€

Charlie
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Charlie

Well, I know what I’m gonna be for halloween.

Velvet74
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Velvet74

I kinda wanna see pics

Charlie
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Charlie

Emphasis on the word “kinda”.

Him.
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Him.

Is that a Galaga spear?

A Halo Tryhard
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A Halo Tryhard

Holy Crap, a new Console Wars storyline. **repeated fist-pumping**

Wait, I just noticed the joystick thing. SOMEONE’s got quite a taste for tongue-in-cheek πŸ˜›

GUNnibal
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GUNnibal

Not gonna lie, I’m looking forward to A’tarry Jaguar’s appearance in this

Alex
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Alex

I wonder who of the colonist will die first, we will finally get some context to this war after 10 years.

Chrystal
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Chrystal

Sorry to be dumb, but I never had a game console as a kid – the settlers are the Nintendo NES?
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I take it they have weird orange single-shot guns?

Nobody
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Nobody

1985 so 2 tone gray gun. Shortly after the launch they changed the gun to orange because of laws prohibiting the sale of realistic toy guns.

Marc
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Marc

Great timing for this, didn’t realize the NES was released in US Oct 18, 1985. (According to Wikipedia)

Rastus Pants
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Rastus Pants

Getting quality mileage out of the old “joystick” gag, I honestly didn’t think that was still possible. Kudos.

Sets up for something thoroughly x-rated between Atari and Amiga in the era of the Competition Pro joystick… a whole generation of kids grew up frantically waggling that bulbous red knob on their lap.

PankaLawn
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PankaLawn

I love your console wars series, it’s great. This one made me laugh so hard. Thank you.

Dr. Cynic
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Dr. Cynic

And now Atari is coming out with a new console in December. What a strange world we live in.

Eldest Gruff
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Eldest Gruff

Uh, no. Different Atari. They bought the name and the rights and all, but it’s really just Infogrames.

It’s like, if your lame buddy Chuck from down the street invited you over to his powwow, where he’s going to wear a real authentic headdress and dance and sing, and everyone will watch Pocahontas later, but Chuck’s really some sixth-generation caucasian guy from Accounting and all he really wants you over for is to sell you some timeshares.

Chazz
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Chazz

Just a quick note from an editor geek – the word is “fraught” in panel 1. But apart from that one touch of OCD, ’tis one heck of a good strip. Blast from the past and all that…

Jared
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Jared

Wow! They’re getting along so well! I can only believe that they are going to be best friends at the end of this. πŸ˜€

James Griffen
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James Griffen

I love they call this land consolia. It reminds me of the story of how canada got its name.