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Console War: 1985, p2

October 18, 2019 by Tim


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Umbrella_merc
Umbrella_merc
2 years ago

Duck hunt and joy sticks, aw yeah.

John
John
2 years ago

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

Tumbleweed
Tumbleweed
1 year ago
Reply to  John

And now it can’t be unseen.

Merendel
Merendel
1 year ago
Reply to  John

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
Ron
1 year ago

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

foducool
foducool
1 year ago

ahaha the dunk hunt duck as a present XD

Taylor
Taylor
1 year ago

So are E.T cartridges basically small pox blankets?

The rAt
The rAt
1 year ago
Reply to  Taylor

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

Mordred
Mordred
1 year ago

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

Ron
Ron
1 year ago
Reply to  Mordred

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

Andhaka
Andhaka
1 year ago

Oh my God!! This is too much!! ๐Ÿ˜€

Cheers

Jakeyboy
Jakeyboy
1 year ago

Maybe a bit blatant with the joysticks there man

Gobo
1 year ago
Reply to  Tim

YUSSS!!!

James Rye
James Rye
1 year ago
Reply to  Tim

Who wouldn’t?

Tim
Tim
1 year ago
Reply to  Tim

I would have been disappointed if you *hadn’t* gone National Geographic with the joysticks ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿ‘

Axel
Axel
1 year ago
Reply to  Tim

Being 55yo, this is hilarious. “I was going to go for it.” and yes you DID !

Evilleet
Evilleet
1 year ago

This is brilliant! I am loving it! ๐Ÿ˜€

Guest
Guest
1 year ago

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

Kodiak
Kodiak
1 year ago
Reply to  Tim

Damn, you’re right. Despite causing the entire market to crash, they kept making 2600’s for years afterwards. I’m not sure if I’m impressed with that amount of stubbornness.

Tomn
Tomn
1 year ago
Reply to  Tim

From a historical perspective it could have worked, though. The natives that the North American settlers discovered were the post-apocalyptic Mad Max survivors of the Colombian plague that ripped through their existing society. Having the Atari be the few, traumatised survivors of an earlier disaster could have fit. But hey, it is where it is now.

EMMachine
EMMachine
1 year ago
Reply to  Tim

Yeah, I remember that my father bought ‘Ghostbusters’ and ‘Skate Boarding’ for Atari 2600 in a local shop, when I was young. Could have been after 1992 that it could have been remaining stock of that shop.

cpc65
cpc65
1 year ago
Reply to  Guest

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

Doc Mesa
Doc Mesa
1 year ago

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
Velvet74
1 year ago
Reply to  Doc Mesa

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
Corieu
1 year ago

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

Darlorian
Darlorian
1 year ago

No Love for the Intellivisions?

Eldest Gruff
Eldest Gruff
1 year ago
Reply to  Darlorian

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

Bernie Margolis
Bernie Margolis
1 year ago
Reply to  Eldest Gruff

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

Ron
Ron
1 year ago
Reply to  Darlorian

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
Joe
1 year ago

I really need to read how those new people were annihilated by the Extra Terrestrials somehow ๐Ÿ˜›

jeadly
1 year ago

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

TL Sheff
TL Sheff
1 year ago
Reply to  Tim

Not to start a whole past political argument or anything, but given the real world facts of what happened between the Natives and the Settlers… the settlers are all dickheads.

Steve
Steve
1 year ago
Reply to  Tim

Had you not gone that route though, that beautifully constructed sight gag of ‘blowing on the cartridge’ wouldn’t have worked…

Padraic
Padraic
1 year ago

I’m 12! That’s all I’m gonna say!

Christian Bernard-Brewster
Christian Bernard-Brewster
1 year ago
Reply to  Padraic

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
Charles Gollmar
1 year ago

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
CTown
1 year ago

I hope so, because these comics have been splattered in gore and dropping F-bombs since the beginning ๐Ÿ˜€

nelldog
nelldog
1 year ago

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

Aichon
Aichon
1 year ago

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

Tim
Tim
1 year ago
Reply to  Aichon

Good catch! I missed that on the first read.

Propellorhead
Propellorhead
1 year ago

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
Dadditude
1 year ago

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

Jacob
Jacob
1 year ago

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

Steve
Steve
1 year ago

Man…those A’tarry guys are diiiiiiiiicks…

HonoredMule
HonoredMule
1 year ago

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. ๐Ÿ™‚

Ben
Ben
1 year ago

Tim, you’re going to get angry letters…

Casi
Casi
1 year ago
Reply to  Tim

Tim how dare you put such filth in your comic! (diatribe so convoluted and full of misspelled profanities about you, your mom, and your grandmother, that its impossible to understand)

Honestly this is a great comic. Can’t wait to see what happens when the Master System shows up in this history. If the 8-bit generation is the age of wooden consoles, and iron men, would that make the 16-bit generation the turn of the century? (Industrial revolution into WW1?)

The rAt
The rAt
1 year ago
Reply to  Tim

Careful, Tim! Donโ€™t taunt the angry consumers – they might invoke (shudder)… the BBB.

Heh, I still get a kick out of the one you did back in V1.0 where Ethan is setting up his store for the first time and puts up a plaque addressing what he thinks about โ€œthe Customer is always right philosophy.โ€ Makes me smile.

smittycr22
smittycr22
1 year ago

Well played sir! Well played!

Jakk Frost
Jakk Frost
1 year ago

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

David
David
1 year ago

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
Tyler Robinson
1 year ago

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

Ciro
Ciro
1 year ago

it’s been quite a while since I posted this but: ROFLMFAO! caught me completely off guard with that one. ๐Ÿ˜€

Charlie
Charlie
1 year ago

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

Velvet74
Velvet74
1 year ago
Reply to  Charlie

I kinda wanna see pics

Charlie
Charlie
1 year ago
Reply to  Velvet74

Emphasis on the word “kinda”.

Him.
Him.
1 year ago

Is that a Galaga spear?

A Halo Tryhard
A Halo Tryhard
1 year ago

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 ๐Ÿ˜›

GUNnibal
GUNnibal
1 year ago

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

Alex
Alex
1 year ago

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

Chrystal
Chrystal
1 year ago

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
Nobody
1 year ago
Reply to  Chrystal

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
Marc
1 year ago

Great timing for this, didnโ€™t realize the NES was released in US Oct 18, 1985. (According to Wikipedia)

Rastus Pants
Rastus Pants
1 year ago

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
PankaLawn
1 year ago

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

Dr. Cynic
Dr. Cynic
1 year ago

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

Eldest Gruff
Eldest Gruff
1 year ago
Reply to  Dr. Cynic

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
Chazz
1 year ago

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
Jared
1 year ago

Wow! They’re getting along so well! I can only believe that they are going to be best friends at the end of this. ๐Ÿ˜€

James Griffen
James Griffen
1 year ago

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