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Downtime, p11

February 19, 2024 by Tim


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Gonfrask
Gonfrask
2 months ago

So, you both probably already know each other…

Bwauder
Bwauder
2 months ago

Not exactly the enemy, but not someone you want to find too much about you when you’re an unregistered ( or are they? they worked closely with the police for the last capture) superhero.

Ciriunz
Ciriunz
1 month ago
Reply to  Bwauder

Aren’t they registered tho?

Mike
Mike
1 month ago
Reply to  Ciriunz

No. If they were, they’d have no need to run a small business.

ReyMonoArdilla
ReyMonoArdilla
1 month ago
Reply to  Ciriunz

When they met Captain Prime, she mentioned vigilante laws (which I’m assuming work similarly to real-life Good Samaritan laws) that will protect them up to a certain degree of collateral damage (or wanton murder, in Deathblood’s case).

The registered superheroes seem to be assigned duties directly by the government.

hwertz
hwertz
1 month ago
Reply to  ReyMonoArdilla

I don’t know about that. Good Samaritan laws tend to be there to protect the Good Samaritan from liability. For instance, if you pushed someone out of the way of a speeding bus, but the person you pushed took a tumble and twisted or broke an ankle, they can’t be an asshole about it and sue the person who saved their life for the ankle injury. Vigilantes (outside action and superhero movies) are usually viewed as rogues taking the law into their own hands. Vigilante laws tend to instead be negative; either explicit legal penalties or at least removing legal… Read more »

Last edited 1 month ago by hwertz
Foxhood
Foxhood
1 month ago
Reply to  Ciriunz

Eugene specifically wielded their status as Unregistered heroes as blackmail. Threatening to leak such information to the authorities and certain supervillains who like to experiment on unregistered heroes. Essentially destroying any chance to a regular life with some vigilantism.

ears
ears
2 months ago

The guy’s face looked familiar. Pretty sure that officer was already on some old page

Lily
Lily
2 months ago

Should of known with that mustache.

MH Veteran
MH Veteran
2 months ago
Reply to  Lily

Also that strongly defined ‘superhero’ jawline.

Victor
Victor
2 months ago
Reply to  Lily

Colloquially known as Copstash

Hans
Hans
1 month ago
Reply to  Lily

Should have*

Derfman
Derfman
1 month ago
Reply to  Hans

Should’ve is actually more correct.

Jaysburn
Jaysburn
1 month ago
Reply to  Derfman

Should’ve is a contraction of “should have,” so no, it’s not more correct.

Techbender
Techbender
1 month ago
Reply to  Derfman

“Ah I shouldn’t’ve said that”

CTOWNS
CTOWNS
1 month ago
Reply to  Hans

*You*ere

Richard II Weatherfield
Richard II Weatherfield
1 month ago
Reply to  Lily

I’m gonna be that guy for a second:

Should HAVE, not should OF.

Steve
Steve
1 month ago

I did some searching… don’t think we’ve seen him before. I suppose “don’t date law enforcement when you’re an unregistered superhero” is good advice, although I thought he usually held his cool better than this. Seems more like an Ethan reaction to me!

Esc
Esc
1 month ago
Reply to  Steve

I think “don’t date law enforcement” is generally good advice. Highest rate of domestic violence by profession.

leduk
leduk
1 month ago
Reply to  Esc

and they own a gun, which is always more dangerous when domestic violence is involved.

Andrew
Andrew
1 month ago

The cop didn’t seem to be reacting normally. I mean, when someone reacts the way Lucas did, they are with would show reflexive concern at least… not ‘slightly more open eyes’, that is the reaction of someone who just confirmed something

But it is
But it is
1 month ago
Reply to  Andrew

he’s got a cool cop chill attitude.

Giggity Goo
Giggity Goo
1 month ago
Reply to  Andrew

Honestly – as a cop I’m sure he’s gotten that reaction before. Probably disappointingly unsurprising and one of those “Whelp. Judging by your reaction, this isn’t going anywhere. Have a nice night.”

Esc
Esc
1 month ago
Reply to  Andrew

Give the dude one more panel to react.

Risky
Risky
1 month ago
Reply to  Andrew

His eyes doubled in size, leaving the whites visible on all sides. Plus he’s clearly reaching for his gun.

James Kite
James Kite
1 month ago
Reply to  Risky

No acorns in sight, I don’t think we need to worry about his gun…though he may yell “I’m hit” soon enough.

Robert 'CockRoach' Archer
Robert 'CockRoach' Archer
1 month ago

Could this be Deathblood?

Stef
Stef
1 month ago

What’s opd?

Dan
Dan
1 month ago
Reply to  Stef

Yeah you know me!

Benjie
Benjie
1 month ago
Reply to  Stef

Omnitropolis Police Department, I assume..

GeorgeV
GeorgeV
1 month ago
Reply to  Stef

Omnitropolis Police Department (I assume), same as NYPD for New York and GCPD for Gotham City police.

Bryan
Bryan
1 month ago

Smooth move Slick. And I thought Ethan was the bumbling one. 😉

foducool
foducool
1 month ago

“am I in trouble?”

Giggity Goo
Giggity Goo
1 month ago

Gonna be fun to see him and Ethan get into “Which is the worse idea – dating a cop, or dating a reporter?”

Here’s hoping that Ben and Lilah end up actually being brother and sister as well. Or at least roommates…

Steve
Steve
1 month ago
Reply to  Giggity Goo

Lilah has a different roommate, we met her in the bit when Lilah was chasing the story on Captain Prime vs. Dr Eldritch and she got slimed on the roof for her troubles.

playing it safe
playing it safe
1 month ago

In hindsight, he does look like a cop…But I really did not see that coming. Fantastic storytelling.

Shona-SoF
Shona-SoF
1 month ago

Neither did Lucas.

HomerJ
HomerJ
1 month ago

Well duh, had to be police officer or firefighter with that stache.

Eodyne
Eodyne
1 month ago
Reply to  HomerJ

Well there’s one other possible profession with a stache like that…

Chris
Chris
1 month ago

I hope for Lucas’s sake there are no acorn-dropping trees outside when they go to leave.

Dagroth
Dagroth
1 month ago
Reply to  Chris

Why? 😮

Quilla
Quilla
1 month ago

ACAB though. Run away Lucas, there might be an acorn around

leduk
leduk
1 month ago
Reply to  Quilla

Yup. Dont trust the police, they’re officially NOT here to help you.

KillerDragon989
KillerDragon989
1 month ago

Thus the plot thickens! Lol