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Drop In, p4

October 26, 2020 by Tim


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Me-me
Me-me
1 year ago

I know this isn’t where the comic is going to go, but this is the point where in their situation, I would call in help from other supers.

mousio
mousio
1 year ago
Reply to  Me-me

or a certain reporter lady 😉

Anon A Mouse
Anon A Mouse
11 months ago
Reply to  Me-me

I can think of a few reasons they wouldn’t. Like Eugene mentioned, they are unregistered so registered supers are probably less likely to want to get involved in their “indie drama” to use a term. It’s entirely possible they could find a sympathetic registered or independent hero like them but there is likely an unspoken reason that doesn’t happen more often already.

Eldest Gruff
11 months ago
Reply to  Anon A Mouse

Not to mention that Gene’s already demonstrated twice that he’s the type of guy to try to prevent catastrophe by blackmail. The first time, he used a failsafe; I’d imagine that he’d do the same here: set things up so that IF he was suddenly and without warning incapacitated, word would get out.

wnstnchng
wnstnchng
11 months ago
Reply to  Me-me

Zeke to the rescue!

Nono
Nono
11 months ago
Reply to  Me-me

Honey, WHERE’S MY SUPERSUIT?

foducool
foducool
1 year ago

ARROW CHOP!!

John Swift
John Swift
1 year ago

Tv wasnt a bomb? Suprising if he would hold off on this, guess he hopes it will make them abandon their persuit. Could work.

CTOWN
CTOWN
11 months ago
Reply to  John Swift

This villain does not appear to have a particular interest in harming people without a solid reason. Remember, he has previously explained that he’s actually a tech-hater. IMO it seems perfectly in line with his character to forgo extreme violence against someone when blackmail is a viable (easier and less counter to his motives) option.

toughluck
toughluck
1 year ago

Okay, so now it’s personal.
Only the villain is the one holding all the cards.

no thanks nintendo
no thanks nintendo
1 year ago

Lucas must not be much of a retro gamer to destroy a perfectly good CRT.

GreenHaro
GreenHaro
1 year ago

I don’t get it. They know Eugene’s identity as well, but they didn’t play that card too??

Robert Loughrey
Robert Loughrey
11 months ago
Reply to  Tim

I would assume because they aren’t registered they are considered villains as well at least in the technical eyes of the law. Yeah its the sort of villainy that the police aren’t going to care about, unless say you drop someone off a roof. Then its manslaughter. If they were not in that situation they could just call in a police report about Eugene breaking into Lucas’ house to kill him and show the lesser robots as proof. That doesn’t make for much of a story though so I appreciate why you are going this way.

Oh Snap
Oh Snap
11 months ago

Its sort of like a Batman scenario I think, like yeah they’re heros but being unregistered makes them more like vigilantes which is illegal. Clearly they just need to get their very own Jim Gordon and/or a couple billion bucks.

James Rye
James Rye
1 year ago

The Surgeon sounds interesting, can’t wait to see that guy appear in the story trying to cut Ethan apart to get behind his respawn secret.

Anon A Mouse
Anon A Mouse
11 months ago
Reply to  James Rye

Ethan already proved with his blood drive scheme that he can go through a significant amount of physical duress before his respawn kicks in. I’d be more worried about The Surgeon not being concerned with the “secret” and just wanting to “experiment”.

Ray
Ray
1 year ago

So did he publish their identities (and see their faces, as per the previous strip), or was it just a threat?

Logan
Logan
11 months ago
Reply to  Ray

They *just* got done with the conversation where he made the threat! They didn’t stand there, waiting, for the past few days that *we* waited for a new page. O_o. He just got sidetracked with his “got your attention now” bit, and likely forgot.

CTOWN
CTOWN
11 months ago
Reply to  Tim

Hey, its unusual for you to directly explain something like that XD

Brian
Brian
11 months ago

It’s rather interesting…

The Master of the Red Ring could end Lucas and Ethan as a threat whenever he wants to by exposing them. At the very least they’d be tangled up in all the stuff he just mentioned *and* probably legal actions brought on them due to being unregistered super heroes.

I can’t help but feel there’s a reason that The Master isn’t just doing that, and I don’t think it’s just for comic-style villainy.

Radar
Radar
11 months ago
Reply to  Brian

As soon as Eugene exposes Lucas and Ethan, he exposes himself (or at least frees Lucas and Ethan to expose him) and has the registered superheroes to contend with. This way, he neuters Lucas and Ethan while continuing to evil beneath the radar himself.

Eldest Gruff
11 months ago
Reply to  Radar

Honestly, the fact that Lucas called him “Eugene” might’ve been what saved their bacon here. Until then, he thought he had them at an advantage, and the original idea of “I want to see your reaction as I reveal your names” made sense.

CTOWN
CTOWN
11 months ago
Reply to  Brian

Well, he has explained his motives before, and hurting/killing people and heroes doesn’t really appear to be a part of his agenda.

GamerLEN
GamerLEN
11 months ago

Given that Lucas is gay in this continuity, I’d imagine he has some serious issues with people who want to ‘out’ others in any way, shape, or form.

Eldest Gruff
11 months ago

Come on, Lucas, don’t be wrecking people’s stuff. Now he’s going to need to time-travel back to 1998 to get another TV.

Vedrit
Vedrit
11 months ago

WAIT A SECOND.
ARE YOU KIDDING RIGHT NOW?
IS THIS FOR REAL?
Jeeze, I thought this was all WAY behind us but, NOPE. APPARENTLY NOT!

I thought CRTs were extinct.

Mr_Meng
Mr_Meng
11 months ago

Something tells me The Surgeon would just love to get his hands on Ethan. All the experimentation they could want with no need for more test subjects.

Robert Loughrey
Robert Loughrey
11 months ago
Reply to  Mr_Meng

Except if he dies he respawns elsewhere. Gotta have a big cage.

LemonSqueezy
LemonSqueezy
11 months ago

dude, that’s some heavy stuff. He gets to choose A) giving up his identity and normal life, which is what he’s protecting for himself and everyone else. B) Giving up the superstuff, and thusly becoming an impotent who can’t help people anymore c) letting Zeek go murderbot on the other guy which is against his principals D) getting the only other super he knows involved, which is a kid E) asking Scott to go total cyber demon, again principals F) registering and asking to keep his privacy, IE becoming a pet.

that’s some BRUTAL

Tim
Tim
11 months ago

Ok, I’ll ask. Where did Eugene even FIND a CRT display? I don’t even think thrift stores have them, anymore. I work in a computer shop, word is Goodwill won’t even take them unless they’re being paired with a PC to bundle for sale.

Villains with access to CRTs bothers me WAAAAY more than it should XD

Oh Snap
Oh Snap
11 months ago
Reply to  Tim

Dont you still have your old TV set(s) from 1995? I mean how else do you watch your Saved by the Bell VHS tapes?

Logan
Logan
11 months ago
Reply to  Tim

*eyes the half dozen that have been hoarded away in spare rooms (from being too lazy to take them somewhere, and their size)*

Marlin
Marlin
11 months ago

“The Surgeon.” That, dear children, is what we call “foreshadowing.”