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Looking, p7

January 19, 2022 by Tim


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Dodgy
Dodgy
10 months ago

Ethan 1.0 : *builds extremely sophisticated automaton*

Ethan 2.0 : *should probably ask Scott’s help*

On a side note, got a feeling that this may arc may somehow lead to the still active kill switch being revealed to ZK.

Scrysis
Scrysis
10 months ago
Reply to  Dodgy

It makes me sad because I really don’t want Zeke to become a villain again.

Jacob
Jacob
10 months ago
Reply to  Scrysis

I suspect it’ll be an anti-hero progression (I’m thinking Spike from Buffy), where the call to violence will be tempered by newfound moral growth.

And without a challenge, how are we to convey that the character has actually grown, rather than just the absence of opportunity to murderbot?

Taeles
Taeles
10 months ago
Reply to  Dodgy

Agreed, now that the obligatory ‘silly attempt’ has been accomplished Ethan is gonna dig in to properly fix ZK and in the process stumble across the kill switch. However I think he’ll remove it and show it to ZK and they’ll conclude its a left over from his former master and both ZK will open up to Ethan for helping him. Neither will realize who put it in there really, likely until some later point in a much later comic at which point then we’ll have ‘zeke gets splashed with water and goes evil 2.0’, Lucas will freak when the… Read more »

Terminator Eye Surgery
Terminator Eye Surgery
10 months ago

F(beep) you, asshole!

Back to red eyes. Or large sunglasses

Dom
Dom
10 months ago

Eh, personally I love the masks Zeke from the first universe wore. The black guy with glowing green pupils and the Blargh guy shit gets me. XD

foducool
foducool
10 months ago

good as new XD

R77
R77
10 months ago

This should have started with:
“Trust me I know what I am doing… ”

But that would be a callback to the 80s, so perhaps not for most here.

Andrew
Andrew
10 months ago
Reply to  R77

Or to quote those three car guys.

“How hard can it be?”.

Jonathan
Jonathan
10 months ago
Reply to  R77

I get the Sledge Hammer reference, being a child of the 80s, and appreciate it.

“Guns don’t kill people. Bullets kill people.”

Rolando
Rolando
10 months ago
Reply to  R77

Oh yes, lovely reference. That show was ahead of its time. Recently learned about the ending, and that it was written by a 15yo. Wonderful.

Too old for many here, but pop culture is a huge part of our geekdoms. And Sledge Hammer is a timeless classic. Or should be.

Last edited 10 months ago by Rolando
Rolan7
Rolan7
10 months ago

Trying to hurt the artist as well!

Netty
Netty
10 months ago

I WAS on the “don’t let Zeke vent his frustrations on Ethan” side of things right up until that last panel.

HappyWyvern
HappyWyvern
10 months ago

Nailed. It.

Hermandw
Hermandw
10 months ago
Reply to  HappyWyvern

😜 Indeed! We probably watch the same show.

FITCamaro
FITCamaro
10 months ago
Reply to  HappyWyvern

Exactly what I was thinking in my head.

And I love that show. Have nearly gotten bronchitis from watching it.

Last edited 10 months ago by FITCamaro
7eggert
7eggert
10 months ago
Reply to  HappyWyvern

*taped

no thanks nintendo
no thanks nintendo
10 months ago

bart throws out cake that says “at least you tried” dot gif

Giuliano Marques
Giuliano Marques
10 months ago

I think the murder option is now justified…

Bwauder
Bwauder
10 months ago

The instant he pulled out the playdough (or whatever equivalent it is) should have been the “hold on, lets call someone more mechanically minded” moment.

7eggert
7eggert
10 months ago

Arr

But the lens is fixed for now.

atlachan
atlachan
10 months ago

Zeke’s eyes are blue… so they are not angry?

GeorgeV
GeorgeV
10 months ago
Reply to  atlachan

His anger is currently overridden by his crushing disappointment.

Chris
Chris
10 months ago

Not how I thought this would go I figured they would come up and say that made him e was a ruler of his people that would fight for his people and not hide behind them when there was a war and then of course have Ethan find him a new complete face mask for when he wants to look extra friendly and then have that one for what he wants to look strong and menacing

HenchmanTwenty1
HenchmanTwenty1
10 months ago

Ooh, try and make it look like a monocle. He’d probably like that!

Halosty
Halosty
10 months ago

I notice the eyes aren’t actually red though. I think he’s realized Ethan is just an idiot.

Muppet
Muppet
10 months ago
Reply to  Halosty

I’m kinda hoping that was actually a coloring mistake

eyeball
eyeball
10 months ago
Reply to  Muppet

You didn’t notice Zeke’s eyes getting progressively bluer each panel of the last strip?

Mr_Meng
Mr_Meng
10 months ago

Well…at least he tried.

Lily
Lily
10 months ago

I feel like just giving him an eye patch would be better. He could say he is a pirate.

Michael
Michael
10 months ago
Reply to  Lily

Better yet: use a bra as an eye-patch as a Questionable Content reference.

Alexander
Alexander
10 months ago

I know that there’s a current arc with Z.K to make them more human, but what about Embla? I’ve been wondering what her place in the story would be, although she’d probably be a villain.

Vedrit
Vedrit
10 months ago


All in favour of ZK having a monocle as his right lens? Aye

Dood
Dood
10 months ago
Reply to  Vedrit

Or an eyepatch say Arrrrrr

Whatever
Whatever
10 months ago
Reply to  Vedrit


No.