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The Starcaster Chronicles 08.18

March 4, 2021 by Tim


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Shadowfyst997
8 months ago

Does the newsperson have a beard? Or is that like, a chinstrap device of some kind?

Alex
Alex
8 months ago
Reply to  Shadowfyst997

Asked myself the same thing at first glance, at closer inspection it looks more like some sort of bionics.

Shame, I thought Tim might finally have joined the woke brigade /sarcasm

Michael
Michael
8 months ago
Reply to  Alex

No-woke: bearded women need more love.

Jitchell
Jitchell
8 months ago
Reply to  Shadowfyst997

Looks like a cybernetic jaw of some description ๐Ÿ™‚

Ben
Ben
8 months ago
Reply to  Jitchell

Not just jaw, looks wrapped around her face

Chevron
Chevron
8 months ago
Reply to  Shadowfyst997

Looks like they might be part machine, maybe a cyborg?

Xyon
8 months ago
Reply to  Shadowfyst997

It’s not a neckbeard, it’s a heatsink!

Benjamin Smith
Benjamin Smith
8 months ago
Reply to  Shadowfyst997

I thought that too at first, but on closer inspection it’s got what looks seams and screws. Looks like a bionic lower jaw.

Hunter
Hunter
8 months ago

And the results are in, newscast on the declaration of war has won out over bounties on the main characters.

Those that bet on the war may now collect their winnings at the booth.

๐Ÿ˜›

GUNnibal
GUNnibal
8 months ago
Reply to  Hunter

The booth is available on Thanitross III, please be mindful of burning rubble and/or explosive death.

Timothy
Timothy
8 months ago
Reply to  GUNnibal

Well shit, can I just get my wager back then? I donโ€™t feel like crawling over more dead bodies today

Hunter
Hunter
8 months ago
Reply to  Timothy

No Refunds!

Kenju
Kenju
8 months ago
Reply to  Hunter

Should have used the name ‘Marcus’ if you were going to say that ๐Ÿ˜›

GUNnibal
GUNnibal
8 months ago
Reply to  Timothy

Why, certainly! Please find our refund center readily available on Ona VI (right under the slightly decrepit Aug temple, please don’t trip over the piles of corpses).

Last edited 8 months ago by GUNnibal
Cragfast
Cragfast
8 months ago
Reply to  GUNnibal

Might still be worth the trip. I heard there’s a case Xorium bars to be claimed! Wonder what the scavs here pay for Xorium? Four creds a jouk? Maybe bringing him the Mesocron would get you into double figures.

Kaitensatsuma
Kaitensatsuma
8 months ago
Reply to  Hunter

To be fair it seems to be a declaration of war that will rapidly turn into Wanted Posters once someone does some basic ballistics and finds the direction the Beam Shot came from

Marcus
Marcus
8 months ago

Ops.. Maybe Nyra should have taught him to aim something with like infinite range..

Gilly
Gilly
8 months ago
Reply to  Marcus

This is my thought too, that it was Cort not the Dragolax. I cannot tell if it is from the first or second fore though.

I wonder if it is a lie and the planet is fine, but just a made up name or real to cover for the ships destroyed on Odesses.

Cragfast
Cragfast
8 months ago
Reply to  Marcus

What are you talking about? The newscast is about the Dranglaex razing Thanitross III. Of course, we all know that it was just to kill Severic for failing to recover the Starcaster, but to everyone else it looks like a totally random attack.

Charles
Charles
8 months ago
Reply to  Marcus

This took place at the end of the last installment. Somebody who was working for them lived on Thandros III and the Dranglaex showed up and blasted the planet. Decided not to use the starcaster because they didn’t want it to be that quick and painless.

Leon
Leon
8 months ago

You know, I thought the Dranglaex were just a bunch of fig-eating, grape-sucking hooligans. But, if they can destroy planets, I know better than to call them ‘fig-eating’……….

Alno
Alno
8 months ago
Reply to  Leon

Yeah, calling people the f-word seems a bit much anyway.

Leon
Leon
8 months ago
Reply to  Alno

……….hooligan?

chargersfan
chargersfan
8 months ago

If they didn’t completely raze the planet, it is possible, but unlikely, that Severic survived.

Imagine him showing up as a head attached to a robot body 15 issues from now, out for revenge against Cort!

Kaitensatsuma
Kaitensatsuma
8 months ago

WHOOPS

Benjamin Smith
Benjamin Smith
8 months ago

Somebody remind me of something: Did the Drang’Laex actually attack, or is the Federation covering up the destruction caused by the Starcaster with a pro-war propaganda story?

Michael
Michael
8 months ago
Reply to  Benjamin Smith

As Cragfast pointed out above, we saw the moment preceding this war-crime at the end of chapter 7.

Jay
Jay
8 months ago
Reply to  Benjamin Smith

They’re reporting on the attack that was made in issue 07.23, released last year in May. The Drangโ€™Laex destroyed the planet through orbital bombardment in response to a “partner” failing to claim Cort’s Starcaster.

Hunter
Hunter
8 months ago
Reply to  Benjamin Smith

I think maybe you should go back and read the previous issues. No planet was destroyed by a starcaster in the story. The Dranglaex attacked a planet

Esc
Esc
8 months ago

“Sunfuckers” is hilarious and pretty good worldbuilding.

Bakhtosh
Bakhtosh
8 months ago
Reply to  Esc

A word that works well in print – less so when spoken.

Crestlinger
Crestlinger
8 months ago

Yep when ‘somewhere’ is a wretched hive of scum and villainy, ‘nowhere’ starts looking pretty good.

Merendel
Merendel
8 months ago
Reply to  Crestlinger

Its more when the intergalactic cold war suddenly becomes a shooting war being in the middle of nowhere, far from any place the waring parties are interested in is an excellent idea. Its an even better idea if your the priority target #1 of both sides as you dont want to be anywhere they can find you.

Ben
Ben
8 months ago

Interstellar chaos

Prepare for price gouging and make it double

Him.
Him.
8 months ago

This is a very well versed angry guy for knowing the history of the Dragnalex-Federation Cold War and merely having difficulty pronouncing the site of the most recent Dragnalex attack.

Dean
Dean
8 months ago

Just an observation, but I’ve returned after not reading for a while and I can’t read the comic or click back on the comic as the adverts are covering up the page….it’s like a 90’s laptop spam page from all the adverts dude ๐Ÿ™‚

Merendel
Merendel
8 months ago
Reply to  Tim

I can sort of see what he means on mobile. Using chrome on an android device (moto G7 but its nearly stock android) if I start in portrait mode and switch to landscape the lower add (video one) gets misaligned and covers the lower right of the comic. Not sure why I’d want to read the comic in landscape but I guess it could be an issue for someone. I also note the banner at the top is not scaling in portrait well. it looks like its trying to be twice the width of the comic and just disappears off… Read more »