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The Starcaster Chronicles, 10.01

July 21, 2022 by Tim


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Mael
Mael
4 months ago

yup, definitely the right anonymous brown rock

Stef
Stef
4 months ago

sunspit?

BakaGrappler
BakaGrappler
4 months ago
Reply to  Stef

It’s a refreshing sports drink of the future. The advertisement tagline is, “SUNSPIT! PUT IT IN YOUR MOUTH!”

SetsChaos
SetsChaos
4 months ago
Reply to  BakaGrappler

Sunspit’s got what xenomorphs crave.

Rosalie
Rosalie
4 months ago
Reply to  SetsChaos

It’s got protons!

Kaitensatsuma
Kaitensatsuma
4 months ago
Reply to  BakaGrappler

Wait till you hear about our NEW product the Spit-ball!

Vukodlak
Vukodlak
4 months ago
Reply to  Stef

The galatic version of an F-bomb. The fact the starcaster is spitting out solar energy just makes it a pun.

Jake Diack
Jake Diack
4 months ago

A part of me wishes he’d done some damage to the ship after all the effort he went to to repair it!

Frogspoison
Frogspoison
4 months ago

While it may look like a “near-miss”, keep in mind this is space and chances are that beam was extremely far away and simply gargantuan.

John Swift
John Swift
4 months ago
Reply to  Frogspoison

True but that adds the question, how hard must it have been for the Dranlexx leader to aim the arcing attack he used last issue? those ships would have been quite small to his eyes, even assuming he has guidance systems in his helm helping aim it would be hard to aim that.

CyberJarl
CyberJarl
4 months ago
Reply to  John Swift

Probably not as hard as bullseying womp rats with a T-16 ๐Ÿ˜€

7eggert
7eggert
4 months ago
Reply to  Frogspoison

Gargantuan beams don’t need extremely precise aim. Adjust by a beam diameter and you got it.

Andrew
Andrew
4 months ago
Reply to  Frogspoison

Actually, it was a “near-hit”. If they nearly missed, they would have hit.

Erik B
Erik B
4 months ago
Reply to  Yup

Given this article, Andrew is still correct. A near miss is a “miss that was near enough to still cause damage”. The Aphelion appears to have evaded unscathed, not fulfilling the requirement of “still causing damage” of a near miss.

So it’s still a near hit ๐Ÿ™‚

JozMk.II
JozMk.II
4 months ago
Reply to  Yup

Even the FAA and air traffic control uses the term โ€˜near-missโ€™

The Legacy
The Legacy
4 months ago
Reply to  Yup

IIRC it’s shorthand for “Nearly Missed Getting Hit.”

Stef
Stef
4 months ago
Reply to  Yup

interesting read

Merlian
Merlian
4 months ago

The question is though… is that coming FROM the rock or TO the rock…

John Swift
John Swift
4 months ago

Man, that woulda been a terrible welcome. I doubt they would even realize down on the planet either.

Freddie
Freddie
4 months ago

Found ’em.

Drew
Drew
4 months ago

Curiosity question. The pilot (Speck?) has acid touch. How does he interact with the ships controls?

Savedbythezsh
Savedbythezsh
4 months ago
Reply to  Drew

He’s in his exosuit thing that’s specially designed to be resistant to his acid touch

Winston
Winston
4 months ago
Reply to  Drew

The middle panel shows he’s got gloves on.

chargersfan
chargersfan
4 months ago
Reply to  Drew

His exosuit and gloves are made of a metal called nivium (IIRC) that cannot be melted by his “muck”.

Urainkhali
Urainkhali
4 months ago
Reply to  Drew

From what I observe, he seems to control the mechanical arms of his suit with hand motions.

Leon
Leon
4 months ago

Mmm, sunspit, Im thirsty

Tracker
Tracker
4 months ago

I love the trope of these hard nailed mercs and outlaws having such PG friendly phrases when things go wrong, then again Speck and his hug of doom seems to just compliment it. As an aside.. am i the only one that struggles with the navigation buttons only navigating that particular comic? whenever it changes from one to the next I find it’s a pain trying to see what was done previously without having to check them all individually, could we get a ‘previous posted page’ button / navigation? so if the last page i saw was analog and Dpad,… Read more »

Jason Bennett
Jason Bennett
4 months ago
Reply to  Tracker

If you click the Archive button, and then change the drop-down to “All”, you can then navigate day by day regardless of the storyline type.

Alex
Alex
4 months ago
Reply to  Tracker

Words change meaning over time and space. For all we know, “sunspit” might be a gosh darn folking downright horrifying curseword.

nealithi
nealithi
4 months ago

How many here really like the look of this ship?
I mean this is cool. The wing sections all look like they fold up. Central engines for easier balance. And the cockpit on top looks functional. And all in lines I can’t put my finger on why it looks so good.

Tim
Tim
4 months ago
Reply to  nealithi

It’s a freighter. They’re not supposed to look fancy, they’re supposed to be straightforward. But it’s a freighter *in spaaaaaaace* so it gets to look cool anyway ๐Ÿ˜€

Martin
Martin
4 months ago

I get just as excited seeing a new Starcaster “page one” as I get when a streaming service drops a new season of a show I like.

foducool
foducool
4 months ago

imagine driving all the way to some place in the boonies to pick up your friends and you get obliterated right before getting there, without anybody noticing it

Alex
Alex
4 months ago

I like how the ship is able to detect, analyse and evade something that likely moves at or very near to lightspeed. Yeah, yeah, I know, it has a Handwavium-based sensor array.

Crestlinger
Crestlinger
4 months ago

Not just Ludricrous drive, but Super Ludricrous drive!