42 was putting the sword away to help tidy up.
Help tidy up? Or add to her collection?
it can be 2 things
Tidy up her sword collection. Now it’s an even number again.
42 is apparently only known for her evasive maneuvers when she’s actually in danger.
I like how you made the speech bubble line leave and return in the final panel to make more room for the action. That’s a pretty neat idea that I’ve never thought of before!
oh wow i totally missed that until you pointed it out
“i don’t get it. Things usually fall over when i punch them”
“Especially in the face. They usually say ‘ow’, and my hand doesn’t hurt this much.”
And the smilin’… well that’s just plain creepy.
Makes perfect sense. Humans might get hurt while “frolicking” if there’s a sword laying about, so 42 sheathed it as a public service.
“I will counter his attack… WITH MY FACE.”
So that’s how this always works in the LARPs…
And it’s a valid strategy there, too. Unpleasant, but effective.
Correction: “I blocked his attack- with my face!”
TAURUS IS WORST CHARACTER. >:x
I am so incredibly glad that brute got its hand hurt!
….although I am amused to see the magic of 42′s mask being double-sided tape.
And Cube, of course she was. That’s why it’s clearly shown that she’s even SHEATHING the sword. A whole two-panels of sheathing, in fact. A detail that most artists would have passed over.
He may be a brute, but they attacked him remember?
That doesn’t matter! If 42′s friends attacked me, or if 42 attacked me herself, I wouldn’t attack 42 in revenge!
….I might be a bit crazy.
Just a little. But hey, he punched our favorite robo girl, so the craziness is at least understandable.
I had completely forgotten his name was taurus, now you have me thinking he is a pervy cow with a giant golden axe.
Awwww….. Guess i’m the only nerd out here
You’re not the only one who gets it.
I got the reference
Ben! What ever you do, DO NOT GET SAT ON.
Ps, I wonder if he still has that tazer in his hand, cuz then mr.bull face might be feeling a bit of a tickle in his throat.
She seems so relieved to see 42 holding a sword.
Am I the only one who thinks that 42 will find the loophole “They don’t identify as human but as animals” and be able to fight them?
Until now I did think that was a possibility, but now that Taurus has seen 42′s face I think fighting has ceased to be an option. Taurus knows too much, and has too much leverage. Now it’s time for negotiation, with team Fuzzy Navel firmly in control and team Blitz just responding to their demands. Remember that they haven’t found any firm evidence of wrongdoing by Natrix & co yet, things got to a head before we could discover what was actually going on.
true the crook knows she’s out there, but he doesn’t know who ben and steffi are yet, they have yet to remove their masks, and he has yet to forcibly remove them.
There’s probably enough clues for a determined sleuth to follow. There’s CCTV footage (unless 42 has managed to wipe it) that can be studied in detail, and the fancy dress can probably be tracked back to the hire shop. (Unless all three costumes are standard items likely to be found at any costume hire shop).
My guess is that Natrix will recover and call for a truce. 42 will say something which gives him the impression that her companions are robots too. He’ll accept that this is why they didn’t want to show their faces, and as a special concession just for them he’ll no longer insist on that. He’ll be intensely curious to know what three robots would want his services for.
Or something like that. Maybe.
“(unless 42 has managed to wipe it)”
This is 42 we’re talking about. Pretty sure any evidence stored on an electronic medium is already toast.
that would be silly as far as CCTV footage the lack of it was the reason Tigres came and as far as seeing 42 she is the most anonymous off-the-grid character in the group
all they would know is one of them has a face that is covered in tape and oddly hard
that would be silly as far as CCTV footage, the lack of it, was the reason Tigres came and as far as seeing 42 she is the most anonymous off-the-grid character in the group
“that would be silly as far as CCTV footage the lack of it was the reason Tigres came”
Yeah, I messed up on that point. I was thinking that Tigris was referring to just one internal camera, and maybe there’d be other cameras, maybe an external one which would have caught the number plate as they pulled up. But of course 42 would have dealt with any and all such cameras.
” and as far as seeing 42 she is the most anonymous off-the-grid character in the group
all they would know is one of them has a face that is covered in tape and oddly hard”
and oddly grey, and with an expression straight out of the uncanny valley. Taurus might not be the brightest bulb, but still he’ll soon work out that he just hit a robot. Since robots are illegal, this means team Fuzzy Navel currently has more on team Kiwi Blitz than vice-versa. If the police suddenly get involved, it’ll be team FN turning in team KB rather than the other way around. Team FN will know that, and it’ll give them leverage.
The good news is that 42 is pretty much off the grid like you say, so the villains won’t be able to track her down based on her appearance; but I think “Party Palace Costumes and More” might be enough of a weak link for that not to matter. The gang just have to visit all the local costume hire shops, forcing the clerks therein to divulge all their recent records until they turn up a record of three very specific costumes being rented out at the same time. Or if they get arrested they can tip off the police, who will then do that research without having to resort to threats.
On second thoughts, you can probably safely ignore what I wrote above. I’m over-analyzing. The villains don’t know for sure whether the heroes’ costumes are rented, bought last year, home-made, or some combination of those possibilities; so for all they know, attempting to trace the costumes back to the hire shop could well be, and probably is, just a waste of effort. “Party Palace Costumes and More” is not as weak a link as I thought it might be. Sorry!
Knowing too much could be an excuse for 42 to kill him.
If Taurus continues to try to fight despite being the last one on his side left standing, I suppose 42 might have to help deal with him. But I doubt it’ll get to that.
Sorry about the double posting. Post didn’t seem to have worked (I got a long pause followed by “page not found”, and no sign of the post actually appearing). I was even thinking of making a third attempt when both posts appeared.
it seems i got it too
- sniffle – I am SO glad, to see that the internet still has smart people on it, I am SO used to having to argue with people who can’t spell, or form even average sentences. Moving on
Personally, I think that they’ll K.O. Taurus, to find that Natrix is gone, I mean, we haven’t seen hide nor hair of him since he was FIRST stunned, and usually that means that he came too, and escaped in all the commotion, and that they’ll have to rely on Coony to help them find him.
On another note, who here also thinks that the majority of these “Villians” aren’t nearly as bad as what the police are making them out to be, like with the snake guy, he didn’t seem overly, or really any kind of evil, in fact he seemed friendly, and not, “I’m being friendly because of your money” kind either, but genuinely friendly, like he did it because he wanted to help people become what they wanted to be, and while it might be illegal, it doesn’t seem like he’s a bad guy, so maybe, they aren’t such a bad group after all, I mean, from what knowledge I have, they seem to have an unspoken rule of “not seriously hurting anyone”, PLUS, plus, those patches Raccoon uses, it seemed to be made with the intention of keeping people asleep so they avoid further possible injury!
Oh god what did I start xD
I sure hope Mr. Ishinimori made 42′s face sturdy.
I hope that face isn’t the last thing he sees before he dies.
this is very bad. remember, humanform robots are NOT supposed to be running around. now some crook knows one is out there. this will come back to haunt them.
I’m thinking that he’s just a little too dim to understand what her face hurting his hand means…
Huh. I would’ve thought she’d be made of plastics. I can see maybe breaking out the super-sturdy metals for the combat model but it comes as a surprise to me that 42 is built like that. Guess it just goes to show how much the self-preservation aspect was expected to be a concern.
o right i forgot 42 was missing a finger.
All these noises and single words make me think of Dragon Ball…
Actually it brings to mind another bit of Dragon Ball now thanks to your statement. http://media.comicvine.com/uploads/10/103440/2541015-GogetaJanembaPunch.png
Is it me or is 42 missing the ring finger of her right hand?
this site needs a comment delete button so all these post error duplicates could be removed
It’s not just the duplicates that are a problem. Most of what I wrote above was, in hindsight, over-analyzing problems that don’t really exist. It would be nice if I could delete it. Of course, that would leave other peoples’ replies lacking a context, so maybe I should only be able to delete my posts before anyone has replied to them.
About my over-analysis: Steffi is in many ways a young female Batman-analog, and in the real world would face much the same problems that a real-world Batman would. How do you get the batmobile back to the batcave without anybody keeping track of which road it takes, and without them paying special attention to that road in the future? But to enjoy stories like this, we have to appreciate that they don’t take place in the real world (the giant mechas and super-smart AIs are a clue) and that the world they take place in is much less regimented and monitored than hours. It also has sophisticated cloaking technology, and probably has privacy laws which ensure people can buy whatever stuff they like without having their every purchase monitored – maybe even going so far as to allow cash transactions instead of cards. I’ll try to bear these things in mind in the future.
42 cool as ever.
Wait a second…is 42 missing the ring finger on her right hand???
i can’t tell which character is the most adorable in this comic, i was leaning towards the raccoon person i keep forgetting the name of and steffi, but the confused bull man is creeping up on a close third.
Chandra steals everything.
Leigh~I WANT KIWI BLITZ FOR MY BIRTHDAY!
Nat~ Pipe down
Leigh~ DAMN IT I MISSED CHANDRA’S BIRTHDAY!!!
Hey, you might not ever see this, but for some reason clicking on page 293 goes directly to page 295. Odd. Anyways, great stuff *goes on reading*
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