Comic 257 - R.I.P. Peter!
20th Oct 2017, 12:00 AM in The Alchemist's Den
R.I.P. Peter!
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The Doodler edit delete reply
The Doodler
How suspicious, more like...
Microraptor edit delete reply
Microraptor
Another word that fits may also be "ironic": The book that killed him (by hitting his head) also holds the key to resurrecting him again!
Man_and_Crow edit delete reply
Man_and_Crow
Wait. I thought ghosts couldn't touch objects.
Microraptor edit delete reply
Microraptor
My idea here is that they can, it is just more difficult for them, they have to concentrate on keeping a firm grip and on not letting the object literally phase though their hands - the result is the clumsiness seen in the last panel!
Cooke edit delete reply
Cooke
Yeah, concentrating to manipulate objects has been done before.
Kinda like in that movie... Now what was it called... Patrick Swayze, Demi Moore, Whoopie Goldberg...

...

Oh yeah! It was called Ghost!

I assume that the former occupants of this castle always knew there'd be a potential book killing, hence the resurrection spell close at hand. It's not the necronomicon I hope! That would be the bad thing.
Microraptor edit delete reply
Microraptor
I am aware of this movie, but I haven't seen it.
(As far as I know, the woman gets rather... intimate with the titular ghost, right?)

"In case of lethal accidents involving this book, please consult page 245."

Peter getting resurrected - but as a zombie or something! That would be quite a bummer for him! :-D
Man_and_Crow edit delete reply
Man_and_Crow
Ah. That would make sense. I recently saw an episode of Spongebob Squarepants where both Spongebob and Patrick couldn't interact with object. It would just go right through them. I never asked myself how ghosts can/cannot touch objects.
Microraptor edit delete reply
Microraptor
There is one tiny detail of ghost lore, which will be mentioned in the next page, that sparked my whole thought process on how this might work...
ProfEtheric edit delete reply
ProfEtheric
Oh dear...

Methinks this may be a long term condition if he can't get the ingredients together...
Microraptor edit delete reply
Microraptor
Well, it's usually a long term condition when someone is dead! :-D
Cartoonist_at_Large edit delete reply
Cartoonist_at_Large
Hmm, I think I may be a chronic sufferer of 'Ghost Hands', considering how frequently I fumble things - and I'm not even dead!
Microraptor edit delete reply
Microraptor
It will only get worse postmortem! :-D
Chippewa Ghost edit delete reply
Chippewa Ghost
That looks like a Minecraft tome!
Microraptor edit delete reply
Microraptor
It's actually more like a witchcraft tome... ;-)
JammyTheBirb edit delete reply
JammyTheBirb
Ehehehehe, I never thought I'd see the day a main character in Cryptida actually died XD
Microraptor edit delete reply
Microraptor
Before I got the idea for this specific story, I didn't expect drawing that either!
Taily edit delete reply
Taily
OH NO PETER BYE FOREVER I GUESS
Microraptor edit delete reply
Microraptor
Going full George R.R. Martin here... ;-)
Jeremy7 edit delete reply
Jeremy7
I can't decide which comment I want to go with, so I'll just go with all of them!

1. I'm just imagining Luigi's ghost stumbling upon Peter's, and even the Green Plumber finds this death undignified.

2. "I'm sorry, sir, but it looks like you're BOOKED for the afternoon! Muahahaha!"

3. "Oh, wait, it says 'SHORT deceased people'. Why couldn't Kanny be here?"

4. So I see the alchemist is a Stephen King fan?

5. But seriously, would the potion fix up the injuries that caused the recipient's death? Because Peter probably won't be down for a concussion followed by death by blood loss.
Microraptor edit delete reply
Microraptor
1. It seems Peter has run out of 1-up mushrooms!

2. Now I am imagining some kind of ghostly receptionist saying that...

3. Hehe!
(While I'd imagine that Kanny is indeed shorter than Peter, it is Clarissa who is supposed to be the shortest cast member...)

4. Unfortunately, I haven't read or watched enough by Steven King to know what exactly what you are referring to...
(Anyway, the alchemist probably died well before Steven King was even born, and was simply a fan of having a lot of creepy and gross stuff in jars...)

5. That... is an interesting question, actually.
I mean, you don't want to be resurrected, only to die again just a moment later.
Alternatively, a "damaged beyond repair" corpse that gets resurrected would be... a zombie!
Jeremy7 edit delete reply
Jeremy7
3's really about Kanny's knowledge on ancient scripts, and 4, the same joke could have been made with a good number of authors, but King's killed before, so I hear.