Comic 322 - Peenemünde
7th Jun 2018, 12:00 AM in Parabellum
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Author Notes:
Microraptor edit delete
- Like many of you may have guessed already, the Anne Bonny's Revenge (not to be confused with the Queen Anne's Revenge) indeed Camilla's ship.
(Or rather was, because it got blown up here. But this is a flashback!)

- This flashback is of course only possible in the first place due to Camilla being immortal and not aging.

- Peenemünde is the place on Usedom (an island at Germany's Baltic coast), where Wernher von Braun developed the V2 rocket.

- During this whole chapter, the weather will be rather grey and dreary. This is meant symbolically, because we are in World War II here.

- Camilla is did explain here in panel 2 how her pigeon coin is working.

- Because the term "Aryan" got co-opted by the Nazi propaganda, Standartenführer Eisenthal and Camilla apparently have quite different ideas concerning its meaning. Camilla is not thinking about blonde and blue-eyed people, but instead about speakers of Indo-Iranian languages, with the Sintashta culture from Central Asia being amongst their earliest representatives.
User comments:
Chippewa Ghost edit delete reply
Chippewa Ghost
Give any thought to putting a blue-gray filter over these panels to convey their flashback nature?
Microraptor edit delete reply
Yes - but by by that time I was already drawing the next page...
Furthermore, we will later even have a small flashback within this flashback, which I intend to set apart in this way.

But you know what? On second thought, I think you are right.
I'll see if I can come up with a least a slight "flashback-y" tinge that satisfies me, and then re-upload this page (plus the following ones I already finished) with it.
Microraptor edit delete reply
OK, I have modified the page now (giving it a slight reddish-brown tinge) - and yes, this is much better!
Thanks for the suggestion!
The Doodler edit delete reply
The Doodler
That gag is shades of Tolkien's smackdown letter and I should've seen it coming.
Microraptor edit delete reply
I think I have read about the letter that you mean.
(When it came to etymology, that man was unbeatable!)
JammyTheBirb edit delete reply
Just have to say I am really digging the backgrounds on this page. The sky and mist look so good!
Microraptor edit delete reply
Thank you!
(Though I have to admit that the effect got significantly improved by Chippewa Ghost's suggestion to put a colour filter over the picture!)

By the way, the building we see here is supposed to be a really existing one! It's a power station, which today houses the Peenemünde Historical Technical Museum. (As seen from this perspective.)
AmeliaP edit delete reply
Aryan XD fancy word to say White
Microraptor edit delete reply
And ironically, that word originally referred to people who white supremacists quite probably wouldn't even consider to be really white!