Comic 360 - The damage is done...
18th Oct 2018, 12:00 AM in The Antique Shop
The damage is done...
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Author Notes:
Microraptor edit delete
I promised a "more easily digestible" story. I never promised it to not have pretty dark implications... ;-)

(Also, which city got smashed is deliberately left ambiguous. Might even have been none of the named ones from the previous page.)
User comments:
ProfEtheric edit delete reply
Aw, maaaaaannnnn...

Seriously, this suspense is killing me! Which city is it? Gahhhh!!!!!

Hmm... I see an NCC-1701, possibly Sputnik, a golden hand/gauntlet (intriguing one that, for reasons), and... wait... where in the heck did this guy get THAT thing?
Microraptor edit delete reply
It's the city of [REDACTED].
Population: [REDACTED]
Major industries: [REDACTED], [REDACTED] and [REDACTED].

On to the stuff in the background...

- Yes it's indeed the NCC-1701, no bloody A, B, C, D or E! It's possibly even one of the original filming models...

- An old Soviet satellite, partly damaged.
I wonder though how exactly it did get back to Earth. I mean, if it's orbit simply decayed until gravity finally won, it should now be nothing more than just a lump of molten and re-solidified metal, if it didn't even get completely vaporized during the process of falling.

- The gauntlet is neither this one, nor is it this one.
It's the gauntlet of King Midas. Yes, that King Midas.
It first appeared in this fanart (of uncertain canonicity) that I did. Now I thought it would be fitting to put it next to an item with similar properties...

- And speaking of: Yes, that is indeed the Philosopher's Stone that was last seen in the possession of Captain Camilla... in 1944, that is.
Who knows how many hands it has gone through during the intervening 74 years...
Bobblit edit delete reply
NOOOOOO I love the city of [REDACTED]!!!
Microraptor edit delete reply
It's because of the word-famous [REDACTED] that it has, right? ;-)
Bobblit edit delete reply
Well, after all it's the most [REDACTED] in all the [REDACTED] [REDACTED]. And let's not forget the [REDACTED]! I just love that one, it's so [REDACTED].
Chippewa Ghost edit delete reply
Chippewa Ghost
That's a pretty f'd up head trip to put on a kid... this guy is a piece of work.
Microraptor edit delete reply
Cryptida: Mental torture for everyone, regardless of age!
Though who knows if the shop owner even told the truth, or simply made something up just to be a sadist...
One positive consequence that this could have though is that later in life this could guild trip motivate Frank to choose a career in disaster relief...
eekee edit delete reply
Can we go back to the nice little Nazis, please? =<o,· o>=
Microraptor edit delete reply
A kid getting burdened with the guilt of (possibly) having doomed an entire city...
Yeah OK, I admit, that part of the story may not be that much lighthearted after all... ;-)