Comic 405 - The Almost Last Stand
18th Mar 2019, 12:00 AM in Raiders of the Lost Apple
The Almost Last Stand
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Author Notes:
Microraptor edit delete
Microraptor
Sören and Wildebees a having a little "Gimli & Legolas at the Black Gate" moment in panel 2... ;-)

Also, Wildebees is referring here to an unfortunate encounter with an ostrich (as described here) during the Ostrich War.

Babette's remote control could already be glimpsed in a previous page.
(And then it disappears. Uh... I guess she stored it in a pocket at some point...)

And lastly, I am paying a little lip service to the fact that the Stymphalian birds are supposed to be able to shoot their feathers like arrows.
User comments:
lirvilas edit delete reply
lirvilas
Hey Lena!

Nice pants!


Why do I feel as if this battle hasn’t been fully joined?
Microraptor edit delete reply
Microraptor
Bikini-clad Lena was busy steering the boat earlier, and only now had time to put her shirt back on, but not yet her pants.

And there is indeed still some more battling to come in this chapter... ;-)
Stilldown edit delete reply
Stilldown
Just for an idea who might be an opponent, from a pre-webcomic I drew around 1995 about greek mythology (you might notice the Black Sabbath/ Ozzy Osborne and Ray Harryhausen reference:)
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Microraptor edit delete reply
Microraptor
Talos! :-D

I actually briefly considered featuring Talos or at least a reference to him...

What is about to come instead is inspired by Greek mythology too though. And it is a myth of which a Harryhausen movie exists... ;-)
Stilldown edit delete reply
Stilldown
I think I have an idea whom it may be, but I wont spoiler.
Microraptor edit delete reply
Microraptor
I wouldn't be very surprised if your thoughts go indeed into the right direction... (Though what is exactly to come is hard to guess in my estimation.)

But as you said, no spoilers - just lean back, wait and see... ;-)
ProfEtheric edit delete reply
ProfEtheric
1. That's a really strong argument for always bringing an engineer of some sort on your missions.

2. It can't be this easy, can it? (Of course not. Ytterbium and Camilla are still around, for one...)

3. More potential scars for Sören and Selene...
Microraptor edit delete reply
Microraptor
1. Babette is useful even when she doesn't provide the ride!

2. Of course it won't be that easy! And yes, Ytterbium and Camilla are still lurking around nearby...;-)

3. Also, more XP...
AmeliaP edit delete reply
AmeliaP
And they won't have their heroic end as they thought. Disappointed? I hope they're not.
Microraptor edit delete reply
Microraptor
They are ready to heroically fight to the bitter end - but that doesn't mean that they have a death wish!
JammyTheBirb edit delete reply
JammyTheBirb
Heeeehehehehe. Nice reference.
Microraptor edit delete reply
Microraptor
Do you mean the one concerning Selene's ostrich encounter?
(By now, I also have pictures of it!)
JammyTheBirb edit delete reply
JammyTheBirb
Yess this! I landed on this page when I came here to binge the comic. I intend to finish soon :3
Candralar edit delete reply
Candralar
Oh, no! Could this be the tragic end of Soren's harpoon?
Microraptor edit delete reply
Microraptor
My official stance on this matter is: The wooden shaft is easily replaceable. It's the metal tip that is a precious family heirloom!