Comic 470 - Near Death Experience
7th Nov 2019, 4:05 AM in Cryptids in Space!
Near Death Experience
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Microraptor edit delete
Microraptor
This whole conversation got already foreshadowed back here.

Commander Rothemd's fate could be considered a variation of the Fatal Family Photo trope.

And yes, "Babette visits her family" will indeed be a chapter coming in 2020... (Well, at least that's my intention.)
User comments:
lirvilas edit delete reply
lirvilas
Damn man, you sure got heavy with that bit character!

Also, they should have asked NORAD for Candy’s orbit so they could uh “deorbit” her.
Microraptor edit delete reply
Microraptor
Poor Commander Rothemd's sole purpose was being the sacrificial lamb for Babette's character development...

And we'll get back to Candy very soon...
lirvilas edit delete reply
lirvilas
waitasecond

what in hell is that patch on their right shoulders?!
Microraptor edit delete reply
Microraptor
Oooh, I have been waiting for that question... ;-D

The right shoulder patches of Major Wildebees and Commander Rothemd are each representing the organizations they are coming from. (The ToyCo face and the star from the HDS logo respectively.)

Babette's right shoulder patch, on the other hand... is a cartoony version of the most iconic image from George Méliès' A Trip to the Moon. (It shows the anthropomorphized moon having a spacecraft in its eye.) I found that doubly appropriate, given Babette's last name and the theme of this chapter.

I haven't decided yet what this patch is supposed to represent in-universe though.
It could either be that of her employer, the Jules Verne University in France (since Méliès' movie is based upon a Verne novel) - or even kinda be her personal sigil.
Taily edit delete reply
Taily
omg whoa :( Cryptida is getting REAL
Microraptor edit delete reply
Microraptor
Babette is one of my favourite characters, yet I seem to have a tendency to put her through the emotional wringer...