Despite their cute exterior (if you can get beyond the claws, exaggerated features and and cyclopean appearance) those creatures are bad, so bot better get that garbage can shield up and get ready for some rumblin’!
Well that escalated quickly!
yep, no time for casual chit chat with the beasties, flame_fingers! it’s time for some butt-kickin’!!!
and check you out: you just claimed the Shades of Firsting yet again! wear them well – these have a built-in scanner so you can scan your friends and family:
Ready to see some trash can fu from Jefbot!
let’s hope he’s up to the job, f_f!
I was wondering when the hell this was going up.
I suppose there’s going to be an explanation for why they needed to scan them before they attacked?
Almost forgot, how was everyone’s Mother’s Day?
mine was good! had a HUGE dinner at Casa Schuetze last night. still recovering from the food coma, actually. i’d ask Mombot to comment but she’s in Vegas with friends now continuing the celebration. 🙂
Sounds like fun. I had a nice lunch with my mom and we saw Iron Man 3 later that day.
yeah, things have been hectic here at the BOTcave, Fijiman, what with the Phoenix Comicon right around the corner. was happy to get this up before the day was through, though!
and yes, we’ll find out what that scan was about soon.
In my opinion, now is the time to PANIC!
agreed: if a couple alien-enhanced, mutant animals bare their teeth and/or charge at you, it’s PANIC TIME, TCG!
Should I put on my running shoes?
Ok, cute turned into scary! Time to run!
heh. yep! somehow, it’s even more frightening when cute turns into scary, GB.
Indeed. Now if only Jefbot had kept that broom. I don’t know how good it would have done, but it at least could have done something before inevitably getting broken in half.
yeah, that broom might’ve come in fairly handy right about now, GB!
Sorta like Ryoko Asakura. *shiver* Girl gave me the creeps when I found out.
now i’m gonna have to google her, Jason.
Cute + Evil = Ebil.
“Ebil” is a good name for ’em, G.L. Sytnos. 🙂
Darn it. I was camping for an hour very early yesterday morning hoping to get the SoF. Bugger. Wednesday’ll be a no go, since I have to be up before 8 AM to go to work. Friday is a monthly brunch I go to with some friends. So, no shades for me this week. I’ll still keep in touch all the same.
That scan was Miracle Eye. Battle has commenced. Choose your attacks wisely JB and Mu.
sorry i couldn’t post the strip earlier, KB! so swamped getting ready for next week’s Phoenix Comicon. and i fear wednesday’s strip might go up late too, so it’s just as well you won’t be hunting for the next Shades. we’ll see how it goes.
and, yes: Battle Has Commenced!
Eh, Stuff Happens. Can’t be helped. I’m gonna keep trying though. Have fun in Phoenix.
What are your thoughts on the ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ movie? I’m a little leery of it. I’ve never even read the comics, so….IDK.
i’ve read some of the comics and i’m a big fan of Rocket Raccoon, KB, so i’m holding out hope that the movie will be good. it’s such a crazy concept to make into a big budget movie, though, so i’m both excited at the potential and keeping my expectations in check.
Now would be a good time for a sniper to show up. Possibly a synthetic one…?
if a sniper shows up, let’s hope he or she is on the side of the human and hamster, JGT!
The second panel is adorable!
I dont think the shield will help, considering that the parrots teeth may be able to bite through metal.
Awesome strip as always!
you might be right, DAS – that toothy beak might shear right through bot’s makeshift shield!
If Monty Python has taught us anything it’s that you can’t judge a creature by its appearance.
SOOO true, Rainey. MP taught us that lesson far too well.
Mu, if you knew they were going to attack after scanning, why didn’t you strike first? That would have given Jefbot only one mutant to run away from like a sissy.
or he should’ve just pushed bot into the fray, Bender_Sastre! just a little nudge with the point of his bokken. 🙂
For shame, Zee. That’d be the equivalent of Mu yelling, “TAKE THE KID, HE’LL LAST LONGER!”.
Mu would never push bot into the fray or trade a kid, Jason – he’s too honorable.
Great big evil things come in small packages.
that is so often the case, DJ. that’s why you gotta keep an eye out for Great Big Evil everywhere!
What’s up with bad guys having only one eye? In few strips it looked like Mu had only one eye too.
Anyway, this looks like a job for Doctor Who! In other words there’s awful lot of running to do.
yep, the bad guys have had only one eye so far, Maryz – it just seems to be one of their traits. as for Mu – one eye? nope, he’s not like the other mutant creatures, he’s always had two eyes, right from his entrance. (unless you’re talking about how i draw figures (including jefbot) in profile, in which case that’s just an aesthetic decision.)
and, yes! if Mu or bot had a sonic screwdriver or TARDIS, their quest would be much, much easier. 🙂
I’m just waiting for Abraxas to stop stalling and instead of trailing them swing to the rescue.
Sharp teeth is always a dead giveaway.
they should’ve just kept their mouths closed until they were closer, TPC.
A bird with teeth. Heh, that takes me back.
Better you don’t ask, JB. Anyhow, hit ’em with a stick!
hmmm… yes, i’m almost afraid to ask, Anime fan! almost. so what happened? 😀
Yep, they are definitely bad despite their original cuteness. That tongue! O.o. Ick. Can’t you just picture it trying to taste you with it? *shudder*
I definitely want a nice version of the big-eared rodent thing though! Sooooo cute!!!! But yea, now would be a good time to Run Away!!!!
heheh. yeah, that tongue would be pretty nasty, Shanna. that creature probably has bad breath, too. 😛
as for whether there’s a nice version of the mouse thing, well, since Mu didn’t turn evil (and one-eyed), i suppose it’s possible!
What state is this in, again?
I feel like if this were in another state things might be going differently.
It takes place in California.
yep, Fijiman’s right, Ewitwins – this storyline takes place in southern california in the hollywood hills.
Hmm…lookit how the scans work: one on the face, one on an icon/emblem/logo.
On Jefbot, that meas the logo on his hoodie. On Mu, this means the Tron-like “disc” on his arm. Is this a hint at the mythology of the mutants? Are they segregated into different “clans?” Or am I just reading too much into this?
and if so, can they be fooled thusly?
Great…now I’m imagining Jefbot infiltrating an alien ship with a lazy disguise including cardboard animal ears and some crudely-drawn evil mutant glyphs in red Sharpie…
heh. it would be fun seeing jefbot try and make a crude disguise like that just to see how the “aliens” would react to it, JOE. 🙂
if that “alien” tech could be hacked, 11TN, fooling it might be possible…
good attention to detail, JOE! you’re definitely not reading too much into it – those symbols on the arms do have meaning. “clans” isn’t too far off! 🙂
watch yourself jefbot. They don’t seem like they are friendly. And i know this might be saying a little much but doesn’t those scanners seem to resemble halo 4’s Promethean scanner? just a thought. Jefbot. that is not a weapon. that isn’t even a good shield. Lets hope somebody comes to help so mu isn’t 2 vs 1 and a half. You can do it!
i think you’re right, HITD – those teeth and tongues don’t look too friendly! and with regards to the scanners, any resemblance to Promethean tech is purely coincidental. as for bot’s shield – we’ll see if he can do any damage with that thing in the next strip! (actually, probably in the next, next strip on friday.)
Sure could use an Angry Scarf about now . . .
(and yeah, I was right—totally like my dating history)
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