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Saving the City: Sans-Spandex

We have decided to move to an every other week schedule from now until the end of the year. We’ve been struggling to get back to once a week on time comics with everything that’s been going on, between one or both of us on overtime, the season for our nonprofit ramping up, and general brain fatigue.  Because, you know, 2020.

There will be a comic this coming Wednesday (9/30) and then every other week after that, with filler during November as per usual.

Earl Grey. Hot.

What would you prefer:  Alien invasion, zombies, or machine uprising?  discuss.

23 responses to “Another World VII”

  • Dark Rose on June 12, 2013 at 7:44 AM

    I love the look on Val’s face in the fourth panel! She’s really geeking out!

  • NoRAd on June 12, 2013 at 7:49 AM

    Obviously all of them. This is a superhero comic.

  • Syncline on June 14, 2013 at 8:09 AM

    I am onboard with the Alien zombie machine uprising.
    If we can’t play City of Heroes, at least we can watch it.

    I am also still voting for my theory that Isauro was the mystery artist who made the awesome stained glass. Somehow, I can see him doing something like this for Mack after her Ascension.
    He does live in a church, after all…

  • Princess Puffy Pants on June 15, 2013 at 2:23 PM

    You DO know that even now, with today’s tech, stained glass can be cut in curves. Srsly, just google stained glass waves. Why does there have to be a mystery artist? And why would it be Isauro? He’s never been shown as being an artist. So he lives in a church. I live in an apartment, it doesn’t mean I know how to produce popcorn ceilings or beige carpet. Besides, he’d have to live way into the future. doesn’t it make a lot more sense that someone picked the design and then hired stained glass people to create it?

  • Syncline on June 16, 2013 at 1:55 AM

    Yes, I am aware of this… I actually cut glass. I can easily cut a zigzag line in a sheet and part it freehand. However, compound curves and tight wedges are SUCH a pain that typically you grind them with a wet cylinder diamond saw, and do them in small sections.
    But if I had glowie green fingers that cut anything, it would be a casual effort to crank those out.

    Also, stained glass lasts awhile. Glass is an amorphous solid and tends to sag and break, much like jello or a thick liquid. Stained glass resists these issues quite well because of the lead U canes.

    I think it’s obvious that Isauro is a spiritual and very deep person, despite the position he is in, and he could easily be our artist.

    Here, have a nice day, I have some spares.

  • Hitokiri Akins on June 12, 2013 at 9:17 AM

    A hero who saved the city countless times, and grew so powerful that they ascended into light itself? As unlikely as that sounds, I think they are talking about Illumina. I mean, yeah, it seems unlikely, it IS kinda of the staple when you bring time travel into things; the least likely becomes the best. And honestly, who is less likely to gain THAT kind of control and power than Makenzie?

  • Mike on June 12, 2013 at 9:25 AM

    But yeah on the other hand: Light.

  • Hitokiri Akins on June 12, 2013 at 3:32 PM

    I’m not sure what you’re referring to. Mackenzie’s powers are light based, and while she’s all that intelligent now, another staple of the super hero genre is upgrades to powers. (Sword being an example in this comic.) Especially by an outside force. Mack’s powers may be upgraded by an outside force, as well as her capacity for intelligence at some point in the timeline.

    Or maybe it may be a descendant of Mackanzie. Who knows? We’ll likely never find out one way or another, since the story is about Val and her life, rather than the epic superhero stories that we see in Marvel and DC.

  • Maxilu on June 14, 2013 at 12:54 AM

    I’m agreeing that it’s probably Illumina. The markings on the alter look like her uniform, just less pink.

  • norman728 on June 12, 2013 at 9:34 AM

    WOW A HHGTG Joke was in there.

  • Jedidusk on June 12, 2013 at 11:56 AM

    Alien robots that cause zombie apocalypse, or aliens cause zombie plague which makes us trigger a machine uprising.

  • aqua on June 12, 2013 at 3:29 PM

    well we did invent a machine that turns water into tea with out needing the plant

  • Black_Hatter on June 12, 2013 at 3:32 PM

    Zombies. It’s just what I have the highest likelihood of surviving.

  • Kelly on June 12, 2013 at 9:10 PM

    Machine uprising, definitely. With aliens they would have technology way superior to ours – no contest. With zombies, either a terrible plague or supernatural source – goodbye populace. However, with a machine uprising, they are our creations, so I think we’d have the best chance of winning. Of course, we’d have to de-tech ourselves several decades (good-bye internet! (T_T) ) but we’d survive.

  • xero on June 16, 2013 at 12:53 PM

    I was about to say just tell her the stuff she won’t live to see….then i remembered she’s Quasi immortal

  • antlan87 on June 16, 2013 at 8:10 PM

    Bet she was going to say they have hotdog only replicators.

  • sidekickgirl on June 17, 2013 at 1:41 AM

    I think we must already HAVE hot dog replicators. Some hot dogs have the sense of frown-in-a-tube “meat.”

  • Vladimir Zhivanevskaya on June 16, 2013 at 9:28 PM

    Silly Val, of course there’s FTL…didn’t you just time travel?

  • Caliban on June 17, 2013 at 9:04 AM

    The woman Val is talking to kind of has a combination of Val’s features and Mackenzie’s features – Val’s hair and eye coloring (but slightly lighter), and Mackenzie’s full lips and face.

    Kind of makes me wonder if she’s a descendant of both of them (i.e. their kids or grandkids got together or something).

  • Kelly on June 17, 2013 at 7:57 PM

    I think Mike actually looks a lot like Val. The eyes are alike.

  • Anistuffs on June 19, 2013 at 1:46 PM

    Aliens, definitely. I’m tired of us earthlings being alone in the universe.

  • Computant on July 29, 2014 at 3:42 AM

    Aliens whose tech has kept their meat bodies alive? Alien machine zombies?
    Can you imagine anything more horrific and gross than fighting a half-robot, half-corpse? The corpse half immoving and rotting? “Fluids,” dripping…

  • Computant on July 29, 2014 at 3:43 AM

    Er, meant to suggest that the aliens had died, perhaps of a plague, and the machine parts of them kept moving and following very complex directives…

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