How to Kill Off a Fictional Character

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Reader Comments (46)

NO! NOT RODNEY!!!
ANYONE BUT RODNEEEEEEEEEEEEEEY!!!

January 6, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterQueenofmuffins

I love shameless self-promotion. I only wish I had a movie/book/website to insert here.

January 6, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterNick

I like living!!!

**Buys copy of "Help is on the Way: A Collection of Basic Instructions"**

January 6, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTim

BRILLIANT!!

January 6, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterVictoria

I don't believe it.

January 6, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterwarriortwo

Product placement: always entertaining. And what color was Rodney's uniform? That is pertinent.

January 7, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSoul of Wit

Hmm...Rik said a naughty.

January 7, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJoe

This one is my new fav after "how to confound your alien captor" and the moby dick book review.

January 7, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSaleem

What, no one patted Rodney down for the amulet?

January 7, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSabine

¡Olé!

January 7, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJF

Brilliant! You know what DC did in this case? They left a cliff-hanger and let people vote if they wanted Jason Todd to live or die.

January 7, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterisiah

This one is really brilliant! Very nice! Thanks Scott.

January 7, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterReader

Pheww! That was close. I wasn't even sure how the storyline would work without Rodney.

January 7, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterEinstein

Pure fricking genius.

In a can.

Of win.

January 7, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnother Rob

Alas, poor Rodney! I knew him, Horatio.

January 7, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterdvtaylor

Absolutely love it.

January 7, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJW

I bet the slaughter-bot was cool looking. Why did Rocket Hat have to destroy it? The details are unimportant!

January 7, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJames Yeamans

So are the people in the strip aware of the head Moon Man's resemblance to Ric? Also, since I don't recall Rodney ever being a character before, can I assume he doesn't get no respect at all?

January 7, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterHari

WELSHYYYYYY!!!!!

January 7, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterp

I'm NOT dead yet!

January 7, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRodney

I read the first panel 4 times before going on, just to heighten the suspense. This is, by far, your best work.

And I love that all of the comments are anonymous on my screen right now.

January 7, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterPetra

Nice use of Gaussian blur

January 7, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJD

I am reminded of
"NOT LENNY!"

January 7, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterEric

is that mullet boss hugging someone in the bottom middle on the left? Why is he blurry? I knew he was gay.

January 7, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterdeimso

*giggle* nothing like trying to promote your own book by saving an unknown mechanic's life.

January 7, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterIzzy

Dammit, I was voting for Mullet Boss to kick the bucket. Either him or Armpit Flashing Guy standing next to him...

January 7, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBonzoGal

So are Rick and the Moon Men Leader now distinct characters, or has he planted himself amongst the crowd in his alter-ego form so as to throw off suspicion as to his identity?

January 7, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSean

I particularly enjoy the irony of rick among the unarmed group, moon man rick Could have killed his nonfictional self.

January 7, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJason

What book do you recommend for people who DO want to die?

January 7, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterArtie

Now I'm confused, I thought I had Rocket Hat's alter-ego all figured out.

January 8, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterWrench

Shameless self promotion since I'm only mostly dead.
http://www.zazzle.com/flamingboard*

January 8, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterIan

Hmm. Pages fell out of mine the first time I read it.

January 8, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterHoney

Rodney needs to be come a recurring off-screen character.

January 8, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterIbid

Wait... so this means Scott isn't Rocket Hat? And Rick isn't the leader of the Moon Men? How... how can this be? My fragile worldview as it relates to Basic Instructions has been shattered. SHATTERED I SAY!

January 8, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterdagfooyo

I think there was room for Rodney to have the last line in answer to Rick's comment:

"It's all in the book"

January 8, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMatt

What good is a fictional mechanic? Now a fictional accountant, that would make sense.

January 9, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLumpy

Okay, the whole Rocket-Hat vs the Moon Men thing is now officially awesome enough to warrant its own spin-off. I picture a Saturday morning cartoon, complete with merchandising. And then 20 years later Michael Bay will turn it into some horrendous movie franchise starring whatever the future equivalent of Shia LeBeouf is.

January 9, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterElan

Answer inaudible.

January 9, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMirta

That's funny, I always assumed Scott was Rocket Hat, but never considered that Rick was the emperor of the Moon Men.

January 10, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJoe

heheheh Brilliant =)

January 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterScott Myers

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