And thus begins the era of three comics a week, with a strip I'm quite proud of, but which fell through the cracks of my increasingly complex posting schedule for a couple of weeks.
Before I go shopping for model rockets, a hot glue gun and a plastic souvenir Viking hat, I'll compliment you for your work, Scott. Awesome comics, love the art and the humor, keep working hard, man!
I laugh every time i see that boxing glove-knife!
I always wonder if Rocket Hat is in any Way influenced by the Rocket Man from Gravity's Rainbow....
I want to see a movie featuring the heroes and villains of Basic Instructions!
Ha! Third panel really made me laugh. Reminded me of the classic Pinky And The Brain scheme to claim compensation for a faked, incomprehensible accident involving a microwave and non-dairy powdered creamer. Contract Bridge should really have been in there too. Narf!
Always funny when it's the League of... whatever. Wahoo!! So excited for the new schedule!
Frame 4:Brilliant! I had to laugh at that one! And we finally learn of Rocket Hat's origins. It was like watching X-Men Origins:Wolverine!
"Slapped to death by hemophiliacs, and I was powerless to save them." That line had me doubled over. You're always on, but this comic is ridiculously funny. And the Judger finishing with, "It was okay, I guess. I haven't really given it much thought." Great work, sir.
I like the Knifeketeer's excessively specific origin story.
I hate dumb fanboy comments like "best comic ever".
Unless, of course, I'm the dumb fanboy who's making them.
Best comic ever.
When is book 3 going to be ready?
I love Rocket Mans posture. Ready to be handcuffed by the Moon Men. Great Strip!
Isn't this a rerun?
>It was like watching X-Men Origins:Wolverine!
Only it didn't suck!
Model rockets, a hot glue gun and a plastic souvenir Viking hat - $75Being slapped to death by a hemophiliac - Priceless
Great comic, though I think panels #1 and #4 look a little similar...And throughout the entire strip, not a single character changes expressions. Looks to me like the evil doing of the CopyPastor!
The Knifeketeer's mouth is different between frames 1 and 4! Ha, gotcha!
Contract Bridge. Holy crap that is funny! Some of the younger ones aren't going to get that brilliant gem.
Panel 2 killed me. Great line!
You're a google location icon? What superpower is that, knowing where you are?
Look a little closer, Ethan. Not only are #1 and #4 similar, but apart from a little cropping, #2 and #3 have a similar similarity (pun intended).
...And, of course, after I'd won my powers in a bridge game, I was forced to give up the game forever, because the American Contract Bridge League has banned anyone with the power of Omnipresence from tournament competition. Hence, the bleak undercurrent to my superhero persona: in the process achieve great powers, I had to abjure the one great love of my life: contract bridge.
Just like Bruce Wayne seeing his parents gunned down, no?
Not real fond of the 4th panel punch line. Would of went with a super-glue bonds instantly to skin angle.
Love the super-hero cast though. You could do a whole spin-off with just them.
For some reason, these hero-oriented comics always seem flat to me. Kinda like that movie Mystery Men, where I really wanted to enjoy it, and they always seemed on the cusp of something funny, but it just never quite happened.
no one has mentioned the ever-so-slight dig at Missy-who's judgements are apparently found to be "vague and poorly considered" by her husband! A truly HILARIOUS comic!
It always weirds me out to see Rocket Hat and Omnipresent Man in the same frame together.
ohhh, dissed by the judger. how cruel is that!
@ethan - some time back scott did a strip where all four panels were the same art, just to see if we were paying attention. turns out many people were. im too lazy to look for it, but im sure you could search back to find it
I have read and enjoyed all of your comics - especially the episodes that feature Rocket Hat and/or Omnipresent Man. Still, the Knifeketeer's origin story was the best laugh I have had in a while. Hilarious!
Nope, not a rerun, just very familiar graphics, oh wait is that redundant? You need to buy Scott's books. It explains everything.
'slapped to death by a hemophiliac' - one of your best lines.
Actually Raptor, it weirds me out that we DON'T see Omnipresent Man in EVERY frame. But not until you put the idea into head.
Are Rocket Hat's hands still cuffed in front of him?
Three cheers for the Legion of Super Heroes, and the Knifeketeer!... but I seem to recall Rocket Hat gained his powers using experimental technology he created to fight the Moon-Men. A chin strap was involved.
I've recently taken up knife throwing as a hobby and I am married to a lawyer. Therefore EVERY SINGLE FRIEND has emailed me to accuse me of being The Knifeketeer and my wife of being The Judger.
"It always weirds me out to see Rocket Hat and Omnipresent Man in the same frame together."
Technically speaking, Omnipresent Man is in every frame.
Panel 2 = Amazing, hahaha
I dunno why, but rocketman always reminds me of Dante from Clerks. Oh yea, and after a week and a half I've finally read all the backlog!
you are justly proud of this one, sir!
You are spoiling us!(Cuts off nose)
Well, they are right next to each other and it's not like one of them can be in two places.... oh my god omnipresent man CAN be in two places at the same time!
He's got a double secret identity! :D
I was busting up stitches with the Knifkateer's origin.
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