Gotta love Mike’s instant reply: “No, she died.”
But Robin’s political career is SO dead at this point – I’ll bet Sidney Yus tells the story by making Robin the kidnapper who assaults innocents and tried to set the store on fire to win sympathy.
Either that, or this wins her campaign when the truth gets out.
Truth has nothing to do with politics. Only impressions matter.
the truth can make an impreshin and robein has wentienss
I would have preferred “It seems, in your rage, you killed her.”
Does that mean Robin’s campaign… will die to an hero?
That assumes that Sidney Yus is capable of thinking anything through. She has not demonstrated this ability.
I would vote for ANYONE who managed to force someone’s head up the read end of another person. Especially if the recipient is wielding a rifle.
Wow, Robin quoting Dinobot quoting Hamlet; truly a great moment in a great age of literature.
I remember back in the day, when people on Usenet would accuse Dinobot of plagiarizing Captain Picard. DUDES. READ A BOOK.
Wait really? People that stupid can turn on a computer? I don’t belive it!
…So did those two just ignore Sara Palin with Faz up her ass, or did the two of them manage to crawl away in the heat of battle?
So that’s what they call it these days, eh?
Great reference to one of the best death scenes ever made.
I’m still puzzled as to how the Axis of Something managed to hit Robin. Y’know, since she has super speed, it’d be like an ordinary person trying to hit the Flash. Here are the explanations I can figure:
1. Robin can’t sustain the speed forever. Her body needs to recharge with Skittles occasionally.
2. Artistic license for dramatic effect. I doubt this one. This strip is too consistent for that.
3. Robin is too scatterbrained to remember to superspeed out of the way of a punch.
4. The Axis has superpowers. At least maybe Dawson and Palin.
I’m guessing a mix of 1,3 and 4.
Her powers aren’t like the Flash. She can move at superspeeds, but she doesn’t have Matrix-like super-quick reaction timing. She’s not focused enough for that. This can result in lots of personal injury.
Ah that makes a lot of sense. Thank you.
That’s a really interesting take on the whole superspeed thing. If I understand you correctly, it’s like being able to run like a cheetah, but not having the reflexes dodge hazards any better than a normal person.
I really like that, but I’ve always liked the idea of superpowers with a catch. Kinda explains why I liked Cyclops as a kid.
Could being hit at superspeed worsen the blow then, perhaps?
Sir Isaac Newton says yes.
Is that bit of exposition in the comics anywhere? Seems important.
Also, aren’t her abilities enhanced by sugar? And given she probably didn’t have any sugar beforehand, she wouldn’t be as fast as she normally is?
Didn’t look to me like she even TRIED to use her speed. Here I was expecting her to say “oh, by the way, I stopped at the front counter on my way here. You know what we keep there? The CANDY.” And she whips out a 2 lb bag of M&Ms and does the Underdog Super Energy pill thing x 1000 and becomes an alien-powered dervish again. But she also has the attention span of a mealy-moth, so I’m surprised she even remembered why she was there for more than 2 comics.
I thought the big clouds of billowing smoke that follow her in her wake would have been more obvious, not to mention the twenty feet she flies after getting decked by Palin, due to her momentum. Oh well. Win some, you lose some.
Did you notice the time when she OUTRAN BULLETS?
Screw Hamlet and Shakespeare, that’s Dinobot’s quote haha
There is ample evidence to suggest Shakespeare was a plagiarist (in a way), so Dinobot is just continuing a proud tradition.
Well, technically, Dinobot said these things 180,000 years ago, so he was TOTALLY FIRST.
You’re quite right.
Explaining how those words made their way across time to Shakespeare would make epic fan fiction. And since it’s fan fiction, it would involve a lot of robot dongs.
Everything’s better with robot dongs.
After accomplishing the feat of having Shakespeare explicitly quoting Dinobot, one should for an encore state explicitly that Dinobot was also quoting _Shakespeare_, having read Hamlet it while in the future before coming back.
Wibbly wobbly timey wimey. Perhaps a blue box was involved.
Dinobot was quoting the original Klingon text.
I love all that was written here
I actually watched Code of Hero for the first time since I was about six today, JUST so I could appreciate the comic more. And for that I thank you.
I pretty much did the exact same thing.
(Except it was last week, with the start of the Vote Dinobot stuff — and my first time watching it was when I was 13.)
Honestly, it feels there should be a comic between this one & the last. Robin was in tough shape in the last comic, but still on her feet. This comic comes along, and she just topples over.
Sure, I get it that her fuel tank went empty, but it just doesn’t feel right, something needed to hit her. Something insubstantial like a paper cup, but that’s just me.
I dunno, came off to me like she was pretty much staying to be with it for others’ sakes, but when the danger was over, so was that adrenaline.
Perhaps Ultra Car has graduated to invisible pies.
Not to be ‘that’ guy, but isn’t Robin super powered from the “It’s Walky” days?
Is “that” guy the sort who doesn’t read the other comments before posting?
By the way, do you ever intend to fix the Shortpacked.com site?
It’s been broken for weeks.
Oh, the comic isn’t appearing. “Page not found” where the update should be, framed by the rest of the site.
The only way I’ve been able to check updates is by going back into the archive. I thought you would’ve been told about this by now.
Alas, Poor Sydney, she accomplishes nothing.
WHAT? SYMPATHIZING WITH SYDNEY?
She’s kinda sympathetic in this story. And the fridge logic hits that she got fired years ago from a job she was obviously not good at and that she has other, more useful skills and spends all of her time agonizing over the store.
Besides, I’d like to point out that Mike started out in a negative light. I’d love to see what could happen if Sydney was given some extra screentime.
I’m more wondering why someone superpowered and malicious *cough*MIKE*cough* didn’t trip or smack or grab her in her escape.
I guess the first lesson of Mike Warner is that apathy trumps spite.
Rule of Cruel. Mike was going where he could do the most damage, telling Robin that Leslie had died. Besides, Mike is apparently genre savvy enough to realize that Sydney is a somewhat reoccuring villain. He’ll get his chance to hurt her.
I’ve been gone awhile, so I may have to go back and re-read. I think I may have missed something, like,
“Where the Expletive Deleted is GALASSO whilst all this mayhem is afoot inside his beloved store?!”
Galasso is off eating delicious, delicious pie. and/or the store is closed and therefore he is not there but rather somewhere else. (or he’s secretly watching whilst eating his pie and sees it as a test of his soldiers.)
I feel that ever since the Drama Tag stuff, Galasso knows a lot more than he lets on. He’s much like Selatcia from Metalocalypse where you assume he’s a bad guy, but really, you have no idea what his agenda is. He probably allowed these events to take place for whatever reason…
I read way too much into this comic.
Galasso is at home. According the schedule, Robin, Ethan and Leslie were to open the store. We know Leslie was abducted the previous night, so they either got Ethan then also, or waited for him to arrive at the store.
this may be a little off topic.. but since McAwesome’s has matching/contrasting characters for all of Shortpacked!’s employees, do they also have a matching/contrasting Sydney? Like one who comically fails every attempt to make McAwsome’s even more awesome?
Maybe if they put Sydney in a room with her contrasting McAwesome double they’d cancel eachother out and no one would have to care anymore…
Clearly, Sidney’s counterpart (I vote for “Ridley”) is the regional manager of McAwesome’s.
the regional manager that keeps trying to get fired and is instead promoted
You know, it seems just as likely to me that Robin will win the election, but decide to just randomly drop the whole thing. I mean, she’s already shoved a man’s head up Sarah Palin’s ass — it’s all downhill after an experience like that.
what. the. frak.
Oop. Wait. Yus is running.
BEAT HIM WITH A FOAM SWORD NINJA RICK!!!
Hawt threesome. Called it.
AWESOMESAUCE! That was a pretty epic fight there.
All caught up reading the archives and made it to the present!
Course, I had to skip a lot of the wordy political talk, since American politics don’t interest me in the slightest, but still, I got the Batman jokes!
Also want an answer to how old Conquest is, but I think I’ll find that answer in a Wiki somewhere…
I cried when Dinobot died in Beast Wars. I know everyone did.
I read Robin’s line in Dinobot’s voice. It is 32x more Awesome.
Gasp! The hair, the clothes… Mike is Johnny Bravo!
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