Yay, it’s the bike background again, and so soon. Sorry, I was in a convention crunch.
Is that a proposition, Galasso?
Nah, He just doesn’t know. If he did know it was erased.
A friend of mine was a little like that, if it didn’t involve money or explosions his ignorance was impressive. I occasionally had to explain some of the most odd things.
I’ve enjoyed the last couple strips…
Surely he must have known at some point – he has a daughter!
Obviously Galasso has never been around and has been too focused on running the toy world. Yeah. That does seem a little weird with the boss saying that.
Galasso: “What is a ‘sex?’”
Ethan: “Well, you know where your daughter came from?”
Galasso: “I cloned her in a laboratory.”
It’s the most plausible explanation for her existence, really, given Galasso’s ignorance of all things not Evil Toy Empire-related. And let’s not forget that he once tried ordering Robin to sire an heir with Conquest.
Oh gracious. Lord please no. That’s just….wow. Sadly, I remember that strip.
But the question is, what did he clone her FROM?
A robot? (robots have DNA! Megaman X taught me so!)
Maybe……he’s another head alien in disguise! Or a martian!
Himself, perhaps? Drop the y, copy the x…
Maybe he used the thing that Joe has…
The one the Martians used to recreate their dead…
Except he is a girl…so it recreated a girl version of him.
Or it could be the fact that he isn’t dead, so it fucked up.
Pfft.. He cloned her from himself, just like Doctor Who
‘ll go with the robot thing. After all, Android 10 was able to have a child with Krillin in Dragon Ball. (I’m still trying to work out the hows and whys of it, though.)
android #18, and because she was kidnapped as a human and modified into a cyborg.
Rognik- She wasn’t a robot! She was a human with a few extra accessories!
@1Samildanach: Conquest is Galasso’s X-23?
And I had Galasso pegged to be in ‘Too Dumb To Live’ territory.
Maybe he made her with evil toy sex and then repressed it. I would.
Wonder if we’ll discover the origins of Conquest? For that matter, how did Mike come back to life?
Mike came back due to the wondrous magic of your mom’s wishes to earn nickels in exchange for sexual favors.
They eventually found enough of Mike to bring him back. Don’t you remember the end of It’s Walky?
GOD can’t you remember 12 years of comics?
“An orphanage in Eastern Europe?”
We like (B)Ike.
It’s probably a good place to hide from people like Duncan at least.
Will he be trying to get Drew to head there?
Well, Galasso knows his employees well…
What is a sex?
A miserable little pile of procreation!
But enough talk, HAVE AT YOU!
That made me laugh and hurt.
No thank you. You can just put that away now, good sir!
That made smile like you have no idea
When did he resume command of the store? I thought he was still incarcerated in the steel cage.
Galasso needs to see “Piki & Poko’s Adventures in Starland” (a Flash-animated series from Mondo Minishows). There is a character, whose name I have never seen in print (so I can’t share it) who gets their gender every so often out of a vending machine. Don’t ask me why or how.
He resumed command a couple years ago or so.
Yeah, he just hasn’t shown up much (theory: He’s been busy running the pizza (and subs) place in the DoA Universe because he’s able to move between the worlds).
Yanno what would make it all the more disturbing?
You know there are probably a few of those in the utility belt. That belt has EVERYTHING.
He does have batdoms though, they are fun to use and catwoman preffered
They have little squinty white eyes and pointy bat-ears (ribbed for her pleasure).
So, when they vibrate, does it sound like the “nanananananah” of the old Adam West TV show theme?
OMG I fell over laughing so hard at the thought of that!
Valdrax, you win an internet!
What? did you forget that Joker asked “Where does he get all those wonderful toys?”
AAHH!!! NOW I HAVE DISTURBING IMAGES OF THE JOKER AND BATMAN!!! I feel unclean!!!! UNCLEAN!!!!!!!!!!
My work here is done.
No, Ethan. When one’s boss tells you these things, it’s just a little weird. When your boss tells you these things, it’s downright disturbing.
On the other hand, he’s had years and years to build up a resistance to effects of Galasso exposure.
Wasn’t glasso obsessed with getting his daughter pregnant…. you would think hw would know what sex is?
My guess is he is like a child. He doesn’t know how procreation works but knows it involves two people.
Hey Willis you should do more gag-a-days, they’re never problematic the way your ongoings can be.
How does he have kids again?
*bom chicka wah wah*
Conquest => knows Waaay too much about sex.
Galasso => Is it a kind of cake?
Hmm, so maybe after Galasso er, ‘created’ Conquest, he somehow lost all his knowledge on the subject in that one.. moment? Transferring it all to her?.. I dk.
dupomatic or something (from Mayberry Melonpool)
The thing is, I like the motel room, but it reminds me not enough of Wayne Manor and a bit too much of my bedroom at home when I was a teenager.
Regarding the bike racks, these guys do spend all day wandering the same toy store over and over, I’m sure redundant backgrounds can be forgiven..
Galasso knows about “siring heirs,” just not the specifics involved. “Males are the ones with the pee-nis, yes?”
When Robin was crushing on Ethan, her most endearing trait was the way she genuinely threw herself into his interests. Even if she’s got her own special take on them (see “Batman’s totally a furry, right?”), it’s nice to see that continue.
Now there is something of interest to me in Taiwan.
I would love to see Galasso have this conversation with the earlier, less enlightened version of Joyce.
He would ask her what sex is, and she would go on about how it is evil and corrupt and brings entire civilizations to their knees. Intrigued, Galasso would try to harness the mighty power of this “sex” to rule the entire world!
Personally, I think Joe, Jacob, and Roz would gladly join forces with him if it’s going to be that kind of evil regime.
I think we have no idea whether Jacob would be glad about it or not… I mean, have we even seen him since then, much less heard his opinions about his fall from the wagon?
He was unconscious when Connie was conceived, that is the only explanation.
The bike background features a wide central aisle and a straight shot to Amber’s customer service desk. And it’s a nice background, with just enough (hey, they’re BMX looking bikes) but not too much (no, we can’t tell what kinds of headsets they’ve got) detail. Maybe the store’s renovations after the weaponized hamster episode allowed them to put in a bike aisle which we just hadn’t seen before now.
Now I’m seeing this image of Batman with the Premier of Mainland China and the Marshal of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army.
BATMAN: I will aid your reconquest of Formosa. China shall be whole again!
I don’t understand Willis’ comment. He was in a convention crunch, so he had to resort to drawing an incredibly detailed background?
He mentioned that he’s used this background before. I’m guessing he just pulled it & pasted the new comic stuffs over it.
Or at least something like that.
He made a couple of reusable “stock” backgrounds a little while back: Amber’s desk, and this bicycle aisle. He’s apologizing because he just used this same background the other day.
If the stories are taking place in the same place, why not reuse backgrounds? It would be pretty stupid to redraw everything every time. Besides, Khris Straub reuses everything in Starslip Crisis, and I am sure others do as well.
The thing about backgrounds is that they’re behind the stuff that’s important. They’re a bitch to draw and we’re not likely to notice it, because its’ only role is to be behind the stuff that’s important.
So yeah. It’s cool. It’s a nice background. Why shouldn’t he get some mileage out of it?
Backgrounds are -urine- incarnate. I will never hold any kind of background laziness against anyone.
If Galasso doesn’t know what sex is, then how’d he make a daughter?
He didn’t. He willed her into existence through the sheer force of his mind, it was part of his plan for world domination.
It would have been more direct and effective to just will an heir into existence, but he’s not the sharpest tool in the shed.
I’m guessing that Connie’s mom knew all about sex. I’m also guessing that a DNA test would show Connie has something in common with Faz and Amber.
Sex is merely the easiest way to make a child, it’s not the only way. As long as the white stuff gets where it needs to go how it got there doesn’t really matter.
I love every implication of “Pertinent to your interests” here.
I finally realized something. Galasso looks like Al Bundy to me.
What is a sex… ahh Galasso dont ever change
In my head, Galasso sounds like Mr DiMartino from Daria.
“ETHAN! This INFORMATION sounded like it might be PERTINENT to YOUR INTERESTS!”
Huh, deja vu. Didn’t this strip happen back in Book 1 or something?
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