393 – Impasse

Discussion (21) ¬

  1. Bryan

    Is Cap perhaps the reason that Dr. Rocket hasn’t spilled the beans?

    • Lewis

      Rather sad that neither of them realise how Cap would feel about finding out Jerry and Dr Rocket were responsible for Tom’s supposed death. I think the results would be far worse than the giant robot reveal.

      • Bryan

        Good point.

        • Brock Heasley
          Brock Heasley

          I think it’s fair to say that’s very much on both their minds.

  2. Bartimaeus

    Ooh! Princess Bride!

    • Brock Heasley
      Brock Heasley

      Ha! Yes, that was kind of going through my head…

  3. Sam

    This is getting good, still a bit brash talking like that while the door is still open.

    • Brock Heasley
      Brock Heasley

      Yeah, a bit. But what are villains if not brash?

  4. JE Draft

    I would hardly think it’s a true impasse.

    Rocket is dying. He has zero to truly lose. That alone gives him the edge.

    • Bryan

      I like that point. Seems Dr. Rocket has forgotten it, though.

      • JE Draft

        And if I recall correctly, he also has the hots for Spy Gal.

    • Tyler Heasley

      I’m sure this is something Jerry will use against him. Maybe that will be the ultimate villainy of Jerome Klein—the defeat of the [truly?] redeemed Dr. Rocket. He’s already gone too far, and a person like that doesn’t really know where to stop, or how.

      • JE Draft

        I don’t really think Jerry is that smart. For Jerry to have any ultimate leverage here, he would have to admit that Tom is still alive. That would then give Rocket his daughter’s happiness as a vulnerability to exploit, as he’d be able to restore Tom to her at some point on condition of Rocket’s cooperation/silence. BUT – it would also give Rocket all the motivation he would need to be Jerry’s enemy. No, like – REAL enemy. Like, “Wilbur – let’s talk.” kind of enemy. Frankly, I think Jerry’s been amateurish throughout, because he’s never thought the whole thing through to its ultimate conclusion.

  5. drew88101

    seems like everything jerry throws at dr. rocket he has a nice counter…ultimately dr. rocket will come out on top in an argument like this…he is the villian after all it’s to be expected!

  6. trav

    daaamn, thrice, always dominating the conversation..

    • Brock Heasley
      Brock Heasley

      He’s such a chatterbox.

  7. tmcelmurry

    Man, that Thrice just really crowds a conversation, it’s a shame he’s so talkative. :)

    I love the flow of this strip. As I read it I found the volume in my head got louder until the end it was a shouting match. The dialog is just perfect, it really feeds the emotion of what’s going on and Marc’s awesome art brings those emotions to the characters faces. Y’all have one awesome union going on here that had really created a great webcomic that really needs to be animated into a show.

    One of the things that I find fascinating about this is that he still wants Dr. Rocket to think that Tom is dead. This keeps that hanging over Dr. Rocket’s head and keeps him where he needs him to be. It’s all about leverage in these situations. Now it comes down to which one is willing to take a sacrifice on how the ones they love think of them and make the first revealing move. With Dr. Rocket dying if the charade goes on much longer he would be my choice for leading candidate to spill the beans first, wanting to leave with a clean slate.

    • Brock Heasley
      Brock Heasley

      Thanks so much, Todd. This strip was a really juggling act of dialogue and art. Marc and I went back and forth on how best to handle it. Pleases me to no end that you experienced the exact effect I was going for!

  8. Infamous Nefarious
    Infamous Nefarious

    Poor Thrice….. Trapped in the Jay and Silent Bob conundrum. I can’t wait til his suppressor gives out and he goes on a rampage telling everyone EXACTLY what he’s been thinking about them all these years. Behold the fury of alliteration!

  9. Tyler Heasley

    I like that Marc is so true to Thrice’s facial features even though he’s pulling from a few different artists. Very well done, Marc.

  10. CartoonistWill

    Good one today.

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