442 – The Rest of Them

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  1. Gabe

    It definitely seems like the new generation of super heroes was a step down in every way from the older one: Power(obviously), commitment, and bravery. But especially power.

    • Brock Heasley

      It would certainly seem so, but then we don’t get to really see them use their powers, do we? Which is just about the most inept way I can possibly imagine going out.

      • Gabe

        The time to use their powers might have been about when they were huddled together, cowering in fear. Also, Ninja Lina should have been unstoppable due to The Law of Inverse Ninja Strength! Poor show, Lina. Poor show.

  2. Marcus

    Well, there goes Swifty’s last hope for the world and Stargirl to be saved. :(

    I hope there are other heroes that owe Swifty some favors to help him out. :(

    • Brock Heasley

      I think heroes are in pretty short supply in the SuperFogeys universe. We’re doomed.

      • quarktime

        Frame 4:


        Brick falling to the ground.

  3. Alex

    Maybe we would have even more gangs if things didn’t work like gangbusters. I don’t think it means that gangbusters are all-effective; if they were there would be NO gangs.

    • Brock Heasley

      A fair point. Maybe I’m just not fully appreciating what we already have.

  4. gnrrrg

    On the bright side, maybe she’ll burn herself out and be easier to defeat. And unicorns fart rainbows.

    • Brock Heasley

      Dude, unicorns should ABSOLUTELY fart rainbows. If they did it any other way, I’d be disappointed.

  5. Jack Gulick
    Jack Gulick

    I didn’t know this before this AM, but per Wikipedia, it’s a reference to a radio program named Gang Busters that opened with very loud and distinctive credits (sirens, whistles, gunfire). Thus to “come in like Gang Busters” meant to arrive with lots of noise and fanfare.

    • Brock Heasley

      Thanks for the research! Thanks to you, we all learned something today. The more you know…

  6. Tyler Heasley

    I have learned today that the comic SuperFogeys is about how all the old people have interesting lives and all the young people die.

    • Brock Heasley

      Did you just say that the SuperFogeys is most original, groundbreaking coimic–nay, story–in the world? I think you did.

  7. drew

    We’re Still missing cap and zurida’s son he hasn’t returned from his little excursion to find dr. rocket using the DNA scanner that he was given…which makes me wonder how he’s going to tie into all this ESPECIALLY since the only trace of dr. rocket’s DNA will lead him to Valhalla….and ultimately his pops…

    (thinking WAY AHEAD ON THIS!!!!)

    Also IF he finds dr. rocket he’ll also find tom…which in turn is his half brother…(CAN someone PLEASE make super fogeys into a movie!!!!! I’d PAY $$$$$$ to see this on the big screen!!!!)

    • Brock Heasley

      Drew, you’re not thinking too far ahead… While we won’t see the result of Percy’s search in this chapter, you’ll definitely see him in the next.

      And, YES, that would be money well spent. I STILL think SF would make for a great animated series.

      • CartoonistWill

        I second that thought on an animated series!

  8. tmcelmurry

    Holy Canole this is a phenomenal strip and a huge turning point in the life of Star Maiden. She is definitely a weapon not to be messed with. Seeing all these deaths and pinnacle moments I’m waiting on someone to wake up and realize this was just another of Bob Newhart’s dreams. :)

    • Brock Heasley

      Not gonna happen, my friend. (Though that’s a great moment in television history.) No reset button either. This all happened and will continue to have happened. The question is… what happens next?

      • CartoonistWill

        Well, shucks! There goes my time travel theory…

      • Greg Bulmash

        Well, what exactly did happen? All may not be as it appears. Brock is pretty sneaky.

        • Brock Heasley
          Brock Heasley

          Where’s the “like” button?

  9. CartoonistWill

    Wow. I didn’t even know who any of them were to even care if they died or not, but you killed them. You really killed them. All of them. Now I’ll never know why that man was crying. lol

    The Healer was the only one I cared about. Slightly for Cap 2, but only because I wanted to know how he gets his hair to stay like that. Oh, and, uh, how Cap 1 ever allowed him to succeed him?

    • Brock Heasley
      Brock Heasley

      I really need to tell that story someday, don’t I?

  10. CartoonistWill

    I been meaning to ask, what’s with the baby fogeys up top?

    • Brock Heasley
      Brock Heasley

      The babies in the header are in honor of the current SF Origins story, “SuperFogeys Babies.” Artists Denver and Jeff thought it would a fun change to the site for a spell, and I thought it was a great idea. Hope you’ve had a chance to check that story out!

      • CartoonistWill

        At the time of my earlier posting, I had not! Since then I have seen the Baby Fogeys, and I’m loving the artwork and concept so far!

  11. Kayjay

    Scary! Dark Maiden’s death beams remind me of Dr. Manhattan (what with the exposed skeletons and all). Very awesome strip!

    • Brock Heasley
      Brock Heasley

      Yes! Dr. Manhattan! It’s exactly like that, isn’t it? Tells you what kind of power Dark Maiden wields.

    • WGC

      I was thinking the effects look more like the Martian deathrays in Mars

  12. Scott

    If the 2nd Generation just squandered Money Man’s trust fund I’m glad they’re dead. Wouldn’t mind if CSII survived now — if he mans up some. Still, there really should be some sort of competent young character. It’s far too unbalanced as is.

    • Brock Heasley
      Brock Heasley

      Agreed. Though Dictator Tot was pretty competent. Relatively speaking.

  13. krheasley

    It’s things like this that make SF great. I mean, it’s already been said. You killed them. You really killed them.

    And panel 2 is probably one of my most favorite panels in SF ever.

    • Brock Heasley
      Brock Heasley

      Thanks very much, Karen! Yes, they’re really dead. And agreed… Marc KILLED it on the this one. (Ooh… bad pun.)

    • Brock Heasley
      Brock Heasley

      And by the way–I didn’t kill them. Dark Maiden did.

      • CartoonistWill

        Fine. You HAD them killed. You evil, evil man. lol

  14. Sam

    Time for M.M. to save the day! Bring on the rapping that saved the world and drove the villains away.

  15. quarktime

    Aaaaand THERE are the singed silhouettes on the concrete.

    But I’m not making predictions on this comic anymore. Nope. Not me. Uh uh.

  16. drew

    thinking some more on this…dark maiden killing tangerines kid…well that may send him back over the edge into a killing machine doling out punishment as he sees fit!

  17. artisan54

    well what if she isn’t killing them but transporting them to somewhere else, so that Zurida doesn’t kill them for real? maybe she is going to come out in the end as a real hero. thats just my theory.

    • CartoonistWill

      Like how Darkseid didn’t kill Batman but sent him into the distant past, despite us seeing his body decentigrate into a skeleton and go *poof*? Yeah, that didn’t make a LICK of sense, lol

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