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Hideous, scary creatures one and all.
I am so gonna miss them.
Shiarra won’t, if you know what I mean. And we’ll just have to see what kind of firepower the others can bring to the brawl. Tom Tooth, I wouldn’t be so cocky if I were you.
Is it my imagination, or do two of the orcs look like General Fozdik’s litter-mates?
tim, the big question is why warrix send the scout troop when he needed the swat team. you know the snow queen aint going easy.
Yeah, that IS the $64,000,000 Question and sometimes it makes me wonder just what kind of ace in the hole these guys have. Warrix is many things, but so far, stupid doesn’t seem to be one of them.
Boys, evil never sees the big, BIG picture. Oh, they see a nice 8×12 panoramic shot of the battle where they appear to be winning, but they never seem to see the 20×30 poster of the whole war and they will eventually get their asses kicked. Classic example: Emperor Palpatine.
No, I think these orcs are the best he has to work with, and evil overlords never seem very big on getting up off their throne of skulls and doing the dirty work themselves. If anything, he likely sent these orc ‘minute-steaks’ out to soften the good guys up so he ‘thinks’ they’ll be easier to deal with when they finally get to him.
The two problems with your analogy is that Emperor Palatine 1) could kick some pretty serious butt himself (he beat even Yoda to a draw when it really counted) and 2) he got his minions and his immediate apprentices to outmaneuver everybody for five out of six movies. He had a VERY large view of the subject and the only thing that overthrew him directly was the one tiny chink in his armor he overlooked: a father’s love for his son. (We’ll leave the strategy and tactics of the rest of the field – likewise won by very narrow odds – for another day.)
I’ll say it again: I don’t trust David to just hand these guys’ heads to us on a platter. If he does, it’s going to be epic. But even if he does, some new twist will come out of the results, just as it did when Bill took out General Fozdik’s gang.
Yep. Warrix HAS to know these pathetic lackey scrubs couldn’t possibly stand up to Shiarra’s power. He may be planning an end around run attack somehow on her. In essence, a diversionary tactic. After all, I would expect he’d know her ability to see into the future, and would promptly make any adjustments…
You know, there just might be a MARKET for Orcsicles.
Am I the only one reading the head Orc in a Scottish accent?
I dunno… just sounds natural, for some reason.
Good call, but after hearing THE SCREWTAPE LETTERS on recording, I tend to hear him in the voice of the man who did Gollum in LOTR – and who also did Screwtape. Hard to describe, except that if a demon was the CEO of some thoroughly nasty English corporation, his voice would sound like Screwtape (and Tom Tooth).
You mean the same man who also did the voice of Captain Haddock from The Adventures of Tintin?
Then you both are correct.
Ooooo that lunch is gonna be a bit on the toasty side……
This is not going to end well.
SAVE THE ALE! And the rum. Definitely the rum. And the whiskey. Oh, hell, take everything not rot-gut.
Don’t worry, I’ll save the rotgut. For burning the carcasses after the fight.
we must drink drink drink and drink == before the libation gets spilled in the impending altercation.
fortunately, we have all weekend
Let’s see… they’re supposed to keep her alive, but she has no reason to return the favor. I don’t think they’ve considered the problems with that plan…
yeah, who does this scout troop think they are === frank buck.
bring in alive aint always easy.
I’d have thought that a dragon would be a rather substantial meal for someone who gets the munchies for magic …
Anyway. Shiarra: probably THE supreme Ice Mage in the entire Billverse at the moment, with what seems like a century or more of experience as THE Ice Queen. Frank: able to produce devastating gouts of flame. From either end. Gnome: surprisingly powerful magic-user, who can invoke teleport and effective invisibility.
From my dungeon-crawling heydays, I’d have paid a prince’s ransom in gold and platinum pieces to have that team in my party for just a dozen mele rounds in numerous situations that turned fatal without warning. This Goon Squad had better have a Secret Weapon up their sleeve or they’re not even gonna see the second round.
You got THAT straight and we may just find out on Monday something about their ace in the hole. Unless, that is, David is simply in the mood for making Eskimo Pie out of these Orcs.
I can’t believe I’m saying this, but I can’t wait for Monday!
Get in line. In the immortal words of the “new” Capt. Kirk: “Either we’re going down, or they are.”
oh my what big teeth you have…
Boys, we’ll be remembered by history like the Light Brigade at Balaclava. The 6th Army at Stalingrad. Montgomery in Operation Market-Garden. Napoleon III at Sedan.
Beetle Bailey after an argument with Sarge.
Given the talk about making Frank into lunch and the comment about Beetle Bailey, I have to mention a local landmark in Culver, Oregon: Beetle Bailey Burgers. (Not to be confused with the BBB ). You’ll have to use Google streetlevel, though to get a picture of the place. (I tried to find one and that was the only place I could find one. They used to have Beetle on the sign, but the Streetlevel picture just has the name.)
custers last stand, the day after thanksgiving at the malls
…tennessee charlie after any long weekend
I’m here I’m here! Phew! i had a case of the cooties for the past few days but much better now.
She is so going to make him eat those words!
With those teeth, he should be able to eat just about anything.
That reminded me of some of the shenannigans in our health departments and schools in Oregon. When I was down in the Medford area in the late 1990s, there was a little epidemic of head lice in K-12. The students who came down with them had to stay out of school until it cleared up ( which made sense), but the teachers who had them stayed in school where they could be transmitted.
That’s Oregon: half logical at best. When we had an epidemic of STDs among college women my age in the 1990s, the response of the state was to just ignore it. Chlamydia alone was 3.5:1 women to men in 1997 and since the NIH/CDC indicate that only a third of women have symptoms, versus 75+% of men, the ratio was probably even higher than 3.5:1. (“No consequences” were taught to the girls in public school in the 80s and 90s by the feminists, so it shouldn’t be a surprise to have a situation like that.)
reading through some older panels and it makes one wonder: what happened to Gypsy and Keebler?
Is it me, or does the hooded Orc look a lot like Igor from the classic movie “Young Frankenshteen”?
Good luck guys….have fun…and survive….IF YOU CAN….
These ugly clowns don’t stand a chance.
I really need to check out this comic more! Good stuff here
Ok I just spotted it. In the first frame, is the big dude on the left doing the “neck crack”? Hilarious!
Pure gold, David.
Well, either a neck crack or he’s trying to get a good look at the situation under the word balloon …
It also looks like he’s using a solid-gold bowling ball as a belt buckle. Now, that’s some tough training!
That’s exactly what I thought it looked like (second option: a gold-plated coconut)…
time = midnight, sunday. the last cask is empty. we done it. the place is dry. not nearly a drop was wasted in the upcoming melee.
You forget, I saved the rotgut for burning the carcasses afterward. If you’re that desperate for Death By Ethanol/Methanol, have a swig.
Ok its monday so wheres the new episode
Now its Tuesday///
Panel 3: pumpkin face material.
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