03/10/10 Spacetrawler Previous | Next First Strip First Series | First Strip Second Series | First Strip Current Series | Archive | Most Recent First Strip First Series | First Strip Second Series | First Strip Current Series| Archive | Most Recent 03/08/10 Bedroom Comfort 03/15/10 Watch That Last Step 10 Comments JKCarroll March 10, 2010 at 7:27 am 12 years ago Laserblade …. Hmmm …. Is that kinda like a rollerblade with light? It would lend a whole new meaning to “tripping the light fantastic”. You usually don’t lose arms or other limbs when doing that. featheredfrog March 11, 2010 at 4:22 am 12 years ago That last frame totally “sold” me on Space Trawler. I’ll miss LD, but this has an edge that I like. Rags March 13, 2010 at 12:05 am 12 years ago Bit confused here. In the beginning I thought the Spacetrawler was the ship. Now it sounds like they are taking about the machine in that room, which is kind of a matter converter, then they seem to be discussing the ship as a matter converter. And it seems to be “a spacetrawler” rather than “the TLA Spacetrawler”. So what’s the ship called then? And it’s kind of hard to imagine the bounty hunter making a bigger mess than he has already. Didn’t he get smeared all across the floor? I thought they would need a mop to pick him up. JKCarroll March 14, 2010 at 10:44 am 12 years ago Well, Rags, if the bounty hunter’s structure resembles a human’s, you can think of him as a leathery bag filled with no-longer-potable water — a leathery bag of gelatinous goo, if you will. The smear campaign squished most (but not all) of the gelatinous goo out of him like a toothpaste tube and converted a lot of the “boney” equivalents to more goo. Now, imagine taking a reciprocating saw to a toothpaste tube that still has a lot of “gelatinous goo” inside it. Imagine the resulting spray pattern, spewing “gelatinous goo” over floors, walls, ceilings, arms, eyes, open mouths shrieking in disgust … you get the idea. What’s more, imagine the “laserblade” uses an actual laser, which causes near-instantaneous conversion of the “gelatinous goo” to “steamed gelatinous goo”. Steam packs an AWFUL lot of power, causing even more amazing spew patterns over floors, walls, open mouths, etc. (Not to mention that “steamed gelatinous goo” is very, very hot, so you’re not only shrieking with disgust you’re shrieking in pain. And not in a good way, either.) So I’m with Emily on this one. I TOTALLY want to see a laserblade! Frank March 17, 2010 at 11:05 am 12 years ago Rags, the ship is called the IA Star Banger. Yes, I had to look it up https://www.baldwinpage.com/spacetrawler/2010/03/01/030110-meet-the-crew/ Christopher March 17, 2010 at 12:25 pm 12 years ago The bounty hunter DID get smeared across the floor, but for the most part, JKC is right (aside from the massive “spew patterns” perhaps), but that alien simply has a very resilient skin, so for the most part the remains are a skin sack of crushed innards with minor leakage. Not very appetizing I’m afraid. And as soon as i find good opportunity I will show the laserblade. 🙂 Pingback: Spacetrawler - 04/28/10 Diary: Post Pirate greenfox16 May 12, 2010 at 7:28 pm 12 years ago Bounty Hunter on the rocks anyone? Or maybe he’ll be used for propulsion? Love the comic! Crestlinger October 30, 2012 at 4:51 pm 10 years ago Hmm like a lightsaber with an edge? SFforbreakfast January 15, 2021 at 1:13 pm 1 year ago Future strip? “EWWW we’re EATING him?” (Enjoying this series after the demise of Schlock Mercenary.) Leave a Reply to featheredfrog Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.