As you can see above, I’ll be in Albuquerque this weekend at the SciFi Expo. (along with Cordelia from Buffy, Chekov from Star Trek, and Darth Maul from Star Wars, among others.) So come on by and say hello. 🙂
THE SHIRTS: I only received a couple more orders for the shirt. But I’m going to go ahead and print it, but I will ONLY be printing what shirts are ordered (since there’s simply not demand enough to keep back-stock). So, if you want a Purfin-M32, ORDER-IT-TODAY (Wednesday). I’ll be putting in the print order tomorrow, and that’ll be it!
In news, there’s a nice article on Webcomics in the Boston Globe today, featuring Topatoco‘s very own Jeffrey Rowland, plus Jeph Jacques, Richard Stevens, Andrew Hussie, Michael Terracciano, and KC Green.
I forgot who mentioned it a little while back, but they were right:
Eventually the GOB is going to learn that Dmitri is “stun-proof” and they’re going to see if he’s “kill-proof”.
@Leland, he might not be kill proof, but he’s generally about 100 proof.
Dmitri wins and loses at the same time!
Immunity to stun guns: the gift that keeps on giving.
I’m so constantly happy that Dimitri is still on board
Wow. It didn’t even make him spill his drink. That’s quite some tolerance.
What really sells this is Dmitri’s expression of unconcerned disapproval in the middle bottom panel.
As Mr. Swartzenegger once said: “BAD idea!”
@Chrisopher: Bwah ha ha ha ha!
And again, didn’t spill a drop!
@KingInYellow & @Leland, http://youtu.be/tt87phicwZA
I totally want to buy a print of this page. By far one of my favorites after Dmitri’s March.
Prints are available, right below the strip there. And cafepress poster prints are only $10 despite it saying $14. 🙂
He didn’t even giggle!
i cry every time i hear dal’s sad story
Wow. That stun-proofing’s really come in handy for him. You’d think at some point the rest of the crew would try following his example.
you would .. but the crew is not exactly all there – they are being lead by a sheltered 25 year old equadorian lass … about the only one with any sense is the one who wants to return back to being a 2.6 tonne 8 legged cyber-spider. Or is holding a case full of their genetic material and is just looking for a place to rest a test tube or two for a little while …
You’d think that Martina would be able to translate “she’s got a good heart” coming from Dmitri by now.
I’m more impressed with Martina’s ability to change clothing as she makes her way to talk to each crewman. Wardrobe-bot, like the pottybot?
loved this strip on so many levels
Panels 11 & 12: BEST PANELS EVER.
Though what I want to know is how she shot the thing. Far as I could tell she didn’t really have any limbs left, and her tentacly appendages seem too stout for that kind of thing.
Best. webcomic. anywhere.
If Dal is out for mwahaha-revenge, why would she set the gun on stun? Or has she killed Martina?
I believe the look of unconcerned disapproval is directly related to the small portion of his cocktail that splashed out of the glass.
Of Dal’s limbs, what do you think each is for? Is the middle one a nose, or the two on the side? Are her eyes just vestigal things, and really her “sight” comes from the sensory nubs on the bottom of her feet? Oh or is what looks like eyes really her nostrils?
When Capt. Martina awakens she’ll want to clap that xenomorph in irons or worse. Stun the the shit out of them for days.
@Nomi, she has NOT killed Martina. 🙂
I have a girlfriend who will repeat “I’m sorry” over and over even as she continues to commit the offending behavior. It’s an odd thing. (It usually happens when she’s been “overserved.”) It’s a curious, and apparently interspecies, phenomenon. lol.
What is it with the ongoing fascination with Martina’s wardrobe changes? Why does each panel have to be immediately following the previous one? Could this not have occurred a few hours afterwards?
It seems likely that the “stun proofing” trick is exclusive to the human nervous system, otherwise I expect it would be in wide use by now.
lol. I do not agree, only Dimitri is crazy enough to do it for the sake of doing it, especially when bored.
Given that other’s have not tried even though they readily know indicates that you don’t want to be stunned for the 2nd time. lol.
Maybe stun resistance can only be achieved by humans through the combination of a ridiculously high number of repeated stuns at an insanely high blood-alcohol level.
So that’s how you get Martina to take off her hat.
nice one!!! cute comment dan…. and matt….
oh..you should have been in that article too….
@Prairie, I have seen it all too many times myself. 🙂
@Daniel, that’s what her ex-lovers told me.
@Chris, didja know about this?
@Leland…. no. But I’m not sure what I’m looking for there. Do you mean that in panel six it kinda looks like Shuar? 🙂
Yup, that and the line about contract killing. I have no idea if that’s a character of the other strip, but an insectoid bounty hunter seemed pretty familiar to me. In fact, I was almost shuar it was her!
(Sorry, I had to do it!)
Gotta say I’m loving Dimitri. Consistent laughs always.
Just re-read the last few panels…does Martina change her clothes each time she talks to a different crew member, or does this indicate time passage in space?
I just bought “Spacetrawler: Book 1 The Human Seat” at the Albuquerque SciFi Expo this afternoon, I came home and jumped right into it! I’m just a few pages in and the “LPP” (Laughs Per Panel” I’m glad to say are very high! Thank you so much for introducing something new and great into my life!
At least he likely felt good about being betrayed, if only for a few seconds.
Well that’s shot #2 Mrtina’s had now (first was during abduction) 398 to go to reach Dimitri’s tolerance.