02/07/18 Wezzle Assesses Previous | Next First Strip Original Series | First Strip Current Series | Archive | Most Recent Previous | Next First Strip Original Series | First Strip Current Series | Archive | Most Recent Apologies, the strip was done but didn’t update. Here it is! Whoot! Hump Day First Strip Original Series | First Strip Current Series | Archive | Most Recent 02/05/18 Wezzle 02/12/18 Great Power 16 Comments Coyoty February 7, 2018 at 1:50 am 8 months ago I don’t trust him. He wants to have Jabby for himself. He wants to be a nuclear Wezzle. Jude February 7, 2018 at 2:39 am 8 months ago Of course, he does. But since Jabby is still part of Mauricio when he’s in the ship with Nog and Mr. Zorilla, I take it Wezzle wasn’t too successful. I wonder if Jabby had to deal out some justice to Wezzle too. Metaphizzle February 7, 2018 at 2:52 am 8 months ago Booooooooooo Boooooooooooooooooooooooo Frith Ra February 7, 2018 at 2:36 pm 8 months ago Shoot him now! Make the gunslinger go boom! Frith Ra February 7, 2018 at 2:36 pm 8 months ago I sometimes hate spell check: Pun slinger Jude February 7, 2018 at 2:47 am 8 months ago Mauricio’s expression when Jabby says censorship is wrong! Wezzle’s expression in the next panel! Love Wezzle’s draped tentacle on the table similar to the way a person rests their arm on a table. For such strange looking aliens, Chris, you’ve done a great job of imbuing them with recognisable human characteristics, making them all the funnier. Efogoto February 8, 2018 at 12:09 pm 8 months ago I like way Wezzle looks at the box without turning his head. Why else have eyes that bulge so? caribouchat February 7, 2018 at 4:14 am 8 months ago I was wondering about your liking this new character so much but now I begin to understand. I love the way they use their tentacles. And their legs are artificial, aren’t they? I suppose they wouldn’t need them if it weren’t for the technological world and all… So their tentacles can be feet or hands at will, can’t they? I’d like to see them on their original planet, with their friends there. PeterK February 7, 2018 at 1:47 pm 8 months ago I like wezzle so much. Peter Rogan February 7, 2018 at 9:31 pm 8 months ago What power DOES Jabby have to save someone from atomic implosion/explosion? If all the atoms turned inside-out, doesn’t that mean that happened to him as well as Mauricio? How do you survive something like that? I can see only one of two answers: 1. You don’t. You are atomized, and then by some means you reconstruct yourself and your host. I don’t know what kind of nanotechnology permits that, but it suggests the ability to manifest coherence across a distance, and to retain memory of atomic structure through it all. 2. You translate yourself and your subject to a side-universe where this sort of thing isn’t happening, then translate back when the main danger’s past and deal with things like vacuum and hard radiation and the like. My money’s on No.1. Jabby’s reach is more extensive than shown to date, and may in fact have been extended by the ordeal. That which does not kill me and so forth. Very Dr. Manhattan. Which suggests an even more unpleasant result. If Jabby can survive such an implosion/explosion, what’s to keep him from doing the same to the entire universe when he knows he and his concept of ‘justice’ will be the only things left? Mauricio not included; his value even as transport and life-support seems to be compromised, if not already demonstrated disposable. And what happens when he hits the Drak-Sim? At this point, my guts knot in fear and apprehension and I need another Scotch. Excuse me. Coyoty February 8, 2018 at 2:44 am 8 months ago Mauricio said the monster reversed polarity, not he and Jabby. My impression is Jabby shielded Mauricio from the effects, and didn’t have to recreate themselves. Coyoty February 8, 2018 at 2:47 am 8 months ago Never mind, I just reread more carefully. “…every atom in the vicinity…” Night-Gaunt49 February 8, 2018 at 12:47 am 8 months ago Smaller than nano, we are talking material reconstruction atom by atom. Maybe even from the nucleus upward in complexity. Though if Jabby can have full control over his death ray, he can reconstruct as well as destroy or should I use the word I first heard on Outer Limits (1963) was “uncreate”. I wonder if Jabby has a memory bank of everyone he kills? If he does he may be able to reconstruct them. But that would be against his programming if can theoretically do so. Peter Rogan February 8, 2018 at 8:14 pm 7 months ago What’s more disturbing than this ability to re-self-create is Jabby’s warped notion of ‘justice.’ We have found that the better part of animal kingdom seems to have an innate sense of what’s fair and what’s unfair, which we have sculpted into the handmaiden of Law, covering situations where law would produce an unfair result. I get the impression this isn’t Jabby’s understanding of the concept. After all, he finds it ‘just’ that he was attached as a parasitic cybernetic organism on an unwilling human host. Big hole in your logic right there. So what else escapes what we call ‘justice’? What remains? And what is it going to do? Obviously Jabby has an idea, which he has sense enough to not disclose, though he’s stolen a starship and co-opted the pilot, however you and Wezzle want to characterize that. Sooner or later the destination will come up, and we might get some inkling. But Jabby didn’t think using a trapped Eeb to save the universe was in any way unjust. I get the impression he’s looking for a peculiar and rather idiosyncratic version not of ‘justice,’ but of ‘balance.’ Of what with what, I shudder to think. I have to go and purchase more Scotch now. Muzhik February 10, 2018 at 7:01 pm 7 months ago “I have to go and purchase more Scotch now.” Don’t forget to get some bourbon to bring “balance” to your self-medication. Gregg Eshelman February 9, 2018 at 5:28 am 7 months ago Justice, eh? https://youtu.be/AnaQXJmpwM4?t=51 Leave a Reply 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.