07/03/18 – De-Hobbling 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 This is how I imagine a big battle. Lot’s of lying around wishing one was out getting ice-cream instead. First Strip Original Series | First Strip Current Series | Archive | Most Recent 07/02/18 – Barely a Scratch 07/04/18 – Pilot’s Cargo 13 Comments Efogoto July 3, 2018 at 12:08 am 8 months ago I think your last comment is projection, Jabby. Coyoty July 3, 2018 at 1:16 am 8 months ago But think of how good that ice cream will taste after the battle. Worth fighting for. (Note to self: Write “The Cold Wars” about competing for ice cream.) War Pig July 3, 2018 at 1:17 am 8 months ago Speaking from experience, a big battle does not generally consist of a lot of lying around (post WWI trench warfare, that is). Generals, colonels, etc like to keep you moving about a bit and shooting at the other side. A big battle (or even a small battle) does, however, consist of an amazing amount of people desperately wishing they were somewhere else, eating ice cream. Even sharing ice cream with the people at whom you are currently shooting. You can get used to shooting at people, eventually. You never get used to the other guys having the unmitigated gall to shoot back, though. Jim Campbell July 3, 2018 at 1:33 am 8 months ago It’s true, War Pig. Tens of thousands of rounds sent down the one-way firing range are nothing compared to that first round that comes back up the two-way range! andreas July 3, 2018 at 5:11 am 8 months ago Well, that’s “our” side (rich countries sending out invasions). The “other” side (i.e. people who live there) are quite used to sitting tight in trenches and tunnels, waiting out the onslaught of missiles and artillery coming at them at a price tag of a sizable fraction of local GDP. Let’s see how Jabby will ready itself for Mauricio’s next act of “betrayal”. Finn Kenyon July 3, 2018 at 10:41 am 8 months ago These days battles in wars are mostly people dropping bombs, placing mines, or piloting drones from a distance, all the death happens at a distance from the killer, except the massacres those can happen in person or from a distance. Herandar July 3, 2018 at 10:16 am 8 months ago In my head canon, The new (ball-less) hand Jabby hand-talks the same as a puppeteer mimics a mouth. And’ll probably do shadow puppets once the light is right. Efogoto July 3, 2018 at 12:04 pm 8 months ago I really like the way Jabby is pointing at Mauricio in the last panel. Stefinatrix July 3, 2018 at 3:08 pm 8 months ago I’m kind of hoping for a Señor Wences moment 🙂 Galane July 8, 2018 at 11:20 pm 8 months ago Shadow puppets? “Do ‘deformed rabbit’, it’s my favorite!” Kaidah July 3, 2018 at 10:57 am 8 months ago Mauricio has a funny idea of what justice is? Pot meet kettle. 😀 Meran July 3, 2018 at 8:49 pm 8 months ago We wouldn’t have as much fun with Jabby, but I wonder why he hasn’t disabled Mauricio’s “peanut gallery” opinion-speaking abilities. He doesn’t even need Mauricio’s head at this point, except for a type of camouflage…. Peter Rogan July 3, 2018 at 10:48 pm 8 months ago Nothing, I think, can be so maddening as being the unwilling victim of a fight you were never in — just your infesting kidnapper. You can kibitz, you can scream, but you are not even safely an innocent target. Mauricio is a war horse dragging the mighty cassion, but the cannon survives the shell burst that eviscerates the horse. A situation as far from just as one can imagine. 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.