Chapter 67: Page 22

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Hey! If you happen to be in Santa Monica, CA this coming Sunday, the 24th of June, I'm having a reader meet up in Ye Olde King's Head at 7pm for a little while! I think you should come by and join in.


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I guess that Annie has learned that sometimes doing the right thing has bad consequences. Maybe it would have been better if they'd had a replacement defence? From how the robots reacted, it looks like Diego was working on that so one wonders why the Court fixated on a defence mode that was so inhumane?

22 Jun 2018 | 12:22 AM

Don't lie Annie, you already knew the "excuse" (it was actually a valid reason) for doing this, and that was for it to protect the Court from invasion from the Woods. What did you think would happen if you removed it? You even knew that Tree-Wolf went into periodic rages where he would just go completely insane with his hatred of all things human. Every aspect of this incident, save, perhaps, for the sheer scale, was completely, and utterly foreseeable.

22 Jun 2018 | 12:38 AM
Reticent Owl

I'd say this is a really bad hidden pun here... Freeing a ghost has 'come back to haunt her'. It amused me when i realized this. Too bad that, as far as haunting goes, mort beat jeanne to it.

22 Jun 2018 | 2:04 AM

Troubles and piles of rubbles, cometh in groups of three...

22 Jun 2018 | 2:29 AM

"Ye Olde Kings Head" (est 1983) you 'mericans... Would love to be there Tom, hope it goes well!

22 Jun 2018 | 2:30 AM

I know! ... that I just drank a coffee.

22 Jun 2018 | 3:12 AM

Me! Me knows too, that I looked upon a nice comic page.

22 Jun 2018 | 3:17 AM

Re: Tom's pro flyer: 🔔🔔 There actually was a Law & Order Los Angeles, Doctor Octopus and the first Rhody Rhodes AKA Lucious Lyon were in it 🌴 I think they stole Law & Order UK's lieutenant, they had the same hairstyle and sweater vests.

22 Jun 2018 | 3:18 AM

You can only judge your actions based upon the information you had at the time, Annie. Madness awaits the other way.

22 Jun 2018 | 4:45 AM

Hmm, is this last panel some secret exit door or are they just walking out to a busted up court front area?

22 Jun 2018 | 5:12 AM

Ye Olde King's Head is a six hour drive, so I don't think I'll make it. :(

22 Jun 2018 | 5:29 AM
Nikary Flare

Hard to know when you're looking at something like this.

22 Jun 2018 | 5:39 AM
Rizz Rustbolt

Coyote knows.

22 Jun 2018 | 6:13 AM

Wow, you can really see how his art has evolved over time, it looks so awesome now!

22 Jun 2018 | 6:32 AM

Go get 'em, Antimony. 'Cos magic.

22 Jun 2018 | 6:44 AM

"Sector 7G" on the previous page was a Simpsons reference, no?

22 Jun 2018 | 8:18 AM

Ye Olde King'se Heade

22 Jun 2018 | 8:28 AM

At least she doesn't have to say "And I did nothing".

22 Jun 2018 | 8:34 AM

Whoa Annie is strong as hell, look how she casually she busted that door off its hinges

22 Jun 2018 | 9:26 AM

Annie, given Coyote’s nature, this would have happened one way or another. And you were completely in the right to help Jeanne. Of doing that someone is the Court’s way punish them and protect itself, maybe, just maybe, it wasn’t meant to be safe.

22 Jun 2018 | 9:42 AM

The burden of justice.

22 Jun 2018 | 9:44 AM

Seems like if the resources of the Forest were deployed against Jeanne, Jeanne wouldn't be up to the task.

I mean, one Fist of YsenYote Wrath busted up the whole facade of the Court. What would it have done against Jeanne--who got knocked out by the butt of Parley's sword?

22 Jun 2018 | 10:09 AM

>Perhaps, post-Jeanne, the bridge was the ONLY safe way to cross the gap, and it could be closed/destroyed by the Court in case of war with the Forest, cutting off the two realms.

That would make some sense of Antimony's current conviction that freeing Jeanne caused the attack.

However, I rather hope it is not true. Jeanne was badass, but Parley knocked her around pretty good.

22 Jun 2018 | 10:10 AM

So, it seems like Antimony is somehow still convinced that Jeanne was keeping back major forest action.

Although, with YsenYote's demonstrated flying ability, and previous serious aggressions again the Court that seems silly.

However, I wonder if the bridge is key in this?

22 Jun 2018 | 10:11 AM

Ya mean if ya knew Coyote would be an asshat? YOU ALWAYS KNEW THAT!

22 Jun 2018 | 10:13 AM

Are you staying in CA next week? I will be in (and around:) San Francisco from 26 to 29 - maybe you are planning another meetup during these days? ;)

22 Jun 2018 | 10:50 AM

Aw, if I'd known more than two days ahead of time! I would totally drive 400 miles to Santa Monica to see you, I would. Cause I was born there, and a good excuse to go down to visit around. I don't suppose you'll come to the San Francisco area??

22 Jun 2018 | 12:21 PM

I love these thoughtful, quieter strips so much

22 Jun 2018 | 12:40 PM

coyote and ysengrin could always enter gunnerkrigg court; there was a bridge. they'd been in the court before - jeanne didn't stop them. many have crossed from one side to the other over the years. i don't understand what jeanne's absence has to do with ysengrin's actions.

22 Jun 2018 | 12:55 PM
jay m

I don't normally go there, but I may make an exception. Thanks for the invite!

22 Jun 2018 | 1:26 PM

my two fav characters, together again

22 Jun 2018 | 2:38 PM

Definitely a Simpson's reference, conscious or otherwise lol

22 Jun 2018 | 2:48 PM

Speaking of the consequences of freeing Jeanne, didn't she sell her soul to/ agree to work for the psychopomps in order to heal Andrew? Have we heard anything about that since she made the deal?

22 Jun 2018 | 3:34 PM

"Don't lie Annie, you already knew the "excuse" (it was actually a valid reason) for doing this, and that was for it to protect the Court from invasion from the Woods. " That is not at all an excuse for murdering one of your people and then enslaving their spirit to keep them from moving on to the afterlife. If the Court would willingly engage in such an act, then it does not deserve protection.

22 Jun 2018 | 3:56 PM

Annie is learning that correcting a past wrong is often more complex than it first seems, because the new status quo will settle in. The Court, having committed the initial crime of imprisoning Jeanne, was able to take a position of diplomatic arrogance towards the forest. The small slights and insults have built up over the years, and Ysengrin's wrath was born of them. Correcting the initial problem, but not accounting for decades of increasingly hostile relations, just meant that the bill came due upon the inheritors of the original situation. Freeing Jeanne was the right thing to do, but by doing it without looking at the larger consequence, she left a new mess that will also need cleaning up. (Anyone thinking there's a 'simple' solution to, say, the crises in the Middle East, would do well to heed this lesson.)

22 Jun 2018 | 3:56 PM

Well, hindsight is 20-20, Annie. She did what she thought was necessary at the time. Personally, I stand by her decision. There had to be a better solution to protecting the Court than trapping two innocent souls for eternity. Random idea that I just thought of. What if the end of this particular tale is splitting Ysengrin and Coyote, with Coyote appointing the wolf as the new protector of the chasm as punishment? That'd be a major twist!

22 Jun 2018 | 4:19 PM

F-ing good comments here. Yall are awesome

22 Jun 2018 | 5:43 PM

Another signifier of Annie’s growth: She may now look Jones in the eye.

22 Jun 2018 | 5:55 PM

The most worrying thing about this part is that it can lead to justifying or excusing what the Founders did to Jeanne ("Yes, it wasn't too nice, but it kept the Forest out....").

22 Jun 2018 | 5:58 PM

I wonder if there might be anyone, who I dunno, has lived a very long life, is basically seeking someone strong enough to kill her, and failing that, probably wants to not keep seeing people around her grow old? Someone who can take over for Jeanne. Or someone else, who has a family curse and also is stuck with a grim reaper job she doesn't really want. Who could that be?

22 Jun 2018 | 6:46 PM

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Chapter 1: The Shadow and the Robot

Chapter 2: Schoolyard Myths

Chapter 3: Reynardine

Chapter 4: Not Very Scary

Chapter 5: Two Strange Girls

Chapter 6: A Handful of Dirt

Chapter 7: Of New And Old

Chapter 8: Broken Glass And Other Things

Chapter 9: Questions and Answers

Chapter 10: Doctor Disaster

Chapter 11: Dobranoc, Gamma

Chapter 12: Mainly Involves Robots

Chapter 13: A Week for Kat

Chapter 14: The Fangs of Summertime

Chapter 15: Red Returns

Chapter 16: A Ghost Story

Chapter 17: The Medium Beginning

Chapter 18: S1

Chapter 19: Power Station

Chapter 20: Coyote Stories

Chapter 21: Blinking

Chapter 22: Ties

Chapter 23: Terror Castle of the Jupiter Moon Martians

Chapter 24: Residential.

Chapter 25: Sky Watcher and the Angel

Chapter 26: the Old Dog's Tricks

Chapter 27: Spring Heeled

Chapter 28: Spring Heeled, Part 2

Chapter 29: A Bad Start

Chapter 30: The Coward Heart

Chapter 31: Fire Spike

Chapter 32: From the Forest She Came

Chapter 33: Give and Take

Chapter 34: Faraway Morning

Chapter 35: Parley and Smitty Are In This One

Chapter 36: Red Gets a Name

Chapter 37: Microsat 5

Chapter 38: Divine

Chapter 39: The Great Secret

Chapter 40: The Stone

Chapter 41: Changes

Chapter 42: Catalyst

Chapter 43: Quicksilver

Chapter 44: Crash Course

Chapter 45: Thread

Chapter 46: The Realm Of The Dead

Chapter 47: See Ya!

Chapter 48: Tall Tales

Chapter 49: The Torn Sea

Chapter 50: Totem

Chapter 51: The Tree

Chapter 52: Sneak

Chapter 53: Annie And The Fire

Chapter 54: Meetings and Re-Meetings

Chapter 55: The Breakout

Chapter 56: New Data

Chapter 57: Get It Together

Chapter 58: A Big Day!

Chapter 59: Jeanne

Chapter 60: The Other Shore

Red's Friend Gets A Name Too I Suppose

Chapter 62: And then Coyote Said...

Chapter 63: The Shadow Men

Chapter 64: Get Lost

Chapter 65: Katurday!

Chapter 66: Memories Of The Worthless

Chapter 67: Evac