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Weapon Brown 272

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May 8th, 2014

Weapon Brown 272


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  1. gypps

    When’s that peanuts comic from?

  2. C.B.

    That look on CAL’s face…
    Totally worth it.
    Captcha disagrees and gives it an edscert 0-2.5.

  3. JY

    Shouldn’t you two be in bed?

    (or did you stay up to watch Senator Captcha’s Fleyli Proceedings?)

  4. Jack Munroe

    BRILLIANT! I agree with C.B., the look on CAL’s face is pure poetry, JY. I hope that one day, my ill-gotten decendants will be able to play Ha-Ha Herman in the barren watses of the post-apocalyptic future.

    Dr Captcha looked over the comatose lab experiment. He took one last slug from his near drained hip flask and growled “Nurse Crotchet, prepare to administer the tyrihc 280. If that doesn’t snap this lazy jackass back to reality, nothing will.”

  5. MeatShield

    That last panel! THAT LAST PANEL!

    It’s kind-of funny, I have a Peanuts book and two Calvin & Hobbes books, and I can’t even read them without imagining them storming through a blighted hellscape a la Mad Max.

    Captcha seems to be using a different numbering system for his crosswords, he’s trying to figure out the word for Licech across.

  6. KarlMonster

    I think Capcha says it all: iplexhi 272

    I have a perfectly good reason for being up at this hour. I’m reading the awesomest webcomic on the interwebs – because I’m 9000 words behind target and I just wrote myself into a ginormous plot hole. Go Go Weaponized NaNoWriMo

  7. Holms

    The very next panel: Calvin gets nasty.

    Round one… FIGHT!

    Dr. Capcha has diagnosed Cal’s hand with a lesion complud.

  8. Catya

    This is gonna be good :D

  9. NaOH

    The last panel belongs on a T-shirt.

  10. lkljlskjfd

    I like how Annie played along to distract Cal

  11. Sven DiMIlo

    Fascinating:

    In “Ha Ha Herman,” multiple seekers try to find exactly one hidden person. The hidden person’s title is “Herman,” and the seeker who finds Herman shouts “Ha Ha Herman,” announcing to the other seekers that the game is over. Schulz apparently invented this game for the characters to play in the strip.

    & apt.

  12. Jack

    Just made the last panel my phone’s background. Most priceless expression ever.

  13. mdc

    You can now call CAL “Lefty”.

    That last panel is just so full of WIN!

  14. Jim

    It’s clear why they let Anne be the brains of the outfit.

  15. Steve

    Oh wow, the look on Cal’s face! The wait all week was totally worth it! My heart actually started beating faster from the excitement of seeing this!

  16. Mike T

    Freaking Priceless !!!!!!!!!!11

  17. sentroller

    No words can describe the joy and terror I am feeling right now. Looking forward to round two betwen these two Goliath. Five give ten that Chuck wins (it’s his strip) but it will still be epic.

  18. jess

    Is there something wrong with me that this page made my day and I’m smiling and laughing happily right now?

    I’m a whatever-we’re-calling-fans through and through I guess.

    What I do want is to have Anne do something to break the damsel in distress image. She’s capable of biting. Even captcha agrees: It’s clear brieren!

  19. Gus

    Oh shit, it’s on now. I love how Cal’s cockiness did him in. Anne was SO obvious after the skill she showed with that sword earlier, but it just didn’t occur to Cal that she wasn’t just overwhelmed with terror. Idiot. And Chuck, whatever you do, don’t let go!

  20. Matthew J. Fazio

    I can see Cal’s finger in a position that indicates a crushed had.

    Unfortunately, when Cal first released from the cryo tank we got to see a demonstration of his quick healing ability. Chuck’s going to have to keep pounding on him until he’s reduced to a mess of goo.

    Excellent comic, I just purchased the Atomic Edition.

  21. geek

    Matt I was thinking the same thing, that thumb looks WAY out of place (or Jason just drew it wrong…)
    regardless, Cal is experiencing something new: FEAR. his tiger/alter ego/imaginary friend is gone and he just got his hand crushed in a surprise attack.
    he needs to be ripped to pieces if he’s to be done away with.

  22. espensor

    I love the lettering on “krunch!”

  23. Marlowe

    Pretty sure that’s his trigger finger…not his thumb…

  24. Narwhal_6

    Geek, that’s just what I thought. Either it was pain at suddenly having his hand incorporated directly into his mangled gun, or fear at a suddenly much more dangerous Weapon Brown show up while his tiger was currently discorporated and having the battle turn very much against him. But then I looked at it and said, fuck it, it’s probably both.

    And the pay from Weapon’s latest run will be deposited in Account Ivernlyi in the First National Bank of Captcha.

  25. punx

    I might be/probably am wrong, but I think that’s the closest I’ve seen to a smile on Chuck’s face since before he faced off with Sarge waaaaaaaaaaaaay back in BW#1 ;)

  26. Beans

    Is Anne’s “I’ll slice your cock off!”
    The new “I’ll knock your block off?”

  27. Matt Wells

    Love how Anne made it look like she was trying to find CAL while she was just trying to alert Chuck. Wonderfully clever touch Mr. Yungbluth.

  28. Ginger Mayerson

    Ann is just brilliant. Thank you for getting Weapon there in time. Where’s Huey and Snoop? Sorry, I have to think these things.

    Oh and if you did a t-shirt of that last panel, I would get a boyfriend so I could buy him one. I felt I had to let you know that.

    Love ya, JY.

    Is captcha’s “when etsxpr” the same as slippery “when wet”?

  29. Michael Roberts

    Damn, JY, you sure know how to knock out a good old-fashioned Moment of Awesome. Yep, good ol’ Charlie Brown.

  30. Juanski

    Fucking Awesome! Thats all there is to say about this!

  31. tradebait

    Oh shit. It’s on now

  32. tradebait

    It’s ass kicking time

  33. Marlowe

    Matt, I think Chuck knew exactly where they were. Ann was making a racket to cover his approach.

    Captcha seems to be hinting at a new carpentry tool: carpenter’s xyguri

  34. GRAK LIKE TOONS

    Huey is about 2 pages behind Chuck trying to catch up. Snoop is taking a blunt break, he earned it.

  35. Jody

    Mmm, delicious. Thanks Jason! :)

  36. jediadept

    Dibbs on purchasing the artwork when available!

  37. LordJimbo2

    I’m betting this is the comic’s, “Hasta la Vista, baby,” moment. Cal’s taken some damage but heals fast and is too strong to be pulled apart. And we’re still waiting for the soul-destroying “Pumpkin Crushes the Little Redheaded Girl” plot twist – who’s it going to be? God, I love the final boss battle!!!

  38. C. Mage

    Total revenge-gasm.

    Somebody better tell the fat lady that she’s on in five. Chuck is going to go thermonuclear on Cal. Cal’s been running on a superiority high for so long, this is going to break him in more ways than one.

    Captcha said it best when he determined that the “ngHsion Results” would be dire.

  39. Ribald

    I wonder if Chuck has a Transmogrifier…

  40. C. Mage

    @Ribald – Yeah, it’s called “his hands” and he’s going to transmogrify Cal into a closed-casket funeral.

    This is Captcha, preparing to “nrsign out,” and God bless.

  41. Baughbe

    Annie even smarter than some of you might think. She probably heard Chuck just before Cal could. Hence the reason she was making so much noise clanging around when she knew the layout of that place better than most of the sighted followers. Giving Chuck the chance to get there unheard.

    Captcha is taking bets and is being rather generous with the odds of 160-2

  42. Reebs

    Punching through kalvin’s skull with the robotic mega strong arm?! When i can simply anger the malevolent superhuman thing?! Ah, please…

  43. Orin J.

    Damn, what a money shot! Cal’s broken gun, His broken hand, AGH. His face. That’s the face of someone that knows they can’t stop what’s gonna happen to them, and you just know that absolutely made Chuck’s week to see it.

    captcha says to break out the Dangest 155; and be quick before cal ruins the moment begging or pissing himself.

  44. JE Draft

    So worth it. Oh, yeah.

    Captcha says “ntstept.” Cal certainly “stept” in it now.

  45. Steve

    Wow I know I already commented on this but I have to say i am stunned by the last panel. Absolutely priceless!!

  46. Schiz

    Fantastic page, JY. I love it!
    Reebs — you would deny Chuck the opportunity to put the deepest hurt imaginable on a Syndicate representative? XD

  47. Destruya

    Unfortunately I think Cal’s busted hand is going to be shortlived – if he was able to regenerate himself from that tank, I’m guessing he can jazz himself up a new hand.

    Unless Hobbes is/*was* a “horcrux”-like device, which is why he felt it when Hobbes bought it.

  48. Sven DiMIlo

    Came back to see it again. What really got me this time was the 1-2-3 of last Brown panel, Peanuts panel, mouseover text. Perfect.
    I’ll miss those Peanuts panels when its all packaged up in garphic-novel format.

    [and when will that be? Captcha sez: several onsideon]
    [wait maybe that's how much it's gonna cost]

  49. Jim

    Destruya – HOBS was his own weapon, not the source of CAL’s power. I think it was probably the secret way that Lucy used to control him – he can fight through control words, like when Prepé used “asswipe” on him and CAL responded by going into a bit of a trance until it passed. Yet, because he was dependent on HOBS, CAL weaponized it in return to keep himself from being vulnerable.

    As for everyone else, CAL’s strong enough to pop men’s heads off with a forward palm strike. Sure, he can be hurt, physically, but there’s a reason he is an “unanswerable weapon” and JY has called him the “baddest guy EVER.” The reason this panel is so brilliant is because he’s setting up whait is what separates true art from the forgettable story. The audience has to feel that the hero has triumphed, but then the villain has to take the hero’s best shot and then raise the stakes even higher, causing true despair to set in and a genuine fear to take place that the worst will happen. Look at the Terminator in the gas truck, or the T-1000 re-emerging from crystallization, or Doomsday matching Superman strike for strike, or Luke beating Vader only to find that he cannot stand against the Emperor, or Indiana Jones having to give the Ark to Belloq.

    Chuck is now fully loaded and primed and at the height of his powers, as he had to be for them to have a true showdown. Only once CAL gets the better of that can we have a brilliant and worthy conclusion that distinguishes the characters from each other beyond their merely fighting for different sides. That’s why the end of Return of the Jedi works and the end of Revenge of the Sith doesn’t – normal people don’t have superpowers, and so they have to see emotional strength win the day, not just a deus ex machina or an indestructible hero. You need this kind of nuance for empathy and resonance, otherwise you just have God of War, or Twilight, or a Jason Statham movie. So with JY being an artist and not, presumably, a writer for XXX, I firmly believe this has to get worse for our heroes before it gets better.

  50. JY

    Oh shit. Do I have to live up to THAT? I was actually planning on having Chuck shoot laser beams out of his eyes and wrapping this up in three more strips.

  51. Josh

    Cal have some sort of healing ability we don’t know about? That’d be some serious carnage blue balls…

  52. KiZeR

    And just like that, web searches for “ha ha herman” increased a thousandfold.

  53. Jor

    Now that’s a little more like it, Mr. Brown.

    (Captcha debates with the great old ones: arguments Ctutho)

  54. Nick

    Yanno.. I don’t think that Annie’s clanging was to signal Chuck where she was, I think it was to cover up the approach of his footsteps. As you remember, Cal has superdooper hearing as well.

    Although I’m pretty sure you can leave it up to discussion, but Captcha praises our lord and master JY by calling it a Design seducla…. (rawr)

  55. Nick

    Oh and JY, when are we going to have that last panel as a Christmas Bonus?? PWEEEEZEEEEE?????

  56. Matthew J. Fazio

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  57. theo

    Uh guys… that’s swell and all but Chuck only crushed his hands and if I remember well, Cal can regenerate, something WB wasn’t counting on. I don’t think this is over just yet. Anyhow, I hope that Anne get out of dodge quick.

  58. nanosheep

    CAL: “My, my hand!”

    Chuck: “Its not yours anymore.”

  59. JE Draft

    Y’know, I love web fans and the readers who confidently predict, based on what they’ve seen in the comic and in “Comics” and stories that they’ve read what is going happen or what “HAS TO” happen, but I think I can say without too much fear of contradiction that M’sieur Y is a good storyteller. A VERY good storyteller. That means that when you try to predict what the next beat is going to be, you are quite likely to be wrong, wrong, wrong. I am just riding along and loving this epic silly-ass adventure. That is why I read any sci-fi or fantasy fiction. Despite the fact that it purposely includes the characters from every newspaper strip from the last hundred years in its particular pastiche, it still very much follows all the rules of good storytelling – and that means that there must always be certain “strictly defined areas of uncertainty and doubt.” A good storyteller is always capable of surprising you.

  60. theo

    @Je Daft

    Hey smug-pants, we know that, shut yer stinky smug mouth. We’re nerds, we’re having a blast speculating about shit. That’s part of the fun of webcomics. Go be a douchy buzz kill elsewhere. Jeezus christ!

  61. JE Draft

    Um –

    No.

    :)

  62. Helz

    You’ve had two-and-a-half years to come up with a snappy comeback, and all you’ve got is “No” and a smiley?

    *sigh*

  63. roaddragon

    Whatever.

    Chuck has a hell of a grip there!

  64. Kevin

    No Chuck, that’s _not_ good cybernetics modification! You can’t just integrate a gun into someone’s hand by smooshing them together!

  65. Elfguy

    Sez you, Kevin! I say, go for it…who knows, it might work next time!

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