Denver Comic Con
June 30 - July 2, 2017
No more fun and games, Max. This is war. This is real. Life and death. Can you take a life? Can you look a man in the face and put a bullet in it? Now’s your chance. Now we see if you really belong here. What’s it going to be, Max?
To hell with shooting him, give him a nice big metal Hug. He certainly seems close enough and the unexpectedness will ensure a successful capture.
He’s not actually close enough for a robo-bear hug. The last couple of panels are just zoomed way in on the viewscreen. And there’s no way the lumbering Golem could get a hold of Max Schnell. Even Henry couldn’t keep up with him!
Could Robo-clothesline him. Speedsters always seem to fall for that.
Oh, speedsters…. Will they never learn?
quoting Swift from the Authority as she rips apart a Zombie Speedster with her Talons who couldn’t stop in time: “I hate speedsters.”
To answer the week’s artists’ comment: with a face that smug? Yes. Surely yes. Wipe the smug off. With lead. Please. ASAP.
Side note… I wonder what the error message is. Error: der golem has taken in the values of its creator, including the commandments, and shall not kill? Or Error: der golem has overridden its creator and shall fire now that it sees the whites in his eye-glasses? Or just Error: user error. Program ‘Max’ is not responding.
That error was actually supposed to be the range indicator, which is failing because Max Schnell is moving too fast for an accurate reading. But I like your ideas better.
You must remember that Golem isn’t Iron Man. Despite the technological advances, THESE ARE ADVANCES IN THE 1940’S. They are being used by what Spock called a “zinc-plated, vacuum-tubed culture”. There are bound to be some hiccups as the stronger power source tries to run a system that has parts that are almost analogous to two tin cans connected by a string. (For a good example of this, I recommend the WORLDWAR series (the Worldwar trilogy, the Colonization trilogy, and Homeward Bound) by Harry Turtledove. Do it, Tosevite, or I’ll blast you with a skelkwank light.;) )
I shall forever love you for recommending Harry Turtledove’s World War series. 🙂
Let us hope that the Golem can shoot the knife wielding mass murderer before he gets as bad as Jack Slash. Oh, who am I kidding, Jack’s far worse. Just shoot him before you run out of foot soldiers, maybe?
And Max gives a jaunty wave to the Golem and smiles mockingly as he runs rings around the Yanks.
The gods were offended by hubris–let’s see what the Golem thinks of it.
Is it a coincidence that they’re both named “Max”?
It is. In the case of Max Schnell, it’s a pun on the German phrase, “mach schnell” which translates to “be quick” or “hurry up.” As for Mr. Finklestein, it’s a nickname– his first name is actually Maksim. We intended no connection between the two characters.
Sorry if this is off-topic(I’d intended to include this in the post concerning Henry a couple pages back, however I forgot), but is he someone who idolizes Teddy Roosevelt? They both share similar qualities and mind-sets (Move forward, don’t look back, don’t stay in one place and consider things too long, be very physical. As Teddy himself would say, “Get action”).
It just seems to me that Henry is trying(as, I’m sure, a number of American men were trying) to imitate him. I’m certain his father was, but I suspect Henry’s worse at it.
And yes, I DID see that Ken Burns documentary on PBS a while back. It’s what prompted the question.
That’s an interesting question, but I’d have to say no, Henry doesn’t idolize Roosevelt. Henry’s not the kind of guy who would idolize anyone, in the usual sense of the word. He wouldn’t want to be like Roosevelt because he was a great man, but he wants to be perceived as a great man. He longs to be respected and adored, but doesn’t really understand how to earn that respect. Anything that Henry has accomplished at this point in his life was done solely so that others could see him do it.
Lead dental filling incoming. Hopefully.
Maybe the robot helps Max pulling that trigger.
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