Denver Comic Con
June 30 - July 2, 2017
As many of you guessed last week, Ox’s death has shocked Max into action. But we’ve yet to see whether a murderous rage is preferable to terrified paralysis.
Huh. I would have thought that the gatling gun would get him, for about the same reason that fighter aircraft use extremely rapid-fire weapons. Maybe Max just doesn’t know about leading a target. I hope he did at least a bit of studying military doctrine before getting sent here, or this could get uglier.
I’ve often considered that the ultimate anti-speedster weapon would probably be a rapid-fire shotgun. Something that just fills the air with high velocity metal and probably comes with ‘dodge this’ stencilled on the side.
That is what I thought, yet at the same time we do not know how the Golem’s targeting system works. Maybe it is not capable of calculating how to hit a moving target, especially at such a high speed. Even though the Golem is extremely futuristic for this setting I doubt Max could had developed a “modern” targeting system.
I underline that because Schnell is moving very quickly as well. I do not know if Max would be capable of manually adjusting his fire to hit such a fast moving target. I presume Schnell, with all his experience and training could “guess” how would Max try to target him and dodge out of the way.
I would think that the only effective way of “hitting” Schnell without much needed computers and calculations would be either explosives (hoping the shrapnel gets him before he can outrun it, or that there is so much shrapnel that he cannot hope to dodge it) and flamethrowers (if he is within range).
Well, to be fair, a couple pages back, the targeting system was being “glitchy”. It would lock on, then Max (Schnell) would move, and there would be an “error” message. I think he’s just too fast. So, unless he decides to run either away or toward the Golem, it will probably have a hard time.
Yes Schnell is too fast for the Golem’s (admittedly rudimentary) sensors to track him accurately. And while Max is definitely smart enough to understand that a moving target should be led, he’s not thinking very clearly at this moment.
I imagine a simple thin wire, spanned across his path somewhere around neck height, would be rather gruesomely effective as well… or bolas, perhaps.
Ooooh! Careful, max! Careful! Sure you hit zombies now, but don’t be too quick to lose the forest of collateral damage and friendly fire for one fast-moving tree…
If you do that, I don’t think you will handle it well. Not well at all. I think your mind would snap.
I hope those are German soldiers Max is shredding in the last panel. As for Schnell, Max had better figure out how to lead a target if he is to have any hope of shooting a speedster.
Sadly, in his present mood I don’t think Max is up to figuring out anything. Those US Army boys near him had better duck, cover and pray.
For the record, those two soldiers in the last panel are Nazis (or at least, former Nazis).
Well, they’re still Nazis – just dead Nazis, a very common sub-group of Nazis, at least these days.
On the mater of “Nazi Zombies”:
I just found it fit right here.
Love that video!
No kidding. My heart dropped when I first saw the last panel, until I realized the guys torn apart were a couple reanimated Nazis. Still, though, this could well become very bad for Max’s unit mates, too.
It occurs to me that The Bombardier might have the best chance of hitting Max Schnell. After all, he doesn’t actually have to hit him–he just has to hit the spot next to him.
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