85. It just so happens
Posted on 2nd Jul 2011, 5:35 AM in 4. Bob-omb Battlefield

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Morgenstern 2nd Jul 2011, 5:35 AM edit delete
I couldn't think of anything crazy to say

Some Guy 2nd Jul 2011, 5:49 AM edit delete reply
Nah, McCoy! Go on!
Some Guy 2nd Jul 2011, 5:57 AM edit delete reply
Also, Morg, I noticed you changed the credits at the bottom, and I'm pretty sure that wasn't there before. Not that it matters to me.
red shy guy 2nd Jul 2011, 6:16 AM edit delete reply
where are their pogo-knives?
Tommo 2nd Jul 2011, 6:39 AM edit delete reply
Pretty cool, but I was hoping for more story progress or Shyster ass whooping courtesy of McCoy.
Bonz0 2nd Jul 2011, 6:46 AM edit delete reply
Really? I'm rooting for the badass cyborgs.
Aikidoka 2nd Jul 2011, 7:36 AM edit delete reply
Quick McCoy, put mud all over your body so they can't see your heat signature!
Daniel 2nd Jul 2011, 8:01 AM edit delete reply
Please switch between artists and update twice a week or juts get someone to do the sketching and someone to do the coloring or even make a comic its killing me waiting for a new release every week
Mr Pibbleton 2nd Jul 2011, 9:33 AM edit delete reply
Mr Pibbleton
"Pretty tough" isn't the same as, "tough enough to take McCoy."
Bonz0 2nd Jul 2011, 10:09 AM edit delete reply
Common mooks for a team composed of the strongest fighters and magicians in the Mushroom Kingdom are NOT the same as common mooks for one badass nowhere near the level of Toad Prime, King Koopa or a star spirit.
KZ 2nd Jul 2011, 10:10 AM edit delete reply
...And when McCoy says that their tough, that means that they'd be nearly unkillable for anyone else in the world (except Mario, naturally XD).
Red hat 2nd Jul 2011, 10:16 AM edit delete reply
Owl 2nd Jul 2011, 11:13 AM edit delete reply
I'm currently listening to "Nothing Ever Goes as Planned". It fits this page pretty well! XD
Grimlock13 2nd Jul 2011, 12:27 PM edit delete reply
From low level mook to pretty tough opponent in three awesome lesson! Buy yours today!
EKA 2nd Jul 2011, 12:51 PM edit delete reply
No offense, i mean, this comic is awesome and all... But is that it? McCoy avoids two lasers and a jumping Shyster, and gets two lines of speech to go with it?

Although, seeing how awesome McCoy is in that last panel... Yeah, I'm pretty much satisfied.
Haya 2nd Jul 2011, 1:41 PM edit delete reply
Anyone who knows about comic making (probably not that many people actually) knows that action and fight scenes take a lot longer to do and are drawn out longer than anything else.
RavenUp 2nd Jul 2011, 2:46 PM edit delete reply
is it just me or does McCoys eye look broken in the last panel??
Hobojoe007 2nd Jul 2011, 2:56 PM edit delete reply
Once a week is a long time if we are only getting three panels where not much happens. Can you at least do more panels per comic? Or try and go back to updating twice a week now that you are no longer drawing the comic? Or is it just too expensive to pay Obfuscobble twice a week rather than just once?
Futurevgd 2nd Jul 2011, 2:57 PM edit delete reply

does anyone else think that the red hat comments are starting to be like steve comments?

Thank you for allowing me to waste your time.
ZaveJay 2nd Jul 2011, 3:11 PM edit delete reply
@RavenUp I think It's just a reflection of the laser in McCoys eye, but i know what you mean.
fuzzy3158 2nd Jul 2011, 3:50 PM edit delete reply
Wow... Just WOW.
That was fucking brilliant.
Morgenstern 2nd Jul 2011, 4:23 PM edit delete reply
I've said it a couple of times I think, but I guess I can say it again.

One.) It's going to be one comic a week no matter who draws it.

Two.) I've said this in PM, not so sure I've said it in the comments yet. I have no plans on having myself and Obfuscobble alternate drawing the comic because that's going to look incredibly silly to new people coming in.

I don't plan on showing the entire fight for the sake of brevity, but I figured if I skipped straight from the start of the fight to the aftermath, people would complain about that. So here's a snippet of the fight. Plot picks back up next week.
Hobojoe007 2nd Jul 2011, 6:02 PM edit delete reply
I Understand that, sorry I complained. I just realized I sounded a bit demanding. Is there a specific reason why it will remain at 1 comic a week?

You are doing a great job, I'm not trying to rush you, I'm just curious.
GlaDos's Comic Core 2nd Jul 2011, 8:58 PM edit delete reply
I have to admit, shyguy robots look even cooler then the shyguys. But why do they look zombieish? shouldn't they be terminaterish looking in their stance?

Any way, i am glad that creepyidianbirdman is no longer here, and i could get used to this McCoy.

Also, why are we going back to the Icon text bubble, when the icon dosn't really match anymore?

Anyway, regarding crazy things to say...

just blurt something random out, or just scream AKGUTFTFSYTFDYFWSUTFWDUFDBVKUYAFLKYAGDUTFADJ at the readers.




sorry for spelling errors if there are any.

The Aperture science center wishes you a deadly neurotoxin filled day.
GlaDos's Comic Cube 2nd Jul 2011, 9:17 PM edit delete reply
As you all can see, i am not a meber. so i have to doublepost.

anyway i noticed you people missied me. i read last comics comments and noticed you picking up the portal refrence slack, over multiply posts.

i thought you guys hated it.

so...I..dont really... have anything else planned at the moment in refrences's.... um....
Random Person 2nd Jul 2011, 9:51 PM edit delete reply
To answer GLaDOS: They walk like zombies because their bodies were forcibly integrated with robotic technology, presumably as an attempt at a covert invasion of nearby nations. After all, which would cause more eyebrows to be raised in the local area: robots or Shy Guys? Robots.

But honestly, I think the creepy walk is because they have all that stuff embedded into their backs and with pipes feeding from that to their limbs to allow manipulation of the dead limbs.
Ranter 2nd Jul 2011, 10:47 PM edit delete reply
I never wanted alternating artists, I agree that that it would indeed look silly, however, I'd like to again put up the idea that Morgenstern have a spontanteously updated sketchbook.

As in the last comic, everything looks absolutely perfect, I only wish the the boots looked more like the metal pogo sticks seen in the game.
tutter 3rd Jul 2011, 12:06 AM edit delete reply
second panel... lol. If that laser was any higher....
Guest 3rd Jul 2011, 3:05 AM edit delete reply
Yeah. If we could just see a little of your artwork again, it would make the comic a little better for your older fans. It's been a shame to not see your unique artistic style anymore, and this new style is becoming to tire my friends and I. It just isn't the same.
Son of Eccles 3rd Jul 2011, 5:07 AM edit delete reply
@Hobojoe I think there may be a few reasons why it's going to stay at one comic a week for the foreseeable future. After all at the end of the day we only see the page go up not the magic behind the curtain.

Good art takes time, whether it's Obfuscobble or Morgenstern producing it, and we have to remember it's not a full time job for either of them. They have lives and commitments outside of the comic.

Moreover this relationship is still developing, this is only the sixth or seventh strip after the art change. In any new relationship there's going to be little hurdles in communication to overcome as they feel each other out, remember the amount of edits the first few pages underwent. Now over time this should change as Obfuscobble gets a stronger grasp of Morgenstern's vision and they may be able to produce more than one comic a week. At that point I would actually suggest they keep to a one a week update to build what every story based comic should aspire to have, a solid two to three month buffer of strips then they can increase the update schedule with little to no additional stress or worry.
Aikidoka 3rd Jul 2011, 9:31 AM edit delete reply
@Son of Eccles

Well said my friend.
Snerky 3rd Jul 2011, 10:56 AM edit delete reply
In my head the sound effect when he landed was THWOMP!, it seemed kinda fitting o:
Brady Kj 3rd Jul 2011, 6:33 PM edit delete reply
Congratulations on your first anniversary of your comic. How did you come up with the idea for doing this sort of thing with video game creatures?
drakvl 3rd Jul 2011, 8:08 PM edit delete reply
A quote from the creator of Yet Another Fantasy Gamer Comic:

"It's a good thing I don't sway the stories to please the readership. That's a pointless task. DON'T kill off characters we like. DON'T kill off characters we don't know, and DON'T makes sure everyone lives. I'd wind up neurotic and paranoid.

My attitude is: I'll just tell my stories and people can read them or not."

I imagine a similar philosophy might hold for how the art's done. I guess what I'm saying is: I love what you're doing, Morgenstern; please keep doing it!
Me 4th Jul 2011, 12:54 AM edit delete reply
Wait, so are these shyguys actually dead bodies that have their limbs controlled by robotics or are they still alive but their neural system is under control?
Marcus 4th Jul 2011, 3:03 AM edit delete reply
Matrix Reference Works here: "Dodge This"
GlaDos's Comic Core 4th Jul 2011, 5:50 AM edit delete reply
I am guessing they are dead shyguys woth robot parts inside them for 2 reasons

1.there heads are at an odd angle in 84

2 no shyguy would have a broken mask like these shyguys have and keep it
Haya 5th Jul 2011, 6:56 AM edit delete reply
@ GlaDos's Comic Core
All those prove is that what's happening is against their will.
Rage-Nakasa 5th Jul 2011, 12:55 PM edit delete reply
I would think they are dead. the tect on them, epically the eye lazer and stuff would be matiucle to put in them and keep them alive. it's easyer to do so on dead ones..
Rage-Nakasa 5th Jul 2011, 1:54 PM edit delete reply
please forgive my spelling. even though I have firefox.. I still misspell stuff cause of my dyslexia.
I_am_Solid_Snaek 5th Jul 2011, 7:22 PM edit delete reply
Oh, how I missed you, internet!

I'm getting used to Mccoy's new feathers and sharp beak! Really, Guy's fear of mechanical objects with A.I. is very understandable.
tutter 5th Jul 2011, 8:15 PM edit delete reply
If I remember, the shysters are machines produced in smithy's factory. I'm pretty sure they didn't kill... or well, they did kill the shy guys obviously... but they didn't kill them for taking over their bodies.

But this isn't my story, and they could be zombie things, or puppets, or whatever. Doesn't stop them from being pretty bad-@$$
MeowMixIsorCats339 5th Jul 2011, 8:52 PM edit delete reply
Hey Guys! Good to see ya.

Oh yeah, who is the person jumping in the first panel? Is it one of the robots?
Also, I bet that McCoy looses his pony tail sometime in this flashback. (:|
EKA 6th Jul 2011, 1:42 PM edit delete reply
@ MeowMixlsorCats339

The person jumping, or "Bouncing", as the Shysters put it, is the red Shyster, who can be seen landing with a KA-BOOM! in the second panel.
MeowMixIsorCats339 6th Jul 2011, 10:12 PM edit delete reply
@EKA I kinda figured that.....did he bounce to get out of the way? .....maybe.
MeowMixIsorCats339 6th Jul 2011, 10:19 PM edit delete reply
Oh yeah, I just figured out who exactly is behind all of this Robot stuff. Remember back in comic 76? Remember that guy (or girl. my money is on girl) that looked like a shroom mixed with a goomba? Yeah, I bet this is that guy (or girl. my money is on girl's!) "plan B."
Tommo 6th Jul 2011, 10:58 PM edit delete reply
But this is set in the past when mushroom/goomba was in the present. Besides, it's already been revealed that this is part of the Smithy invasion (the Shysters are probably controlled by Mack).
corvuscorone68 7th Jul 2011, 5:04 AM edit delete reply
MY thought is, those are not shy guys at all, but robots in shy guy clothes, or maybe clothes made to look like them; they were talking earlier remember? and the broken mask and torn clothing are probably caused by combat damage
I_am_Solid_Snaek 7th Jul 2011, 8:46 AM edit delete reply
They're probably corpses outfitted with cybernetics, which would explain their zombie-ish stances and extreme agility and strength.

McCoy should remove their heads and/or or destroy their brains. Works eery time. If they're super zombies, they die.

If they're robots, they will at the very least lose all optical abilities.
Grimlock13 7th Jul 2011, 10:04 AM edit delete reply
Snaek is right because a blind robot is dead robot(yes, I know robot aren't technically alive...)
MeowMixIsorCats339 7th Jul 2011, 10:28 AM edit delete reply
@Tommo no I mean the bob-oms that brought on the flash back. Also, who is Mack??
Bonz0 7th Jul 2011, 2:34 PM edit delete reply
He's the Knife. The guy we saw two pages ago.
Tommo 7th Jul 2011, 9:03 PM edit delete reply
mack is a character from Mario RPG Legend of the Seven Stars he is the boss where the Shysters (robotic Shy Guy clones) were first found (I think...). I thought that the Bob-ombs are controlled by Big Bob-omb from Super Mario 64 because he works for Bowser (head of the Koopa army which the pink Bob-ombs are hiding from) and the comic is called Bob-omb battlefield which is where he is fought. The whole chapter is basically a reference to the first world of Super Mario 64. I could be wrong, but that is the most obvious reason.
infinity6 8th Jul 2011, 11:45 AM edit delete reply
Hello again! I'm back and everything still looks awesome. Though, McCoy still looks off.
Cammiluna 8th Jul 2011, 3:53 PM edit delete reply
When you update twice a week, you spoil your readers and then some will whine when you lessen the updates.

I think enough pages have passed for me to feel like it's grown on me and the style really is working! I forgot how to spell his name but I'm very envious of his ability to do action shots!
Ranter 8th Jul 2011, 9:13 PM edit delete reply
Morg, do you have a deviantart account or something?
Morgenstern 9th Jul 2011, 2:40 AM edit delete reply
I technically have one, I just never use it.
Morgenstern 9th Jul 2011, 2:39 AM edit delete reply
I am incredibly dumb, so you might see this site layout for a while.

Random Person 12th Jul 2011, 7:43 PM edit delete reply
I'd just like to point out that the Shysters in this comic are attacking McCoy with either a fire-based projectile and a jumping attack, which is ingenious since the Shysters in Super Mario Rpg literally have those two moves as their sole means of attack.