97. Interception en route
Posted on 24th Sep 2011, 7:28 PM in 4. Bob-omb Battlefield

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Morgenstern 24th Sep 2011, 7:28 PM edit delete
I do preliminary sketches of all the panels before having Obfuscobble draw the final product. The result is that I got to experience the horror of trying to draw a robot piledriving somebody before I forced another human being to do so.

I remember working on last chapter, saying to myself a few times "If I ever make a scene this complicated again, I'm gouging my own eyes out"

I've feared for the sanctity of my eyes at least three times in this chapter, that I can recall. My eyes might not yet be safe. Hopefully Obfuscobble doesn't have a similar pact in place or there might be a bunch of blind people running this show by the time it's all said and done
Morgenstern 24th Sep 2011, 8:25 PM edit delete
Alternative commentary: He's got moves like Haggar, he's got the moves like Haggar

I think somebody last page asked for this image with no text, so... there it is.

tutter 24th Sep 2011, 8:03 PM edit delete reply
Oh please be a First.
tutter 24th Sep 2011, 8:05 PM edit delete reply
HA HA. Now I see why people love calling it! I sense that either the Pink bob-omb is going to be epic... or he's going to be detonated, and Guy is going to go on a hell bent revenge and rip King bob omb apart one nut and bolt and wire at a time.
antimattergizmo 24th Sep 2011, 8:15 PM edit delete reply
Morg must have some large plans on Go's entry into this whole scene, that, or he's stalling having to draw that obination again *shudders at though of the [choke]*
Owl 24th Sep 2011, 8:20 PM edit delete reply
Guy and Pink Bob-omb to the rescue!
MeowMixIsorCats339 24th Sep 2011, 8:27 PM edit delete reply
Squishie pulled a "Princess Zelda and the Phantom" O.O :D
KZ 24th Sep 2011, 8:46 PM edit delete reply
FizzleDizzle 24th Sep 2011, 8:50 PM edit delete reply
Prelim sketches eh..? How would you feel about an extras section for some of your sketches? I for one would love to see some bonus tidbits in your old style, considering I've been reading since chapter one. :D
Ranter 25th Sep 2011, 9:55 PM edit delete reply
I agree. I've said before that I wish Morg had a "sketchbook" section, for not only his rough drafts, but also a few doodles and out-of-character MG exploits. Nothing regular, just for fun and so the fans can see Morg style again.
Invader.Socks 24th Sep 2011, 8:54 PM edit delete reply
Dam, Martello's got some wicked biceps...

Poor Palma. She got pile driven upside down by a sentient bomb while hanging from a rope.
infinity6 24th Sep 2011, 9:16 PM edit delete reply
ouch... palma's not gonna be happy. king bob-omb just ground-pounded palma's head...
It seems guy's made a new friend.
infinity6 24th Sep 2011, 9:18 PM edit delete reply
what exactly is holding palma's suddenly bungee-like rope?
Steel 24th Sep 2011, 9:50 PM edit delete reply
Dear god..... This king Bob-bomb...I shall call him.... Mike Haggard.
Grimlock13 24th Sep 2011, 11:09 PM edit delete reply
I was the first to compare KBB to Mike Haggar, and to see him using his signature move is simply awesome.

On another side, I'm a bit concerned about Palma.
Z3TSU91 24th Sep 2011, 11:40 PM edit delete reply
Evdog 25th Sep 2011, 6:55 AM edit delete reply
If Guy ever stops being voiceless, the first thing he should say is "Where's Smithy!?"
mmmmmblood 25th Sep 2011, 11:28 AM edit delete reply
Made an account and subscribed to show my massive thanks for the picture... honestly I kind of thought nobody saw that post because I didn't get any responses. I've got to figure out something that actually is worth it because just subscribing feels like the cheap way out. Anyone have any ideas?
Snerky 25th Sep 2011, 2:00 PM edit delete reply
Simultaneously hanged and pile-driven
She'll be fine though, right guys?
Just gonna brush it off?
Evdog 27th Sep 2011, 8:49 PM edit delete reply
Let's find out, then:
Cause of Death: No One Could Survive That (2)
Audience Expectation: Disney Death (2)
Body Found?: (unsure so far)
Reaction: It's Personal (by Martello) (2)
Last Words: "Oh, Geez" (Comic #96) (4)
Characterization: Regular (2)
When Did They Die: Same arc (1)
"Died" and come back: Almost (Comic #43) (3)

Score: 16/28
Average: 2.286

Yeah, she'll most likely be gone for a while, but be back soon.
Snerky 29th Sep 2011, 4:12 PM edit delete reply
Flawless Tropematics
MeowMixIsorCats339 25th Sep 2011, 4:03 PM edit delete reply
"To kill your enemy, you want to look in his eyes so that he knows that you're the one who beat him to death! It also give you a chance to deliver some really zippy one liners. Like, 'I hope you brought your wallet, 'cause the rent in Hell gets paid in advance!' and my personal favorite, 'You just got Sarged.'"

This reminded me of that :3
Griff 25th Sep 2011, 5:38 PM edit delete reply
The above comment looks like a puma.
MeowMixIsorCats339 26th Sep 2011, 4:11 PM edit delete reply
Well your comment looks like a tasty lead sandwich with a side of Sarge!

Hold the life and the Mayo.
MeowMixIsorCats339 26th Sep 2011, 4:19 PM edit delete reply
@ "Griff"... I bet that you think he's yellow too...

(Its only one f)
Sarge 25th Sep 2011, 7:43 PM edit delete reply
What's that Mexican lizard that eats all the sheep?
Owl 25th Sep 2011, 9:42 PM edit delete reply
MeowMixIsorCats339 26th Sep 2011, 4:12 PM edit delete reply
Yeah! Hey, Grif, Chupa-thangie! How bout that?
Owl 27th Sep 2011, 5:34 PM edit delete reply
I'm not quite following your train of thought, MeowMix. What are you talking about?
Evdog 27th Sep 2011, 9:18 PM edit delete reply
MeowMixIsorCats339 29th Sep 2011, 2:22 PM edit delete reply
@ Owl, I was only finishing the quote...

@ Evdog Dude where do you find this stuff?? ....Never mind, I don't want to know.
Owl 29th Sep 2011, 6:09 PM edit delete reply
That's a quote? From what?
Owl 29th Sep 2011, 6:12 PM edit delete reply
Never mind, I get it now.
MeowMixIsorCats339 30th Sep 2011, 4:22 PM edit delete reply
Dude! You didn't know what the quote was and you said Chupacabra? ....I want you to guess what number I'm thinking of. It's between negative thirty and a bijillion.
Owl 30th Sep 2011, 6:18 PM edit delete reply
But the Cupacabra IS a lizard thing. Its more well know for eating goats, but sheep are pretty much the same thing.

Also, 42. XD
EKA 26th Sep 2011, 11:27 AM edit delete reply
Speaking of people going blind from this comic, I'm not really sure how much more awesome my eyes can take...

But I'm willing to risk it!
EKA 26th Sep 2011, 11:27 AM edit delete reply
Speaking of people going blind from this comic, I'm not really sure how much more awesome my eyes can take...

But I'm willing to risk it!
Terminal devastation 26th Sep 2011, 4:45 PM edit delete reply
Am I the only one who's actually just excited to see Guy on an auto-bomb.

Seriously. You think you'd see more shyguys on them in comics... but this is the first time I have.
MeowMixIsorCats339 29th Sep 2011, 2:33 PM edit delete reply

Mutterscrawl 29th Sep 2011, 3:18 PM edit delete reply
Hmmn... I love this comic so far, the Bomb-ombs are the only depiction I haven't liked, since they're regularly shown to explode and be fine later in some of the games.

And what about Bombette or Bobbery? Do they not exist in the Go-Universe of the comic?

Or were they just higher end models that got free will and such?
Morgenstern 29th Sep 2011, 6:52 PM edit delete reply
I treat the ability to reform (what I assume is some sort of magnetic, break apart "smart shell") as something rarely implemented in the older models, probably an experimental system until the newer Bob-ombs rolled out. Most of the "generic" Bob-ombs through the Mario games don't seem to reform; however, the ones that developed more sophisticated AI on their own (and thus were made of higher end parts, and were more advanced, possibly experimental stage Bob-ombs) seemed to have it more frequently, so I assume it was an aspect of the higher end tech that didn't get used as much--probably due to the costs involved of building them.

Bobbery in particular seemed like a definite case of a Bob-omb built with experimental tech, since in addition to being reformable AND having really advanced AI, he was closer to a dull gold color than the normal black/blue/purple, or even pink Bob-ombs.

Really, a great number of Bob-omb "generations" can be traced back through the games. From the ones that just idly wandered back and forth in MB3, to the ones that actively chase Mario in SM64--plus the off-shoots, like Booster's Rob-ombs and those digital clock looking bombs in Sunshine. It's likely the Koopas are trying to work the "bugs" out of the reformation system, probably as part of the whole "We need them smart, but not too smart" problem.
Mutterscrawl 2nd Oct 2011, 9:19 AM edit delete reply
@.@ You are brilliant sirrah.

Tell me, have you ever gotten into contact with this fellow? I think you should.


Forgive me if you already are, or it's been mentioned before.
MeowMixIsorCats339 30th Sep 2011, 4:29 PM edit delete reply
I just watched Shawn Conroy kick someone's but. And that's just awesome any way you look at it :)
The Dark Prophet 1st Oct 2011, 2:54 PM edit delete reply
Haggarbomb is a blast. :V

Been reading Mushroom Go for a while, and just wanted to say - as someone who's been playing Mario games for a long time, you do this epic. Heck, a lot of your canon actually justifies some of the nonsense decisions, connections, and transitions.