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  • sal

    Seven against two. Pretty bad odds.
    https://youtu.be/8uMKTDy7e8g?t=1m9s
    For them.

  • MsElloon

    So excited!! Is this the final fight??

  • Sanjay Merchant

    That’s NOT a fair fight! Seven ancient eldritch horrors vs. Harriet Barber? Those poor sins are doomed.

    • Chris the Blue

      Plus the snarky comedic stylings of Jack O’Malley.

      • RazorD9

        They are so screwed.

  • wilddeath

    i still feel like there is something obvious thats being overlooked about team barber.

    • The secret Eighth Deadly Sin

      • wilddeath

        i was more referring to how there are just enough of them to embody the seven heavenly virtues.

  • Mecha_bill

    Looks like lust had a sex change….

    • Seems to me that Lust’s “true form” when revealed was kinda androgynous.

      • Tsapki

        Aye, more of a suggestion of gender than a set one, allowing one to lean to their preferred attraction. As Lust itself said, “Limits are so unnecessary.”

  • O’Malley hating every minute of it.

    At least it’s not Captain Barber, he keeps telling himself.

    • Tsapki

      “I told ya, Wolfe, I bloody TOLD YA! I knew somethin’ was gonna happen if we stuck our noses in Widdershin’s but no one listens to me!”

  • NOOOO… ;_;

    Well, all good things must come to an end. *grabs popcorn*

  • amusingmurff

    I am simultaneously super excited for the chapter to start, and super sad about the comic slowly beginning it’s inevitable March to completion.

    Also, solid fashion choice, Harriet. Capes are the bomb.

    • Only this arc is ending, not the comic as a whole.

      • David Argall

        Properly speaking, a curtain call only happens after the story is over. This is the climax, after which the curtain call could happen as the next [short] “chapter”.

        • edit: eh, this was needlessly snarky, I’ll edit it out

      • amusingmurff

        Oh, how delightful. I must have misinterpreted what someone else posted

    • minion@otakumail.com

      No Capes! – Edna Mode

      • AJ

        Okay, seriously, I have spent ten years thinking hername is Edna Mold.
        This makes a great deal more sense.

      • Tsapki

        I think that is technically a jacket, though I’m not too up to date with Industrial Age fashion.

  • From the cover and some of the other sketches, it looks as though this is going to be a Ms Harriet and O’Malley Adventure. I do hope that Mr Malik’s nose won’t be put out of joint.

    • Tikatu

      Or Captain Barber’s either.

      • AJ

        Let’s play “Spot the Shipper”!

        Found one!

        • Tikatu

          Not a shipper, by any means. It’s just that Nicola is dead set on being the “Barber on the spot” for the coming onslaught–and having Harry doing the heavy lifting instead may put her nose out of joint. Like Sid’s might be.

          • AJ

            Ah, my apologies. I assumed since the pairing in the original comment was romantic in undertone, you meant for O’Malley and Capt. Barber to be similar.

            …Perhaps I am the shipper. Upon examination, Mr. Malik is likely to get a disjointed nose just because he isn’t having all the fun that Harry and Mal are.

    • AngryScientist

      “Curtain Call” is a book where stage magician and professor of economics Barrie Richardson explains his tricks, but as far as I can tell, it isn’t the name of a magic trick in and of itself, which was the stated naming convention for chapters Malik appears in. So unless Ms. Ashwin knows of this book and is making a glorious joke, I’m not sure we can expect him.

      • I’m carrying on his usual stage motif :)

        • AngryScientist

          Oh, yay! I must’ve gotten turned around somewhere.

  • Chris Kotthoff

    Need bigger guns!

    • Mujaki

      MORE DAKKA!

      • Sanjay Merchant

        No, BETTER DAKKA!

        • Tsapki

          …I miss Thrivin’ Ivan from Chimneyspeak.

  • robert袋蟻食skitch

    “The Code was quite clear. One brave man against seven… won. They knew it was true. In the past, they’d all relied on it. The higher the odds, the greater the victory. That was the Code.” – Terry Pratchett, ‘The Last Hero’

  • ThisCat

    Oh my.
    I really like the staging of this page.

  • Killersquirrel66

    *Sees title*
    “Noooo-”
    *Reads description*
    “Oh. Ok. Phew!”

    • Ditto’d by 1000x

    • GG Crono

      This is literally the reaction I had to this panel. Honestly, I’ve been expecting the comic to conclude with this arc ever since, like, the third chapter. And it would have been a good run! But hearing that it’s not brings me such joy.

      • RLB

        Yesno. I like a good story, but I like good closure, too.

        • The short-story nature of the comic means I can give some closure while opening new doors! Don’t worry, I’ll be wrapping up a lot of things here.

          • Which sounds awesome. Having different vignettes to tell in the world means not having to ‘save’ story points that should be wrapped up here I’d guess, but it also leaves a glimmer of hope of seeing how some of these guys are getting along around the fringes of other people’s stories! Though I guess with the professions a lot of these protagonists have, seems not out of the realm of liklihood they’d be sticking their noses into future messes depending. Whatever the case, looking forward to this chapter and to whatever comes next!

          • RLB

            Oh, no, didn’t mean to imply that I worried about that. I meant to say that if you have a story to tell, I’d rather you tell it the right way than drag it on for the sake of the fans – and that I think we can trust you to do just that.

    • I’m confused. Doesn’t a curtain call normally indicate that the play is about to continue?

      • Spirit22

        Curtain calls come at the end when the actors are taking their bows.

        • Really? I’ve only ever heard it used to mean when the signal they give to let you know intermission is over so you should go back to your seat

          • Ivresse

            That’s not a Curtain call. A curtain call is the appearance of the performers at the conclusion of a theatrical or other performance in response to the applause of the audience.

            • What’s the thing I said called, then?

              • Ivresse

                Just a call for people to return to their seats I guess, far as I know there is no technical term for it.

              • Perhaps the 2nd Act Overture?

  • Hello Kate, I just added Widdershins to my favorite webcomics webpage (you can also click on ‘back’ to see the others comics I like).

    • A very kind writeup, thank you!

  • Del

    Harriet Barber and Jack O’Malley, working together!

    I predict lots of tobacco smoke.

  • Sanjay Merchant

    I love the way you fit all the Deadlies together like puzzle pieces (though Gluttony’s shapeless bloboform does make it easy to put just anywhere. ;-) )

  • Eve

    I’m very excited for this arc, I enjoy weird things happening to Mal a bit too much, guy just can’t get a break and it’s hilarious. I also wonder if we’ll get to see more of the time traveling future historians.

  • For a moment, I thought Pride’s beak on top of Sloth was a toupeé (is that how that word is spelled?)
    Like a bad Donald Trump-style hairdo and oh god now I can’t un-see the resemblance.

  • For a moment, I thought Pride’s beak on top of Sloth was a toupeé (is that how that word is spelled?)
    Like a bad Donald Trump-style hairdo and oh god now I can’t un-see the resemblance.

    • That’s not a nice comparison at all, poor Sloth :P

    • That’s not a nice comparison at all, poor Sloth :P

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