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May 26th, 2017

May 26th, 2017 published on 49 Comments on May 26th, 2017

Aaaand we’re back. Sorry for the extended break, everyone, I had a pretty lingering cold after TCAF and it’s taken me a while to get back on track, but here we go. Filler will be shifted out of the archives shortly!

Speaking of which, I’m off to MCM London this weekend, where hopefully I won’t pick up more fun new diseases :) Come find me at table CE1, I’ll have all of the books there!

  • Haven

    Oh, sir, it’s only wafer thin.

    • Jeff Eppenbach

      Bugger off.

    • Ghostforge

      I Understood That Reference, and mentally squeeed at seeing it.

    • TheGorram Batguy

      I would hope your implied result of this bottle would prove true, for Gluttany’s sake, except in so far as it might damage our motley crew of heroes.

  • Ganurath

    Mr. Luxuria shouldn’t have been so quick to dismiss impurity of sin; wrath is working out rather well for Mr. Gula.

    • Nonesuch

      :D

      Yeah, but its vision is just too limited to understand such things.
      It literally cannot wrap its mind around such a concept.

    • a_flemish_dude

      well yeah, that’s the one big ace in the hole they have over luxuria

      all luxuria knows is lust, lust for power, lust for freedom, etc his entire life form is centered around wanting, he’s literally blind to whatever downsides it might have and is especially vulnerable to a certain someone who doesn’t want anything from someone else (IMO)

      • JWLM

        Yeah, but think about what he’s going to say to Harry during their final confrontation…

  • Euodiachloris

    That smug! It screams defiance! (Even though Mr Gula isn’t exactly Mr Noisy.) xD

  • So, having got over one bout of conflu, you’re off to pick up another. Don’t drink the water.

  • Darkoneko Hellsing

    Glad you’re feeling better !
    Just don’t try the medecine slimy over there just ate :)

  • BaronHaynes

    Panel 1 is really well composed, nice job!

  • Killersquirrel66

    “Consider that my letter of resignation…”

    • Tsapki

      I would personally go with “Bon Appetit, b✓*#√”, but I like yours very much.

      Anyone else got any one-liner for the final panel?

      Edit: Corrected word ‘one-liner’

      • JWLM

        “Oops.”

  • Emily

    I like Ben making his characteristic glasses-adjusting gesture even while hanging upside down.

    • a_flemish_dude

      as someone who used to wear glasses I completely sympatise with this action, I do however find it weird that his glasses slid up his nose rather then falling to his forehead (which is equally annoying)

      • GreyBlockWinner

        It looks like the sorta twisted sideways

    • JWLM

      I assume that he’s blind as a bat without them.

      • JWLM
      • TheGorram Batguy

        Now I’m imagining Ben-sans-glasses and a bat in an obstacle course race, with the bat outperforming Benji at every step/flap of the way. How embarrassing!

        • JWLM

          And now *i’m* thinking about the bat flying circles around Benji-sans-glasses and Benji covering his head desperately…

  • esh

    Wolfe isn’t struggling at all…

    • a_flemish_dude

      wolfe just had a large dose of tranquilisers shot in him, he’s probably still knocked out cold

      • threadweaver

        It is also a good excuse not to have to draw him for the rest of the page.

        • Shh, don’t give away all my secrets :p

          • threadweaver

            ; )

  • non_canon

    Two things I love about this. One, this is basically Ben’s plan, just modified. Second, considering he still doesn’t even call Mal by his nickname I find it endearing to see him call Verity by her’s.

    • Nonesuch

      Ooh, nice job pointing that out!
      It just goes to show how long they’ve known each other — and that they care for each other.

      • a_flemish_dude

        also that they trust each other completely, I get a real feeling for the kind of dynamic these 2 have had during their time growing up together

        vee was the one who always had an ace up her sleeve and dragged them in and out of trouble and ben was the one who got her out of trouble when things got way above their heads

        if I had to hazard a guess then I’d say that verity thought fast but ben thought better and always managed to get them out of trouble after he had time to think about it

        in this case they’re in way above their head and ben is looking for verity’s ace in the hole while verity is looking for ben’s plan and well I do hope that we see those 2 in perfect form sometime because they could do some serious damage together if they had a moment to asses the situation (you could sort of already see this in the previous pages)

        • non_canon

          Yes to all of this. I would also say Ben would claim he was dragged but in reality he just followed along telling her about how much of a bad idea this was and how much trouble she was going to get into until something caught his attention enough to intrigue him and then he was just as much a part of it as she was.

          • Ocean Burning.

            You guys have made the concept of the adventures of Benji and Vee more compelling in my mind than I would have imagined. I’m glad we’re getting to see a little of them. : )

    • Emily

      >Second, considering he still doesn’t even call Mal by his nickname I find it endearing to see him call Verity by hers.

      I really like this. I’d been thinking that it was the first time we’d heard Ben call her Vee instead of Verity, but I hadn’t made the connection with him still calling Mal O’Malley. Ben tends to be a little on the formal side, but maybe the sheer terror of the situation caused him to revert to their childhood informality.

  • William Rice

    Oh dear… are we about to find out what happens if you give Gluttony indigestion?

    • TheGorram Batguy

      Heh. I don’t know if you’ve ever played Chrono Trigger, but the explosive outflow of (partially digested?) foods across many time periods may resemble a certain end-game sequence therein.

  • Norman Perrin

    IIRC, I thought the butler would play an important role, couldn’t guess where.

  • Nonesuch

    Well done, Mr. Gula! ^_^

  • Tikatu

    Hm. Mr. Gula is as young as he is because Gluttony pulled him into a pocket universe. What’s going to happen to him when Gluttony is bound? Will age catch up with him as it has the other members of Luxuria’s offering? Will he help our intrepid crew subdue the rest of the sins? Looking forward to answers next week!

  • Brother Nightmare

    Revenge is a dish after all…

  • Some days you hit the bottle. Some days the bottle hits you.

  • Emily

    Reactions in the last panel:
    Ben: Wait, what-?!
    Sid: Yay! We’re saved!
    Vee: Hey, that was *my* poison!

    • #092f0a

      Gluttony: :S
      The Butler: >:|
      Wolfe: x.x

  • The Wing

    How did Ben rotate a whole 180 degrees after panel one? At first I thought he had twisted around but his torso is completely the other way around in the last panel. Verity’s, too… Or is it really that easy to move around in that stuff? Ewww, trying not to think about the texture at this point. XP

  • Ocean Burning.

    Tip: For maximum appreciation of our heroes’ facial expressions on this page, save image and rotate. I absolutely love Sid’s delighted expression in the last panel. Ben’s expression in the second panel is also pretty great. :D

  • Overkillengine

    Gluttony for Punishment.

  • billydaking

    “Et tu, Brute?”

    “Damn straight.”

  • SteinarB

    And this is why you don’t mistreat your minions.

  • CK

    I love how, in the last panel, Ben and Verity are both staring distrustfully at the Butler, but Sid jumped straight to “Yay! New friend!”

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