Deus Ex-Pletive #17

The plot thickens… though admittedly we have a ways to go yet before we reach a comparable density to that of Pain’s head.

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Discussion (27) ¬

  1. Sicarius

    *grins* I love where this is going…^^

  2. Dan Genesis


    The plot does thicken! As does the yeast in the bread I put in the oven two hours ago.

    *sniff sniff* Uh-oh…..

  3. dale_mettam

    Mmmmmmmmmmmm. Fresh Bread.

  4. LydaLynn

    Two hours? Lucy – you got some s’plainin to do! *watches smoke billow out from Dan’s kitchen*

  5. Nero Angelus

    When they say they can see Pain’s true form, is that we have been seeing or is it some more frightening and demonic form not yet witness by us as viewers?

  6. viper

    @nero my guess is the form we readers have seen….

  7. keylaleigh

    I love Pain’s somewhat confused expression. And I bet by the time this is done, there will be a joke.

    “So, an imp, an old lady, and a hobo biker walk into a bar…”

  8. NuclearScientist

    So, is this the part where we realize that though Pain is dense he is not deaf, and can hear them in the final panel?

  9. Ragedoll

    Awesome!!!! But why can’t pain see them as Angel if they’re in Junker bodies?
    Seems a bit fishy to me, haha maybe pain and the biker are planning something against Kevin!

  10. Adeptis

    What could possibly go wrong?

  11. dale_mettam

    @Nero Angelus – I forget if it was when the Imps hit Wall Street or school to deal with the bully, but we had some similar comments. Basically, the idea is that as humans age, they just see what they expect to see, and no one expects to demons and imps walking around, so what they see is short ugly people who like to dress predominantly in one color. Children have much bigger imaginations and a willingness to believe (which is why the Imps wore cunning disguises when they went to school).

    @keylaleigh – So, an imp, an old lady, and a hobo biker walk into a bar… and the Old Lady and the Hobo Biker say “OUCH!” …’cos the Imp was Pain …and it was an iron bar.

    @NuclearScientist – In the time honored tradition of comics, the Angels’ have a dotted line around their voice balloons indicating they are whispering… and it’s a noisy bar… and CLEARLY Pain has his beer buzz on already – look at that expression.

  12. Ouroboros

    The mugs are freakin’ me out man…


  13. DktrAgonizer

    Bahahaha, the bonus comic is great! But aw, poor cat…

  14. Chameon

    Trying to get blood from a turnip is exactly what they’re doing. It has to be something stupid enough to fall for that…but bright enough to know -something-

  15. Kiriel

    I dunno Pain looks sorta angry.. or complacent there, I am not sure..
    Also, poor kitty.. I wonder if Alisdair’s recipe was tasty or not.. I sorta imagine him in the kitchen would end up like Lucy.. or it seems, Dan >.>;

  16. Kiriel

    Also it is WAY cool to see Tears all WROAAAR gung-ho and stuff πŸ˜€

  17. jjmblue7

    Oh, hobo biker angel, wings were *so* 2,000 years ago.

    @Kiriel: Angry Tears is way more badass than the usual sad Tears.

  18. keylaleigh


    That’s a good one, Dale!

  19. comichero

    this has ponzie scheme written all over it

    @dale um so are you saying all midgets are imps? cuz they are short very hostile to tall ppl and some like normal ppl are hideous adn i take umbrage tothe fact that you singleing out short fat little ppl as imp as im short i am in fat very tal while portly i m still handsome

  20. comichero

    ps im just jerkin your chain dale =P

  21. dale_mettam

    @comichero – I refer you to the wise words of Randy Newman.

  22. Baughbe

    Pain is not dense. He’s complicated. (snicker)

  23. comichero

    HA dale that awesome all the same made me laugh and i dont know i love short ppl infact the women in my family are technicaly classified as short cus they bearly break 5′ 5” but i love them all the same i also dont have to pick them up to say hello but thank for the song very funny randy newman is a funny guy. Tthanks dale you made my day alot better making me laugh as you did i knew i could count on you guys here

  24. Katt

    I love how the beer mugs fill and empty without anyone apparently drinking from them. πŸ˜€

  25. Infinityman

    Just wanted to stop by and say I like your work. The artwork is what caught my eye, very well done. I’ll have to go through the archives and catch up on the story. Keep up the good work.

  26. dale_mettam

    @Katt – I have SOOOOO had that happen to me. One minute I have a full beer… the next, empty glass. I have no idea what happens. I order more though… I will not be beaten.

  27. comichero

    sorry i keep drink all your beer dale just testing out my super long invsiable collapsable straw