Still the 11th here; oh hey, what a great date for a funny war joke! (War is Hell, Never Forget, obviously)
And lest we have forgotten, the Edward Bay Incident.
Maybe Simmons will finally be happy.
ooohhh! points for Apocolypse now ref in the next to last frame.
Also, a total war video game of coke vs pepsi sounds like a blast. Any modders out there in the comments?
Great isn’t it, just hope they donate some follow up comics and quotes like ‘love the smell of napalm in the morning’, I wander what Schaefer’s cult going to be about, appraise for the cultists, cow slaughter, chickens?… oh dear.
They already did that, didn’t they? With the B-team?
well this strip is called “the smell of soda in the morning” so….
gotta love that pepsi!
Oh wow, I didn’t understand the meaning of the colours till you said pepsi
In the Fizi Kola valley.
I think the fact that the Korean flag looks like a pepsi symbol really sells the joke.
Why is it I can’t remember how the Apocalypse Now movie ends? My mind has somehow merged it with Easy Rider, I know it involves a hatchet, and lord knows that thing was awful. Thankfully, God has blessed me and Surf Ninja’s hasn’t creeped into my memories of Apocalypse Now. I’m glad I own the dvd and can refer back to it.
… I see your Apocalypse Now reference and raise you a spoof:
Because you made me laugh, I’ll try to make you laugh harder. :)
Extra bonus points for the nice Bond reference.
I’m callin’ this one right now. the four ‘overseer’ like dudes are working for one of the god sets.
Monkey (Techno/Daft Punk)
Maybe I read too much into things. But the last time someone said that to me, I was right. twice.
Not really, no.
Heh. E-bay. I remember that.
So the bear is back to the woods now? I mean, I always knew the D-Minus Team (aha…it’s only Rogue keeping their score from bottoming out) would drive him batty, but I never expected it to actually HAPPEN. Like, ON SCREEN. Also nice call-out on the four Dark Lords, but aside from their sinister looming, what’s to stop them from being Light Lords? There’s four Good Gods too. Well, Good insofar as they’re MEANT to be Good but are really rather…irresponsible? May not be the right word. Which would of course mean any Light Lords in opposition to the Dark would be equally, if accidentally, destructive.
Damn, I thought “Cola Wars” was just a colorful euphumism
I see a soda pun, a cold war joke, and a movie reference all of them funny
Do you think they have to pay extra for the “intimidation filter” for their holograms in panel 6?
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Posers! Back in my day, you had to be able to see even after obscuring your pupils (developing your own method is a rite of passage), suffer excruciating pain and sometimes permanent disfigurement by maintaining a permanent, intimidating scowl, and bend the very light itself to your will, in order to maintain a shadowy appearance even in a well-lit room!
That’s why I liked Schaefer, the bear knew the old ways were the best ways.
Is Simmons next in line to be in charge?
1S TH3R3 4 PL4C3 WH3R3 TH3S3 P3OPL3 ORD3R CONT4CTS FOR TH3 WH1T3-3Y3 3FF3CT?
TH31R PUP1LS 4ND IRIS3S 4R3 R3MOV3D SO 4S TO PR3V3NT B14S, 4LONG W1TH TH31R N4T1ON4L1TY.
It’s called Youngblood’s disease and can be found in a multitude of Image comics produced by Rob Liefeld
This is the first time I have ever heard of Youngblood’s disease. It must be quite dangerous.
Lear all about it:
friggin typo i meant learn
Also, once one has attained a certain level of badassery it can crop up in places like Ryozanpaku.
And I just finished watching Apocalypse Now for the umpteenth time yesterday. Amazing.
Now that I think about it, we haven’t actually seen Schaefer since that E.Bay comic, have we? That’s a nice detail of continuity in the series, honestly.
The horror….the horror…
I love the ongoing running joke of there being vastly more interesting things going on than what our lovable idiot protagonists are experiencing 90% of the time.
I don’t trust Cobra Commander there.
Its good that we get to see more Simmons but I hope that Schaefer come out alive.
I trust him more than the others.
It’s good to have the evil you know than the evil you know nothing about.
Alive and blackmailable. Our crew is still with the inquisition because they were piggybacking off of someone no longer with them: Therefor, without him, the team won’t have anyone to blackmail, and therefore, no way to stay in the base.
This could be the begining of the end of EN. :O
1T’S POSS1BL3 TH4T TH3Y’V3 B33N TH3R3 LONG 3NOUGH TH4T, 4S LONG 4S TH3Y DON’T 4SK FOR 4NY N3W F4VORS W1THOUT N3W 4PPROPR14T3 BL4CKM41L, TH3Y M4Y JUST CO4ST BY.
Well, I’m fairly sure Lothar could just pop on over to his dad’s and get some Jones Pure Cane Sugar Cola off the black market. I’ll bet the America-analogue to EN!Mobius has some distributed there.
I never saw the original film that Simmons line came from (Platoon I think) but all I can think of is “Hot Shots Part Deux”
I was almost waiting for another background character to ride past shouting “I loved you in Wall Street”
It’s Apocalypse Now…Hots Shots Part Deux joke is a reference to Apocalypse Now. Is there even a sodding boat in Platoon? *checks* Nope. Our comic’s title is a play on the films.
I’m gonna go lie down.
Thanks for clearing that up Lothar.
I had to google/youtube the gag and it seems the post I found mentioned Platoon but must have been for a different section of the film.
Carry on the good work guys
Metal Gear Exterminatus 3: Bear Eater.
wait so acording to that profile schaefer was a badass once? makes me wonder just how the heck he ended up behind a desk then instead of staying on active duty on the field.
Peter Principle. I think his record, and the whole Edward Bay thing, showed he’s a total badass field agent. Just utterly useless in a management role.
then how the heck did he ever end up behind a desk and the head of exterminatus at that? if he sucks at it he would usualy be trown into the mail department.
Because comedy. He was originally written as a bad, incompetent boss with an intelligent, put-upon sidekick. We added a little bit of depth with the Edward Bay thing. Makes him more than just a stereotype.
And he’s just in charge of a given region. Those other guys? Those are his equals.
In Schaefer’s defense, if you had two wankers like Eastwood and Zuviel as your underlings, you’d go crazy too.
ok im with you on that. but now they got me curious wether his skills have rusted for dealing with the paper work that comes with keeping them around or if hes stil the badass as described in the comic. only time(and the creators) will tell.
Hmmm… do the other guys also have similar wankers (I’m still not getting the hang of British slang) under them? Perhaps they just haven’t cracked yet…
Could be possible.
Bonus points for comic because Apocalyps Now Redux was on AMC Monday night
betting right now that scheafers a boss with a field knife.
correction, I meant simmons probably a boss with a knife
This comic makes me wonder, Schaeffer went after E. Bay, who had a thing for explosions and crazy trucks as far as we could see in that one comic. Perhaps this means that he is a relative to M. Bay, causing Schaeffer’s mind to collapse given that while he dealt with E. Bay, he still has the bigger evil to go after…
TH3N W3 SH4LL D1SCOV3V3R TH4T TH3R3′S 4 TH1RD B4Y, 4 H1GH D43MON OF [1NS3RT D4RK GOD H3R3], 4ND W3 W1LL H4V3 COM3 FULL C1RCL3.
speaking of dark gods i think we might have a fernex follower here. not that im complaining about that cause im a mech fanatic and seeing hes pretty much the only one that has employed them so far in comparison to the good one.
TH3 MONK3Y? TH3R3 1S 4 GOD OF T3CH FOR TH3 L1GHT GODS 4S W3LL. 4 TURTL3 TH4T 1 C4N’T R3M3MB3R TH3 N4M3 OF R1GHT NOW.
OH, YOU M34N TH3 L1GHT T3CH GOD DO3SN’T 3MPLOY 4S MUCH 4CT1V3 T3CH. YOU M4Y H4V3 4 PO1NT H3R3. 1F SCH43F3R H4S GON3 4 L1TTL3 NUTS, WHO’S TO S4Y TH3 OTH3RS WON’T OR H4V3N’T SUCCUMN3D TO TH31R OWN CORRUPT1ON OR PYSCHOS1S OF DUB1US 4L1GNM3NT?
A third bay? Perhaps a pirate. P.Bay
What’s the UCCR?
The United Corporate Collectives of Rodina. A nation governed by big businesses run amok. Corporations are people, my friend.
Presumably it’s a Union of (Something that starts with C) Commonwealth Republics.
Or, you know, what Virus said.
Ah, you thought the Commonwealth and the UCCR were one and the same. No sir, different vaguely alluded-to nation-state. The guys have been to the UCCR at least a couple of times before. Never the Commonwealth.
Which, incidentally, leads us full circle, because that episode prompted the E.Bay story.
Morth also got some mercs there. http://exterminatusnow.co.uk/2012-01-16/comic/the-bookend-of-unimaginable-power/international-man-of-mercenary/
1T F33LS W31RD TO KNOW TH4T MORTH H4S B33N PUT ON 4 BUS 4ND L3FT TO G4TH3R DUST FOR 4 B1T. ON TH3 OTH3R H4ND, TH1S JUST M34NS H1S N3XT 4PP34R4NC3 W1LL B3 4 WHOL3 LOT TR1CK13R…TH1S 1SN’T TH3 4RC WH3R3 H3 MYST3R1OUSLY SHOWS UP 4G41N, 1S 1T?
By the way, who the fuck WAS Lothar supposed to be last Halloween? http://exterminatusnow.co.uk/2011-10-31/comic/non-storyline/holiday-comics/kicking-bishop-zuviel-up-the-arse/
If someone gets it, it’s not I.
Maybe… no, that vampire character from 8-bit theater was dressed in red. Close, though.
Vincent Valentine, FF7, FF7 Dirge of Cerberus, etc.
lol I thought he was ‘Jack Sparrow’ at first glance. However, I believe you’re right, he really does look like the guy from FF7.
That was my first guess, and it would have been cool, but I could tell it wasn’t. He’d have had a hat.
The snake actually seems the LEAST sinister… until you realize he has HANDS.
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