#012: Face Time

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His shirt isn't red enough.

Though that'll probably change soon.

I like the handshake gag. Poor co-op partner T^T

If their team's war cry when getting off the ship is "enemies everywhere!", might just be safer to stay aboard and wait.

That face... Also, that name pun...

Fappy:
I like the handshake gag. Poor co-op partner T^T

They should have done the fist-bump handshake, instead... It's a way more inclusive technique in the co-op department...

So, he's A-Pendable, then?

Love the "I'm going with no" response!
Sad but true in so many games...

bificommander:
His shirt isn't red enough.

Though that'll probably change soon.

It'll be red with his blood soon enough.

Great comic, reminds me of an animated Warhammer video I saw once that used roughly the same joke, never gets old though.

I am trying to be offended by this strip, but my offense scanner must be malfunctioning as my controversy glands feel idle and lifeless. Somebody offend me please! Just a taste! I promise it'll be the last.

Kenjitsuka:
So, he's A-Pendable, then?

No, he's "Alex Pendable", as in, "All Expendable". Which is also why his friends call him "Mook".

Xsjadoblayde:
I am trying to be offended by this strip, but my offense scanner must be malfunctioning as my controversy glands feel idle and lifeless. Somebody offend me please! Just a taste! I promise it'll be the last.

You silly goose (or bear), you simply aren't "progressive" enough
Let me enlighten you

Erin was displeased with his face
VVV
Alex is black
VVV
Erin is racist
VVV
Cory&Grey are racists
VVV
Everyone who supports them and enjoys their work are racists
VVV
Thus Escapist is racist
VVV
And most escapees are racists

Are you offended yet?
If not, I'll be offended for you

Now we should start petition to "encourage" Escapist to remove these KKK members and their bigoted comics from this site
Also we should start #StopErin campaign to bring attention of people who aren't members of Escapist and wouldn't pay attention to this site ever otherwise
And we can't postpone it, because every second this comic is up a black person is dying
Now feel guilty and start doing something about it

Poor Alex, we hardly knew you.

Well, for not having played since so long ago, Erin is strangely familiar with the expendable character tropes.

blackrave:

Xsjadoblayde:
I am trying to be offended by this strip, but my offense scanner must be malfunctioning as my controversy glands feel idle and lifeless. Somebody offend me please! Just a taste! I promise it'll be the last.

You silly goose (or bear), you simply aren't "progressive" enough
Let me enlighten you

Erin was displeased whit his face
VVV
Alex is black
VVV
Erin is racist
VVV
Cory&Grey are racists
VVV
Everyone who supports them and enjoys their work are racists
VVV
Thus Escapist is racist
VVV
And most escapees are racists

Are you offended yet?
If not, I'll be offended for you

Now we should start petition to "encourage" Escapist to remove these KKK members and their bigoted comics from this site
Also we should start #StopErin campaign to bring attention of people who aren't members of Escapist and wouldn't pay attention to this site ever otherwise
And we can't postpone it, because every second this comic is up a black person is dying
Now feel guilty and start doing something about it

Hmm, Bear-goose has some succulent appeal to it.
This place shall be branded "the eskkkapist" until the heathens of hate are exiled! Hashtag is under contsruction. Priorities are now completely out of order...Ah that's just the offense I was looking for! All is calm.
Now where'd I put those cigarettes...

Heh, I know what my next Path of Exile hardcore character is going to be named. Thanks, Cory&Grey! :)

I for one welcome the character of Mr. Pendable, here's to what will surely be a long and healthy life.

Ah, I like Alex.

I hope everything goes well, he's got a wife and two children, and is one day from retirement.

I hope he's wearing a red shirt under his armour

And thus a romance began to blossom that was set to last a-OH THE HUMANITY! D':

That name is quite possibly one of the greatest puns I've ever heard.

Any chance we shake things up and he makes it? I've always found the guys who keep the helmets on look much cooler than everyone who's always taking them off.

If Alex Pendable dies(Which he likely will) I vote that we start a movement to bring him back. I mean he's just so likeable, and look at his handsome chiseled face... No Homo.

"Alex Pendable" That's what I'm going to call the next character I create in a game.

God, this strip was funny as hell, I laughed at every zinger.
Kudos guys!

OK, I actually laughed at this one.

The joke was somethng of a low hanging fruit but t was still funny. Maybe I'll have some hope for this strip after all.

NOOOOOO

The moment you give them names, the harder it is to immediately not feel guilty about stealing their guns after they die! :c

Why does the most likable guys are the ones to die first? :(

Caramel Frappe:
I'd like a co-op guy like that in the next COD / Battlefield game please.

Bad Company 2 says hi :3

That is a good point though. Why does everyone feel the need to remove their helmets in movies and video games? Hell, in The Winter Soldier Cap wears his helmet once on his new uniform, and that's it. His old one doesn't last much longer.

....I don't want him to die.
He seems like such a decent person.

But alas, the fates of hack-writing decree he must die for the greater good tension.

His name is AlExpendable. He's likely to survive to end up in some sequels starring Sylvester Stallone & Jason Statham. That or he's a clone. in which case everyone there is AlExpendable.

Redlin5:
NOOOOOO

The moment you give them names, the harder it is to immediately not feel guilty about stealing their guns after they die! :c

Suddenly and mysteriously, with no one else around but you and your inexplicably smoking pistol. Funny how that keeps happening

Well, I guess I should get ready to press x/f to show respect. ;p

Seriously though, :D good episode.
Hope A. P. don't die. <.<

blackrave:
Now we should start petition to "encourage" Escapist to remove these KKK members and their bigoted comics from this site

But they're totally not racist though.

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Anyone else reminded of that gag from Venture Brothers where Henchmen 21 and 24 are teamed up with Henchman 1, and keep pointing out how obviously expendable he is, no matter what he tries to do to change it? XD

Still, could have made Alex a bit more of a meathead. Make his inevitable demise less jarring for the readership.

The Almighty Aardvark:

Redlin5:
NOOOOOO

The moment you give them names, the harder it is to immediately not feel guilty about stealing their guns after they die! :c

Suddenly and mysteriously, with no one else around but you and your inexplicably smoking pistol. Funny how that keeps happening

He somehow managed to shoot himself in the back somehow. We all agree it was an accident.

Honestly, after that statement, all I could think of was that line from Caboose - tho he does it for different reasons...
Personally, I am not the kind of guy killing my NPC partners to get their guns as those guys usually have infinite ammo where as I get only as much as a single magazine. Guess who I rather want to shoot a lot?

MarsAtlas:

blackrave:
Now we should start petition to "encourage" Escapist to remove these KKK members and their bigoted comics from this site

But they're totally not racist though.

image

I would like to say that that was totally intentional
But that would be a lie (I have read that comic, but forgot about it)
Me calling them a KKK members, while they "joined" KKK in that comic strip, was pure coincidence

P.S. Sometimes even blind man can hit a bulls-eye :)
P.P.S. Also, as I stated before they totally are racists.

Heh, got a smile, but easy joke there.

OTOH, he's gotten more character than I'd expect, so killing him off would actually mean something.

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