A great big change is coming to the world of SCAPULA…
Scap going head honcho? Seriously?
Dude, I understand Edgar’s been doing some late maturation in the recent story arcs, and his new talent for disguise gave him some worth as a criminal…
Is it really possible he could pull it off this time? Maybe if he kept his goals realistic and didn’t try to shoot right to the top like he kept doing before, he just might make it. Scap’s biggest problem has always been his zero patience.
Love the return of his dark coat and hat by the way. Wonder if he’s managed to put together a new costume? And where he must be staying? I think the time’s ripe for a new villain to make a grand entrance!
Great work as always! Can’t wait to see Scap’s next plan.
Hoo boy…Treike, ol’ pal, wait until you see what Scap has up those dark coat sleeves!
I never noticed it before, but you do make a point: Scap’s impatience may be his biggest flaw. Well, either that or his cowardice…or stupidity…or lack of foresight…or shooting his mouth off all the time…tell you what, let’s just make a grocery list for his setbacks and check them off one by one!
But maybe that’s all in the past and our little creep has bloomed into a deadly menace?
I must agree on both the strangness of this new Scapula and that one of his biggest flaws was shooting too high and his delusions of grandeur.
OK, now onto the question that’s being bothering since I read this page: Who’s that guy?! Scapula is never that clever and well mannered or good at diplomacy or… well…. being a villain! What happened to the real Scapula?!
We’ll have to wait and see if he really is on to something big, or maybe he IS shooting his mouth off again. Wait and see what 2013 has in store, O ravenous reader of rot!
If he has, I’ll eat your hat!
Eat Hypnausea’s hat; there’s more to go around!
Ya know, lovable loser though he may be … I would like to see Scapula hit it big, even if just once. Be kinda nice to know that truly every dog has their day, eh?
Every dog deserves to knock over a tray of steaks and gobble them all down…or, at least, my old dog believed so.
That big score might be just around the corner, with a nice hot steak waiting for him!
THAT’S the Scapula I’ve been waiting to see!!! I got goose-chills reading this one. Scap has never looked this sinister before. Heartache can bring out the Luthor in you every time. It reminds me of when I broke up with my ex-fiance and I robbed that liq–
Whoa! Here’s hoping you robbed her liquor cabinet; Lord knows she owed you something!
It’s funny that you mention ‘Luthor’: while you were probably referencing Lex Luthor, the first thing my mind went to is a particularly nasty treat called the “Luther”. What is this? It’s a hamburger, only with the buns replaced with Krispy Kreme doughnuts. It’s apparently named after Luther Vandross (because his music makes people think of doughnut burgers or something) and is a guaranteed way to reduce your lifespan by decades.
I think Scapula may have a nasty villainous plot involving doughnuts, eh?
Presumably the biggest change is a departure from your goal 3 1/2 years ago to make Scapula look stupider than ever each week.
Poor Throgor. It seems he more than anyone else would be content to just be removed from society… or maybe not, who knows. Also I guess Babirus would be more content, but he has a sewer family. Maybe. Not like they’ve shown up for years.
Speaking of Throgor, if you ever do a Tempest/House of Frankenstein-type deal in Arthurian times, Throgor should be a dragon, because his name is very similar to Trogdor, so much that I tend to think his name is Throgdor. If this name similarity hasn’t been mentioned before I’d be fairly surprised.
Throgor’s name kind of bothers me now, because in retrospect he probably should have been named “Trogor”. As you all may have noticed, I’m a big fan of portmanteau names (such as Hypnausea or Toxsick), and “Trogor” would have been a clever mix of ‘troglodyte’ and ‘gorilla’. I don’t know why I stuck that ‘h’ in there, but now he’s stuck with it and it kind of bothers my anal-retentive cartoonist brain.
But to get back to your suggestion, I could easily see Throgor playing the dragon or perhaps a Grendel-type ogre. While I don’t have any current plans for doing another “Royal Supervillain Theatre” type of story, you never know when I’ll run out of ideas and have to do a Scapula version of Beowulf!
I looked up troglodyte and clicked on Troglodytidae when that came up as a suggestion after putting in “Trogl”.
Maybe Throgor has a secret soft side where he has a family of wrens that he takes care of for no discernible crime use!
It’s a little tough to say what types of animals Throgor considers “pets or meat”, so maybe a fistful of little birds as his company isn’t out of the question. Unless, of course, he pops ‘em in his mouth like chicken nuggets.
Sweet Mother of Mike, Scapula as a motivational speaker? No doubt about a great big change comin’. Knuckle Sam must be some kind of mutant. She endured a bite on her arm from Throgor and only got a nasty bruise. She thumped him like a bad puppy and was on the verge of snapping a neck that may not even exist, verily burly in any case. Okay, I may sit at my ‘puter until next Sunday when the continuing Adventures of Scapula comes saundering it’s way with the next installment, or I may not.
“I am Scapula, and I’m a motivational speaker! First off, I am thirty-five years old, I am divorced, and I live in a VAN DOWN BY THE RIVER!”
Continuity with injuries is hard to maintain (in comics, movies, television, etc), and I think you’re right. Anyone who took a bit from a set of jaws like Throgor’s wouldn’t just have a blood-soaked arm, they might just have a stump!
Whatever happens next Sunday, be sure you’re here to read it! There’s a huge surprise up ahead…
I think, for the very first time, Scap actually scared me there.
Happy New Year indeed, Aidan!
Happy New Year to you too, amigo! If Scapula scared you, rest assured the unseen next panel was probably him tripping over a rock and tumbling down that hill.
“what do we have to lose” Has he not worked with Scapula before?
Beggars can’t be choosers, and it’s not like SPECTRE is going to hire Throgor anytime soon.
…I think I just got an evilgasm.
Woohoo! I think I did too! C’mon, everyone, evil orgy!
Wow. Just wow. I think I had an evilgasm.
Woohoo! I think I did too! C’mon, every–waitaminnit, does anyone else feel deja vu?
I think Drmercurious simply achieved multiple evilgasm. Enviable.
I think that’s pretty damn impressive! When you get to be my age it can be difficult to perform with the adequate amount of evil necessary to please a partner (an EVIL partner, of course).
Drmercurious, we’re only funning ya. Thanks for the comment(s), and be sure to tag along for the rest of the idiotic rambles we have around here!
Wow. Great lead-in for the New Year, Aidan, and nice work on an extra-long comic.
In-n-Out burgers… mmmmmmm….
“Those are good burgers, Walter!”
Thanks for the kind words, and be here next year!
10 points for a Big Lebowski joke.
Eight year olds, Dude.
I would have replied sooner, but it was shabbos…
I don’t suppose his horns are coming back with it?
Dagnabbit, who’s been leaking my notes over the internet?!
Something I just remembered: The first Grendel, Matt Wagner’s criminal archfiend, was born with the name Eddie. Though he later changed it to Hunter Rose.
I actually have never read Grendel, but it looks like something I may have to check out. If nothing else she (he?) has one awesome costume!
Dark Horse has some omnibus editions out now, though I haven’t checked them out. It’s easily my favorite indy comic.
Scap is one of those characters you’d like to see finally pull things together and start tearing things up… Like Charlie Brown
Hey, if Scapula wants to recruit that blockhead into his gang he might be biting off more than he can chew! Ol’ Chuck is one bad mofo!
Say, who dropped the confidence pills in Scapula’s warm milk? The foreshadowing colors and layouts have a real Universal monster feel to them, Aidan! Looking forward to the big change.
Universal Monsters, eh? Which one is Scapula the most like: Dracula (the cape), Frankenstein’s Monster (the messed-up brain), the Wolfman (uh…maybe Throgor fits that better)?
There IS a great big change next week, so don’t drop too many pills in your milk, unless you’re hanging out with Alex DeLarge and drinking moloko plus!
Victor von Frankenstein, who has what he at first thinks is a great idea, only to end up getting tossed around by it off of a burning windmill. That’s our boy right there.
Victor Frankenstein, from the novel, or Henry Frankenstein, from the Universal adaptation?
“With my own hens I created him!…with my own hens!…”
Victor, as played by Peter Cushing.
As funny as it is to watch Scap fail all the time, I reckon he can be a pretty cool character when he stops wallowing in self pity and gets things together every now and then. Like here, he’s pretty bad arse.
It’s all too easy to get stuck in the pit of self-loathing, and all too hard to pull yourself out of it. It looks like Scap has finally had enough of wallowing in his own misery and taken a productive course of action.
Will he succeed? Well, it’s still better than doing nothing!
Scapula as a Motivational speaker, great. A new year begin, and I need to be motivated. I’m joining his band asap.
Scapula: he’s available for company motivational speeches any day! Encourage your employees to be heartless, evil bastards in no time!
Wow… Scap grew a pair… I bet he’s been watching Tony “walk on coals” Robbins infomercials… maybe Scap has been listening to his cassettes you can borrow from the local library. What else is there for the poor guy to do?
And Happy New Year! I look forward to a brand new year of Scapula! Yay! and I’m with Mehdi… where do I sign up?
Maybe he’s been studying those old Dale Carnegie books, like “How to Become a Better Supervillain and Terrorize People” (a very popular read at the library, I hear).
You folks at home can join the Sinister Monster Doom Legion by buying one of the final copies available (almost gone!), tearing off the cover, and proudly stapling it to your shirt and showing it off to the world. Everyone will think you are insane, so that means you’re in the club!
Having just recently re-entered the land of electricity and technology more modern than the copper wire liquor machine, allow me to say both belated Merry Christmas and belated Happy New Year!
That having been said, I unwrapped a website and found a new and driven Scapula! Wheee! Looks like this city’s in for a stomping!
I’d have more to say but a week plus in the middle of nowhere has left my conversation abilities kinda dry. That, and I’m so frigging hammered still I’m getting a friend of mine to type this for me. Looking forward to it hun!
The following message was telegraphed: DEE DEEDEE DEEEEE DEEDEDEDEEE! DEE DEEDEEDEE!
Phew! Thank goodness we live in the modern era of emails, right right?
Glad to hear you’re still living it up, and here’s hoping you didn’t kick the bastard’s head TOO HARD. We all know how your New Year’s Eve plans go by now!
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