Comic 220 - Man of steel....

11th Sep 2014, 12:00 AM
Man of steel....
Average Rating: 5 (13 votes)
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Haegan2005 11th Sep 2014, 12:14 AM edit delete reply

Definitely hope there is a good doctor on board. I am fairly sure she is going down hard with broken bones if she is lucky.
Centcomm 12th Sep 2014, 4:11 PM edit delete reply

Well they do have AVI ( Hes the doc on board )
Haegan2005 13th Sep 2014, 9:05 AM edit delete reply

That brings up a thought. Is AVI mobile and does he use mobile remotes for patient care/pickup?

Broken bones I am sure he can handle, death takes a specialist... (deliberate Engineer misquote!)
Tokyo Rose 14th Sep 2014, 7:05 PM edit delete reply

There are a couple of bots that have been outfitted as EMTs.
JacobJSebastian 11th Sep 2014, 12:19 AM edit delete reply

Broken? that blade is at least 18 inches past his hand. considering the milspec training and equipment he has (and my bet is the blade is monoedge), she will be lucky to be in less than 6 pieces by the end of this.
highlander55 11th Sep 2014, 9:58 AM edit delete reply

@Jacob,, He is going to kick her not turn her into Sushi. Either that or knock her out with a Flatulent bomb!
Stormwind13 11th Sep 2014, 5:39 PM edit delete reply

He has the blade out, highlander, so it isn't inconceivable that the Colonel is going to do BOTH. :-p

The sub-text pretty much sums it up... Definitely not going to end well...
Centcomm 12th Sep 2014, 4:12 PM edit delete reply

cant really say much about the Col's Mods but the blade is Razor-edged and can cut steel like butter..
Sheela 13th Sep 2014, 12:21 PM edit delete reply

Actually, even a mono-edge sword wouldn't be able to cut steel "like butter" as you would still have to force the rest of the thick blade trough the steel as well, which is not easy at all.

This is a pet peeve of mine, it's sloppy physics, which you see way too often in comics/movies.
Centcomm 14th Sep 2014, 5:22 AM edit delete reply

well perhaps i should say that it has the potential .. I agree with you on the rest though. Sorry :P
Sheela 14th Sep 2014, 7:01 PM edit delete reply

The only thing that I know of, that can "cut steel like butter" is a laser with enough power to vaporize the steel fast enough that it can pass through it at high speed.

Everything else, will have to slow down, at the very least.
Metals, any type of metal, really - are very dense materials.

You have to either add enough heat energy, or enough kinetic energy, to liquify the metal, in order to cut it "like butter", and that's a pretty tall order.
It can be done, heck, that's what armor penetrating rounds are all about.

But a blade swung by an arm, will not achieve that kind of energy.
It would have to go supersonic, and it just can't.
Tokyo Rose 14th Sep 2014, 7:26 PM edit delete reply

Well, we could rephrase to "sharp and hard enough to score steel and strong enough to go through a body like it's made of pudding when swung by a human-portable enhanced-strength limb"? :)
Haegan2005 14th Sep 2014, 7:58 PM edit delete reply

Centcomm 14th Sep 2014, 9:47 PM edit delete reply

Well .. you are forgetting that Halloran is enhanced .. but I like pudding.. :D
JacobJSebastian 15th Sep 2014, 11:46 PM edit delete reply

*drops his pants, raises his hands and yells* PUDDING!!!
Timotheus 14th Sep 2014, 10:47 PM edit delete reply

It's also made of connected segments unless my eyes deceive me (the only way a blade that long could fit in the arm housing), so it wouldn't have a continuous blade edge. Thus it hacks in stages like saw teeth rather than slices in a smooth stroke, providing lots of snagging potential.
Sheela 15th Sep 2014, 8:36 AM edit delete reply

Hah, good one rose.

I get it, I get it.
Sometimes hollywood physics and pencil genetics make the story better by ... circumventing a few real physical laws.

I'm just saying, that if you want something to go trough hard metal at high speed, you have to get it up to super sonic speed first, in order to get enough energy into it. And not even a robotic arm can do that.

That said, regular meat 'n' bone is perfectly susceptible to be cut apart.
cattservant 11th Sep 2014, 12:30 AM edit delete reply

"... supposed "hauntings"..."
Centcomm 12th Sep 2014, 4:12 PM edit delete reply

gee I wonder .. :D
velvetsanity 11th Sep 2014, 1:01 AM edit delete reply

Someone needs to shut him down NOW. He won't be able to live with himself afterwards if he actually hurts her...she's a noncombatant.
Stormwind13 11th Sep 2014, 5:33 PM edit delete reply

And who do you see that has ANY chance of doing that, velvet? :-p
velvetsanity 11th Sep 2014, 10:41 PM edit delete reply

Unfortunately, nobody :(
Centcomm 12th Sep 2014, 4:13 PM edit delete reply

yeah .. way it goes sometimes.. and yeah this will be all over by the time someone gets here ..maybe
Timotheus 11th Sep 2014, 3:21 AM edit delete reply

Too bad there isn't a CO2 fire extinguisher handy (space equivalent of bucket of ice water).
Centcomm 12th Sep 2014, 4:13 PM edit delete reply

Timotheus 14th Sep 2014, 1:00 AM edit delete reply

A cold shock to the colonel's system to snap him out of it. May be the robot has a built in one? (I'm guessing you're asking for further explanation)
Malcadon 11th Sep 2014, 7:42 AM edit delete reply

And no one *ever* listen to the robots! Do everyone just assume they are trying to emulate Robot B-9 from Lost in Space? She is going to get a hard-ass lesion on the benefits of taking a robot's heed — its not going to look pretty, folks!
Stormwind13 11th Sep 2014, 5:36 PM edit delete reply

I think Pensri was TRYING to heed Widget's advice, Malcadon. The problem is the Colonel is so much FASTER than she is that she barely got moving before he is getting ready to turn her into fertilizer. :-p
Centcomm 12th Sep 2014, 4:14 PM edit delete reply

as Storm said .. Pensri never had a chance to move by the time her mouth formed the words he was already there.
Centcomm 12th Sep 2014, 4:13 PM edit delete reply

hehe I think Mal has it pinned ..
DizzasterJuice 11th Sep 2014, 12:57 PM edit delete reply

Just kill them dang murder turds already.
Centcomm 12th Sep 2014, 4:14 PM edit delete reply

I think its doing so..
Cherub 11th Sep 2014, 2:29 PM edit delete reply
Well I guess the question about if Betty can shut him down has been answered
Centcomm 11th Sep 2014, 9:14 PM edit delete reply

Matt Knab 11th Sep 2014, 4:58 PM edit delete reply

Ruh roh. Do a barrel roll!
Centcomm 11th Sep 2014, 9:14 PM edit delete reply

she is in the process of running .. his reactions are just THAT much faster than hers..
Howard 11th Sep 2014, 5:14 PM edit delete reply
Oh come on she is not even a main character man that troy AFB shirt may as we be a red shirt!
Stormwind13 11th Sep 2014, 5:40 PM edit delete reply

Hey now the red shirts were there to show how the monster worked, Howard! Not to BE the monsters that got taken down. :-D
Sheela 11th Sep 2014, 7:17 PM edit delete reply

Maybe they were meant to be snacks as well ?

For the monster to eat, I mean.
Centcomm 11th Sep 2014, 9:14 PM edit delete reply

I actually thought about making it red .... :D
highlander55 11th Sep 2014, 10:50 PM edit delete reply

Actually.. The 'Aliens' are red Cent so you have it right in a kinda- sorta way!
Haegan2005 11th Sep 2014, 9:37 PM edit delete reply

This is going down fast enough that unless your actually there, it will likely be impossible to effect this event in any meaningful way.

The problem with the red shirts, is that they had a low survivability when stuff went down! This guy is going to have guilt issues if he survives I think. We have no guarantee that someone else isn't going to take him down to stop his rampage.
Stormwind13 11th Sep 2014, 10:21 PM edit delete reply

Unless he does himself in, Haegan. I'm not sure anyone else can handle him. :-p
velvetsanity 11th Sep 2014, 10:43 PM edit delete reply

I wonder what capabilities Edict's upgrades give him...
Centcomm 12th Sep 2014, 4:15 PM edit delete reply

Armor. The Laser upgrade you saw with widget better optics , faster reaction times and .. Better armor .. he has the highest grade armor possible.

However .. all the ship board bots are built to take a beating.. due to the mission..
Tokyo Rose 12th Sep 2014, 6:11 PM edit delete reply

The ship's standard maintenance robots aren't military-grade, but they are VERY tough little buggers, for much the same reason that most construction equipment is built very ruggedly. It's expected that they'll encounter situations where they'll get knocked around and damaged. This just happens to make them pretty well-suited for a potentially dangerous mission. :D
highlander55 11th Sep 2014, 10:48 PM edit delete reply

Betty could stop him if she has control of his eyes and ears. Lights out and no sound- no threat to her if can't see or hear her(it).
Centcomm 12th Sep 2014, 4:16 PM edit delete reply

they voted that option down..
Tokyo Rose 12th Sep 2014, 6:14 PM edit delete reply

The combat computers are intended to supplement the user, not supplant them; the most Betty can do is give advice or yell warnings. Having a combat system that could blind you or deafen you or lock up your body would NOT be a good thing.
Cherub 14th Sep 2014, 12:26 AM edit delete reply
Glad to see that I was right about the combat computers in the comments from the last comic.
Stormwind13 12th Sep 2014, 12:01 AM edit delete reply

I notice that the Colonel is noticing that things don't add up (the sound is off), but he isn't thinking too much about it.
Boren 12th Sep 2014, 10:56 AM edit delete reply
Possibly that is why the second target is getting a hard kick and not the blade...
Centcomm 12th Sep 2014, 4:17 PM edit delete reply

Could he be holding back?
Haegan2005 13th Sep 2014, 9:12 AM edit delete reply

well yes and no. you attack with something else until your primary weapon(blade) is back in position to attack with. while kicking he can bring the sword back into place to strike his secondary target or hit the robot again. After all he was seeing the robot in an aggressive stance, the other "alien" was not.
Centcomm 12th Sep 2014, 4:16 PM edit delete reply

again .. time ..
Tokyo Rose 12th Sep 2014, 6:15 PM edit delete reply

It's hard to represent, in static images, just how fast this is happening. If it were a film, we'd be doing this part mostly in slow motion. :D
Centcomm 12th Sep 2014, 6:18 PM edit delete reply

agreed .. and I didn't want to motion blur - everything..
Sheela 14th Sep 2014, 7:02 PM edit delete reply

I think this pretty well sums up the colonels situation :
Haegan2005 14th Sep 2014, 8:00 PM edit delete reply

Dangit! I was drinking! Keyboards are a pain to dry out.
Stormwind13 14th Sep 2014, 11:19 PM edit delete reply

LOL Haegan. Yeah, they are. Fortunately I wasn't drinking anything right then.
Centcomm 14th Sep 2014, 9:48 PM edit delete reply

LOL good one !!!
LadyLestat101 13th Sep 2014, 10:46 AM edit delete reply

Boot to the face!!!
Sheela 13th Sep 2014, 12:28 PM edit delete reply
Howard 15th Sep 2014, 5:03 AM edit delete reply
I was so thinking about this and then I look and you have a link to ha ha.
Centcomm 14th Sep 2014, 9:49 PM edit delete reply

mjkj 13th Sep 2014, 7:03 PM edit delete reply

Poor Pensri
Stormwind13 13th Sep 2014, 10:46 PM edit delete reply

Alas, poor Pensri! I knew her, Halloran... I knew her (not) well. :-D
Centcomm 14th Sep 2014, 9:49 PM edit delete reply

Pensri: .. I wasnt even wearing my red shirt!!!!
Stormwind13 14th Sep 2014, 11:43 PM edit delete reply

And that was your mistake. You should have loaned that red shirt to someone else. Or put it on Widget or something! :-D
Sheela 15th Sep 2014, 8:38 AM edit delete reply

I gave my red shirt to Decimus. :)
Stormwind13 15th Sep 2014, 5:27 PM edit delete reply

VERY good plan, Sheela. :-D
Haegan2005 15th Sep 2014, 11:19 PM edit delete reply

Methinks Sheela would survive where we would not. she just out clevered us all... :(
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