Chapter 4: Trouble Every Day, page 82

Chapter 4: Trouble Every Day, page 82

How many dangerous weapons can YOU find in the messy attic apartment? Count them all!

Also, flagrant abuse of an extinct language, here. Hope I don’t get called on it right away.

Discussion (69)¬

  1. Cute Bruiser says:

    Hmm, handgun, rifle, baseball bat, knife, spoon … yes, spoon.

  2. Jen Aside says:

    In a pinch, a broken plate, mug, or lightbulb can work! …and the electrical wire connected to the lightbulb… strangulation w/ blanket…

  3. tudza says:

    Dangerous for whom?

  4. Jala says:

    Not to mention a few improsivable weapons. The lampstand, for example.

  5. Stephen says:

    Internet says that Gamarada means “comrades” in the Cadigal language.

    From the wikipedia:

    “The occupation of the Sydney area by the British and the subsequent introduction of European diseases including smallpox decimated the Eora people and their neighbours. The disastrous 1789 smallpox epidemic is estimated to have killed about 50% of Sydney’s indigenous population, and it has been claimed that only three Cadigal people were left alive by 1791, although archaeological evidence suggests that some Cadigal people may have escaped to the Concord area and settled there.[3]”

    So did that happen or what?

    • thisfox says:

      Part of it all depends on who took over Australia. If our sunburnt country was invaded and colonised from the north and west (it almost was, and the Chinese visited northern Australia annually to collect sea cucumbers, for instance) instead of from the Sydney Harbour region… it’s possible that the Cadigal were survivors instead of fever sufferers.

      Also it is thought now that the ones in our universe died not of smallpox but of chickenpox…. Concord is also in Sydney, so they didn’t travel far, just from the outer Harbour to the Inner Harbour, less than a day of walking.

  6. Athe says:

    A spoon isn’t an improvised weapon…? Are you a ninja?

  7. Nny says:

    coffee cup, bowl, spoon, table, 2 chairs, smaller coffee table, knife, rifle, hand gun, basball bat, lamp stand, book case…. you could conceivably kill someoe with just about anything if you use your imagination =D

    • Lurkily says:

      You can conceivably kill someone with a stress ball with enough imagination. That doesn’t make it a weapon in nature, only in usage.

  8. Kat says:

    It’s funny – before I read spike’s comment I had already noticed the abundance of dangerous things. Might have been the knife slashing across the second panel that twigged me to it. n_n

  9. RobertTheAddled says:

    the Cup – smash and slasch if glass or ceramic, sharpen and twisty stab if metal (I recently re-watched Riddick – saw that done w/ a metal cup in the prison scene)

  10. Scott Bieser says:

    What kind of weapon isn’t dangerous?

  11. Scott Bieser says:

    Also, you could hit someone with the chair, or strangle him with that bedsheet/drop cloth. The laptop computer could hurt someone too.

  12. Hmmm…I made a comment earlier but it is not visible. I will repeat:

    Paging Doctor Chekov.

    Come to think of it , it probably wasn’t worth reposting.

    • Bob says:

      For those who don’t already know, and because Googling for Chekov will probably find you more about Pavel than Anton (whose father’s name was Pavel, actually)…

      Try searching for “Chekhov’s Gun” specifically. It refers to the notion that it’s not fair to the audience to show them a gun in Act I if that gun isn’t fired by the end of Act III.

  13. The question I’m asking is, who did the decorating? One of the Elliots? Which one? Or was it somebody else? I’m putting my money on EJ.

  14. Mount says:

    I’m shocked and appalled that nobody lists a BOOK as a deadly weapon! I have beaten someone’s ass with a paperback (held properly they’re a lot like hitting someone with a board…) so a hardback should be even better.

    Also, if there’s coffee in that cup, caffeine does horrible things to your body. Not so much a “sudden, violent, and all over the place” type of deadly though.

  15. Eurythmer says:

    He’s probably squatting someplace relatively off the Jakes’ radar? I GOTTA know what kind of junkie jedi magic they pulled to get away from them in the last chapter…

  16. Fidget says:

    I’m assuming that EJ is standing lookout while Biggs robs the place. Question is, where is the occupant of the apartment? There’s food in that dish on the table, which makes it seem like whoever it is hasn’t been gone long.

    Or is still there. In which case, I bet we’re about to meet Biggs’ dealer.

    • Jala says:

      He’s certainly looking at everything like he’s never seen it before, but besides the computer, nothing in there looks worth the trouble to rob.

      • Holaved says:

        Dunno, he looks sad to me; sort of wistful. But the apartment doesn’t look dirty enough to be an old, abandoned squat of his- maybe it belongs to a friend, or family member? Maybe it used to?

      • Spartakos says:

        “besides the computer, nothing in there looks worth the trouble to rob.”

        Guns are usually worth some good money, and I count 2 of ‘em.

  17. r0b3rt says:

    You can beat someone with (in) a video game, too. Although the chances are higher that you yourself get your butt whooped afterwards, I guess.

    …I’m GUESSING it’s a video game. It looks like some kind of old-school console with a pair of controllers.

  18. Bendable says:

    So. Biggs is Australian?

  19. Chris says:

    The bowl looks deadly, lol.

  20. Jonboy says:

    Im thinking mabe they’ve joined an extremist group to hide in, as well as to recieve their protection from Jake’s Kin.

  21. SquidDNA says:

    The most dangerous weapon is knowledge!

  22. SweenJM says:

    anyone who does not see the tables and chairs as dangerous weapons has not watched enough pro wrestling : )

  23. maritza says:

    I’m guessing Biggs is waiting for a friend that he needs to ask for a favor. If he was robbing the place he wouldn’t be looking idly around. His friend is probably off-panel in another room.

    Maybe they killed Marcus (something EJ would probably do) and now Biggs needs a gun for protection and wants to borrow one.

  24. Princess Brainbiter says:

    This would be the first time i’ve seen that flag in an American comic, or in anything American for that matter.
    The colours are red yellow and black. These have a great cultural signifigance to the aborinial people, because traditionally red black yellow and white were the only pigments available to them.

  25. Drooling Fan Girl says:

    In the box in the foreground, is what looks like it could be a quivver, maybe for a blow gun.

  26. hpkomic says:

    Really impressed with the last panel.

  27. Blooker says:

    Maps of Australia are always dangerous weapons!

  28. Hmpf says:

    *looks forward to Australian alternative history like whoa*

  29. t3h fake says:

    Everybody forgot the heroin. Or whatever he puts in his works.

  30. McKinley says:

    So far the history isn’t “alternate” – non-Indigenous Australians really are living on stolen land. I suppose there aren’t enough people who care to have mug printed though, sigh…

  31. McKinley says:

    By which I mean, I can’t wait to see where this is going! Many hearts to Templar AZ

    • Thatty says:

      5:33 am: McKinley makes a post.
      5:34 am: Someone hits McKinley for not praising Templar AZ.
      5:35 am: McKinley makes another post.
      For some Reasons your post gave me this vibe. No clue why and I do think that Spike deserves all the praise she gets for TAZ, before anyone begins to think otherwise.
      I’m looking forward to the history lesson, too. Especially if it’s from Bigg’s shouting mouth.

  32. Missushow says:

    That knife might be that Jakeskin’s… tsk!

  33. maritza says:

    Maybe he’s trying to sell Marcus’ gun. HAHA Good luck with THAT

  34. AdiStroyer says:

    Almost anything is a weapon if you hit someone hard enough with it.

  35. Mako says:

    I see only one. It isn’t the item itself that’s weapon, but the person who wields it that makes it a weapon.

  36. Chel says:

    I count six; knife, rifle, handgun, bat, floor lamp, and computer cables. The last two show I watch way too much CSI and NCIS. :)

  37. Matanui3 says:

    Weapons? His ENTIRE BODY (except he probably can’t use it too well…)