Chapter 5: Lit, page 26.

Chapter 5: Lit, page 26.

Pasties and a g-string, beer and a shot.

Hi, Barney.

Discussion (36)¬

  1. Crissy says:

    That is a real classy painting they got in there.

    So happy to see the return of Barney =D

  2. ABYSchan says:

    The intercession comic that I re-read the other day reminds me that Reclamation is familiar with EJ’s destructive habits.

    So I’m scared to ask, did he do this? Was this his idea of how to make money? Or did he just kinda spaz out after a few ‘customers’?

    • Yeah, he did. It’s the same place he tore up in the intermission comic, but apparently one of the Rec’ers went crying to Barnie about it. This is just showing the fallout and Barnie’s reaction. EJ is somewhere else and probably hasn’t gone back to the Circassian since he left with Biggs.

  3. I think I’ve made the same face as Barnie John there at many points in my life. Just, y’know, without the buckteeth and itty bitty eyes. Other than that, pretty much the same.
    Also, loving that picture on the wall. The one with the bush. Too bad EJ apparently tore a hole in it, the little prick. EJ I am trying very hard to like you, but you make it so hard when you deface imaginary things I like.

  4. frankwolftown says:

    Actual update time on the website now? I look forward to it!

    Barney and the Reclamationists remind me of the Industrial Workers of the World. Only better organized.

  5. norm says:

    I hope Biggs lives long enough for him to tell us how Barney lost the arm.

  6. APartyOfOne says:

    There’s something weird going on with the perspective here. The first time I looked at it, I thought the charred board in the center of the room was like a fault line where the floor had split – one half of the room looks somehow higher than the other half. Its probably just me (I may need a new prescription for my spectacles).

    • Hanna says:

      Yeah, it’s just you. :-P

      • Rabbit says:

        No no, I had the same impression! It must be a beam. Probably. A bit of cast shadow would clear up this controversy. -nudges Spike-

        • Greenling says:

          Yeah, it’s the same angle as the floor, so it looks like it’s part of it until you get to the tip. The fact that the texture is hard to interpret doesn’t help.

          Gotta love the decor, though…

  7. Pearle says:

    Betcha that’s a Dove sister talking to him in the last panel. Or one of their lawyers.

  8. Yobar23 says:

    Are those fuzzy-seated barstools?

  9. EatBooks says:

    Ohhhh! Yeah, okay. I remember this place, now. I had to re-read the Chapter 2 Intermission.

    Man, this comic is so awesome, it needs a book of cliff notes as thick as an actual book.

    I wonder if Biggs is right and Barney’s gonna get in trouble for reclaiming this joint.

  10. the maljax says:

    Oh my god. I have to love you forever now because you just quoted one of the catchiest songs in the world and one of the worst songs to have stuck in your head when mentoring a group of nine to thirteen year old girls.
    I’m also so happy to see that the comic is MWF again. I have missed you.

  11. The Joker says:

    Wow, it took me the longest time to realize that “Alt. History Comics” is a slogan and that the current page is a scene change. I thought you’d be posting intermission-like pages on MWFs and regular comics on TRs (leave it alone, I never got over college).

  12. BeamStalk says:

    I like the one lamp, unplugged, neatly sitting on the floor and unbroken.

    • I bet you it’d be really smug if it were capable of conveying such a thing.
      “All you bitches got fucked UP! Haha, I really showed that EJ guy, didn’t I? He was all settin’ everything on fire n’ shit then he saw ME sittin’ on the floor and he was like, ‘WHOA NO WAY’. Yeah, y’can start writing songs about all my heroics anytime now.”
      The rest of the furniture really hates that lamp.

  13. soof says:

    call me slow, but I am reading today’s comic for the 5th time now, and it only becomes more and more awesome

  14. Dora says:

    … I had a gym teacher in middle school who looked almost exactly like Barney. She was a nice lady.

    I actually really like that we got to see the black-and-white version of this comic before Spike added tones. It was an interesting comparison, because the tones really do make all the difference. In the black-and-white, I was staring at that boobs-and-bush painting trying to figure out what horrible fetish that weird shape on her belly could be depicting. Turns out the painting is just slashed. Thank goodness.

  15. Nimtar says:

    Man, I just love Barnabas John. His character is awesome. Awe-some.

  16. Bob says:

    Getcha’ little somethin’ that you can’t get at home.