Comic 99 - Crusaders without a Cause
19th Jan 2014, 4:06 PM
Crusaders without a Cause
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Author Notes:
Guybrush20X6 edit delete
Guybrush20X6
Well, I'm back to word duties and other things. You'll have passed something new scrolling down here, after much screaming and cursing the cruel gods of technology, I managed to add a Project Wonderful ad banner. Unless you've got adblock in which case, you don't have to turn it off but it would help us out. You could also but ads there too.

Now we get to see yet another side of Light City. A lot of games have this one aloof mysterious character that is ultimately a hero but keeps you guessing. I imagine cool rooftops come at a premium when everyone is trying to look as badass and mysterious as possible.
FourOfFour edit delete
FourOfFour
So, I found out that one of the reasons my computer drawings took forever is that my tablet and my screen have different proportions. Once I fixed it, suddenly everything was a lot easier. ._.

Besides that, I had a lot of fun drawing the Grunt gatherer. Alucard, however, was annoying to draw. I had to simplify him a lot. Sorry.
TheMightyBox edit delete
TheMightyBox
Colors are taking a while for obvious reasons.
I spent all night jut getting to characters' flats done, I've still got to do backgrounds and the intense shading befitting dramatic nightime rooftop scenes.
Once they're done, I'll probably come back and yell something.
GigaNerd17 edit delete
GigaNerd17
OMFG Alucard playing a DS Lite lolololol

Expect a lot of fun from these guys.
TheMightyBox edit delete
TheMightyBox
*ahem*
LIGHT UP THE NIGHT!
(Light up the night!)
THERE IS A CITY THIS DARKNESS CAN'T HIDE!
THERE IS A FIRE THAT WILL BURN
THROUGH THE STREETS OF THE CITY
AND WE WILL STAND IN LIGHT
WE WILL STAND IN THE LIGHT YOU AND I!

Guys, did you know the Protomen were a thing because apparently I didn't.

Um I did try to give the city a glowy effect for cool, Batman-esque at night shots but it looks kinda messy to me, what do you guys think?
FourOfFour edit delete
FourOfFour
Them colors...holy crow. O_o
That's awesome.

Alucard has the Triforce DS! :D
Guybrush20X6 edit delete
Guybrush20X6
While you wait for the big 100, here's something to tide you over, rejected scripts for comics over the years.
User comments:
Toa Temporis (Guest) edit delete reply
Your comics have always been a great source of laughter. Great work, I can't stress it enough.
GigaNerd17 edit delete reply
GigaNerd17
Thanks, Toa! We appreciate it! ^_^
Macedon (Guest) edit delete reply
Run toad! You can't fight the gatherers!
TheMegaLucario edit delete reply
TheMegaLucario
At first I thought meta knight was on a table.
spycrab king edit delete reply
spycrab king
nice,is this just filler or is it leading to something?
Altoclarinetist edit delete reply
Altoclarinetist
I want to know what game Alucard would play to pass the centuries. Fire Emblem? Brain Age? Animal Crossing?
GigaNerd17 edit delete reply
GigaNerd17
My bet's on Advance Wars: Dual Strike. I've seen people who've clocked 500+ hours into that thing.
Darius Drake (Guest) edit delete reply
While I don't know, specifically, what he would play on the DS, but he'd probably play Nippon Ichi games.

Why? Because you can easily play each game for much longer than a mere 500+ hours. That said, they do tend to be quite grindy.
pwag42 edit delete reply
pwag42
Was that one good? I tried the one on the GBA, but never got into it the way I did with fire emblem.
spycrab king edit delete reply
spycrab king
pfft
hes obviously playing polybius
GigaNerd17 edit delete reply
GigaNerd17
Seeing as nobody's ever seen Polybius since 1981, I seriously doubt it's been ported to DS.
spycrab king edit delete reply
spycrab king
magic
Hero'sBlade (Guest) edit delete reply
Is that a greninja?
spycrab king edit delete reply
spycrab king
think so,maybe
Iamabrawler edit delete reply
Iamabrawler
You bet the queue goes on for a while. Think they should install something to keep track of the order?
WisdomAndCourage (Guest) edit delete reply
I came here from Smashboards and I've been greatly enjoying all of your comics from Sundays long past, and have enjoyed this one as well. I just couldn't help noticing the line "But something else make makes its home there." Unless it's common for Meta Knight to say double words like that, I feel like it's a simple mistake. Still, great work, thanks for giving us all one more thing to look forward to in the week!
PandaWaltz (Guest) edit delete reply
I... I would not go in the creeper building...
FourOfFour edit delete reply
FourOfFour
That'ssss a very nice building I have here...
spycrab king edit delete reply
spycrab king
its just the creepers demolition co. building
they have excellent service
Koopario (Guest) edit delete reply
Ah, geez. Meta Knight's way better than--HEY WAIT SHIEK DOES HAVE A CAUSE!!!
Call Me Tom edit delete reply
Call Me Tom
Oh that was funny!
creeper demolition co. (Guest) edit delete reply
thanks for putting our building on the comic, it's reved up our business quota earning us more jobs :)
Rvan edit delete reply
Rvan
I was wondering; I think this is the first time we've actually seen any side of Venatus Prime other than the hospital or Gardevoir's house. Am I wrong? I'm pretty sure I've never heard "Light City" mentioned in the comic before...
GigaNerd17 edit delete reply
GigaNerd17
Technically, the first instance outside of the hospital would be Eggman's place. Light City was first mentioned in this comic's title.
TheMightyBox edit delete reply
TheMightyBox
There was also Halo comic, it was 67 where you could see some of the buildings in the background.
1 of which I used again for this comic.
spycrab king edit delete reply
spycrab king
oh yeah,with the forgers
that was basically me on a sandbox g-mod server
Rvan edit delete reply
Rvan
Well, it's probably still most of the city we've seen to this date.
spycrab king edit delete reply
spycrab king
yep
Hero'sBlade (Guest) edit delete reply
Where our new comic!?!?
Guybrush20X6 edit delete reply
Guybrush20X6
Patience. You don't think the jump to triple digits just happens do you? It'll be here soon.
Hero'sBlade (Guest) edit delete reply
Sorry about that, it's just that patience is not one of my strong points.
Koopario (Guest) edit delete reply
Yeah, but it's already Sunday. I'm fine with monday but I don't think any of us wants to wait too long.
Hero'sBlade (Guest) edit delete reply
HE SAID TO WAIT!!! (I also have no problem pointing others flaws)
TheMightyBox edit delete reply
TheMightyBox
Me and Giga are working on something AS I SPEAK.
It's mostly my fault for trying to figure out what exactly I wanted to do for the 100th page for too long.
But it'll be out soon. 'S all I will say.
Hero'sBlade (Guest) edit delete reply
I bet some jepordy music will incourage you! (Or stress you out beond belief. One of the two.)
spycrab king edit delete reply
spycrab king
have them celebrate there 100th patient with a party
GoogleIt edit delete reply
GoogleIt
The thing I noticed, they kind of over did the shadow ninja or whatever that is. The comic is 1000.3% true.
Guybrush20X6 edit delete reply
Guybrush20X6
While you wait for the big 100, here's something to tide you over, rejected scripts for comics over the years.
Koopario (Guest) edit delete reply
YES
Perfect
MizuNoRyuu edit delete reply
MizuNoRyuu
BLUES. *FANGASMS and then dies*
DryKirby64 edit delete reply
DryKirby64
I'm imagining Protoman with a British accent now. "Oy! You lot! Pipe down, I can't hear my internal brooding monologue!"
malamute.pup edit delete reply
malamute.pup
hahahahaha brooding in the moonlight queue
Guest (Guest) edit delete reply
My only complaint is the fact that Meta Knight doesn't sit around, brooding.

The last time he thought there was a problem with the world, he tried to take it over in a giant warship.
Guybrush20X6 edit delete reply
Guybrush20X6
And all that got him was a soggy warship.

I may have based this Meta Knight's personality a bit more off the anime's one where he's the last Star Warrior forced to keep a low profile in Dreamland, training Kirby in secret.
Lazor Comfort edit delete reply
Lazor Comfort
3rd box you said make makes.
[SUBJECT NAME HERE] (Guest) edit delete reply
Meta Knight is Batman confirmed.
Hmmm...
Someone Death Battle these two, pls?