Wow. Dubious at first, but I like where this is going. The awesome art helps, of course.
It got cuter how is that POSSIBLE
All together now: dAAWWWWW!
Note the larger dowel on the table, presumably in case the bat gets a bit bigger.
I don't know what's more disturbing here — all those bats that will probably die because they can't take flight from the ground, or all the people walking so casually by and around them.
The passersby in panel 4 are showing concern!
The night saw 100s if not 1000s of bats swarm through. This is probably not an unusual event for Ouster Eve, aside from the sheer volume of bats, and Angstrom said it "always" is hardest on the littlest ones.
People can tend to be inured to things like this. I saw people walk right past a bat on the ground in my neighborhood, and we *never* see bats here! (I did stop for it, but sadly, it was already dead.)
I think the doctor had more meaning to it being hardest on the little ones than just that instance.
It’s probably a “too many starfish to save” situation. They don’t know what difference they’d make by helping any of them.
I'm not sure if someone mentioned this, but it is rather curious as to why all these bats are grounded. I'm really loving the comic, by the way! The artwork and the story fit each other so well! And the possibility that Wadsworth's problem might just be psychological in a way that doesn't feel cheap. That too.
They could be on the ground because all the tines messed up their 'navigation system' and caused them to crash into walls. Or they're just all tuckered out after a long night's work of being terrifying hell beasts….whichever. I don't know how bats work.
Has any other character besides Zane interacted with Dr. Angstrom?
No; this was the subject of a very brief Shyamalanian discourse here: http://broodhollow.chainsawsuit.com/2013/01/21/co…
Really, really enjoying this.
PHEW, what a relief!
I was afraid if it got any scarier I'd get nightmares, heh. But, sounds like we're all done with spooks and scares in Broodhollow.
A really happy ending.
She just wants to look at you, yes. But from where?
"Please don't get big." *shivers*
"I can't promise that."
I love how Zane's expressions are different from panel to panel without sacrificing the minimalist drawing style. And the writing is so spooky. I LOVE THIS STRIP.
Aaaw. Really enjoying the development of Zane, and how he realized their similarities.
I think a companion is just what Wadsworth needs. A fluffy little squeaky friend to keep away the bad things lurking behind the barely open doors. I hope he names it.
I'm such a girl. :)
The one the hotel guy was talking about, I think.
Zane's going to become a ghostbuster batman now.
So, Dr McNinja?
Ghosts are a superstitious, cowardly lot. I'll need a symbol to strike terror into their hearts.
Working at an animal rescue center always made me wary of non-flying bats. If that bat has rabies and saliva from its fur gets into his eyes, he is at risk! Don't touch bats! We weren't allowed by law to "rescue" any bat that had been touched by a human (sans gloves). It had to be put down immediately and tested for rabies.
Thanks for this. I realize Zane is being reckless by modern animal control standards.
Another Visitor! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cJ6YNGV98MU
I'd quote the rest, but it'll spoil it.
That look on his face, next to the last panel. I thought it meant, "Oh, the little batsterd just p*ssed on my hands."
That bat will totally turn monster-mode in a dire moment in the future or dam it, it’ll be something that I’ll call a big missed moment if it doesn’t happen for the comic.
Or maybe it will remember his kindness. Pet bats can be useful, a lot like hedgehogs, catching pesky bugs. It might prove loyal when the magic starts.