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Annnd, We’re Back! 08/23/2011

by Joe

Thanks for all the well-wishes, everyone! My vacation was great!

We drove down to Izu Peninsula, about a 2-hour drive from my place. Nothing recharges my batteries better than swimming in the ocean on a hot day and lying down on the beach under a parasol :D The drive around the peninsula was amazing, too. Driving through and around mountains made me pretend that I was Initial-D’ing down the mountainous roads of Japan in my little rented Toyota Corolla. Of course, with a baby in the car, I was pretending at a steady 30km/h ;) Maybe not as exciting as Initial D, but it was a blast :D Getting into a car and seeing the side-streets, where buses and trains can’t get to, also reminded me how much I love Japan. The sights and sounds that you experience when you’re away from tour groups and schedules are priceless and well worth the drive :D It’s gonna be tough to leave Japan, let me tell ya!

Anyways, thanks for your patience! I’m super glad to hear that many of you have missed the updates! I just want to let everyone know that The Pocalypse no longer has a set schedule, but more of a “target time”. Monday, Wednesday, and Friday nights, Eastern Standard Time, are what I aim for, but I may not make it sometimes. Sometimes it could be Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday, sometimes Monday, Thursday, Sunday, but I definitely want to keep 3 updates a week going. Feel free to follow The Pocalypse to stay updated! :D

Enjoy Scene 5 – “Reclamation”!

Please continue to vote and get yourself a Cubert wallpaper! :D Thank you for voting everyday!

You can follow The Pocalypse on Facebook, Twitter and RSS, too!

Give Scrufflebeck a good home by buying a Scrufflebeck keychain! They’re now available for CDN$10 in the store :D Thanks for your support!

Speaking of keychains, I doodled these little guys up and I’ll be making them into bead keychains soon! They’re all 16×16 and will be roughly the same size as the Scrufflebeck keychain. Let me know what you think! :D

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1st! VERY SHOCKED!!!

Neiri on August 23, 2011 at 1:26 am

OMG! Bernie has done it… I think someone said it would happen… Suspense is going to kill me

Blues on August 23, 2011 at 1:27 am

aw man I loaded so slowly and you beat me D:

someguy on August 23, 2011 at 1:28 am

o shit blood joe doesnt bleed right this is bad ow and i love the zombie one

ryan on August 23, 2011 at 1:35 am

NO! JOE!!!

Jordan on August 23, 2011 at 1:38 am

wow, great ending hehe, just get this feeling of “the f*”. It’s fascinating how much tension can be in this isometric storry :P

ZiggyPox on August 23, 2011 at 1:39 am

nooooo!!! noooo……..too much suspense…..will I die from the suspense????? Why must you make so many cliffhangers!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

someguy on August 23, 2011 at 1:40 am

Holy crap! EPIC! Write On!

Khalia on August 23, 2011 at 1:42 am

Oh my!
And heres a fun thing ;D, Cladunx2 comes out at the end of august on the PSN, which is a fun retro-style game. So getting to my point ;D you get customization with the custom characters, and you could probrably make bernie, jess and joe characters :D
Just thought i’d throw it out for creator joe, and anybody else ;3

Seranatis on August 23, 2011 at 1:46 am

ryan’s right, there is blood, joe (both inner and outer) may have gotten seriously injured, maybe mortally. Author Joe, i both despise and admire you, for the GODDAMN cliffhanger, but as a writer, that’s just perfect story plot. HEY OTHER VIEWERS, we are at the climax of the chapter, hopefully A.J. will fill in on joe’s fate. thumbs up by me! XD

Decifer on August 23, 2011 at 2:43 am

The way you just jump cut from the gunshot to the ending tile was intense. I have to admit that i’m disappointed in IJ for going into murder mode so quickly.

It’s interesting how just having a body changes a persons mindset. OJ became seemed to become much more focused and creative when cut off from the vices of the real world. While IJ seemed to lose the logical mindset he had in the Dream World. Both sides of Joe seem much better when disconnected from a body.

Raziel Star on August 23, 2011 at 2:46 am

Finally. Joe, this is what you deserve.

Sam on August 23, 2011 at 3:08 am

@ryan and decifer you guys are right i have a idea of whats going on the power strugle between ij and oj are causeing him to lose his powers ofcorse we know aj would not let oj die just yet

red ja on August 23, 2011 at 3:10 am

Guess what’s going into my minecraft world :D

FATPUNCHES on August 23, 2011 at 3:16 am

@red ja yeah, joe maybe a selfish jerk, but he’s the first main character, i’m just saying unless some mystic force comes in and intervene, joe is going to be incapacitated, last time he got shot (by jess from the first chapter), and it took him four days to recover. the story will either: continue to follow Joe such as for the first couple chapters and skip when he awakes; or follow the other characters which will have the days run slowly and take their time.

Decifer on August 23, 2011 at 3:23 am

plus Bernie’s gun is MUCH more advanced

Decifer on August 23, 2011 at 3:25 am

I didn’t expect that…
keep doing this excellent work Joe.

David C. on August 23, 2011 at 3:44 am

@Decifer
it didnt take him 4 days it was only 2 days for joe to recover

someguy on August 23, 2011 at 4:15 am

@decifer last time his powers protected him dis time however the bullet went throuh him and as you stated bernies gun is much more advanced dis time ojs going to be injuerd

red ja on August 23, 2011 at 5:10 am

it was a red paintball :P

mouseman on August 23, 2011 at 5:34 am

@someguy your right it was 2 day i thought it was 4

red ja on August 23, 2011 at 5:35 am

These are so cute!!! The keychains I mean,
can I put them in my hacked game of earthbound? Than I can play as them :D

Rachel B on August 23, 2011 at 7:02 am

Oh My god! I hope he will be okay!!!

ShadowHuntress on August 23, 2011 at 7:30 am

HOLY MOTHER OF BULLET THROUGH JOE!!! God damn. that is epic. of course joe’s gonna live….but which one?…imma say good joe. evil joe was the one that was out at the moment of impact so…he’s dead :o

Pocalypselove0001 on August 23, 2011 at 10:45 am

I like the keychain ideas I might get the arbiter one

Zerotech68 on August 23, 2011 at 10:53 am

HOLY SHIT!!! damn that was supenseful you could literally cut the suspense with a butter knife

Zerotech68 on August 23, 2011 at 10:56 am

Oh my god, did anybody else notice that it changed back to being Average Joe(lol my nickname for him)right at the moment e got shot!?!? Dammit, he shot the joe i love…this is tearing at my heart Author Joe D:

Courtanaynay on August 23, 2011 at 11:10 am

FUCK FUCK FUCK WE ARE SO FUCKED!!!OJ GOT SHOT!(people say that as a meme sometimes)Anyways I hate the new USA schedule -_-

Edward on August 23, 2011 at 11:17 am

I would buy one of them but we’re poor :(

Edward on August 23, 2011 at 11:18 am

Joe Pendon,The Pocalypse Defense has been hacked.Its making the players invincible.

Edward on August 23, 2011 at 12:23 pm

wow he’s not gonna die…i think…but great idea for the other keychains…woot loot

John on August 23, 2011 at 12:27 pm

What the heck! Bernie shot him that much I know but…there was blood! Holy crap Joe is becoming more human since he was in struggle with the other half of him, so basically when those two fight there is a temporary part where he is not so super anymore. But Court I think Bernie shot out of reaction you know he wasn’t sure who was who after all, because other Joe was going to kill him and Bernie himself was torn.

sykes on August 23, 2011 at 1:26 pm

want the keychains want the keychains want the keychains want the keychains want the keychains … the hole collection

NOW!!!!!!! :)))))))

FCKW on August 23, 2011 at 3:01 pm

JOEEEEEE

spike on August 23, 2011 at 3:22 pm

JOEEEEEE NO JOEEEEEE

spike on August 23, 2011 at 3:23 pm

shiiiiiit! :'(

Rasmus Nielsen on August 23, 2011 at 5:02 pm

CLIFFHANGERRRRR

*throws laptop out of the window*

Yinello on August 23, 2011 at 8:04 pm

yes shoot him. shoot him some more. oops wrong joe. :)

oliver on August 23, 2011 at 9:53 pm

can you make a minecraft skin for the elder

AoDlightwolf on August 23, 2011 at 11:36 pm

Thank you, Bernie.

Locke on August 23, 2011 at 11:53 pm

Great scene Joe. I’m glad your back cause another day without the comic would drive me insane. Poor Joe(comic). He got shot!

Spencett on August 24, 2011 at 12:21 am

Finally, after all the bullets pumped into him through the comic i was waiting for one to, well not kill but do some damage. Next episode please!!!!! SUSPENSE!!!!

Jon on August 24, 2011 at 12:53 am

:O

Xanag on August 24, 2011 at 12:58 am

@ rad ja & Someguy
ok ok you two are right, let’s just see what author joe has in store next scene. Hopefully he’ll continue this scene instead of jumping to someone else. Thumbs up by me! XD

Decifer on August 24, 2011 at 4:42 am

oh ya! i forgot to mention that now both siblings have shot joe! XD

Decifer on August 24, 2011 at 4:43 am

one more thing, one more thing! check joe’s eyes right before he got shot, who got hurt? >:D

Decifer on August 24, 2011 at 4:46 am

Please do not translate from Italian to English the following phrase.
CAZZO ERA ORA!

I knew it I knew it I knew it I knew it I knew it I knew it I knew it I knew it I knew it I knew it I knew it I knew it I knew it I knew it I knew it I knew it I knew it!

Bernie was going to shoot Joe and/or Lame Joe!

I knew it I knew it I knew it I knew it I knew it I knew it I knew it I knew it I knew it I knew it I knew it I knew it I knew it I knew it I knew it I knew it I knew it!

Happy Vampire on August 24, 2011 at 5:24 am

I like the zombie one the most. :D And also….. OH CRAP POWERFIST CAN BLEED!!!

Zombie Killer on August 24, 2011 at 6:59 am

wow awesome video! oh and the keychains are awesome, great work joe!

Dalno on August 24, 2011 at 8:08 am

From now on, I’m gunna call original Joe Joe number 1, Auther Joe Joe number 2 and inner Joe Joe number 3.

I think Bernie shot the wrong Joe… also, welcome back Joe 2!

Noble 7 on August 24, 2011 at 9:07 am

Oh, author Joe! I seen your advertisments! Im glad that you might be getting some more fans real soon!

Rachel B on August 24, 2011 at 10:31 am

OH MY GOD! DOES THAT MEAN THAT CUBERT IS DEAD??

Joshua Owen Heath on August 24, 2011 at 10:41 am

Bernie! You shot OUR Joe! You bastard!

Belexar on August 24, 2011 at 12:13 pm

I miss cubert already. :(

nix on August 24, 2011 at 2:40 pm

this is not good i hope joe didn,t die

trynt on August 24, 2011 at 4:20 pm

Hope to see more soon!

Ter on August 24, 2011 at 6:52 pm

Oh God. This is badbadbadbadbadbad!!!!!!!!!!!! He changed to OJ right before he got shot!

Dreamdealer on August 25, 2011 at 5:41 am

Finally back and just in time! Quality has yet to decrease in this comic, Joe! That elder wasn’t able to keep innerJoe restrained though… He managed to overtake outerJoe several times before being shot-diwn by Bernie… Something tells me Joe will be power-less now that he and the larva that gives him his powers are enemies…

We had a huricane here in PR for anyone interested, low streinght, but it still manages to leave us without energy for days…

NeoWarrior on August 25, 2011 at 8:45 am

oh wow itll be quite a battle for that body wont it if theres a coma

Crimsontalor on August 25, 2011 at 8:51 am

AAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHH JOE!! i knew it happen!!!

Gray on August 25, 2011 at 10:18 am

I hope Joe’s dead! Both of them. One’s a complete retard and the other’s a testosterone-filled egomaniac. I enjoy everything in this story except these despicable characters.

Geoff on August 25, 2011 at 12:52 pm

They likely won’t die.

Lukesf on August 25, 2011 at 12:53 pm

I bet you something is gonna happen so that Inner joe will be gone forever and Normal joe will be just a regular human without powers

MrHappy on August 25, 2011 at 2:37 pm

Oh and author joe i love all of the key chains except for andrius i actually think he looks pretty gay. Im not trying to be mean, the other ones are great but i just dont like the andrius one cuz he sorta loks like a retarded owl shadow thing

MrHappy on August 25, 2011 at 2:39 pm

@NeoWarrior – Glad to hear you’re okay and you have power back! :D
@MrHappy – Haha, thanks for the critique! Not much I can do with Andrius compared to the others, but I’ll see what I can do! :D

Joe on August 25, 2011 at 2:57 pm