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The Architect

2014! :D 01/12/2014

by Joe

I hope everyone had a great holiday season! I really wanted to get this scene done before New Year’s but all the festivities and mountains of food got in the way :D

Here’s to an amazing 2014 for The Pocalypse and for all of you! :D

Enjoy Scene 21 – “Escaping Home”!

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Glad to see another comic Joe, and hope things are going good for you and your family. Can we get an update on PTD2 sometime?

Alucard454 on January 12, 2014 at 3:48 pm

Annnndddd Joe (author) retains his title as cliffhanger master extraordinaire

Jermell on January 12, 2014 at 3:50 pm

Yes indeed he does. I hope we’re not hanging for too long! Then again, Joe has definitely been picking up the pace with the last few

BloodWolf7 on January 12, 2014 at 4:59 pm


impatient reader on January 12, 2014 at 6:02 pm

Thanks as always Author Joe, it’s like a late Christmas gift! Always worth the wait if you ask me. Hows the game coming along?

Hyattsminion on January 12, 2014 at 6:05 pm

oh man sam! shi got real!!!1

zyphyer on January 12, 2014 at 6:09 pm

lol i screamed too … so happy you are still creating more of the pocalypse. and a happy 2014 to you too :3

yupii on January 12, 2014 at 7:32 pm

Thanks for the new scene Author Joe!

My thoughts after the update:
– I feel sorry for Smyth and his family, this cannot end good…
– The blast of Doc’s weapon was huge! I’m seriously worried about Sam, he’s tough but will he survive against that? :(
– The fact Harry is not answering is suspicious. Either he’s programmed to ignore everyone but his “masters” (although I would expect him to at least tell Aaron something, since he’s more sentient and capable of taking decisions compared to regular computers – or maybe the camera at the entrance has no mic? I should check the old scenes again lol) or something is wrong in there.

Hopefully Bernie will wake up and they’ll get into the base, then we’ll see how long they’ll be able to deal with Jake and his soldiers surrounding the area.

Francesco on January 13, 2014 at 4:40 am

Who here agrees Jakes a dick :D

Wayne28uk on January 13, 2014 at 9:02 am

Oh yeah, new comic. I have high hopes for this year.

Dave on January 13, 2014 at 3:45 pm

you really shouldnt put tanks near an outside wall. If it’s a checkpoint for an internal defense wall, okay – but not if its an outside wall with the machines and vampires out there. Such a mass of strategic importance is nothing more than a target marker.

Robert on January 13, 2014 at 4:05 pm

Cool update worth 4 scenes.

What’s with the skeleton that was on the roof of that building?????

I thought Bernie’s dad was now a vampire’s servant or something of the sort, so how come he appears now… he’s after Joe under the orders of the elders isn’t he…

It would be funny if the remaining vampires try to align themselves with humans to fight the zompyres…

Doc’s weapon seems a bit weaker than I thought it would be… I expected a much bigger explosion for some reason since it is Doc’s strongest weapon. This is not to say that it wasn’t impressive though.

NeoWarrior on January 13, 2014 at 11:02 pm

you are so good. love this one. keep them coming when ever you can.

Chris on January 14, 2014 at 3:03 am

I think it was stated (or at least implied) at some point in the story that the tanks are broken or at least out of fuel and ammo, making them useful just as additional barricade to reinforce the city walls. Also, we can see they are inside because Aaron is on the same side and trying to go out of there so they can get to the base (which is located out of the city walls)

If you are referring to the zompire in an armored suit that’s not Bernie’s dad, he’s actually Smyth, a member of the Night Stalkers military special force (just like Aaron) who got turned into a zompire by Rosa in order to save him (he was wounded to death). He’s probably under Victor’s control now, and although the suit closely resembles the one owned by Bernie Sr. it’s Doc’s suit instead (Smyth was kept locked in a cell in Doc’s lab but thanks to Victor he got out and stole the suit).

Francesco on January 14, 2014 at 4:52 am

Thanks for the update. It was a blast… again.

atristain on January 14, 2014 at 9:08 am

I told you guys that Jake was being more and more like Cross and no one believed me! Now that Jake has shown how much of a dick he is I think its fair to say that he deserves some butt kicking! Not killing him no just a good smack from Terry or somebody. Plus what did happen to harry? Or is he no longer in the house since Bernie made his newest suit?

sykes on January 14, 2014 at 4:33 pm

When did he stole a robo-suit? Sinse when did a soldier, zompyre, or victor ever cared for robo-suits… Oh, well. If it is that guy, then things might be horrible soon in the colony, since the army is NOT THERE :(

NeoWarrior on January 15, 2014 at 1:29 am

*slaps Jake* YAY NEW CHAPTUH. AAAAND there’s a cliffhanger. CURSES! :D Anyway, another excellent chapter, A.J.! I hope things turn out okay for everyone…

Micaela on January 15, 2014 at 10:14 am

francesco, maybe they are usefull as a puffer for the younger generations that havent known the old times, but I’d rather weld them to the wall in pieces instead of just letting them gather rust somewhere.

That being said, they’re still “potential”, and as such a quick raid may target them even when unused by default.

Robert on January 15, 2014 at 11:54 pm

Just thinking to myself that out of all the things that I am following, be it games such as Castle Story (of which development is very slow) and comics/stories such as this, this is the one thing that despite its irregular (not-so-frequent) update schedule, is still worth waiting for. Still such a great story with its twists, cliff hangers (albeit, a few too many) and its progressive back story.
All I can say is: keep churning out these spectacular scenes, and I’m sure I speak for everyone here: can’t wait for the next.

iffaffa on January 16, 2014 at 4:24 pm

The SUSPENSE. Joe you mastermind, I jumped when he fired that gun at Samuel. These just keep getting better and better!

Brenkie on January 16, 2014 at 6:17 pm

I don’t know if this is kind of cheating, or even if it’s relevant, but I ran the shot scene frame by frame.
http://imgur.com/0xI3Pub <= this is the last frame before it cuts to black. Sam is in one piece, despite the blast that just hit him. Still, I think this might be just technical choice as it'd make no sense to do a one frame animation that would be mostly covered by the blast. So I'm still at a loss, Author Joe is indeed Cliffhanger Extraordinaire

Kiloku on January 16, 2014 at 10:31 pm

Its just animation Kiloku dont read 2 much in to it,Joe cant do real life physics in his animations its just techincally impossible.

Wayne28uk on January 18, 2014 at 2:39 pm

joe i swear one more cliff hanger and your gonna get it…

Bernard on January 18, 2014 at 8:06 pm

@Kiloku: That’s because of persistence of vision on the part of the renderer as in there was insufficient data to detect a change. Or he has not quite exploded / atomised yet. Or he went transparent to the energy (he phased) and you’re seeing him after he has come back. Or something :)

MrBester on January 20, 2014 at 9:23 am

Dangit, this episode was annoyingly short. Oh well, I still find myself wondering what’s happening with Doc now (or was that someone else? I honestly forget), and I also find myself wondering what in the heck that was that Jake (was that his name?) just shot Sam with. Was it some shotgun or something? Why did it look so small and so flat? Why was the blast dark purple, and why was it so loud?
…You know this has been going for far too long when I can’t even remember who’s who any more. You may want to pick up your game, dude. XD

illeatyourself on January 22, 2014 at 8:44 pm

What the hell is that not qiete a skeleton thing on the roof across from the base?

Lupus_Amens on January 24, 2014 at 2:44 pm

That was the 2nd most amazing episode I’ve seen. But it was ):)

Niko on January 27, 2014 at 5:06 pm

Can’t wait to see what’s going to happen next. You’re doing great, keep it up…
wouldn’t hurt to see another scene soon though :P

Rasmus Nielsen on January 28, 2014 at 3:23 am

I must say…….i have recently started (1 month) watching “The Pocalypse”. In this one month, it has easily been one of the most amazing and fun stories ever. I especially love the art style and I tip my hat to you because you are the king of cliffhangers, no questionn. Keep up the great work and I wish oneday this can become more than a webcomic. I am looking forward to season 9,10……and so on!

William Clumsy on January 31, 2014 at 8:31 am


Did anyone forget about it?

Impatient Person on February 2, 2014 at 9:09 pm

Joe I’ve been watching your videos since season 2 and i have loved them, even though lately you’ve been a slight bit slow in the process of creating masterpieces, they have all been amazing. I’ve been looking forward to your second game for a long time now and had played the first A LOT. Good luck Joe in whatever the future brings you, and lets hope that Sam’s alright (Bug is gone, but Sam’s mind is alive, right?)

Keiss on February 4, 2014 at 11:22 pm

ok joe, I’m going on a quick holiday, and when I come back I need a new episode. Seriously, I’m dying of abstinence

NemesisV on February 6, 2014 at 8:07 pm

It’s been awhile since Joe has been in here talking with us. I’m a little surprised, normally he’s pretty visible here in the comment section, even if he is still busy. I hope everything is ok.

BloodWolf7 on February 7, 2014 at 11:03 am

We’re all dying from abstinence over here joe! Please update more frequently ):

Tio Ba on February 7, 2014 at 9:37 pm

I’m here, folks! Everything’s okay, just busy as usual and trying not to freeze in this insane Ontario, Canada weather :D New scene hopefully next week!

Joe on February 9, 2014 at 12:07 pm

Thanks for letting us know Joe. We’re all excited for the next scene.

Daniel on February 10, 2014 at 12:34 am

Haha add some fires burning in the next scene, it will meke you feel warm! :D

Francesco on February 10, 2014 at 5:33 am

Glad to hear that you’re ok Joe

BloodWolf7 on February 10, 2014 at 9:55 pm

I am dying for the next episode! This series is just too addicting!

William Clumsy on February 12, 2014 at 11:11 pm

Tut tut you are so clumsy William its “addictive” tisk tisk sir

Wayne28uk on February 13, 2014 at 9:53 am

I guess names resemble the person…

William Clumsy on February 16, 2014 at 5:25 am


Niko on February 17, 2014 at 12:45 pm

I wish I could donate some cash or somn so that we could get some more frequent updates… Guldurnit!

BloodWolf7 on February 18, 2014 at 5:21 am

@Niko , What story? There is a story to it? novel?

William Clumsy on February 19, 2014 at 4:56 am

@ Clumsy – Eh what you talking about?

Wayne28uk on February 19, 2014 at 12:56 pm

When will the next episode happen? So much excited beacuse of the cliffhangers!

OhHiThere! on February 21, 2014 at 9:38 am

What I mean is that the suit that the guy with the weird face is bernies father in the obliteration robot. Go back to chapter 1 and watch as they explain obliteration, see what the drawing looks like, come back here, and check if its the same robot because it is. And that robot that is bernies father is going to the old apartment that bernie and jess use to live in.

Niko on February 21, 2014 at 7:59 pm

@Niko thx for reminding me! Ad ur right im watching chap 1 and ye he is bernies father

OhHiThere! on February 22, 2014 at 1:26 am

Going to work on the new scene on Sunday! Hopefully I can get it all done the same day! :D

Joe on February 22, 2014 at 10:10 am

@joe how much longer untill the second game comes out????

Niko on February 22, 2014 at 10:45 am

I don’t know if that is obliteration. Obliteration had a different weapons layout. Now, Doc building a suit based on the design of obliteration is more then possible. Also, if it is obliteration, then Bernie and Jess should have recognized it.

More likely is Smyth is being mind controlled by Victor to try to kill Jess and Bernie.

Anon on February 24, 2014 at 9:52 pm

No… That isn’t it at all… That is Doc’s Battle Suit. IT has a grenade launcher, not a lazer cannon. Yes, it could be based on Obliteratron. But Smyth isn’t being mind controlled. The zompire virus is driving him crazy. He wants to see his family desperately, and he knows that the sun will destroy him if he steps outside, so he “borrowed” the suit. He went to go visit his family. He will probably kill them and destroy the whole colony/

Pseudonym_ on February 25, 2014 at 3:58 am

Jake is a total dick.

The Fabulous Fabric Fallacy on March 27, 2014 at 6:27 pm