At a NICE Internet Cafe! | February 22, 2011

by Joe

Sorry I’m late, everyone! :D The family and I are out on a beautiful day in the city of Kawasaki. We’re at a baby-friendly mall that just happens to have free wi-fi. We’re sitting at an actual cafe cafe enjoying a nice lunch. Damn, if only all updates were this fun to upload ;) I’m glad I have a laptop!

Now to check our e-mails and hope that baby stays asleep!

In other news, I had The Colony season 2 lying around and we finally got around to watching it. At first, I didn’t like the second season, particularly because I had grown attached to the first season colonists. But, after a couple of episodes, all that changed! After getting acquainted with the new personalities and skill sets, I grew attached to the new colonists and soon forgot about season one. One colonist, who was introduced later in the season, really inspired me to base a character off him. This colonist, Adam Ticknor, or Tick, joined the colony after offering a large feast to the starving colonists. He reveals himself to be a former Marine Scout Sniper. I found it amazing how one person, with a very specific and extraordinary set of skills, could change the fate of a group of desperate people so quickly. I was inspired by the great deal of hope that was instilled in the colonists after Tick decided to join them.

So, look out for a character based on him! :D Also got me thinking, do we have any Marines reading the comic? I’m curious! I would love to learn survival skills one of these days. I know a few of my readers are already fit and able to take care of themselves when the apocalypse hits!

You can follow The Pocalypse on Facebook, Twitter and RSS, too! And, please continue to vote! :D

Enjoy Scene 32 – “Conscious”!

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Zach
Zach
11 years ago

Oh, crap! It’s serious now! Aberration vs. Zompire vs. Vampire Elder.

But the allegiances in this webcomic confuse me.

1. Andy still seems to be looking out for Joe, even after Joe already unwittingly helped him to escape. Why does he still need Joe?
2. Why did Andy make Cross, of all people, a zompire? And the big one:
3. Why does Andy want to keep Joe alive, when Cross wants to kill him? Why did Andy give Cross the power to defeat Joe if he (Andy) still likes him (Joe)?

lukesf
lukesf
11 years ago

@Zach thats possibly the best part about making a story, cliffhangers and unanswered confusing questions

lukesf
lukesf
11 years ago

edit: darn, needs to be a edit function, as i was going to type: i sense a battle royal coming up

mad_wolf
mad_wolf
11 years ago

@zach every good master gives his apprentice someone to compete with to bring out the best in his pupil, cross is a puppet.

Yan
Yan
11 years ago

Answer is simple: keep your enemies battling with themselves so you can destroy them without much effort. Besides, as far as I know, Joe likes Andy. And Andy knows that, and knows that Joe is an useful ally.

momo
momo
11 years ago

inner joe is so badass! ^_^

Paul Austin
Paul Austin
11 years ago

Omg the tension is so stifling you couldn’t even cut it with a knife… nice job dood.

Toaster O' Vengeance
Toaster O' Vengeance
11 years ago

I KNOW a lot of Marines. Does that count?

Makenna Ray Parker
Makenna Ray Parker
11 years ago

Dude thats brutal. Inner Joe is on the Outer, Totally kicking ass!

sh4d0wfl4re
sh4d0wfl4re
11 years ago

Hmm some people seem to think that Andy no longer needs Joe but… he did offer Joe a position in ruling the world if Joe freed him. Andy has shown no signs of being dishonorable even if he is manipulative. And Cross was probably to be a puppet in taking out the vampire elders but more importantly to ‘train’ Joe to be his not quite equal (but perhaps stronger) general.
My bet is Andy saw Joe as the perfect puppet he is: Strong (at least his potential is higher than elder vamps), Willful (but stupid enough to manipulate), Ambitious (but doesn’t see Andy as a threat), and Interesting (his powers are something new if similar to Andy’s)

NeoPhantom, Mirage Warrior of the Netherlands
NeoPhantom, Mirage Warrior of the Netherlands
11 years ago

I expected Cross to take off those spikes by now… He looks like a freacking Chupacabras!!!!! Sorry for the lack of translation for those who do not know what a chupacabras is… I’ll in the very least leave you an image of what I’m talking about: http://aribourgoing.blogspot.com/2010/07/el-chupacabras-el-termino-chupacabras.html

Now… I-Joe’s kicking ass there! And I have to confer that Joe’s right… eons of training and all the elder could do was move the benches to prevent escape and throw some stones????? Dang! Even without Joe’s powers one can just duck and dodge that attack!

What_Goes_Here
What_Goes_Here
11 years ago

Joe, just hit over 9000! I totaly think Joe is gonna end up pumling them both.
Andy might walk in to deliver the finishing blow for dramatic effect.

Timmy HarleQuin
Timmy HarleQuin
11 years ago

Joe is a badass motherfucker now!! But holy crap Dom can bustamove!!

sykes
sykes
11 years ago

wow did anyone else not see how Joe’s eyes went black cause inner Joe took over! Also it seems that cross is being used to take out the elders and Joe well inner Joe to be exact is finally awakening and using the powers he has to the fullest that he was beating the crap out of a vampire elder for the love of god! Which leads me to the next point, inner Joe is another key player in the plot here now.

Colbac
Colbac
11 years ago

@What_Goes_Here
WHATS THE SCOUTER SAY ABOUT HIS POWER LEVEL.
IITS OVER 9000!!!!

Khalia M
Khalia M
11 years ago

THE CLIFFHANGER!!!! NAAAAARRRRGGGGG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! BBBBLLLLLLLLLLLLLLAAAAAAAAAAAARRRRRRRRRGGGGGGGGGGG!!!!! This is the worst cliffhanger! You’re just teasing us with this awesome plot T.T

SpiritOfAdventure
SpiritOfAdventure
11 years ago

Inner Joe, kicking ass and taking names, we’ll see if he can actually measure up to all the talk he’s giving

dran78
dran78
11 years ago

i know everyone is happy about inner joe but he did get the elders hand around his throat back then and couldn’t do anything about it

dran78
dran78
11 years ago

edit: at the end not “back then”

Matt
Matt
11 years ago

I vote that Joe pushes Cross into the Elder while Scrufflebeck’s timber spikes are still facing to the rear, impaling the elder :D

lukesf
lukesf
11 years ago

@Neo personally, cross reminds me of a Triceratops (a dinosaur :p)

Kaz
Kaz
11 years ago

What you people have failed to notice is that Inner Joe is still Joe. You talk of him like he’s another person entirely, like Joe is Schitzo and the other person living in him has come out, but pay careful attention to his personality and what he says. He’s just Joe plus. Now Joe has unlimited potential for power, but he’s still Joe. “You left Terry on the edge of death and you knocked out Jake. I like them!” He says this as if he has experience with Jake and Terry. If it were “Inner Joe” as you all seem to think of him, we would be lucky if he knew their names. But that’s not it. He knows them. He’s had experience with them. Thus, he is still Joe.

I will concede that Joe seems to know less about his powers than “Inner Joe”, but that’s more or less a moot point now. It’s probably IJ is just the subconscious. He sat in the background with repressed memories and such. And our good friend, the Elder, pushed deep enough into Joe’s head to break down the floodgates holding it back. And in a rush of metaphorical river water, it all slammed against Joe’s conscious mind, the ocean, fusing the two until further notice.

On that note… You should all go like Spun Bliss Candy Floss on FaceBook and follow them on Twitter. :)

Bobby
Bobby
11 years ago

a zompire: a creature with the brainpower of a zombie and all the weaknesses of a vampire. It will mindlessly chase living prey into sunlight until his body has been completely destroyed; at night, the zompire cannot process any of the acute senses of the vampire due to its rotting brain, rendering it harmless.

Asparagus
Asparagus
11 years ago

NeoPhantom: Maybe Cross kept the spikes so he could use them against vampires he might meet.

Kaz
Kaz
11 years ago

@Bobby: By that logic, Cross and Andreus are Vambie’s. :D

mikelord356
mikelord356
11 years ago

lets see joes power level IT’S OVER 9000!!!!!!
now terrys Its over 1000 !!!!!! wait thats not high lets kick his ass (elder vampire saying)

NeoPhantom, Mirage Warrior of the Netherlands
NeoPhantom, Mirage Warrior of the Netherlands
11 years ago

@Asparagus: That makes no sense… If he could send them flying without touching them, then yes; but the evidence at the moment suggests he is merely unable to remove them…

Asparagus
Asparagus
11 years ago

Perhaps you’re right. I also just remembered greybane (the werewolf?) that we saw earlier. Is he going to make an appearance here too?

What_Goes_Here
What_Goes_Here
11 years ago

just a thought, but odds are the people involved in the military would be the most likely people to survive having ben trained physicaly, and equiped with good stuff.

lukesf
lukesf
11 years ago

@Asparagus Greybane needs some character development, thats for sure, though he most likely wont appear in this ark

Bobby
Bobby
11 years ago

@Kaz: Ahh, of course. The vambie is a creature with the relentlessness of the zombie and the strengths of the vampire. Oh, and also apparent immunity to stakes but vulnerability to headshots, probably.

No clue where the dream-world/mindfuck powers came from though. IDE/Theory: Whatever is inside Joe (read: alien parasite) also infected the vambies, making them vampire zombies IN SPACE.

mikelord356
mikelord356
11 years ago

cant wait much longer

lukesf
lukesf
11 years ago

people, please come to the forums, its way too quiet there

lukesf
lukesf
11 years ago

found a grammar error in the About tab:

it seems to be missing a A in this sentence “Except it’s not just apocalypse,”

it should say “Except it’s not just a apocalypse,”

Technolotips
Technolotips
11 years ago

@lukesf, you mean “Except it’s not just an apocalypse,”
not ‘a’ :D

lukesf
lukesf
11 years ago

@Techno oh my god its the end of the universe, a grammar nazi corrected a grammar nazi :O

also, wednesday’s comic seems late

Zach
Zach
11 years ago

lukesf, it’s a joke. Read it as, “It’s not just _a_ pocalypse; it’s _THE_ pocalypse!”

lukesf
lukesf
11 years ago

zach, you cant take the letter A from the word apocalypse and turn it into A_Pocalypse, and most grammar nazi’s wont get the joke if there is any to begin with

and again, join the forums

NeoPhantom, Mirage Warrior of the Netherlands
NeoPhantom, Mirage Warrior of the Netherlands
11 years ago

the update is a miss this time… not a filler

Technolotips
Technolotips
11 years ago

Yeah.. where’s the update? :(

lukesf
lukesf
11 years ago

maybe joe’s baby broke his computer

and people, join the forums, its really quiet with only 5-6 active members out of the 220+ people on the forums

mikelord356
mikelord356
11 years ago

joes takeing car of business must be working on the game or baby sitting nathaniel

Xanag
Xanag
11 years ago

Damn first missed comic. Hopefully Joe’s not in any trouble :P

Kaz
Kaz
11 years ago

I’m on the forums. But mostly for votes.

What_Goes_Here
What_Goes_Here
11 years ago

Joe is gonna have to talk to Joe about this missed comic. I mean, Joe’s doing his but kicking and just got to the cliffhanger part.

NeoPhantom, Mirage Warrior of the Netherlands
NeoPhantom, Mirage Warrior of the Netherlands
11 years ago

Hey! Look on the bright side… He’ll have more time to put up a great battle scene! Maybe that’s how he’ll justify the miss! —> a guy can hope

mikelord356
mikelord356
11 years ago

yes and the game release