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Bernie’s Got a Brand New Bag 02/01/2011

by Joe

As you may have guessed, I’m going to leave it to you to name Bernie’s new suit! It’s going to be fast and powerful with a refreshed and confident Bernie at the controls.

Please send me your name suggestions via e-mail, comments, Twitter/FB, or the forums! I’m going to choose my favourite 4 on the next update (Wednesday) and then we’ll vote in the forums! Why only 4 this time? Because I’m going to throw up my suggestion for the 5th option :D

Stinger, Mark II. Yup, simple and sweet! Does Bernie want to keep his Dad’s name for the suit or does Bernie want to start his own legacy with a new name? Let me know your suggestions! Thanks!

In other news, it’s my birthday! :D With all of the craziness that’s been going on these days, I almost forgot! Time for some birthday all-you-can-eat pizza at Shakey’s ;D

Enjoy Scene 24 – “Bernie’s Turn”!

Please continue to vote!

Happy Birthday and nice scene ^^
I don’t know about you but I recently noticed I’m almost a mindless believer on holywood scientific explanations in I would say 90% of the movies I see, I want to know if you think as me and as well give a good explanation about bernie new suit armor composts that make it a good suit

JediVash on February 1, 2011 at 11:13 am

ok well his dads suit is called obliteration and if you look at a Thesaurus eradication is another way of saying obliteration.
so i say it sould be called “eradication” sorta works with bernies style as well as he is more about removeing the target than overkill like obliteration seems to be.

zama on February 1, 2011 at 11:14 am

Great comic as always! Can’t wait for the next. Although it seems this suit will be different than the original Stinger, I like the idea of it being Mark II. New and improved.

Happy birthday, Joe!

Zarthanon on February 1, 2011 at 11:16 am

Ok, the soldiers now has to be one of my favorite parts in this comic.

SirBounceAlot on February 1, 2011 at 11:22 am

Oh, Uh. Shit.

Happy Birthday Joe!

SirBounceAlot on February 1, 2011 at 11:22 am

Just name it what didn’t stick; Xicohtencatl. D’oh.

Refrigerator Monkey on February 1, 2011 at 11:38 am

happy b-day and wow that was a nice gun….hehe I want it too now. for a name how about the Eliminator 5000! (friend came up with the idea) that or you can just go with Obliteration 2.0 just a thought.

sykes on February 1, 2011 at 12:26 pm

Happy Birthday Joe!! For names I like Stinger Mark II but seeing as how he’s making his own suit i think he should rename it but stick with the “S” name theme , so I was thinking something along the lines of Sovereign, Seraph or Spectre ( which is my favourite because of its definition “Something widely feared as a possible unpleasant or DANGEROUS occurrence” and i think as he grows more, especially with his soon to be awesome new suit, will be very dangerous.

Dark Griff on February 1, 2011 at 12:45 pm

Happy birthday!

Barb on February 1, 2011 at 2:20 pm

Happy Birthday Joe!

A quick word of caution: Bernie is quickly regressing into a Mary-Sue. That flipout a few updates back was nice and refreshing, but he’s back to his old self. Lets face it: the guy is strong willed, a technical genius, a tactical mastermind, and is freaking the nicest person you’ll probably know! Perhaps you could make him a bit more realistic, rather like Joe(the character); instead of being ignorant and general idiot, you could make Bernie rather cold and ruthlessly efficient towards those he considers enemies.

everchanging name on February 1, 2011 at 2:41 pm

Happy Birthday!

Lesee, if the old suit was Stinger, why not call the new suit Scorpion, Stingray, or Hornet? How about Iracongi (or Irukandji): the world’s deadliest jellyfish? With his new rifle, relating it to the world’s most powerful stingers would fit only all too well :)

Yoinkinator on February 1, 2011 at 2:50 pm

Stick to the S in the name… “Spirit” wouldda be good one, because it would be a constant reminder that it’s just a suit – and, what really matters is the human inside. Also, the fighting spirit was the most important gift parents gave to Bernie and Jess. I think it’s a perfect name for Bernie snapping out of losing the Sentinel. Also, I imagine Cross seeing it, and asking “what in the world is this?” “It’s called after something you’ve never had, old man” “oh yeah?” “It’s called Spirit!”.

Yan on February 1, 2011 at 3:00 pm

Obliterate, Omega, Ultimate, Destroyer… The list goes on..

Kaz on February 1, 2011 at 3:07 pm

Vindicator, Devoter, Breacher, Claymore (yes I play EvE online)

John on February 1, 2011 at 3:30 pm

Happy birthday.

Also, Insomniac’s Incinerator.

I guess just Incinerator would work too, whatever.

Before anyone mentions they aren’t flamethrowers, take a good look at that wall. It is GONE.

Aethrys on February 1, 2011 at 4:14 pm


NeoPhantom, Mirage Warrior of the Netherlands on February 1, 2011 at 7:22 pm

Happy Birthday Joe ^^

Joe Kehr on February 1, 2011 at 7:28 pm

HE should call the new suit Justice

dezaro on February 1, 2011 at 7:30 pm

I second Eradication. I second it HARD

Toaster O' Vengeance on February 1, 2011 at 9:06 pm

@everchanging name

For him to be a mary sue he has to be loved by everyone and has no flaws, he has flaws, and some people hate him(cross)

Ashendant on February 1, 2011 at 9:19 pm

happy birthday dude, how many summers do you have on your sleeve now anyway?

also, name the suit “Distant Guardian”, because bernie is a long range support character and with the new rifle he is a F’ing mile away

mad_wolf on February 1, 2011 at 9:40 pm

Love the comic, and happy birthday! Suit name Eradicon!

Ikoshin on February 1, 2011 at 9:46 pm

Just a small thing. The zombies heads expoled from the oppsite direction of Bernie’s shot.

defuse on February 1, 2011 at 9:55 pm

how about abomination? even though he doesnt know about the abomination per say it would be funny as well as fit a totaly awesome suit.

jroetzer on February 1, 2011 at 9:57 pm

Just got tuned in. Read the entire series in a few hours. Good work. Love the comic/flashtoon. Reminds me a lot of “Gammaworld” (an old RPG boxed game, sorta like a post apocalyptic Dungeons and Dragons) mixed in with “The Walking Dead”, very creative.
Name the new suit for what it’s being designed for “vengeance”.

Angelo on February 1, 2011 at 10:58 pm

annihilatron, demonolisher, despoilerek, eradicator, executionist, exterminatrix – just a few.

ClassicJurgen on February 1, 2011 at 11:34 pm

Happy Birthday! And having a name as simple as Mark 11 Is cool but it’s not really exciting, he had a stinger now he needs something new. Bernie himself is changing on a personal level, so it only seems logical. :)

Makenna Ray Parker on February 2, 2011 at 2:54 am

Awesome comic, I love the isometric flash animation.

Bernie’s new suit should be called Vendetta. Bernie’s got a score to settle with the Lieutenant, Andrius, and with himself.

Oh, and happy B-day to you.

Jolly Sapper on February 2, 2011 at 3:42 am

i know halo fans would kill me, but:mjolnir. the hammer of thor. bernie defends new HAMMERston. and mjolnir is the hammer of thor and sounds cooler than hammer

illyria on February 2, 2011 at 3:59 am


Hillbo on February 2, 2011 at 4:07 am

happy b-day! I think Severity might be a good name emulating the rage burnie felt at the theft of Stinger.

sh4d0wfl4re on February 2, 2011 at 4:07 am

& happy birthday – still 1st feb in blighty ;-)

Hillbo on February 2, 2011 at 4:08 am

I must have missed it already, but nevertheless it’s never too late to say:

NeoPhantom, Mirage Warrior of the Netherlands on February 2, 2011 at 5:31 am

I think Chaser or Stalker would fit his sniper role pretty well :)

Keter on February 2, 2011 at 6:16 am

Wow, the people of ‘The Pocalypse’ really do enjoy plants :L I mean look at the inside of the base at the start! :D

Technolotips on February 2, 2011 at 7:32 am

Happy Birthday Joe!!!

Timmy HarleQuin on February 2, 2011 at 8:09 am

Happy B-day!! Why not THOR The Holy Ornament of Rage:DThor being the god of the gods and much like ZEUS (Zealus Eradicator of Umpa-lumpa Structures(Im so tired aint I))also a god of lightning and thus shooting hard and deadly from far away:D

VLD on February 2, 2011 at 9:45 am

happy birthday.

Brainfree on February 2, 2011 at 10:42 am

Hello first time commenter, actually only just finished up whats been put up so far, and I must say I’m hooked like a fish on a fishing rod.
Happy Birthday of course, thank you for all the wonderful posts even though you probably have your hands full with regular life especially with the baby.
But some name suggestions, I’m huge on anything Gundam so although they are ripoffs they just go so well with the new suit Bernie’s making.
Lockon – which is the name of a gundam pilot from Mobile Suit Gundam 00 who was the sniper of the team, Celestial Being
Dynames – which was the gundam that was piloted by Lockon, the gundam itself is designed for long range snipping, its primary weapon being a long-barreled beam rifle
Thanks again for the wonderful new webcomic and listening to my suggestions

SpiritOfAdventure on February 2, 2011 at 10:52 am

‘Mark II’ is a sweet name for a robot-suit. I like the look of the rifle, too. Reminds me of some of the guns from Borderlands

Grant on February 2, 2011 at 11:51 am

my idea for Bernie’s new suit is – RETRIBUTION

it just sounds so fitting to me

by the way Joe i have thoroughly enjoyed your web comic kudos to you

p.s. John see you in the void my foe (or friend not really picky about it)

IR0N_F3N1X on February 2, 2011 at 1:51 pm

Have been reading the most recent suggestions and I´m surprised I haven´t seen “Protector” anywhere. It would be simple and cool. -Bernie’s new legacy and all-
Also it should be designed to counter the old Stinger model, It would be awesome to watch certain villain wearing it, only to be defeated in the last minute by Bernie.

Lex on February 2, 2011 at 1:57 pm

I vote for the name “Vortex”

Kuraimizu on February 2, 2011 at 2:23 pm

My vote would be on Vengeance, Nightshade, or Apocalypse. Of course if you wanted to keep with Bernie’s more stealthy style of fighting and use the S names, you could always call it Shinobi.

Kit on February 2, 2011 at 7:02 pm

How about something reaaally corny, like Thundernaught or something?

PS: hehe Ir0n F3n1x do you read thepocalypse during gate camps too?

John on February 2, 2011 at 7:24 pm

Zombie-Vampire Slayer 9001 :D or Toaster or iSuit(yes it’s an I*word* joke)

Anonymous_Jr on February 2, 2011 at 8:28 pm

If the suit is built to focus on Bernie’s long-distance power, maybe a name that sort of relates to that?

Snerky on February 2, 2011 at 8:59 pm

I bet Joe gonna be thirsty after eating that taco :D

Yan on February 3, 2011 at 2:49 am

Retribution was my idea, sent to Joe via PM on the forum :D Sorry, IR0N_F3N1X. But Joe can check the times both our suggestions were sent :)

Technolotips on February 3, 2011 at 5:13 am

I’d like to actually see the finished suit before trying to suggest anything.

Chilingsworth on February 3, 2011 at 6:14 am

I’d say horizon would fit Bernie and the new suit pretty good due to the rifles range

nightarix on February 3, 2011 at 8:30 am

Thunderbolt: speed + power
Longbow: a snipery name
Falcon: fastest creature on earth (200MPH) and one of the most deadly birds of prey

angrybirds on February 3, 2011 at 8:46 am


Grant on February 3, 2011 at 8:52 am

Mortusnecro, combining two latin words to mean, Death to the Dead. I’d say it fits well.

What_Goes_Here on February 3, 2011 at 11:26 am

happy bday joe have a cookie (.O.)-O and how about the name dadadarum \(>O<)/ redemptian you know for his suit to gain his honour back for his suit.

mikelord356 on February 3, 2011 at 11:40 am

Oh, and Happy B-Day Joe! You’re family will be ahving some grand onld times, with your and your son’s birthdays so close together, I’d bet! :D

Chilingsworth on February 3, 2011 at 11:53 am

Happy Birthday Joe!

Naughtius Maximus on February 4, 2011 at 1:03 am

Unseen, due to range.

shadewalker, causer of madness on February 4, 2011 at 8:11 am

Bang. that’s what his suit should be called.

MorganrBan on February 5, 2011 at 9:38 am