Great work Joe
2 month update milestone!
Greetings Fellow Pocalypsians
Loving the story so far!
The Architect

Chapter the Fifth! 08/04/2011

by Joe

I forgot to thank you guys for the PHP game suggestions! I got a lot of them, of varying fun levels :D I am indeed planning something, but don’t expect it for some time. It will be The Pocalypse-related, though!

Here we are on Chapter 5! Oh, and to those that wonder if The Pocalypse is ending soon: nope :D The story does not have an ending planned any time soon. I still have several rabbits to pull out of my hat and they’re still reproducing in there :D

And, as I posted in the comments of the last update, regarding the “First” commenters: You’re not breaking any rules (not that I’ve written any :D) and I believe in free speech, but, yes, stating “First!” when you’re not the first commenter is indeed pointless :D So! I’m not going to discourage the “Firsts”, but, from now on, I’m going to delete the “First” comments that aren’t actually first. However, if a comment contains more meaningful dialogue than just “First!”, I won’t delete it :D Thank you for your co-operation and sorry if I have to delete your comments! I definitely encourage more meaningful commentary amongst this awesome community!

Enjoy Scene 1 – “Invader”!

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first… yeah i commented before even reading the comic

david z on August 4, 2011 at 10:50 am

Trololol. First. :D Finally, a first! Also, I’m still up for getting a cameo in Pocalypse, Joe. <3 I love it so much, I'd KILL to be in it. Not a person though. Something small and annoying. Like a raccoon.

KingBreaker on August 4, 2011 at 10:53 am


KingBreaker on August 4, 2011 at 10:54 am


I kid, I kid.

I like the elder. I really do.

Delta Pangaea on August 4, 2011 at 11:18 am

haha you all want first well… 6th :D

Alex apocalypse on August 4, 2011 at 11:20 am

Joe’s real superpower is the ability to constantly make awful decisions.

volpethrope on August 4, 2011 at 11:23 am

@volpethrope- you just now noticed this lol? Well anyway Joe sure did screw himself over big time here, cause if I am thinking things right here then Joe is going to have to hunt down both Cross and Andy for the elder to get his revenge on them. Plus there may be another key factor here since I bet the elder has something in store for the people of colony and it ain’t party either I bet. Curse you real Joe for making the suspense never ending with us!

sykes on August 4, 2011 at 11:53 am

Joe, YOU JUST DOOMED YOURSELF! As in Pocalypse Joe, not real Joe. Real Joe, this is a great web comic and I wish Block Hopper (the game green pixel is working on) is released soon. It looks great. But Joe, just a suggestion i would like, make a different story about a boy in minecraft. Or Mindcraft. But I’m just curious, what would the treasure be?

Nick on August 4, 2011 at 12:01 pm

You know, at Joe’s Dungeon :D

Nick on August 4, 2011 at 12:02 pm

the elder is going to ask joe yo free him

ryan on August 4, 2011 at 12:23 pm

Good golly, I love this. I just wish I could somehow convince the rest of my forum to at least take a look at it.

BloodWolf7 on August 4, 2011 at 12:24 pm

I can already see how this will end. Outer Joe can rely on Inner Joe to disobey the Elder and whatever his crazy request would be, although chances are Outer Joe will still die.

Nick on August 4, 2011 at 1:20 pm

Know what you mean, BloodWolf. People are so hardened to reading new stuff due to the sheer volume of knock-off webcomics people regurgitate at each other. D:


crackpot on August 4, 2011 at 1:21 pm

@Nick lol,really?Here is the motives of chars:

Outer Joe:Wants Inner Joe,a complete fag fuck to Outer Joe,back in the mind forever and steal his goddamn powers.

Inner Joe:Wants to have full control and full power over Outer forever and wants to show New Hammah his powers.

Rosa:She’s a vampire,and she wants a fucking cure from Doctor Nick(Not really) Er,I mean Doc,and cook from people.

Bernie:Is Fucking happy that Gregory the evil blood harvester is dead,now he wants the bodies retrieved to the colony and then go on a demolition chaos and carnage spree in a city full of robots.
The Elder:Just wants a cure.
Cross:Hmm,where did he go?Even though he wabts Joe DED(yes spelled like that on purpose)

Andrius:We are not sure.

Jess:No one knows yet.

Edward on August 4, 2011 at 2:22 pm

oohh…..this will be really interresting!

Marcela on August 4, 2011 at 2:25 pm

Joe we love you. Full stop.

spike on August 4, 2011 at 2:57 pm

Gone for 3 weeks, I missed so much!!! I think the voice in Bernie’s head was Scrufflebeck, who is alot smarter and more powerfull then anyone realizes… I also agree with sykes in that Domanik wants Joe to kill Cross, who Joe will fully enjoy killing, and Andy, who Joe kinda likes, so that might be interesting. I warned you guys that Inner Joe is gona be worse then normal Joe, cause he thinks he’s invincable. but at least were rid of him now. But Bernie also wants Joe to help him attack the Machine City and save Greybane, and help him kill the 3 Elders… So I expect Cpt5 to basicly be 1 big giant battle… which is good. we havent had one of those in a long time.

Leviticus on August 4, 2011 at 3:12 pm

yo you know what a good name is? MARK

serpentinepattern! on August 4, 2011 at 3:16 pm

ARGHHH!!! hes not killing for him hes setting him free, therefre he wants joe to set him free! JOIE Y U SO S2UPID!?!!?!?

ryushi777 on August 4, 2011 at 5:25 pm

awwwwww, i wanted to see treaures beyond my wildest imagination :( but at least Joes gonna get his body back. even if it IS for a price….

YoYoDude on August 4, 2011 at 6:01 pm

i think the dungeon should hold a portal to joe’s body control

hypnokrit on August 4, 2011 at 8:37 pm

also once joe frees himself inner joe should look around the town and pity him,
after doing so he finds a fort which holds a glowing block or somethin which is actually dom’s mind-bomb inner joe destroys this and gives joe evidence then they work as a tag team. (or they like merge, because the alter egos have become neutral and much alike so they become one…)

hypnokrit on August 4, 2011 at 8:42 pm

last =]

ryan on August 4, 2011 at 8:46 pm

The future: “Kill Rosa, Joe…”
*Head Explodes* The End :3

Anonymous_Jr on August 4, 2011 at 8:50 pm

the elders said “I am not Killing for you, so I will not ask you to kill for me.
but what he is doing is bringing Joe, so I think he will ask Joe to free him from the professor.

oliver on August 4, 2011 at 8:55 pm

Scruffleblock – so cute :D

TwoG on August 4, 2011 at 10:10 pm

The Elder will ask to joe: “Bulid a blod farm!” “WTF?!?! NO! Scruffelbeck kill him!”

LOL on August 5, 2011 at 12:14 am

Oh man! I really wanted to see what would happen in the Dungeon. Can’t wait fr next chapter. What days did you say you work on the comic?

Nitromification on August 5, 2011 at 2:43 am

Also when Joe get backs to New Hammerston can you make sure he get’s a change of clothes? I can’t get rid of the thought that Joe looks like he’s wearing hospital clothes THNX.

Nitromification on August 5, 2011 at 2:48 am

Looks like? I’m pretty sure he IS still wearing hospital clothes. XD

Willy on August 5, 2011 at 3:36 am

NOOOO Joe has fallen to the dark side.

Shade person on August 5, 2011 at 4:40 am

Wow, no way that this’ll turn out badly for the parties involved. No way at all.

Rad Cat on August 5, 2011 at 5:13 am

@Anonymous_Jr – The elder said he wouldn’t ask Joe to kill for him, and I don’t really see a situation where he would care if Rosa lived or died. Although I do see a potential way around that condition. “I won’t ask you to kill FOR ME.” meaning he could potentially ask him to kill for any number of reasons.

Aethrys on August 5, 2011 at 5:17 am

Hey,he’s in his hospital clothes because he is no longer Powerfist,the fat bastard Inner Joe jacked his body and jacked powerfist as well.Now,I think Joe and The Elder and Cubert and Scruffleblock will do this:

And on and on.XD

Edward on August 5, 2011 at 5:37 am

DAMN! I’d have stayed there!

Josh (The Actmyname) on August 5, 2011 at 7:10 am

GG Joe, GG <.<

Cristian on August 5, 2011 at 7:23 am

Scruffleblock! LOL

Geoff on August 5, 2011 at 10:09 am

I don’t like where this is going.
The other Joe is less stupid, this guy’s just a lousy screwup and now he made a deal with the devil! The elder is gonna ask him to release him after he’s cure from zombipathy

Geoff on August 5, 2011 at 10:13 am

The real Joe isn’t a bad guy. Sure, he’s a bit of a jerk- But that’s because he’s very true to his intentions, and wears them on the outside. It seems like he thinks other people are the same way, so he’s quick to trust them when they make promises.

I’d actually trust him to keep any promise he made. Sure, he lies- But so far, he’s never tried to go against a promise. Even his lies are cover ups for failing at his promises, to give him more chances to actually accomplish them.

Where real Joe is selfish, he’s not overtly against other people. It’s like a childish, innocent selfishness. Inner Joe on the other hand? He Seems to have a superiority complex.
He might or might not be a good guy otherwise, we don’t know. But he’s condescending, and where outer Joe would be like “Hey! Check out how awesome I am!” because he likes attention, Inner Joe would be more likely to say “See how awesome I am? You could never be this great! You are nothing!” … It could get very abusive, and chances are he wouldn’t care. After all, these people are useless. He’s so powerful, there’s nothing he could need them for!

FDJustin on August 5, 2011 at 12:03 pm

Joe’s agreement is going to come back to haunt him.

bobbaganoosh on August 5, 2011 at 2:51 pm

Why is this series so good????

"S" on August 5, 2011 at 3:03 pm

Hey Joe I think I have my first comic play bug.
The sound is non-existant (I’m going to check if it’s just my new computer not liking flash by checking older updates)
My safari’s activity monitor claims no errors (except on three google ads which only show up on the developer’s error console)
And if it matters I am using mac but not the new screwy osx Tiger. (not sure if losing quicktime is worth the update)
Also does anyone else have this problem?

sh4d0wfl4re on August 5, 2011 at 3:36 pm

Ok going back to a previous comic I realized that it was an user error on my part (had my compy on some power saver settings for a long car ride and forgot to change them all back)
sorry for posting prematurely X'(

sh4d0wfl4re on August 5, 2011 at 3:39 pm

Latest….as of right now…but things sure are gettin good!! can’t wait for the next episode! :)

John on August 5, 2011 at 4:03 pm

Good chapter ;D
I can pretty much guess, when the elder is finished with his business, he will ‘ask’ Joe to escort him from the town towards the vampire colony or something, and protect him. More or less I believe 8D
Also dammit! I demand you affiliate with my webcomic >____>

Seranatis on August 5, 2011 at 8:07 pm


ExO- †.å on August 5, 2011 at 8:47 pm

OMG!…………………………….Joe(not you creator Joe) you fucking God damned idiot!!! When it comes down to Bernie & Jess might have to kill him…….Dammit. this is turning out like my prediction (Yes even Gregory)……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………Rosa wake him up! please this is too much! IT hurts!

Hein on August 6, 2011 at 12:40 am

Dominik just made a mistake… The moment Joe says no, his “mind” is supposed to explode… What doesn’t exist cannot explode, right?

NeoWarrior on August 6, 2011 at 3:28 am

sometimes you gotta become a bad guy to become the ultimate good guy…#truestory (i.e. Darth Vader)

KiDDa on August 6, 2011 at 5:32 am

I be waitin Joes!*pulls out shotgun*WHERE IS THE NEXT SCENE!!!

Edward on August 6, 2011 at 10:09 am

Hmm… A deal with a vampire elder, what could possably go wrong?

Noble 7 on August 6, 2011 at 10:46 am

@Noble 7 Machine City raid fail and everyone ends up getting zapped?

Edward on August 6, 2011 at 11:36 am

Joe when are you making more?

spike on August 6, 2011 at 1:22 pm

Ugh. Second verse, same as the first. I know what Dominik is gonna want later. Well I have a few ideas really, but it’s usually the same thing with vampires. =/

erichan on August 9, 2011 at 1:48 pm