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

Hello 2013! 12/31/2012

by Joe

Last post of the year! As most of you have guessed, the holiday season has been pretty busy and I haven’t had the time to work on a scene :D Thank you all for waiting!

Hard to believe it’s already 2013 tomorrow! We have TPD2 to look forward to and we’re working on expanding our Ludum Dare entry, Dr. Vile in The Greater Good so we have the next few months planned out :D

Speaking of TPD2, check out the next enemy group: PLANT MONSTERS!

Let me know what you think and if you want to join this crazy world as an NPC sprite, I’m still taking more people! :D Please check out the store for more details!

Enjoy Scene 11 – “Trusting Bernies”!

Have a happy, fun-filled, and safe New Year’s and we’ll be seeing you in 2013! :D

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About time there’s a new update.

Stranger on December 31, 2012 at 5:18 pm


Rovage St Laurent on December 31, 2012 at 5:26 pm

Ha, I audibly squeaked when I saw there was an update!

Nivella on December 31, 2012 at 6:15 pm

hahaha the fuckers are all gonna be leik whats that mosquito that just bit me

wow on December 31, 2012 at 6:59 pm

Hey Joe! Nice scene!! The cliff hangers are a pain, but I love this series. Also I wanted to know… since Smith is a vampire and he hasn’t truly been killed…Doesn’t that mean he is going to become a vampire slayer? Also how is production?

hiei on December 31, 2012 at 7:07 pm

are the fliers able to be hurt?

Not going to say on December 31, 2012 at 9:10 pm

not that I disagree but isn’t it kinda cliche to always have the military be the dicks of the universe? shouldn’t he be able to see the tactical advantage to alliance with the monsters? n the stupidity of ordering his men to attack when he knows he can’t win, that’s just selfish as hell, getting his men killed and dooming the entire human race for his own ego, I could accept that from Cross but this guy seemed a lot more level headed

Trojianmaru on December 31, 2012 at 9:22 pm

Yeah, I was thinking that Trojian. His soldier-based mind would have him obey his commander.

I can count to potatoe on December 31, 2012 at 9:59 pm

gotta disagree with you on the dickishness Troji, Jake’s being driven by pattern recognition here

NIk0 on December 31, 2012 at 10:17 pm

Good God Joe, you must live in the Himalayas with all the cliffhangers… yeah that was terrible. But still, god damn the cliffhangers!

Evan on December 31, 2012 at 11:46 pm

@Trojianmaru Jake’s always doing bad decisions… it was because of him that terry almost got killed ):

Tio Ba on January 1, 2013 at 1:40 am

Seeing Jake do that I can kinda understand Cross a little, the pressure of protecting the population makes you feel that your way of doing things is better. Not saying it right but it tells a story from the other side of thinking.

Bliss on January 1, 2013 at 4:42 am

@Tio Ba: That’s probably one of the major reasons he’s going to try and kill the monsters now.

Lil' T on January 1, 2013 at 6:14 am

I think it’s more-so that Jake has been trained to fight these things. He’s watched mutants come and wipe out whole squads of soldiers, he’s seen plants shoot giant stakes into people, and rip them apart. We’ve even seen the effect of vampires within the walls, as has Jake many times over. Can we really blame him for taking this course of action? It’s what he’s trained for, he’s worried about the people of the colony. One of the few human occupied zones left in the world. Jake doesn’t strike me as a bad guy, or even misguided. He still strikes me as the most able to defend New Hammerstone, even if he is wrong in this instance.

BloodWolf7 on January 1, 2013 at 7:44 am

WOW!!! Jake’s a really big dick for what he did at the end. and how many time Bernie saved his life… Shame he might die to joe

Nomad on January 1, 2013 at 8:34 am

Getting intense! :L
I agree with Bliss, too.

Banderi on January 1, 2013 at 8:49 am

……Jake doesn’t know anything about change for the protection of the colony. I gotta agree with you, though, BloodWolf7.

Rosey8377 on January 1, 2013 at 10:00 am

With all the talk here about jake… Just a reminder: It’s a comic it’s not real
But i quess i stay with the Way jake is doing good altrough he’s a dickhead at some times

moord000 on January 1, 2013 at 11:45 am

OMG I can’t believe how stupid can Jake be!

biperfuture on January 1, 2013 at 4:29 pm

Wow, didn’t take long for Jake to cross into Cross terriortory huh

Nadodan on January 1, 2013 at 6:39 pm

I think Jake is a bit more… racist… than before. Before, he was being somewehat reasonable, but now….

aattss on January 2, 2013 at 12:00 pm

*Puts on grammar nazi uniform*

“Bingo. We may {have had} lost eighty-six colonists to the zombies”

The bit in brackets doesnt sound right to me,maybe just “we may have lost eighty…”

Wayne Mangham on January 2, 2013 at 12:10 pm

Nice.. The feeling of power has made Cross arrogant. Now he deserves to die.. It’ll be nice if Joe kills his future brother-in-law
Greetings from Argentina y feliz año a todos los fan de the pocalypse!

Lucas on January 2, 2013 at 9:40 pm

I think you mean Jake??
Not too sure though!!!

Pauric on January 3, 2013 at 2:29 am

Jake you bastard don’t do it!

Edward on January 3, 2013 at 1:07 pm


I'll Eat Yourself on January 3, 2013 at 8:31 pm

EVERYONE EVERYONE i have just created a page for The Pocalypse on a site called Fanpop, go there create an account and become a fan of The Pocalypse, it will help spread the word about The Pocalypse! WHY ARE YOU STILL READING, THIS GO DO IT NOW, please.

MRHOBOISM on January 4, 2013 at 9:46 am

BTW can someone find a better pic of Joe for me, thanx.

MRHOBOISM on January 4, 2013 at 9:47 am

wait so the plants are enemys again i thought they were all mind…damaged…rest

tehpwnge on January 4, 2013 at 12:00 pm

This comic is awesome. How do you do what you do? Hope Joe gets his memory back soon!

Xani on January 4, 2013 at 7:02 pm

What happened to doc?

Aethrys on January 4, 2013 at 8:17 pm

@Pauric You’re right.. I put the wrong lieutenant :D

Lucas on January 4, 2013 at 8:43 pm

Please dont finish your comics because at the first comic you made im already addicted on it
looking forward for more comics coming!

Cribi on January 5, 2013 at 4:37 am

Oh no, they are going to try and kill joes friends and joe will then go crazy. THIS IS SO AWESOME

shalidar13 on January 5, 2013 at 3:46 pm

Hey everyone, I notices that not enough people are voting on TopWebComics every day! Come on, Author Joe works hard to add new reasons to vote, and don’t you think he deserves better than 130th place?

Pseudonym_ on January 6, 2013 at 1:03 pm

Now this strip is an example of “Fight the Dead! Fear the Living”.

T.Chicken on January 6, 2013 at 2:18 pm


TheDarcWolf on January 6, 2013 at 3:59 pm

Kill the Jakes. Kill them all :P

Rasmus on January 7, 2013 at 9:59 am

Since the last update!
@Wayne Mangham: Maybe “We {might have} lost eighty six colonists” or “We {could have}”?

Lil'T on January 8, 2013 at 12:39 am

@Wayne Mangham: Maybe “We {might have} lost eighty six colonists” or “We {could have}”?

Lil'T on January 8, 2013 at 12:40 am

Jake bad decision would be very troublesome for all of them. And Jake would be also a betrayer. That will make plants angry, they will lost Sam for a not certain time. Rosa will be holy sh… angry and she could possibly join elder or even make something on her own. CAN’T WAIT TO SEE.

podgladacz on January 8, 2013 at 11:56 am