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The Architect

If You Could Choose… 08/19/2012

by Joe


So now we’ve seen four mechanical suits in action: Stinger, Arbiter, Sentinel, and Doc’s grenade-launching contraption (Obliteration doesn’t count since we haven’t really -seen- it yet :D). I’m curious, if you had to choose just one of the four suits to use in real life (post-apocalyptic real life), which one would you pick? The suits include weapons too!

Vote in this poll in the forums and let me know! Thanks! :D

Enjoy Scene 25 – “Who’s Hurting Who?”!

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0.o……k badass with the vamp fight…wished ya showed it…and Doc is …k wtf?…and i thought he was just a insane scientist not a freaking forgetmenot kind

scavenger on August 19, 2012 at 4:22 am

i like it!

leiruz on August 19, 2012 at 4:35 am

BOOM BOOM BOOM!!epic suit!!!

earl on August 19, 2012 at 4:35 am

WOW! I think Rosa just leveled up a few thousand levels in terms of badassness, power, awesomeness, sufferable, and slightly arrogantly evil as well…
Oh, you made a new talking sprite for Doc’s new suit! And that FIREPOWER!
Scratch that… NUCLEARPOWER!!!!!
Bernard is completely OUTCLASSED in terms of powering up suits as well as Defenses…
I wonder how FAST Doc is in his suit… What’s the name of the suit?
Another poll?

NeoWarrior on August 19, 2012 at 4:39 am

this is badassery in the extreme. keep up the good work joe.

IR0N_F3N1X on August 19, 2012 at 5:13 am

Wow I loved how Rosa kick the elder ass, what an asshole…

About the armor… I really like both Arbiter and Sentinel but if I have to choose one it’d be Arbiter. Maybe Sentinel would be my trusty partnet XD

biperfuture on August 19, 2012 at 5:20 am

but… i don’t wanna choose :P i want Joes powers, they seem useful, you know, if you aren’t a tard ;)

Rasmus Nielsen on August 19, 2012 at 5:40 am

I’m concerned about what Rosa may do now… she hit the bloodlust pretty hard there, in an almost literal fashion.

BloodWolf7 on August 19, 2012 at 6:43 am


Btw, I’m really liking this Find Them All picture thing! It’s fairly fun, and kinda cool to have an interactive incentive. Next time though, could you include a list to help in the finding?

BloodWolf7 on August 19, 2012 at 7:05 am

Love a good sniper
Great work once again Joe

Highcalibur10 on August 19, 2012 at 7:21 am

Knowing Doc, his suit probably has a very, very lame name. Something like “The Hoover” or “Raincoat”. He calls his tank a coffee table anyway.

But gosh is that thing badass or what.

Nick on August 19, 2012 at 8:05 am

when ya gonna add zombies that can actually challenge the suits?
at least a robot meh or something….seriousy dont make zombies the lowest of the pocalypse chain……thy are the main apocalypes….the walking dead with a deadly virous….cant tell if this one deasdly or the 28 days later virus…lol zombie or rage hard to tell..at least rage runs fast as hell and almost nonstop….p.s….lets see some of that sea monster pleaser..u showed us the shadow of it in the water and i wanna see some kraken..serpent…squid whatever action go on..ps really wished u showed fight >.< also im surrpsied i was first to comment…..suspected someone already did it before me 0.o..

scavenger on August 19, 2012 at 9:00 am

I’m scared of Rosa now. Which is completely fine with me. Oh my gosh, this story is becoming completely badass.

Victor on August 19, 2012 at 9:41 am

What about that thing the elder has planted in joe’s mind?

Tio Ba on August 19, 2012 at 1:36 pm

That is all I have to say to this.

Lashwrithe on August 19, 2012 at 2:34 pm

BADASS EPICNESS AWWW YEAH *gives Joe paycheck*

Edward on August 19, 2012 at 2:42 pm

I think that i would got for arbiter. Not only does it have a useful aim but all has the will-fuck-enemies-up laser

Shalidar13 on August 19, 2012 at 4:20 pm

Rosa is so cool. *__*

Yinello on August 19, 2012 at 4:26 pm

Doc’s suit. The other suit are cool but defenitively for me it’s Doc’s suit. I like it’s slightly steampunk look, and I’ve always been the kind of guy to like slow, heavy but well protected things. Also the firepower of that thing is just… BADASS! And even if this suit is slow I’m pretty sure it can dealt much damages in a fist-fight.

Also agree with Victor and Yinello

Surin on August 19, 2012 at 6:48 pm

I prefer Arbiter, it’s far more practical for rescue,stealth,and travel than doc’s,which is still cool but is most practical in a frontal assault situation, which i see only one of so far, and that is a machine base.if doc’s suit has other abilities it may sway my opinion, though.

Brenkie on August 19, 2012 at 7:15 pm

i think doc may have over done it a bit, and also, is there anywhere i can find the elder’s theme? it is quite awsome

Not going to say on August 19, 2012 at 7:18 pm


Zombies? but zombies aren’t supposed to be all hardcore badass, theyre just cannonfodder.

Rasmus Nielsen on August 19, 2012 at 8:40 pm

*tries scanning rosas power scanner explodes * holy shit she is uber powered wtf

anon12458536 on August 19, 2012 at 10:35 pm

I..wuh…Rosa is so scary its sexy.

Anon on August 20, 2012 at 1:49 am

I’d rather have Doc’s suit, because of it’s grenade(?) launcher and ability to withstand damage. Also, it looks quite menacing, and that would help scare off humans who try to kill me.

Grim on August 20, 2012 at 3:02 am

Joe – I don’t know if you are a fan of the show Community (if not, Netflix has season 1 and I highly recommend it), but there is a guy working on making the game from the “Digital Estate Planning” episode real at http://projecthawkthorne.com/ . Very cool, thought if you or any of your readers liked Community, you’d like this. Enjoy!

Dean on August 20, 2012 at 3:25 am


death on August 20, 2012 at 12:21 pm

Arbiter without a doubt its more advanced than stinger and it looks like a beast. Great as usual keep up the good work. :)

Alpha on August 20, 2012 at 1:34 pm

OMG!Rosa is evolving…congratulations your Rosa evolved into DEATH!

Tom on August 20, 2012 at 2:58 pm

I would go for Doc’s, Obliteration first but then Doc’s -> Sentinel -> Arbiter -> Stinger.

r2d2go on August 20, 2012 at 6:21 pm

Rosa, badassory x 10,000 XD

Ayshara on August 20, 2012 at 9:06 pm

@Joe, i do believe it’s “Who’s Hurting Whom?”

Not going to say on August 20, 2012 at 9:50 pm

Rosa is more cooller then ever

Albert on August 21, 2012 at 1:20 am

I would have to go with Sentinel if I were the chose a suit for the post apocalypse lifestyle,its a good all rounder with heavy firepower missiles very thick plating and a melee weapon.though if I were allowed to mod it I’d put in a chain launcher on one of the arms with an optional hook add-on,though that is for people to guess why. the comic is excellent as always and I look forward to more.

haven111 on August 21, 2012 at 1:34 am

I’d Probably choose Arbiter but I also like Doc’s grenade suit too… Imagine if Bernie and Doc fought who would win?????

hiei on August 21, 2012 at 2:57 am

Dayum!! I like Rosa most of all now.

art(be)ast on August 21, 2012 at 3:53 am

hiei-> Doc, by a long shot. Who knows what other secrets he’s still hiding? W-Joe sure doesn’t and if he doesn’t who does?

NeoWarrior on August 21, 2012 at 8:28 am

@ NeoWarrior Alright since the chat box could use a grand battle, I’m just going to pit 4 people to fight. Because I don’t want to get screwed, All characters belong to their respectful company. this is just for fun. I would appreciate if some of the viewer could vote on this.
Doc in the suit of armor
Arbiter A.K.A. Bernie
Andreus(I don’t know okay if thats how its spelled.)
Rosa-Super Vapire Rosa.

hiei on August 21, 2012 at 11:08 am


Rosa just took out one of the elders effortlessly. She could probably take Bernie out with a thought, even if it’s only by temporarily suspending nervous action to his extremities (since I don’t think she wants to hurt him), which leaves Andy, who I don’t recall being that much more powerful than Dominic (who Rosa just ate for breakfast, and I’m not sure how literally). That just leaves Doc, and I don’t know how powerful his mind is, since he thought at Dominic until they agreed to terms. If Doc’s mind is strong enough to stop Rosa from mind screwing him, then he probably wins (assuming Rosa doesn’t have some of Joe(read: Victor)’s abilities.

All in all, I do like how this is shaping up. Machines are a legitimate threat to everyone, which means we have a believable antagonist if the vampires get destroyed, so the story doesn’t die with the few elders that are left.

On the other hand, every story needs an end at some point, so actually overcoming the adversaries would lead to a hopeful new world ending for this post apocalyptic world, instead of the normal “everyone’s screwed” ending”.

Too verbose?

I think Doc would win in hiei’s hypothetical fight, and awesome work Joe

Some Guy on August 21, 2012 at 11:23 am

@ Some Guy,
Thank you for voting and giving a description of what might happen. Truly I do want to thank for laying that out.
Now for the toll. D:0 B:0 A:0 R:1
The lettering is to the characters from the battle.

hiei on August 21, 2012 at 12:36 pm

Any of those suits would be cool!

Shadowsamurai on August 21, 2012 at 1:48 pm

YET!? I knew we would see it at some point. Either Bernie Senior is alive, or the suit is at least still within repair if not completely intact. :D Also, DAAAAAAAAANG DOC IS BADA**!! O_O I love how his suit’s durability is shown by the fact that it almost looks like an old-fashioned diver’s suit due to its color and simple design. I really want to see Madina get his own suit now! Preferably one made by Doc! Now, which suit would I choose? One of three: Sentinel, Arbiter, or Doc’s suit. Probably Doc’s suit, since Sentinel and Arbiter are both weaker in armor as is quite obvious, and I’m not that speedy so I may not be very good with Sentinel, but I don’t know. I also am kind of good at sniping, so I may be able to use Arbiter. Grenades though? I would honestly prefer grenades that explode on impact over missiles. When I get my hands on grenades in 007: Nightfire, nobody lives to see tomorrow. NOBODY. My aim is impeccable with those. So I would probably go with either Arbiter or Doc’s suit, depending on the situation. By the way, may I suggest a name for that suit? How about Grenadier, Tanker, or…hmm… I’ve got it! Doc would probably give it a name relating to scientific terms and such, so how about DG-01, or DG Mk. 01? Either one of those would be GREAT for a name for that thing!

illeatyourself on August 21, 2012 at 5:13 pm

@hiei Doc ZERO!? I think Doc just got a point or two for that suit and the power it carries. Doc just keeps getting more and more bada** with every episode. Why doesn’t he have any points yet!?

illeatyourself on August 21, 2012 at 5:14 pm

Huh. Just saw the voting incentive. Looks like Powerfist has gotten a little better at hiding! XD

illeatyourself on August 21, 2012 at 5:16 pm

Where do all the grenades come from?

Someone on August 23, 2012 at 12:53 pm

um is it just me or did it look like rosa gained back most of her natural looks? Like the brown hair? Plus also notice how her eyes were black! That shows that the blood she drank from Joe is coursing in her veins, plus since she is a vampire was infected by cross who was infected by andrius it caused her to gain some more power I am guessing. Lastly the way she spoke to Doc, her emotions is causing her inner self I guess one could say is controlling and powering her actions, after all she did blow up computers, not to mention she has the elder trembling in fear of death!

sykes on August 26, 2012 at 11:21 am

Arbiter. It just seems so powerful. Plus sniping ;)

Devil_Surge on September 5, 2012 at 6:50 pm