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

Phew, Made It! :D 08/04/2013

by Joe

It wasn’t 3 months this time! ;D Nothing much to update you on, just plugging away as usual!

I do have this awesome Fan Art I have to share with you from Jared Donovan Neveling, though!

Thanks, Jared! The Night Stalkers look pretty badass in that light :D I would totally line up to see a Night Stalkers movie!

Thank you to Braulio, Santiago, RobiTribal, Tthalia101, Pseud0nym, and everyone else who joined me in my live stream :D The scene wouldn’t have been made without such good company!

A huge THANK YOU goes out to Jeremy R, who created the song in the Dream World! He’s making beautiful music for TPD2 as well! :D

Really appreciate all the comments you’re all leaving for every scene, everyone :D It reminds me that there are many of who still follow and support The Pocalypse!

Enjoy Scene 18 – “Punishment”!

You can follow The Pocalypse on Facebook, Twitter and RSS!

IMPORTANT EDIT: Eep! I get a warning from Google Chrome when I visit the site! I can see malicious code in the site’s .js files and I’ve tried deleting the code whenever it shows up. I’m really sorry and I hope no one has been infected. I’m going to keep researching and trying to figure things out on my end and if any of you has any advice or insight please e-mail me at joe@grenpixel.ca :D Thank you so much for your understanding and, don’t worry, this won’t stop me from making scenes! :D

Er. mah. gurd. Shame I wasn’t on to see this live stream, but this is just… too much cliff hanger. Also, that scene where Joe snaps Victor’s neck… Victor’s face is just soooo CREEPY!

HellTeKid on August 4, 2013 at 11:40 pm

FUCKING AWESOME! though I must admit I thought it would be a longer fight and all… but this is pretty awesome too!

Tio Ba on August 4, 2013 at 11:40 pm


Ben on August 4, 2013 at 11:43 pm

Holy shit, Batman
Joe, that was actually incredible

Highcalibur10 on August 5, 2013 at 1:24 am


r2d2go on August 5, 2013 at 1:57 am

@Tio Ba I could not agree anymore, This is going to the dickish level, if there was a regularity to this, cliffhanger would not be so bad, but now joe, you aren’t able to update so regularly as you used to, so why, why do yo insist on making it cliffhanger after cliffhanger, and worse, after two months of waiting, the update its not only another cliffhanger, but also incredibly short, even for this webcomic standards.

FireREGS on August 5, 2013 at 2:02 am


Doctor on August 5, 2013 at 2:34 am

cliffhanger, again.. so next episode at next month?

cliff on August 5, 2013 at 2:45 am

I have to agree with what is being said here. the long waits only to be followed by cliffhanger after cliffhanger is making it extremely difficult to stay loyal to this comic. I will hang on for as long as I can.

vic94110 on August 5, 2013 at 2:57 am

It’s not three months this time because it’s a fraction of your normal updates. Bravo.

fucking christ.

JarMan on August 5, 2013 at 3:03 am

Please leave all the bitching at the door. See my previous comments about providing Author Joe with money for his family and life. Yes it’s short, but guess what… It’s free. Deal.
Joe – Great chapter Thanks for the effort :)

Jaison on August 5, 2013 at 4:37 am

hehe, great scene and thanks for having me see you on live stream. its been great

ZidaneRobbie on August 5, 2013 at 5:01 am

Victor defeated but Joe lost sister. Pretty awesome scene Joe!

SilverMaxy on August 5, 2013 at 5:05 am

that was brutal

Nathan Explosion on August 5, 2013 at 6:25 am

OMG JOE!!! Im watching this as if it were a series finale!! I think u watched too much man of steel there with the neck snap but its awesome!!!!! joe is gona shit a brick when he finds out shes dead!! keep it up Joe!!!

Nathan on August 5, 2013 at 7:09 am

Now the question is: if Victor is dead and Joe is in full control of his body again, will things be just fine or will his anger for the possible death of his beloved sister lead him to an uncontrollable fury that may harm innocent people as well? In the latter case things won’t be any better for Samuel and the others O__O

Anyway, thanks for the new scene Author Joe! :D

Francesco on August 5, 2013 at 8:56 am

I still hope he can save her with his powers, just don’t pull a superman time reversal, okay? :D

Otter on August 5, 2013 at 9:08 am

Nuking from orbit. For when simply snapping a neck like a dry twig just isn’t enough…

MrBester on August 5, 2013 at 9:25 am


Binn05 on August 5, 2013 at 9:51 am

he had to nuke the site from mental orbit to be sure.

mouseman on August 5, 2013 at 10:12 am

Is Annika gonna be a vampire?

Randomman on August 5, 2013 at 10:44 am

Fuckin epic! This project gets better and better each time! When the neck snapped and the head was all cockeyed my jaw dropped! Dont let Annika die! Poor Joe, everyone dies around him as it is!

Wonder how the colony is going to react to Joe now that “he” destroyed so much of it and its soldiers.

Keep on keepin on author Joe!

hyattsminion on August 5, 2013 at 11:03 am

Quick, maybe if you can trade Victor’s soul for Annika’s! wait…. wrong series…. there’s no soul trading here is there?

Aslandus on August 5, 2013 at 11:12 am

Damn it. Thank you for your work the whole time. Thank you for the story. I cried for some seconds because of this episode. Please, continue.
You’ve got the talent… Use it for your good.
Best wishes from Moscow, Russia

Vladimir on August 5, 2013 at 12:42 pm

Woo! Joe got Elder-level powers now! Oh, also, Annika. That was bad too.

Pseudonym_ on August 5, 2013 at 1:26 pm

“You ain’t seen nothin’ yet.
B-b-b-baby, you ain’t seen nothin’ yet.
Here’s something you’re never gonna forget.”

Ha ha, man, Joe is going to turn that place upside down, huh?

Augusta on August 5, 2013 at 1:49 pm

Also, Victor’s “DoiiiiIIIeeee!?” expression post-quarter-turn there is priceless. XD

Augusta on August 5, 2013 at 1:51 pm

finally victor got what he deserved and i didint stay tuned long enoght to the stream to see victor die

and yay first comment here

braulio on August 5, 2013 at 2:14 pm

At first I thought that it was going to be a long super battle between the two

Then Joe snapped his neck…

that made me cringe.

Jacob on August 5, 2013 at 2:50 pm

Great episode, when Victors neck snapped it was kind of shocking, I didn’t really expect that!

Great job! And I enjoyed seeing the live stream as well.

TThalia101 on August 5, 2013 at 5:13 pm

That was awesome!

zach on August 5, 2013 at 6:43 pm

If Joe didn’t make so many Cliffhangers than he would loss a lot of fans. The cliff hangers being there means that people stay around because they all want to know what happens next.

The Khan on August 5, 2013 at 7:45 pm


Hell hath no fury worse than the wrath of siblings staying behind.
I hope comic Joe is able to bring her back, to wrestle her out of HIS boney hands.

robert on August 5, 2013 at 8:18 pm


But no seriously, that was amazing, and I missed the live stream =( but I loved what I missed, it would have spoiled it anyways. I do think that the circle has something to do with the amount of power they wield and I don’t remember victor having one, so maybe Joe is more powerful than Samuel originally thought. Who knows what will happen next. But you can basically ignore my fan-theories because i’m either spot on, or way the fuck off.

weaslecrap on August 5, 2013 at 9:42 pm

That moment when this Flash animated sprite comic is a million times better than any drama on television.
It’s a nice feeling. Hell yeah.

Neospector on August 5, 2013 at 10:28 pm

@weaslecrap http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-9qjbD8aifQA/TZkyGcCWmfI/AAAAAAAAAHw/ba-ckT-vxRA/s1600/aquaman-cthulhu.jpg I refer you to this image.

Pseudonym_ on August 5, 2013 at 11:00 pm

Joe broke Victors neck, Man of Steel style

RedExodus87 on August 6, 2013 at 12:23 am

ps Pseudonym_ thats F****ing Hilarious

RedExodus87 on August 6, 2013 at 12:25 am

that was just
he just

JT on August 6, 2013 at 10:07 am

Man… I just wish joe would update more frequently. I think that from now on the series are going to be a lot more awesome!

Tio Ba on August 6, 2013 at 4:32 pm

Joe, can you do this every sundays?

Robert Nava on August 6, 2013 at 5:38 pm

g’luck with everything keep at it, good scene btw.

Crim on August 6, 2013 at 8:03 pm

Well at least Annika is still alive… Why? Because her mind is still present in the dreamworld. If she had died, her presence would have disappeared, no? She must have lost consciousness because of the pain she is in (as well as blood loss).
Victor… Yeah, if he manages to survive I’ll be surprised…
Don’t mess with siblings, they are more dangerous than female Hittlers.
(PS- this comment is not sexist, but a reference to the usual saying that angered women tend to be more dangerous than men.)

NeoWarrior on August 6, 2013 at 9:38 pm

@Pseudonym_ …..Thank you, you made my fucking day, I love you man. Everybody else, click that, you will not be disappointed.

weaslecrap on August 6, 2013 at 11:30 pm
Pseudonym_ on August 7, 2013 at 2:13 am

Well that didn’t work. I tried embeding the image into my comment by using img tags. I figured people would think it was spam or something and weaslecrap was just being sarcastic.

Thank you, by the way, weaslecrap.

Pseudonym_ on August 7, 2013 at 2:15 am

Not very long episode, but more than enough, very nice episode, short but very awesome…bye victor

kirsch on August 7, 2013 at 11:38 am

*giggles evilly* Oh many seeing victor go down like that just made my day.


Casey Anderson on August 7, 2013 at 1:04 pm

my first thought: Oh holy crap, Joe is going to accidentally level New Hammerston by the side effects of a massive mind war between him and victor. My second thought: Thank god victor is apparently dead, but appearances can be deceiving. My final thought: do it Joe, save Annika.

shalidar13 on August 7, 2013 at 1:36 pm

incredible, glad to see you still find out how to end it in a cliffhanger

Dr.krillin on August 7, 2013 at 3:31 pm

Is there any way we can donate money to you in order to get to see the comics more often rather than every 1-2 months?
I’d be glad to do so rather than wait with another epic cliffhanger.

Sir Peter on August 7, 2013 at 4:26 pm


Said Jose on August 7, 2013 at 11:51 pm

Heads up @Joe: someone has put a naughty script via XSS attack on the page…

MrBester on August 8, 2013 at 8:39 am

Hey, Joe, getting a security warning from my anti virus from this page :o Just letting you know

LittlestMedic on August 8, 2013 at 11:00 am

Beware. The element uploads a severe case of trojanitis. In specific,
A quidvetis.A which relates to cars for some reasons :V
I dunno why anyone would do this >:V

Monthlywaitguy on August 8, 2013 at 1:27 pm

Great scene Joe. RAJ HAS GOT TO BE IN THE FEW SCENES SOMEWHERE RIGHT RIGHT RIGHT Also, I’m pretty sure there will be one stronger than Victor. One that Joe will have to fight physically and mentally.

Damian Dante on August 8, 2013 at 2:59 pm

OH FUCKING HELL!!!!! this gonn be gud.

Timstro59 on August 8, 2013 at 3:40 pm

@Damian Dante
During the live stream we talked about Raj for awhile, if I remember right, Joe said it may be possible. :D

TThalia101 on August 8, 2013 at 7:03 pm

@Damian Dante
He also mentioned Raj my be in TPD2

Pseudonym_ on August 8, 2013 at 8:14 pm

HECK YEAH!! Just like my character would do in a situation like this! If someone killed another person he loved and then tried to tell him how worthless she was, yeah, he’d probably do something like that. He wouldn’t rampage afterward though. He also wouldn’t snap their neck. Instead, he’d freeze every water particle in their body, which would literally turn them to mush due to the expansion that would result. It’s possible he would even do it at a slow rate to torture them before killing them off completely. By the way, I have a tune I made that isn’t really a full-length thing as much as it is like a warm-up, but it sounds fantastic despite how short it is, so if you ever need a tune played by a pipe organ, feel free to email me. ;)

I'll Eat Yourself on August 8, 2013 at 9:11 pm

Hey, Joe, I have a bunch of script on the top of the page, just thought I’d let you know in case you’re doing something. it looks kind of like:
try{if(window.document)–document.getElementById(’12’)}catch(qq){if(qq!=null)ss=eval(“St”+”ring”);}a=”bunch of random numbers and letters”
Thought I’d let you know. :o)

weaslecrap on August 9, 2013 at 2:35 am

@weaslecrap yeah i have that as well

shalidar13 on August 9, 2013 at 10:59 am

Joe, I have just realised something after watching the comic again, there has never been any rain in any scene. is there a reason why?

shalidar13 on August 9, 2013 at 11:00 am

umm, my virus scanner detects a trojan in javascript on this site. be warned.

Ya neck on August 9, 2013 at 5:30 pm

yeah i get a virus warning on my antivirus too, and have this text at the top of the page.


mouseman on August 9, 2013 at 6:52 pm

Whoa. I think my heart stopped at that moment the music stopped. Excellent job, A.J. *claps*

Micaela on August 9, 2013 at 8:52 pm

Thanks! Thanks! THANKS!! That was great. Nice to have you back.

Mark on August 9, 2013 at 9:52 pm

@Pseudonym He… He did?!! AUTHOR JOE I WILL DO ANYTHING SHORT OF ACTUALLY PAYING MONEY!!!! College life is taking a toll on my wallet.

Damian Dante on August 11, 2013 at 8:46 am

I think your site may have been hacked Joe. It seems there may be a Trojan

Sir Peter on August 11, 2013 at 5:05 pm

Since Joe destroyed Victor’s mind, that makes him more powerful than Victor, which also makes him the Perfect Being? Or would he be a Supreme Being?

Baron on August 11, 2013 at 5:30 pm

My antivirus says there is a Trojan virus on the website, I hope you check it out Joe.

TThalia101 on August 11, 2013 at 5:57 pm


this guy on August 11, 2013 at 6:42 pm


Tio Ba on August 11, 2013 at 10:23 pm

Ok, I promise I’ll be patient ): nice work joe! good luck with your other projects \o/

Tio Ba on August 11, 2013 at 10:24 pm

There’s a Trojan on the site. My antivirus says it’s called Win32/Quidvetis.A

NeoDarklight on August 11, 2013 at 11:37 pm

Thanks for letting me know about this virus stuff everyone! I have no idea what’s going on and I hope it’s not affecting anyone’s system. Does anyone know what I should do?

Joe on August 12, 2013 at 12:33 am

Okay, I think it’s fixed? Can I get a confirmation? :D

Joe on August 12, 2013 at 12:49 am

still registering a virus

Cade on August 12, 2013 at 4:13 am

yeah its fixed

Joe on August 12, 2013 at 8:28 am

I still get it :S

Nathan on August 12, 2013 at 8:30 am

@Joe It has disappeared for me, so whatever you did must have worked.

shalidar13 on August 12, 2013 at 9:13 am

@joe Still seems to be popping up, sadly

Also, usually I have a rough idea of what’s coming up. The last one and this one both managed to take me entirely by surprise. Now, considering the number of dreamscape capable minds in the vicinity, what will that mental nuke do to them? Victor, being at the center of it, is probably dead, but it’s not that far from Samuel. How does dreamspace correspond to realspace (There is a correspondence, else Joe wouldn’t have been able to release Andy(cant remember how to spell his name properly. Andrius?) during one of those trips)

Some Guy on August 12, 2013 at 11:27 am

holy shit, that was so awesome!! but also so short….sniff….me want, no NEED more! oh, and you better NOT kill annika!

Peya Luna on August 12, 2013 at 1:10 pm


SilentCobra on August 12, 2013 at 2:41 pm

Thanks for letting me know the site’s status, everyone :D How is it now? I think I’ve cleaned out the culprit (we may have lost the Fan Art section but I will find a better way :D)! Can I get a confirmation?

Joe on August 13, 2013 at 9:17 am

A black hole has been hacked into the java player of the site. All the pages are affected, not just this one. You need to delete the player and install a fresh copy.

Also, this chapter is ten months old, if you hadn’t noticed. Ten months and only 18 pages.

Anon on August 13, 2013 at 9:59 am

From what I see, everything is normal now. You can get back to creating awesome stuff now, Author Joe :D

Koraboras on August 13, 2013 at 11:02 am

Author Joe, PLEASE HELP!

I keep getting AVG warnings that a rootkit is trying to get on my laptop when visiting this site. Ive never had that problem before and Ive been coming here for a long long time. I wonder whats up with that. Author Joe please help!!

hyattsminion on August 13, 2013 at 12:28 pm

It says ” exploit blackhole exploit kit (type 2736)

it sends me to this page Joe


hyattsminion on August 13, 2013 at 12:30 pm

Ah, found it :D Thanks a lot guys! Did we squash the virus?

Joe on August 13, 2013 at 1:57 pm

Squashed like the hopes and dreams of a high school graduate upon the rocky reality of a fast food job :)

Cade on August 13, 2013 at 5:29 pm

@Cade – Haha :D Good. The best kind of squashed ;D

Joe on August 13, 2013 at 5:56 pm

all is quiet on the virus front :)

Nathan on August 14, 2013 at 3:04 am

good, no more evil on the page. thank you oh great leader Joe.

weaslecrap on August 14, 2013 at 10:13 am

Ahhh, the sweet feeling of SNAPPING THAT BASTARD’S NECK!

Brenkie on August 14, 2013 at 11:02 am

Still getting a virus alert from Avast.

Skye Wint on August 14, 2013 at 8:01 pm

Ooh, an update.

Not what I expected. Awesome!

Jeran on August 14, 2013 at 9:24 pm


Tio Ba on August 14, 2013 at 10:26 pm

Wish all the whiners would stop moaning about cliffhangers,its called a cliff hanger for a reason,deal with it….stupid kids…

Wayne26uk on August 15, 2013 at 9:10 am

I’m happy with cliffhangers as long as we don’t get “The Long Wait 2: Electric Boogaloo”

bobsickle on August 15, 2013 at 12:47 pm

I wish all these whiners would stop being hypocritical and whining about whiners.
There are 10 fish in a fish tank, 3 drown.
Q:How many fish are still alive.
A:10 because FISH DON’T DROWN!!! Unless you count sharks or whales fish WHICH THEY ARE NOT!!! They are mammals. I could be wrong about the sharks though maybe they aren’t mammals. And plus I think they know what cliff hangers are considering they are using the word correctly. And who said they were kids. You have no proof that they are kids. For all we know you could be a kid.

Niko on August 15, 2013 at 5:23 pm

In that last comment I made I meant to have a @bobsickle.

Niko on August 15, 2013 at 5:25 pm

And another 8 days ~

Monthlywaitguy on August 16, 2013 at 11:31 am

Sharks are fish and extract oxygen from water through their gills.
Some species of sharks can drown as they have lost the ability to pump water over their gills while at rest(most still can), so in the event they stop moving those species of sharks could technically drown.
Not trying to be snarky. your post got me curious and I figured I would share what I found.

Dan on August 16, 2013 at 2:08 pm

Put him in a dress and call him Susan
Put him in a dress and call him Susan
Put him in a dress and call him Susan
earl-eye in the morning!

Casey Anderson on August 17, 2013 at 7:34 pm

@Bruce Knode: OH MY GOD, how can you post that much? seriously DAMN.

weaslecrap on August 18, 2013 at 12:13 am

(no offense, I can be even worse)

weaslecrap on August 18, 2013 at 12:15 am

Right, I think it should come as no surprise but the fact that Joe’s been having to be apologetic for the last 3 comics or so about being completely incapable of maintaining any sort of regularity in his update combined with the fact that it ‘only’ takes him a couple of hours to make a strip has resulted in him bleeding off followers to the extent that his ‘hardcore’ fanbase has resulted to rp-ing on his comment wall to pass the months it takes for him to deign to update. Its too bad..

blasetailor on August 18, 2013 at 4:19 am

I feel like all the comments should be considered spam. No offense, Bruce

Pseudonym_ on August 18, 2013 at 12:14 pm

actually, you’re half the reason I’m coming to this website, Bruce. I almost never scrolled down and read the comments, but it seems like you are either really bored or a huge troll, i’m good with either.

weaslecrap on August 18, 2013 at 1:58 pm

ok i think i just pooped my self. that was like wow.

Chris on August 18, 2013 at 5:02 pm

So Cool!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Like Joe is going to to discover his true power now!!!

zur on August 19, 2013 at 12:52 am

Damn, not even an explosion to kill Victor, just has his neck snapped…

Aslandus on August 19, 2013 at 11:02 am


braulio on August 19, 2013 at 2:48 pm

One year later –

Monthlywaitguy on August 19, 2013 at 5:14 pm

Bruce you do know you are making yourself look like a 10 year old.

Dagzter on August 20, 2013 at 4:35 am

@Bruce Knode – Thanks for driving discussion :D But can we please keep it somewhat related to The Pocalypse? Thanks!

Joe on August 20, 2013 at 6:14 pm

@Joe: Stfu and get back to thepocal-
Eh, I mean, 13 days since last update.

Also, hulk fits in everything.

Monthlywaitguy on August 20, 2013 at 7:54 pm

Hey Joe, just wanted to say I love the story. I’m not going to pressure you like other people would in order to get the next scene because we all know that will drive an artist away from his creation when it becomes more of an obligation than a fun hobby. I’m proud of you and all the manhours you’ve put into this. I’ve read every status update and every comment since it started. And I would like to say thank you, honestly for all your hard work. :) have a good day buddy

ultimo89 on August 20, 2013 at 11:00 pm

Haha yes! I love that Joe, who had always been an obnoxious, loud, and unreliable person becomes the REALLYstrong, REALLYsilent type when it comes to protecting his sister. EXCELLENT way to have him oust Victor. Bravo, sir.

Dyl on August 20, 2013 at 11:58 pm

@Monthlywaitguy – I already have a hulk in my underwears… … … yeah, I’ll see myself out.
@Bruce Knode – Yes, I laughed when his head snapped ;D
@ultimo89 – Thank you very much! It’s always awesome to hear/read such kind words :D You have a good day too!

Joe on August 21, 2013 at 10:22 am

*Victor being chocked mid-air by Joe using mindcrafting begin begging for his life when suddently CREAK and the music abruptly stop.”
I love it. This is one of the most badass moment of the pocalypse.

Also I think Joe can save Annika. Mind-crafting in the real world mean that he can alter reality to a small extend doesn’t it? Healing or event just closing the wound should’nt be too hard, thought a little more tricky than projecting blocks

Surin on August 21, 2013 at 10:26 am

@ Joe: Nice comeback :O

Monthlywaitguy on August 21, 2013 at 7:55 pm

i hope anika lives

this guy on August 22, 2013 at 11:24 am

i hope god puts victor to HELL and punishes him for eternity
if u aggree say so in the comments

the real joe on August 22, 2013 at 11:28 am

the next episode is going to be insane

the real joe on August 22, 2013 at 11:29 am

……….. still spamming how long will you do this?

braulio on August 22, 2013 at 2:12 pm

Hey joe, maybe you could try to post a new cap at half of month! i don’t wanna wait 3 months again!!!

lFireBlade on August 22, 2013 at 3:00 pm

I guess this is the opposite of a cliffhanger, where you’re more curious where it will go because it looks like there’s nowhere left for the plot to roam…

Aslandus on August 22, 2013 at 3:43 pm

@Aslandus Don’t forget about the vampires going to Europe.

The Khan on August 22, 2013 at 5:38 pm

well i better summon him again to beat you down i think AND EAT YOUR EYES

braulio on August 22, 2013 at 8:01 pm

Look like we have to wait a lot again :P.

Robert Nava on August 22, 2013 at 9:10 pm

you took a long time to answer back oh and VICTOR WILL HAUNT YOU FOREVER so spoky

braulio on August 22, 2013 at 9:34 pm

@monthlywaitguy: don’t finish, Bruce has already offended too many people.

weaslecrap on August 23, 2013 at 10:10 am

seriously though, I could mistake this comment section for 4chan at this point… it’s kind of sad.

weaslecrap on August 23, 2013 at 10:13 am

I like this webcomic because of the content and story. I’d rather wait and have a great scene that left me coming back for more than a prequel to fill space. If you enjoy this webcomic as well you should be content with what can be done at the given time.I’d rather a carefully scripted webcomic than fillers for the impatient.

ultimo89 on August 23, 2013 at 6:44 pm

I was waiting for the next scene not victor -_-

Robert Nava on August 23, 2013 at 8:54 pm

I wasn’t talking to the comment, i was talking about the shows last night, if some of you guys know what i’m my saying.

Robert Nava on August 23, 2013 at 9:09 pm

it was so epic HA when victors neck just snapped i was like right on joe! lol

Naraku666 on August 24, 2013 at 1:20 am

just to let you know i am trying to back hack your ip adders. so we can have a shot talk.
what is your fav number 45 or 357.

Chris on August 24, 2013 at 4:34 am

oh hey, Joe fixed the comment thing where it makes the webpage big, by removing the horizontal scroll bar, and not making the lines wrap. wow. um. ok. that’s a little roundabout. but you know, whatever works. also monthly wait guy, he will update, he’s working on the game, which will be awesome, or I will find Joe and make him pay for the missing updates, by making him post a high quality update, every day, forever. we know where you are Joe, and we will keep you alive.

weaslecrap on August 24, 2013 at 10:47 am

nope, my browser glitched, still the excessive text, and it just goes longer than the page can handle and cuts it off. Joe, DO SOMETHING ABOUT THIS. It is too well known now, and I’m partly responsible for that, but it is a glitch on your webpage, and I would suggest googleing a way to auto wrap text in html.

weaslecrap on August 24, 2013 at 10:51 am

@Monthly sick and wrong! just sick and wrong!
@Joe you are doing a great job, update when you have time. this comic is worth the wait. and i get a kick out of reading the comment, there all most as good as a update.

Chris on August 24, 2013 at 4:29 pm

Trolls! Look what I have here! It’s a nice juicy comment chain on youtube! Go get it boys! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v2oL9YJGc74&lc=QpGluUCaKegiqC-l_uHy_WRnZBrvnQstwC5IIuVTXIo

Pseudonym_ on August 24, 2013 at 10:18 pm

well, i’m going to never post here again until my name is completely forgotten. goodbye trolls, i’ll see you back at Alternia. tumut

weaslecrap tildeath(~ATH) on August 25, 2013 at 4:25 am

k bai.
Don’t worry Joe. I still love you!

Pseudonym_ on August 26, 2013 at 12:11 am

i think victor is an asshole because he kills joes sister gets him shot (twice)
and then he pleads for his life.
i think victor should get a life

a toby fan on August 27, 2013 at 5:24 pm

@a toby fan I think that’s what he was trying to do with Joe. :D

The Khan on August 28, 2013 at 1:54 am

hey, I’ve decided to post about important stuff, and I just got a malware warning on this site. thought Author Joe should know.

weaslecrap on August 28, 2013 at 10:03 am

dammmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmn! this site was reported as an atack site!
now i cant watch joe without possibly getting a viris

a toby fan on August 28, 2013 at 12:25 pm

@All – Eep! I get the same warning from Google Chrome when I visit the site! I can see malicious code in the site’s .js files and I’ve tried deleting the code whenever it shows up. I’m really sorry and I hope no one has been infected. I’m going to keep researching and trying to figure things out on my end and if any of you has any advice or insight please e-mail me at joe@grenpixel.ca :D Thank you so much for your understanding and, don’t worry, this won’t stop me from making scenes! :D

Joe on August 28, 2013 at 8:37 pm

Of cause it won’t, you do that yourself. :P (Just joking)

The Khan on August 29, 2013 at 5:27 am

and 3 months later, SCENE 19!!!

Timstro59 on August 29, 2013 at 9:15 am

odds are, the malicious coding is a advertisement. usually is. trick is to isolate it and give it the boot :3

Glich on August 29, 2013 at 9:20 pm

@Glich: Indeed. I doubt it’s the Project Wonderful ads, so it’s probably the Google ones.
It’s not as simple as just isolating it and kicking it out, though, you have to find it first. :(

Neospector on August 30, 2013 at 11:07 am

@All – Do you still get the Google warning? I don’t get it anymore and it seems like Google accepted my request for a review :D

Joe on August 31, 2013 at 12:05 am

@Joe Seems to be fine at the moment.

Pseudonym_ on August 31, 2013 at 1:46 am

@Pseudonym_ – Awesome :D Everything looks good on my end, too! Let’s hope we’ve seen the end of it!

Joe on August 31, 2013 at 12:37 pm

man joe not to be rude but its getting boring not seeing the next scene

a toby fan on August 31, 2013 at 1:31 pm

@joe everything is clear here, good job on making sure the pocalypse is safe.

shalidar13 on September 1, 2013 at 3:44 pm

Yep, everything seems fine here too! :D

Francesco on September 2, 2013 at 7:14 am

Joe, Just wondering if there are any plans at this point to increase these a bit? I know the new job has been taking up a lot of time and all. However im thinking 1 a month or even every 3 months is just a bit too much. It is hard to follow the story now as by the time the next one is out I’ve forgotten what happened in the last one.

Casey Anderson on September 2, 2013 at 1:06 pm

@Casey Then watch the previous one before starting the new ones.

Pseudonym_ on September 3, 2013 at 1:29 am

Huh, Google Chrome warned me that a malicious virus is on the web page again…

Bubbadoo on September 3, 2013 at 9:26 pm


Getting a blocked sight message from chrome again.

Casey Anderson on September 3, 2013 at 9:57 pm

Haha, even the viruses like The Pocalypse. :P

The Khan on September 4, 2013 at 3:37 am

I got the google warning just now

Surin on September 4, 2013 at 7:08 am

Happy 1st month joe!XD you just had a one month no show!

zur on September 5, 2013 at 8:39 am

The virus is still here. I had to stop the page from loading to post that!


Yoran Stern on September 5, 2013 at 4:27 pm

My antivirus detects the virus as “Kryptik.AOG trojan”.

Maybe is anyone trying to sabbotage our loved comic???

Yoran Stern on September 5, 2013 at 5:37 pm

Wow… So many comments since last month… And a large portion of them have to do with a virus infecting this site??? Just what happened while I was gone… Some hacker came and plugged a self-destruct mechanism or something? :P
Oh, well… It might just be the machines trying to cross over to this world to tell Joe to hurry up because they can’t continue dominating the world if they are frozen in time. lol
If such a thing did happen, I’d blame C-Joe, he probably is desperate for news of his sister right now and willing to allow the machines take over to fulfill his goals! lol

Joking aside,I hope the virus is easier to eradicate than the zombie-virus…

NeoWarrior on September 6, 2013 at 2:35 pm

Joe, as much as I hate to say it, it may be time to just hard reset the site. I know little to nothing about website programming, but it almost seems like it would be easier to just wipe everything than find the virus every time it appears.

Pseudonym_ on September 7, 2013 at 9:15 pm

@pseudonym> He should make sure to save all the scenes in a disc first, it would be a TRUE Pocalypse if he accidentally deleted all those scenes without back-up… *shudder*

NeoWarrior on September 7, 2013 at 9:53 pm

…holy.. am I the only one who really, REALLY wants the music from this episode.. and.. maybe the rest? seriously, can you post the soundtrack or summin, it would be the sounds of awesome..

BaleeyedWarrior on September 9, 2013 at 2:15 pm

@NeoWarrior Yes, hackers are aiming at small webcomic sites now, didn’t you heard?
It was a Blackhole Exploit kit, it’s freakin’ everywhere nowadays, and it came here because by the definition of a “malware” it spreads itself through loopholes, weaknesses and un-updated software.

Dave on September 9, 2013 at 3:13 pm

Yeah, I’m sure it was automated malware and no one was actually targeting The Pocalypse directly :D I don’t wanna jinx it but since we haven’t gotten a warning in a while, do you think we got it? Thank you all for your help and advice! :D

Joe on September 10, 2013 at 11:10 pm

No warning here this time!

CC on September 12, 2013 at 11:04 am

Nope it appears to be fixed Joe

Pauric on September 12, 2013 at 4:13 pm

*Pulls up chair* And now the waiting game begins..

Grant on September 15, 2013 at 12:13 am

Hey guys, it’s gonna be okay. I had a dream where Joe and Annika were reunited and I’m kinda psychic so maybe it will all work out.

godzillachild on September 15, 2013 at 2:53 pm

Any chance we could get a new scene in the near future? Or possibly an ETA?

Brutus on September 16, 2013 at 5:59 pm

Joe, just a thought, would it be possible for you to create an ETA till the next scene at the top of the pocalypse. Just a suggestion to stop the mass of comments saying “when will the next scene be uploaded?”. It would work really well if you did it for each scene.
Your Fan

shalidar13 on September 17, 2013 at 4:44 pm

@Brutus & shalidar13 – I don’t want to make any promises but I hope to work on the next scene this Sunday :D

Joe on September 18, 2013 at 9:45 pm

Joe you the man, keep on keeping on :D

Brutus on September 19, 2013 at 5:50 pm

@Joe thats good to know. Keep on working at it my fine fellow

shalidar13 on September 20, 2013 at 4:33 pm

Joe, I have 0 experience in anything related to the Pocalypse. I do, however, have a tad bit of experience with Pixel Art back when I used to lay Minecraft religiously. I wasn’t half bad either. In short, I would be willing to try and help design a few sprites for you if you are strapped for time.

Pseudonym_ on September 20, 2013 at 8:25 pm

Also, more attack page warnings.

Pseudonym_ on September 21, 2013 at 12:09 pm

@Pseudonym_ – Thank you so much for the offer! :D Unfortunately, it’s not the art that’s the time-eater, it’s putting the art, story, and animations together in Flash. I’ll definitely keep your offer in mind though! And, thanks for the page warning! I’ve taken care of it and the site is clean. Just waiting for Google to approve my review request :D

Joe on September 21, 2013 at 2:20 pm

Joe, if you’d like me to create any custom music for your animations, I’d be glad to do so!

Skye Wint on September 22, 2013 at 10:32 pm

So do you have a new comic up for posting after Google finishes their review?

Mike on September 24, 2013 at 5:17 pm


Please make a new one soon… soon, please? :P

This was/is my favourite webcomic, but i haven’t visited your page for half a year because things have been standing so still.

Rasmus Nielsen on September 25, 2013 at 1:59 pm

Joe, I wish it were a false alarm, but you may need to check the site for infection… again. Which is terribly frustrating, though I’m sure it’s more so for you. When I visited this morning, I received a warning from Avast! that it prevented a trojan from executing on the page, rather then the ‘suspicious activity’ warning/block from google, as before. I don’t know if some hacker is trying to take advantage of the site’s pending return to being listed as clean publicly, or if there’s an infectious advertisement or what, but I hope you can get it figured out. I really love your work, and I know this kind of idiocy really throws a monkey wrench in your job, making it harder to focus on the comic itself. If it’s at all helpful, the trojan Avast! detected was JS:Includer-AJE. I wish I could give more details, such as what function, script, or file it’s piggybacking on, but unfortunately that was all I could get out of Avast!, and I don’t have the expertise to go digging through the source view to any meaningful degree. Good luck and Godspeed, Joe.

MaximumCarnage on September 26, 2013 at 8:42 am

Hello again Mr. Trojan.

Skye Wint on September 26, 2013 at 10:29 am

That was a very satisfying neck snap. I want that neck snap as my message tone so that i can get a good feeling inside knowing that bastards get their just desserts.

Marduk on September 26, 2013 at 4:12 pm

So yesterday I named my new dog Scrufflebeck.

OrdinalChaos on September 28, 2013 at 11:56 pm

I like you.

Pseudonym_ on September 29, 2013 at 12:22 am

You really need to get this site fixed, my AVG is screaming murder every time I open this page. It already blocked 4 different types of malware for me. I dunno if it’s any help, but this is what AVG has to say on the matter: http://www.avgthreatlabs.com/website-safety-reports/domain/thepocalypse.com/#analytics

Hreth on September 29, 2013 at 9:25 am

Thanks for letting me know about the virus stuff, everyone! :D (Again, ugh)

I don’t get any Avast warnings anymore, do you? It sucks that I have to manually wipe the site clean after every warning but I’ve been getting a lot of great advice from all of you and I hope to figure this out one day haha :D

@OrdinalChaos – Ahh! Awesome!! You gotta send me a pic, please! I’d love to post a picture of a real Scrufflebeck :D

Joe on September 30, 2013 at 8:30 am

Me too now with the viruses,im getting multiple AVG messages saying its a blackhole root kit. To get this far without being blocked by avg was a challenge!

Wayne27uk on September 30, 2013 at 9:10 am

Yeah blackhole exploit Joe, luckily now Im getting protected by AVG but its everytime I come on before google stopped it but that seems to be sorted and now this, sucks for you Joe.
Just anyone here without AVG or any other protection, get it check now.

Pauric on October 1, 2013 at 4:26 pm

Yo Joe, I’m getting warnings again :/ These are dark days for the pocalypse…

Anonymous_Jr on October 2, 2013 at 6:24 am

You know something is wrong when you get more viruses than updates.

bobsickle on October 2, 2013 at 11:31 am

@bobsickle: The viruses are from the ads, just so you’re aware. A sign that Google Adwords really needs to purge its databanks, I’d say.
Although it’s sad that Pocalypse is the only webcomic I read doing this. Real shame. But at least I’ve seen this scene already so I’m not missing anything as of yet.

Neospector on October 2, 2013 at 8:22 pm