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

Quick Update! :D 03/02/2014

by Joe

Made it! Thanks for waiting, everyone! Time for sleep :D

Enjoy Scene 22 – “I’m No Hero”! Dedicated to Tio Ba for being awesome! :D

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Wow, Joe you always have a way with suspense. Can’t wait to see what happens next!

Anonymous_Jr on March 2, 2014 at 4:34 am

LoL at the scream sound XD

Anyhow, great scene, though I must admit I look forward to something more happening, it’s starting to feel a bit like the filler episodes in Dragon Ball Z. No offense meant.

I hope everythings well with you Joe :)

Rasmus Nielsen on March 2, 2014 at 6:15 am

Dat scream doe.

Also, good thing Bernie’s not a genius or anything, or Jake would have some problems… Wait a minute, wrong way around.

KingBreaker on March 2, 2014 at 11:32 am

Good job joe! I was finally waiting for the next scene.

Robert Nava on March 2, 2014 at 12:37 pm

@Joe – When will go back to greybanes story?

PS. Greybane is one of my favorite characters in TP :P

OhHiThere! on March 2, 2014 at 12:44 pm

Just a suggestion but why not do a soap opera style “previously on the Pocalypse” to show people what happend in the last few episodes to recap because these lengthy gaps make me forget some of the story,could be like a few mini clips of the most suspenseful moments in a little 20second montage,just an idea.

Wayne28uk on March 2, 2014 at 2:10 pm

*most suspenseful moments of the last few episodes*

Wayne28uk on March 2, 2014 at 2:11 pm

Great work, as always. Don’t let the others rush you with the story, you tell it at the pace it needs to have.

LonePaladin on March 2, 2014 at 10:31 pm

i would hate that, wayne.
make it optional, maybe.
but it would cause joe to take more time inbetween updates to compose, probably.

Robert on March 2, 2014 at 11:25 pm

So when will the next chapter be out

Sabastian on March 3, 2014 at 1:01 am

@Sebastian next month…. sadly

Binn05 on March 3, 2014 at 5:45 am

Those exist every chapter, at the end, as recaps for what has happened recently, although more as a talk show than operatic style. that could be interesting. looking at the scene number, I think we may be near the end of this one (either that, or right in the middle of it, looking at previous chapter scene counts)

SomeGuy on March 3, 2014 at 12:42 pm

Just to lighten things up
How do you prevent Bull from charging? Take away its credit card. If that wasn’t enough heres this
Can April March? No but April May, You may think that wasn’t punny, but July. And finally…
A man kills a deer and takes it home to cook for dinner. Both he and his wife decide that they won’t tell the kids what kind of meat it is, but will give them a clue and let them guess. The dad said, “Well it’s what Mommy calls me sometimes.” The little girl screamed to her brother, “Don’t eat it. Its an asshole!

Niko on March 3, 2014 at 6:22 pm

omg this helped waiting for the next update so much

impatient reader on March 3, 2014 at 8:54 pm

Ok, first of all you’re not helping anybody, secondly, I am just trying to bring something back and brighten the mood. Obviously you know nothing about being happy or having fun, because most people don’t consider fun, coming on to a website and being an asshole.

Niko on March 4, 2014 at 5:02 pm

His sarcasm may have been rude, but insulting him like that and leaving such an angry comment did nothing more to contribute to lighten this up. In fact, I feel that it did the exact opposite.

Jason Splendor the Fabulous on March 6, 2014 at 7:35 pm

Only just came back after forgetting about this completely. Was watching The Walking Dead and The Pocalypse just popped into my head. :) It’s awesome you’re releasing more. Can’t wait for more. :P

The Khan on March 7, 2014 at 9:50 pm

Joe was that your scream lol

Miko on March 8, 2014 at 2:23 am

@Miko – Haha, no, that was a woman’s scream. I have more of a little girl’s scream :D

Joe on March 8, 2014 at 2:44 pm

Whatever happened to Andrius and Cross? Probably a long pause so we don’t need to watch several scenes of ocean travel but I’m curious how they’re doing.
Also, I was convinced the soldier returning home was Bernard Sr’s flashback until this scene… now I’m terrified and curious! NH is in trouble if this guy makes it back!

Dyl on March 10, 2014 at 4:46 pm

I just realized something, they have arcade games in Bernies house.

Niko on March 12, 2014 at 12:47 pm

Hi everyone.
Some can say me whats up with The Pocalipse defense 2?

Kuru on March 14, 2014 at 4:07 pm

@Kuru – Thanks for asking! TPD2 is still in development but it’s moving at a slow pace since we’ve got full-time jobs and other projects to do to pay the bills. I know it’s been an insanely long process (*cough* Duke Nukem Forever *cough*) but I do want to release it :D It’s been my unicorn since we announced it!

Joe on March 14, 2014 at 4:23 pm

Unicorns dont exist,therefore there is no game! RUN FOR THE HILLS JOE IS TELLING PORK PIES!

Wayne28uk on March 15, 2014 at 8:01 am

No JOE! Dont compare TPD2 to DNF! That game bombed when it finally came out remember? Even hard core fans of the Duke hated it. You just laid a mighty jinx upon your head!

Hyattsminion on March 16, 2014 at 10:59 am

Thanks for the fast answer Joe, I am glad to hear that it is still in development and not canceled.

Kuru on March 16, 2014 at 3:02 pm

MAAAN!! thanks a lot! Awesome scene by the way!

Tio Ba on March 16, 2014 at 5:24 pm

I’m dropping this series. The plot is semi-interesting and the release schedule is horribly slow. It had a good run though.

Christofer on March 26, 2014 at 1:43 pm

Joe…this is an incredibly important thing…I feel it’s been on everyone’s mind since it first happened. We have a right to know…what’s the recipe to Rosa’s tacos?

The Fabulous Fabric Fallacy on March 26, 2014 at 8:59 pm

@ The Fabulous Fabric Fallacy – Haha! Only Rosa knows! And can she still make them in her current condition?

Joe on March 27, 2014 at 11:40 am

I sure would hope so :D

The Fabulous Fabric Fallacy on March 27, 2014 at 4:01 pm

Oh yeah, I just remembered, Bernie mentioned things underwater, and since I decided to read from the beginning to now, I just saw the giant underwater shadow when that guy who Cross and Andy tricked, and will there be any underwater arcs or something?

The Fabulous Fabric Fallacy on March 27, 2014 at 5:38 pm

I think I am done too. You are losing fans quick, and I am not going to wait months for
this to come out.

Niko on March 28, 2014 at 9:55 pm

Up to you, but I think you will eventually come back and read what you have missed, because this series is still worth reading no matter how slow updates are ;)

On a different note, I’m not sure if I’d try tacos made by Rosa now… she might have developed a different concept of taste :P http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blood_%28food%29

Francesco on March 29, 2014 at 8:57 am

Well, it’s been about a year since I last checked this….. The 6 new updates look great. Guess if I remember this exists in another year I’ll come back for 6 more.

I have said it before, it’s a good story but at this rate, it’s not worth looking into but maybe once a year. Sorry Joe, if you could find a way to update more often that would be great. But I understand your busy, this isn’t your life, it’s a hobby.

stimepy on March 29, 2014 at 7:19 pm

In any case, I appear to be eating tacos today :D

The Fabulous Fabric Fallacy on March 31, 2014 at 5:15 pm

i thought what happened to annika was the worst thing that ever happened. then i watched the himym finale. joe, you’re not even close to being that cruel. keep being you, man

narnianerd on April 1, 2014 at 7:33 pm

Today is my birthday. Present: awesome Pocalypse T-Shirt.

Tavaristaniqua on April 2, 2014 at 7:44 pm

Man… Joe, we know that you have a really busy life… But you are losing fans. Really. Find a way to speed up the series or just tell us it is over.

FriedPotato98 on April 3, 2014 at 11:06 pm

Please, don’t speak for everyone in here. “Find a way to speed up the series or just tell us it is over”? I’d rather be content with a new scene every six month than seeing this series over before its natural conclusion. If you don’t want to follow The Pocalypse anymore that’s your choice, but please don’t ask Author Joe to give up with his webcomic if he cannot accomplish to release updates more often.

Francesco on April 5, 2014 at 7:03 am

A little tip from your elders people.

“I want doesnt get”

A quote from my elders,long story short if you keep pestering joe it will make him more determined NOT to make a scene (probably). I know i wouldn’t anyways till a little gratitude came my way!

Wayne28uk on April 5, 2014 at 11:12 am

Joe, don’t listen to the nay-sayers. Do the story at your pace, however long it takes. Keep up the good work.

Dwisp McBea on April 8, 2014 at 12:05 pm

Author Joe, don’t worry about people who leave the comic over lack of updates. Yes, whilst you lose fans, you also know that you are putting the best scenes you can out on the internet. As a long time fan, I don’t mind that we have large waits between updates. All I want to see is this comic as good as it can be.

shalidar13 on April 8, 2014 at 5:05 pm

@ narnianerd – Haha, I don’t watch HIMYM but I have heard some… less than favourable reviews about the ending :D
@ Tavaristaniqua – Eee! Awesome! Post/send some pics if you want (hope that didn’t sound too creepy/stalkerish)! :D

Thanks for all the continued support and patience, everyone!

Joe on April 10, 2014 at 1:32 pm

Joe you should make this this into a movie or like a full blown retail game (maybe on steam green light)one that follows the story like rpg styled game or something. (and I’m saying this only having read only up to ch.2)

matthew on April 12, 2014 at 9:50 am

*3 I meant 3

matthew on April 12, 2014 at 9:52 am

Wow, I’m just realizing that at the rate this comic is going, there will only be 8 updates in a year (2 new comics in 3 months, 1 year = 12 months, 12/3 = 4, 4×2=8 comics in a year). So unless any of you are prepared to expect only 6 more comics this year (as of the going rate), then don’t complain, because that’s most likely what we’re going to get. And Joe, take your own pace, but from my experience, I have seen many a great other authors who lost huge support over years as their updates began to dwindle to months at a time, until eventually, they stopped the webcomic completely. If it might benefit you, it would probably just be better to call a public hiatus until next year or a much further date (say, many months from now, like November) so that your current fans can know your not going to suddenly stop the comic or get impatient and leave knowing there is now a set date in which it will resume after visiting this site, and it’ll give you time to focus entirely on whatever you need to do right now.

Wowzer on April 14, 2014 at 5:26 pm

Just an fyi avast is reporting a threat detection when navigating to the site again.

Cade on April 25, 2014 at 5:46 pm

@Cade – Thanks for the heads up! I’ve received a few reports and I think the issue’s been fixed :D Can you confirm?

Joe on April 29, 2014 at 11:33 am

I have been a long time fan of The Pocalypse. I’ve read since the middle of 2011 and I still read today (just finished my second re-read, it’s so great and I can’t wait what happens next!) I know you have your own pace and you have a busy life, but just know that I and a ton of other people would really appreciate some sort of update schedule (whether it be once every two weeks or what) or the hiatus idea Wowzer presented. This story is absolutely amazing and the last thing I want to happen is for it to be forgotten through lack of updates. Of course, there are fans who will continue reading, like me, but I just hope you can put more time into this story when you’re able before it threatens to remain unfinished. To me, it seems like we’re entering a climax of sorts. You can taste the ending unfold but it still has some ways to go. This is a really bad place to be inactive, because readers in the future (also potential supporters of your games) will be sucked in and be really disappointed when they learn the last update was months upon months ago.
I hope everything is going fantastically on your end. Your skills are amazing and I’m so happy to be able to see and play this art online. I will continue to be a fan regardless of how slow the updates are, but I’ll also let you know how I feel. I just hope you will be able to find more time and give us more info on how your progress is going so we don’t feel lost and forgotten either.
Thanks, Joe.

Jadey on April 29, 2014 at 6:29 pm

Aye the weak zombified version of the last time has been put beneath the coded earth once more to become little bits of code again hopefully to grow into a useful web page but we all know it’s just going to end up and yet another banner add or cat video

Cade on April 30, 2014 at 7:43 pm

I originally read The Pocalypse until it had stopped at the March 2013 chapter, “Under Attack”. I just couldn’t stop reading, it was wonderful. However, I chose a bad time to read through the story; you had just hit a slow patch. I read the next five chapters as they came with the new updates. Finally, I decided that I would wait a long time, then come back. I was thrilled by two new chapters…

…But I was kind of hoping that the slow period was temporary, and would be over after when I came back to The Pocalypse. I was a little disappointed, but after talking to myself, I realised that people have lives. I hope you can forgive a fan’s desperate impatience. I CAN’T WAIT FOR THE NEXT CHAPTER!

The Pocalypse is one of the most wonderful stories (overall — whether being compared to other webcomics, or any other type of story) that I have ever read. You are awesome, Joe; keep it up!

TheZnayx on April 30, 2014 at 9:11 pm

Without meaning to hurry you or anything, Joe, is there any chance we could get an update on the next scene? It’s been two months today, and both of those months have felt very, very long without this comic. :v

Thanks for the consideration!
Keep it up!

Augusta on May 2, 2014 at 6:58 pm

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yue on May 10, 2014 at 1:40 am

@ Yue – I had the same error,i just quickly closed the web page and went along my business.

WM28UK on May 11, 2014 at 7:32 am

Thanks for letting me know about the new malware! Should be gone now and I’ve installed new security :D Let’s hope it works!

Joe on May 11, 2014 at 8:45 pm

Any news on a new chapter or the Tower Defence game?

Nathan on May 12, 2014 at 10:18 am

@Nathan No

Kuru on May 14, 2014 at 9:06 pm

Well, it’s been a while since I last commented. Hi. Also bye, it’s really late and I need to sleep. Keep up the work Author Joe, I know it’s hard finding time for this, but you sure are doing the best you can.
Raj the turtle says hi everyone.

Damian Dante on May 15, 2014 at 12:18 pm

Come on already! We want the next part please… Do not keep us waiting anymore

Ivan07 on May 25, 2014 at 10:38 am

(:O) A New Scene?!??!! GASP

ZachW on May 27, 2014 at 5:12 pm