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Rapture! 05/21/2011

by Joe

So, the end of the world is coming on May 21, apparently. Eastern Standard Time? It’s been May 21 here in Japan for over 8 hours.

According to this guy, the end of the world is coming on May 21, at 6PM on the International Dateline. So, pretty soon! Just like December 21, 2012, I’m sure most people don’t expect anything to happen, but I’m sure we’re all curious as to see what actually does/will happen. And, I’m sure there are people out there (including myself) that WANT something to happen. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t want to see mass death and destruction, but I want SOMETHING to happen. With all the hype surrounding these dates (especially December 21, 2012), the sun better change colour or aliens better come and say “hey, what’s up?” in their Independence Day-like spaceships.

Honestly, though, I dont expect anything to happen in the next few hours. The above article said it best, so I’m just going to quote them:

“In short, if you add two and subtract for leap year (noting there is no year zero), then multiply by three (because of the Holy Trinity), then you have something infallible. See, he’s done the math. The math is in the Bible. The Bible is infallible. Discussion over.

It’s the magic of arbitrary facts — they start to support themselves after a while.”

Good ol’ arbitrary facts from an old story book that’s chock-full of numbers :D I hope that in 2000 years, people look back on The Pocalypse and deduce that the hexadecimal colour values of Powerfist’s bandana, when added together, pinpoint the precise moment of the implosion of the entire universe!

Anyways, the next scene will be up in a few hours. Just wanted to post something before it’s too late!

Stay safe and smart always, regardless of the date! :D

UPDATE: Enjoy Scene 23 – “Joe’s Better Half”!

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Have a great weekend and SURVIVE! ;D


niko on May 21, 2011 at 9:16 am

One Sunday morning, I found a chronology of apocalipse predictions: it turns out, we (mankind) have been waiting for the end throughout our entire recorded history. What is wrong with us, why do we do this to ourselves? Anyway, next apocalipse is 21 12 2012, and after that, I bet there will be another one…

DramaNoMore on May 21, 2011 at 9:17 am

were all gonna live!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

niko on May 21, 2011 at 9:18 am

when is the next sandra and woo

niko on May 21, 2011 at 9:19 am

4th i love this series :D

dont like sayingname on May 21, 2011 at 9:22 am

I bet when the world(Just mankind to be honest) does end, i bet it’ll be a Monday :D

Anonymous_Jr on May 21, 2011 at 9:30 am

I know not of the rest of mankind, but I intend to go out with a bottle of Cognac in one hand & a good woman in the other…..Thank You For your Aquaintance M.Joe…….may your enemies be forever beneath your heel…….salut & LE BOOM!!!

Ro'Vage St Laurent on May 21, 2011 at 9:41 am

Now I’m not just saying this because I’m on a website about the ‘pocalypse, ok? Don’t anyone dare say that. I want a zombie apocalypse. I really do. Like, I prefer regular life, to be honest, but if I have to choose an apocalypse, that’s the one I’m going to survive. Discuss.

Infinite Virginity on May 21, 2011 at 10:42 am

well.. heh heh heh… i honestly don’t think anything is going to happen but just in case where did i leave my zombie plan

IR0N_F3N1X on May 21, 2011 at 10:58 am

Actually if I was going to choose an Apocalypse to survive it would be a Terry Brooks: Running With the Demon –> Sword of Shannara; Full blown magic coming into world type Apocalypse.
Why? Because I would like to become a Magi of some sort, save people, and fly on the wind!

sh4d0wfl4re on May 21, 2011 at 11:00 am

I don’t know if anyone else noticed, but doesn’t ‘the guy’ mentioned in the post look a LOT like Mr. Burns from Simpsons (pay attention on his shadow)? Just an observation.

Vitor on May 21, 2011 at 11:14 am

@vitor you know what i didn’t notice that till you mentioned it lol

IR0N_F3N1X on May 21, 2011 at 11:21 am

much like 19something when people thought the world was gonna end when the planets allighned. happens all the time, and there’s still some other movies to prove it. apocoliptic era will either come when sun melts the earth when it expands, or when we wipe eachother out with antimatter bombs.

pocoliptic on May 21, 2011 at 12:29 pm

hahaha typical (comic) Joe 10-1 bet he gets slapped in the next episode at least that’s what would happen IRL

IR0N_F3N1X on May 21, 2011 at 1:43 pm

Hmm… I doubt anything will happen. There have been hundreds of thousands of doomsday predictions, most notable by Nostradamus, wich turned out to be wrong. And as for Nostradamus, almost everyone of his other predictions, Including the start of one of the World Wars, was correct.

Mako on May 21, 2011 at 1:59 pm

You know, one of these days people will stop believing all these doomsday foretellings
….. and that year will be the year that the end will finally come

sh4d0wfl4re on May 21, 2011 at 3:35 pm

LOL i was playing football throw it (i think im not good with international times)

mutant hunter on May 21, 2011 at 3:54 pm

I’d like a robot apocalypse, please. Why?

1) In the back of your mind you’d know that we brought it on ourselves by creating the Machines and forgetting to incorporate the three laws of robotics

2) Robots are gonna have lasers. And they’re made of metal. The fights are gonna be awesome.

3) If they win, a superior intelligence will inherit the Earth. And we’d sort of get credit for creating them. Who knows, maybe they’ll incorporate humans into the legends they download to their robo-children?

Grant on May 21, 2011 at 5:03 pm

Hahahaha oh Joe why did you try to marry Rosa with her consent? Anyway, when do we save Greybane pretty please?

Anon on May 21, 2011 at 6:11 pm

hey, why don’t we have a link to pocalypse defense on the main page?

tempest on May 21, 2011 at 6:45 pm

@DramaNoMore – Yeah, these doomsday prophecies will never end. There’s a lot of money and attention in foretelling the end of the world :D
@Anonymous_Jr – Haha, that would be the ultimate case of the Mondays!
@Ro’Vage St Laurent – That is the perfect way to go :D Salut!
@Infinite Virginity – Heh heh, you’re right, I’d rather have zombies in the streets than the earth shaking like a snowglobe and nukes going off next door!
@Vitor – He DOES look like Mr. Burns!
@sh4d0wfl4re – Haha, we’ll call it “Ironicalypse” :D
@Grant – They would also kill us quickly, efficiently and painlessly! No suffering for us! :D
@tempest – I’ll have a “Games” page up one of these days!

Joe on May 21, 2011 at 7:28 pm

Joe, I want to see more Pocalypse comics, I cant wait for monday, please have another day , for a crazy fan :)
Say Hello to your wife and kid from me!

Erik on May 21, 2011 at 8:50 pm

Its common for people to have a part of them hope for an apocalypse to try to be a hero, to feel al that rush and excitement of being the last people on Earth, I personally woul love a pocalypse like we have here, now that would be epic

SpiritOfAdventure on May 21, 2011 at 10:26 pm

HAHA!!! Someone watched the second newest episode of family guy! Stewie says the exact same thing – “kiss him” “you gotta kiss him to wake him up” :P Great scene though, really!

Rasmus Nielsen on May 21, 2011 at 10:48 pm

this is wow i start yesterday reading this because i see green pixel in the game in minijuegos .com so i go to green pixel and it apears the apocalypse so men im so exited for the next part this is a vicio is in spanish because i dont know how to say it inenglish

oscar on May 21, 2011 at 11:24 pm

sh** i connot wait f*** da** so emocionated
please do itt fast

oscar on May 21, 2011 at 11:26 pm

please do the next episode please im gettin my skin burn aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaHHHHHHH blood no really i wanna the next episodeeeeeeeeeeeeeee
and before i didint could say good for your baby

oscar on May 22, 2011 at 2:51 am

da** why i just cant stop commenting wow i wanna next episode !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

oscar on May 22, 2011 at 2:54 am

Haha! “What are Husbands for?” best line to end it with and I’m really glad to have found this webstie just out of sheer boredom to pass the time while looking for a tower defense game and sure enough I found The Pocalypse Defense Game and once I finished it I just had to read the webcomics. Sure enough I fell in love with it and I can’t wait for the next episode, so hurry up and make it Joe!!!!

David =D

FenceHopperDavid on May 22, 2011 at 3:58 am

My favorite Doomsday prophecy was when Nostradamus predicted the world would end in 2000! Sure worked out that way, didn’t it?

Also, still enjoying this comic alongside my other daily commitments which is pretty cool I guess.

Rad Cat on May 22, 2011 at 4:54 am

Finally my comp got back the connection! It’s raining like hell over here in the Caribbean… but enough about me: Rosa was VERY taken aback when Joe said husband!!!!! lol!

NeoWarrior on May 22, 2011 at 5:07 am


Madi on May 22, 2011 at 7:08 am

Im still here 22. May 2.04 germany dude i like the pocalypse have nice day and good night

Raven on May 22, 2011 at 9:05 am

Um, duh. Sam and Dean stopped the Apocalypse. Just hope no one stops The Pocalypse!

Matthew on May 22, 2011 at 9:30 am

It’s okay, Joe, women LOVE being forced into marriages while unconscious. This will end well for you.

Locke on May 22, 2011 at 10:03 am

y is humans obsest with death and zombies

mutant hunter on May 22, 2011 at 11:34 am

I didn’t even know there was an invisible apocalypse happening!
But now, Joe appears fine. This hopefully means Rosa can stay on our side for the time being. Leading to possible riots and whatnot. Coo.

Chaotick on May 22, 2011 at 1:53 pm

i loved that episode

niko on May 22, 2011 at 10:28 pm

wheres jess

niko on May 22, 2011 at 11:15 pm

@mutant hunter-idk probs the smae resun their obsessed wit grammr and spellin it dont make no since.

Willy on May 23, 2011 at 1:03 am

I just want to let you all know the rapture came, there was a great light the heavens opened and a chariot of angels came down. And when they asked me to come with them, I told them I couldn’t because I wanted to see the next The Pocalypse Update. Then the Angels agreed that this comic is so awesome at They would wait another 50 years.

oliver on May 23, 2011 at 1:15 am

Willy, if your going to make fun of other people’s grammar and spelling, then at least spell properly yourself.

lukesf on May 23, 2011 at 1:25 am

Also, oscar, STOP SPAMMING, Joe has more important things to do then make comics constantly, on top of that, he is both married and has a child, the webpage clearly says that he updates on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday so don’t expect him to do early updates unless stated otherwise.

Also, please stop censoring your swearing, there are no children present, and if there are, they would have already heard someone say it multiple times since this is the Internet.

lukesf on May 23, 2011 at 1:34 am

Can’t wait to see how new hammerston copes with Rosa. She’s a vampire who will try to feed on anything with blood should her thirst get out of hand

LAZERSRAWESOME on May 23, 2011 at 4:34 am

@Erik – Thanks for reading! I will say hello :D
@Rasmus Nielsen – Haha! I sure did! I was cracking up after that scene!
@oscar – Thanks for reading! I wish I could do more than 3 times a week :D
@FenceHopperDavid – Welcome! I’m very glad people are finding the comic through the game!

Joe on May 23, 2011 at 10:23 am

I can only see one way out for Joe;
Joe;”Sorry, you kept on saying in your sleep, ‘Mary me, mary me.’ I’m not sure, but I think that it was the hunger deprivation.”
Rosa;”Oh my god.”
Joe;”You actually tried to kiss me.”
Rosa;”Oh my god!”
Joe;”And worse, you started to drool, and there wern’t any rags I could use, so I had to use my bandana.”
Joe;”Yeah, I can still feel that wet spot.”

Musleblast the Ultimate Gamer on May 24, 2011 at 12:23 am

The end of the world may not be the end of the world. The planet will still be a planet possibly. Just we won’t be on it. The end of human resources (water electricity etc.) at the current consumption will happen 2021

LAZERSRAWESOME on May 24, 2011 at 6:04 am


Erik on May 24, 2011 at 8:53 am

thanks joe for answering thanks but if you could im from chile and i dont know what day is for you when what day is for me you can say like ”if for me is monday for you is tuesday” for knowing when day for me its goes a new episode now for me is monday night and i haved ailusion for now please please answer me please for knowing when it goes a new episode d*** sorry for the bad words but your chapters are fucki*** awesome i just wanna explode i would also pay and give all i have for see the next part please answer that in the bbeggining of this comment =DDDDDDDD

oscar on May 24, 2011 at 10:07 am

@Erik & oscar – Haha! I’m going as fast as I can! Please bear with me :D Sometimes the scene will be late, sometimes it’ll be early, but I try my best to post 3 updates a week, usually Monday, Wednesday, and Friday nights, Eastern Standard Time :D

Joe on May 24, 2011 at 10:11 am

please do it i love commenting beacouse i can say what i think and eem i forget what im going to say next so please answer what do the begginingof the other comment please and just wanna say your like my hero just seeing the first episode i say this guy is awesome and looked like this O_O and say o my god also and i think your gonna say like wow this is a stailed or i think that is said like that or vice i dont know just repeating your awesomeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! yeah!!!!!!

oscar on May 24, 2011 at 10:17 am

your fast men
you answer like speedy gonzales

oscar on May 24, 2011 at 10:18 am

im oscar just i changed the name =D

oscar3000 on May 24, 2011 at 10:19 am

every minute a comment XD so your doing the episode so for you is 1019 mornig now answer now please

oscar3000 on May 24, 2011 at 10:22 am

beacause i need to know when is for you now and for me now

oscar3000 on May 24, 2011 at 10:24 am

PD: im refreshing the page every 5 minutes so please answer

oscar3000 on May 24, 2011 at 10:28 am

@oscar3000 – Yup, it’s about 10:30 AM here and the next scene should be up in a few hours (less than 3, I hope!) :D

Also, feel free to e-mail me or join the forums! :D

Joe on May 24, 2011 at 10:28 am

and also ignore if i say bad words or something that irritates you because i jokin because i feel free when i say the things so sorry if anything and also i can still talking about 5 hours more but i going to stop beacause i comment a lot i think your happy about all the comment you have and your happy with me for doing so much commens but also a little bit irritating reading all my comments XD X 1000000000000

oscar3000 on May 24, 2011 at 10:33 am

for me is 21:40 pm (night) beacause that i meant your in the morning so i on thank for answering and for me shuld be updates in tuesday thursday and saturday because in some moments im going to sleep good morning and good night im happy with your answers and knowing that for me is updates tuesday i know just saying to much things so my last comment for now (but next day i see yo in the comment of the others episodes) XD X 10000000000000000000000000000000000000000

oscar3000 on May 24, 2011 at 10:41 am

good morning for you and good night for me (now this is the last =D)

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oscar3000 on May 24, 2011 at 10:45 am

Oscar3000-> Do not post more than one post without someone else posting something afterwards… It is… distasteful… If in need to separate information just use something visible like:

NeoWarrior on May 24, 2011 at 10:46 am

If you’re bored just go read something else while you wait… try http://www.mangareader.net it has a wide selection plus links to the respectives anime’s that accompany the mangas…

Leonardo Del'arovia on May 24, 2011 at 10:49 am

13 COMMENTS IN A DAY THIS NEVER HAPPENS SO WHEN I KNOW ABOUT WHAT IS A FORUM IM GOING TO VISIT THEM =D anyone answerthis beacause im going to do anything for doing this famouse =D i wish i could help you doing the episodes but sure you dont have confianse so i wish you you could do this much easier but i cant do anything more tha n commenting and i dont know more so please i wish you goodnes or somthing like that i speak spanish i dont know to much words in english so by

oscar3000 on May 24, 2011 at 10:54 am

na i will wait until tomorrow for the next episode

oscar3000 on May 24, 2011 at 10:56 am

see you tomorrow

oscar3000 on May 24, 2011 at 10:58 am

…sorry to those who find this comment out of order, but he sure was a weird fellow… that Osc-30

Leonardo Del'arovia on May 24, 2011 at 11:31 am