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Survivors or Greybane? 05/12/2011

by Joe

SCENE SPOILERS BELOW: Watch the scene first, please! :D

Should Bernie follow the transport machine and try to save Greybane or should he escort Rusty, Annika, and Nathan to New Hammerston? Vote for your choice in the forums! Thanks for voting! :D

Enjoy Scene 20 – “Bernie’s Choice”!

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I vote he follows Greybane. Scrufflebeck can defend the survivors pretty well, while Bernie goes to save Greybane.

Blade on May 12, 2011 at 2:13 pm

Ahhhhhhhh, to hard of a decision! lol

Curator on May 12, 2011 at 2:23 pm

Scrufflebeck is awesome. Need I say more? Have him follow Greybane.

Chaotick on May 12, 2011 at 2:34 pm

Yeah, scrufflebeck knows the way back. Have him lead them to the colony while Bernie follows the BAMF.

Matthew on May 12, 2011 at 2:39 pm

The Mighty Powerpaw can defend some squishies.

Besides, if Bernie helps the other guys, then we have no idea how to help Grey.

I say Scrufflebeck can keep the newbies safe.

Delta Pangaea on May 12, 2011 at 2:47 pm

Wow that is a tough choice, plus Bernie should go with the survivors and get Joe and Jess to come along to the machine base…does he have like tracking darts? Well he did have exploding bullets too hehehehe.

sykes on May 12, 2011 at 3:03 pm

And in a raw twist of fate, scrufflebeck is voted to lead the newbies to New Hammerston only to take them straight into Plant territory. MUHAHAHAHA

seeker2653 on May 12, 2011 at 4:23 pm

I say he makes a plan, he takes the survivors to New Hammerston. Then he gets who ever he can to help, who is strong enough (joe) to come and kick machine butt. :)

Jordi on May 12, 2011 at 5:11 pm

Joe, please be careful with what you put in your little post at the bottom. Itruined the suspense when i already knew greybane had been captured

Mikado on May 12, 2011 at 5:27 pm

@Mikado – Good point! Sometimes I wonder what people view first: the comic or the blog post? In this case, I had to mention the comic in the blog post to announce the new poll, but, you’re right, I totally spoiled the story! Hmm, I don’t like spoiling, so what if I write something like “SPOILERS: Watch the scene first!” before I blog about that day’s update?

Joe on May 12, 2011 at 7:31 pm

The lid of Greybane’s capsule looks like a Pokeball. Nice touch :) (The machines gotta catch ’em all!)

@Mikado But it was strongly implied that Greybane was going to be captured by the last words of the previous episode…

Zach on May 12, 2011 at 9:11 pm

i wonder where bug is????????

mutant hunter on May 12, 2011 at 9:28 pm

@mutant hunter – Bug either escaped or he have been captured. A least i think..
@sykes – I vote for that, he should have some kind of tracking device with him or something

Warlord on May 12, 2011 at 9:39 pm

Uh, graybane is a big boy…the survivors aren’t (relatively speaking)…

CrazyDave on May 12, 2011 at 10:26 pm

Tell the survivors where you’re going, then chase the transporter! Look at how slowly that thing is moving!

First thoughts, Greybane’s gonna get turned into a werewolf/machine hybrid, and we’re gonna see a Vamp-Zombie Machine-wolf showdown in the future O:

Snerky on May 12, 2011 at 11:00 pm

Bernie would consider the survivors of top priority since they are weaker in every term of the word… Did anyone else noticed that the lid of the transport tank resembled a bit a pokeball????? WTF

NeoWarrior on May 12, 2011 at 11:12 pm

i think i would go for the survivers they are wounded weak and i dont think they would make it to the colony will greybane would have some thing they machines from him study him perhaps if they would have wanted him death they would have killed him right there and not transport him

ryan on May 13, 2011 at 12:11 am

Save the survivors, because Rusty doesn’t need to be vindicated.

Aethrys on May 13, 2011 at 12:18 am

i want to know about the machines so scrufflebeck has to tie this one up on his own…

lupus_amens on May 13, 2011 at 1:01 am

What is there to decide? Help the Lycan,Dammit.
Scruffleback can take care of the survivor’s ^^.
There is only one Werewolf so far (and he hasn’t even shown any wolf-form yet),sooo…
…save him Obi-Wan Arbiter you’re our only hope. ;-)

Helhound on May 13, 2011 at 1:11 am

Bernie has to help the survivors, he promised.

Rikion on May 13, 2011 at 1:22 am

haha! “washing machines” XD yeah sure the washing machines are out to kill ous :P

frida on May 13, 2011 at 3:07 am

i would like to say that was not the coolest looking machine i ever saw….but the firepower that it had could of tooken down the hulk….its ugly but heavily f#%king armedXD

scavenger on May 13, 2011 at 4:08 am

I think the survivors would be Bernie’s first priority. However I think he should send Powerfist and Scrufflebeck to save Greybane. Also Scrufflebeck should just be for tracking the werewolf down without getting too close and then Joe can stealth in and save Greybane.

sh4d0wfl4re on May 13, 2011 at 4:32 am

There’s too many things the survivors are unaware of to make it on their own, a huge number of things could go wrong

SpiritOfAdventure on May 13, 2011 at 4:53 am

what happend to bug

ryan on May 13, 2011 at 6:00 am


scufflebeck is gaurding the surviors….trujst him dude…he shoots spikes
and also…joe…being stealthly? HA!!! he is as stealthy as a 40 foot giant with a blow horn yelling look here
and also…what werewolf? becuase i thought joe was chasing a vampire rosa
but eoither way good planning

scavenger on May 13, 2011 at 10:45 am

@Ryan: Probably captured before greybane.

@Shadow: Greybane is a werewolf. This hasn’t been directly stated, but is pretty damn obvious. Joe is allergic to wolves and sneezes around greybane. Greybane has freakin’ claws and can get shot up pretty good without dying.

Aethrys on May 13, 2011 at 12:53 pm

Like always, I predict what happens… then Joe throws a frigging curve ball, that is also a grenade and on fire. Very nice. Keep up the awesomeness Joe.

Alterego1092 on May 13, 2011 at 1:22 pm

My vote, Follow Greybane. He is a good ally to fight by your side, you don’t want him gone. We also know well enough that Scrufflebeck is a good zombie/vampire/zompire repellant, because of the fact he can launch stakes and such.

Anon on May 13, 2011 at 1:28 pm

the dog gos and helps the wolfman and saves the world! (didnt say name to lazy)

mutant hunter on May 13, 2011 at 2:40 pm

I did vote for Bernie to follow Greybane. However i don’t think he will actually do that. The lab/machine city should be days far away of new hammerston and Bernie wouldn’t risk himself in such a mission. If the lab is only a few miles away then New Hammerston is at a serious risk. (Harry has to be repaired, Bernie is away and the former Lietaunant is now a Zompire)

He has brains and heart, 2 things that many people lack in the pocalypse world (and in our own). He wants to rescue Greybane, but he knows that without a rescuing party is merely impossible to infiltrate in a machine city. Then I don’t know how superpowerfull is the new suit to do that mission by himself. However it would be very interesting/valuable for them to know where the base is. Remember someone missing an allmighty dad?

So, in short, he will be back to new hammerston with the survivors, but we ALL WANT TO SEE A MACHINE CITY!!

PD: i blame on joe for leaving that precious puppy behind.

Raynard on May 13, 2011 at 10:05 pm

I say Bernie saves the survivors first. Greybane is a boss, he can care for himself until Bernie gets the time to rescue him.

Locke on May 14, 2011 at 4:27 am

Bernie could follow… but what will he do when he’s at the base? Get squished? No, I say head back to New Hammerston, get some extra awesome weapons, armor and manpower and try to help Graybane.

Yinello on May 14, 2011 at 7:00 am

Think that the best bet would be for Bernie to tag the machine with a dart (or get it’s scent for Scrufflebeck), get the survivors to town, then drag Joe along to see what they could do. At the very least, Joe makes a good diversion. Would be interesting to see what his mental prowess does to machines, if they have any kind of centralized brains.

On an unrelated note, I have a theory about what he does with that. Almost everything he’s done has been proven to happen in the physical world. Does anyone else think there might be areas with unexplained zombie corpses from frying their minds, or zombies walking into walls from the mindcrafting?

Definitely an interesting way to tell a zombie apocalypse story, standing apart from the proliferation of games and stories lately on that theme (tripped across this from trying the game, so figured I’d give it a figurative thumbs up)

Some Guy on May 16, 2011 at 8:17 am