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

The Wait is Finally Over :D 06/24/2013

by Joe

Hello again! Thank you, thank you, thank you to all of you who stuck around and waited over 3 months for this update :D The enormous down-time made me think about when I used to do a scene three times a week and it reminded me of how much my life has changed in thee last couple of years. Thanks for all the support this whole time! All of you are the reason I make this comic and while I’ll keep making it, scene by scene :D

So! Updates! Let’s start with TPD2!

The game is still in production but, as you know, the game is created by two people, me and Rich. We both have lives to support and we both have had to find other projects to fill that immediate need. I have found a job that lets me be creative and I enjoy the people I work with. Luckily, it has allowed me to put food on the table these last few months. Rich, of course, is in the same boat of having to support himself and his family. So, Rich and I have kept our beloved team project at a slow pace but it is still in production. Again, I want to thank all the funders from the bottom of my heart for your amazing support and your unbelievable patience. You will see TPD2 one day and you will get everything you paid for and deserve :D

As for The Pocalypse itself, I was able to do a live stream of me creating this scene on Justin TV :D Thank you to everyone who made it out! It was great chatting with you! I’d love to do it again and maybe next time I’ll actually speak via my mic and maybe we can play something, instead of watching me click buttons for 4 hours :D If you want to watch the stream, I think your can view the replay on my channel: http://www.justin.tv/thepocalypse. That’s where I’ll be streaming from now on so stay tuned for future streams!

I’m not sure how long we’ll have to wait for the next scene but I don’t think it’ll be 3 months again!

A huge THANK YOU goes out to Dominic Longden, who created the song in this scene! :D

Enjoy Scene 17 – “Broken Reunion”!

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

EDIT: I’ll be live streaming the creation of the next scene on Sunday, August 4 at 4:00PM EST on my JustinTV channel! (http://www.justin.tv/thepocalypse) Hope to see you then! :D

EDIT: Streaming now! :D http://www.justin.tv/thepocalypse Stream’s done! Thanks to everyone who joined me! :D I’ll be posting the next scene soon!

after dismissing the Lieutenant, the Mayor says “…Ah Bernard….if YOU only you were with us.” Looks like we didn’t catch all of the sentences last night :)

ogr8bearded1 on June 24, 2013 at 1:18 am

Another amazing comic Joe, it was well worth the wait.

quadspell on June 24, 2013 at 1:20 am

1st reply in a long time

K on June 24, 2013 at 3:19 am

…no… Annika… why

Keir on June 24, 2013 at 3:23 am

OMG. Just OMG. (Thanks for the update Joe) OMG.

Jaison on June 24, 2013 at 3:26 am


Razn150 on June 24, 2013 at 3:42 am

This was definitely worth the wait. Keep up the good work.

LonePaladin on June 24, 2013 at 3:54 am

oh thats Brilliant!

The Doctor on June 24, 2013 at 4:00 am

Holy sh*t

Dagzter on June 24, 2013 at 4:29 am

Hole e weinerschnizel!

Davey on June 24, 2013 at 4:32 am

Hell, it’s about time!

robert on June 24, 2013 at 4:35 am

Waited 3 months to see how Annika died. Surprising as always ^^. Next scene Joe will show his true power to stop Victor

SilverMaxy on June 24, 2013 at 4:36 am

Oh shit Joe XD

biperfuture on June 24, 2013 at 4:57 am

Noooooo NOo No !!!! Joe you are so good. the is why i wait.

Chris on June 24, 2013 at 4:58 am

Whoo! She got SHANKED by a huge metallic object!

Blaze on June 24, 2013 at 5:50 am

Annika ;________;

If Joe can’t defeat Victor at this point I won’t care if Doc, Rosa and the plant will have to kill both of them…

Amazing scene Joe, it was worth waiting for it!

Francesco on June 24, 2013 at 6:12 am

Duuuuuuuuude, harsh. Will we have to wait 3 months again for another cliffhanger? You’re killing us Joe…

Angelo on June 24, 2013 at 7:48 am

just when you think you know how its going to go…..you actually don’t. great scene!

lukas Lee on June 24, 2013 at 8:21 am

Poor poor Joe (The comic one), I hate to see him cry. I hope Annika survives.

The Khan on June 24, 2013 at 8:30 am


zach on June 24, 2013 at 9:00 am

And a manly tear was shed that day

Pseudonym_ on June 24, 2013 at 9:08 am

well technically she could live so long as he missed vital organs… but joe would have to defeat victor.

mouseman on June 24, 2013 at 9:24 am

Sorry to be that guy, but I think you spelt “had” when you meant “hand”
“On one had, just looking at my sister is reason enough to end your life…”
Great episode nonetheless though..was not expecting the end :(

Vlash on June 24, 2013 at 9:24 am

Ok, Joe. Seriously? God damn it! You better do the old
“Not dead just badly injured and will heal” trick. I’ve been waiting for so god damn long, before the hints were obvious. You know I have!

Highcalibur10 on June 24, 2013 at 9:25 am

How…could you…?

Good episode but man…..I’m sad now and STILL CONFUSED!!!!!

Bliss on June 24, 2013 at 11:24 am

Well…I…um…I have nothing to say.

Neospector on June 24, 2013 at 11:34 am

Shit’s about to get serious guys… remember that joe only needs a good emotional reason to unleash his true powers! next scene will have a fucking huge battle with lots of that lightsaber-like sound and blocks and shit flying around

Tio Ba on June 24, 2013 at 11:44 am

S^&* just got real… I think Bad Joe is going to get ripped apart…

Along with New Hammerston… >.>; yipe

Cori on June 24, 2013 at 11:48 am

hey Joe, it’s me from the livestream. I’m here to fix another error :D When Joe was at the “pretty boy”, and thinking about when he should kill him or not, you typed “On one had,” when it should be “On one hand”

HellTeKid on June 24, 2013 at 12:09 pm

omgggggggggggggggggg….. im ardy imagining like a 101 possible scenes to follow up!!! DDDDD:

Khayne on June 24, 2013 at 12:23 pm

“I wouldav been your sister Joe,but i took an arrow to the knee”

Wayne26uk on June 24, 2013 at 12:38 pm

GODDAMNIT JOE. XD It was going so well! Ish.

SmallMedic on June 24, 2013 at 1:11 pm

Congratulations Joe. You are a true artist. Please, don’t stop making new scenes!

Orockin on June 24, 2013 at 2:07 pm


kitty bee on June 24, 2013 at 2:59 pm

Well we are just through a 3 month old cliffhanger… to end with another cliffhanger. Typical Pocalypse, but that’s why I enjoy it. :) The best post-apocalypse series next to the Walking Dead.

Otter on June 24, 2013 at 3:26 pm

Joe that scene was by far worth it in my opinion and was one of the best you have made. i may be saying this because of such a long wait but none the less really well done on this scene

MrHappy on June 24, 2013 at 6:11 pm


OrdinalChaos on June 24, 2013 at 7:37 pm

Thanks for the catches, everyone! Fixed :D

Joe on June 24, 2013 at 8:11 pm

I do not know how to react… To love or hate you Author Joe. You came back after so long! But, you HAD to do that. Why? Goddamnit, WHY ANNIKA? Make her survive. Please. Just… Please.

FriedPotato98 on June 24, 2013 at 8:17 pm

I am almost certian that joe is going to rip victor apart

RedExodus on June 24, 2013 at 9:27 pm

I vote that Joe, after kicking Victor’s ass in the dream world, expels Victor into nearby Raj the turtle. Unbenounst to Joe, Raj has Victor’s brain, so therefor, Joe takes the turtle with him as a per along with Scruffbeck. However, due to theweakness of Victor from his fight with Joe as well as the weak mental capacity of a turtle, Victor cannot break away from Raj’s body, at least not immediately. Who seconds this motion?

Pseudonym_ on June 24, 2013 at 9:54 pm

Hello. And Bye.

XRumerTest on June 24, 2013 at 11:25 pm

It’s the red wedding all over again.

Brad on June 25, 2013 at 12:47 am

Pseudonym, firstly thank you for being the first person to bring up raj the turtle. and second of all your motion has been seconded by me. and surely more will join the raj the turtle idea of yours

Samuel on June 25, 2013 at 2:21 am

Pseudo what is the deal with Raj the turtle?

Dagzter on June 25, 2013 at 3:02 am

“I am. You have my word.”
*looks toward the top right*
Hey look! I wonder what idiots said “Dude, it’s a zombie apocalypse! Let’s set up a table and some couches and watch some portable TV out in the open!”

I'll Eat Yourself on June 25, 2013 at 4:16 am

*Sees the end of the video*

I'll Eat Yourself on June 25, 2013 at 4:22 am

Welp, Raj the turtle gets Victor’s brain, after a long, intense battle that takes several scenes. Then they go after more vamps and zombies and zompires and machines and also we’re forgetting two certain zompires halfway across the ocean headed to Europe

Damian Dante on June 25, 2013 at 7:14 am

Is Qrotesque supposed to be grotesque?

MrHappy on June 25, 2013 at 10:00 am

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO Joe good one, but u cant make me wait 2 month to see what happen, hell that was too good

Dranlord on June 25, 2013 at 10:59 am

fun joe dissapeard evil joe just sealed his fate and confused as hell joe will now be pissed off


I’m glad I keep checking on this comic. Hopefully you’ll have enough free time to make another one soon, Joe.

Prince Platypus on June 25, 2013 at 1:38 pm

Wow, that was a nice scene for all our waiting. Congrats. :D

binn on June 26, 2013 at 1:12 am

dagzter, the answer to your question is in the episode before this. go there and read the comments, that is where raj the turtle began

Samuel on June 26, 2013 at 3:47 am

The ending pierced my heart T^T

Alexis on June 26, 2013 at 5:27 am

I read em. They dont explain much though. Is Raj like a thing from somewhere or is it out of pure randomnesss.

Dagzter on June 26, 2013 at 7:44 am

@Alexis Was that a joke?

Erik on June 26, 2013 at 12:06 pm

Dude!… Why?

Oddliver on June 26, 2013 at 12:53 pm


Starr on June 26, 2013 at 1:23 pm

Totally worth the wait.

Surin on June 26, 2013 at 3:14 pm

Dagzter it was pure randomness. But now it actually seems like a good idea.

Damian Dante on June 26, 2013 at 9:50 pm

Yay, the comic is back, the comic is back!! But Annika…… WHYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY?!?!?!

Kiera on June 26, 2013 at 10:38 pm

That son of a…. Will he ever understand that the power of chaos will never help things…. Annika….

Zael on June 26, 2013 at 10:46 pm

OH FUCK!!!!!!

Timstro59 on June 26, 2013 at 10:57 pm

HOLY SHIT! I did not see that coming! :O DAMMIT JOE, MY FEELS!

SilentCobra on June 27, 2013 at 10:04 am

Yay! Comic! *reads. gets to end. gasp* NO! ANNIKA!!!!!!

KIWI on June 27, 2013 at 3:34 pm

Annika, why T-T..

Neoplasm on June 28, 2013 at 12:58 am

Victor, you *******, you should not have harmed Annika. Joe will tear you apart now

shalidar13 on June 28, 2013 at 12:51 pm

Goodbye Victor, it was nice knowing you … well not really but I thought I should be nice to a dead man.
I have to admit Author Joe, you keep the anticipation to a maximum, excellent, excellent work and hope the next one will be soon.
You’ve got fans here in Ireland anyway that’s all I want to say.

Pauric on June 28, 2013 at 4:01 pm

something tells me Joe is about to power up big time.

Henry Valdez on June 28, 2013 at 5:56 pm

I waited more than 3 months. This is me and OJ’s reaction: FFFFUUUUUUUUUU good scene all in all.

Edward on June 28, 2013 at 8:19 pm

Though I think this is the first time I’ve heard that guy’s last name…
Adair, huh? I wonder where Grisia is? :P

I’m going to bet on Joe going psychoNova on Victor and manhandling him severely while Annika is being helped out. her dying at this point of the story would be a bit dumb in my opinion… If Joe were the type of person to suddenly kill characters Mayor Ludo would’ve died long ago!

NeoWarrior on June 28, 2013 at 10:57 pm

die bitch die. thats what you get for wasting 3 months

die bitch on June 29, 2013 at 9:31 pm

I noticed something, Joe’s powers all end up being green while Sam/Rosa’s is white.

Sam’s playing a trick to make Joe kill Bad Joe, I just know it! Now I just have to wait a few months for it to be confirmed!

P.S. I miss the three updates a week… :[ This slow pace is killing me, but at least it’s still alive.

Waitedthreemonthswaitanotherfour on June 29, 2013 at 11:51 pm


you bitch on June 30, 2013 at 4:07 pm

Anyway, awesome episode, A.J.(Author Joe). ‘Twas well worth the wait!

Micaela on June 30, 2013 at 8:17 pm


sykes on July 1, 2013 at 12:11 am

I Think I just died a little bit

Nathan on July 1, 2013 at 3:50 pm

and now joe will go apeshit, batshit, and every other kind of crazy there is.

Lil'T on July 1, 2013 at 6:24 pm

Thank you for updating, and not so thank you for such a dick move with this cliffhanger, i mean, if you were like updating weekly it woulnt be so bad, but we have no idea when you will give us next chap…

FireREGS on July 2, 2013 at 1:46 am

@ Fire – Life sucks get over it

Wayne26uk on July 2, 2013 at 12:22 pm

Oh no he didn’t! Because that’s just cruel.

Niko on July 3, 2013 at 2:29 pm


Artemis456 on July 5, 2013 at 5:23 pm


JT on July 5, 2013 at 8:21 pm

I can’t wait 3 months again to see what’s going to happen ):

Tio Ba on July 5, 2013 at 8:34 pm

I hope you are happy, Victor.
Because now, you are going to fucking die.

Supaserrin on July 6, 2013 at 3:46 pm


anon on July 6, 2013 at 5:04 pm

Monthlywaitguy says we will wait another month again D:

Monthlywaitguy on July 7, 2013 at 8:04 am

So killing someones sister isn’t cruel?

Niko on July 8, 2013 at 1:47 pm

How do you make your name glow and,
q: Whats the difference between an orange?
a: a duck because a vest has no sleeves.

Niko on July 8, 2013 at 1:53 pm

You need to add a link for your website. Also, not sure if part of joke is excluded, or just a parody of a joke.

Pseudonym_ on July 8, 2013 at 7:31 pm

in tdp2 should add an exp level to evety hero so that they can level up and get stronger

lucas on July 9, 2013 at 1:11 pm

Glad to see you back! This episode was great. I absolutely love the storytelling and the fact that it makes you actually sad about what happens means that your doing it right! I also like the touch how you can still hear the burning in the replay screen. Welcome back, Joe! I’ve missed this comic.

Brenkie on July 11, 2013 at 10:42 am

Joe, is this Game of Thrones?

Erik on July 11, 2013 at 3:11 pm

@Brad & Erik – Haha! That’s two Game of Thrones references! I’m flattered! :D

Joe on July 11, 2013 at 8:51 pm

Joe I have to ask, do you already know how you are ending the story or do you know so far into the story or do you just write each episode as it comes to you??

Pauric on July 11, 2013 at 9:20 pm

@Pauric – A little bit of both! I know the general ending (which changes a bit every time I think about it :D) and there are many routes to take to get there. So, I go one scene at a time while I head for the end :D

Joe on July 11, 2013 at 9:45 pm

@Joe Now I have to wonder how far are we from the end… :P (of the comic, not the world :D)

Otter on July 12, 2013 at 12:00 pm

@Otter – We’ve got a loooooooooong way to go :D

Joe on July 12, 2013 at 10:59 pm

Joe, are you planning to add another recap scene at the end of this “chapter” like you did in the past? I loved those!

Francesco on July 13, 2013 at 7:48 am

Well darn. And after she came so far to find Joe and somewhere safe… Possible Joe could overpower Victor here via the protection-ism thing (like with Scrufflebeck) and heal her somehow? One can only hope. Good scene! so much suspense!

Dyl on July 13, 2013 at 8:09 pm

And the wait for the next comic has begun…

JoshuaOHeath on July 15, 2013 at 3:34 pm

@JoshuaOHeath Well the faster Joe finishes that game the faster he can get back on that comic.

SnuggleBalls on July 15, 2013 at 3:45 pm

How long is the next gonna take? We gonna go for a record? :)

Ali on July 15, 2013 at 10:40 pm

Darn, you got ahead of me, JoshuaOHeath.

Sytnos on July 16, 2013 at 11:07 pm

The wait is finally over…..LET THE NEW AND IMPROVED WAIT BEGIN!!!

bobsickle on July 17, 2013 at 4:40 pm

I call it

Pseudonym_ on July 17, 2013 at 7:10 pm

^^^ Now in 3D!

Ali on July 18, 2013 at 4:22 am

OMG. Annika!!!!!!!! Joe!! How dare youuuuu how dare youuu!!!! ;-; Why did you kill Annika?!?! Why OH WHYYYY- PS: please don’t tell me we need to wait a long time again…
The last bit is vary catchy.

Darine on July 18, 2013 at 8:53 am

We want to watch more please XD.

Robert Nava on July 18, 2013 at 11:30 am

Please, come back, pleeeease *_*

binn on July 18, 2013 at 9:34 pm

Raj the turtle, people!

Damian Dante on July 19, 2013 at 1:11 pm

I hope she okay.

Robert Nava on July 19, 2013 at 1:29 pm

I think the more appropriate name for it would’ve been “The wait has begun again”.

The Khan on July 19, 2013 at 9:44 pm

Nah, dudes.
“The Wait for the End of Waits”
Premiers on XX/XX/20XX

NeoWarrior on July 19, 2013 at 10:42 pm

Please i want it to see more!

Robert Nava on July 19, 2013 at 11:20 pm


mouseman on July 20, 2013 at 8:07 am

I’ll be live streaming the creation of the next scene on Sunday, August 4 at 4:00PM EST on my JustinTV channel! (http://www.justin.tv/thepocalypse) Hope to see you then! :D

Joe on July 20, 2013 at 9:50 am

We’ll be waiting for it Joe!

RedExodus on July 20, 2013 at 1:45 pm

15 Days in counting… I only hope that I won’t be too busy playing the best video game ever. Because I do want to see the scene being made, but I also want to play Steambot Chronicles… Oh what to do, what to do…?

Pseudonym_ on July 20, 2013 at 2:25 pm

I thought you meant the wait is over for the next instalment, but having now seen it, I can see that might also be the title for the story…

SEoF on July 20, 2013 at 5:20 pm

0o0 Annika…Will probably not die. The whole inner plot of this story is that Joe would find his sister. I think, in my opinion, that Joe is going to end up in Europe. And the other part of the plot is Victor and whatshisface going to Europe. And another thing I question is, many people don’t ask if Bernard Senior is still alive.I think that Bernard Senior is still alive, in Europe, killing vampires.

hiei on July 22, 2013 at 2:47 am


weaslecrap on July 24, 2013 at 3:21 pm

So many feels… they can’t be controlled…


Connor on July 24, 2013 at 5:09 pm


Rosey8377 on July 25, 2013 at 5:23 am

100000+ for you weaslecrap. Went to the end of the FFFUUUU and I just laughed.

The Khan on July 25, 2013 at 6:59 am

I haven’t looked at the site for over a month, glad I have this to read! Something to do! Yay!

Elizzy on July 26, 2013 at 10:12 pm

@The Kahn: thanks, but I didn’t know I would break the web page, that was just an AWESOME bonus. :D

weaslecrap on July 27, 2013 at 11:56 am

And for another month ~

Monthlywaitguy on July 28, 2013 at 6:07 am

Everyone, I have an idea. Let’s start an RP in the forums. Fill in the blanks of Tevino Dalvak or something. Just SOMETHING to pass the time while we wait for chapters. I have a bit of experience with RPS so I would be willing to run it.

Pseudonym_ on July 28, 2013 at 3:01 pm

Sidenote: I realize we already have many, but I thought we could do one more to hopefully help those of us who don’t participate in the existing RPs think of something besides the lack of updates.

Pseudonym_ on July 28, 2013 at 3:06 pm

Oh my god.
What did I do?

weaslecrap on July 30, 2013 at 5:49 pm

I’m sorry

weaslecrap on July 30, 2013 at 5:50 pm

I’m sorry for this too :P
But I can’t

White_Fire on July 30, 2013 at 9:15 pm

@weaslecrap – Haha, it’s ok :D I edited the super long comments and deleted some others! There’s no real rule about needlessly excessive word length but if you do it, I may delete your comment :D (I should do something about the page formatting too!)

Joe on July 31, 2013 at 11:34 am

Ehem JOE my man its april now and still no comics!!! what the hell man!!!

zur on August 1, 2013 at 12:35 am

@zur – April? And read what Joe posted on July 20 on this page :P

Francesco on August 1, 2013 at 3:36 am

Well Joe, it would seem that, due to certain unforeseen *cough* events, I will be unable to make it to the livestream T_T. Someone! Pester Joe about Raj the turtle!

Pseudonym_ on August 1, 2013 at 11:09 pm

@Joe: yeah, that would be best, I have never seen anything do that before, I would look into it if I were you. AFTER you post an update that is. But at least this time we’re sure you’re working on one. I’ll see you at the live stream. :)

weaslecrap on August 3, 2013 at 1:47 am

oh wait, I missed it…


weaslecrap on August 3, 2013 at 1:49 am

Wait, never mind, ignore my temporary stupid

weaslecrap on August 3, 2013 at 1:52 am

well tomaro weel see the live stream woo hoo

this guy on August 3, 2013 at 1:09 pm

Streaming now! :D http://www.justin.tv/thepocalypse

Joe on August 4, 2013 at 4:18 pm

Crap. Check your site’s banner ads and such. I just got two trojans from here.

NeoDarklight on August 9, 2013 at 1:32 am