The first extra page of the kickstarter is COMPLETE! Matrix shows off how ramming huge swords into the ground ain’t no big thang, and what’s that in the bush? a Red Ryder bb gun??
Great page! Love the energy in the first three panels!
BAROOSH!: The single-player version of KADOOSH! For when you’re sick of chopping down trees and just want to teach that dirt a lesson.
Seriously though Matrix, what did that chunk of turf ever do to you?
It got in her way!
There are many trees but only one ground.
This sword is like a minecraft multitool – good for chopping wood, digging dirt, crushing rocks, crushing infantry… except it has not been upgraded to mine Natakus and other minerals harder than obsidian.
Just don’t dig below you. One scoop, and you dig straight through the bedrock, and fall into the void.
Oh, oh, is it a slightly smaller ridiculously big sword? I hope it’s a slightly smaller ridiculously big sword.
That would go along with her implication that Cho should develop the 999 Fists of Fury technique.
The hilt is fitting with a sake bottle to endear him to the more reasonable sword.
That would be a quality feature upgrade.
… until he tries sword swallowing, to get the last drop.
Cupholders are all the rage on new rides these days.
You’ll sword your eye out!
I knew this was coming!
I like how Matrix took care of everyone else in one or two pages each, and now here she is on the 8th page of trying to get through to Ken.
This is because Ken is a more complex and nuanced character. Or he a stubborn jackass. One or the other.
Why is this an either/or scenario, exactly?
Kabuki is pretty complex and nuanced.
-insert “whynotboth.jpg” here-
Seriously, if there is any character out there in fiction these days that fits the bill of “stubborn jackass who is also complex and nuanced (plus occasionally drunk)”, it’s definitely Ken.
Oh and, uhm, hey Matrix. Isn’t there a “no meddling” rule you’re supposed to be following or something?
That got thrown out the window, remember? Lex saw Yori’s sword and said “you know what, everyone’s going to die to guns anyway, so do whatever you want besides directly saving someone’s life.”
Occasionally drunk? He’s drunk whenever possible! Which is less often than he’d like when they’re wandering around a forest . . .
I feel a great sadness at the changing of Ken’s Zanbatō
Life is change. Maybe he won’t lose it forever!
Alright then. Make it so.
Triple-wield? I think some anime went even further, wielding five or more swords at the same time.
“Triple-wield” in “One Piece” (“Zoro”), and “7-wield” in “Naruto Shippuuden” (“Killer B”).
Technically also in One Piece there was that octopus that was doing 8-wield.
Really? Guess I missed that one; I’m not a huge “One Piece” fan, I just remember the basics.
Man, she is just handing out free swords to the core 4 like crazy.
I don’t think Ina or Cho would take one, but with this crowd, you never know…
Cho seems to like handouts, actually!
“1000 fists of fury…AND A SWORD, BITCHES!”
I know right
I can see Ina using a ladylike ninja fan, though. Y’know, one of those with hidden wires or razor sharp edges or something.
Palette-swaps for everyone!
Obviously, this is the 4’s swords adventure!
Ohhhh I hope its an even bigger sword or at least a light saber!!!
Maybe a BIG light saber, why not!
wait I got it matrix found out that the Daisuke were mandalorians like Boba fett and its actually mandalorian helmit Armor and blaster!!!
Fast Ken vs. Unrusty Yori
More like Fast and Furious Ken.
We’re gonna need sequels, LOTS of sequels.
The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Ken
You’ll slash your eye out!
Or at least someone else’s. Preferably, a lot of someone else’s.
Introducing: the european bidenhander. Or maybe the Miaodao ?
Whatever it will be, the age of manga-ish swordplay seems to be over.
Pfft. If that alternative sword is slightly smaller than Ken’s current sword/KADOOSHER-OF-DOOM, who says he can’t use both weapons at once?
I mean, other than those pesky suspension of disbelief and realism thing-a-majigs…
It’s a Red Ryder BB Gunblade! Designed by Leonheart Corporation as a gift to one of Matrix’s friends…
Turns out Matrix and Yumiko are super-close and this whole chat is a clever plan to get Yumiko another priceless Daisuke relic.
Anyone with me on that?
For you, Xinef, because I can only upvote a comment once:
… I’m going to hide all my Death Stars.
Like… right now.
-cut to image of Lex and Matrix-
Lex: Really Matrix? Really?
Matrix: You said I could do anything I wanted other than saving someone’s life. That was the rule.
Lex: ……………… *grumble*
Ken with a lightsaber would actually be better. He wouldn’t know what to do with an X-Wing, except pick it up and hit somebody with it.
At least if he crashed it in a swamp he wouldn’t require the Force to get out.
Yes he would… BRUTE FORCE
“The Force is strong with this one.”
Upon further review…that picture is awesome!!! 😁
She is totally not meddling much.
Nope, not much; not much at all.