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I have a question about one of the "Lookouts" comics.

vegeevegee Registered User regular
edited May 2010 in Help / Advice Forum
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In the very last frame, the Lookouts instructor says "I'm sorry, boys," then gets struck by the basilisk.

What is he apologizing for? I remember reading this a long time ago and staring at the comic for a long time, trying to make sense of why he's apologizing.

Thanks.

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    SkulloSkullo Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    I believe he was apologizing for not helping them.

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    UnderdogUnderdog Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    The whole plot was that the ranger was supposed to guide them into getting their basilisk badge. But he had a secret mission he was supposed to accomplish too. One of the boys was not supposed to make it back. So I think he purposely allows himself to be taken out, temporarily, so that the one boy would die. That's why he apologizes, because he led them into a trap. But then it seems like his conscience takes over and he comes back to rescue the boys. I think that's why at the end, he gets remanded by the elders of the village.

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    DHS OdiumDHS Odium Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    It's best to ignore that guest Lookouts comic. Most people hated it, it was just poorly drawn and scripted, and very hard to tell what was going on.

    EDIT: I'm also pretty sure when the books come out, or as they continue it on the web, the guest addition won't be included or considered canon. Gabe & Tycho even admitted it did not go in the direction they would have gone at PAX East. The guest had full control of the story as well as the art, and it wasn't attached to Gabe & Tycho's vision at all.

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    EshEsh Tending bar. FFXIV. Motorcycles. Portland, ORRegistered User regular
    edited May 2010
    DHS Odium wrote: »
    It's best to ignore that guest Lookouts comic. Most people hated it, it was just poorly drawn and scripted, and very hard to tell what was going on.

    EDIT: I'm also pretty sure when the books come out, or as they continue it on the web, the guest addition won't be included or considered canon. Gabe & Tycho even admitted it did not go in the direction they would have gone at PAX East. The guest had full control of the story as well as the art, and it wasn't attached to Gabe & Tycho's vision at all.

    I wouldn't call it poorly drawn at all, just not in the style that people wanted. I prefer Gabe & Tycho's take on Lookouts, but I appreciate the guest art.

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    BelruelBelruel NARUTO FUCKS Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    Esh wrote: »
    DHS Odium wrote: »
    It's best to ignore that guest Lookouts comic. Most people hated it, it was just poorly drawn and scripted, and very hard to tell what was going on.

    EDIT: I'm also pretty sure when the books come out, or as they continue it on the web, the guest addition won't be included or considered canon. Gabe & Tycho even admitted it did not go in the direction they would have gone at PAX East. The guest had full control of the story as well as the art, and it wasn't attached to Gabe & Tycho's vision at all.

    I wouldn't call it poorly drawn at all, just not in the style that people wanted. I prefer Gabe & Tycho's take on Lookouts, but I appreciate the guest art.

    same here, the art in it is beautiful.

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    Bionic MonkeyBionic Monkey Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited May 2010
    Yeah, definitely not poorly drawn. It was very poorly scripted, and confusing to follow though.

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    BelruelBelruel NARUTO FUCKS Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    yeah that I can agree with.

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    KhavallKhavall British ColumbiaRegistered User regular
    edited May 2010
    The art looked good, but i don't think it accomplished its goal of helping the storytelling. It takes way more thought than it should to figure out what's going on in every panel.

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    1/2 man 1/2 bear 1/2 pig1/2 man 1/2 bear 1/2 pig Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    Yeah I'll go ahead and echo what most people said, it was really hard to understand, I still look at and just think "What the hell?" On the art issue, I think the drawing is good, but the color palette was just...ugh, all that pink. So yeah, is there any video of Mike and Jerry talking about Lookouts at PAX, I'm really curious to hear everything they said.

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    DHS OdiumDHS Odium Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    For the most part I do think the art was good (it at least works for her own comics), my poorly drawn comment refers specifically to color palette, poor use of clues for action poses, and dicknoses.

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    SentrySentry Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    It was only poorly drawn in the sense that the art was not really well suited for the format, which made it uncessarily confusing and hard to follow. In any other circumstance though it would undoubtedly be beautiful.

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    LadyMLadyM Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    I just pretend the guest strip never happened. If Gabe and Tycho start directly referencing events in it, then I guess I'll go back and take another look at it.

    Like a lot of people, I found the action in the guest comic hard to follow. So, yeah, maybe not "bad artwork", but "bad scripting."

    I didn't like the whole "scoutmaster was supposed to let one or more of the boys die" thing, either. Looking at the beast in the latest comic, it must be a big uphill battle to survive to adulthood in that forest to begin with. I mean, damn. LOOK AT THAT THING. And on top of that they wanted to purposely let kids die? I hope they're happy when they don't have any young men in the village in ten years. (And if the "Girl Scout" group faces the same type of challenges, no young women either.)

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