Comic 50 - Pulling the Politics Tag

6th May 2017, 10:16 PM in Chapter 3: Benthic Life
Pulling the Politics Tag
Average Rating: 5 (3 votes)
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Author Notes:

NeilKapit 6th May 2017, 10:16 PM edit delete
NeilKapit
The cat's out of the bag, and this is why the government-- or at least a collection of corporate identities with influence on the government-- shut down the Wyrecats with extreme force. Do the Wyrecats bear some of the blame for this, trying to force society into utopia without considering the backlash from the status quo? Does it justify the army Lamar's put together, arming thieves and murderers and directing them against this larger evil? And could the allure of superior energy technology ever win out over the perpetual conflicts created by wars over finite resources like oil?

Comic Notes:

Bryce makes a suggestion in the past that couldn't have gone wronger;
http://wyrecats.webcomic.ws/comics/31/

Lamar's "crimes" in the recent past, not seeming quite as clear cut now;
http://wyrecats.webcomic.ws/comics/45/

The initial crisis;
http://wyrecats.webcomic.ws/comics/8/

Comments:

AugustaCaesar 6th May 2017, 10:29 PM edit delete reply
AugustaCaesar
Yes! This ALL makes sense now! DAMN, that last panel! literally :-/
ProfEtheric 6th May 2017, 11:30 PM edit delete reply
ProfEtheric
Sadly, I think this is EXACTLY how the powers that be would handle this...

Are the Wyrecats to blame? Perhaps. Should they have done anything different? Not one bit. Truly, all that is required for evil men to triumph is for good men to do nothing, and you miss 100% of the shots you don't take.

I have hope that one day, hopefully sooner rather than later, true progress will win out over greed. Day after day, that hope is kindled anew as I see how much people are starting to wake the eff up...
melaredblu 7th May 2017, 6:14 AM edit delete reply
melaredblu
"First, by killing our...funding."
"What's with the pause?"
"There was no pause."
"There was definitely a pause."
"Look, do you want to hear the rest, or not?"
"Not if there's gonna be more pauses."
NeilKapit 7th May 2017, 10:55 PM edit delete reply
NeilKapit
The limitations of space in dialogue, be it written or spoken...
TheVoidchildProject 8th May 2017, 12:23 PM edit delete reply
TheVoidchildProject
Oooooh! I'm loving this cloak and dagger turnabout! Hot damn! This feels very JLU (the whole Cadmus storyline which I looooved). Of course this wouldn't happen within a vacuum and going there in your story and challenging the notion of an idealistic but probably also to some extent immature dream world is both brazen and admirable. It's a damn fine example of great storytelling!
NeilKapit 12th May 2017, 5:32 AM edit delete reply
NeilKapit
I loved that story too. And how Amanda Waller, a middle-aged woman with no powers, was able to intimidate the Batman by knowing his secrets and calling him "rich boy". I need to watch all that again.
hipopotamo 9th May 2017, 1:45 AM edit delete reply
hipopotamo
Bog companies and government organizations. The usual suspects.