Season 2.17: The Finality, Part III, Sacrifice

The Finality, Part III

We were going to call it ‘Covfefe’, but, well…

Severed Connection

We don’t know how to pronounce the noise in the first frame either. Apparently it turns perfectly decent ravens into some kind of chicken thing.

Last Wrights

…and now we know why Mr. Wright keeps losing his keys.

Meanwhile, Back with the CHORFs…


 Hard Landing

Even worse, he has no books now! Not even No-Awarded ones. Oh, theAsteracea-nity!

 Single Use Only

Press “star” on the door key-pad to rate your Escape Experience (TM)

Due to a hip injury (aging mushrooms and diving-shoulder rolls turn out to be a bad combination) Codex wasn’t sure she’d be able to finish the comic. She ended up doing it old school” as a pen-and-ink drawing. (Here). Accordind to Quizzer, “…proper “motivation” (involving coffee and a whisk – don’t ask) was administered and Codex managed to pull this one out old school. This is the scanned original drawing, which we normally don’t have because everything is digital now. Kids these days.

Color version should be incoming later today or tomorrow, depending on how much more “motivation” is required.”

  Edge of the Wood

Finally, Larry gets to fire his SPG-9!


 Genre Switch

Can anyone loan us an iMac to hack the barrier?

  Last Stands

‘No worries! We’re all plants here!’ will send a shiver down the spine of every gardener.

 Molon Labe

‘Molon Lobby’ is the war cry when defending a Fortune 500 cubicle farm.

 “Full Auto” Kopye

When in doubt, bring moar guns.

 Power of the Mask

And Nate said diamond eye-liner was “weird”…

 Too Many Tentacles

A metaphor for draining the swamp…

  New Leadership

Bernie Bloomers! Get ’em while supplies last!

 Bad Taste

To be fair, this whole strip is in bad taste…



Never take a pair of bodgy roscoes to a gun fight. Also, I’m pretty sure you can get a human-sized version of Larry Bear’s Cazador from J.P Enterprises.


“Grumble, grumble… only fisking allowed… grumble”

On the unlikely chance you missed the full glory of the tactical melon baller, read this. Codex also knows she originally spelled it “zvanok” by mistake.

 Epic Rabbit Action


It’s almost like the universe is trying to kill him… Nahhhhh.


Writing snappy dialogue is a process.


They were going to have snappy uniforms and cute bow ties, too. Alas…


The definition of ‘allies’ has changed, too. Probably.


Goolag “Queering Agriculture” and broaden(?) your mind. Seriously, these folks can apply race and intersectional gender theory to corn genetics.

 Fighting Words

“Wield facts and logic like a club; an unconscious debate opponent can usually be defeated with ease.” – The Book of Antifa Wisdom.

Better yet, just wield a club: it saves time, and no-one’s going to care if you call your debate opponent a Nazi first.

 Compost Heap of History

An aqueous solution of the isopropylamine salt of glyphosate would be too dialectic.

Power & Projection

Unmoderated 1000-comment posts help, too.

 The Historical Transmogrification Rationalization

The BunnyBoy knows on which side the bread is buttered…


 I wonder what Brad & the Wrights have been doing during this. Brad must be getting awfully tired…



“I have a bad feeling about this.”

Escape Flight

Of course, this is why we made Wright a raven. “Waddle Away! Waddle Away!” doesn’t sound nearly as heroic.

Memory Remains

Tunnel of Death 2 – TiaT Toons 1

Jumping Point

 In hindsight, the 10th Doctor should have just let him die. (And yes, that’s a fairly obscure Peter Capaldi reference. Normally you’d be correct to blame Codex, but this one is on Q.

Impending Doom

It’s a metaphor. Except for the toilets. Though they were supposed to be on fire. But hey, at least people’s brains are falling out on schedule.

Credible Bombast

Quizzer convinces Hugo to stay temporarilyDon’t believe everything you hear at the next Hugo Award Ceremony. Those guys think handing out wooden anuses to their guests is “classy.”


Our elves are different. WE Reverse the microelectron flow. Also the original panal had “imminent” spelled wrong. Nobody noticed. Codex’s art is so stunning or public school educations? You decide…

Crush Calc

Kids are stupid and completely oblivious to danger. The More You Know!

This is another one Codex futzed. The original had the same warped sky near the snowy “Edge” where Rory caught the falling TerriTot, as the crash-landing site for the CHORF’s zeplin. But, as you know, Bob, the Tot and the Head CHORF both fell out much sooner. It was just so darn pretty to draw that way, Codex left it up until it was time to update the Archives.

And Gone

They’re running out of polarities to reverse.

 The Center Rush

Writing Difficulty: 1; Drawing Diffculty: 9

Emergency Exit


The Book of Ways & Disciplines

One down…

Article II

…and the missing ear sells it!

A Mask of Good…

To be continued…

…Or a Mask of Evil

…and so they sent The Mask to the Evil Dark Lord, but it was intercepted by Google somewhere along the way; and everyone lived very, very happily forever after.

Proper Turkey Prepping

…and Codex & Q are thankful that the First allows us to create comics that defend it.

The Fourth Article

There’s a Story we all need to be more than what we are.

 The Raven

“Goodbye, Wright.”

The Final Piece

True dramatic spork music, if anyone has any.

It’ll Be Easy

“Step 4: Recombobulate self and return as a ???”

Mushroom Tears

There’d have been tears for two, but sporks can’t cry.

Below the Roots

Fade to black… and SCENE!

Major Malfunction

Strange thought: What if there were secretly TWO Scalzi’s?

Escape Trajectory

Just… one… more… strip…

The Last Comic Strip?

…until Christmas!

Christmas Card 2017

Merry Christmas 2017

Goodbye 2017

The blame game is meaningless if the only answer is “The Russians!!!”

2018. Yayness.

Happy New Year, comic fans!

A Worthless, Lifeless, Meaningless Metal Rocket

*Astute readers might determine a certain tone to this comic which can’t be conveyed properly using a silent art form.

The Final Conundrum

Scalzi Lives! He’ll Tweet about after he finds his phone… and a charger.


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