Comic 341 - Cato 3.8.5
19th Sep 2017, 10:50 PM in Book three, Chapter eight - Untitled
Cato 3.8.5
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Author Notes:
joeyballast edit delete
Will colour tomorrow. COLOURED!I really like how this page turned out. Gonna play more with hard lines and simple gradients instead of 'paint'.

Kyler and Rhea will soon geek out over combat-suit design flaws.
User comments:
The Doodler edit delete reply
The Doodler
Gosh, that IS a design flaw.
joeyballast edit delete reply
Such a design flaw that I felt the need to spend a page addressing the issue! Finding ways to paint myself out of corners is all kinds of fun!

It's not COMPLETELY unlikely, though. Sometimes things are built with weird flaws. Who knows what was going through the head of the engineer building the suit and such.

A Lunar Tiburon would NEVER have a problem like this.
The Doodler edit delete reply
The Doodler
It sounds exactly as stupid as real life. :P
Thracecius (Guest) edit delete reply
Eh, calling it a design flaw implies that there was ever a need or an intent for more than one method of egress from the suit. If you look at many powered suits in fiction, particularly the more or less human-size jobs like this one, you can only access it from the front, normally because the power source is in the back. It's usually only the much larger versions that have top or rear mounted hatches.

While I agree that survivability should always be a prime concern, it's apparent that design wasn't intended for anything more than heavy lifting and possibly intimidation. A similar concept would be the construction 'lifter' suit from Aliens.

Regardless, I thought the suit looked better than the one the elevator guard had, even though both seem appropriate for their setting. :)
joeyballast edit delete reply
Perhaps I should have said that such a CONVENIENT design flaw required addressing. At the time I posted the page the lack of another method of ejection seemed a tad too... easy?

You're right though. This kind of design actually makes sense for the most part.

And yeah. Tinkerbell was a WRECK.

Yaz (Guest) edit delete reply
Thanks for posting it without color! :3

God, that is a really crappy design! Hahaha. Also, now Cato's plan makes sense-- originally, I thought, "Maybe he's just trying to disable the suit?" But now I realize he's actually gonna hook up the battery. Boom!
joeyballast edit delete reply
You're welcome! Gotta have it up on time and all.

But yes! Cato's going for the longshot of somehow being able to recharge Rhea.