Oops, some of you keen-eyed readers guessed correctly about demon possession. You might not remember Damien! Here is a link to his very first appearance, way back in Orientations. He hasn’t spoken before now, so welcome to the realm of speaking characters, Damien.
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Is that a magical rabbit?
Also I knew Damien could talk. Must have been shy.
Well, the rabbit’s wearing a little coat, so I would call it a safe bet.
Yes, it is. In a Q&A last year, a vest-clad bipedal rabbit was pictured among a collection of Wonderland creatures, with the catch-all label “a lot of sentient animals”.
Words can hurt just like the twirling of a blade caught in your sternum.
oh my, Obi got Ugly real fast. Damien stop being rude and possessing people.
Smug Gabe is incredibly smug. Panel five trollface activate.
Truly a perfect textbook shit-eating grin.
Well, I pretty much expected the demon, but wonder what actually happened to Obi. Was that his actual body Damien occupied? Or did Damien impersonate him, leaving Obi incapacitated somewhere? Also, Myra. I want to see her expression…
It looks like Gabe’s trying to twist Damien out of Obi’s body and using the axe as a corkscrew…
I’m curious: When Gabe says that he knew ‘there’d be more of you skulking about,’ is he saying that he knew that the Grim Brothers and the Demons were off doing something more somewhere else or is he suggesting that perhaps Damien had his being split so that a part of it rested in Obi, so he was referring to just Damien in that statement?
I don’t think damien has the ability to split himself. Pretty sure that’s all of him possessing Obi’s body there.
Words may hurt, but apparently not as much as being stabbed by that . . . uh, thing-I-forgot-what-it’s-called.
people were making assumptions that it was a poleaxe of sorts last page, but this one shows its not quite long enough to qualify. Looks to me to be more of a battleaxe with a spear end to allow for stabbing. Anyone wanting to correct me, please do so, I can’t find a proper comparison for this weapon of war that Gabe’s twisting around in Obi/Damien.
Kory called it a modified halberd on Twitter.
It’s the sawed-off shotgun of polearms.
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Heh. I was thinking it was a tabar, but then I realized the haft is definitely wood and not metal.
Yeah, Damien, go ahead and trash talk the guy who’s got a polearm lodged in your chest. Especially hurl the words “filthy” and “animal” at a divine celestial being. Sounds like he’s got something of a sense of entitlement: “Hey! I’m the devil, and I come to do the ****ing devil’s work, so git’cher’andsoffme!” Maybe he wants to go down in legend, as a tale to frighten children with.
Is that Peter Rabbit behind that shrubbery to the left? Or is it AA Milne’s Piglet? And Gabe’s wings look impressive fully extended like that. Shame the dialogue got in the way.
Hey, Obi, how can you
How can you hiss with your mouth wide open?
Have you never seen a feline hiss?
It’s all a matter of getting the right angle between the tounge and the back of the roof of the mouth, makes for a much deeper sound than a hiss between the teeth.
*ow* twisting the spear like that must hurt like hell – joke intended C:
Gabes’s smirk on 5th pannel = scaaaaaary ‘:C
If Myra ever gets her claws on one of the Grim Brothers again… owwwwwwwww the possibilities are many.
And I wonder if the Grim Brothers are trying to get allies to go after Michelle – after all, they tried with Momo and the nightmare and failed… Bigfoot and the Ozark Howler could get ugly.
Of course I can be totally wrong about all that.
Just cuz Gabe’s a force of good doesn’t mean he’s required to be “nice”.
Sure.. that’s one of her/his traits that makes him/her an interesting character ^_^
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I like how everyone is focused on the bunny, but no one mentions the ent inna tshirt in the background of panel 6.
Are they an ent or a dryad/hamadryad? Either way, I liked the little flowers. Establishes the season so nicely.
Dogwood’s been in the scene for a few pages now though. The bunny is new.
That red stuff that comes out of the demon, is that blood or a curse?
I’d guess curse/demon-fire/indicator of possession, since it seems to lick up the point of the halberd (panels 4 and 6), be 3D and translucent (panel 5) and shine out his eyes as well (panel 4).
Gawd Damian, you’re such a grumplyflumplepants!
“… welcome to the realm of speaking characters, Damien.”
“… Now die on this spear.”
Looks like they’re beginning to draw a crowd. I guess demonic possession is the social event of the season in Dogpatch?
Quite to the contrary, I’m sorta missing Myra, Ivory, Hank from our field of vision, to name but a few …
Blade twist… Ow.
I just wanted to say that I’m listening to the Beatles song “Michelle” for the first time right now.
And I finally understand her dad.
Can I just say I really love how you managed to make Gabe look like both a girl and a guy, keeping true to his/her/its lack of gender.
Words hurt… But not as much as this halberd in yo chest!