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  • Icarus reaches the sun AND THEN PUNCHES IT

    • Kid Chaos

      “Take that!” 🙂

    • Markus


  • Jonathan Boynton

    Anyone else getting a hint of GLADOS off that butler bot?

  • Guilherme Carvalho

    I’m getting kind of an Ozymandias vibe from that Icarus…

  • Owen Lewis

    I wonder if the robot’s speech… thing… is a genuine software glitch or something Paladin put in there just for laughs.

  • Stephanie Gertsch

    Not Daedalus–he wouldn’t fly so close to the sun, though he was actually the one to design those wings. Definitely Icarus. You’d think such a savvy character would choose a symbol less associated with hubris…

  • Pol Subanajouy

    Delicious deadly poison.

  • David Nuttall

    Actually any of those drinks, even the water, can be a deadly poison in sufficient quantity.

    • UltimateIRS

      Especially the water.

  • The bookish Bobtail

    Show that wussy sun who’s boss Icarus!

  • TheGonzoMD .

    Gah! A robot with a sense of humour! I hate those, they remind me of Claptrap.

    • DaktariD

      Aw. But … Claptrap! He’s the best!

      • TheGonzoMD .

        Best at getting shot!

        • astrocom

          also: surviving getting shot. I don’t know how advanced voice synthesis is supposed to be in this world, but I really enjoy imagining that the robot isn’t using any of the correct inflections to convey that these things it’s saying are jokes. Like the programmer thoroughly enjoys messing with people.

  • JRP

    I did when he said “Deadly Poison”.
    Per GLaDOS “It’s your old friend, Deadly Neurotoxin”

    • John Smith

      “You monster.” 🙂

    • Alex Churchill

      It’s the cheerful cheeky smile as it says it that makes it.

  • Dean

    Show that sun who’s boss! What’s it done for us lately?

  • Donald Simmons

    I hope we get to see Paladin’s armor.

  • Receptionist Bot has the solution to all of your needs, however sinister they may be.

    Haha, I’m really excited for this scene. Alison already looks like a fish out of water. Time to face those overwhelming inadequacies all us young adults try to punch into submission.

  • Mechwarrior

    I was thinking more of Paranoia

    • Mystery girl

      The Computer is your friend. Don’t trust the Computer.

  • Firanai

    You know, I believe that super scientists have a way bigger chance of changing the world than people with other superpowers. Super scientists will completely shape society with their inventions. are you planning on reflecting this on the comic?

  • Mr. After Dark

    I’m enjoying some deadly poison right now

  • Darkoneko Hellsing

    That robot sure is trying to make visitors run away. I sorta can imagine why

  • motorfirebox

    I think that’s the point. Icarus is often used as a parable about the dangers of technology, essentially accusing those who pursue higher technology of hubris. Icarus punching the sun is a rejection of that kind of Luddism.

    • AlpineBob

      That is an excellent interpretation – I bet you got it right on!

    • Stephanie Gertsch

      I see the intent behind the symbolism but knowing how these things tend to go in comics, I can’t help but have a bad feeling about it…. 🙁 “Everyone knows this character came to a bad end, but I won’t because I totally won’t make the same mistakes!” rarely pans out.

      • Rafinius

        I think the message is supposed to be “The Icarus thing is just a legend to keep us down. There is nothing we can’t do, eventually”.

  • Jack Lostthenames Warren

    “Icarus, my son, you must be wary of the sea, for the waves will wash you away. Yet, you too must be wary of the sun, for-”
    “I’M MY OWN ME”
    “What are you-”

    • motorfirebox

      “…I invented a child that can punch the sun, what am I doing screwing around with these wings?”

  • Snowyowl

    Alison’s invulnerable. Does that extend to poisons?

    I mean, if the robot’s any indication then Paladin is going to enjoy unsettling her. She should return the favour by quietly sipping a cyanide-laced tea.

    • Darkoneko Hellsing

      Was wondering about that : immortal… but what about poison gas ? what about just depriving her of O² to make her faint, if anything ?

      • S.I. Rosenbaum

        The invulnerable superhero SECURITY in Unbreakable can be drowned.

  • totally a person

    Deadly Poison is to Allison like alcohol is to regular people?

  • Is that Paladin? If she’s the one who programmed these robots, she sure has a dark sense of humor for a former light-themed superhero