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  • ForeverAflame

    Wait, what the devil is going on in here?

  • Tux

    By Party Law, Patrick has the right to draw with markers on the faces of everyone who passed out first. Doesn’t look like they saved him a sleeping bag, though.

    Ah, well…the price one pays.

  • Abel Undercity

    I hope to Zod that this is a sleepover.

  • Kid Chaos

    There’s a slumber party at Templar and you’re not invited!

  • Aile D’Ciel

    A sleepover at an ex-supervillain’s office, all the staff is invited! Free beverages! Sleeping bags! Hours of good ol’ evil laughter! Tons of fun! Don’t forget to bring pajamas!

  • … What??

  • Sabriel

    Ok. That’s not what I was expecting.

  • Deb

    Who. Are. These people.

  • moriati

    Judicial use of cushions suggests a … wait for it … lack of Menace.

  • Zac Caslar

    Thaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaat’s …everyone who was disappeared for having the biome/world shaking powers, right?
    Also yes, Patrick should have pulled the “Dr. Claw.” =]

    • Morgan

      I want to say no, because the guy third from the left looks too old. And I still think that’s true, but checking here, I note one date of birth of 3/7/1990 and another in 4/11/1992 – too far apart for them both to have been in utero during The Storm in 1991. Hmmm! However, officially (as of the US government’s reporting in about 2006) there’s an upper limit on biodynamics’ ages that would rule that guy out.

      Unless he has the highly useful anomaly of premature aging. That could definitely put him on Patrick’s radar as a world-shatterer.

    • danny in canada

      No, ’cause the only supers in this setting are too young to have male-pattern baldness and hair that’s gone white with age. My guess is that Patrick is enjoying their dreams.

    • dbmag9

      Way too old – everyone with powers is early twenties, remember? There’s been no suggestion those people were part of an earlier tranche of biodynamics.

  • Dafydd Carmichael

    I hafta wait until Friday? Damn.

  • Balthazar

    Nobody appreciates the shadowy man in the chair routine anymore.

  • dbmag9

    They don’t look dead, people don’t give corpses pillows. Does Patrick drug people so he can watch their dreams (which I guess might be more informative than their waking thoughts)?

    • Run Amok

      That is creepy and invasive in exactly the kind of way he would fail to notice is creepy and instead think of as humane, so I really fucking hope you’re right!

    • Darkoneko Hellsing

      I think he’d have proper beds for them if it was the case.

    • Zac Caslar

      Good eye on the pillows, I didn’t make that connection.
      There’s also the question of, and I failed to address it mentally, why they wouldn’t be in a morgue.
      Corpses are all kinds of unhygienic and bad for carpet.

    • motorfirebox

      Maybe YOU don’t give corpses pillows. Some of us are more considerate to our victims.

      Uh, theoretically.

  • Jack Coldstone

    Maybe some homeless folks he invited in

  • William Sked

    I thought those were dogs at first. I could see Patrick being an animal person.

  • Insanenoodlyguy

    you had the perfect window to Christian Grey her there!. Or maybe too many people have walked in and he’s had to deal with what went through their minds and now he never stands in front of his window if he thinks somebody is coming.

  • Some guy

    I hope there is no explanation given for these people. Like Alison was about to ask, but then Patrick starts telling her about Moonshadow or whatever so she gets distracted, and this slumber party is left as a big mystery.

    • Kid Chaos

      It’s a mysterious mystery!

    • motorfirebox

      Look, a man should be allowed to enjoy people burritos in the comfort of his own creepy office. Last I checked, this was America.

      • Markus

        Every time I go to chipotle they wrap my people burritos wrong. And I *know* the guac costs extra. Jesus, do they think I’m four years old?

      • I don’t know, people burritos seems like the first thing Kim Jong Un would have done after he got into his father’s cognac stash.

    • Margot

      Are you called Some guy after this? http://wildelifecomic.com/index.php?id=1

  • All this advanced gear and Patrick doesn’t have access to Snuggie technology?

  • Keith

    Bodies? Corpses don’t generally get pillows

    • Samara2Q13

      I never said they were past due.

  • Alexander

    There’s the theory that people process their waking thoughts while they sleep, hence the phrase “sleep on it”. It may be Patrick has some way of tapping into this process to think things through?

    In other news, the way Patrick’s speech is written there I can’t help but imagine him speaking like Mass Effect’s Mordin Solus.

    • Sabriel

      Thank you! That’s it! That’s why I found it so endearing!

    • David

      Thanks, I didn’t notice that at first…and now I’m going to be reading all his speech with Mordin’s voice in my head. haha

      “Had to be me. Someone else might have gotten it wrong.”

    • Oren Leifer

      Hopefully he doesn’t say “Moonshadow is likely to be… problematic.”

      Although, now that’s you’ve brought it up, even though I can’t quite imagine him speaking quite as quickly, I’m pretty sure that Patrick lives by “Had to be me. Someone else would have gotten it wrong.”

    • Paradoxius

      If Patrick was tapping into the sleeping mind with these people, you’d think he would have some cots for them at least.

    • motorfirebox

      He is the very model of a creepy psychic businessman.

  • Damien S.

    Also a 12/20/1990. Unclear if it’s a Clue or a Goof.

  • Let me guess, a bunch of supers paranoid about sleeping alone with Moonshadow out on the stalk?

  • Darkoneko Hellsing

    Hahaha, trope averted.

    So… who are all those people ? ^^; By default, I kinda assume he’s using the whole Templar Corps building as a refuge for weaker biodynamics, his very desk room (or whatever you call that in english) included.

    Seeing the bottles and maybe a hint in his reaction, I wonder if Patrick’s drunk. That may be hella fun.

    • Damien S.

      “desk room” = office

      • Darkoneko Hellsing


    • Kam

      also, in this specific context; desk room = inner sanctum.

    • I doubt he’s drunk (he doesn’t seem any different to me), but the idea of a drunk telepath is fascinating…and more than a little scary.

      • Elaine Lee

        A drunk telepath might have trouble distinguishing his own thoughts from the thoughts of others.

        • That could make it all the more hilarious!

        • Now all I can imagine Patrick doing is this:
          “So you were planning to *secret evil plan”, were you? Well too bad, I called dibs!” *takes a huge swig from bottle*
          “What? Of course I’m not crazy, I just want to build AIs and disable the competition! *Hic* Wait.”

  • S.I. Rosenbaum

    Some people collect stuffed animals

  • spriteless

    My first thought was that the orange haired girl was Allison’s Doctor Barber, the dark haired girl was Moonshadow, and the others must be assorted governments’ officials.

    upon actually checking, ok, they have different features than that, but I had the most what what to get what.

  • Classtoise

    “Alison, you are just in time to help me draw penises on these peoples faces.”
    “What? Why?”
    “Well. I am awake. They are asleep.”
    “…good point. Hand me a marker.”

    • Kid Chaos


    • Martine Votvik

      Considering the focus on rape and revenge in this plot I would expect her to shoult “Sleeping people can not consent!!”

  • allium

    “Telo-Mere” – the man with the shortest telomeres!

    • Darkoneko Hellsing

      hah ! 😀

  • Sleeping bags or body bags?

  • glass eyed men

    I think Patrick is hosting people who are in hiding. Perhaps they came forward about rapes, and thus fear for their safety from inflammatory flame man.

  • Nightsbridge

    Like, those are sleeping bags, right? They’ve gotta be. These can’t be body bags. That’d be .. . too fucking much.

  • Darkoneko Hellsing

    …I’ve been wonder wether Patrick ever sleep.

    Also, happy saint day, Patrick ! Thinking again, it’s oddly fitting with today’s page.

  • Darkoneko Hellsing

    Hey, what if there is someone ELSE in that chair ?!

  • Patrick has a Mondrian!

  • Wait, is this conversation taking place in her mind? I swear that everyone just appeared out of nowhere.

  • Janus

    Sort of looks like a trench coat party gone wrong.

    Or right. Depending on what you want the outcome to be.

  • Jack Lostthenames Warren

    “These corporate retreats are getting weirder and weirder…”

  • Wikimancer

    “Oh, Alison! I know what you’re thinking, of course, but there’s nothing suspicious about this at all!”

    Feel free to substitute “creepy” for “suspicious”.

  • fairportfan


  • Signorina Cicerona

    Patrick ‘Spends a lot of his time reading the minds of brilliant people’. *points at sleping people.*

  • Michael Corley

    Your art continues to improve.

  • Caeli Jollimore

    I knew I couldn’t be the only one who got more excited about his art than about the folks sleeping in his office.

  • MrSing

    Menace doesn’t have the time to sleep, that’s why he hires people to do it for him.

  • sammybaby

    Ain’t no party like a Menace slumber party.

  • Waffleking

    maybe he just drugged a bunch of brilliants minds and this is his way of brain storming.

  • motorfirebox

    Look out! He’s going to pull his pants up to his belly button!

  • bookslinki

    I’m getting the sense from this moment that Patrick may’ve started developing a sense of humor since the last time we saw him; he says he ‘should’ve done’ something because it would’ve been amusing, and he’s actually smiling right now. Blame the Looney Tunes. I tend to doubt he’d have people sleeping in bags on the floor of his office out of sheer whimsy (i.e. just to mess with Alison), and my gut is that their reason for being there is ‘put-away-the-toys’-serious… but I’m not prepared to rule it out, because if Patrick’s developing a sense of whimsy it’s bound to be pretty darn whimsical.

  • Shino

    Okay, but – you guys remember that “Myth Arc” of the comic is about organization that kills off biodynamics with powers that have potential to change the world, right? And it was in fact Patrick who found out about said organization?
    So maybe those are people who Patrick believes might be next on their hitlist and is helping them hide?
    (Speaking of which, I wonder if the kind of status-quo upsetting that Invisible Slasher is doing means that Moonshadow will be getting on their list, too)

  • Kid Chaos

    Pod people?

  • Avery

    I really adore how Patrick’s mind-reading is handled. The sort of impatience and innate understanding (paired with cues that allow us to also understand the conversation) are really well-done and enjoyable to read…and reread, in my case.
    Honestly, I was incredibly disillusioned with the superhero genre until SFP rolled around, so thank you.