Shoot them!

8th Feb 2021, 12:00 AM
Shoot them!
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Microraptor 8th Feb 2021, 12:00 AM
Oh no, looks like all the boats are dead in the water!

Meanwhile, Lena recognizes what they're dealing with here...


jamie59 8th Feb 2021, 1:48 AM
They need harpoons. Bullets loose velocity very fast in water.
Microraptor 8th Feb 2021, 3:37 AM
Too bad that the one character who has a harpoon as his signature weapon is over in my other comic!

Also, regarding the velocity of projectiles in water, we have once slightly brushed that topic in the comments over here, wherein the effective range of harpoon guns got brought up.
Microraptor 8th Feb 2021, 4:10 AM
Ooh, and I almost forgot: The L'Indolente, which is in fact anchoring nearby, has a big-ass harpoon!
Ariane Eldar 10th Feb 2021, 4:29 PM
Ariane Eldar
Pfffft, they didn't watch "Them", did they? Aim for the antennas!
Microraptor 11th Feb 2021, 12:10 AM
You mean this movie?

And regarding aiming for the antennas - wait for the next page...
(Perhaps Lena did see this movie!?)
Ariane Eldar 11th Feb 2021, 5:26 AM
Ariane Eldar
As a Kraut, you probably watched this movie as "Formicula."
Microraptor 11th Feb 2021, 5:44 AM
I'm afraid I didn't watch this movie under any title... yet! (I mean, I can still rectify that of course.)

But that's a title change that at least makes more sense than turning Logan's Run into Flucht ins 23. Jahrhundert...
Stilldown 11th Feb 2021, 5:59 AM
Well, "Them" is rather well made and a classic among the 1950ies monster movies beside "Tarantula" and the Harryhausen movies.
And I always wondered about the odd translation of "Logan's Run", too. Other really bad translations of SF icons hit "Robinso Crusoe On Mars" (great movie), "Forbidden Plant", "This Island Earth" and the first "Bodysnatchers".
Microraptor 11th Feb 2021, 6:53 AM
OK, I looked up those titles, they're quite hilarious!
(Especially Robinson Crusoe on Mars / Notlandung im Weltraum - that would be like calling the original Robinson Crusoe novel Schiffsbruch! (Or... Notwässerung.)