Tuesday, May 26, 2015

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A few days ago, my wife Karen (who still hasn't forgiven me for Sparky) said, "Well, the Robot had better be all right, and he should serve everybody ice cream!" Her idea was so much better than mine that at the last minute I redrew this page (and a bit of the previous page) to make it so.

More stories should end with ice cream.

With this page, The Last Mechanical Monster is done. But please come back tomorrow for some final thoughts and a special gift to thank you for reading, commenting, and supporting my comic.

--Brian


28 comments:

  1. Thank you for this. As Jeriendhal says, this is the perfect ending.

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  2. A second thought: If it turns out that the vacuum tube approach had the "spark", so to speak, does that mean there is, in this world, a resurgence in vacuum tube manufacture?

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  3. Say it ain't so!?!

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  4. Thank you, Brian. I've enjoyed every comic.

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  5. Wonderful story well told. Thank you!

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  6. Thanks everyone. Sea Wasp, I swear, my original script for the previous page included a whole paragraph about how vacuum tube manufacturing had boomed to levels not seen since World War 2. I ended up deleting it, but I'm glad you drew the same conclusion yourself!

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  7. Thanks Brian....you know I read one month at a time because I hated the one page at a time thing!! This was a great ending...and my sis is right....everyone should be served ice cream!! I'm going to miss reading this; I loved it. ~ Cathy

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  8. Great Story Brian!
    I loved it, and will have to share it with lots of people. Karen was right, more stories should end with ice cream.
    Best regards, Frank Novak

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  9. Do you have any plans for a printed edition?

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  10. Thanks Frank, it's especially nice to hear from you. Ed, I'll touch on that in a Special Bonus Post tomorrow, but the short answer is that my publisher and I have talked about print but haven't signed a contract. Come to think of it, that's also the long answer.

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  11. Thank you for a fine story well told, Brian! I've enjoyed it to the last and appreciate your efforts in bringing it to the world. Here's to you and your new stories as yet untold!

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  12. I'm not sure I forgive you for Sparky, either, but congrats and thanks for an excellent story!

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  13. Given the mixed feelings I've been having with DC lately, I can say hands down this is the best DC-related thing (for lack of better wording) I've read recently. Thanks for all the great work!

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  14. This is by far one of my favorite web comics.

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  15. Brian, your story was a wonderful homage to the original. Nicely done. I enjoyed it.

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  16. Brian, your story was a wonderful homage to the original. Nicely done. I enjoyed it.

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  17. I really enjoyed this story from the first posting to the last. Great Work! I'll miss my twice a week check-in, but hope to soon have a printed copy. - David

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  18. Many thanks, Brian.

    The Inventor's end may have disappointed us... but I can't imagine a happy ending that he would have been happy with. Thanks for keeping him Sparky, and fighting, all the way.

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  19. I can't believe I've been reading this for almost a year and a half. It was a fine read, too. Logos, pathos, ethos... never heavy handed. There's always sadness associated with the end of a story, so thank you for doing it justice, while making it palatable. And a thank you to Karen. The ice cream is the cherry on the top.

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  20. Wow... I have been here for a year and a half reading your story... I am so happy that while things didn't turn out how he wanted exactly, the Inventor is kindly remembered now by so many. In it's own way, his genius birthed more good then he could ever have imagined. A long way off from the cackling mad scientist in the original short...

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  21. Thank you again, everyone, I really appreciate it.

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  22. Perfect. Absolutely perfect. Thank you for this.

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  23. This is really great! Will recomend to all my friends! Thank you very much!

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  24. Of course Sparky tried to melt an innocent woman in a pit of lava...but we'll sweep that bit of his "legacy" under the rug...hmph.

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  25. Hey, he did his time for the crime.

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  26. Finally got back to the story... Excellent job, Brian. I always "knew" the ultimate fate of a 99-year-old evil genius, but it was still a sad moment reading that particular page. Thank you for sharing your vision.

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