October 14th, 2010


Three years I’ve been building to that line…and y’all saw it coming a mile off. *grin* Oh, well…perils of a serial format…

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Discussion (147)¬

  1. Terry says:


  2. Drake says:

    Indeed it is, Ed. Indeed it is.

    Good to see he keeps cool even in such circumstances, though. I mean, *I* would probably have tried to crowbar Sweetgrass on the head out of sheer annoyance despite him probably being intangible :P.

  3. Rivalyn says:

    Basically been waiting for this scene since finding out that the Hyena God formerly known as He-Is (since She-Is-Fiercer ate his name…) was still kicking, despite the handicap of having only an esoteric symbol to be referred to as.

  4. Roy says:

    Ultimate Crowning Moment of Awesome, anyone?

    Also in panel #3… SGV looks worried for once – and for good reason!

  5. Edhelith says:

    Seeing it coming doesn’t make it any less wonderful. And now a Farscape quote that sums up my feelings on this nicely:

    Crichton: “Can I get a hell yeah?”

    Invisible crowd: “HELL YEAH!”

  6. PhoenixInfynity says:

    HaHA! You tell ’em, Ed!

    No worries, Ursula. Our seeing it coming only makes the arrival that much better!

  7. Ryalth says:

    He said it!

  8. rainingnails says:

    Goddamn ed is beautiful.

  9. jaynee says:

    Ursula, that is excellent.

    Also pretty damn fine is the change in expression you manage in those 2 silhouettes of SGV. The consternation evoked by a downward curve and a different shape for the eye in the 2nd one is … is … nope, words have failed me.

    Ooh – and I should have posted this on the previous page but i couldn’t wait to click “Next”:
    “Now, Heaven knows,
    Here is being anything”
    I think Noel would approve.

  10. Ash says:



    Hell yeah!

  11. Bwee says:

    Hella yeah!

    Sweetgrass’ change of expression is brill. Best D: face I’ve seen all year!

  12. Crocuta says:

    All I’ll say is YAY! XD

  13. Zjonni says:

    Aw, but no possessive pronoun! Still, it’s definitely a leap in the right direction.

  14. Arrghus says:

    Everything that has happened so far, in all existence, has led up to this moment and the one that will follow it. Murai is a hero, yes, but even her power pales before Ed, the Chosen One!

  15. Ryusui says:

    Two words, SGV: GAME. OVER.

    I’d say it’s been nice knowing you, but really, you’re right down there with Light Yagami in terms of sucky-ass takedowns. Die with some dignity, damn you! Elemental evil is supposed to freak out and start tearing up the solar system, not flipping through the five stages of grief and getting stuck on “Bargaining”!

    Oh, and Ed? Two words for you, too: FINISH HIM! :3

  16. Refugee says:

    Strong, is.

    Waiting for same scene with pack, now….

  17. Hypothetical Woman says:

    There is nothing more I can say.

  18. Robin Bobcat says:

    And thus was begun the Cult of Name-Is-Ed, a minor deity, worshipped almost exclusively by male hyenas, who have a fondness for body painting, silly hats, and carry surprisingly undecorated and very functional crowbars. – Librarian Vo.

  19. Kobrag says:

    Long time no comment.

    But I bleeding love this. =]

  20. Coelacanth says:

    Exactly. Name is Ed. And we vote: http://topwebcomics.com/vote/10180/default.aspx

  21. Bartimaeus says:


  22. KarlBob says:

    The fact that some of us saw the line coming doesn’t make it any less awesome when it arrives.

  23. lanoger says:

    Sweetgrass Voice rolls a 3. Persuade check fails.

    (eee! Ed!)

  24. Otookee says:

    Next step – making sure that doesn’t become “Name is Splat.”

  25. Clay says:

    And they shall know him by his name and that name shall be AUSUM!!!!

    Vote: http://topwebcomics.com/gpages/default.aspx?id=10180

  26. JewelWolf says:

    I just got that truely special feeling of happyness and hell-yeah-ness that wells up inside you when you see a really good part of a story.

  27. Harena says:

    Oh, this was absolutely Marvelous, Ursula! ♥♥♥

  28. Sage says:

    And the crowd goes WIIIIILD so hey how’s Digger doing up there on the ledge, anyway? (You selfish bastards, not even asking.)

  29. JewelWolf says:

    A sharp new pickax to the person who can find the perfect song for this moment.

  30. Loren says:

    I don’t usually whoop and holler, but this occasion certainly merited it. Go Ed!

  31. gwennan says:

    OMG, total fangirl moment. Love Ed’s expression in that last panel.

    I liked Ed before, felt his grief, admired his survival instinct.

    Now? I’m in love. Utterly.

  32. Hafoc says:

    I was going to say “Never push a guy who has nothing left to lose.” But it occurs to me that the guy who had nothing, but then got it back, might be even more dangerous. This time he’ll do anything to protect what he cares about. He’ll do it now. And he’s already been fooled once; it’s not going to happen again!

  33. Winterbeast says:

    To JewelWolf: song of the moment? a modified Sammy Hagar tune. “Red” modded slightly to “Ed”.

  34. Azure says:

    I wouldn’t want something back after it’s been eaten and digested either.

    You know what that means SGV? It means you are full of ……


  35. Tyr says:

    Hooray for awesomeness.

    Also, the crowbar keeps making me think of Half-Life.

  36. Liska says:

    Recently found the comic, never really commented. Will say : YAY ED!

  37. BlueAloe says:

    I’ve been sitting here for five minutes saying “YES YES YES YES YESSSSSSS!!!!” over and over again, and I can’t stop grinning. We knew it was coming, but the sheer and utter awesomeness is undiluted.

  38. perfesserbear says:

    Ed’s expression in the last panel is perfect — just as he realizes that, in this moment, he has all the power and Sweetgrass Voice is powerless.


  39. Karyl says:

    “Don’t it always seem to go, that you don’t know what you’ve got til it’s gone”– Although the rest of the song doesn’t fit too well…GO ED!!

  40. the unclean one says:

    never underestimate the power of well placed leverage …….even ageless Eldritch Abominations fear it

    though there is one thing……………i think thats ……….A LOAD BEARING HEART!!!!!!!!!!!!

  41. Kym says:

    You tell ’em, Ed!

  42. Sian says:

    obvious, sure. but still AWESOME.

  43. Sian says:

    Also, SGV’s NOOOOOOO face! D:

  44. Gramina says:

    Anticipating it does not reduce the impact One Tiny Bit — this is a WONDERFUL scene!!!!

  45. Hawk says:

    WOOOOOO ED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    OK Not that I am not still pretty much end-zone dancing here but to the subject of songs.

    “You’re Going Down” by Sick Puppies might be appropos actually. Ed’s been through this crap before. He’s not going to let SGV get the better of him!

    But you know, I think the Eagles “Already Gone” is even better.:

    I’m feelin’ strong
    I will sing this vict’ry song, woo, hoo,hoo,woo, hoo,hoo

    Well I know it wasn’t you who held me down
    Heaven knows it wasn’t you who set me free
    So often times it happens that we live our lives in chains
    And we never even know we have the key

    See what I mean??

  46. Jenn says:

    First, another vote for yes, saw it coming, it still rocks.

    Second, I think that SGV’s expression in the last panel tells us that no, this wasn’t a bluff to get Ed to destroy the heart & set SGV free. Destroying the heart will have a deletorious effect on SGV, to what extent we’ll find out shortly. Enough that a rockstar Shadowlescent can finish the job? Mayhap…..

    Third, Ursula – thank you. I’m not always a fan of anthropomorphised critter art, but your work remains utterly stunning and evocative. Lurv, all lurv.

  47. Madam Atom says:

    Who cares if it was predictable? Maybe even inevitable? It’s still perfect.

    Here’s my contribution to the playlist. Kinda quiet and philisophical for this particular moment, but that WOULD be Ed, wouldn’t it?


    Like the pine trees linin’ the windin’ road
    I got a name, I got a name
    Like the singin’ bird and the croakin’ toad
    I got a name, I got a name …

  48. The_Rippy_One says:

    And there it is! ROCK!

    I would pick “Invicible” by Pat Benatar, except what I really want is a more metal cover of it…

  49. Starcat5 says:

    Best song? I would eather go with some Power Metal from the G1 animated Transformers movie, or…


    I shall now call him… Ed Riggs! Hell Yeah!