May 7th, 2008


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Discussion (21)¬

  1. Domino says:

    nice mask. Wonder who’s under it

  2. Jelis says:

    Interesting… first one that’s addressed Digger by her actual species name, I think. Even Ganesh first called her “burrower”

  3. Anonymous says:

    Yes, looks like he’s the only one who knows what she is.

  4. Beacon80 says:

    Not true! The slug knew!

  5. Veritas says:

    Ghanesh’s statue also pegged her as a wombat after she’d left the first time. I’d have to reread to see if He/it addressed her as such without her specifically saying so, after that first meeting, but I know He/it used the word without prompting at least then.

  6. TekServer says:

    All granted, but you can say that Trader Manuel is (probably) the first non-oracular, non-divine being to address her as such. (At least, as far as we know he isn’t oracular or divine … )


  7. Mark Antony says:

    …which isn’t really a safe assumption. His secrets are pretty unspeakable.

  8. BunnyRock says:

    to be honest, the slug knew he/she was going to meet a wombat from the prophecy, so just went up the the first unfamiliar vertebrate and presumed (correctly) that it was a wombat. The Statue of Ganesha recognized her from a description it but wasn’t sure as he’d never met a wombat.

    also no good can possibly come from the scary downwards pointing face-mask…

  9. Andrew says:

    Doctors used to wear similar masks to ward of the Plagus, they stuffed them with strong-smelling herbs to keep out any malignant homours……….I think.

  10. ReySquared says:

    er, no, in this case I’m pretty sure it’s just an extended bandanna with eye-holes. As you can see in the third panel, his mask lies quite flat against his chest. I will not deny, however, that plague doctor masks are pretty damn spiffy.

  11. ReySquared says:

    Oh, okay, I take that back. It’s not a bandanna, but it also definitely isn’t a mask of the plague doctors. Those were much thinner and had a more seperate nose

  12. Kelardry says:

    Beacon80, The slug only knew because the leaves told him.

  13. Tindi says:

    He’s reminding me of someone, but I’m not sure who…

  14. Murasaki says:

    Its like an upside down KKK mask…
    …or something.

    And yeah…I’m pretty sure he is the first person to know, for sure, that Digger is a wombat. The Snail had to ask.

  15. lduke says:

    Murasaki, it was an oracular SLUG, not a snail, slugs have no shells.

  16. dredogastus f says:

    That’s MR. …uuuh That’s MS. WOMBAT to you!

  17. VJ says:

    who you callin’ wombat, womble?

  18. JET73L says:

    Creepy. He appears to have four fingers on each hand, knows too much and talks exactly enough to give you a taste of how much he knows without releasing his hostage knowledge. Also, I have a phobia of plague masks, which his bandana-mask looks like from the front. I already feel wary of him based on who or what his character could be to the story and am intrigued by him for exactly the same reasons.

  19. BunnyRock says:

    @VJ: great, another spray of ballistic tea hits my monitor. Well done!

  20. Beacon80 says:

    Returning to the comic, three years later. Okay, yes, the slug didn’t “know”, but rather made an educated guess. It still addressed Digger as “wombat”, though.

  21. Karyl says:

    Returning in 2013 to re-read this for the third or fourth time and am struck by the superficial resemblance to a spy from SPY VS SPY in Mad magazine!