April 7th, 2009


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Discussion (53)¬

  1. macdjord says:

    ‘Helix’? Wasn’t that the name written in Wombat on He-is’s shackle?

  2. Wood says:

    I just love that Digger and Grim Eyes are casually commenting the ghost apparition, totally ruining the dramatic effect. Actually I was expecting the ghost to go “EXCUSE ME ! WE’RE TRYING TO BE DRAMATIC OVER HERE !”

    Also I wonder why I get an ad banner for lingerie ? It’s a french one, so they at least got my location right, if not my gender and taste…

  3. Coyoty says:

    “Helix! I *can’t* work with a wombat here. I just can’t. Take care of it. I’ll be in my crypt.”

  4. Ozark says:

    *snicker* It finally hits home.

  5. duskDiamond says:

    Just wondering but is Helix a wombat ghost? I’m sorta sure Digger mentioned Helix when she found the dead god… Either way this should be good.

  6. zellion says:

    HAHAHAHA. This ranks right up there with “If I gave you a box and told you it must never be opened under any circumstances, what would you do?” and Digger’s answer to that.

  7. CJ says:

    Hee hee! Yet again, Digger stirs things up just by being herself.

    On a totally random note, the quotation marks around the number of comments keep freaking me out. Why is this quoted? Does it mean there aren’t really that many comments? Does it mean they aren’t really comments? Eeek!

  8. Larksilver says:

    oh, that’s just priceless.

  9. ToraKiyoshi says:

    Helix? HELIX? Wait… Is Florence Ambrose gonna show up now? Or worse– Sam Starfall??


  10. Kelci says:

    Haha, Digger has thrown a wrench into a perfectly good prophecy’s plans. I can’t wait to see who Helix is and what he/she says about this development 😀

  11. DeoxysRibonuke says:

    Hang on a minute…didn’t Digger find a Helix at the very beginning of the story, in the form of an ammonite that trapped her in this world in the first place?

  12. refugee says:

    On the last strip, I guessed the Ghost was a recording.

    Clearly not so. I was wrong.

  13. Lastar says:

    Yes, Helix was the wombat who wrote the inscription on He-Is’s shackle


  14. Lanthir says:

    (O_o) Oh, my goodness! That’s hilarious! And furthermore, what on earth is going on?

  15. Jag says:

    @macdjord and duskDiamond– Probably that is, the name on the shackle was Descending-Helix of Fernfossil clan. I looked it up.

  16. Patricia says:

    Oh, that’s priceless! Nothing like a wombat to throw off a ghost.

  17. Chip Uni says:

    I looked up the thousand-year-old message at the dead god: https://diggercomic.com/?p=233

    I didn’t see a reference to Helix. (Or Florence or Sam…)

  18. BarGamer says:

    If Sam Starfall DID show up, he’d only last as long as an attempt to steal Digger’s wallet, and then he’d get a pick to the chest. Or the Shadow Child would eat him first. Florence would (probably) mourn, then (probably) get along famously with Digger and Grim Eyes. Helix and Murai would probably get along, until Murai has a relapse, then Helix would panick and bash her upside the head, thinking it would help. Florence and Digger would have to help put him back together again, while Grim Eyes makes snarky commentary.

  19. Carina says:

    Oh my god, a Digger/Freefall crossover would soooo rock my socks. Can you imagine the discussions Digger would have with engeneer Florence? I’d sign up alone for that!

    (Love, love, love this page, btw.)

  20. Quilsnap says:

    wow I JUST got the hobbit likeness in this story
    how long did that take me, three or four digger books?

    p.s. yay for candid-ness

  21. Tindi says:

    “Shall–be… what was I saying? I forgot what I was saying. Maybe if a certain WOMBAT would stop interrupting!”

  22. mouse says:

    and what is _wrong_ with wombats, pray tell?

  23. mouse says:

    (and does anyone know, offhand, when digger was at the undead god? because now i have to check up on these ‘helix’ speculations.)

  24. Maria says:

    Fantastic! I laughed out loud here.

  25. Fred says:

    Well that almost cost me a keyboard … dammit I should know better than to be drinking soda when I read Digger!

  26. fatuncle says:

    Mouse – September 2007. Actual date Helix’s name come up was September 17, 2007.

  27. xax says:

    To those who may be interested: “It’s signed ‘Descending-Helix of Fernfossil Clan'”, from the shackle on the dead god’s hand, waaay back on page 252

  28. Lucius Appaloosius says:

    You should get the dead tree version….. it’s in Volume 2, around page 100…….

    The inscription was signed by “Descending-Helix of the Fern-Fossil Clan” …. maybe our Ethereal Entity has a Wombat Relations specialist…. 7@=e

  29. tiggertoo says:

    Took a while to find it (though that was a great arc to reread): https://diggercomic.com/?p=252

    I was glad to see the comments linking Helix back to the Dead God — I had forgotten that was the name of the first Wombat to get roped into this mess. Loving this arc as well — Little Mother of Earthquakes indeed. 😀 Well, at least Digger will get to meet Helix like she wished too.

  30. Found it! Page 252, wherein Digger finds a message signed by Descending Helix of Fernfossil Clan.

  31. Aelfwine says:

    Curiouser and curiouser. Does this mean that we get to meet Descending Helix of Fernfossil Clan? I love Digger’s attitude towards ghosts, and it would be very interesting to see a ghost with that same attitude.

  32. Maggie says:

    She /had/ said she wished she could meet him.

  33. refugee says:

    Mouse, I wonder if what’s wrong with wombats is that they’re so practical and skeptical, that they make it hard to stir up blind obedience in one’s followers?

  34. Ysabet says:

    **SNERK** Those last three panels… that’s three people getting headaches, right there.

  35. Siege says:

    Whadda you wanna bet Helix can tell Digger exactly where she is, where the nearest inhabited Wombat burrow is, and how to get there from any of the places she’s been in the past few weeks?

  36. Oscelot says:

    Hmm! Well I certainly do get the feeling we’ll be meeting the ghost of a wombat soon. This should be interesting..

    Also, I absolutely love this ghost. I also thought it was a recording until this page.

  37. Kevinbunny says:

    Heh… Oh dear.. the concept of a wombat ghost.. Fustrated, embarassed at leaving a job undone, and cranky…

  38. Melissa Trible says:

    So. Whenish *was* the bit about the not-to-be-opened box? I don’t quite recall what she would do with it…

  39. Archangel Beth says:

    Ah, contract-wistfulnes at first sight!

  40. Gewitterwind says:

    The look on Digger’s face is priceless.

  41. lukjad007 says:

    These two were probably stuck here forever and are fed up with each other by now. 😉

  42. mouse says:

    thanks for the link, all! although i like 251, too – it perfectly explains how digger and helix feel when they meet.

  43. Jelis says:

    I love how completely blase both Grim Eyes and Digger are. Though I guess the ghost is less amused. Completely ruins the atmosphere, doesn’t it XD

  44. Tenko says:

    That ghost’s reaction is priceless.

  45. Lica says:

    Now what I want to know more is about those crazy ghost eaters!

  46. BunnyRock says:

    ToraKiyoshi…..BarGamer… Carina… A Digger Freefall crossover would indeed be so good it would break time. Just Boneclaw mother shouting at Sam to “put that back were you found it or by she-is-fiercer you’ll be counting lost tentacles!” alone would be good enough to cause at lest one major disturbance in the space-time continuum. Ed and Florence in the same space would melt the universe with heartwarming, just as helix and shadowchild would create lethal amounts of innocence.

    also, the line “never sign a work for hire contract with a god” now seems evern more important.

  47. TekServer says:

    > She /had/ said she wished she could meet him.

    And I commented back there about her incautious use of the “w” word …


  48. Trogdog says:

    Ghost – face palms “wombat?”
    Digger – “errr….”
    Murai – face palms “yeah”
    Ghost – “goddamit…”

    well, at least Digger gets to make some one else face palm for once 🙂