Comic 956 - Queen of Swords

22nd Dec 2013, 9:00 PM
Queen of Swords
Average Rating: 5 (17 votes)

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Centcomm 22nd Dec 2013, 9:00 PM edit delete
And new page! Again thank you one and all - your support continues to be MUCH appreceated!!!
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cattservant 22nd Dec 2013, 9:11 PM edit delete reply

Cent-Comm 03(?)!
Left her velvet gloves at home it seems.
And apparently run out of subtle techniques too.*

*(Got Mira's last name wrong as well. Is that a deliberate insult like Krystal calling Harley 'Harpy'?)
Centcomm 23rd Dec 2013, 12:57 AM edit delete reply

velvet gloves - heh -- She actually didnt get the name incorrect. its the same spelling as before. Ankur
mjkj 23rd Dec 2013, 1:55 AM edit delete reply

Yeah, it is the font that makes the "k"s look like "h"s...
Centcomm 23rd Dec 2013, 2:48 PM edit delete reply

yeah - just seeing that.
AlpineBob 26th Dec 2013, 7:46 PM edit delete reply
Use a differe
AlpineBob 26th Dec 2013, 7:48 PM edit delete reply
Use a different font?
I know CentComm is trying to be all impressive, but it is mostly just hard to read.
My two cents.
jamie59 22nd Dec 2013, 9:27 PM edit delete reply

New look for Centcomm's dolls?
Guess she won't get her face shot off with the back up flanking her.
Centcomm 23rd Dec 2013, 12:58 AM edit delete reply

I had to redesign the dolls due to a technical issue. heheh :D

and yeah shooting cent would not be healthy :D
antrik 10th Oct 2016, 12:26 AM edit delete reply
A sex doll dressed up as an authority figure, that's an interesting sight :-)
Stormwind13 22nd Dec 2013, 9:29 PM edit delete reply

Somehow, it doesn't seem like Mira is OVERLY intimidated, does it? :-D

In fact, CentComm may have just irritated Mira more than is wise for her continued dominance of New Troy. Can hardly wait to see.

As for the name, Cat... Blowing up the magnification, I think I see the arm of the K, so I think it just didn't translate right. Might have something to do with the bold font. Rose can probably fix it in short order. :-)
cattservant 22nd Dec 2013, 9:51 PM edit delete reply

You've better eyes
Than I!

[Rose might have sore knuckles
Right about now...]
Fairportfan 22nd Dec 2013, 10:29 PM edit delete reply

Hmmm. I think this board uses BBCode:


Not really the best choice of font, i'd say - anything that gets that thin/short is not gonna show up well on all screens.
Tokyo Rose 22nd Dec 2013, 11:30 PM edit delete reply

It's the font. Nothing I can do about it short of re-drawing the letter every time it shows up, and that's just not really feasible. :/
Centcomm 23rd Dec 2013, 12:59 AM edit delete reply

The font was a choice between me and Rose. it looks readable to me - but your milage may differ..
Fairportfan 23rd Dec 2013, 1:42 AM edit delete reply

I've got a 1440 x 900 ACER monitor, and i can't really see it unless i Squint Real Hard or zoom in.

What it looks like on my screen (don't know how this will work):

cattservant 23rd Dec 2013, 1:45 AM edit delete reply

But look what it did to your monitor...
Sheela 23rd Dec 2013, 8:47 AM edit delete reply

You do know it is possible to edit a font, right ?

Especially if it's a true-type font.
Centcomm 23rd Dec 2013, 2:47 PM edit delete reply

I do know that .. but we will see -
Dragonrider 22nd Dec 2013, 10:21 PM edit delete reply

My-My whomever Krystal is working for, she is getting her share of amusement out of watching Mira dress down obstacles. If I were the resistance think I'd be offering Mira a high rank and pay to match.
velvetsanity 22nd Dec 2013, 10:30 PM edit delete reply

I'm telling you, Krystal's one of Rose's. Or else a Lunie. But smart money's on her working for Rose. :D

Also, Mira and Krystal both need cast page entries! :D
Centcomm 23rd Dec 2013, 12:59 AM edit delete reply

LOL maybe - :D
Centcomm 23rd Dec 2013, 12:59 AM edit delete reply

Oh Krystal is amused - shes just not saying anything >_<
Rashala 22nd Dec 2013, 10:52 PM edit delete reply

I am rooting for Mira here. And I bet the REAL reason Centy 03 has those thwo with her is cause she is afraid of a TEDEE repeat of making a point ;)
Centcomm 23rd Dec 2013, 1:00 AM edit delete reply

hehe - well at least she knows Mira is NOT armed.
mjkj 23rd Dec 2013, 1:59 AM edit delete reply

Yeah, but what does she understand as "not armed". Is a (sonic) screwdriver a weapon...?
Rashala 23rd Dec 2013, 12:57 PM edit delete reply

Oh really and what would she do with a sonic screwdriver. Asemble Some shelves at them?
velvetsanity 23rd Dec 2013, 1:09 PM edit delete reply

Of course it's not a weapon. It's a versatile utility tool.

Not very familiar with Doctor Who, Rash?
velvetsanity 22nd Dec 2013, 10:55 PM edit delete reply

And while I'm here tossing amusement left and right...

Oh look, SkyNet CentComm is trying to intercept the message scare her into revealing the message...

Too bad for her that Mira is about to cream her panties unintimidated :D
Sheela 23rd Dec 2013, 12:10 AM edit delete reply

Ha ha, yeah, in panel three Krystal looks like she's thinking "How is she not intimidated?" ... alternatively she's thinking "She must have a deathwish."
Centcomm 23rd Dec 2013, 1:00 AM edit delete reply

it does seem that way - doesnt it :D
cattservant 23rd Dec 2013, 1:59 AM edit delete reply

Officer Allie has alerted Ms. Taylor,
Something that I'm fairly sure Cent-Comm3 hasn't quite gotten to.
So after some entertaining spleen venting and creative intimidation, Ms. Taylor may well stick her oar in the conservation, thereby mooting Cent-Comm3's maneuverings.
Fairportfan 23rd Dec 2013, 1:48 AM edit delete reply

"Look - I live out there where it's, y'know, BAD? Not really 'pressed here.

"You can let me through - and I deliver my message to your 'portant lady - or you can shoot me - and she doesn't get her hi-pri message. Which MIGHT tick her off.

"Which'll it be? You got ten seconds to decide before I make MY move."
Sheela 23rd Dec 2013, 2:05 AM edit delete reply

Mira : "here, could you hold this for me for a moment ?"
Cent : "What is it?"
Mira : "It's a message, just for you."
Cent : "Oh, what kinda message?"
Mira : "EMP grenade."
Cent : bzzziuuuuuu...¤
mjkj 23rd Dec 2013, 2:14 AM edit delete reply

*lol* I like your thinking

Though I believe that would count as a weapon and would have been detected...
Sheela 23rd Dec 2013, 7:19 AM edit delete reply

Dammit Vinnie, stop letting Mira fondle your 'nades! >:(
Rashala 23rd Dec 2013, 3:45 PM edit delete reply

I imagine the warbots are hardened agaisn tEMP ..and would spot the EMP grenade...and well kinda.....Turn mira in impressionist art on the wall
Centcomm 23rd Dec 2013, 2:47 PM edit delete reply

Likes the way you think :D
Rashala 23rd Dec 2013, 6:43 PM edit delete reply

who me or sheela
jamie59 23rd Dec 2013, 7:42 PM edit delete reply

That brings up a question. What effect would an EMP have on your androids sence they're part biological part machine?
Sheela 24th Dec 2013, 5:18 PM edit delete reply

Dunno, I think they would fare fairly well actually.

But, since Centcomm dolls are wirelessly controlled, they'd probably loose connection.
mjkj 23rd Dec 2013, 2:02 AM edit delete reply


Nice page...

I wonder though how fast Mira will TeeDee that doll (or at least disable her)...

I believe she has some tools on her.

*really looking forward to the next updates*

PS: I really like the response of Vinnie? in the first panel :p central facial protuberance *lol*
Sheela 23rd Dec 2013, 2:07 AM edit delete reply

It's not Vinnie ... I think Allie has been calling it Roly ?

Probably another android inside the building, communicating trough a bot.
mjkj 23rd Dec 2013, 2:10 AM edit delete reply

Ah, thank you, Sheela

Yeah, it was the camera eye she was talking to - but I was unsure if it was an extension of Vinnie or a separate entity.
Sheela 23rd Dec 2013, 7:18 AM edit delete reply

Different types of speech than Vinnie, I think.
Centcomm 23rd Dec 2013, 2:46 PM edit delete reply

Yep the bubbles tell the tale .. :D
KarToon12 23rd Dec 2013, 6:14 AM edit delete reply

More and more people in this comic seem to be extremely snarky to Cent-Comm. XD
Don B. 23rd Dec 2013, 8:46 AM edit delete reply
It's becoming quite the list of people being jerked around by CentComm. I wanna see what happens when CALLIOPE gets snarky with her. Results may surprise everyone involved (except maybe CentComm).
Centcomm 23rd Dec 2013, 2:45 PM edit delete reply

That could be ./.. amusing. :D
LurkerAbove 23rd Dec 2013, 7:46 AM edit delete reply
How long has it been since Mira got in range of NT ?
Because might want to know why exactly it took so long to notify her of a visitor.
(With "so long" still running :)
LurkerAbove 23rd Dec 2013, 7:48 AM edit delete reply
Because Miss Taylor might want to know ...
velvetsanity 23rd Dec 2013, 8:08 AM edit delete reply

If my guess is right, it took so long because (a) CentComm knew about Mira as soon as she arrived, and planned this little meeting, (b) as if CentComm wants Calli to be anything more than a canary in a gilt cage, and (c) Mira's presence has CentComm worried that her little saboteur has been discovered, and that Dolly's trashing that part of her plans :P

Though, honestly, it's likely (c) plus "wastelander mercs kidnapped Lynn. you're a wastelander. I don't trust your kind" as well as a bit of CentComm feeling butthurt because Mira's standing her ground on getting the message delivered and not kowtowing to the great AIS ruler of NT (not to mention still butthurt over Dolly's right hook and Teedee's bullet)
Sheela 23rd Dec 2013, 8:43 AM edit delete reply

Might also be a bit butthurt over not being able to prevent Lynn from getting kidnapped.

That said ...


Methinks Centcomm-03 is still trying to look like she's powerful, and not impotent.
Nothing enrages like impotence!
HIghlander55 24th Dec 2013, 9:36 AM edit delete reply
My take on Cent Comm is Mira is wearing the earrings Ceci had and wants to make sure it was not taken as a prize for destroying both of them or at least capturing both her and Dolly. If the earrings are tracking hardware then of course she will assume the worst and plan accordingly until verification of the facts. Best not to read too much into CentComm's security protocols. Too diverse and not enough to really gone on.
Centcomm 23rd Dec 2013, 2:45 PM edit delete reply

Only a few hours. she was intercepted by NTTA almost at once.
Dragonrider 23rd Dec 2013, 1:00 PM edit delete reply

Please.... Give us a Festivus Present...A real update on Wed NOT a Holiday Filler...Pretty Please
Centcomm 23rd Dec 2013, 2:44 PM edit delete reply

So you guys would rather have a real page rather than a Holoday pic?
cattservant 23rd Dec 2013, 3:42 PM edit delete reply

Could be both...
Sheela 23rd Dec 2013, 4:42 PM edit delete reply

Heh ... Holoday .. is that a day where you give others holograms of bikini clad women ? :D
Stormwind13 23rd Dec 2013, 5:26 PM edit delete reply

I vote for that, Sheela! :-D

So, who do we want pictures of in bikinis?

I vote for Rose! }:-D~>

Mira, Ada, Minx would be my next call. Seen lots of the others in swimwear. :-)
Sheela 24th Dec 2013, 5:20 PM edit delete reply

... Rose ?
... in swimwear ?
Stormwind13 24th Dec 2013, 8:18 PM edit delete reply

LOL Sheela. Did that boggle your mind? :-D

We always see Rose doing something, I think she should get a chance to relax. :-)
Sheela 25th Dec 2013, 12:06 AM edit delete reply

Well, yes and no.

You see, I don't think that Rose would wear *anything at all* if she could get away with it, simply because it would offend people around her.

... shopping for bagels ? Naked!
... Mother-Daughter-Teacher conference? Definately Naked!
... driving around downtown ? woo yay, Naked!
... being a jury member in a murder case? Naked!
... on Oprah's show? Naked x 2 and tease Oprah about it too, rub it in!

Unfortunately, someone wrote in some decency laws in her basic framework, and she hasn't been able to remove it yet.

Some day though, there will be a reckoning and Rose will find a way to scar all-y'all's minds .. forever!
Stormwind13 25th Dec 2013, 9:24 AM edit delete reply

That wouldn't scar a man's mind, Sheela. Possibly cause it to melt and dribble out their ears, but not scar it at all. :-D
Sheela 25th Dec 2013, 9:29 AM edit delete reply

Molten brains works too. :D
Draginbeard 23rd Dec 2013, 3:29 PM edit delete reply

Last panel looks damn ominous!

Myself, I would like to see a holiday page on the 24th, and a regular update on wed.

I want my cake and to eat it too =P
mjkj 23rd Dec 2013, 3:49 PM edit delete reply

...and here I thought the cake was a lie...
Sheela 23rd Dec 2013, 4:43 PM edit delete reply

It was, but then someone invented baking !
Stormwind13 23rd Dec 2013, 5:13 PM edit delete reply

No, no mjkj... There was cake, until Marcus ATE it all. ::Scowls at him:: Greedy, selfish... OTHER PEOPLE LIKE CAKE TOO, YOU KNOW!!! :-D
mjkj 24th Dec 2013, 5:36 PM edit delete reply


cattservant 23rd Dec 2013, 3:46 PM edit delete reply

How about Santa Rose in a magical sleigh pulled by seven tiny mutant scythe lizards*?

*(About 500 pounds each and they smell like hot chocolate and evergreens.)
Stormwind13 23rd Dec 2013, 5:09 PM edit delete reply

I expect Rose to hunt you down for even SUGGESTING that Cat. One skinned cat coming up. =O
Don B. 23rd Dec 2013, 7:26 PM edit delete reply
I expect that the kids on THAT list would be the exceptionally naughty ones.
Sheela 24th Dec 2013, 5:21 PM edit delete reply

She's reqruiting them for her army ?
stoppdenbus 23rd Dec 2013, 4:01 PM edit delete reply

Truly successful decision-making relies on a balance between deliberate and instinctive thinking. Wetware prefers real page.
Stormwind13 23rd Dec 2013, 5:11 PM edit delete reply

I would like updates... I would like Christmas pictures... However, I'll TAKE whatever you have time to put together. :-D And try to enjoy the holidays too, which means not working yourselves into a coma or something. :-)
Karyl 23rd Dec 2013, 6:42 PM edit delete reply
Santa Rose concept is hilarious! I will gratefully receive and peruse whatever you do, whenever. :) Thanks and Happy Seasonal Blessings to all!
cattservant 23rd Dec 2013, 7:12 PM edit delete reply

Or Santa Rose in a magical sleigh pulled by seven tiny Cent-comms (1-7) in shiny black leather harnesses and bells...
Stormwind13 23rd Dec 2013, 7:15 PM edit delete reply

LOL Cat. Now you are trying to get BOTH of them to hunt you down. I have to say though, I LIKE that concept. :-D Thank you for suggesting it, so they will hunt you down instead of me. :-D
Centcomm 23rd Dec 2013, 7:51 PM edit delete reply

Oh Kinky ... :D
Rashala 24th Dec 2013, 3:18 PM edit delete reply

you know I had TWO mental images for Christams in DC universe. One Involved Tedee In santa's sleigh with a SHoulder mounted rocket launcher shooting toys at people with the evil Santa From futurama.

The other Santa flying for his life doing evasive maneuvers AS behind him in the air is A fighter flown by TEdee fireing at him shouting *GIVE ME COAL and not *insert some super destructive device or body* Will ya!!
Sheela 24th Dec 2013, 5:30 PM edit delete reply

It's more likely he gave her a teddy, and she got mad. :D

... offcourse, it had laces on it, TeeDee did *not* approve!

highlander55 25th Dec 2013, 7:32 PM edit delete reply
@Sheela.. Come to think of it-- instead of Dolly freezing her nipples off why not have TeeDee in a teddy? The way she had been acting until her little bar scene I think some filet of crow is in order.
Mark_L_A 21st Jun 2015, 2:33 AM edit delete reply

Noticed on this page in particular, all of CentComms Dolls now wear a Shield Generator after TeeDee took one out.
OfficerAllie 25th Aug 2015, 12:51 AM edit delete reply

I did get written up for that. Captain Timmson also chewed me out. Then next day I found out I was on the list for the Detective Exam.
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