Comic for April 9th, 2015
April 9th, 2015

I didn’t initially intend for the purple blast in panel two to look like it was curving, but the effect looks so good I really liked it and decided to keep it that way.

Discussion (7)¬

  1. BrickVoid says:

    I’d like to see anyone come up with a scientifically proven theory that demonstrates how such space lasers would work in the first place! ­čśÇ

    • hkmaly says:

      Gravitation lenses ARE bending light. Also, it may not be laser at all. In fact, if it WOULD be laser, we wouldn’t see the trajectory in space …

    • SaylorA says:

      I read an article how it had been studied and it said they would actually pretty well. The big thing though is that since it is a laser, you would not be able to see it since there is no atmosphere to scatter the light. Unless of course it was targeting you and you got shot in the eyes. Even then your brain might not have time to process that image before your head was vaporized

    • Darg says:

      In Star TRek at least (not sure about Star Wars), they don’t shoot lasers at each other, they shoot particle beams, which are completely different as particle beams are made up of supercharged matter, not light, which is why they’re visible in vacuum and the handheld versions fire slow enough to dodge.

      • WJS says:

        That doesn’t make a damn bit of sense, you know? Particle beams should be no more visible in vacuum than lasers are, and never mind subluminal, the beams on Star Trek are subsonic!

  2. Mr. Speck says:

    I’m still waiting for things to explode. I mean, come on, it’s Legoes! How can you not want to take them apart?

    In other news, I don’t think we’ve seen those ships in the top middle right of the last panel before. Presumably they’re bad guys (since they’re black), but of what design? A second Rath ship type, maybe?

  3. Colin says:

    The curve gives it the sense of a sweeping beam, giving it motion. Not physically accurate, but a nice impressionistic effect.