Fri, 27 Jun 2014
#36 Beady Eye
Xbone keeps an eye on Plok.
Main Series: Vol 2
#36 Beady Eye
Xbone keeps an eye on Plok.
Fri, 27 Jun 2014
Not sure what's going on in this comic? Read the earlier episodes in the Main Series to catch up, or read the one-off episodes in the Shorts Series.
I bet nobody once played Rayman and said "This guys a little like Plok, But that joke exists, Plok just needs to remember he came first!
Comment by DemolisherBPB, added Fri, 27 Jun 2014 00:17:27 GMT
He's having doubts. Did you know the RayMan bloke got a French Knighthood? I hate my life.
Comment by JPickford, added Fri, 27 Jun 2014 00:25:00 GMT
(I don't hate my life)
Comment by JPickford, added Fri, 27 Jun 2014 01:07:28 GMT
Ha Ha! Wait Xbone has thoughts and feelings? Ooooooooo!
Comment by Mr. Polygon, added Fri, 27 Jun 2014 01:36:31 GMT
So if Rockyfella is in the comic, and the Flea Queen is in the comic, is there any possibility that the Bobbins Brothers might eventually make an appearance?
Comment by Guest Betaman, added Fri, 27 Jun 2014 08:19:30 GMT
They've got to one day.
Comment by Ste Pickford, added Fri, 27 Jun 2014 08:39:04 GMT
@Betaman: It seems to be a different flea queen in the comic compared to the one from the game.
Which leads me to the Bobbins Brothers. I got the following info from the German official Nintendo magazine which in hindsight tended to be quite liberal in their interpretations of the plots in the video games they covered - So is it true that during Grandpappy Plok's fight with the Bobbins Brothers one of them lost his life and that this is the reason Plok only fights two of them instead of the three Grandpappy Plok had to fight?
If true this seems quite dark for a game targeted at a young audience.
Anyway is there a reason why Plok is object 0x23A? If Xbone in the comic increments every new object by one this should mean the flea queen gave birth to 569 or 570 fleas (it depends if it starts counting at 0).
Comment by NameThatNobodyTakes, added Fri, 27 Jun 2014 09:08:25 GMT
Well spotted. Yes, there are 569 (or 570) fleas.
Comment by Ste Pickford, added Fri, 27 Jun 2014 09:14:26 GMT
I got the impression that Irving was banished from the group for being annoying or foolish. And also for having kind of a funny first name. Nothing sensible like "Plok."
Nintendo Power magazine said something like "Irving, who left the act long ago." Game magazines did like to fill in the blanks on their own if they had more space than their actual confirmed information could occupy. Sadly (or not) they used the actual concept art in the article instead of having one of their staff artists interpret the game sprites.
I always liked the way the Bobbinses descended while clinging to chains. Games of that era rarely had such stylish character entrances.
Comment by Guest Zinkugel, added Fri, 27 Jun 2014 21:58:48 GMT
Oh right and it worked with the boss music perfectly, what with their huge mouths and that creepy laugh-noise. I have to wonder what the Follins were expecting players to take from that.
Comment by Guest Zinkugel, added Fri, 27 Jun 2014 22:03:49 GMT
The Bobbins Bros were named after the children of Ignatz Mouse.
Comment by JPickford, added Fri, 27 Jun 2014 23:55:57 GMT
So if at least 2 of the Bobbin's Brothers are still alive, does that mean Grandpappy Plok is alive, assuming that the... whatever they are have long lives? Or is Grandpappy Plok more or less flea chow?
Comment by Guest Nathan, added Sat, 28 Jun 2014 04:46:12 GMT
Well according to the game, after Plok beats the Bobbins for the first time he says "Grandpappy would be proud of me" assuming that he is dead. Now who knows we may be dealing with a Paper Mario scenario where he's not dead but being held captive and everybody thinks he's dead. Personally I think he's dead due to that giant statue and the tense in which Plok talks about him. Hey Maybe we should present this to the game theorist. It would be interesting to see Plok on that show and what they would say. But I don't think there is enough evidence to prove if he's truly dead or not.
Comment by Mr. Polygon, added Sat, 28 Jun 2014 05:14:24 GMT
I heard that the laughing comes from another game the Follins worked on. I think it was a batman game. Also I know what happened to Irving. He ditched his bros to become a basketball player. Thus known as Kevin Irving.
Comment by Mr. Polygon, added Sat, 28 Jun 2014 05:19:44 GMT
I know what happened to Irving! He ditched his bros and became Kyrie Irving!
Comment by Mr. Polygon, added Sat, 28 Jun 2014 05:23:29 GMT
But Plok claims that Grandpappy Plok did his dirty business "50 years ago". The Bobbins Brothers did not age. Neither did Plok age when he decided to sleep for 20 years. Nor did Rockyfella.
Comment by Guest Nathan, added Sat, 28 Jun 2014 10:29:54 GMT
Oops, looks like Rockyfella came at the wrong place at the wrong time, LOL. Plok will not be happy when he'll hear the news about his flag.
And Plok, if you want to know, I played your game first before Rayman.
Comment by Guest WJC, added Sat, 28 Jun 2014 12:39:45 GMT
So did Ubisoft!
Comment by JPickford, added Sat, 28 Jun 2014 13:20:54 GMT
Didn't Plok originally have blue eyes? Did the long "kip" change his eye colour from blue to brown?
Comment by Guest Yanna, added Sat, 28 Jun 2014 17:25:04 GMT
"So did Ubisoft!"
Ha Ha Ha! Great joke! Plok still is better though.
Comment by Guest invisible dancing bottom, added Sat, 28 Jun 2014 17:30:54 GMT
LOL @ JPickford's joke!
Well that's interesting that the interpretations differ from magazine to magazine. I still remember that the German magazine said that Plok holds his flags so dear because they were knitted by his grand-mom :P
My take on the Bobbins' introduction I always wondered where the chains ascended from (helicopter?) but I guess I should just leave it as being part of the game's surreal world - the flea pit even features many traffic signs, which could very well mean that it was once home to an underground society now inhabited by fleas and their mutations or maybe it's just the pushed down stratum from ages ago... but then the game features two levels which depict abandoned towns on Akrillic. It would be interesting if Plok's world was explored more in the future.
You had me thinking about boss introductions from games two decades ago and the only bosses from my memory where they bothered with introductions are the poses the robot masters do in the Mega Man games.
Comment by NameThatNobodyTakes, added Sat, 28 Jun 2014 21:17:09 GMT
I had to hop in here to offer some praise on this wonderful series. I grew up with Plok on the SNES, and sadly I thought I'd never see the character again. Just this morning I decided to randomly look him up, and I found this comic. As an aspiring independant comic artist, it brings me a lot of joy to see Plok being handled lovingly in comic form by his creators. The art and writing are both ace; I look forward to seeing more. I love that you're doing this for free, and hope to contribute financially just as soon as I can find some stable employment. I know what it's like producing comics for free, and I know how good it can feel to have folks offer money because they believe in your project. Best of luck to the both of you in your future endeavours, I'll be watching this space.
Comment by Guest D.J. Dambach, added Sun, 29 Jun 2014 00:30:34 GMT
@ NameThat Nobody Takes
"Were the Bobbins Bros, but you can call us the handsome guys."
Plok: We might be able to locate the fwee queen using duh wadar woom. When we find dat meteor well find duh fwee queen!
Comment by Guest invisible dancing bottom, added Sun, 29 Jun 2014 01:55:49 GMT
@Name That Nobody Takes
Also what about super Mario Advance? When you get to a boss they say something like "this is as far as you go!" or "Step right up, if you wanna get toasted." Also in Sonic Advance 3 they give Eggman about 3 seconds to laugh and show the player his machine before the boss battle begins.
Comment by Guest invisible dancing bottom, added Tue, 01 Jul 2014 12:34:56 GMT
I was referring to games specifically from 1994 or earlier! Game designers are more likely to make a unique event of a battle now. In the Plok days a player was lucky to even get a foe-specific taunt prior to being attacked, although I prefer nothing at all to a pace-breaking speech.
Comment by Guest Zinkugel, added Tue, 01 Jul 2014 19:51:15 GMT
Will be the posibility to have all of the comic in a Plok's sequel? that would be great!!
What about a remake of the original..? :D
Comment by Guest Mike Tobn, added Tue, 01 Jul 2014 19:54:16 GMT
We're only working on the comic at the moment.
Comment by Ste Pickford, added Tue, 01 Jul 2014 20:03:50 GMT
That's just what YOU want us to believe.
Comment by Guest Nathan, added Wed, 02 Jul 2014 14:03:11 GMT
@ JPickford, LOL, that's is so funny... and it could be true.
About the Bobbin Brothers, I never thought about that. I always thought that the ones Plok faced were just relatives of the Bobbin Brothers that Plok's grandpappy fought.
Comment by Guest WJC, added Thu, 03 Jul 2014 20:34:25 GMT
Its the same ones. Well not all of them obviously.
Think of it like the Marx Brothers. Only more evil.
Comment by JPickford, added Fri, 04 Jul 2014 22:06:38 GMT
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