Half the Battle #10 — Man on the Moon

Half the Battle

#10 — Man on the Moon

This is one of the very first strip ideas I came up with, and one of my per­son­al favorites.  The idea comes from an episode of the car­toon where Cobra Commander’s grand scheme was to burn his face on the moon with a giant laser.  I saw it as a kid and nev­er for­got it.  It just seemed so stu­pid.  I watched the episode recent­ly, and cer­tain char­ac­ters with­in the show agreed with me.  Destro (who makes his first appear­ance in my strip) scold­ed Cobra Com­man­der for wast­ing mil­lions of dol­lars on what he called, “cos­mic graf­fi­ti.”  When it’s word­ed like that, it kind of seems awe­some…

Any­way, this strip has tak­en me the longest to do by far.  Since I kin­da suck at Pho­to­shop, I decid­ed to take a tuto­r­i­al on how to draw a moon.  Enjoy!

HtB #10 - Man on the Moon

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Half the Battle #9 — Flint’s Gloves

Half the Battle

#9 — Flint’s Gloves

This is by far the most ‘insid­er’ of my strips.  Instead of mak­ing fun of some aspect of the car­toon, it makes fun of the fans (always a classy move!).  If you don’t get it, con­grat­u­la­tions!  You are not obses­sive enough about GI Joe to troll forums.  If you want to know what this strip is about, click HERE.

 

HTB #9 - Flint's Gloves

 

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Half the Battle #8 — Nightmare Assault on America’s Pastime

Half the Battle #8 — Nightmare Assault on America’s Pastime

This is one of those rare Half the Bat­tle strips that imi­tates an actu­al scene from the Sun­bow car­toon.  The episode was called Night­mare Assault and it is one of my favorites.  In it, Dr. Mind­ben­der cre­ates a devise that gives all of the Joes night­mares, leav­ing them tired, ner­vous wrecks.  The only Joe that is unaf­fect­ed is Low Light.  Why?  Because he already doesn’t sleep, due to insom­nia.  And why does he have insom­nia?  Because he is afraid of hav­ing night­mares… Even­tu­al­ly, Low Light enters everyone’s dreams, fac­ing his and every­one else’s fears, and shoots a bunch of giant rat cars in the face while scream­ing mani­a­cal­ly stuff like, “I’m not afraid any­more, Dad!  What do you think of your son now?!?  BWA HA HA HA!”

Any­way, there was a scene in the episode where Life­line and Lady Jaye were talk­ing about the night­mares they were hav­ing.  Lady Jaye reveals, in a way that got past the cen­sors of a kids show, that she had to sing the Nation­al Anthem at a base­ball game naked.  (Lady Jaye and states of undress seemed to be a theme of the series that I may hit on lat­er…)  Any­way, the scene was actu­al­ly real­ly fun­ny, pos­si­bly more so than the strip below.  But what this strip has that the actu­al scene doesn’t is a diss on base­ball.  I can think of few­er things worse than hav­ing to watch a game…

HTB #8 - Nightmare Assault

 

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