44. Search and Rescue, chapter posted 10/2/08

Page 10 of 28

Search and Rescue — Page 10
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Veronica: One of the toughest pages to do, which one of my closer friends was praising like no other. Whooo.

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Comment ID #1340

I now have tears in my eyes. this was the most beautiful panel EVER!!! Both anime and manga included do not hold a candle to this.

AflacMan13 March 14, 2010, 4:58 PM UTC.

Comment ID #1513

Mike is a ninja. That’s the only logical explanation.

Kan March 15, 2010, 11:16 PM UTC.

Comment ID #1725

It’s been made clear that there’s a river below, and Mike DID promise never to let another drop of water touch her again so… yes, of course he has to (even if only temporary) be a ninja to keep his promise.

jelloman March 19, 2010, 5:03 AM UTC.

Comment ID #2350

Awesome... just awesome

diablodays April 2, 2010, 4:26 AM UTC.

Comment ID #2443

Well that’s going to hurt.

Phillip April 3, 2010, 3:12 PM UTC.

Comment ID #2546

Painful recurring childhood memories in T-minus 5…4…3…2…1…

waffle911 April 4, 2010, 5:15 PM UTC.

Comment ID #5139

Epic! Nice silhouttes! (Is that how you spell it?)

WOW geek April 17, 2010, 6:39 PM UTC.

Comment ID #5296

I think this scene could have a Balrog to top things off. Wait, there IS something in the bushes in a few pages! Does that count?

Jedi Master April 18, 2010, 1:28 AM UTC.

Comment ID #5495

that is officailly my favorite page…nice work!

air236 April 18, 2010, 5:07 PM UTC.

Comment ID #7776

Totaly Awesome.

UNIT2960 April 24, 2010, 3:47 AM UTC.

Comment ID #21332

it’s amazingly well done…I just hope Micheal knows how to use his next life /cough

Rue May 13, 2010, 9:39 PM UTC.

Comment ID #23549

Love the animation here!

Cuddle Bear May 18, 2010, 1:58 PM UTC.

Comment ID #27518

Awwwww. );

Margaret May 26, 2010, 3:17 AM UTC.

Comment ID #30246

This page is win.

Hannibal May 28, 2010, 7:43 PM UTC.

Comment ID #31893

Taeshi, your friend Neil was right to praise this page. It features so many epic things that I can’t do justice to all of them.

Or, in common internet-ese: *e-hem* MOST. EPIC. PAGE. YET.

Mick G. May 31, 2010, 1:52 AM UTC.

Comment ID #34212


UNIT2960 June 1, 2010, 10:10 PM UTC.

Comment ID #39409

Wait. Wouldn’t that be physically impossible?

Hannibal June 8, 2010, 12:51 AM UTC.

Comment ID #39411

Probably, but I forgive Taeshi for it, so should you.

Zeke Woods June 8, 2010, 12:54 AM UTC.

Comment ID #40716

This was the awsmoest page by far out of all of the pages because it shows mike saveing lucy at the risk of his own life and for that I
thank you

Jango D'Soul June 9, 2010, 2:30 PM UTC.

Comment ID #59758

This is a death of Mike we know.

corvusfrugilegus July 14, 2010, 8:17 PM UTC.

Comment ID #66860

Physically impossible? No, but he’d have to push with a great amount of force, thus sending him downwards much, much faster. Also, GREAT FREAKING JOB! And Mike is now very high up there for me. Awesome job man.

Skykitsune July 29, 2010, 8:52 PM UTC.

Comment ID #67433

mike ninja hyaaaaaa

j the fourth July 30, 2010, 2:23 PM UTC.

Comment ID #70719

This page gives me goooooooooosebumpsssssss.

Even after the 5th time of reading it. :O

xLoveandLightningx August 6, 2010, 3:37 AM UTC.

Comment ID #80876

Amazing, really beautiful work on this page.

Manwithnoname August 23, 2010, 11:58 PM UTC.

Comment ID #81459

I’m sure Lucy will punch Mike later for kicking her in the stomach.

@Jelloman He kinda broke that promise when Lucy dived to save Yashy.

Rawrd00d August 25, 2010, 7:48 AM UTC.

Comment ID #97856

dude i can read this chap over and over again and still won’t get tired of it. this is by far the best page!!

Zeo September 29, 2010, 10:32 PM UTC.

Comment ID #106305

I had tears going down my face at this page

John October 17, 2010, 8:00 AM UTC.

Comment ID #109998

… … … …
Oh, god…
This is…
and epic…

Lyucs October 23, 2010, 6:45 PM UTC.

Comment ID #110494

I just realized something….HOW IS THIS POSSIBLE!? What? Did he push her through the air, and up to the other side of the bridge?

King October 24, 2010, 11:10 PM UTC.

Comment ID #114164

*huge watery puppy dog eyes*

Moofin October 30, 2010, 12:18 AM UTC.

Comment ID #123994

Every time I see this page I just have to comment that this is ****ing impossible. Even the power of love cannot break the laws of physics like that.

Hannibal November 12, 2010, 2:19 AM UTC.

Comment ID #124137

Nicely and interestingly done page, shading them all black was a nice touch.

*puts self to sleep*

X-Strike-Fire-Dragon November 12, 2010, 6:40 AM UTC.

Comment ID #125131

This… is one of the most epic pages EVER.

LpSamuelm November 14, 2010, 5:27 PM UTC.

Comment ID #128674


SushiJaguar November 18, 2010, 6:32 AM UTC.

Comment ID #132148

mike ain’t no jerk, all this without a sammich, ****ing *** man

lolwut November 23, 2010, 6:41 AM UTC.

Comment ID #135493

I really don’t understand. Did he… fall and then grab her, spin upright, and hurl her upwards? This is troll physics.

herzeleid December 6, 2010, 3:41 AM UTC.

Comment ID #136278

Best page of the whole damn comic.

The Other Mike (Mikaro) December 12, 2010, 8:30 AM UTC.

Comment ID #137068

tehcnically that is possible, if he pushed himself towards her to catch her (which he did), otherwise that is humanly impossible

sincerly, the wii anonymous

anonymous December 17, 2010, 6:27 AM UTC.

Comment ID #137492

Troll physics? He pushed off from the rock to get her. He’s got good legs. It’s a plot point.

Hoheh December 20, 2010, 6:38 AM UTC.

Comment ID #139525


anon9000 December 29, 2010, 4:44 PM UTC.

Comment ID #139663

:x!? wat?

Hoheh December 30, 2010, 6:44 PM UTC.

Comment ID #140985

:( :O

Hinata Angel January 8, 2011, 11:27 PM UTC.

Comment ID #141141

Vat are hyu talkink about?

Hoheh January 10, 2011, 5:14 AM UTC.

Comment ID #142107

Because physics obviously works that way.

Baeleox January 16, 2011, 12:47 AM UTC.

Comment ID #143198

What he did was push of the ledge catch her flipped backwards about 90 degrees and kicked off the momentum not only sent Lucy flying back up but assured Mike would hit the water faster and with more force. It’s possible I assure you.

ForgottenEcho January 21, 2011, 6:31 AM UTC.

Comment ID #144633

Am I the only one wondering what the heck is Sue doing in that panel?

... January 30, 2011, 8:10 AM UTC.

Comment ID #145436

Taeshi, if you made the part where mickael got Lucy to throw or kick her back up, you could’ve made mike kiss her first then kick her up.

Nightrobber February 3, 2011, 7:24 AM UTC.

Comment ID #146192

OMG!!! MIKE AND LUCY!!! OMGGGG!!! *close to crying* FFUUU!!!!! DD8

….reads on…

Random Stalker Ninja Girl February 9, 2011, 12:17 AM UTC.

Comment ID #146435

stfu nightrobber

good thinking - lucy fainted because water, so he knows he’s gonna survive the fall

DFA February 9, 2011, 8:19 PM UTC.

Comment ID #147671


Ali February 15, 2011, 9:24 AM UTC.

Comment ID #148257


Katyroo February 18, 2011, 5:09 AM UTC.

Comment ID #148494

Mike could do that because:
A: He comes from a long line of Korean ninjas, and
B: He then fell into a plot hole.

GoodBurger February 19, 2011, 2:09 AM UTC.

Comment ID #149393

Every now and then I come back to this particular page for nostalgia’s sake. It’s just so elegant and emotional that you can’t help but love it. This definitely shows Mike’s noble side since he is willing to sacrifice himself for Lucy.

LostInPhilly89 February 25, 2011, 5:04 AM UTC.

Comment ID #149686

and I just realized there was water all along, I just never saw that it was water, thought just some generic landscape or something (dunno)

DFA February 27, 2011, 8:49 PM UTC.

Comment ID #152241

This is probably my favourite page so far.

Hang on… they twist the wrong way after they collide…
Michael should’ve went into a frontflip motion, not a backflip. Physics fail!

But yeah, this page is still the best.

Teguki March 17, 2011, 5:11 PM UTC.

Comment ID #152315

Physically impossible, but SHUT UP IT WORKS, DAMNIT.

Lol-Nade March 18, 2011, 4:17 AM UTC.

Comment ID #152640

Hmmmm… Thiz thiz remindz me of a truly painful ztory which involved me, a cliff, a ztupid gofer hole, and a home made ztretcher cuz my family iz cheap/poor

Miracle March 21, 2011, 3:07 AM UTC.

Comment ID #153334

WTF??? that doesn’t make a bit of sense!!! maybe im looking at it wrong…

if im correct, they are both moving downwards. falling. yet he somehow denies gravity and launchs her back up? even though they are both moving in a downwards motion?

what would really happen is mike slows lucy’s decent and launches himself further downwards towards the giant river.

keep in mind that i may be just looking at it wrong, as previously mentioned.

You probably don’t even read these comments anyway, focusing on the comments of your newer comics. still, this has been bugging me ever since i read this comic.

i just never commented on it. if I had bothered to scroll down and discover that you can leave comments (which i only found out about around the start of ‘Pillow Talk’) i would have brought up this subject as soon as i read the comic.

Bendy March 25, 2011, 2:50 PM UTC.

Comment ID #155845

At that height, the surface tension of the water would shatter your bones just as well as a concrete wall…YOUR MAISHUL LEARNED NON-CANON!

Scientific Mind April 7, 2011, 5:57 AM UTC.

Comment ID #159494

Actually its possible after reading all your comics I showed this page to my chemistry and physics teacher and she says its possible.

ARandomByStander April 29, 2011, 5:34 PM UTC.

Comment ID #162166

I would never be able to think as fast as Mike did here. There’s just no way. :O

NintendoSegaSonyGuy May 20, 2011, 2:03 AM UTC.

Comment ID #168201

Their using FF VII Advent children physics

Tokoz June 20, 2011, 6:30 PM UTC.

Comment ID #170327

This Page Is Awesome

NorthernDruid July 1, 2011, 4:37 PM UTC.

Comment ID #171165

This made me teary ;~; One of the best pages out there.

Nekohashi (or Neko) July 8, 2011, 2:49 AM UTC.

Comment ID #172561

GAWD THIS IS AWSOME!!! Great job!!!

Arietta July 14, 2011, 4:00 PM UTC.

Comment ID #172859

Like a boss

Jake July 16, 2011, 12:45 AM UTC.

Comment ID #174503


that’s now veronica likes to play things, from what i’ve seen.

Thanatos July 27, 2011, 11:04 AM UTC.

Comment ID #177585

Wait, can you push someone in mid-air? I thought you needed something to ground yourself on.

ket August 18, 2011, 8:23 PM UTC.

Comment ID #177745

Beautifully done.

Pika256 August 19, 2011, 5:59 AM UTC.

Comment ID #180975

I was listening to moonlight sonata while reading this…

Mint-Sama September 7, 2011, 7:18 PM UTC.

Comment ID #195081

I’ve just realised. There’s a lot of Sue in this chapter…
…Me gusta :D

(She does randomly appear prominently though, I mean just look at this page:
Mike+Lucy, Mike+Lucy, Mike+Lucy, SUE, Mike+Lucy, Ninja push!, Mike, Mike, Mike

BarbedFire November 30, 2011, 9:33 AM UTC.

Comment ID #211557


the fry pwnr March 10, 2012, 6:52 AM UTC.

Comment ID #212586

anything is possible with Mike-san

Sycrin March 24, 2012, 3:08 AM UTC.

Comment ID #213205


nomoe28 April 1, 2012, 4:32 PM UTC.

Comment ID #216632

@NOMOE28 ur a duche…

Ikuto May 17, 2012, 3:26 AM UTC.

Comment ID #216808

MIKE!!! Wh-what’s the rest of the gang gonna do if you die? You saved Lucy… at least…

Hashi May 18, 2012, 7:54 PM UTC.

Comment ID #219781

Too bad Mike didn’t die after this… Would have made future events in the comic much better for most of the cast.

Spiritwolf15 June 22, 2012, 7:49 PM UTC.

Comment ID #220539

@Spiritwolf15 don’t spoil this to the new readers!

Chileanguy July 1, 2012, 1:37 AM UTC.

Comment ID #223081

Wow, now I realise… when Mike falls it’s not that bad he’s a cat and a good swimmer, but when Lucy falls.. O.O She passed out and can’t swim…….

Killermampf July 19, 2012, 1:18 AM UTC.

Comment ID #223595

@Spiritwolf15 I hope this cover’s your commont so that It doesn’t have a spoiler right below the page.

The Real Lee July 23, 2012, 8:11 PM UTC.

Comment ID #223626

@TheRealLee It’s not even a spoiler. This chapter is a flashback, and we see that Mike is perfectly alive at the beginning of the chapter.

Blargfleg July 24, 2012, 12:56 PM UTC.

Comment ID #224406


Lloyd August 3, 2012, 4:58 AM UTC.

Comment ID #224646

And everyone still hates him? Geez, I’ve read about knights in shining armor, and here HE comes along and everyone HATES!?!? WHAT IS THIS!?!!? Why does everyone seem to team up to destroy all faith in humanity!?
She TERRORIZES HIM! I mean, everyone deserves a second chance and all, but she hates him PERSONALLY every day! She NEEDS him! This page right here is cold hard PROOF that she does! No one would have saved her other than Mike! I mean, Paulo loves her and all, but wouldn’t he just think he would have lost her when she let go? He says in one of the comics that he doesn’t want to die for her!
And STILL you all just keep hating… it’s disgusting to see people like me hating such a brilliant hero… disgusting… like a parasite… like cancer…
And has she done anything for him!? Think about it, has she ACTUALLY ever saved his life? During the gang scene, she’s only defending herself and talking about how big she is and how much see must care about everyone… but they weren’t even going to TOUCH them if they hadn’t intervened! They were only trying to get Lucy, who could have saved herself alone. And when Mike fell into the water, PAULO SAVED THEM! Lucy only failed!
Look, I’m not saying Lucy is some person who is to be hated and all, but seriously, can’t you people see that she’s been bad to Mike all his life, and hasn’t even said sorry? And that Mike has no reason to be hated? Just think about that.

The Other August 6, 2012, 5:58 AM UTC.

Comment ID #227888

SHUT THE ****ING HELL UP ABOUT THE GODMOTHER****ING RETARDED PHYSICS…!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

your ruining the beautiful mood Mad Lucy

jess September 9, 2012, 4:07 PM UTC.

Comment ID #229663

all of you anti-mike ppl r gonna love this page

NerdyandIknowit October 2, 2012, 1:17 PM UTC.

Comment ID #240825

Am I the only one who wants to go in after him

Jacob March 13, 2013, 1:09 AM UTC.

Comment ID #241605

This is said….

Yashyhater March 23, 2013, 10:09 PM UTC.

Comment ID #242208


etyb April 2, 2013, 8:27 PM UTC.

Comment ID #247651

proves what i’ve said all along, MIKE IS A BADASS

Curtis June 5, 2013, 10:43 PM UTC.

Comment ID #248759

Still the best page in my favourite chapter.
Still one of the best pages of the entire series.
Still one of the best pages of any webcomic period.

Epic feels.

Masket June 12, 2013, 10:51 AM UTC.

Comment ID #252032

Dam, you. dam you for making me like Mike and Lucy as a couple.

Seoq July 2, 2013, 2:05 AM UTC.

Comment ID #256075

Looks like he was
*puts on generic sunglasses*
“Falling for her”

Mcturtle August 7, 2013, 11:55 PM UTC.

Comment ID #261477

:3 u can delete this if it pops up, I’m just testing if I can comment

kitty777 October 8, 2013, 11:52 PM UTC.

Comment ID #271160

Mike did this because he loves Lucy. This was no babysitting. This was a act of love, even if though he doesn’t realize it himself :)

Jonas97face December 24, 2013, 9:40 AM UTC.

Comment ID #273067

Omg… I was just looking at this page for the 100 time while listening to ”evertytime we touch” by cascada and I STILL cried… So pretty :O

I will forever support Mike X Lucy, I don’t care what Mike did in the future….

Iti January 16, 2014, 7:51 PM UTC.

Comment ID #273068

On the 5. shadow it looks a bit like they kissed :) KAWAIIII

Iti January 16, 2014, 7:52 PM UTC.

Comment ID #286475

I know that it’s not Lucy’s fault, and ‘Curiosity killed the cat’ and all, but sometimes I just wish she would think rather than just react the way she does sometimes..

First Time Reader September 9, 2014, 11:50 PM UTC.

Comment ID #296253


yellowcrash10 March 30, 2015, 8:14 AM UTC.

Comment ID #298972

Cuz’ Physics, yo.

Istnet May 15, 2015, 4:17 AM UTC.

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