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

Page 14 of 28

Search and Rescue — Page 14
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Veronica: Lucy is in a man-sandwich oh god.

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Comment ID #1169

Woman sandwich you mean

Gui gui March 11, 2010, 12:18 AM EST.

Comment ID #2706


Loyal reader April 6, 2010, 6:43 PM EST.

Comment ID #2707


Loyal reader April 6, 2010, 6:44 PM EST.

Comment ID #2708

Also, i was kinda wrong about Paulo, not good for him but not that bad.

Loyal Reader April 6, 2010, 6:45 PM EST.

Comment ID #2745

I can really feel the regression in Lucy on panels 11 to 14. It’s just... dang... you just can feel the sadness.

On another note, McCain makes this situation a whole lot less awkward even if it’s not good news.

Phillip April 6, 2010, 8:12 PM EST.

Comment ID #5141

Paulo looks like has a cape on in the last scene.

WOW geek April 17, 2010, 6:43 PM EST.

Comment ID #5300

McCain is so blunt.

Jedi Master April 18, 2010, 1:31 AM EST.

Comment ID #6630

@Loyal reader (lowercase “r” for reader) “everything”

Daborior April 21, 2010, 3:54 PM EST.

Comment ID #9755

Oh, no. The angst button is pressed.

Calvin April 28, 2010, 1:55 PM EST.

Comment ID #19571

Just allow me to say, “SHUT UP MCCAIN!”

Nothing against him, just had to be said… |D

Lighthawke May 10, 2010, 7:29 PM EST.

Comment ID #19697

Like I said, he’s a freaking moron (an intelligent person who isn’t smart)

Michael J. Caboose May 10, 2010, 9:06 PM EST.

Comment ID #19701

Do you know what, on this one I think what McCain said had to be said, they couldn’t hide it from her, that said the delivery was admittedly lacking in sympathy.

Jeez, i just noticed I need to find a better word to use than “said” using it 3 times in one sentence

MiwAuturu May 10, 2010, 9:08 PM EST.

Comment ID #21523

That “He fell” line is right out of Lord of the Rings, isn’t it?

Darthvender May 14, 2010, 5:08 AM EST.

Comment ID #23553

Well I guess someone had to say it… McCain isn’t too good at giving bad news though…

Cuddle Bear May 18, 2010, 2:02 PM EST.

Comment ID #28806



Comment ID #44262

double BLAM!

this guy June 15, 2010, 5:17 AM EST.

Comment ID #59692

Alec McCain-More blunt than a cinderblock-hammer combo mentioned several posts ago in a nother comic page.

:pq: July 14, 2010, 4:50 PM EST.

Comment ID #65986

Yay Paulo & lucy bit :D

Madeline July 28, 2010, 11:23 AM EST.

Comment ID #66869

McCain breaks the bad news TWICE!

Skykitsune July 29, 2010, 9:08 PM EST.

Comment ID #67440

final fantasy bear

j the fourth July 30, 2010, 2:29 PM EST.

Comment ID #67674

cue punch

unknown July 31, 2010, 12:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #68240

lol david’s face in the 1st and 2nd panel :D

ireadyourcomics August 1, 2010, 9:04 AM EST.

Comment ID #73773

Heh, i love McCain.

Chris August 12, 2010, 10:16 AM EST.

Comment ID #81518

Pretty sure McCaine needed those brass ball to say something everyone else was pretty downright paranoid to say.

Insanity Man August 25, 2010, 9:22 AM EST.

Comment ID #83341

That’s so sad. Her expression is so well-drawn, I’m crying along with her

Poke August 28, 2010, 9:58 PM EST.

Comment ID #87133

Why are ****** and Tess smiling? o_0

sammy September 6, 2010, 4:48 PM EST.

Comment ID #93799

gang rape: more fun with friends. :D

Inumaru12 September 21, 2010, 2:10 AM EST.

Comment ID #97858

um ok i guess someone had to tell her.

Zeo September 29, 2010, 10:37 PM EST.

Comment ID #101860

cheers for McCain one of my favourite characters xD (oh god i can’t wait for her to destroy Paulos bones when she finds out he’s the reason Mike fell, He doesn’t deserve that hug… Mofo oportunist!)

Luio October 7, 2010, 11:43 PM EST.

Comment ID #105526

Man, McCain is awesome. XD

Xaxus October 15, 2010, 5:09 AM EST.

Comment ID #106045


That "Dude" October 16, 2010, 7:06 PM EST.

Comment ID #108706

…Alec can be so stupid… Not as stupid as me, though…

RuBoo October 21, 2010, 5:19 PM EST.

Comment ID #110006

I defend McCain. He was right to say it. Even as bluntly as he did.

And, watch it, Paulo, depending on what I see the next page, you’ll be dead to me too.

Lyucs October 23, 2010, 7:05 PM EST.

Comment ID #124143

Poor Lucy, Paulo back off.

X-Strike-Fire-Dragon November 12, 2010, 6:50 AM EST.

Comment ID #125134

Panel 3: That is a piece af awesome acrobatics.

LpSamuelm November 14, 2010, 5:32 PM EST.

Comment ID #138234


cutel09 December 23, 2010, 1:49 AM EST.

Comment ID #140079

Whew, is that Paulo spooning Lucy? :D Yeahhh, more yiffy action!!

Jupi January 1, 2011, 10:06 PM EST.

Comment ID #140956

Poor poor lucy

Neverrmore January 8, 2011, 7:00 PM EST.

Comment ID #150093

“Damn it McCain.” (slaps McCain the in back of the head)

Nonashu March 2, 2011, 11:03 PM EST.

Comment ID #150523

Fav character is now McCain.

IDK Him saying “he fell” was funny to me if not to anyone else XD

ben.duffa-kover March 6, 2011, 11:38 PM EST.

Comment ID #151656

Oh no! Paulo you girlfriend stealer!!! Why the he’ll did you try to sleep with Lucy in the middle of the forest!!!!

Blast_The_Hedghog March 13, 2011, 10:47 PM EST.

Comment ID #151759

Oooh McCain McCain McCain…

SumFurry911 March 14, 2011, 6:14 AM EST.

Comment ID #153795


someone March 29, 2011, 9:54 PM EST.

Comment ID #153802


ThaAwesomeGuy March 30, 2011, 12:16 AM EST.

Comment ID #160618

Paulo is probably my favorite character. He really is an incredible jerkface, especially when he really shouldn’t be. But when he NEEDS to step up and be a man, he just goes right ahead and does it.

Grif May 9, 2011, 11:34 PM EST.

Comment ID #161010

VERY discreet Mcain! XD you deserve a medal… I… am going to buy you a pizza! lol jk this IS quite tragic

Adam May 12, 2011, 4:17 AM EST.

Comment ID #162026

MICCAIN!!!!! whoa… deja vu…

Jace the mind BREAKer May 19, 2011, 4:42 AM EST.

Comment ID #162171

McCain deserves a ****ing medal for being the worst breaker of bad news since…insert random reference here. Sorry, I can’t think of any reference to make.

When I first saw the opening panels to this page, I was mad. Mad that Lucy kicked Paulo even when he didn’t do anything. I thought the buildup was all for not.

Then…when Lucy collapsed, and Paulo went and hugged her…My heart just shattered. Paulo knows exactly when to step up and be a man when he needs to be. He’s better at that than Mike. How many times must I say LucyXPaulo? They couldn’t be MORE perfect for each other…

NintendoSegaSonyGuy May 20, 2011, 2:35 AM EST.

Comment ID #164123

this would happen to me, If zach fell of a cliff I would go into feble position, and, like poulo, that boy i talk about (his name is Tanner) is a jerk sometimes. But he would most cerrtainly try to comfort me.

Wolfiesong and Sneppy May 29, 2011, 7:28 PM EST.

Comment ID #168619

Alec….you’re cold ;)

Milos June 23, 2011, 3:49 AM EST.

Comment ID #169165

God damnit MacCain…
wow i can’t believe I had to say that again O.o

Ciclopotis June 26, 2011, 1:29 AM EST.

Comment ID #172563

GaahhhhAAAhhh!!! Damn you Alec!!!!

Arietta July 14, 2011, 4:03 PM EST.

Comment ID #172566

Heh this is why alec is my favorite character

APerson July 14, 2011, 4:12 PM EST.

Comment ID #173446

I love McCain! XD “He fell.” Dealt with it. B-|

V July 20, 2011, 6:45 PM EST.

Comment ID #174511

you know, from what i can tell of this comic… the… CREATOR… must really love abusive men, and rape.

who else would draw **** like that?

Thanatos July 27, 2011, 11:16 AM EST.

Comment ID #175810

@Thanatos— Seriously. Get. The. ****. Out. You clearly hate this comic, so why keep reading it?

Flara August 5, 2011, 8:47 AM EST.

Comment ID #176891

All I can think of now is the part of Lord of the Rings where Aragorn falls off the cliff.

paulosawesome August 13, 2011, 9:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #177586

@Flara, agreed. What a creep.

ket August 18, 2011, 8:26 PM EST.

Comment ID #179173

McCain makes a livin delivering bad news

stotans August 28, 2011, 7:53 PM EST.

Comment ID #180271

All hail Mccain. King of blunt comments 8-)

J Boy September 2, 2011, 10:24 PM EST.

Comment ID #182088

Oh McCain ….. You and your bluntness

Bob September 14, 2011, 10:28 PM EST.

Comment ID #183260

He’s even more blunt than Lucy, and that’s saying something.

Luigifan September 27, 2011, 8:54 PM EST.

Comment ID #185371

“He fell…”

Anyone else think of Lord of the Rings?

Deathrinder October 12, 2011, 11:25 PM EST.

Comment ID #188227

She should have hit David harder.

MikexLucyfan November 3, 2011, 6:25 AM EST.

Comment ID #193647

@Flara He commented because 1) He was on his way through hate’n and about to quit when he actually got hooked, or 2) He wanted your response.

Even toss-up. Doesn’t really matter.

The Qualifier November 25, 2011, 9:51 AM EST.

Comment ID #208704

this is a great time for a “SHUT IT MCCAIN Furious Abbey!”

the fry pwnr February 11, 2012, 12:12 AM EST.

Comment ID #212593

*performs a THIS IS SPARTA kick to McCain*
*hugs lucy*

Sycrin March 24, 2012, 4:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #213206


nomoe28 April 1, 2012, 4:34 PM EST.

Comment ID #213681

I believe what McCain did was the best way to do it. Being blunt so they could go straight to the comforting her. Lying would have been bad.

Shiva April 5, 2012, 7:13 PM EST.

Comment ID #219058

wow that’s just wow

NightcoreTechRave June 15, 2012, 1:59 AM EST.

Comment ID #226578

“He fell.”

McCain August 29, 2012, 10:18 PM EST.

Comment ID #233332

@Luio Actually, Alec is the one the made Mike fall. If he didn’t say anything about the current below them, Lucy would have never looked down (because of the game (making her faint)), and Mike would have never had to jump down to save her (making her fall). So even though Paulo and David broke the bridge, technically Alec made Mike fall.

Sono November 27, 2012, 1:52 AM EST.

Comment ID #242536

*sigh* I completely feel your pain, Lucy….so much pain…..

Tekurin April 5, 2013, 7:09 PM EST.

Comment ID #245320

wow, McCain is so- um- blunt. Mike fell. his brains splattered all over the bridge. he’ s dead now.

Idiotic Technology May 9, 2013, 5:20 PM EST.

Comment ID #257507


Astrid555.1 August 23, 2013, 11:53 AM EST.

Comment ID #262056

And then there’s THIS guy! *points at McCain*

Maith1 October 15, 2013, 2:30 AM EST.

Comment ID #282614

…He fell… NOOOOOOOO!

G.E.S.T. June 17, 2014, 12:11 AM EST.

Comment ID #285133

Mccain is so blunt

TemplarArchon_Hunter August 10, 2014, 8:25 PM EST.

Comment ID #287686

God damn it McCain! Do you EVER know when to shut yer trap?!

FlyAway7 October 10, 2014, 3:36 AM EST.

Comment ID #298433

Really, McCain? *whisper* you’re still my favorite character

Person May 2, 2015, 12:36 AM EST.

Comment ID #298760

They broke Lucy… They….broke….her… ;~:

She wasn’t meant to be broken

Si'Rakasdarg May 9, 2015, 4:23 AM EST.

Comment ID #298874

Originally I thought it was mike in the last scene as a flashback as to how he would always comfort her

Phys May 12, 2015, 7:36 AM EST.

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