Critical Miss: Dead 'Sland

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Dead 'Sland

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Good point, and a funny comic that made me smile indeed.
If you take a look at the logo


you are only left to wonder "How did he do this!?"
It's still nicely designed in my opinion, despite this logic flaw.

Huh, I never thought about that... maybe some varieties or ages of palm tree are sturdier and less bendy.

Well, I'd say he climbed up and threw himself off as there is no stool or step nearby. Climbing palm trees is not so difficult and he would just have to guess the height so as not to make the rope too long, plus he'd get the benefit of momentum, possibly giving him the covetted neck snap desired in a hanging to minimise the pain felt.

Just saying...

Um....Why is Snorlax in this comic?

I find it stranger that the fact that a pokemon is in this scene wasn't the first thing to be commented rather than the bendiness(?) of the palm tree, but still, maybe the palm bent down and then it's elasticity pulled it back up and so the guy's neck got broken.

Considering that Erin still has hallucinations, it's nice to see some random characters from time to time.

Now that you mention it... yeah, it doesn't make much sense if they hang from the leaves of a palm tree, but you'd be surprised at how sturdy those things could be.

Palm trees are more than sturdy enough to support the wieght of a fully grown human at the top, as demonstrated by the islanders who live where palm trees are native who can climb to the top to dislodge the coconuts.

You have to admire the guys' dedication though, since considering the effort involved with climbing the tree, while carrying a length of rope, then staying balanced on the top while fixing it in place and tying the noose, with an air conditioned hotel equipped with balconies and elevators about a 3 minute walk from the beach, you have to be really set on what item you want to be found hanged from.

Wait wait wait... Games Radar reference? In MY Escapist comic?

Le gasp!

Great reference though.

That's somewhat weak

He's lucky that the coconuts didn't kill him first, seriously, those things are lethal.

Do I spy a GamesRadar reference? Are my two favorite websites on the Internet CROSSING OVER?? *faints*
Great comic, too! Now that I think about it...

Just hope that Snorlax doesn't roll over.

Huh, I noticed they fixed the Dead Rising typo/error. Next comic should include Sharron (was that one or two r's?) chewing someone's ass out regarding the goof up.

Oh, Oh!
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They should have the next comic with Sharron bitching at Erin about the error, all the while in Erin's mind, a video game character would be doing something threatening to Sharron! For example, Scorpion could be standing behind Sharron with his spear in hand, almost as if asking Erin if its ok to stab Sharron!

Hey! I spy GamesRadar editors, Mikel, Brett, Chris, and PC gamer editor Tyler Wilde!

Was this on purpose, eh?

Hey it's the GR crew! It's gonna suck to have to put em down when I get the game. *revs chainsaw* but you gotta do what you gotta do.

Totenkopf:
Good point, and a funny comic that made me smile indeed.
If you take a look at the logo


you are only left to wonder "How did he do this!?"
It's still nicely designed in my opinion, despite this logic flaw.

He'd have to be hanging from the leaves of the palm tree right? I think the leaves would (from where he's hanging) actually bend enough for him to touch the ground.

Also, wouldn't the full weight of an adult be enough to pull off the leaves, or at least break them?

The comic is right. It makes no sense.

Oh, sweet, a GamesRadar reference! Tanks, internet.

Fuck yeah, GamesRadar!

Did anyone else keep getting a 404 error for this comic from the main page link? I had to get here through the link in the critical miss archive page.

Actually its this comic that makes absolutely no sense at all not the dead island logo.

SgtFoley:
Actually its this comic that makes absolutely no sense at all not the dead island logo.

You must not know that the North American logo is different from the original design (which does have a hanging man).

See here: http://pc.ign.com/articles/115/1156850p1.html

Is the front page link to this comic broken for anyone else?

OT: I liked it. This was the first thing I wondered when I first saw the logo, too.

Manicotti:
Is the front page link to this comic broken for anyone else?

OT: I liked it. This was the first thing I wondered when I first saw the logo, too.

Yeah, I am getting a 404 from the main page.

SupahGamuh:
Considering that Erin still has hallucinations, it's nice to see some random characters from time to time.

Now that you mention it... yeah, it doesn't make much sense if they hang from the leaves of a palm tree, but you'd be surprised at how sturdy those things could be.

Hard doesn't mean inbendable.

There are many things that are hard and springy at same time. For instance, our bones. If they were less springy or much harder, they'd shatter every time due to no resistance to shock.

Bobbety:

SgtFoley:
Actually its this comic that makes absolutely no sense at all not the dead island logo.

You must not know that the North American logo is different from the original design (which does have a hanging man).

See here: http://pc.ign.com/articles/115/1156850p1.html

That has nothing at all to do with what I was talking about.

SgtFoley:

Bobbety:

SgtFoley:
Actually its this comic that makes absolutely no sense at all not the dead island logo.

You must not know that the North American logo is different from the original design (which does have a hanging man).

See here: http://pc.ign.com/articles/115/1156850p1.html

That has nothing at all to do with what I was talking about.

Oh okay, sorry. Maybe you should be more specific next time because I still don't get what you meant...

I think it was probably a metal art deco version of a palm tree... That wakes waaay more sense.

the main body of the tree being sturdy isn't the issue, the issue is that the stalk-like branches of the palm leaves are not quite so sturdy, not at the distance from the trunk that guy appears to be hanging from

leviadragon99:
Huh, I never thought about that... maybe some varieties or ages of palm tree are sturdier and less bendy.

Yes there are. Sadly not the one in the logo. Add in the fact that he is hanging himself of a frond. Those things snap off or it would just bend down and let you touch the ground with your feet.

mcnally86:

Yes there are. Sadly not the one in the logo. Add in the fact that he is hanging himself of a frond. Those things snap off or it would just bend down and let you touch the ground with your feet.

yea, aside from the countless times cartoon characters have been flung from palm tree slingshots the one issue I took with the logo was that the guy was hanging from a "frond"(?). Though I would put it less eloquently as a "leaf".

Anyway, I love a Tom Waits reference where ever I see it. Kudos.

Dominic Burchnall:
Palm trees are more than sturdy enough to support the wieght of a fully grown human at the top, as demonstrated by the islanders who live where palm trees are native who can climb to the top to dislodge the coconuts.

The trunk may be sturdy enough, but, as someone else pointed out, he's hanging from one of the branches. That seems odd.

DJDarque:
Did anyone else keep getting a 404 error for this comic from the main page link? I had to get here through the link in the critical miss archive page.

It's because they have the wrong link on the main page, for now.

Kyoh:

Dominic Burchnall:
Palm trees are more than sturdy enough to support the wieght of a fully grown human at the top, as demonstrated by the islanders who live where palm trees are native who can climb to the top to dislodge the coconuts.

The trunk may be sturdy enough, but, as someone else pointed out, he's hanging from one of the branches. That seems odd.

Ahh, apologies, I thought the tree curved over more than it did, you're quite right. It would be better for him to simply kick the tree until a coconut fell out and brained him, rather than hanging like that.

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