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Monday, April 27 2020 - 2:46 AM
By: Neoriceisgood


Q1: Where you ever surprised on how fast (or how slow) the community figured out things about the comic?

A: I'm mostly surprised when people wildly guess without any rhyme or reason and somehow get things right that I haven't even hinted at.

Q2: Any anecdote of your expectations non being matched by what actually happened when the readers got to a particular piece of content?

A: Any time I make a typo and people think it is a plot point.

Q3: Now Noah can use "spirit eyes" to see and talk to Ciel but originally he needed mirrors/reflections to do so.

If you can tell us without spoiling anything else, why was this the case? Why mirrors?

A: In a sense Noah was self reflecting when talking to Ciel.

Q4: How did members of Eddstadt board get their positions? Are they magic users? If yes, how strong are they compared to heroes? Or are they just businessmen with no magic?

A: Yes to all.

Q5: What happened to de Vilette's arm?

A: She lost it.

Q6: Do elves fear and hate Veda?

A: I assume the one that got his face melted does.

Q7: Will there be a cat in HOH

A: Oh you don't even know.

Q8: And pigs! Will there be more pigs?

A: Have you guys been reading my buffer or something?

Q9: How did Logan lose his arm, cause he seems to have some sort of gauntlet replacing it.

A: He lost it by putting a gauntlet on it, but every evening he finds it again when he takes the gauntlet off.

Q10: Will Burk ever obtain a mighty steed?

A: Mighty is a subjective term, so I can't really answer for you.

Q11: Where is the Hero Plan's fifth step? If it doesnt exist, does that mean Burk can't count?

A: Either Burk can't count or there is a 5th step. Alternatively Burk's entire plan is misdirection.

Q12: When the elf mentioned monster, was that in a literal sense, as in, the Empire just has some random monster in some underground lab? Or is this used in a metaphorical sense?

A: I want to say both.

Q13: Will Noah's previous Non-Magicy mates ever show up again? S

A: If they will I doubt they'd be important, especially Cho.

Q14: Will anyone from Resthill show up again?

A: always Grandpa and Melany.

Q15: Are there any spells or technologies to regrow lost limbs? If yes, who can afford them?

A: I mean Ariara had a mechanical arm.

Q16: What is Three's hair made of? Is it like real hair? Plastic fibers? Metal/inorganic fibers? Just something solid in the shape of a wig?

A: Probably all of the above, but, like, fleshier. I just suggest not trying to chew on it like normal hair.

Q17: What is the red thing in Three's hair? Differently coloured hair? Some liquid? Slime? Is it immobile, or does it flow and drip?

A: Look I don't know how to tell you this but ... the less we talk about 3's hair the better.

Q18: I am curious- how many had thought the title was Hero On Hero? I was one.

A: Kinky. But how would I know!

Q19: How large are the populations of the states mentioned so far: Heroland total, Global Order total, Mage king subjects, Justopea, Livarall, Lorg? (Did I miss anything?) Either numbers or share of the world population.

A: Very big, Enormous, Somewhat decent, Pretty big, Somewhat biggish, Larger than it should be. (I don't know if you missed anything..)

Q20: The comic hints that magic users were scarce some time ago, but suddenly a bunch of kids are getting magic from... somewhere?
What is the cause of that "magical explosion"?

A: I want to say magic.

Q21: What is the purpose of EXAMPLE TEXT on page 1508?

A: It functions as example text.

Q22: How old are the main and important secondary characters? Burk, Noah, Tobi; Pablo, Veda, Pirate of the Strorm, Iron Judge, Guy, Eloy, Kimberly, Three, both Blue players. If the mental and physical age differ, tell both. For Tobi: how old does she think she is, and what age would a doctor name, when tasked to estimate her age?

Burk: Unlike popular belief, not in fact a teenager.
Noah: In fact, a teenager.
Tobi: Only looks like a teenager.
Pablo: Much younger than you'd think.
Veda: Don't ask.
Ariara: Don't know
Iron Judge: Moderately grandpa aged.
Guy: Stylishly old.
Eloy: Too young for his drinking habits.
Kimberly: Only old in a relative sense.
Three: Youngest one here.
Both Blue players: One is older than the other.

I forgot to mention which ages refer to their physical or mental age, but I'm sure you guys can figure that out.

Tobi again: Look the doctor would have a lot of questions about the elf ears, claw paws and other inhuman anatomical features we won't discuss here.


As always, I hope this cleared up all your questions! Feel free to ask me more for the next Q&A!

21852: tracer - Monday, April 27 2020 - 5:14 AM


21856: Tom - Monday, April 27 2020 - 10:30 AM

Great selection. Some answers are solid, some are straight up trolling, I think it's a good mix.

21861: asrioth - Monday, April 27 2020 - 6:10 PM

I like your vague answers especially when they're easy to overthink. Like Q4.
So yes they got their positions, yes they are magic users, yes they are strong compared to heroes and finally yes they are businessmen with no magic.
The last question being contradictory to the second. You could then just extrapolate that some of them have magic and some of them do not. If you do then it brings the third question into a little bit of confusion. As if the yes is conditional on which member you are talking about then does that mean this is true for all of the questions. But that also doesn't necessarily mean that the "just businessman" aren't strong when compared to heroes. Then if you want to take it a step further maybe the yes is further conditional on the time and circumstances that the Eddstadt board members are in. Maybe even to the extent that the second and last questions are not contradictory, but instead are just answered at different points/circumstances on the particular member's timeline.
Anyway, thanks for making an awesome comic and answering the communities questions.

21865: orangetree - Tuesday, April 28 2020 - 2:16 AM

Wonderful lineup as always.

22020: tracer - Friday, May 15 2020 - 12:47 PM

The recent closeups of Three bring more questions:

What are those brown spots? Blood? Rust? Dirt? If blood, whose?

Is his suit a part of his body or a separate piece of clothing?

A lot of weapons had hit Three and his suit. Is the suit blade- and bulletproof? Or can it heal its wounds?

If somebody hits Three with a fist, how does it feel: like hitting a man, like hitting a wooden beam, or something else?

If somebody touches Three's hands and face, how does it feel? Like a regular human? Leather? Plastic? Metal? Something else?

Why are you so unwilling to talk about Three's hair?

Is it that revolting?

22418: Frustrated - Friday, June 26 2020 - 5:18 PM

I didn't notice the "example text" on page 1508 until now.

So heres the Qs: Was "example text" put there on purpose? Why do you need it there? and was it LEFT there on purpose? If you could remove placing it on the strip from existence as if it never happened... would you?

22634: tracer - Friday, July 10 2020 - 3:40 PM

Who were Phil and 2 other bandits?

Where did they get their boars?

Will we ever know?

22636: tracer - Friday, July 10 2020 - 6:58 PM

Did Klaassen recognize Tobi, or did he pursue her only because of Three?

22744: tracer - Friday, July 17 2020 - 9:33 AM

Who was there on page 833? Ozo? Oza? 0z9?

22746: tracer - Friday, July 17 2020 - 12:18 PM

What can you tell about Niles and his companion:

When will we see them again?

What is Niles made of? Rock? Bone? Metal? Ice?

Do their transformations impair intellect? Make them more violent? Does the 3rd magic user overly exaggerate those changes?

Does the 3rd magic user become a dumb blonde after the transformation?

Do they have control over when they change back? Do they require assistance to revert?

Why does Niles have one horn?

Why do ghouls have 1 horn each?

Is Niles a kind of ghoul?

Do Niles and 3rd work for the faceless criminal seen on page 471?

And speaking of faceless:

Do faceless criminals from pages 471 and 497 have anything in common besides preferred colour?

Are tall masked leaders from pages 464 and 497 the same?

Or are they at least compatriots?

22749: tracer - Friday, July 17 2020 - 6:22 PM

Why does Iron Judge wear a bird on his shoulder? Is it of any use? Does it symbolize something?

22955: tracer - Tuesday, July 28 2020 - 3:33 AM

Is nightshade hero named after night and shadows? Or after a poisonous plant?

22967: tracer - Wednesday, July 29 2020 - 12:10 AM

Why doesn't the comments form appear immediately when the new page is posted? Why does it take time to appear?

23028: tracer - Tuesday, August 4 2020 - 1:04 AM

How do you pronounce "Ciel"? Is that a Fench word, or did you have something more sinister in mind?

23057: tracer - Friday, August 7 2020 - 12:32 AM

What is a "spirit friend"?

Does Cherry have one?

Is Ciel one?

23073: tracer - Saturday, August 8 2020 - 2:51 AM

Is Niles "The Scarlet Man"?

23359: tracer - Sunday, September 6 2020 - 10:40 AM

How do ghouls respawn? Are there some respawn points? Do they reappear where they were destroyed? How random is it?

Do they appear fully alert and ready instantly, or does the process take some time?

Do ghouls hold grudges against the ones who destroyed them? How good are they at telling people apart?

23385: tracer - Thursday, September 10 2020 - 3:20 AM

Can Noah enter Ciel's mind?

23908: giovanni - Wednesday, November 18 2020 - 5:57 AM

pigs, huh?
considering the current pages (1707+)
its oddly prophetic (even if thats not the correct word)

and geez the buffer must be enormous (april news vs november pages)

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