Um, no offense, but I rather doubt an overlord of one of the seven pirate clans would choose an old cheapo Lendao as his conveyance of choice. Besides, 3 AWOL's + 4 active crew + 2 elite guards + Mensk = 10, and as you've noted, the Lendao can only carry 6 crew. (Unmodified, anyway.) It's more likely that Mensk uses a corvette not listed in the database, or even a custom-built vessel.Samantha wrote:Counting the 3 AWOL their are 7 trapped behind the blast door and they have the drop on 2 more for 9 soon to be out of action. I looked up the only corvette(Lendao) in the database and it has a max crew of 6 so it looks as though we are down to a boss fight. they might be even be able to blow the airlock before Mensk gets through but he has what appears to be armor or bulky augs under his cloak so he might still be a problem. The right angle magazine and slim barrel of Marcus's gun suggest that it might be a illegal bullet rifle even though that probably wouldn't be the best weapon in most boarding situations.
Hmm, Marcus' weapon does look like a slug-thrower. Something like a 7.92 mm Fallschirmjäger Gewehr 42, or maybe a WW2 Sten machine gun . Though that doesn't mean anything necessarily... the look of a gun could be deceiving as to how it functions, especially in a science fiction setting. Like, Hal's lance rifle looks like a plain ol' sniper rifle to me, something in the Barett M82 series maybe. (Hooray for Google image search.)
Shade is the coolest design ever. It ain't easy to make a woman look intimidating (to my sexist eyes anyway), and Shade is both obviously female and very scary. Visually, between her and Mensk or even Antony, I'd be more afraid of her. I did notice her wrist gun, neato! Varia power armour FTW! I wonder how our Niobids got the drop on her and Marcus? Those two don't seem to be the kind who'd be completely distracted by even a vacuum breach warning, especially when forewarned that it could be a decoy, and it seemed like Marcus was still facing forward enough to catch the movements of the blast door closing and the Niobids' entrance in his peripheral vision.
/nitpick off. Awesome comic as always. The suspense is peaking... can't wait till Friday!