XCOM-ic

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for the noobs here, 'XCOM-ic' is a spin-off of the regular Nerd by northwest comics.  it's a parody of the popular video game 'xcom 2', featuring all the main nerd by northwest characters and taking place in an alternate universe. in this story our group, captured in 2015 and held in alien stasis, are rescued 20 years later and join the resistance to overthrow the alien tyranny that dominates the earth...

March 24th, 2017

XCOM-ic #1:  The Awakening

 

Cartoonist's Commentary:

 

Some might wonder why I chose Ash as the Commander. To be honest, it's because for the other four characters I already had a rough idea of what combat classes they'd be put into, so he gets put into the Commander role by default.

March 31st, 2017

XCOM-ic #2:  Homecoming

 

Cartoonist's Commentary:


Some may wonder how Ash would have become the Commander. Let's just say the timeline diverged in late 2014, and that whole backstory will eventually be addressed in later installments.

April 14th, 2017

XCOM-ic #3:  Bring Out The Gimp

 

Cartoonist's Commentary:


The idea of Ving Rhames joining XCOM gives me goosebumps.  Even being in his 70's in 2035, I bet he'd still be a bad-ass.

April 21st, 2017

XCOM-ic #4:  Reunion

 

Cartoonist's Commentary:


Enter the rest of the group.  Like some others, I would sometimes name new rookies with names of friends or other people I know, and often having the strangest choice in combat classes being given when they were promoted from Rookie.

May 5th, 2017

XCOM-ic #5:  Whose Problem?

(H/T to 'Doctor X'!)

 

Cartoonist's Commentary:


This is yet another idea I can attribute to my friend 'Doctor X'; actually his XCOM credo dated back to the original XCOM games of the 90's, and obviously it stuck with me the whole time.

May 12th, 2017

XCOM-ic #6:  Head Games

 

Cartoonist's Commentary:


Sometimes the unlikeliest characters resisted the Sectoids' psi-attacks... just thought it would be fun to speculate as to why.

June 9th, 2017

XCOM-ic #7:  Taco Tuesday!

 

Cartoonist's Commentary:

 

My first XCOM 2 playthrough had me starting with the Avenger's home location near the Baja Peninsula in Mexico.  The home location in XCOM-ic just happens to be located in the same place and on the beach... so why NOT a waterslide?

July 7th, 2017

XCOM-ic #8:  For Science!

 

Cartoonist's Commentary:


For some people, there's never a good excuse for not calling.

July 14th, 2017

XCOM-ic #9:  What's in a Name?

August 18th, 2017

XCOM-ic #10:  FNG

August 25th, 2017

XCOM-ic #11:  Damsel in Distress

September 29th, 2017

XCOM-ic #12: Dirty Thoughts

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