And Then

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  1. BeatReaktor


    • dalonewolf25


      • xhunterko

        Or, in other words. A reckless disregard for gravity. A-yep.

        • dalonewolf25

          According to the law of cartoon physics, may it have mercy on your souls….

          • Skykitsune

            Haha, I wonder how foolish he’ll feel after this. (Despite the fact he’s just had one of the most terrifying experiences ever)

        • xhunterko

          Aw, no one’s getting the indie game reference?

  2. Pseudo Faux


    • Pseudo Faux

      Although truly… anyone would be scared of the next vaguely ’scary’ thing to pop up in front of them

      • Kamron

        I’m of the opinion that Max is still tripping from the actual haunting and doesn’t even know there’s some bedsheets in front of his nose.

        • lightwolf21

          Oh, he knows. His eyes turn towards them…well, his very small pupils do.

          • Kesarra

            No, he’s just screaming at everything and nothing.

          • WingedWolfGirl

            What is that pic?!?
            I seen it on somebody’s comp.

    • Argent Stonecutter

      It’s a ghost get in the car!

  3. Ryufire

    Beautiful just BEAUTIFUL!!!!

  4. dalonewolf25

    But they’re wearing bags!

  5. Snowmon

    Is that a squirrel under a bed sheet?

    • Pseudo Faux

      Its a coon and a squirrel!

      • Snowmon

        Coon? I don’t remember any coon.

        • Pseudo Faux

          Look at the eyes of the larger one, they’re surrounded by a brown mask with white around the mask

          • Snowmon

            Hey, you’re right that is a coon.
            Well, coon I dub the Bags.
            And the squirrel’s Eustace.

            Get it? If not I’m going away now.

          • Spirit Studios 2010

            I get it… now we just need a deer to name Muriel

          • Snowmon

            Well, there was a deer too, but I don’t know if if was a doe or nut.

          • Kamron

            Why a deer?

          • Spirit Studios 2010

            Muriel: Courage, be a dear and fetch me another cup of tea.

          • Rocket Knight boy

            (Begins to clap slowly)

          • sonic id furreh!!!

            heh ai get naow that took meh laike ah half hour to figure out X3

          • Final Silence

            “We interupt this program to bring you, Maxwell the Cowardly Cat Show! Starring Maxwell, The cowardly cat!

          • sonic id furreh!!!

            MAI CHILDHOOD!!!!!!!!!!! DX

        • Argent Stonecutter

          The coons were the first woodland creatures Zach met.

    • Dissension

      It appears to be, yes.

      • dalonewolf25

        Hey! It’s Pete!!!

        • sonic id furreh!!!

          wut?… no it’s not :x

  6. Dissension

    Unfortunately, this puts Max at eight lives lost…

    • dalonewolf25

      Nah, this counts as life continuation number 7, AKA 1/99 HP

    • Snowmon

      MAX has only one life to live now.

      • Alex M.

        Now Max only have a Half-Life :D

        • MikeyTheFox

          Half-Life: Full Life Consequences!

          Max Freeman who is Gordan Freeman’s brother was at his office typing on the computer. He got a e-mail from his brother that said, Aliens and Monsters were attacking his place.

          -and now a random quote-
          “The pants were singing and the birds and the sun were almost out of the sky”

          • MikeyTheFox

            I know its John freeman but I just Max in there cause Alex made a Half-Life joke XD

    • Snowmon

      But why Max? Why not someone(Bino) that deserves(Bino) being(Bino) scared to death(Fish) like Bino.

      • dalonewolf25

        Because this is SPARTA! Scaredy Cats Arc and we’d expect scaredy cats…

  7. BeatReaktor

    lol Max’s face in panel 4!

    • BeatReaktor

      Looks like my buddy when he got tased

      • NykVerien

        I don’t want to know. ACTyually I do! Was it a dare? Or some form of police training?

        • sonic id furreh!!!

          augh *shivers* getting tazed hurt like **** DX!!!!

          • Argent Stonecutter

            Never been tased, but my jerkface cousin pulled a nasty trick on me with an electric fence once.

        • BeatReaktor

          uh…. yea… training. lol :D

          • dalonewolf25

            Yes…training how to run away from something while being shot to be tazed…

  8. IceKitsune

    lol I love Maxs’ face in the last panel

  9. xhunterko

    Aw, poor Max.

    • Secrettraveler

      Yes, poor Maxie…

    • Ryufire

      Lets all give Max a great big HUG!!!

      • Secrettraveler

        Yes Definitely!! HUG~~

      • Buckdida

        I think…that hugging a scared cat…would be one of the faster ways to have your face removed! XD

        *hugs anyway*

        • dalonewolf25

          Not really, grabbing the scared cat by the tail and putting it on your face is the quickest way to have your face removed…

      • thegamist

        aaaaww what a cute little cat come here so I can hu…

      • dalonewolf25


  10. dalonewolf25


    • Inu225

      But there’s no hole in his tooth.

      • Two_Twig

        Half a hole in his ear, does that count?

        • dalonewolf25

          I was gonna say if you zoom in close enough, you can see that there is a little hole on one of the fangs, but that works too…

      • Inu225

        I guess so.

        Now he has to run back to Grape and make those funny impressions Courage does.

        • Argent Stonecutter


        • sonic id furreh!!!

          oh yah wen courage is laike “hubitahub hubita- hubituhub”

          • dalonewolf25

            Hey! Maybe he’ll dress up as the spookmaster in order to show what he saw.

  11. Alex M.

    Ok no xD
    Yay Zach Stalkers are back and with more power that last time!

  12. dalonewolf25

    Panel 2 Max is huggable

  13. Alex M.

    That’s a HUGE scream bubble.

  14. thegamist

    trouma 4 life

    • thegamist


  15. Inu225

    Between Zach’s and Max’s freak out.
    This one is just priceless.

  16. copper


  17. Falcon01

    i LOVE max’s eyes in the last panel! lol!

  18. Spirit Studios 2010

    It would only be funnier if we could see Max’s uvula.

    • dalonewolf25

      But then that would make the comic completely canon!

  19. Erkhyan

    Later : “… I think we’ve broken him.”

  20. Inu225

    3rd panel: Big Pupils O_O
    4th panel: Little Pupils ._.

    • lightwolf21

      How do you make a facial expression, that has the pupils already minimized, appear even more shocked?…Minimize the iris. X3

      • Inu225

        Oh right the pupils are the ones at the center of the iris…

        Eye get confoosed with dat. XP

        • lightwolf21

          Eye see what you did there. X3

          • dalonewolf25

            Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa etc.! Stop using my eye!!!

          • Inu225

            Eye see what YOU did there. ( T_T)\(^-^ )

  21. thewhitedragon

    oh god, so cute XD

    • dalonewolf25

      *notices mushroom cloud in the distance*

      • Frank

        Oh noes! Someone’s been dividing by zero!

        • thegamist

          woooooooooooo math rules

          5/0= this row of comment’s just blew up

          • Argent Stonecutter

            OK, what game was that? The one where if you died right at the beginning it went something like:

            Your final score is 5 out of a possible 0 points.

            Because it was trying to print a line “Your final grade is xxx%” and it divided by zero and crashed.

          • dalonewolf25

            Couldn’t you do that with a Tic-Tac-Toe program?

          • Argent Stonecutter

            I thought it was a text adventure, but you could be right.

          • werekitty13

            But that was my bonus score on the math test! *foom*

  22. Asteri

    …. poor max :(
    some how I fear he’ll never be the same…. ever [...]


    Wow. I almost feel bad for the guy… keyword: almost =D

  24. Maikeru

    Awww, piggy back scares don’t count DX

  25. Aerix "the Twilight" Spades

    And that costid another 1 of Max’s life… “^w^
    Next time Maxy, B carefull wut ya wish fur, nya! >:3
    It might sertainly come true! >;3

    Espeshully if yer ex-grrrl-friend has psychic/mystical powerz, nya… {:3

    • dalonewolf25

      Hey now, don’t be killing Max, now!

    • sonic id furreh!!!

      ai raight it’s laike his ex-grrrl-friend can txt ghosties wit ah wigi-board 0_o

      • Aerix "the Twilight" Spades

        Uhu, but thank teh ceiling-cat she’s a psychic pro’s apprentice, nya! “^.^
        Or else she might have angered or pulled in a ebil spirit, like a demon or a vengeful spirit, nya… O.o
        And tha iz bad! O.O If ya watched Paranormal Activity or The Exorcist, ya can C teh resultz… *Shudders*

        • gaboris

          Ouch, point there man… But although PA almost made me ruin my pants for a week(was only about 5 days) if we look up the other two endings for it we can call ourselves lucky. :p

          • Aerix "the Twilight" Spades

            Are there moae endingz? O.O
            Carp, nao Ah have ta go another time… Or try and find teh endingz on UTub, nya! “^.^

  26. Firewolf

    BAHAHAHAHA!!!! So much for my Halloween humor being dead. =P I’m still freaked out about Halloween, but this is LOL Hilarious! =D

    • Firewolf

      P.S. LOVE Max’s Face in 2 & 3 =D

      • Gaboris

        We all do, they’re just sooo… epic/adorable. X3

        • FuRrY321

          I can toast to/second that.


          Max Plushie with this expression.


  27. Gaboris

    Okay I think this strip after the last one made this arc one of the most epic ones so far. Great job Rick. XD
    But BTW does this scare really count? :D

    • Final Silence

      No, it only counts if he runs out of the house screaming. He’s probably more likely to be running to Grape in fear.

  28. Nia

    CAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAT!!!!! *waves arms in panic*

    • Naylorfan90

      DOOOOOOOOG!!!! *follows suit*

      • Maikeru

        NC ref ftw…

  29. Final Silence

    How many people think the next arc will be about Max in therapy? Then Sabrina probably confronts Spookmaster and we find out more about this Master of Spooks. Anyone?

    • Rocket Knight boy

      eager for another bet i see? you still need to give back ALL those cookies from last time lol

      • Argent Stonecutter

        Where’s my π?

      • Final Silence

        @Rocket: I didn’t say bet I said think. This is just for a matter of opinion.
        @Dalonewolf: As for your cookies, have the whole stinkin’ stand! Better!?!

        • dalonewolf25

          huh…so now it’s my job to give the cookies away?

          • Final Silence

            I told everyone to come claim their cookies. I assume everyone got them on their own. Since you gave me infinite cookies, you get the stand that holds them.

    • NykVerien


      PS Where did you get your avie?

    • sonic id furreh!!!

      wut if spookmaster is pete (/-_-\)

  30. Rocket Knight boy

    oh SHEEEET!

    • sonic id furreh!!!

      heh…. ai see eut u did thar 8-)

  31. Exranio

    Well isn’t that the best thing ever to see after dieing.

  32. Argent Stonecutter



    • thegamist

      crying for help of grape?
      wow he must be really scared

      • Argent Stonecutter


        What is it now, Peanut?


        • thegamist

          I wonder if peanut is in grape and max’s army

  33. Spirit Studios 2010

    I now know what Grape will say if the Coon and the Squirrel try to scare her.

    Grape: Stupid Coon! You fail at scaring. BROOM TO YOUR FACE!

    • Naylorfan90


    • xhunterko

      No, the critter squad would be minus 2 members. This IS Grape we’re talking here.

  34. Squival

    I still cant get over that crazy place he went to earlier oO

  35. Mika

    lol…scarred for life much?

    • FuRrY321

      ITYM: *scared for life much? ;)

  36. Kadziet

    *laughs hysterically* Now that’s awesome *places paw to my face still laughing* haha is it wrong that I find him being horribly scared to be totally hilarious *shakes head* haha

  37. whitewolfy123

    OMG lookit his eyes x3 he looks traumatized

    • Argent Stonecutter

      Your avatar is too cute. I set your fine at 3 cookies.

      • dalonewolf25

        He’s trespassing our territory, too! A fine of 250,000 cookies is in order.

        • Final Silence

          You need no more cookies. You already have ∞, so ummmm.. quite fining others for more cookies! By the way, where do you keep those cookies anyway?

          • xhunterko

            *Raises hand* You mean these?

          • dalonewolf25

            Ya, apparently, xhunterko is my bank of cookies, so yeah…
            *Deposits ∞ cookies*

          • Argent Stonecutter

            What cookies?

          • xhunterko

            Get back here with those!

          • Final Silence

            Dalonewolf, I think your “bank” is having some problems.

          • Argent Stonecutter

            You think?


    sabrina and tarot ? or sabrina and pete ?

  39. Shady Kitsune

    The most terrifying horrors leave you too stunned to scream until it’s over, it would seem.

  40. Kume

    lol and thus delayed responses, once again, gives the wrong impression.

  41. dalonewolf25

    I’m so tempted to say that the squirrel is the Spirit Dragon and the raccoon is Pete, but the eye color of the squirrel’s eyes messes me up. E|:P

  42. The Wolf Next Door

    Do you want a baloon?

  43. Latrone

    Delayed response in 5…4….3….2….1….

  44. dragonnutds

    this proves the point i presented in the last comic

  45. FerreTrip


  46. Pogiforce

    there’s an irony in the woodland creatures saying “We got this one in the bag.”

    since only a couple strips ago, Max was saying the exact same thing.

  47. Cyndaquazy

    Delayed reaction WIN

  48. Profesor Rod


  49. Lance

    that’s awesome. I bet if someone would have said ‘Hi” he still would have freaked. XD

  50. HonorèDerazey

    The joke is rather ambiguous, Rick:

    1) Max’s reaction because of going through hell itself is a bit “late” (from trying to process what just happened), therefor making the woodland critters think they’re actually scaring him.

    2) Max is actually scared because of the woodland critters.

    Over-analyzing FTW

    • Argent Stonecutter

      3) There’s something behind them they haven’t noticed yet.

      • dalonewolf25

        4) There are invisible strings controlling the squirrel and the raccoon and only Max, with the vision of hell, can see them.

    • WingedWolfGirl

      Whether or not its delayed reaction or he’s actually afraid of them,
      His eye shifted between panel 2 and 3 …so normal motor responses r still good.

  51. victorzorro


  52. WingedWolfGirl

    *looks at the Squirl and Racoon*
    …Epic costumes boys.

  53. J.J.

    “Don’t look at the Dog’s, work the lock. Don’t look at the Dog’s, work the loc… You LOOKED AT THE DOG’S!”

    … with apologies to Magnum, PI.

  54. Kujiiro

    “Stupid dog! You make me look bad!”

    • Final Silence

      *Puts on Mask* OOGAH BOOGAH BOOGAH!!
      PS- Wouldn’t it be cat for the comic? Just sayin’.

  55. Hoheh

    Somebody broke Max.

  56. jerico

    well, i think it’s safe to say his heart is still beating, but i think his mind has turned to mush

  57. WhyLime113

    Little do they know…

  58. Vespier Leo

    Well it would seem that the fun/ violent after effects of mental scaring (couppled with the loss of one of his nine lives) are beginning to reak havoc on max’s mind. But at least mental scarrs can be treated…with theripy…and medication…and more theripy………or you could see if Sabrina could “help” agin……….

    • Argent Stonecutter

      Sabrina, Grape, slow motion pillow fight, …

      • Serub

        That’d fix anyones broken mind

        • Argent Stonecutter

          Funny, it seemed to break Peanut’s.

        • BeatReaktor

          maybe if you were like 15 *rolls eyes*

      • Final Silence

        Then a wet fur contest… that should get him back to normal in no time!

  59. ThomasHogg

    I love the way Max’s eyes (panel 2) go unfocused, then (Panel 3) focuses on the “Ghosts” and finally (Panel 4) get to the stage where they’ve-seen-far-too-much-in-a-short-spaceoftime! classical Gordon Bennett moment.

    You have been weighed. You have been measured. You have been found wanting. May God have mercy on your Soul, if it is in his power to do so. Welcome to the new world

    • Rendak

      I didn’t even notice his pupils had shifted in Panel 3

  60. CalaverX11

    I don’t think Max is screaming at them…

  61. Dorian

    Poor kitty is never going to be right again.

    • Frank

      That’s okay. We could use more left-handed cats.

      • No one

        The majority of cats actually ARE left-pawed.

        *The More You Know*

  62. Ace

    CAAAAAAAAAT!!! *flails arms*

  63. dalonewolf25

    On this day of Halloween, we interrupt this holiday to bring you…Maxwell the Cowardly Cat!

  64. Kadziet

    hmm… i just wanna say… I LOVE IT HERE!!! :D you guys are awesome and it’s funny reading some of the comments lol

  65. Z24

    Well, that was easy…

  66. Hoo-ya

    STUPID DOG! You made me look bad…

    *puts on mask*