Enters The Hero

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Discussion (301) ¬

  1. A random person

    Did not expect that at all. Ha ha ha, poor Joey, he got like, launched out that door.

    • Yehoshua

      Yeah, poor Joey, he just wanted to he–*gets bagged and dumped into a river by random dogs*

      • T-Squared

        *throws Beef Jerky to the dogs, then pulls you out of the river*

        • Yehoshua


  2. YoyoDude

    Aww I thought Joey was actually going to save the day :(

    • Viath

      I hoped he would… but all in all I’m really not surprised. Poor Joey.

    • silverfang16

      Just not his moment I guess…

      • Magnalicous

        Maybe he just needed some old spice.

        • SomeRandomGeekNamedBrent

          because anything’s possible when you smell like old spice and not a Joey.

          • Magnalicous

            Memes no longer allowed in comments?

          • Magnalicous

            Why did my comment reply to this?

          • Dissension

            1. That thing about sunglasses has been out of bounds for quite a while.

            2. Your comment replies to whichever “reply” button you’ve clicked on most recently.

          • Magnalicous

            Alright Dissension sorry won’t happen again.

          • Dissension

            Don’t worry about it, just have fun and embrace the silly nature of the comic!

          • Magnalicous

            That’s what I’ve been doing for the past 8 months :)

          • Cannon Fodder

            What about the “deal with it” meme then?

          • Rick Griffin

            I try not to ban memes until they start becoming like every third comment, at which point it’s just really annoying

  3. Expletive Deleted

    Gotta say that I wasn’t expecting this…

    Actually I kinda did, but I expected more stuff happening before we got to this part.

    Also, Bino’s a jerk. I know this was already obvious, but no to this level.

  4. Dissension

    Aww, poor Joey!

    • Yehoshua

      Well, Bino did have henchmen to help throw Joey out. Now where did those henchmen come from and why do I imagine them speaking with an Italian accent?

      • Dissension

        The Good Ol’ Dogs Club has a lot of members, I’d guess. Some of them are muscle-bound toughs, apparently. ;3

        As for the accent, that’s stereotypical! *giggles*

        • Yehoshua

          Unfortunately, stereotypes really do have an odd tendency to be true 75% of the time.

          Did you know that 80% of all statistics are made up on the spot?

      • SomeRandomGeekNamedBrent

        with names like Boris and Yeltsin, I see them with Russian accents.

        • Dissension

          I was thinking the same thing.

          • Yehoshua

            Ze vad doggey musht ztay outzide!

  5. GameCobra

    Poor Joey =(

    Bino is the master of hiding his neck off-comic!

    • Yehoshua

      Yeah, I’m glad I’m not the only one who noticed, you never see his neck in this one either.

    • blackwaltz7

      bino’s neck must be willson!

  6. T-Squared

    Oh man. Bino really doesn’t know what he’s doing…

  7. A random person

    Notice how no one else could hear King being dragged down the stairs.

    • T-Squared

      Well, Boris and Yeltsin probably are the type to ignore that, with their attitudes and all… XD

      • A random person

        What about everyone else. Everyone else who lives there must be deaf. They didn’t hear someone BEING DRAGGED DOWN THE STAIRS.

        • Dissension

          It’s entirely possible no one else is there.

  8. Fuzzypaws

    Bino is such a jerk! He needs to be locked in a kennel. :3

    • T-Squared

      Yep. He’s already dragged Rex into a redo of his “naked” adventure, and now this…

    • Valerio

      Oh, he’ll get his sweet retribution…

    • Immortel Shadow

      I hereby second Fuzzypaws, Bino totally derserves to be locked in a kennel, or the pound.

    • Loki Impisi

      My respect for Bino just doubled because he’s staring to become a mafia boss.

      • Hera Ledro

        He’s the Dogfather.


  9. Yehoshua

    BINO!!! WHY!?!!?!?!?

    • Viath

      Bino fans may cease to exist at this point :) then again, unlikely. This is the internet after all, anything that can happen will happen.

      • Hoheh

        …unless it doesn’t.

      • Dissension

        I’m still a big-time Bino fan. : )

        • Magnalicous

          Then you have decreed yourself a heretic.

          • Magnalicous

            Err… i just realized that might not make any sense. ignore it.

        • Argent Stonecutter

          He’s a horse’s derriere, man.

        • SilverZeo

          Then I guess you must be a Porky Minch fan too….

      • Viath

        or it may be the kind of comic where those who don’t like Bino will have even more reason to dislike him and Bino fans remain unaffected. I’m not going to force anyone to like or hate any of the characters :)

  10. Daggy


    • huntersunday

      now squeak will destroy them all!

      • SilverZeo

        Or that oddly colored street cat would come out of nowhere the p’wn everyone and save King and give him a big bowl of vanilla ice cream

  11. Will

    Am I the only one who officially hate Bino now? I mean honestly he’s just a brat, even before this I never really did care for him but now I just think he’s the biggest jerk in this whole comic.

    • SomeRandomGeekNamedBrent

      cue Dissension defending Bino.

      • SomeRandomGeekNamedBrent

        and I think he’s a jerk, but without jerks, there’d be no plot to anything.

    • silverfang16

      I don’t think he exactly knows what he is doing. I don’t think he would actually mean to kill King.

      • Keldor

        Looks to me like he’s going to try to smash the watch…

      • Expletive Deleted

        True, but he’s not letting King have the watch, even though he want’s it and Bino doesn’t actually care, AND he’s so willing to break it right in front of him out of spite… That actually goes to a level beyond jerk, but I can’t actually say the word due to the fact that this is a PG rated comic.

        • SomeRandomGeekNamedBrent

          is it another word for donkey or for a child without a father?

          • Nohbody

            For the latter, I think “child born to unmarried parents” or “child of illegitimate birth” would be more accurate.

          • darkgloomie

            you can always fall back to “Son of a charming young woman!”

        • silverfang16

          I’m not saying he isn’t. I fully agree with you, but I think we do have to remember that he doesn’t know the exact nature of the watch.

        • SilverZeo

          Well from Bino’s perspective, King did manage to get his girlfriend to “turn against” him to get that watch… what do you think Bino consider King for doing that?

      • Tendo

        Even if he doesn’t know what he is doing, people are ignoring the fact that he knows that watch is King’s and/or its very important to him for some reason. Bino also doesn’t really want it, but is so petty that he wants it just so King can’t have it, even going as far as to smash it in front of him while forcing him to watch just to account for the fact that King might manage to steal it back from him in the future, he doesn’t want it enough to destroy it, just as long as King can’t have it.

        That goes far beyond just “being a jerk” if you ask me, hes an outright monster.

        • Zarvain

          And any a reader here would agree with you. On a related note, they left Sasha alone up there and did nothing to prevent her from simply following them down here. Should she see any, or better all of this up to this point, how do you think she will react to what her boyfriend is doing to King?

          • Zarvain

            many* missed that one =P

          • Zarvain

            Also missed alt text….but still makes me wonder.

    • IceKitsune

      Yes I really don’t like him myself (second least favorite character actually, first being Tarot because IMO shes boring when she really shouldn’t be but that’s another topic) However he doesn’t know what the watch is (though I think that would just make him use it for a different purpose) and he think it belongs to a criminal who most likely is long gone as far as he knows so why should he care.

      However he is still a massive jerk.

    • Z24

      I’d like to defend him, but he’s The Undefendable

      • Viath

        the only “defense” for this is that he doesn’t know what he’s doing. Beyond that, there’s no denying he’s a huge jerk. and a bully.

  12. IceKitsune

    Hmmm this can’t be good at all. Can’t wait to see what happens next good thing there will be less waiting then normal.

    • IceKitsune

      You know what I bet the Watch will be broken but nothing will happen to it soul wise (or what will happen might be a good thing for King) and Bino will give it back to King and the guy will come from heaven to pick it up.

    • Valerio

      usually, the peak of evilness is followed by the triumph of good…
      But this is RICK, not any author

    • Zarvain

      Or breaking the watch may simply end the existence of Joel and leave him forever as King, with a new fate for “King” being brought into being. And yes I am aware that Pete already implied that he was going to remain a dog but there is a difference between having the choice to return him and not doing so, and siad choice no longer being avalible.

      • IceKitsune

        That could also be possible. I think however that there is no way to know for sure what exactly will happen in this case because we know absolutely nothing about the Watch and what it even does in the first place. There is just to many possibilities and not enough information to make a good solid guess.

    • thropian

      I get the feeling that the hammer is just going to break on the watch without even scratching it. Thus leading to a montage of Bino trying to break the watch.

      • FuRrY321

        Four delicious panels of Bino being flustered and pounding to no avail.
        *Bam!* … *BAM!* … *Bam Bam Bam!* …
        And so on.

  13. Viath

    I’ve only ever seen Bino this violent before in fanfics… This comic proves to me once and for all that Bino is my least favorite character. btw, nice try Joey but unfortunately it wasn’t enough.
    also: what’s up with the alt text? kinda freaking me out.

    • Valerio

      Bino: The guy we love to hate (despite his random acts of cuteness)
      The alt text is either Rick still messing with us, or we’re getting ready to see Sasha slap him hard, get the watch and give it to King

  14. SomeRandomGeekNamedBrent

    is it just me, or does Joey look more like Bino than usual in panel 7? just make his eyes green and get rid of the “j” tag and spot.

    • Espemon333

      I was confused at first, too.

      • SomeRandomGeekNamedBrent

        I wasn’t confused, it’s just that that facial expression just looks more Bino-ish than Joey-ish.

        • Magnalicous

          They ARE both brothers… so….

    • SilverZeo

      I was under the same expression too. I though it was Bino mocking Joey, who turns out to beat him up with ease, kinda like how Martin Prince beat up the vullies in the Simpsons Movie…

  15. Firewolf

    Joey needs to use his artsy anime furry role-playing skills to beat them!

    • SomeRandomGeekNamedBrent

      he’d probably fail all his saving throws :P

      • Yehoshua

        OOOOOOR he’s wearing a +10 resilience ring!

        • silverfang16

          He is too powerful for that! He happens to be an epic tier Paladin!

    • Argent Stonecutter

      Get Squeak to rescue the watch while they’re distracted by Joey?

  16. ZincChloride

    I thought King was a bit more tougher then that. I mean once the bigger dog get’s him yeah ok. But he should be able to put up more of a fight with Bino. Bino needs to be punished… bad!

    • silverfang16

      I kinda thought that too, I mean King is small but he could fight better than that right?

      • Dissension

        Leverage plays a part in this, not just strength or fighting ability.

        • silverfang16

          Perhaps, but I still think he could have done better.

          • Yehoshua

            Sasha to the rescue?

          • Viath

            let’s hope so. c’mon, Sasha!

      • Argent Stonecutter

        What does King know about dogfighting?

        • huntersunday

          yeah but he was human and did kidnap dogs so he must know someway of handling them

          • Argent Stonecutter

            “Be twice as tall and three times as strong” doesn’t translate well when you’re half Bino’s size.

        • SilverZeo

          He has to live with the wolf-cubs…. I think that would teach him how to handle rowdy canines…

          • Zarvain

            Only if he has learned how to stop being their chew toy…
            Then yeah I would agree but if he got caught off-guard while perched in a tree…then even so might have found himself in a tough spot.

  17. Magnalicous

    If Bino brakes the watch what happens? Nothing? Does King explode making a horrible mess? Or is the watch simply unbreakable?

    • silverfang16

      I bet he melts like the Wicked Witch.

      • Magnalicous

        Why would he smell like that? I think he would smell like orange soda, wait is this even relevant to the comic?

        • SomeRandomGeekNamedBrent

          melts, not smells.

          • Magnalicous

            My bad, any thoughts on this yourself?

          • Yehoshua

            I have one, not water proof.

          • Magnalicous

            ???? what? a watch you mean? if thats the case i meant what happens if Bino tries to break, or breaks, the watch.

          • Yehoshua

            I was talking about the witch part, because the witch in the Wizard of Oz melted when they poured water on her.

          • Magnalicous

            Ahhh kay i see the joke now…. i hate it when jokes have to be dissected to understand them.

        • Yehoshua

          I hate it when you have to dissect people so that they understand the joke, luckily this wasn’t the case. *puts scalpel down*

          • Magnalicous

            Get this Mad Dok Away from me, i don’t an exploding leg!!!!

          • Yehoshua

            I said this isn’t the case, what is this I don’t even.

          • Magnalicous

            Mad doks are doctors for orks in warhammer 40,000. They are utterly insane in the ways they “fix” things, often adding unnecessary “upgrades” to their patients. They cut other orks apart for the sheer heck of it. Your behavior matches a mad doks. To sum it up. You’re completely insane. Please don’t cut me apart.

          • Firewolf

            (Yehoshua, May I ask where you got your avatar, if from an FA or DA account can you link me the artist?)

          • Yehoshua

            I don’t remember where I got it, it was a long time ago.

          • FuRrY321

            Reminds me of Franken Stein from the anime Soul Eater.

        • Argent Stonecutter

          Besides, he’s been sitting in a tree in the rain: he smells like a wet dog.

    • Valerio

      more possibly, the watch is unbreakable. It’s King’s fate and only King decides what to do with it

  18. silverfang16

    BIno has minions?! I mean I knew he had Fox and Rex….but he has hired minions?!

    • SomeRandomGeekNamedBrent

      when they’re hired, they’re either “henchmen” or “goons.” minions tend to have undying loyalty.

      • silverfang16

        My point is he has underlings, this shocked me.

        • Valerio

          Fox is not a minion, as he proved being able to break a part or two of Bino, given enough motivation.
          Rex is a hardcore minion…and it’s no wonder why.
          I wonder how Boris & Eltstyin can call ‘boss’ such a jerk,..

          • darkgloomie

            Hm… The pay is good?

  19. Valerio

    total awesomeness!
    Poor Rex. he’s been out-minioned (but them B&E are so awesome!)

  20. Immortel Shadow

    All I can say is either one of five things will happen.
    A. Bino smashes the clock, and King dissipates into oblivion. (Cause isn’t that his soul or something?)
    B. Same as A but instead King remains and Bino proceeds forward. (which I doubt.)
    C.Sasha saves the day…
    D. Joey attempts to save him again and again countless times.
    E. Spot (SuperDog) saves King.
    I think Joeys going to try to save him again, or Binos two new minions betray him. (lol added # 6)

    • Yehoshua

      F. The watch won’t break
      G. The watch is a cake (lie)
      H. The hammer breaks (because I DON’T WANT KING TO DIE!)

      • Black Cat

        Option I? Could be that Bino smashes the watch and King turns back into Joel? which would be very awkward…

        • Yehoshua

          I prefer not to think of that one.

    • Viath

      B: to anticlimactic, unlikely
      D: rick wouldn’t use that joke over and over. joey might return but if he does, it will be with help
      E: unlikely, but that would be cool. Though apart from a guest comic, we never see Spot “superdog” outside Peanut’s comics or Tarot’s mental “holodeck” projection

    • Russiarules1

      I vote for option A1:
      Bino hits the watch with the hammer, the watch survives and the hammer breaks somehow.
      Or B1:
      Bino destroys the watch and something really awesome happens next (Something like the time stops or something happens to King, I dunno.)

    • SilverZeo

      I had this odd though of that if Bino breaks the watch after wearing it, he would become Joel…

      • Zarvain

        heh Now THAT would be awkward. XD

    • SilverZeo

      Or Bino smashes the watch and 2 things happen.
      1. All the dogs tell Bino off, considering him going to far.
      2. King just snaps, busts free, and continually whaling on Bino while swearing up a storm until Bino both cries and bleeds in a manner of that scene from the Christmas Story…

    • FuRrY321

      My opinion is that, if Bino were to hit the watch with a hammer, the hammer would smash into pieces itself or would do nothing. Or, and this is my favourite, and I think someone mentioned it above: Bino proceeds to smash “Joel’s” fate-watch, and a new one appears in its place in heaven for King.
      Now that would be awesome.

  21. Russiarules1

    Boris-Firetrucking-Yeltsin!!! I Didn’t like that guy that much, but it is still a Soviet/Russian reference.
    Anyway, going back to the main subject, looks like our unexpected ‘hero’ has been erased for the day, King has been compromised and captured by Bino’s henchmen (right… Russians on the bad side, how unexpected… still, it is fun) but, by judging the Alt Text, there’s more cards coming out of Sasha’s sleev- uh, biscuits coming out of Sasha’s collar! mmmmmhhhhh… biscuits…

    • Frank

      The Soviet Union started falling apart in January 1990. Yeltsin was elected chairman of Russia in May 1990, and (once the USSR was gone) elected president in July 1991! If anything, he’s the one that got the Soviets out of Russia.

      Mind you, I didn’t like him much either.

      • Russiarules1

        Wait, wasn’t Gorbachev the first president of the Russian Federation? Oh well, still, I think Yeltsin has a little bit of Soviet Union on him.
        *literally, starts investigating, again, about Russian history*

      • Russiarules1

        OK! After investigating about this two interesting characters, I found that Gorvachov was the last president of the USSR, which means, for that reason, that somehow I got confused between this two characters.
        In short, I just got confused by their positions on the government.
        I still don’t like Yeltsin.

  22. yarrofox

    The suspense is KILLING me!! …and killing King too apparently…

    • Viath

      literally? :)

  23. Hoheh


    • Zarvain

      What “what”?

      • FuRrY321

        (used in exclamatory expressions, often followed by a question): What, no salt?

        That what.

  24. Snowmon

    It can’t be that easy to break fate. I mean the thing did fall from “outer space”.

    • Viath

      and King survived when it landed on his head :) therefore, it must not have been falling all that fast.

      • Magnalicous

        Maybe king’s head is JUST that hard.

      • Viath

        As if I need further proof that I’m a geek, this comment has me considering the terminal velocity of a watch *facepalm*

        • Noir The Sable

          Assuming that the projected area of the watch as it falls averages at around 30 square centimeters, I’d say around 33 m/s (73 miles/hour)? Of course, I’m making a lot of assumptions here (and it’s been two years since Physics 220. I’m a chemist, not a physicist!).

        • Frank

          Ordinary physics doesn’t apply. Ever seen a spaceship reentering the atmosphere? Friction with the air engulfs it in flames. That watch would have to have been red-hot when it hit King, and yet he calmly picked it off the ground

        • Zarvain

          It can also be argued that it did not in fact fall from space, per say, but through some dimensional rift; seeing the point of origin. The scene shift could then be just that, and not a travel log. In witch case the actual distance it fell could easily be measured in feet, not light years.

      • Snowmon

        In a show called “Dead Like Me” (don’t watch it kids.) the main character got killed by a space toilet seat lid traveling at roughly 200 mph… but that’s just a tv show.

  25. xhunterko

    Poor Joey. 100 to 1 says it doesn’t break.

    • Magnalicous

      1 to 100 chance that it breaks and the universe promptly dies.

      • T-Squared

        Are you sure? That would be impossib*CRACK*

        *strange void music fills the void*

        • huntersunday

          All I have to say is munchkin is awesome I love playing it and I think fox will appear next

      • Frank

        Rebooting the universe? Other webcomics have done it, but I really hope that it doesn’t come to that

  26. shadowcat

    as soon as i saw the hammer i was like “oh noes!”

  27. Magnalicous

    Wait a tick, what if Joey comes back in his catsuit with all his cat friends?

    • SilverZeo


  28. AuvaAkita


    • Viath

      this kind of a reaction, that’s why ;)

      • AuvaAkita

        This i what causes me to loose sleep XD

        • Viath

          good to know I’m not the only one :)

  29. Faokryn

    Ah! Poor Joey!

  30. YuMin28

    thats a poty, Joey :3

  31. jacruz666

    Wow, Joey’s face has really changed compared from the firsts comics

    • Dissension

      Not… really… unless you mean the style, which has really changed for all the characters since the first comics.

      • Yehoshua

        I think he means that Joey’s face there has a real Bino level confidence that has never been seen before.

  32. T-Squared

    You know, I just realized, the reason why it rained was so that Joey could be thrown in the mud!

    Why did I just realize that? o_o

    • Frank

      Because you couldn’t've known before that Joey would appear at all!

  33. Gabu

    If there was any doubt that I hated Bino before… Watch Sasha do something useful to save him!

    • Argent Stonecutter

      “Bino! If you break that I’ll never talk to you again!”

      • Magnalicous

        “Sasha if you let me break this I’ll spend 15$ on you next year.”

        • Argent Stonecutter

          Bidding War!

        • SilverZeo

          “Make it 30 and finally meeting my Daddy for the approval of calling the stork service to deliver our puppies then we’ll have a deal!”

          • Gabu

            Umm… definitely not what I had in mind…

  34. Rocelin

    Awe poor King. His plan was foiled. Oh well, Joey didn’t get his way either. I do wonder who it is that pushed(?) him.

    • Rocelin

      Oh wait, nevermind it was Bino I didn’t want to get his way. I hope he doesn’t

  35. Nia

    Well…That was anticlimatic…

  36. Noir The Sable

    It’s a bit of a conflicting moment for me. It’s like Bear Nuts by Alison Acton — the characters are so cute and lovable that you can’t help but go “Aww, look at him! He’s being mean-spirited and conniving! I just want to hug him!”

  37. 2MK
  38. leaffly

    Why does Bino have to do this? Is it because of his collar story? Or he just wants to recognized as a leader? When will his rain of terror end!?

  39. Roadrunner23

    OH… poor Joey!

  40. gaboris

    Gaboris naivity rage count #2: Grrroarrr!!! D:< Dang it Bino you see what you made me do? XP Oh yeah and when did you get those henchmen Bino? XD
    BTW Boris? Yeltsin? The COMMUNISTS are invading! D:

    PS: Not even gonna say how I feel about poor Joey. :(

  41. Hypergenesis

    Is that a tail on King?

    • Wolf-and-Spice

      Corgi’s do have stub tails :\

  42. DJ Nightfire

    I am noticing a lot of “Bino haters” around this one. But hasn’t anyone notice that King/Joel brought this part on himself? I am not defending Bino, Bino is a bully that part is true, should he be locked up? no cause that won’t cure him. All what King has done to this point cause this event to happen, I mean for god sakes he still hasn’t change his attitude toward animals other then Fox. he hiding the truth from them, and he saw the watch, he first dumped it to avoid connection. Then when he found out he needed it and Bino had it, instead of telling Fox the truth and get some help, he Instead sneaked around and tries to take it from Bino through his girlfriend. When his undermining scheme didn’t work and he got caught he now call out desperately to fix his screw up. He claims he doesn’t like getting his strings pulled but look at what he tried to do, just because he got caught doesn’t excuse the fact of what he did. At this point even if the watch is taken and given to king, there no doubt his identity will be revealed. And the moment that King/Joel blame dogs for this mistake that he cause from his sneaking around and using other dogs to get something he wanted, rather then do the right thing is when I lose all faith in King for his salvation.

    • Valerio

      1) can you blame King for NOT telling anything? I mean, not the smartest thing to do…that is, provided he’s considered sane of mind for talking about magical griffins and The Game
      2) Bino is being a constant disgrace to the pet dog community. He’d need a SERIOUS lesson not only for now, but for all the times he tried to make other pets’ life miserable. So far, we liked the funny endings to his endeavours, but now he’s crossing a line
      3) King threw away the watch…because he didn’t want anything to do with his old life, perhaps?
      4) Give King some orange soda and he’ll try to be a LOT more amiable. So far, he’s been doing a lot of progresses, considering where he comes from…

      Other than that, I *do* hope Fox concede him forgiveness, should he learn the truth

      • Wolf-and-Spice

        Im with you Valerio, Bino is a real bellend sometimes, he just gets in peoples faces, likes to mess their lives up and because, he seems to be lacking in most departments.
        Joel had past trauma from his pets which is why he did what he did, he had no idea that his partner was going to kill Fox, and you know, I really think his new life as King means alot more to him then going back to his old life.
        I agree with every point Valerio brought up… except the orange soda, i can put myself in king’s shoes, I don’t get along with alot of people and until they approach me and get to know me, I come off as a real jerk, King is alot like that too.

        Sasha is such a sweet girl, comes from a rather i suppose abusive alcoholic home, and King could really take care of her since they already have a history together.

        • Wolf-and-Spice

          Also, Im diggin the new mindless moggies that bino has added to his collection. I’m glad Rex isnt here, i think even he has sense enough to see this as cruel

      • DJ Nightfire

        I don’t blame King for not saying anything cause he human after all and truth is hidden when one doesn’t want to face the consequences. In King case, being alone and put into jail. I am sure Joel is accustomed to his new life but he always seem to be fearful of the truth. Even worse he knows of the game, he know the rules (somewhat) and instead of playing the game.. he avoid it like the plague. thinking it just going to go away on it own. So when the game catches up to him (cause he a part of it now), he act angry like the world is against him. No I blame him, as much improvement he made as King, he still show distrust. The only thing that could save him was Sasha, but even then King is as much to blame as the griffin that force him into this life.

    • Argent Stonecutter

      Dude, he’s only human.

      • DJ Nightfire

        He is, just like the rest of us, and you know the cool part about being human? we get choices, we can choose to tell the truth or not, we can chose to be a friend or use a person for our own personal gain. we can choose play a game or do nothing at all. We can choose to hate or to forgive. King/Joel had choices, he had opportunities, he just made the wrong ones and he got where he is now. And now if Bino goes through with his actions, King may choose to hate again, thus losing what little hope he had in this world of Babylon.

      • DJ Nightfire

        same reason why no able person has come to his aid yet. (Poor Joey, he need to get some karate lessons or something). Cause the people that do know can’t really do anything to help him, and those that can help him don’t know cause he afraid that he will lose his second chance. I honestly hope the watch doesn’t get broken, but if it does then Joel will be broken, and it going to take a lot (even a miracle) to pull him out.

      • Argent Stonecutter

        You make it sound so black and white, and given what King would have to “come out” about, it’s not even all that gray.

        • DJ Nightfire

          yea.. it does seem that way.. but he kinda push it to that scenario, having little options, going with the quickest route to goal without raising any red flags. there weren’t many gray situations for King, and the ones he did get weren’t appealing to him ( other then avoiding the game). I have to say though for his situation I feel bad for him not many humans can tough it out like he did after being turn into a dog, and learning about multi-universes and heaven, and celestial beings. He react like anyone would hell I would do the same myself. But I still stick with that in the end it the choices we make that determine our fate. I think the moment King realize that the game will be begin for him and breaking the watch won’t break him and the real fun can begin.

    • Viath

      Bino is simply being a jerk. he doesn’t really care about the watch and would rather destroy it than let King have it. From the start, Bino hasn’t even given King a chance and has been unconditionally against him.
      King indeed has been deceptive. But then again, we didn’t see much of what transpired between King and Sasha so we don’t know how manipulative he is being. Also, do you blame him for keeping his past life a secret? Anyone who believed him would basically shun him and everyone who didn’t would just think he’s crazy.
      The thing that sets King and Bino apart in my opinion is that King at least is trying to be a better person. Events (namely Bino) don’t seem to be helping that, however.

      • Valerio

        *applauds* completely agree, Sir!

      • Dissension

        On the forums, I made a post regarding whether it would be interesting to view the situation from Bino’s perspective:

        “Shorty’s trying to take my place. He’s stealing my friends away from me. So what if he found this watch first? He didn’t want it last night. Why does he want it now? Because I have it. He’ll do whatever it takes to get it from me. He even tricked Sasha into helping him. I’ll smash the watch, then I won’t have to be on guard all the time.”

        Remember, the watch has no value to Bino; it’s just a thing he found in the trash. He used it to make a few puns and probably would have eventually disposed of it himself if King hadn’t come along and demanded it from him. He’s insecure and paranoid. King’s taking Bino’s best friend and girlfriend from him. King ignored the ‘warning’ Bino gave at the Christmas party. He won’t submit to Bino’s dominant personality and that’s a threat.

        • Argent Stonecutter

          Honestly, I can’t put myself into that perspective. Perhaps I’ve never been “top dog”.

        • Viath

          that may be. I can see that from Bino’s point of view but that doesn’t mean I have to like how he handles the situation :) It’s part of dramatic irony, we as the audience know much more about the situation than Bino does, but still. Bino’s motives are flawed, he just wants to remain “top dog”. He overreacts to anything that he sees as threatening his standing.
          I still empathize more with King rather than Bino, though.

          • Dissension

            People can react strongly when they’re afraid of losing their standing, whether with another person or an organization. *shrugs*

  43. Valerio

    Also, King could come out of this with a renewed hatred for animals in general, just like that christmas… :(

  44. Shake

    So, did anyone else hear dramatic music start playing in their head when they read this?

  45. Andrey

    Woa, didn’t expect that many people to know who Boris Yeltsin is %)
    Btw, that person doesn’t have anything to do with Soviets, he was first president of Russia Federation after it ended being USSR.

  46. huntersunday

    wait isn’t Fido there wont he stop it just saying he dose not seem like the type to let this happen

    • Valerio

      looks like neither him nor Fox are at the club, or this madness wouldn’t have started…soo, it’s Sasha’s time again?

      • SilverZeo

        Yeah, Sasha seems the kind of girl who would fight giant alien killer crabs from space under the right conditions…

    • SilverZeo

      Maybe he left after Bino “brag-teling them where he’ll be…” I would

  47. Salenstormwing

    I wonder what type of canine Boris & Yeltsin are. They look really cool.

    Also, Bino’s a jerk.

    • Valerio

      Also, Yeltsin’s (?) scar = homage to Wolf’s Rain?

    • Elwood Blutarsky

      Russian ones?

      • Salenstormwing

        In Soviet Russia, you are canine…

        That doesn’t make any sense.

  48. Frank

    Has anyone considered that Rick might just be teasing us with this alt text?

    • Magnalicous

      Do you mean Sasha is NOT coming, or that probably is now that Rick said it?

    • Argent Stonecutter

      Yes, yes, anyone HAS! There’s quite a few comments to that effect.

  49. SilverZeo

    Bino had goons…. and he foresaw something and properly planned it out?

    • Nohbody

      They were at the house already, before Bino knew Joel!King was going to make a play for the watch.

  50. Cofusm

    Something tells me the watch is going to end up being indestructable.

  51. Argent Stonecutter

    Possible surprise twist:

    Bino breaks King’s fate and… King turns into Joel. Joel end up in jail. Bino ends up in traction.

    But wait! It’s not King’s fate, it’s Joel’s!

    Bino breaks Joel’s fate and… nothing happens. Cut to a new pedestal appearing in the celestial city, with King’s name on it.

    • Magnalicous

      But that’s WAY too boring, besides, why would pete want the orb if it wouldn’t effect King?

      • Argent Stonecutter

        Pete’s not as smart as he thinks he is.

        And what are the implications of King getting his own fate? For one, that would imply he can’t be turned back into Joel again.

        • Magnalicous

          But it’s also NOT implied, nothing is implied, Only that if something happens to it. IT IS BAD!

    • FuRrY321

      I wish I saw your comment before I posted mine above. D:
      Oh, well.

  52. Rico

    I really hope he doesn’t smash it D: I like King! He’s way better as a pet :3

    • Valerio

      Don’t we all know it? :)

  53. Alabaster

    One has to wonder the cosmic horror that would occur if the watch were to be smashed. What would become of King? Or better yet, is it able to be destroyed at all? Or would it ascend its physical form upon destruction, and return to the ethereal sphere of light it started as? Would its destruction unhinge the fabric of reality itself?

    How did I manage to make so many questions out of Bino being a jerk with a hammer?

    • AuvaAkita

      I would suppose (since that watch is his fate) that he would be hurt and/or be badly injured with every hit from the hammer. But then again, when pete was trying to steal his fate, it fell out of his hands and it hit the ground below (who knows how many stories it fell) and it was still in one piece. So i’d have to assume that the watch is in-fact indestructable. But in the case of it NOT being indestructable, i would assume the worst for King/Joel if it were to break.

      • Alabaster

        Well, on the subject of it falling when Pete tried to steal it, who’s to say that his fate can’t become destructible when entering a realm of reality?

  54. Megaluigi93

    a certain dog needs to be kicked out in the rain

  55. Mystery Ezekude

    Silly Bino! Doesn’t he know that fate is indestructible?

    • SilverZeo

      Bino’s Owner: “Bino, why is the hammer broken up?”

  56. SilverZeo

    I think Bino just out jerk Pete. Even though Pete turned Joel into a dog for his own benefits, Joel’s life as King did teach him a few things, Bino is doing this just to for a shallow victory to make himself feel big for, like, the rest of the day….

    • Valerio

      totally agree!

      • SilverZeo

        I think everyone is going to chew him out for this. Sasha, Fox, FIdo, maybe even Rex…

      • SilverZeo

        Especially when you consider that 2 new characters from Russia (apparently) have been introduced as his goons in a over-top display of bullyism.

  57. Schaex

    Bino! Quick! Smash your own hand and somehow cause King to freed so he can take the watch and run with those stubby Corgi legs! =P

  58. Cap'n P.

    I love how everyone arbitrarily treats the watch as a matter of life and death even though King is the only one who is aware or affected by of the gravity of the situation

  59. theabsolutelyterriblewriter

    Henchmen appear from nowhere at all.
    Now *I* wanna be a bad guy!

    • Schaex

      i wanna be a completely neutral factor with overwhelming odds in my favor

    • Dissension

      People seem to have forgotten that Bino is a co-founder of the Good Ol’ Dogs Club.

      • Valerio

        and that implies being obeyed for being a total jerk?

        • Dissension

          No, it explains where dogs loyal to Bino come from. : )

          Loyalty is pretty much the most important thing to dogs, isn’t it?

          • GameCobra

            just like how cats are cunning and curious =)

      • Zarvain

        While that is true, what were his motivations for co-founding it? Just because someone starts a good and just group, it does not mean they did it for good and/or noble reasons.

        • Dissension

          This was intended as an answer to the question of where dogs loyal to Bino came from, not the founding of said institution. : )

  60. Kaptin Pii

    Y’know King, you’d probably have been able to reach the watch better if you’d used your other arm.

  61. shentino

    Option G:

    He panics and spills his guts about really being Joel and how the watch is really his soul.

    50 percent chance Bino smashes it out of rage instead of spite.

  62. Cyndaquazy

    Boris Yeltsin… :D

  63. Reconstruction

    ssssooooo whut will happen if the watch is broken?

    • Dissension

      It’s a secret to everybody.

      • IceKitsune

        Except for Rick of course

        • Dissension

          Unless Rick has multiple personalities and the one that crafted this arc is secretive, of course.

          Not that I’m implying anything along those lines.

  64. Fennec

    uh oh! Bino is going to get it – I dun think Fido will be happy with him mistreating their
    younger brother :(

    Also Bino has his a new low (or it high) in jerk-itude !!

    - Fennec

  65. Argent Stonecutter

    Next… Joey’s D&D friends show up and throw tennis balls at Bino while yelling “Magic Missile!”

    • Magnalicous

      Maybe a Showdown between Joey and Bino using Ancient dog laws for a contest of brick throwing?http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9gwTN7zU2O0

  66. Ninja lurker

    Congratulations, crowd and Rick. This madness has drawn a level 37 lurker from his lair.

    But first, I have to say this: this is an amazing comic, Rick, and you should feel amazing. This is one of a select few webcomics I follow seriously out of dozens that I have looked at.

    Now, on to the debate!

    I’m taking Bino’s side on this. Yes, he is a jerk. However, Bino doesn’t know even half of the story. All Bino can see is “King wants the watch I found. He tricked my girlfriend into betraying my trust in order to get it. It probably would be best to just get rid of the problem now.”

    Also, I can’t see the alt text (dang iPod…) so I can only use my wits to guess what’s next. But, I find it quite interesting how no one remembers that King has two certain “gifted” friends, at least one of which can become a giant green dragon…

  67. JennifertheDark

    D: Poor Joey!

  68. Akai

    Is anyone else weirded out by Sash’s comment? “Oh Biney, your neck is so…much like a pencil” Doesn’t that sound like if King didn’t jump in, she was going to snap his neck like a pencil? o.o;

  69. Hyper (fo)X

    I think your going to see a Deathbed Confession. King is going to close his eyes and thinking he is dead going to yell out that he is Joel and is he so sorry and beg for Fox to forgive him. He will open his eyes and Fox will be holding back Bino and everyone will have a shocked look on their face.

    Failing that Bino smashes the Watch and King is ok… and the great Kitsune comes into his dream and tells him his like as Joel is now dead, and he is now just King and can never go back to being Human ever. We will see a new Orb in heaven with King’s name on it…

    Thats just my silly theories.

  70. AuvaAkita

    I like the first theory better actually, but then again, something interesting could come out of the second one too.

    • AuvaAkita

      Oops! This was supposed to be a reply to “Hyper (fo)X” up there :p

  71. Elwood Blutarsky

    Watch Maxwell waltz in and steal it just to annoy Bino for unrelated reasons.

  72. Icalasari

    My Prediction:

    A hammer having no effect. He looks confused and smashes harder. He eventually either injured himself or ends up giving one final tink, getting zapped by divine lightning in the process

    • SomeRandomGeekNamedBrent

      I predict that on the first hit, the hammer will bounce back and hit him in the head, leaving him in the hospital again.

  73. sonic id furreh!!!

    why is dere an “i” in yank in da 1st panel o.o?

    • sonic id furreh!!!

      2nd panel… mai bad *facepaw*

      • AuvaAkita

        Why is there an “i” in my? :p

        • sonic id furreh!!!

          because that’s how ai talk…. actually the forums kinda killed my way of talking >.>

          • AuvaAkita


          • Frank

            Rule 4: Do not point out when people talk funny

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  75. malaloman

    Awsome name drop on the munchkin btw i love that game who knew dogs loved it to

  76. Cam

    Man Bino had become flnderdized from jerk to straight out asshole =/

  77. Sansash

    And King finds himself in a very similar position to the one Pete was in when we last saw him

  78. MKarrow

    Ok now, Joey did NOT deserve that.

    Bino is such a horrible brother.

  79. Anonymous

    What are these “perpetual games of tag” Bino’s referring to?

    • SomeRandomGeekNamedBrent

      I think it might be referring to “keep away”

  80. The Wolf Kin

    Well, at least he’s staying in character. I can understand his character, so while he’s not my favourite character, I don’t hate Bino.

    King, I seriously feel for you, though. You are my favourite character, I believe.

    • The Wolf Kin

      Also, which one is Boris, and which one is Yeltsin? I’m interested.

  81. Alphonse

    Ohhh Joey. How I love your entrances… <3

  82. Hera Ledro

    Must…resist…urge…to…theorize! GRAGH! So many ways this could go T_T

  83. anthroguy101

    Wow, what an unexpected turn of events. I wasn’t expecting Joey at all, but it made me laugh so hard.

  84. Dogs Rule27

    Epic fail.

  85. Frank La-pea-dis

    Why do Boris and Yeltsin speak with a stereotypical Italian mafia accent? Or is that just in my mind?

    • tbird000666

      i thought it was russin cuz of thier names