Is This The End Of Spot? Again?

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  1. Roadrunner

    wow, spot is epic in panel 5

  2. Dragongal

    Surprised Peanut is still at it

    • Elwood Blutarsky

      And dead on with his satire.

  3. YoyoDude

    I daresay that’s the best spot has ever looked

  4. IceKitsune

    lol Making fun of the upcoming DC reboot I see :P (well all reboots like it really)

  5. Yehoshua

    Spot with a fro… Hehe.

  6. Tides

    So, the real question is, how many times has this already happened? Has Peanut trapped himself in another tricky plot situation with Spot?

    • kurowolfe

      I’m just surprised he haven’t resorted to what he usually does in the situation: give ‘em a punch!
      Maybe that’s one of the the minor, insignificant details that has been changed?

      • SomeRandomGeekNamedBrent

        b-but… that’s not a minor insignificant detail. that’s Spot’s whole philosophy in life.

        • Tensa Zangetsu

          That’s one terrible philosophy!

          • Avansis

            Nonsense. Punching philosophy is the best kind of philosophy.

          • Tensa Zangetsu

            There are a lot of flaws to that!

          • Opteisen

            Site them then. That I might punch them away.

          • Naylorfan90

            But all arguments can be ended by punching the other person! Allow me to demonstrate.

            I AM A DOG! *pawnch*

            There, Spot just settled all arguments forever. :P

          • SecretAgent000

            Nonsense.
            Portable Rail-Gun Philosophy is better.

          • Tensa Zangetsu

            Ok you could just dodge it, then do a swift kick to the face.

          • silverfang16

            I direct you to Grape’s famous character motto.

          • Tensa Zangetsu

            And I agree with that motto!

      • Argent Stonecutter

        That’s because Capoeira Spot kicks instead! With epic dance moves!

        • Tides

          That would probably be one of my favorite Spot variations. I just laughed reading that.

  7. Dragongal

    & i love the repeat idea, just noticed one of the “minor changes”

  8. Dissension

    Yes, it is the end of Spot again.

    Also, Reboot! *reboots*

  9. SomeRandomGeekNamedBrent

    take THAT, DC! Peanut just did satire against you!

  10. LegendaryHero

    Let’s play spot the difference!

  11. Luffy

    Haven’t been hearing from Spot for a while. Nice to see that Peanut is still at it.

  12. SilverZeo

    Wow….a little late for this, just saw how epic Aquaman is going to be and it WILL stop all those fish-jokes…

    • Rick Griffin

      They already tried that once when I was in high school. It didn’t take.

      • Dissension

        What’s old is new again, but still kinda old, ’cause they tried it already.

        • SilverZeo

          It’s like comic stories are round. Right round. Like a record, , they go right round round round…

          • Naylorfan90

            You made me giggled out loud. :3

          • SecretAgent000

            GAH!
            Now I have the song stuck in my head!

      • SilverZeo

        First of all, I am flattered to have you response to a comment of mind in spite of that “crude” comment I left last week…

        But still, Aquaman flip a speeding truck with his trident like a pancake and took a bullet to the face to only be slight graze! Only difference now is that the internet is around and people will notice now. Barely anything that happened the 90s has been pretty much been forgotten or retcon, so there barely any lost…

        At least DC is more open and honest with this stuff, unlike Spidey’s little deal and Cap’s “sincere” death….

        • Rick Griffin

          I was in high school in 2001-2005, the internet was pretty much a thing then. And Aquaman has always been tough, he is pretty much almost as strong as Superman. But the problem is and always has been that he lives in a pineapple under the sea. It’s just hard to take him seriously, because nobody REALLY cares about an ocean-based superhero.

          • Tensa Zangetsu

            Σ(・□・;)*sigh*
            … I honestly don’t know what to say to that.
            And usually I can answer most problems or questions!

          • SomeRandomGeekNamedBrent

            it’s the same reason Marvel’s Sub-Mariner isn’t popular.

          • Crisis_on_Infinite_Earths_was_Stupid

            Maybe if he tackled pollution. Maybe they could do some kind of parody of Captain Planet, where Black Manta plans to kill all of Aquaman’s dolphins with six pack rings.

            The FIEND!

          • Argent Stonecutter

            Ocean-based wizards are epic, though. Even Ed the Master Shark thinks so!

          • SilverZeo

            Oh, I thought you meant that 90s Long hair hook hand deal, but yeah, that big Aquaman bring back did fell off the face of the earth, another DC fumble, like what they did with Cassandra Cain being a badguy… but to Aquaman’s credit, his Brave and the Bold appearance seem to be boost for the fan base…

            To Crisis_on_Infinite_Earths_was_Stupid:
            He did, his White Lantern Powers cleaned the waters. ANd realy, you want ANOTHER comic like Captain Planet? In the 90s, they had AntiDrug stories with drug theme villains… you want more of those?

          • Argent Stonecutter

            I want to see a crossover with Gargoyles, Batman, and Iron Man, with David Xanatos being forced to work with Bruce Wayne and Tony Stark against a Bizarro Doctor Strange who’s summoned the Gargoyles from their universe under the mistaken impression that they’re demons. And because he’s a Bizarro he’s super-powered, so they only people who can take him down are lawyers.

          • SilverZeo

            to Argent Stonecutter: I want to see Bats making Xanatos thinks that Lex Luthor is really Batman’s secret identity, and having the two smarty pants to fight each other while being duped.

          • Argent Stonecutter

            Luthor would apparently win, but it would turn out that Xanatos was playing a deeper game, and at the end of Volume One it would be revealed that while Batman was distracted by the Luthor-Xanatos battle David had been setting up a hostile takeover of Wayne Industries. Last scene would have the two masterminds shaking hands in front of the distinctive Big Penny in Batman’s souvenir gallery.

          • Crisis_on_Infinite_Earths_was_Stupid

            To SilverZeo:

            Of COUSRE I do. My favorite villain of all time was Joe Pesci in Moonwalker.

          • SilverZeo

            To: Crisis_on_Infinite_Earths_was_Stupid
            Pesci’s powers PALE in comparison to SNOWFLAME!

      • SilverZeo

        SOrry again, if that first part sounded wrong. I meant that I am surprise that you took the time to respone to a comment I left, in spite that I left a rather inappropriate about a week ago…

    • Crisis_on_Infinite_Earths_was_Stupid

      Blasphemy! Aquaman will never shed the fish jokes! It’s integral to his character. Hell, that’s how most people know him. “That guy who talks to fish.”

      Not to say the character can’t be interpreted in a better way (Mark Waid did so in Kingdom Come), but Aquaman just doesn’t have a larger enough fanbase to warrant a series that would do that. Then again, who knows what the DCnU will bring?

      • SilverZeo

        Fans of Smallville and Brave and Bold wold disagree

        • Crisis_on_Infinite_Earths_was_Stupid

          That wasn’t Aquaman, that was Edward Cullen underwater.

          • SilverZeo

            Are you saying that Aquaman’s team up with Ryan Cho SUCKED?

          • reyman

            No more smallville :’(

          • Crisis_on_Infinite_Earths_was_Stupid

            I was referring to the Smallville version.

            Actually, I liked the personality they gave him in B:BatB. Did he team up with Ryan Choi there, or in the comics? I’ve only seen a little of that series, and I’m gonna try to jump back into the main DC comics after the reboot.

  13. xhunterko

    And the cycle just repeats iteslf. And the cycle just repeats iteslf. And the cycle just repeats iteslf. And the cycle just repeats iteslf. And the cycle just repeats iteslf. And the cycle just repeats iteslf. And….

    • Jinxed

      And…And?!!? Tell me what happens next?

      • Tensa Zangetsu

        ♪( ´▽`)
        ♪this is the cycle that doesnt end! Yes it goes on and on my friend! Rick started it not knowing what it was, and he’ll continue doing it because♪
        The rest it obvious!

        • Tensa Zangetsu

          HAHA I came up with that out of the blue!!

        • Tensa Zangetsu

          Wait imessed up on the last part!
          ♪Rick started it not knowing what it was, and he’ll keep on doing it forever just because!♪
          The rest (again) is obvious!

        • The Diet Poison

          I’LL STOP THIS CYCLE WITH THIS FRYING-PAN!!!
          *PUNN*
          =D

          • Tensa Zangetsu

            Ok I give up! Make as many puns as you want!

          • The Diet Poison

            ???

            … what’s your definition of “pun”?

          • Tensa Zangetsu

            *yelling* I HAVE NO DEFINITION!!!

  14. Jinxed

    Woah, I just finished watching a Doctor Who episode and I’m about to stop another, and this comic is making my head spin!
    Will Spot stop the infinity loop? Will he ever get his Fro’ back? Will he ever live to see another arc?!?!

    • Grip

      And most importantly… are bow ties and fezzes cool?

      • Grip

        Oops, I forgot stetsons!

      • The Diet Poison

        I love bow ties! They’re cute! ^-^

        I would wear them every day…
        …but I would look ridiculous. =(

        … we should reboot this world with the minor change that bow ties are the most popular fashion.

        • Draven

          Ducky from NCIS wears bowties and he makes them look good, but then again he’s old. If I can make hair down to my butt look good you can make bowties cool.

      • Grip

        Everyone knows that bow ties, stetsons, and fezzes are cool!
        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XaigYRAItZs&feature=youtube_gdata_player
        Except for river song…

  15. domino

    i realy dont enjoy spot but i actualy like this one

  16. Parry

    Well… That was completely redundant!

  17. Crisis_on_Infinite_Earths_was_Stupid

    This strip is a great critique of the superhero comic book reboot cliche, and why they should just let the characters age and die in realtime.
    Speaking of cliche reboots, pardon me for a moment while I rant about the DC Comics reboot which this strip is parodying.

    Ahem. (cough)

    I like how Grant Morrison is going to take Superman back to his “Champion of the Weak and the Oppressed” roots in Action Comics, but otherwise this reboot is looking really blah.

    All they did was dip their hands into the Bittersweet Candy Bowl by adding ANGST!, as well as horribly redesigning most of the characters’ costumes by adding pointless crap to them.

    It’s like they were sitting around the DC offices saying:
    “Let’s make Wonder Woman’s boots black!”
    “Let’s give the Flash a chinstrap!”
    “Let’s take away Superman’s over-underpants!”

    I think the point of the whole thing is to show how good the original costumes were, and why not to change them. Well, the male characters anyway. Wonder Woman and Black Canary need a major retooling, so as not to look so much like showgirls. Stripe had the right idea when she ditched her costume!

    I will now get off my soapbox.

    • Crisis_on_Infinite_Earths_was_Stupid

      Jeez that was long!

      • SecretAgent000

        At least he gave us a warning he was going to rant.

    • SilverZeo

      But you have to admit, DC seems more open and honest. AT least they’re telling us the change rather than just have one bad story arc state that something happen to Spider-Man’s to change it only to wait at least 4 years to have a WORSE story arc to explain the said changes. And when they killed Captain AMerica, they went to great lengths to say that he is sincerely and absolutely dead after being shot… and then he comes back to life, while when they killed Batman, they showed that he was really lost in time, but the main focus in the of the story is to see what happens if Bats was dead and how DC would movie along. I will admit, Marvel had the better stories than DC in the last couple of years, but they did drop the BALL big time… Spider-Man Musical….

      • Crisis_on_Infinite_Earths_was_Stupid

        Now now, don’t knock the Spider-Man musical if you haven’t seen it. I have, and it was very enjoyable. It won’t win any awards for the music or story, but it was a lot of fun to watch.

        Especially after the horrible original version (which I also saw) which had a techno song about stealing shoes. And the jist of the original second act was that Arachne (the character from Greek mythology and the spider that bites Peter) must make Spider-Man fall in love with her so she can become human again.

        It was bad. But now it’s good.

        • SilverZeo

          And compared to the Music Meister songs, or the Birds of Prey?

      • Crisis_on_Infinite_Earths_was_Stupid

        Yes, but Spider-Man looks the same as he did before they rebooted everything.
        After the DC reboot, I now have no clue how Superman keeps his cape on! Originally, he tucked it into his shirt. Now that his shirt’s neckline is so high he has to do the Batturn to glance across the room, it’s just kinda… there.
        And Wonder Woman got a sharp, pointy metal choker wrapped around her neck. If she bends her head too much or someone punches her in the throat, it goes right through her jugular.
        And why has Robin gone from being a “sidekick” to an “internship”? If they’re so desperate to have Damian Wayne as Robin, they shouldn’t do the reboot, and just leave Grant Morrison on the Bat-books.

        • Naylorfan90

          The thing that annoys me so much is that…well, didn’t they already do a reboot of the Wonder Woman character a year or so ago? ’cause I remember that big hoopla about her getting a new costume and stuff.

        • SilverZeo

          But he wore the Spider-Armor and a black suit before the reboot, and now he has several different suits. One made of unstable molecules, a stealth suit, and an armor suit. Anything one I missed?

      • Naylorfan90

        I find it rather funny that both Batman and Captain America were “lost in time” rather than killed. I wonder which company copied from the other.

        • SilverZeo

          When they killed Batman, DC let the readers KNOW that Batman is still alive and let the rest of the DCU deal with the lost Batman, Marvel killed Cap and went out of their way to say he will REMAIN dead… then came back perfectly fine 4 years later. As who stole what… that idea been done TOO much with Teen Titans and X-Men. When Superman died, it was a over arcing story that continued in different sagas, but death has become a means of hiatus…

  18. Tensa Zangetsu

    Well his drawings are getting slightly better!

  19. Ptorq

    Harsh, dude! But still spot (superdog) on.

    • Tensa Zangetsu

      Please. NO MORE BAD PUNS!

      • Vladimir Zharkov

        I chuckled

      • SilverZeo

        Why, are they punning you?

  20. gaboris

    Ah rebooting. Making the past few years of our lives TOTALLY wothless. XD

  21. leaffly

    Wait what? I don’t getting :s

  22. TheCrimsonFox

    The definition of insanity is trying the same exact same thing and expecting different results. The weird thing is, I’ve done that and gotten different results, which means that evil cat guy is clearly awesome :3

  23. Doomwolf

    You might find this strange but I support the DC reboot and see it as a good thing because in the past few years they have released some honorably awful stores and events too the point they damage and defiled the continuity, now I’m not saying they didn’t release anything good and believe me there was some really good stuff but sadly the bad out-ways the good too where you hear about nothing but the bad stuff and of the good but when the reboot finally happens they can finally wash there hands of the mess they have maid and start fresh and that’s why I see it as a good thing,

    • Rick Griffin

      The real question though is why they think a reboot would fix that when the last one didn’t. The only thing to fix the damaging continuity is to fire the editors responsible, and I’m pretty sure most of them are still on staff, demanding a reboot.

      • Doomwolf

        Sadly the one who did most of the damage was Dan DiDio mostly because he wasn’t doing his job as Editor-in-Chief first by approving what were clearly bad ideas to begin with and second, by forcing the writers to do stuff they knew were bad ideas but have no chose but to do it because they were editorial mandates and at the end, for the damage he single learnedly did instead of being fired he was promoted to V.P. of DC which isn’t kind of a bad thing because that just means he has to focus on business end of things instead of the creative stuff.

      • SilverZeo

        I take it your a Linkara fan too?

        • Doomwolf

          Yes.

  24. Guh

    How’s about Peanut graduate from the lined paper now hmm? -_-;

    • domino

      well if he did it would look like rick did it instead of peanut but if he manages to pull it off then i would drink three two liters on one day

  25. Kajex, Sorcerer Supreme

    True story.

  26. Kitch

    Obvious dig on the new Spider-Man. Either one, doesn’t matter.

    • Naylorfan90

      New Spider-Man? Wait, you mean the Ultimate Spider-Man? Or did Marvel do something to the main Spider-Man as well?

  27. 2MK

    Where’s his tail at panel 3?

    Did he forgot to draw it?

    • Frank

      between his legs. When dogs get that scared, their tail goes between their legs

    • darkgloomie

      The reboot was already taking effect. To make Spot!(superdog) more hip with the crowd of angsty broody teenagers who are (not) out there, he was given an obvious but not crippling diversity:

      his tail… was cut off.

  28. Salenstormwing

    Wait till Spot (Superdog) has his universe mixed with a universe drawn by rival canine artist of Peanut’s, and you end up with Spot sporting a cape and wolverine claws… because he’s part wolverine.

  29. WingedWolfGirl

    So, rebooting the universe is a recurring thing.
    Time to restart earth 2.

  30. Argent Stonecutter

    Hey, it says “nefarious villains”, but I only see one! Is the other inside the machine?

  31. Toggle

    OH NO, gasp. but what if the original readers find the reboot to be condescending, and they feel like all the changes you just made that seem to make the universe move forward (for instance making the league of heroes made up former sidekicks) have been taken away, making the universe feel cheap in comparison….you know…just as an example

  32. The Diet Poison

    YAY! ^-^
    We get to see more of spot.

    I like his ‘fro. =)
    He should keep it.

    • Frank

      Cue a montage of images of the ‘fro getting stuck and/or tangled in unlikely places

      • Argent Stonecutter

        Cue Grape mocking Peanut for giving Spot human-type hair.

        • The Diet Poison

          *frown*
          You guys are no fun! >:(

          Be sides, a hero with an afro would be the coolest of all. =D
          D.C. should consider that.

          • Tensa Zangetsu

            This is why your my favorite person =D

          • Argent Stonecutter

            Bah! Rick said I was no fun on the previous strip! Now you!

          • The Diet Poison

            Awwwwwww! ^-^
            you need a hug.
            *embrace* ^-^

            Anyways, there’s a time to be silly and a time to be solemn…
            … and, also, a time to be a jerk. *lol*
            =D

          • Tensa Zangetsu

            Your all silly.
            But no argent your not that really fun )= Sorry.

          • The Diet Poison

            Don’t be so harsh, Tansa. =(
            Agent IS funny. He just wanted to say a fact, instead of going on with the sillyness, this time. And I respect that.

            Besides, you should encourage him instead of bringing him down.

          • Tensa Zangetsu

            I was using sarcasm silly (^_−)−☆ (*`ω´)

          • The Diet Poison

            Oh!
            Good. =)

          • Frank

            Sarcasm can be silly?

          • Tensa Zangetsu

            Diet, did you say tansa? I’m Pretty sure you did but im just making sure.

          • Argent Stonecutter

            It’s amazing what’s silly when your real name is Mavolio Bent.

            And dogs with ‘fros are silly!

          • The Diet Poison

            Oh, no! =(
            I meant Tensa, not tansa, sorry. =(

            I hate making mistakes. >(

  33. YOSH

    I like how the very idea of making himself famous actually does nothing for his being infamous. Also, I like the fact that the reboot machine is updated since it’s 10 years later than the first one, heh.

  34. anon_omis

    sorry if someone already explained it but im lazy XP but can someone tell me what the second to last panel is about?

    • Salenstormwing

      DC is “rebooting” the DC universe this fall. Just like they’ve done before, just like Marvel’s done before, and just like a lot of other stuff.

      • anon_omis

        Ah! Thank you kind sir or madam *bows*

  35. Sansash

    I just learned there’s a new DC cartoon movie this fall, in which Superman is going to die.
    Again.

    Is This The End Of Superman? Again?

    • anon_omis

      *dramatic music*

  36. Devin Parker

    I’m guessing that, were I a dog, I’d also notice how revealing Stripe’s new collar is, as though it were making up for her lack of character depth in the Reboot Universe.

    But that could just be my cynical suspicions at work.

  37. Vladimir Zharkov

    PARADOXICAL

  38. Bob

    Talk about an wasted effort…

    Spot: Wait a sec! Just wait… Doesn’t this scene seem familiar?
    Mad Scientist: You’re right, for once, hero… Deja vu… Where have we seen this before…?

    • Argent Stonecutter

      Spot: It was in a special metallic-cover alternate-earths charity special!

      • darkgloomie

        Mad Scientist: You’re wrong! It was the once-in-a-lifetime special reprint (WITH COLOURS!!!) for the 500th issue

  39. Profesor Rod

    Endless circles…

    That villain is a GENIUS!

  40. Hoheh

    Does that even count as villainy? I can’t tell.

  41. Wr3h

    Spot can easliy solve this you know….
    By punching….

  42. Matthew

    haha more spot i love him but what ever happened to good ol’ professer killbody.

    • SomeRandomGeekNamedBrent

      he fell to his death (or at least severe injury) when he miscalculated something with his time machine.

  43. Matthew

    how do i put my avatar?

    • Frank

      Register the e-mail you use here with Gravatar.com

      • Matthew

        what would that be where can i find it?

  44. SilverZeo

    This makes me realise, Peanut maybe too young to know about Cyclops and Jean Grey being a item and just knows that Scott and Emma like to “cuddle”

  45. 8feet (Eating chocolate kisses)

    Paradox… That’s what you get for messing with time.

    God Bless!!!

  46. teamfortress2

    I told you not to touch that darn thang

  47. shaex

    Paradoxes make me dizzy. *spins*

  48. Elwood Blutarsky

    Poor Stripe, she really got the short end of the stick in the reboot. Nice fro though.

  49. GameCobra

    There are a few reboots i can stand because they usually come out golden. but mostly a giant portion of them are crap.

    some notable examples are Batman and Spiderman (cartoon series i mean).

  50. Draven

    What’s the PBS for in the first pannal?

    • Elwood Blutarsky

      Peanut Butter Sandwich, his full name…or maybe he just loves the Public Broadcasting Service.

      • Draven

        D’oh, I really should have known that. He is obviously a Public Broadcasting System fan, the clues were there since the beginning.

  51. CrowdedBluebean

    I’ve been checking out this comic for years and this is my first comment! Hopefully my avatar is there.

    • Tensa Zangetsu

      Sorry it’s not, Nya.

      • CrowdedBluebean

        Lol. I thought that ^ first comment did not show up. Even on my second attempt I still have no avatar.

    • The Diet Poison

      WELCOME TO THE CLUB!!! =D

  52. CrowdedBluebean

    I think this is my first ever comment. I wonder if my avatar works…

    • The Diet Poison

      Oh, noes!!! 0_o
      You’re naked!!! :O
      (at least in your avatar) =D

  53. RHJunior

    Now if we could only beat this common sense into the thick skulls running DC and Marvel….

  54. Grip

    Oh god! My brain!