I might, Kevin, It just might. Maybe. I dunno, we’ll see.
Spoke to soon!
That is a good question though. And lol I love the Bat tag.
I like that Kevin appears completely unflappable.
He’s a cop, he faces weird stuff. Nice to see he has a talent beyond tackling.
Actually it looks like he wasn’t even in the way of the bats’ path.
Giving it another look… Ralph wasn’t in the path either… the bats just flew much closer to him. The surprise of it probably shocked him, whereas Kevin saw it coming.
Actually, Ralph was in the path. That’s why you can see his silhouette in the swarm. As for his face, lol. In fact, I think they showed his silhouette instead of Ralph himself because he was in the swarm, and drawing up the colors and whatnot would probably make it look as if he wasn’t. Also, the bats probably blocked the light from him, so he could barely be seen by anybody.
Sergeant Ralph is also a police dog, but he appears somewhat flapped.
Actually, judging by the number of wings tha just went by him, I’d say he was very flapped
I think that this is a case of “Unstoppable Stupid”
ha ha tags AAAH also i think the man who did it is a new character probably a racoon
We can’t stop here! This is bat country!
This is where I got the quote:
He who makes a beast out of himself…
“You’re all acting like animals!”
“But we are animals!”
Yeah, they’re really gonna need to talk to those bats….
Are bats sentient in the housepets universe?
That all depends on wether or not Rick feels like they are. If he wanted, dogs in the next comic could be quadrupedal and unable to speak, and spo could be six feet tall…
and then Spo would wake up from his dream.
If Spo’s a mouse and Goofy’s a dog, what’s up with Peanut?
He’s a Sandwich!
I would think so, they are wild mammals.
Just a thought that comes to my mind every time I see King: KING IS SO ADORABLE!! And that’s coming from a guy…
And you gotta admit, the name just adds to his adorability. Believe it or not, I looked up the Welsh Corgi (Is that how it’s spelled?) and looked at the pics. They were funny lookin’. I actually lol’d at the fact that they looked pretty ugly in the pictures I saw, whereas King is so adorable that he became my favorite character not too long after being introduced.
What’s a non-sequitur, daddy?
Avatar comments count as non-sequiteurs?
considering the intelligence goes down to the small snakes (see zoo arc), it’s plausible that bats are sentient as well.
I would dare to say that all the animals in the Housepets universe are indeed sentient. If Spo is sentient enough to speak English then it would stand that indeed even insects are most likely sentient and can speak Human. I would imagine though that seeing as how they are a “pack” or “flock” type of animal, their intelligence might be rather lacking… not like chickens or pidgeons of course but still.
Of course this gives rise to another thought line… if all the beasts of the world can speak, even down to the smallest bugs… I wonder how the conversations between cows and the butcher go down at the old slaughter house?
Or between predator and prey in the wild even?
maybe about the same as the conversation between Grape and Karl Lenin Faust.
or maybe they put them under with chemicals first before butchering them.
and insects I would imagine would have the same thought processes all the time as the dolphins do when they aren’t thinking of taking over the world.
And rightly so; Argent.
Ralph is so cute in last panel
Agreed. And your avatar is cute too, Roadrunner.
you never cease to amaze me. well done Rick.
Best name for characters ever!
Given the strip, should be changed to
“. . .bats”
I completely agree.
I love bats
Bats are awesome! ^_^
Bats are jewel theives! XD
Ralph’s look of utter bewilderment honestly just made my day.
That comment combined with Ralph’s look of utter bewilderment honestly just made my day. XD
heh, awesome K9U keeps being awesome
LOL XD awesome! Nonsense, random, and Utter nonsense FTW! \o/(>.<)\o/
Them bats are so cute!~ Funny how they’re freaked out. And how Ralph got freaked out. XD
Is that a look of “I’m about to faint from surprise” or of “WTF?”
Can’t it be both?
ah yes, the “WTF? That was so surprising I’m about to faint.” look.
I doesn’t even make any sense!
Why does it have to make sense? Nothing wrong with a little randomness now and again, maybe the bats were scared by whatever stole it, or are just in wrong place at wrong time. Maybe they DID steal it, by taking many little bits out of it and are carrying it in their mouths. Maybe Spoo is secretly an evil (or would he be ebil?) mastermind and did it. Maybe this is all a fever dream and one of the characters needs a new sanity-chut. If that’s the case maybe they can borrow one? I stand by the saying “Sanity is like a parachute, just because I lost mine, doesn’t mean I can’t borrow yours…” And maybe my own is in need of repairs, as been awake..well..far too long right now. I don’t know, some things just make more sense when I’ve been up for a few days, but then I can’t recall why…
can’t stop laughing.. poor Ralph…
Poor.. poor Ralph..
You can just tell he’s twitching, too.
Perhaps Ralph has a bat phobia? :/
them bats are too cute to be afraid of them!
ALT TEXT: I briefly considered npt lighting the eyes of the bats, then thought, when have I ever done anything that made sense
And I think starting this comic counts as something Rick! ^_^
He lit the eyes? I can’t tell… And Kevin’s left eye is missing the red iris in the third panel. The one on HIS left, not ours, for those who don’t get my meaning.
there’s a bat ear in front of that part of his eye.
No, I think eat-yourself is right, the iris is missing.
The bats are very well-drawn, here. I know a lot of people who have trouble with bats, or people who just make the Batman-esque silhouettes and leave it at that. This, on the other hand, is very well-drawn.
It’s a cartoon! When are eyes ever not lit?
I think it’s adorable that Kevin raised his hand to give his theory.
His theory which I find very plausible. If humans can train bees to find illicit items in real life, why can’t bats be told to steal artifacts in one of the silliest universes ever?
Because bats are, notoriously, law-abiding underground vigilantes who are much too busy fighting wackos and penguins and stop their attempts at world domination.
Yes. Penguins are planning that. They probably allied with dolphins (and by allied, they mean ‘I sure hope those water-dwellers don’t ruin our plans with their craziness.’)
Penguins are EEEEVIIIIL! *spooky voice*
too busy? aren’t the robins doing their part to help out?
Robins, penguins, dolphins, bah. It’s the marmosets you need to watch out for.
Well yeah, but don’t forget that bats also have to mantain a day-persona like the Milton Ferrets. The Robins mostly help with that (nudge)
Yes, definitely allied with dolphins, those conspiring conniving scheming world-domination planning-
Hey look! FISH! Fish Fish Fish Fish Fish Fish Fish Fish Fish Fish Fish Fish Fish Fish Fish Fish Fish Fish Fish Fish Fish
watch out. it’s the clown fish of crime.
You need to stop watching Batman reruns The Penguins of Madagascar
Als, I just stated the truth. It has been prophetised by completely trustworthy sources (ie a DeathClock questionary) I’ll die for badmouthing penguins after their takeover. That is, if I survive the 12cm heel of a spurned lover…
Still, it pays to be safe. Heed my warnings, people of Babylons Garden, or my death shall be in vain!
Also, my money’s on a cat being the thief. Those sneaky felines!
I’d bet it was one of the other main characters. Or the milton ferrets. Either way, whoever stole it probably didn’t realize they did anything wrong. XD
You dare frame Max?
Was thinking of Sabrina, actually. Fido would then have an interesting situation at hand, what with the whole “Dating Catwoman” thing…
Kevin, master of observation.
“Holy Batswarm, Ralph! I know who did it!”
We can’t stop here, this is bat country.
Deep voice: “I’m Batman.”
What was that?
WHO DID IT?
WHO KILLED HIM?
Cute Bats. I am curious to see whre the Tag “AAAH BATS” is used again. :3
Look at Ralph’s eyes! I think that he went batty! *hit with a frying pan* OW! WHO DID THAT! *pulls out his AK47 and growls*
As I said the pan is OUR weapon so BRING’EM ON! >:3
Alright, fine. You can keep the frying pans. I have a signature weapon of my OWN, though. *Pulls out his AK47* Come at me bro! *Grins*
*Strikes a fighting pose* You think you’re ready to…
*Admin comes around the corner*
Oh great. Party’s over ppl! Take away the props and turn off the green screen!
(????: You’re gonna get both of us banned someday. >:|
Gab: Okay-okay I’ll behave. :p)
*Pulls out Dragunov gun and frying pan* oh, snap!
AS I said the pan is OUR weapon!
*pulls out Anti-material rifle*
… What? This is MY baby. >:3
I haz a sword!!
Let’s focus a little less on weapons and a little more on the comic, eh?
HEY maybe Kevin isn’t such a dumby after all.
he’d be Sasha’s perfect boyfriend
I’m actually willing to believe that.
I’m surprised Ralph doesn’t have an eye-twitch by now.
Ralph’s too tough to show twitches.
His *soul* is twitching…
No, you’re supposed to make it all dramatic.
(in dramatic, almost scary voice) He was so frightened, his very SOUL was twitching…
Could this be the opening of a long creepy get ready for Halloween arc?
this made me wounder, there wouldn’t happen to be 882 pieces of gold in in that treasurer would there? hmm…
No, theres only 883 pieces of gold. And all those bats remind me of spo!
Dude, 883 is MORE than what the guy was asking for. You basically just said, “Yes, and one extra!”
Yes. Yes it counts.
This just reminds me of
What makes the bats’ eyes any different from the dogs’ eyes when it comes to light effects?
bat aweseomeness’ does
Aha! So Bat-Bat is behind this heist!
Not much money in the hero business, actually.
Well, DUH!! Why do you think all the other superheros have jobs? The only one who DOESN’T need one is Batman, and that’s because he was an infinitilionaire at birth! XD I swear, that guy had an infinite amount of cash when he was born.
Well, Superman has this trick he can do with a lump of coal.
Isn’t that Santa Claus?
Eh, they’re both nice guys in red who can travel the world several times over per second. Same diff
So…. is it me or do the bats look scared?
Looks like they’re trying to fly away from something………..
Really, when to bats ever not look scared?
Fido: woah! that was prefect timing.
Bats say what
It is obvious that extraterrestrials wanted samples of valuable junk… =P
… THOSE JERKS!
I want to believe… *X-Files theme plays* Well, that was weird…
Ah those bats i guess rick remembered Halloween was near
Don’t look now, but there’s a ding bat in the fourth panel.
(I’m not going to say that Kevin drove the Sergent batty. The bats were clearly not his fault.)
I’ve heard of the police using psychic mediums to find people and stolen thing. I think that might work well here, but where ever will we find one?
Try Walmart. I hear they have a 3×2 promotion, guaranteed to work or your third eye back!
hey ppls im back also ever notice that kevin’s aduittde changes?
YEAH, I DID!!
Pete did it.
in this world, where the pen is mightier and the creator even more so, just about ANYthing will make sense.
The reaction in the last panel to a swarm of bats, especially the ‘pin prick’ eyes, just leaves you smiling.
This has got to be my most favorite strip now! <3
I love Kevin now. He’s adorable, I wanna hug him :3
i love how all the bad stuff happens to the leaders
Fear And Loathing reference FTW.
AAAHHHH BATS tag made me laugh.
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