Chains Of Darkness
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  1. Ryufire

    Yush, a new arc!!! :3

    • Camtheman16

      Alt for the phoners: “That’s why they subcontracted the serious stuff” ;D

  2. Dissension

    Pete is the best! <3 Pete.

    Oh, and I guess Cerberus is there, too.

    • Senorpie7

      Take note: Pete’s paws are almost identical to peanuts. I find this interesting.
      And yes, Pete is a fantastic character. Money says he breaks out of heaven; he is playing a game with the world. Though could this trial be over this game?

      • Dissension

        The trial is secondary to Pete breaking into Heaven.

    • Talonstripe

      Huh, Cerberus appears quite feminine in this here panels to me…
      It’s not just me is it?

      • Erkhyan

        Considering that Cerberus is a girl in the Housepets universe, looking feminine is rather not surprising… (not that it stopped her from handing Pete his leonine behind on a plate last time, of course).

        • gaboris

          True, but I’m with Tal on the added view that she’s MUCH more feminine then she was in the earlier strips and I’d say it looks appropriate. :)

          Wonder when’s this goin to become a so repeated question that it’ll be just as bad as saying someone looks buff. XD

          • Argent Stonecutter

            Hard to be quite so feminine when you’re fighting.

          • Xane

            A lot of people couldn’t tell before so that’s probably why Rick emphasized it.

            Pete sure is looking buff today, even mores… *SMACK* :shock: okay I’ll stop…

          • Valerio

            no, that’s Cerberus who’s looking buff today, even moreso…*brick’d*

      • Foxstar

        Cerb is a girl in the Housepets world. Not a boy.

    • Tom Flapwell

      Pete? Best? B-)

  3. kimo

    YAY plots back!

    • Leinad


      • Ryufire

        A secret clip was shown after the credits!

  4. 7ance

    whats with non of these arcs coming to a climax?

    • Elwood Blutarsky

      The last one did, Spot and the heroes realized they were wrong.

      • spencershot4

        Yes but spot continues… So no it hasn’t endwd

        • Xane

          To be continued in Bat-Bat #1… million!

  5. IceKitsune

    Yay! Pete goes on Trial! I hope there is a lot of explanations for things in this arc.

    • Valerio

      we’re talking about heavenly legalities… *gets aspirin*

  6. Gary (from Radio Free Housepets!)

    “The Trial in Heaven” is your Stairway to Heaven.

  7. kztxl7

    Hah. Drama Queen.

  8. RootsofOrigin

    He sure is dedicated I’ll give him that.

    • RootsofOrigin

      Get your heads out of the gutter people.

    • Camtheman16

      Yeah look how committed he is to that role! :D

  9. spencershot4

    Heven has no style? Pete your so full of it…

    • Argent Stonecutter

      “Listen,” said Crowley desperately, “how many musicians do you think your side have got, eh? First grade, I mean.”

      Aziraphale looked taken aback.

      “Well, I should think -” he began.

      “Two,” said Crowley. “Elgar and Liszt. That’s all. We’ve got the rest. Beethoven, Brahms, all the Bachs, Mozart, the lot. Can you imagine eternity with Elgar?”

      Aziraphale shut his eyes. “All too easily,” he groaned.

      – “Good Omens”, Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman.

      • darkgloomie

        ♫♪ I wanna go to heaven for the weather, hell for the company! ♪♫
        I wanna go to heaven for the weather, hell seems much fun to me! ♪

    • spencershot4

      I didn’t get a word you just said…

      • Frank

        Ever heard of “the heavenly choirs”? Ever wondered why it’s not “the heavenly soloists” or “the heavenly songwriters”? Terry Pratchet and Neil Gaiman offer a simple explanation:

      • Argent Stonecutter

        Crawley and Aziraphale are a devil and an angel, respectively, who have been doing field service in London for so long they’ve gone native. Crawley’s pointing out that most of the good composers aren’t “up there”.

  10. 1boredcanadian

    Well you all knew we would come back to this. I guess it’s time for chaos to ensue.

  11. Camtheman16

    Pete: “Well come on… Who has a dungeon but no chains? It’s just no fun.”

    • Jackalope121

      exactly, i mean its all about the little details!

    • 1boredcanadian

      Maybe that’s just what he’s used to?

      • cheetahwolf

        he has the power to do anything, what would real chains do? i mean really.

  12. DHJones

    wait isn’t cerberus protecting hades not heaven?

    • Zenaku

      She got promoted to heaven.

    • Camtheman16

      Hey I guess even Hades can’t afford decent help anymore. Seems like the bad economy’s affecting everyone, even hell. And not since this strip she hasn’t.

      Of course, by a promotion, he might have meant from Hades to Heaven.

      • Frank

        Wouldn’t that mean it’s a universal crisis instead of a global crisis?

    • Argent Stonecutter

      Hades isn’t the popular destination any more, so they had to cut back on staff.

  13. AuvaAkita

    He’s Baaaaaack!

  14. xhunterko

    It won’t be a trial if not one objection is given while the person is pointing their finger in the air.

    • Camtheman16
      • Ryufire

        Nice! :P

      • mr.muchy

        You know after reading into the future of that arch she rly does have an interesting way of giving news

    • cheetahwolf

      u know, King is going to be at that trial testify because he has his soul that pete tried to steel.
      bet King going to be in the shower and be “poof!!!” into the court room.

    • Frank

      But wait, this is heaven. Benefit of the doubt, presuming good faith, and peace towards thy neighbor. Maybe they can have trials without objections

      • The_Rippy_One

        Maybe they’ve got YHYW presiding on this one – Pete would be presumed guilty, but the judge is willing to be persuaded…And a calamity cannon to one city block, centered on him, if he annoys the honorable justice…

  15. ninja522

    Woot!! We’re back on these people!

  16. Camtheman16

    The Dog head on the left looks curious, the dog head in the middle looks serious, and the dog head on the right looks…Like she’s looking at something shiny xD

    • Elwood Blutarsky

      She has three heads but she’s still a dog :)

      • Camtheman16

        Good point. However, what happens when she argues with herself?

    • Frank

      I have to admit, it’s what I love best about today’s comic

    • Xane

      Three heads are better than one… except when they’re not!

    • DHJones

      plus look at the middle head that one has piercings

  17. Verp

    You can express a lot with three heads. Cerberus should be fun to watch.

    • DHJones

      if only she was a cat now that would be better ^^

    • Valerio

      especially if you throw a bouncing ball at her

  18. McFly

    Pete knows a thing or two about style, apparently.

  19. *White Fang*

    Yeah pete^ _^

  20. T-Squared


    I smell Peat.

    I also smell Pete/King hijinks coming up! :D

  21. efhosci

    “So we’ll be switching to an insanity plea? …No, wait, sorry.”

    Glad to see a new cosmic arc!

  22. volkoseba

    He’s right you know… pink walls? This is the slammer, not a nursery. I think. This is madness…

    • Indagare

      It’s like prison in Oz where they nice you to death.

  23. Elwood Blutarsky

    Is it possible Pete could finally answer for all his crimes…actually beyond that heavenly smash-and-grab he hasn’t really done much other than troll Grape and King has he?

    • volkoseba

      THATSA UNPOSSIBLE! Babylon Gardens without Pete is like Neverland without Captain James Hook.

      • cheetahwolf

        does this mean the dragon win the U&U game
        you know, if he’s in jail

      • Frank
        • volkoseba

          I’ve seen that before. He’s wrong about Pan Am, by the way… it went out of business the same year the movie came out.

          • Frank

            I just like the “A world without Hook is like a world without beanbag chairs” analogy

    • Valerio

      pete is an arrogant son of an eagle, he loves to bend rules… But he couldn’t have acted like he did without knowing of the consequences. He’s sure to have a surprise explanation that will give him the ‘out of prison’ card.

      • Xane

        Well he thought he wasn’t going to get caught. He didn’t know Cerberus was guarding the vault. I’m hoping Pete’s uppance will shortly come.

        I do wonder what Heaven thinks of the Cosmic Jerks messing around with reality so much.

  24. D-Rock

    It’s almost like he’s doing it just for the laughs. Then again, he is a bit of a jerk.

  25. Tailz

    There’s a 90% chance this arc is not going to end well. (Hoping to see that King is somewhere shown in the arc)

    • Valerio

      There is a 100% chance this arc is SO going to end up in a funny, totally unpredicatble way

    • IceKitsune

      I highly doubt anything bad is going to happen in this arc. At most its going to be a ton of explanations on Heaven (and the supernatural in general), The U&U Game, and The Nerds. The worst I for see happening is Pete getting to pick an Avatar, or him being forced to help King/Be his slave as punishment making King his defacto Avatar except in reverse. (Pete has to do what King says instead of Pete making King do what he wants)

      • Argent Stonecutter

        Rick did mention that this arc was going to have a lot of text.

        • IceKitsune

          Yep which is why I’m guessing its going to be a lot of explaining about the Nerds and the Game. Because at this point we really need some explaining of whats going on with that stuff, our educated guesses about it can only go so far.

    • Frank

      “For my first witness, I’d like to call Joel Zechariah Robinson.”
      “Sorry, he’s too busy being a dog.”

      • Argent Stonecutter

        “The bailiff will call the witness to heel.”

        • The_Rippy_One

          Baliff: Sorry your honor, but he’s under another jurisdiction.
          Judge: You mean…?
          B:Yes, he’s already been collared.

      • Tailz


  26. Zaitsev

    AW DAG!

    • Zaitsev

      Also, very impressed you went into one arc straight from another.

      • Frank

        I think the Spot arc counts as a really long one-off (a one-off arc, as opposed to an arc of one-offs, if you will

  27. SilverZeo

    So he has two parts…. must be a expensive to find celestial shampoo for both fur and feathers.

    • Argent Stonecutter

      It’s best to wash birds with plain water.

      • SilverZeo

        Good to know.

    • Valerio

      Shedding AND molting? Oh my!
      No wonder Pete tends to be such a jerk…

  28. Ryufire

    Will this somehow effect King’s future? o.o

    • Zaitsev

      I fear this arc’s worst-case scenario ending…

      • Elwood Blutarsky

        He beats the wrap and is let loose to bring chaos throughout the land?

  29. Maxwell

    I like this comic =D

    • Ryufire

      And its getting good! :XD

      • Maxwell

        Its always been good XD

  30. blitzfolfy

    Pete just cant leave things they way they are, can he? :P

    • Valerio

      where would be the fun, mon?

      • blitzfolfy

        i dunno, but if i had the option to not be chained up, id take it :P

  31. facade11663

    so… Cerberus is wearing a not amused face or is that her neutral expretion

  32. anon_omis

    Here’s something I just realized. Cerberus was Hades pet. Why would she be in heaven?

    • Valerio
    • Frank

      One thing few people realize is that Hades was not bad, per se, in Greek Mythology. He was simply a guy with a job. The Walt Disney Company cast him as a bad guy because, and I quote, “he was a convenience villain.”

      Monsters were also not bad per se, they were merely the representation of an obstacle.

      • anon_omis

        True. I didn’t consider that. Thank you for the lesson! ^w^

      • m4davis

        something else about hades as a place it was actually the good or neutral afterlife the bad afterlife is tartarus

      • Valerio

        Hades had become a super-cool baddie in Saint Seiya too!

  33. Valerio

    daww, they make such a cute couple!
    I’ll bet she’ll reconsider her position with him once he reveals the truth at the trial

    • Frank

      The truth being “I really am a jerk after all?”

  34. RedDwarfIV

    I noticed that Cerberus’s heads here looks like King’s girlfriend, only with spots over the eyes.

    • RedDwarfIV

      Ok, sort of looks like.

      There are more differences that I didn’t see the first time.

  35. BaconGrease

    What’s wrong with Cerberus’s right arm? It looks weird, as if there’s a bizarre stump.

    • Frank

      If you had three heads, your shoulder would look wierd too

      • Frank

        Scratch that, it’s her hand. She’s leaning against the doorframe.

      • BaconGrease

        There was sort of a shape like this:

        It was coming off her shoulder.

        • BaconGrease

          Argh, my spacing got nixed.

    • Argent Stonecutter

      Looks like Rick redrew it?

      • BaconGrease

        Yeah, looks like it now.

  36. Xuncu

    Mmm, Cebby: very nice…. to see you again~

  37. Salenstormwing

    Why do I get the feeling Pete hangs out with Discord on the weekend? Also, yay, Cerbby!

  38. DanTwelve3

    Wait, so there are LAWYERS in heaven?!

    • Grip the Wolf

      Hey, one of my sisters is a lawyer! Jerk…

    • Frank

      I guess if not all dogs go to heaven, then not all lawyers go to hell either.

    • Salenstormwing

      They’re sharks. No, I mean the Lawyers in Heaven are literally Sharks. There’s this real nice Mako Shark, but he charges an arm and a leg… That’s also probably literal.

    • Xane

      And there are also cheeseburgers in paradise.

      Hmm, I don’t think I’d find it very Heavenly if people were still duking it out in legal battles all the time. On the other hand you do kind of need law and order to prevent chaos…

      • Frank

        According to the bible, Law and Order come from heaven. Remember the 10 commandments?

    • RedDwarfIV

      Pete walks into a room, to await trial. There is a human standing there. And Pete utters the immortal words:
      “You’re not my lawyer.”

    • Ryufire

      Its heaven anything can happen!

  39. Grip the Wolf

    His face in the fourth panel is made of so much win.

    • Valerio


  40. Ezhnopallaton

    My King sense is tingling.

    • Valerio

      And royally at that!

  41. microbuss

    Pete will be found GUILTY I knows it ;-)

  42. Javier

    This is gonna be epic!

  43. Tom Flapwell

    Maybe he’ll be turned into a dog, a human, or some other mortal form with no ready way to shift back!

    • legendario13

      He’ll be turned into a king’s flea

      • Frank

        Now I’m thinking “Inuyasha”

        • legendario13

          How was the “drag you to take you home” thing?

    • Shuma Jindivi

      He’s so into the character.
      And wing restrictions? ……Gees Rick.

    • Shuma Jindivi

      Oh wrong place to comment. Wasn’t planed to be a reply. But Pete turn into a dog (or more likely cat) may actually be a valid prediction!

      • legendario13

        It may be a good idea to threaten him with that

  44. Roadrunner

    oh it’s pete!

    • Valerio

      Well, it ain’t surely Joe!

  45. Z24

    “Girl, have you seen the hell’s dungeons?!”

  46. Argent Stonecutter

    “For punishment, you’re going to have to get Joel’s soul back, and you’ll have to convince King to give it to you. No hanky-panky, we’re watching you…”

    (and a little hovering robot angel appears and zips over to Pete’s shoulder)

    “… closely.”

    • Z24

      And that’s the birth of Navi.

      • darkgloomie

        HEY! Listen!

  47. Ryufire

    The trial of the cosmos! ;-

  48. ShadowclawFC

    …Cerberus looks like Bailey. Or mebbe Bailey looks like Cerberus.

    …just sayin’

    • RedDwarfIV

      That may have been what I was saying earlier. But i don’t think Bailey has the spots or the lighter coloured muzzle.

      • ShadowclawFC

        Oh, haha, I didn’t see you’d already said something. I did a ctrl+f for ‘bailey’ and nothing showed up. But you know, you can go to the ‘A Respite In The Country’ arc to see Bailey, and you could compare them.

        It prolly doesn’t mean anything though, them looking alike, but it’s certainly an interesting feature. -shrug-

  49. adambluewolf

    he knows hes goin to get away…

  50. Yehoshua

    When this is over, King will turn into a fox and Fox will turn into a cat named Tom.

    • The_Rippy_One

      Only if we rename the rabbit “Ruby.”

  51. Verp

    It did not cross my mind that Cerberus might be female and had dated Pete at the same time. I neglected to take into account dogs don’t have big breasts in that cosmology. I may be straight, but being narrow minded is too much work. I try to save my mental energy for things I should be doing so next time I will try to remember to check the hips.

    Cerberus could sing close harmony with three heads. Having a range that covers a growl to a high picked whine would be quite versatile, too.

  52. illeatyourself

    Lol I love this. It sounds just like something a friend of mine would do. XD

  53. Tailz

    Trust me, she KNOWS what the prisons in hell are like, and it’s not a pretty sight. :O

  54. slash0mega

    i think this is the first time pete was clearly standing on two legs, kindof awkword when used to seeing him quadaped.

  55. Shuma Jindivi

    He’s so into the character.
    And wing restrictions? ……Gees Rick.

  56. Draven

    He conjured chains and brackets instead of a fluffy pillow? Seriously?

    • Valerio

      That’s PETE for ya!

  57. Verp

    He’s a drama queen. That’s probably one of the reasons Cerberus dumped him.

  58. Tattorack

    … (He chained HIMSELF up!?! O.O )

  59. adambluewolf

    how do i comment on someone elses comment

    • Grip the Wolf

      You need to click the word “Reply” for whichever comment you want to reply to.

  60. adambluewolf

    pete will find a way to get out of this one

  61. GameCobra

    You are about to enter the court room of Judge Tengu. The people are real. The cases are real. The rulings are final. This… Is Heaven’s Court.

    “Pete is innocent because he is a bird who gets picked on by cats all the time.”
    “<__> *puppy eyes* Yes ;_;”

    Cerberus: … *facepalms both her left and right face while the middle one drops her jaw*

  62. Dafne

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