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– For our 900th strip I’d like to welcome back the series’ other main character!
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*gasp* It’s a plot twist! Quick, let’s do the Plot Twist Dance!
I could tell why just by the split but that was an epic reveal.
OMG!!! we saw her killed…. you used the movie rule about villains!!!! if you don’t see the body they aren’t dead… CRUD CRUD CRUD! using pop culture unwritten rules isn’t fair. upside modest is going to crap happy bricks…
Are happy bricks the same as Chocodiles?
in this comic they might be… let’s eat one and find out… um.. you go 1st… wait! let’s get 1st mikey! he hates everything!!!. he likes it! so yes they are!
A surprising reunion!
Indeed. It makes me pretty happy*!
*Skeptical, but cautiously optimistic. That’s happiness, right?
wah, wah, what!!!
Unless she’s evil now…
My reaction in a nutshell:
Now I am very confused–especially because the last few times we saw “Marah” she turned out to be some sort of nightmare.
Wow! :O Great back and forth between the ghost and Will, contrasting with Modest’s sorrow and the big surprise.
Also, congrats on 900 comics!
Now the question is how will Kate react?
She could be happy or she could be all, “You mean you let me believe my daughter was dead for the last two years…!”
So Naga is dead for real and Marah is not dead for real?
Oh great. Now I’m weeping at work.
I KNEW IIIIIIT!!!!
Oh my gawd! I was totally surprised by the reveal as I scrolled down the strip! Hooray for reading on mobile!
The big reveal of 2018!
To quote a Dalek from that one episode of Doctor Who “Explain! Explain!”
We saw her die, and we saw her spirit at the end of season 4. I’m so confused as to how she’s alive, but at the same time happy to see her alive. That is one cool looking outfit that she has now too.
My guess? The angels taking the souls of fallen warriors puts them on a new plane of living. So Marah is “dead”, but not *dead*
Uhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh??!!!! I thought… drudge angel…?
I can’t wait for the next update!
You love playing with my emotions don’t you? Am so happy she is alive.
Auntie…is she dead?
That’s a beautifully assembled reveal!
Confused about why the drudge angel took her if she wasn’t dead (or did she come back?!), but oooooooooooooooo this is such a plot twist, and I’m so excited to see where this goes!
The mother of all plot twists :o, nice! And I like Marah’s new look too. Never thought she’d be back in the story beyond flashbacks.
Something pretty similar to this page happened in Cartoon Network’s MMO FusionFall during the Dexter Guide missions. The Grim reaper wanted his “Lamp of Hades” to peek into the world of the dead to verify rather the worlds’ missing heroes were truly dead. When the lamp and other miscellaneous components were recovered Grim revealed that the missing heroes are not in the world of the dead after all ;P .
This makes me so dang happy and excited!!
Holy balls! Legit did not see this coming!
So much for my head canon of Marah becoming the most badass among the Drudge Angels.
This is fine too I guess…
What the flying eggplant…?!
Well. I don’t know how, but I absolutely did not see this coming. She… doesn’t look quite right, though. Her eyes, specifically.
I… don’t see this turning out well, for some reason…
Drudge Angels come to take the souls of great warriors. I’m guessing the dead they take are given new life as Drudge Angels
So I am guessing that Marah is there to claim Naga’s soul for the Drudge Angels
My prediction is that she is a drudge angel, and is there for a great warrior… the New Abolisher. Great warriors are not always on your side.
A CHALLENGER APPEARS
With that one big glove, she might be using a bow,
or maybe she works as a falconer / austringer ?
I once asked in the comments if we’d ever see Marah again…. you said no. So either you were lying to keep it a surprise (understandable) or this is not Marah…. I will ere on the side of caution and remain suspicious until proven wrong.
I was lying. I used to say that Marah’s story wasn’t done and that we would see her again, but eventually I just started saying no.
Hahahah, that’s fair XD, glad to have her back, I may or may not have cried at her death ;-;
I prefer stories where people stay dead.
Now that’s a big reveal.
Aw man, I thought he was one of Jake’s roommates and he wanted to get a chance with the mermaid whatsername.
This is my current theory http://modestmedusa.com/comic/wither-away-part-25/
“Well, if you REALLY want me to bring her through the ghost zone, it could be done. Just sit tight while I get my murdering stick.”
Dont kill her again in the 1000.
I’m building some bad “gasping and dropping your phone” karma.
Hmm… It showed a drudge angel carrying her off though. I’m not sure how to react here. Either it saved her life and the magic continued to change her, or she came back to life in the form above. Or something more sinister is brewing… 🤔
Wat … wat wat wat … okay brain working again but this is the LAST thing I expected. You win.
Love it, but am I the only one who saw spoilers of what Marah would become? I thought it was common knowledge among us fans that she wasn’t dead and was bopping around as a demon-like creature girl having adventures in Yeld. I remember seeing pictures of her before.
This doesn’t (for me) make this reveal any less cool or exciting. I love the art that leads to it, too. Beautiful use of panels and highlighting/shading!
On a different topic, does anyone else here wonder what kind of person or creature Cthulugiraffe was before it became a ghost, and why its ghostform is so weird? Classically ghosts look like their living form…only more transparent or ghastly (especially if a grisly death was involved). Cthulugiraffe looks like a completely different kind of being. It’s pretty amazing how damn creepy it is given there’s no gore or sharp fangs/claws involved.
So the “Ghost” isn’t really a ghost at all. Its a creature thats native to the Ghost Lands, and can pass from that world to others. Its sometimes called a Native Ghost or a Possessor. I guess really its an alien. None of this is mentioned in the comic, and as far as Jake knows its just a ghost and thats what ghosts look like. But theres more info about it in the Yeld rpg. The prince uses them to guard his castle, which is probably what this Ghost was talking about in Season 2 when he said he was doing “some haunting at the castle”.
I’ve tried reading your comic before, but I finally shotgunned this story over the past few days. Truly a delight and a heartbreaking set of events, with a lifecycle that lends itself to tragedy, but a returning hero thought long dead
Thanks for coming back and trying again. I’m glad you liked it.
There have been times when I’ve thought that this story was going on a bit too long… but this last bit of the arc, with everything coming together has proven me wrong. Of all of the comics I read, Modest Medusa’s probably sitting around my #2 favorite slot right now (sorry, you’re still losing out to Sam & Fuzzy 😉 )
This season was always going to be a big culmination of everything thats gone before it, but also once I got here I discovered I really enjoy writing and drawing Modest’s sisters, and so I spent a bunch of extra time with them.
I got my Season 4 book over the weekend and just read all about how she isn’t coming back. Aighhhhh! The contradictions are making my brain explode!
Sorry. The end of season 4 was meant to suggest that she may not be dead, but it was(and is) important to the story for readers to believe that she was dead, and I had to stick to that. We’ll learn more about what Marah has been through and why its important eventually
YESSS OMG IM SO HAPPY IM ACTUALLY CRYING 😂