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bleedman

03/03/2017

NEK: All hail the Reaper

  • Glyphayel

    03/29/2017 at 8:38am

    …So we don’t get to see wha tthe price was? We just… Jump back straight to Junior? So what was the whole point of that exactly? *is legit trying to understand*

  • Sheka4

    03/10/2017 at 3:00pm

    I come back after a couple of months after forgetting this site existed and I am thoroughly confused by where the comic is going, but where is this comic going? What’s even happening anymore? I shouldn’t be so confused after not reading this comic for a couple of months. If I as a reader no longer know where the direction of this story is going then how the hell does Bleed even know? And he’s the creator of this comic!

  • ZephyrSentry166

    03/09/2017 at 9:43pm

    When is the action going to come back

  • IHaveAnAlpaca

    03/09/2017 at 1:29pm

    man, i really enjoy this comic.
    haha, it started like,,wayy back in 2005 or something, but i never got around to read it untill like 2013, and then re-reading it now in 2017 (i got surprised it still updated). honestly all i see are such vast creativity, for this whole world to build up in your mind, i cannot believe the people in this chat being annoyd just because ‘you didnt meet’ their expetations >:P (even though there are sOMe points i agree with…but who cares, its still a cool story!!)
    what you have created is absolutely mind blowing, you deserve moRE CREDS. i could go on, but i dont want this post to be annoyingly long,,,
    i would like an ending though, seems like its almost ready to conclude, what do you think?

    • 4N1M3 FR34K

      03/09/2017 at 1:55pm

      When it comes to your question about a conclusion, that would be for this chapter, which likely has another page or two to go. The entire comic itself is still a good distance away from concluding entirely. I also enjoy this comic as much as you do, and it’s sad to see how much hatred is being posted in the comments section for each page, but I agree with you that there are some “uh… what?” parts from time to time, but I still never let that get to me.

    • Sheka4

      03/10/2017 at 3:02pm

      Every comic and by extension every medium that is consumed by people is liable to get critiqued. Yea, you can be upset that your favorite story isn’t doing so well with the larger masses, but why are you getting upset when people are pointing out the flaws with this comic that are apparent? If and when I create my own comic, I would definitely want it to be critiqued and listen to those critiques that my fans are telling me about in order to grow that comic and raise it to its fullest potential.

  • 4N1M3 FR34K

    03/06/2017 at 3:52pm

    Alright, I’ve been wanting to bring this up this for a while now. Some people have been saying that ever since NEK arrived, “Minnie has had no dialogue,” and that “the whole comic has made no progress.” Well, when it comes to those claims, I have a rebuttal– BULL. CRAP.

    -Remember the pages “Talk the Talk Now Walk the Walk”, “Not so Minnie”, and “Meeting Most Foul”, which were pages that Bleed made with NEK? If you do, then it’s a significant note that Minnie had a TON of dialogue in those pages. The fact that this has been ignored so much is rather disappointing, I must say. Plus, Minnie’s vocabulary actually is still Shakespearian, just not as much so as before.

    -Chi learning of Mimi’s whereabouts, Him’s meeting with Aku, Aku’s refusal to help Him fight Mandy, Chi learning about Castle Grimskull and the Grim family, the Underlords heading to HeyLr City, Chi sneaking out of her home, Minnie attacking Junior and Mimi, Junior making leaps and bounds with his powers, Chi gaining a new potential ally, Grim attempting to dissuade Mandy from going to war, and Junior and his nergal half about to confront Minnie, all VERY MUCH count as progress in my book.

    I have been hooked on this comic for over a decade, I have loved it along every step of the way, and I still do now. For the people that have sour views of this comic, you have every right to dislike it, and I can respect your opinion. But for the record, the statements I’ve mentioned are nothing more than flat-out MALARKEY.

    • 4N1M3 FR34K

      03/06/2017 at 4:03pm

      Pardon the typo I made at the beginning, too.

    • Grids

      03/07/2017 at 12:06am

      I grant you that Minnie DID speak all those years ago and that it’s been so long since then that I and others forgot entirely. There’s been a sense of avoidance ever since, with Minnie’s recent actions being case and point.
      And speaking of her actions and all the other sequences you mentioned, I ask you this:

      What has been the outcome? Chi is still looking for Mimi. We are still waiting for this council to occur. We have jewel and walker introduced. We have just had the prattle about grims dad. Now we are back to junior again. What’s the outcome? We have literally taken years with all these plot points and not had any of them resolved.
      We just bounce alllll around.
      One plot to the next to the next.
      Pointless Plot Pinball.
      There’s your malarkey.
      Characters and story integrity suffer for it. THAT is what gets people on the bad side of it.

      • 4N1M3 FR34K

        03/07/2017 at 12:24am

        Knowing Bleed, he’d probably have Jewel conjure a portal that would just bypass the Ghost Zone entirely.

        • Grids

          03/07/2017 at 12:34am

          I think the guy who created Jewel and retains some form of creative control would have a little more sense than that.
          That’s something GT has lacked lately. Sense.

          • 4N1M3 FR34K

            03/07/2017 at 12:36am

            Plus, when it comes to the bar scene, I did find Kevin and Rook’s prominence a bit questionable.

          • Grids

            03/07/2017 at 1:15am

            Now you’re getting it.

  • 03/06/2017 at 7:17am

    the main problem is that they keep building up to something…. but then stop before it reaches its climax. This side story could have resulted into an awesome fighting scene, instead them almost clashing, and might also have shown the aftermath. Maybe that one of the ‘creators’ is laying on the ground and utters “This will affect the Underworld forever.” or something along those lines to show that it indeed will have effect to the present day. It comes of way more interesting than Grim narrating it. Again a scene with no climax… how sad.

  • 03/06/2017 at 12:08am

    I feel like this comic series is the INCEPTION OF FLASHBACKS except that PPG is still ahead (ha! ‘ahead’ is a play on words cause the story seems to be running backwards) in FLASHBACK-ing (this time we get to see a flashback of someone who died after we saw another flashback of the albino PPG who just finished her FLASHBACK)… It seems that just when ONE page moves ahead, you get 5 pages of FLASHBACKS of characters that they themselves end up having another FLASHBACK …. wonder what’s going to happen next episode… maybe another FLASHBACK? I keep coming here to see if ZIM updated or maybe Skullboy or maybe Panty & Stocking or Crawling City (thank GOD that updates often) … Man, this story has been going on since 9/11 happened. I LOVE THE ART though… but it is starting to feel like… maybe the fuel to the motor is running on low.
    Maybe take some pointers from Star vs. The Forces of Evil? Now that is a great example of a story moving forward with mild entertaining filler in between.

    • 03/06/2017 at 7:19am

      The creator of Skull Boy officially announced that he will abandon everything related to SKull Boy and thus the comic will not be continued (from his DeviantArt page)

      Panty and Stocking will also not be updated as they requested it to be taken down from Snafu because of some incidents among the crew.

  • Santessen

    03/05/2017 at 7:44am

    Apparently there is some sort of “thing” here with Deaths’ horses having horns (when I first saw Earl’s I thought he was riding a very slender ox)

    • Megadon

      03/05/2017 at 11:29am

      Not really surprised by the horse. Except for certain characters and redesigns everything is a nod or reference to something from a popular property. Same with that horse. It’s one of the ghost horses from Disney’s Fantasia / Night on Bog Mountain.

      So Nice reference there Bleed.

      • 4N1M3 FR34K

        03/06/2017 at 4:32pm

        Besides the reference, it seems that the purpose of that horse form is that the nergal half did say that he would deal with Minnie while Junior rested up, so I’d say that the horse is pretty appropriate for what’s to come.

        • Grids

          03/06/2017 at 11:43pm

          You mean another sequence they build and build to but fail to deliver on?

  • TheAngryEngineer

    03/05/2017 at 3:46am

    I just wonder who took over for Earl after he retired and got into Country Music.

  • 03/05/2017 at 12:56am

    oh my god! when was the last time we saw Junior. Does this mean we’re back to the main plot finally? J.K. Bleedman keep up the good work (on the main plot).

  • Megadon

    03/05/2017 at 12:22am

    Of course Earl won. He had the Death Blossom on his side. I’d love to see the creators faces when all they heard was “DIE, DIE, DIE!!!” and shotguns firing everywhere around them. Also love the little twist Grim added at the end. Earl won and they all pay for it even until this day.

    Lastly; Junior you might want to listen to your nergul powers. He knows Mini a bit more than you do. So you’re going to need every single weapon he gives you. Maybe not the horse. But all the weapons. And maybe add a SoulEdge in there as well.

    • Megadon

      03/05/2017 at 12:27am

      Correction: Scythe Shotguns.

      • 4N1M3 FR34K

        03/06/2017 at 3:24pm

        I could also see that the more the Overwatch reaper used his Death Blossom, the more the other reapers would probably also scream “DIE, DIE, DIE!!” along with him as they got more battle-thirsty.

  • Robal2003

    03/04/2017 at 4:04pm

    Wait… Is that a Reaper from the Overwatch? Wow. In this comic I saw so much references like Aku from Samuraj Jack or Kevin and Rook from Ben 10. I love this comic.

    • Megadon

      03/05/2017 at 11:31am

      DIE, DIE, DIE!!!! Does that answer your reaper question?

  • Robal2003

    03/04/2017 at 4:03pm

    Wait… Is that a Reaper from the Overwatch? Wow. In this comic I saw so much references like Aku from Samuraj Jack or Kevin and Rook from Ben 10. I love this comic !!!

  • DehanM

    03/04/2017 at 6:53am

    Like the hole reaper on death horse thing, but man this story is taking a long time to get anywhere. Does anybody think Chi will make it to the castle and meet Junior and Minnie this year ?

    • DaemonNW

      03/04/2017 at 3:44pm

      nice question ! which will not be awnsered i think… next please !

      • 4N1M3 FR34K

        03/06/2017 at 6:09pm

        I would have to guess Chi’s infiltration will go down in the next chapter.

  • 03/03/2017 at 7:26pm

    this looks awesome, but my favorite thing from this page is Reaper from Overwatch in the fight XD

    • Megadon

      03/05/2017 at 11:34am

      I can see now. An army of creator soldiers begin to surround them. Then Reaper jumps down, all the grim reapers duck, and then all everyone hears is “DIE, DIE, DIE!!!”, and Shotgun Blast all around them. It’s a glorious imagined scenario.

  • Horohoro

    03/03/2017 at 6:43pm

    …I’m currently torn between Junior about to confront his sister, and how freaking cool he looks right now.

    • Megadon

      03/05/2017 at 11:39am

      Especially his outfit. It’s upgraded from looking like a demonic version of his hood, to looking like a miniature version of his outfit from Afterbirth. And I really like it.

  • 03/03/2017 at 6:16pm

    I’d like to see more romance between Mimi and Junior. Multiple girls being around one guy makes this seem like it’ll be a harem type of situation. Not that I’d mind.

    • Megadon

      03/05/2017 at 11:36am

      I think we might see more along the way. I mean we saw Jewel in a few earlier pages. And if know the story about here then that means we have more to come along the way.

    • cheeseandfries

      03/07/2017 at 12:58pm

      Mimi seems to hate Junior, though. It’s seems one sided at the moment. Junior probably isn’t even aware that he’s developing a possible crush on Mimi.

      But we saw Jewel, so yeah. We might see something in the future, but I doubt it will be right away, and I personally don’t like the idea of a harem, and I don’t think Minnie would be too open of that idea, either. I’m getting more of a possible love triangle vibe.

      But to be frank, they’re kids. I’m looking more forward to their adventures than romance.

  • Mavisvermillion

    03/03/2017 at 3:36pm

    Yeah Junior does need the rest, because with Minnie’s recent unpredictable behavior and Little Miss Shapeshifter on her way, he’s gonna need all his strength. And if Grim is trying to use morality to change Mandy’s mind it won’t work. She’ll still go to war and she will win.

    • Prototype2lover56

      03/03/2017 at 7:16pm

      War… War never changes

  • Skully

    03/03/2017 at 10:21am

    Oh Minnie’s beard. Forgot about you.

  • Emperor1

    03/03/2017 at 8:23am

    In my opinion ALL the religions are a sickness. Seriously, the cristhians for exemple. They say: God is good, and at the same time they say: God kill milions of people in the universal diluve. Seriously? Nobody find the problem with that?

    • Skully

      03/03/2017 at 10:22am

      Are you lost?

    • Prototype2lover56

      03/03/2017 at 1:57pm

      Some sects actually blame Satan for deaths

    • Biostar

      03/03/2017 at 2:34pm

      What does this page have to do with religion?

      Anyway, religion is just an excuse. Humanity is the sickness.

    • ULTRADJ

      03/03/2017 at 8:20pm

      Are you serious? Is this person serious? I can’t even begin to describe all the things wrong with your statement, because it’d take about three days and over 1000 pages, but this is not the time nor the place for that, and also besides the fact I have no idea what religion even has to do with this page. It almost seems like you want to start some kind of stupid religion fight or something. You’re in the wrong place for this buddy.

    • cheeseandfries

      03/04/2017 at 11:44am

      While I enjoy having a civil conversation on religion, I agree with Ultra. It’s not really the time or place.

      I’m assuming religion came into mind because Earl is going against his creators? It’s far fetched, but it’s the only link I can think of. You can always elaborate further on what you meant and put the others at ease.

  • ULTRADJ

    03/03/2017 at 8:11am

    So, we’re just going to cut randomly from unfinished scene to unfinished scene now? K

  • Shadow Knight Destroyer

    03/03/2017 at 7:01am

    There most likely gonna cut back to that after the relationship problem Junior and Minnie are having. Though I’ve been waiting too see this scene.

  • Prototype2lover56

    03/03/2017 at 6:59am

    Hey is that kirito’s black sword in Junior’s scabbard?

    • Hellfire

      03/03/2017 at 5:30pm

      Kinda. The handle is the same but the blade is different

  • Emperor1

    03/03/2017 at 4:16am

    Who will win? The lich king, king of the dead or grim, the personifed death
    Oh, yes, sur win grim, because frostmourne are in the mandy’s vault…

  • Emperor1

    03/03/2017 at 4:01am

    The nergals remimber me a some drk and strange zerg infestation. One moment, I see the frostmoure (The lich king sword) in the pages of mandy’s vault, this can be a preview of a future crossover of blizzarg games with grimtales or something?

    One thing more, bleedman, you will made more pages of skullboy?

    • Lolwutpear_126

      03/04/2017 at 5:00pm

      I think Skullboy’s pretty dead as a comic right now. Never saw that much potential in it anyway.

      • ComoVex29

        04/21/2017 at 7:20pm

        I did. It capture my attention more than Bleedman’s comic. His style was interesting, and he had the courage to do his comic without worrying about how people would view his drawing style. I think people that figure out there own style, unique style, are more successful, even if it’s internally and no money is made. But I respect his choice. It can get stressful, and he actually seems like he cares. That’s how it had potential.

      • ComoVex29

        04/21/2017 at 7:25pm

        It had greater potential, and had more character than Bleed’s comics. His style is what made it unique. His wacky characters are what made it great. I like his comic, much more than Bleedman’s. Maybe it was because he actually cared about his work and his fans. But I respect he from stepping down. It’s hard work keeping up with a comic, and being to express it well. If he is happier not doing it, than that’s his choice. No dissing him for that.

    • ComoVex29

      04/21/2017 at 7:16pm

      There will be no more Skullboy. Skullboy666 gave up on doing Skullboy, and he doesn’t want anything more to do with it. He even change his name on deviantart. So he is refreshing himself and what he does.

  • Grids

    03/03/2017 at 2:58am

    All that apparent hype and build up and we saw none of it.
    Way to go.

    • Lolwutpear_126

      03/04/2017 at 4:59pm

      Indeed. Oh my god, this comic isn’t going anywhere at all. At this point Bleed’s just filling it all up with lolis and barf-green emo horses.

      • Grids

        03/05/2017 at 11:45pm

        It’s worth pointing out that, along with Minimandy not uttering a single word, Bleed has not done a single action sequence since Mimi and Mina duked it out (back when I was involved).
        This was a perfect chance to make something astounding and he wasted his chance along with our time!

        • Lolwutpear_126

          03/06/2017 at 1:47pm

          What is even the point of that emo horse Junior is riding? To make him look cool? Psh, we all know he’s still a loser. He will always be. Sad how a great character like Minnie now is reduced to being in his shadow. Trashbags like Junior will never understand the importance and sign of love of being given something as powerful and personal as a Nergal eye to them.

          • ComoVex29

            04/21/2017 at 7:12pm

            Well, for a loser, he still doesn’t have as many issues as Minnie. Honestly, doesn’t matter what she’s done for him, it still doesn’t give her a right to be evil towards him. And she doesn’t “Love” him, more like she is obsessed with him. Minnie at this moment probably should be wearing a vest and taken off to the psychic-ward. And Junior understands love to an extent, but then again e is still a child, which adults can’t fully understand love. He doesn’t love Minnie as she “Loves” him, and that makes him higher up on the sane level than her. Minnie needs a therapist, one not being her mother. We’ve seen Mandy’s advice, it does not do well. Honestly, people need to relax about Junior. He is stuck dealing with his sister and Mimi, be glad he hasn’t had a nuclear melt down.

        • 4N1M3 FR34K

          03/06/2017 at 3:21pm

          Okay, hear me out on this…
          -Junior saving Mimi from falling to her death
          -Minnie attacking Junior and Mimi with the traps, and Junior destroying the saws with his new form
          Wouldn’t these parts, to a certain extent, qualify as action sequences?

          • Grids

            03/06/2017 at 11:42pm

            Pff no they were instances that occurred with little plot relevance and in the first example lasted ONE page and was just an excuse for pantyshots. If you wanna know what I mean by action sequences look at Blossom vs Bell (either time), Mimi vs Mina or Dexter vs Mandark

    • Stupidity

      03/07/2017 at 4:52am

      Made an account just to actually make a comment for once. Been reading the comic for bloody ages now and one of my favourite things about it recently is just your angry remarks about how shit it is these days. But anyways, I just wanted to say that I agree that the comic HAS declined in a notable fashion, and you explained once in one of the previous pages as to why you left, but I can’t remember the full story. Could you possibly explain in one comment as to why you aren’t doing the comic anymore and if there’s any chance you’re going to be rejoining it? And why do the guys doing it now never actually address anything in the comments??

      • 4N1M3 FR34K

        03/09/2017 at 2:59am

        Okay, I see where I dun goofed. I was actually referring to Junior saving Mimi when she fell off the side of the castle after hallucinating Jeff holding a muffin.

      • Grids

        03/10/2017 at 5:36am

        Bleed and I had a falling out over the direction Mimi was going in the comic. Bleed wanted her to do this clscene where, according to Him, she “uploaded lewd images” of herself to the internet and her dad approves. It came right the fuck out of nowhere and went against the rather serious tone of the comic. The final product still contains this reference – one thing about working with Bleed is that he’s very stubborn when he has his own ideas even if those ideas are absolute garbage.

        And they almost always are.

        Also for the record he lied to me about his reasons for doing that. He told me it was a reference to some local event there that was making the news, when actually he was launching some sort of Mimi Facebook page. Which I’m pretty sure has since bombed.


        I don’t think I will be directly involved with Bleed ever again. I’m the kind of guy who takes an editing job seriously and if I see a bad idea put forward I push back. Bleed doesn’t like the pushing back. Fact is he’s an above average artist with a well below average talent for storytelling. He needs help. That’s how I got the job to begin with. NEK meanwhile is not a good editor. He doesn’t proofread the pages and he does not clamp down on bleeds obvious bad habits. This the comic suffers and has lost its way.

        And don’t expect NEK to answer your comments either. The guy’s lack of presence is the only thing stopping the backlash going further. Doesn’t stop people airing their view on his work though.

        • Stupidity

          03/16/2017 at 9:12pm

          Ah, thanks mate. When I first started reading, it was the page where aku’s kid shot Him, and I actually thought that was the comic coming to a close, so i was pretty happy when i checked in a month later and there was new stuff. But things seemed real different so I started reading comments to figure out what was up recently. I agree with your constant roasting of bleed, and I agree that the comic is getting really unfocused and never in one plot at the same time, but the fact that we’re all still here and interested in it shows that it has dedicated fans who will read the comic through to its ending, regardless of how (i’m gonna say bad, but I don’t think it’s quite the right word) its become. Thanks for clearing things up.

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