Epic Epilogue

A quick primer on what hap­pens to the gang once they’ve set­tled back into the present. So con­cludes (for real) the first chap­ter (second chap­ter?) of Chronil­log­i­cal (“It’s About Time”).

As we’ve dis­cussed in the past, things are going to change from here on out. For starters, the next update sure ain’t gonna be Tues­day. Yes, I know — but it’s for the best. Stay tuned for Sur­prises and Action and Feel­ings (or maybe just the first two).


Discussion (6) ¬

  1. Pomp says:

    …wait, what?
    …How did this spec­tac­u­larly abrupt ending to an oth­er­wise enthralling comic come about?
    How did they manage to ‘target’ where they were intend­ing to go?
    How did they emerge from the Time Machine?
    How did Cas­san­dra fare with speak­ing modern Eng­lish?

    In other words, the last few strips are the tex­tual equiv­a­lent of a cameo, whereas all that has not been explained is the entire his­tory of art, includ­ing (but not lim­ited to) cave paint­ings, hel­lenis­tic designs, the roof of the sis­tine chapel and a paint­ing of a woman with a funny smile thrown in for good mea­sure!

    Besides, haven’t they already cre­ated a para­dox, by taking cas­san­dra with them?

  2. Colin says:

    I am also seri­ous. :[

  3. Orceiacum says:

    I’m sure it’s just to wrap things up quickly so they can move on to more inspir­ing mate­r­ial. Back when the comic revived they said they were going to move quickly, but I think they did a good job with it.

    Also, I see more cheat­ing in draw­ing Cass’s ‘hands,’ you two… :p

  4. macsnafu says:

    Wait–exactly when did they return? Imme­di­ately after they left? Or some time later than they left? Wrap­ping up a time travel story is as impor­tant as the time travel event itself. And I’d say Donley needs that panini more than Milo–maybe he can imag­ine it. Or imag­ine that he has his job back. Also, Roy could prob­a­bly teach Cas­san­dra a lot more about the modern age by taking her out to a dinner and a movie, although the poor girl’s hand­less state (due to the time travel?) may make dinner more dif­fi­cult.

  5. Greg says:

    So many ques­tions! Too many to be answered in a mere com­ment here. Stay tuned for a blog post this week­end.

  6. pops says:

    Bring­ing people from dif­fer­ent times to the present (i.e. Cas­san­dra) opens the pos­si­bil­ity for Chronil­log­i­cal to delve into con­tem­po­rary legal and polit­i­cal issues. For exam­ple … they go about 100 years into the future USA and bring some­one back to Ari­zona who is inter­ested in study­ing this era. The police catch up with him and dis­cover that his pass­port was issued in 2105 and he was born in 2080 in Phoenix. Although he’d argue that he was born in the US (i.e. Phoenix), pros­e­cu­tors would argue that he couldn’t have been because he hadn’t been born yet. If he was found guilty, the ques­tion would arise as to where he would be deported (assume for the sake of argu­ment that they couldn’t use the time machine because the Depart­ment of Trans­porta­tion had banned its use find­ing it prone to acci­dents).