Comics tagged "History"
|#200||Happy Anniversary With 199 Comics!||Here it is! One of the largest EBC strips to date. Photoshop automation and some Python scripting helped making the giant wall of comics (EBC #1 through #199), while our heroes were added by traditional digital drawing.
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200 strips are done, so let's raise our glasses for the next 200.
See you tomorrow!
|Fallout, Jerry; Spacebot 4000|
|#167||Last-Minute Rescue Again!||...and that's how the Colosseum got damaged in the first place. See you tomorrow!||80s Moviegoer who looks like Jerry; Dr. Mysterious; Fallout, Jerry; Spacebot 4000|
|#132||Panem Or Circenses?||"Panem et circenses," literally "bread and games," was what the Roman emperors thought would keep ordinary people going.||80s Moviegoer who looks like Jerry; Boldface, Terry; Dr. Mysterious; Fallout, Jerry; Spacebot 4000|
|#131||Knights Of The Roman Republic||Well, one of them is the father, and the other is the son, so much is true.||80s Moviegoer who looks like Jerry; Dr. Mysterious; Fallout, Jerry; Spacebot 4000|
|#127||So Much Older Than Old McDonald's||It's true: in Ancient Rome, there was something like beef burgers, and there was takeaway food.||80s Moviegoer who looks like Jerry; Dr. Mysterious; Fallout, Jerry; Pimple Faced Roman Teen; Spacebot 4000|
|#121||History Changes, But People Don't||While Jerry is quite interested in Claudia, and the doctor makes a valid point, she seems to be much more fascinated by Spacebot whom she mistakes to be a real gladiator.
Marcus Iunius Brutus was Caesar's adopted son, but ten years after the events in this comic, the ungrateful brat was part of the conspiracy to kill Caesar.
|Claudia; Dr. Mysterious; Roman Farmer|
|#119||The Secret Of My Success||"Beloved dictator" sounds a bit weird by today's standards. But back in the days of the Roman Republic, "dictator" was an official job title -- a single tribune could be elected as a dictator in hard times such as war, and he was allowed to overrule the senate for a limited amount of time. This played a certain role during the transition from Republic to Empire.
Jerry seems to like Claudia... but you'll only get to see her on Monday.
Before that, you'll get another guest strip today.
|Dr. Mysterious; Fallout, Jerry; Roman Farmer|
|#117||Economics For Dummies||The farmer is right, of course. When the "Chicago Boys," a gang of economists including Milton Freedman, first introduced their "more market, less state" theories, they beta-tested these theories in Chile, where "security" consisted of the evil dictator Augusto Pinochet and his armed forces, who killed, imprisoned, and tortured tens of thousands of people. Subsequently, the Chicago Boys' teachings were applied to western democracies like the UK, the USA, and other countries, and are responsible for the current economy crisis. Recommended reading on this matter: "The Shock Doctrine" by Naomi Klein.||Chef; Cupbearer; Dr. Mysterious; Roman Farmer|
|#112||De Bello Gallico||"Commentarii De Bello Gallico" ("Commentaries On The Gallic War") is one of Caesar's most famous works of literature. In third-person narrative, he described how he defeated the last Gallic resistance with his armies.
Our friends want to travel a whole month into the future, which means that Caesar will probably be at home when they arrive there.
Sorry that this comic is a day late, I was way too tired yesterday. I'll do the next one right now to restore the schedule.
|Caesar, Gaius Julius|