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Mars Attacks Babbage!

October 31 – aliens land in New Babbage and rampage through the city, leaving a path of fiery destruction in their wake.


Aliens land just outside the
city’s north wall!  Here they are being exhorted by their leader who stands atop the saucer.


Investigating a pub.


Mr. Paperclip’s Halloween surprise. Happily he escaped unharmed. (( so cuuuuute! ))



This, of course, was inevitable. The little pyromaniacs!



“Noooooo! Not Zaidaville!


Stormy meets the Martians.


Even respectable pubs are not spared.


They even planted their flag at City Hall!



“Ack kak kak, ak yak kak!”:  (( My warmest thanks to Jed and Scottie [the two-gunned alien] for joining me in this madness. ))


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  1. Sky Netizen Sky Netizen November 2, 2010

    Upon reading the report, the evil, Martian-microfox overlord looked pleased. She tilted her head back and let out a loud, squeaky maniacal laugh. After clearing her throat, she spoke in a tiny, adorable tone:

    “Ahem. My dear minions, our initial attack upon the city-state of New Babbage was an unprecedented success.”

    The minion crowd roared with applause and cheering until the overlord’s tiny paw rose into the air for silence, which she immediately received.

    “Now believe me when I tell you, THIS IS ONLY THE BEGINNING!”

    In response the minions erupted into a riot of excitement. Contented, the mini-overlord stepped from atop the saucer once again to walk to her planning room to prepare for the next attack.

    ((Hehehe, great pictures, Kimika! You guys looked great before you unleashed your terror! Hope to actually participate with you all again soon…))

    • Kimika Ying Kimika Ying November 3, 2010

      The only known photo of the mysterious mini-overlord:

  2. Edward Pearse Edward Pearse November 2, 2010

    *ponders how many sorts of Martians there are!*

    • Zaida Gearbox Zaida Gearbox November 2, 2010

      Ah would imagine dat Martians come in all kinds of sizes an’ colors sort of laike earthlings do.

  3. Zaida Gearbox Zaida Gearbox November 2, 2010

    Dem Martians better be careful goin’ around Zaidaville.  If Kitty home, him gonna eat dem all up.

    *Runs down the secret road to Steelhead to go to Shanghai and get some more cherry bombs for her sling shot*

    • Zaida Gearbox Zaida Gearbox November 2, 2010

      A martian, a kitty, or a cherry bomb?

  4. Bianca Namori Bianca Namori November 2, 2010

    -Feels it is safe to remove the aluminum hat and does so-

  5. Phineas Frakture Phineas Frakture November 2, 2010

    Crank up the Slim Whitman!   oh, he isn’t born yet…we’re screwed.  (maybe Sky will sing a few bars…that should scare them off)

    • Sky Netizen Sky Netizen November 2, 2010

      *glares* Watch it, you. Don’t push me too far or I’ll COOK for you!

  6. Grendel Footman Grendel Footman November 2, 2010

    think martians vary with region, just because Babbage has mostly seen the tripoded warmachine variety (or even know if those are martians or just their vehicles) doesn’t mean there aren’t other kinds

  7. Mr Underby Mr Underby November 2, 2010

    I once met a man in Mongolia who had also encountered the tripods.  He claimed they originally came from a planet named Zeta Reticuli, and merely came to Mars to do the same as they tried to do here. Intergalactic vampires, if you will.

  8. Mr Underby Mr Underby November 2, 2010

    Also, it is good to know where those scorch marks came from… I will have to stop flogging Miss Dizelle over it now.

    • Yang Moreau Yang Moreau November 2, 2010

      D8 Poor Miss Dizelle! You wouldn’t really, would you, Mr. Underby? ((Sent from a painfully slow to type 3g connected phone. I go and miss all the fun!))

    • LoPxie Artful LoPxie Artful November 2, 2010

      *shoots a dark look at underby and guides miss dizelle safely back down into the cellar…*

  9. LoPxie Artful LoPxie Artful November 2, 2010

    i think stormy is awfully brave to confront them like that… if only we may all have such courage, i am sure we shall reclaim our city!.. i hope…

  10. Clara Corryong Clara Corryong November 3, 2010

    Ah remember the martians… they didn’t look like that before.

    Then again back then ah had my trauma enduced amniesa…. Ah still think ah’m Anne Shirley sometimes…

  11. Zaida Gearbox Zaida Gearbox November 3, 2010

    Ah think Kitty did eat up one of de martians because him real sick now.

  12. Gabriell Anatra Gabriell Anatra November 3, 2010


    Bah. Swamp gas, no doubt, or perhaps a bad batch of wiggyfish.

  13. Gizzzy Allen Gizzzy Allen November 3, 2010

    yah…different martians than I saw!

  14. Mr Underby Mr Underby November 3, 2010

    Earth has Humans, Cats, Dogs, Elephants, Giraffes, Seals, Fish, Squids… why would all martians look alike?

    • Bookworm Hienrichs Bookworm Hienrichs November 3, 2010

      But would all such Martians have advanced to the point of being able to travel between planets?  Earth, after all, has only one such species even able to conceive of such a feat.

      • Mr Underby Mr Underby November 3, 2010

        Using Earth as your high water mark will frequently lead to disappointment.

        • Zaida Gearbox Zaida Gearbox November 3, 2010

          (We need a like option like they have on Facebook)

      • Glaubrius Valeska Glaubrius Valeska November 3, 2010

        Considering the Penguin and the Puffin, things can evolve at the same time.  Or the space faring species could share with others.  Do we not one merchant, after all, provide versions of the same product to the tastes and dimensions of all the citizens in the Steamlands?

        • Grendel Footman Grendel Footman November 4, 2010

          I think it was implied once, that the tripod varety may have been foreign arrivals to Mars and only took it over, much as they appear to try with Earth

      • DoctorDinosaur Runner DoctorDinosaur Runner November 4, 2010

        That’s right, Velociraptors made it to space!

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