Endtown by Aaron Neathery for April 09, 2023

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    droosan Premium Member 11 months ago

    the end

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    Baarorso  11 months ago

    I guess you could say that this is ONE way of ending things with a BANG.;/

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    boydpercy Premium Member 11 months ago

    That’s life! Round and round it goes and where it stops no one knows. Except for the Creator.

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    Baslim the Beggar Premium Member 11 months ago

    Well, Well, Well, Who’s that callin’?

    Well, Well, Well, Hold my hand.

    Well, Well, Well, Night is a-fallin’,

    Spirit is a-movin’ all over this land.


    Lord told Noah, Build him an ark,

    Build it out of hickory bark.

    Old ark a-movin’, and the water start to climb,

    God send a fire, not a flood next time.

    God said fire comin’ judgement day,

    He said all mankind gonna pass away.

    Brothers and sisters don’t you know?

    You’re gonna reap just what you sow.


    World’s not waitin’ for the Lord’s command,

    Buildin’ a fire that’ll sweep the land.

    Thunder out of heaven, comin’ Gabriel’s call;

    And the sea’s gonna boil and the sky’s gonna fall.

    my favorite version is by the Highwaymen from the 60s. on youtube search the highwaymen well well well

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    ryguyultimate  11 months ago

    I’m betting Grexation is affecting the local star systems in both realities. Incompatible Physics won’t allow their star to survive as a sapient being, also, he wasn’t asleep as he grexed, so going nova was his becoming a monster. The earth’s sun has never been a conscious being before, however, so was effectively only just born. It’s face hasn’t formed yet because it’s still figuring itself out, or may be too bright to see with the luminosity rules of our universe applying, although I’d think any astronomers among the Topsiders would have noticed by now using advanced solar filters. They probably all went insane, seeing a curious cartoon face in millions of miles across under the flares.

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    ryguyultimate  11 months ago

    Hold on, if everyone they swapped with is dead, how could Tearance’s scheme to undo the grex work even if they had the formula correctly? Their missing halves are all dead.

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    crookedwolf Premium Member 11 months ago


    The “awake” Cardoodles turned into monsters, and the sleeping one into a human?!?

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    Nekosho  11 months ago

    New to this so bear with me…Is this a confirmation that Marx is god?Or…is this a way to kill the creator of kardoodles (presumed to be the guy in bed)?Or…is this Neathery’s way of ending the story line for this segment…Or… is this Neathery’s way of ending the whole comic?Also- first panel. Note the eye. Is that s tear starting…or a mole?

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    Diat60  11 months ago

    Wow! Just Wow!

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    Fiammata  11 months ago

    Hot Easter…

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    Prescott_Philosopher   11 months ago

    Having read today’s strip, go back and reread the last two strips.

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    yangeldf  11 months ago

    it looks like the same thing that happened in Endtown’s universe, where two realities merge and anyone who is unconscious merges with their alternate reality selves (the guy waking up looking human is a nice touch) but anyone awake becomes a twisted monster, and since the sun is a conscious being in this universe that has unpleasant consequences for the world…

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    darkstripe  11 months ago


    So, why did everyone in Cardoodle world transform? I suppose we should say: in THIS Cardoodle world, since it seems we are in a multiverse with many worlds that are similar.

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    gigagrouch  11 months ago

    Very similar emotion on Marx’s face when he said goodbye to Flask…

    Also, 2 panels back, the same salute with the cane the assembled Marx family gave at their gathering in the nexus…

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    gary.eddings4157 Premium Member 11 months ago

    Marx as his “normal(?)” manic persona brings the boys to this world (again, as so many times before) for Duffy’s chance to decide to live; Marx knows that decision has changed all Realities, including the scenario which brought the Cardoodles Topsiders, et al. into being to begin with, and now we see the reset at the snap of a resigned Marx’s fingers. Do you see the boys really bacvk home, as their fully human form; or is it a wrap? Such fantastic artfully, beautifully illustrated, storytelling we’ve seen.

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    Bronkster Premium Member 11 months ago

    I feel I should leave some form of comment on this, but I have no idea what to say …

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    Otterhead  11 months ago

    what in the

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    graystripemouse Premium Member 11 months ago

    I am speechless.

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    davids.comments  11 months ago

    Easter Sunday. Can’t be a coincidence.

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    Wendy Emlinger Premium Member 11 months ago

    The simplest explanation is the best. The guy in the bed who just woke up dreamed all the events that ‘occurred’ in Endtown. Marx, monsters and all included. Dreams don’t have to make sense and the strangest things happen in them routinely. I’ve had long, intricate dreams like this myself. My subconscious is quite the storyteller.

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    sperry532  11 months ago

    Reminds me a lot of the “underground” comics I read in the late 60’s and early 70’s.

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    Dragoncat  11 months ago

    That poor soul in Panel Seven needs to go back to sleep. It’s for his own good.

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    Strider Keninginne Premium Member 11 months ago

    What happened in a previous reality (or multiple realities) now plays itself out in Cardoodle world, except those Cardoodles who were asleep become humans while those Cardoodles who are awake become monsters, but instead of having to live with these sudden changes, the sun goes supernova and proceeds to end everything.

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    Night-Gaunt49[Bozo is Boffo]  11 months ago

    The universe on every level are repeated disasters followed by creation then destruction again over and over like the Hindus say.

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    Robert Nowall Premium Member 11 months ago

    Is the sun that just exploded here the same one that had that odd expression on its face?

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    Baarorso  11 months ago

    Is it me or is the man in panel 8 (the one jolted from sleep) suppoed to be a caracature of Aaron Neathery himself????

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    Mediatech  11 months ago

    Rise and… shine?

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    Space_cat  11 months ago

    I like how things all went Kronenberg for a second, perhaps that was the natural state of that world…

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    backyardcowboy  11 months ago

    I wonder if Marx is grooming Wally to be another Marx?

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    CaptainKiddeo  11 months ago

    If the portrait over the head of the bed in the next to last panel is a relative of the just-awakened sleeper, is this possibly the human face of Professor Mallard?

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    RickD Premium Member 11 months ago

    It took me a while to realize, but I think panel #7 shows what happened to Tuffy and Skeeter on the dock.

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    Pappyvtx  11 months ago

    Mind and (body) blowing scenes! Another thing I find fascinating, the time between the this scenes release and the previous! 2 comics out within a couple of days of each other!?! Like it!!

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    salenstormwing  11 months ago

    So this is what happens to a Cardoodle universe when it’s effected by the same thing Endtown’s universe was effected by. But then there’s a super nova because the sun is “awake” and “sentient” so it became a monster as well and went supernova-ie.

    Yeah, that adds up.

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    Darque Hellmutt  11 months ago

    ROD SERLING: And so, Marx wakes from his dream and realizes he’s is only a human, just as the sun goes nova.

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    Diat60  11 months ago

    Okay. I’ve just read ALL of the above comments and have come to one conclusion. Namely – NOT ONE of us knows what is happening! Except Mr. Neathery of course.

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    GoodDoctor  11 months ago

    For those of us who was on an AV squad back in the 60’s and 70’s, this reminds me of either a film strip (35 MM slide film that was continuous and you showed the film one frame at a time ), a 8mm or 16 mm film getting stuck with the lamp on and the film melting. As for the poor guy in bed, he was not made out of film stock or velum so he did not melt as the heat of the sun projected out. Now with this and a US 10 dollar bill you could by a small house blend at StarRucks.

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    backyardcowboy  11 months ago

    Now what happens to all the Cardoodles in Endtown?

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    WorldFusionRadio.com  11 months ago

    We just a got a huge clue about the nature of the “virus.”

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    RickD Premium Member 11 months ago

    As Marx has described, there are many possible realities with just shades of difference between each. The only reason we ended up in this one was because it was destined to explode and Marx brought the crew here was to get a new body for Wally-with the apparent moral justification that stealing Cracky’s body would be ok since he was about to be vaporized anyway. All the mutating and disintegrating was already in progress when they showed up. Marx and group were living outside the action. Marx has popped now into realtime and we’re seeing the end. Or…that’s my guess.

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    Coyoty Premium Member 11 months ago

    Howard the Ex-Duck implies Cardoodle World had comic books about funny humans. If stories are information about adjacent realities bleeding over because they’re so close, then those adjacent realities may be the most likely to grex together.

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    Jenner Premium Member 11 months ago

    I think it’s significant that in its final change, the world moved from a two-colour film process to a full-colour reality.

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    Vet Premium Member 11 months ago

    Cardoodles is officially out of publication.

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    Yakety Sax  11 months ago

    So sad looking. And my question is did Marx get caught in the flare/nova?

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    Ida No  11 months ago

    “End cut. And that’s a wrap.”

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    Kyneris Premium Member 11 months ago

    Thus ends that particular reality in a nova’s fire.

    Marx snapped his fingers… summoning? What looked like a mish-mash of Cardoodles then proceeds down to the pond’s dock for one last moment of relaxation before the end. And the poor cartoon guy awakened from sleep with only enough time to be puzzled and wonder what was going on before annihilation hit. That’s one way to end a story arc…

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    cwg  11 months ago

    Proof that the universe is made from crayons.

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    radarhead  11 months ago

    Just occurred to me, I wonder if the reason the sun goes supernova at the moment everything changes in this universe, is because it was alive in this cartoon universe, and underwent a transformation of its own?

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    KNUTZKOLL Premium Member 11 months ago

    The last Panel shows the Sun Exploding and you see the Flash reflected on the Cardoodles Planet – BOOOOM!!

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    Oge  11 months ago

    Are we seeing an explanation of the ‘mutagenic virus’ ? Not a virus at all but a radiation burst. But that time far enough away that it didn’t incinerate the planet.

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    KNUTZKOLL Premium Member 11 months ago

    Marx is Sad that this World will be destroyed and all of its Natives. So at the snap of his fingers time started up again creating these Monsters and some Human creations out of the Local Folk just for the few seconds before the Super Nova of their Sun. The last Panel shows the effects of the Super Nova on there Planet just before it probably was completely Destroyed. I am sure Marx high tailed it out of there in time ….

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    AB9SS  11 months ago

    Hell of an ending for the series if that’s the goal!

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    Back to Big Mike  10 months ago

    Buh-dee-buh-da-dee-buh-da That’s all folks!

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    diverleo  10 months ago

    This is the longest time between segments EVER!

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    RickD Premium Member 10 months ago

    I think you missed a segment. There was a new one on April 8, and another new one on April 9. One day between them.

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    gary.eddings4157 Premium Member 10 months ago

    Every time I check back in to see if there has been a new post (I follow this on my smart phone, so, contrast, can’t do easily see if the icon is indicating “new”) I look over the first two panels and see Marx resigned to destruction…then I go to the penultimate panel and must believe that this fellow is Marx, the Cardoodle cartoonist, realizing his own destruction after the Amesworth screwup which mostly doomed “creation”. I’m always left amazed at the storytelling and accompanying art. WOW!

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    Katia  10 months ago

    It is interesting that the sleeping cardoodles briefly transformed into humans before being engulfed by the sun. I also love the colored abominations!

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    diverleo  10 months ago

    My first impression was, that’s Wally back in human form.

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    KenDHoward1  10 months ago

    All things, good and bad, end …

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    thegreat.gildersleeve  10 months ago

    Come on Aaron…..like another disaster story…….“there’s got to be a morning after”……….Get on with it Pal!

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    johobe Premium Member 10 months ago

    Just out of curiousity, is the guy who is waking up the actual Marx/(Neathery)? As Marx himself said, this has all happened many times before.

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    komix  10 months ago

    It’s interesting that, in the last day or two (it’s 2023-05-04 as I write), a widely publicized “artist’s impression” of a recently discovered astronomical event, the falling of a very distant planet into its enlarged star (see, for example:


    looks remarkably like the last panel above.

    Life imitating art?

    Aaron’s picture is much, much better, of course.

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    RickD Premium Member 10 months ago

    Holy cow! The pictures are very similar! Cool observation! The planets are almost in the same position relative to the star. How unlikely is that?

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    Wendy Emlinger Premium Member 10 months ago

    Guess this cartoon has come to an end and that’s that. Time to delete it from my Favorites list.

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    3cranes Premium Member 9 months ago

    Closing time…

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