#131 Out With A Bang

4th October 2013 in Duel
#131 Out With A Bang
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David31 4th Oct 2013, 12:09 AM edit delete reply
So....The poor Plymouth is the first 'character' to be killed off in your comic......Now I'd thought it would have lasted much longer then that. :D
Kangaar Foxfire 4th Oct 2013, 12:14 AM edit delete reply
Kangaar Foxfire
...and the truck driver is the 2nd!
David31 4th Oct 2013, 2:42 PM edit delete reply
Very true. ;)
Guest 22nd Apr 2017, 1:57 AM edit delete reply
That part of the story kinda looks familiar. Like it's from that old movie. Even the end is familiar as well.
Kip 4th Oct 2013, 1:06 AM edit delete reply
Almost no petrol and yet the car went out with a bang!

But I suppose a great vehicle should go down in a blaze of glory. :-p

Well done Mark!

FreyFox 4th Oct 2013, 3:26 PM edit delete reply
It happens in movies all the time XD. Thanks!
D-Rock 4th Oct 2013, 5:38 AM edit delete reply
Sad thing is, I wasn't even going to question the thing exploding.
sfreader 4th Oct 2013, 10:14 PM edit delete reply
An old car could easily have a dented gas-tank bottom, isolating a chunk of the tank from the pickup point -- or the pickup point itself could be knocked upwards and be unable to access the whole tank. Either way gets you enough fuel to be splashed around in the mostly- empty tank, and then presumably ignited when the tank is sheared open by impact. Still, more likely a fiery 'whoosh' than Hollywood 'boom'. What was in the trailer's tank would be the most likely death of the trucker, if he didn't die outright from the fall (after all, from the hand's position he was wearing his seatbelt) -- with the windshield broken, any kind of toxic fume would be enough to do him in, even if it isn't flammable!
PanzerschreckLeopard 20th Oct 2013, 10:47 PM edit delete reply
It's not the liquid gas that ignites first, it's the fumes. :P
DeathNeko13 5th Oct 2013, 7:43 AM edit delete reply
I'm probably one of the few who thought this, but damn that was a cool truck shame to see it die.
ShawnSkunk 5th Oct 2013, 10:32 PM edit delete reply
aaww that poor Plymouth :(
TheCartelDude 27th Dec 2013, 11:50 PM edit delete reply
1.) GTX died.
2.) Cool 1960s-esqe gas tanker (possible Kenworth from early 60s) died.
3.)If you look at it upside-down, the "hand" looks like the Roadrunner's head. I wouldn't doubt it....
KeenyFox 28th Dec 2013, 1:42 AM edit delete reply
1. Gtx returns in strip #133 alive and well :)
2. The tanker was a Peterbilt
3. Who knows?
4. I am Scottish =P
Timeless70 5th Mar 2015, 1:12 AM edit delete reply
And I thought that 1st encounter was going to be the ONLY 'Duel' reference. this is perfect. the Whole movie in fact. right down to the shot in the 4th panel! someone has fallen in love with that movie! XD
RockerFox 5th May 2015, 1:57 AM edit delete reply
50 miles from L.A.? Could that be Palmdale? My native desert?
GoodKaptainKook 8th Dec 2015, 7:22 PM edit delete reply
So this is...what, the fourth time now their car has been destroyed? :D

That truck driver was so determined to kill the twins that he had no problem killing himself in the process...Talk about determination!
Section79 8th Jun 2017, 3:11 AM edit delete reply
And that's the end of the sadistic truck driver from hell. You ask me, he got what was coming to him. Serves him right for driving like a maniac.

Shame the twins car got destroyed. Let's hope they're insured.