From beyond the grave

It ain’t over, my sweet babies. I was burned out, but now I’m itching to get back into it. I have some real world shit to take care of first and then it’s on. April’s not unrealistic. I’ve been inspired by the return of Hunter X Hunter.

I don’t plan to finish this Fran arc or continue the story from this point. We’re going to time-skip a year or two into the future to a point that will be more focused and fun to write I think. This will probably be on a new website. I’ll be sure to keep you all informed.

As a reward to those who hung around this long and want to know what happens in the current storyline:

SPOILER ALERT well sorta, I don’t know if this stuff will ever be conveyed in comic form

Fran gets a unicorn. The next trial, each challenger is assigned a little jello-like monster to defend within the a monster filled haunted hotel. Fran doesn’t like his monster, spends the whole trial trying to kill it and inadvertently wins. Due to an observational error Shizzle is also still around so those two contestants have to face off in a final round duel. Shizzle kills the big fat king guy. Fran eats the “fruit” from his jell-o monster which turns out to be a mushroom and his teleported back.

Next chapter – Robos trick a Black Diamond squad (Delta 7) to besiege the magical veterinary hospital to get at McFly. Delta quickly realizes the trick (McFly is long gone anyway) and engages the brown robo set. They kill the general who has earth powers. It’s a pretty cool fight. Elsewhere Frank Black and Otis try to assassinate the robo queen but are intercepted by some White Hearts. That fight is also cool.

Provoked by this attempt, the main robo army declares war and is on the move with their fancy new weapons. They are almost completely annihilated by some Blue Circle forces due to their fancy weapons actually being pretty crappy. The Queen and the generals escape and cause trouble all up and down the borderlands and some Blue Circle edge towns. This tags them with a record record bounty.

So every tough guy in the area wants a piece and after some really epic shit, Ralph and Eugene and a few other friends have the queen on the ropes but some kid in a super hero costume and smashes her head in with a baseball bat, stealing all the glory.

There’s a lot in between, but that’s the gist of it.

Posted in blab


Comment by Doc Holliday
January 22, 2010 @ 12:50 am

It’s unbelievably awesome that you are back, this is by far my favorite comic. Is there any way we can know what was injected into Eugene’s head?

Comment by mrdaveryan
January 22, 2010 @ 2:02 pm

A member of the Blue Circle special forces secretes that liquid and when it’s injected, he can track the subject anywhere as well as detect what they’re doing and learn their abilities and stuff like that. Bubba and Earl were assigned the mission to track down SOL users throughout the Borderlands and “tag” them.

The Saucony brothers tagged McFly as well when they encountered him at the end of Chapter 1. But the magic hospital removed the “mysterious liquid” as mentioned by pumpkin head.

Good question. I had a lot of behind the scenes stuff like that going on, so many I was losing track. Wasn’t sure how or when I was going to explain them as well as move the plot forward, hence the decision to make a clean break.

More questions are welcome.

Comment by Doc Holliday
January 22, 2010 @ 7:43 pm

Do Ralph and and Eugene share some sort of psychic link (The red box text And if so do all SOL users?
Can Ralph regrow limbs because he seemed a little blase about it being gone (or was he just in TCB mode) or is he still missing his left leg.

Comment by mrdaveryan
January 23, 2010 @ 3:13 am

Nope, two way communicator in their ears. The little squiggle on the boxes is meant to indicate electronic transmission.

Ralph is just pretty much blase about most things. Also, he probably figures the magic hospital can help him out.

Comment by Danves
January 23, 2010 @ 3:21 am

Sweet ass, glad to see you around again! I’ll be eagerly awaiting whatever is in store.

Comment by Gray Sky
January 25, 2010 @ 6:02 pm

Glad to see you somewhat back in action, man.

Don’t really have any questions, but it would be cool if you could update the knowledge section a bit between now and when you begin updating the comic again.

Comment by Dr3wdub
January 25, 2010 @ 11:12 pm

Holy crap he lives! I have a question, do you have a DA page or something? I recall seeing some sketches you did earlier so I’m guessing you draw at least occasionally.

Also “its a pretty cool fight” WHY MUST YOU TAUNT US!!??

Glad to see you back and hope to see badass things in the future.

Comment by mrdaveryan
January 26, 2010 @ 5:47 pm

Hmmm, knowledge updates. I’ll see what I can do.

Sorry, Dr3w, no DA page for me.

Comment by archangel
January 28, 2010 @ 6:37 pm

holy ball sack, i almost cried when i saw this. you’ve made me a happy man. so where do we pick up from when you start again?

Comment by Zolt
January 31, 2010 @ 5:58 am

so there is a God… ;]

Comment by SEA
February 1, 2010 @ 1:33 am

*slaps self*

What?! Not a dream?

Sure am glad i was checking this weekly. ๐Ÿ˜€

Wow, i can only hope that you can illustrate the spoiler, sounds epic. o_o (actually, i think it will be :p)

*waits for update*

Comment by Duelle
February 1, 2010 @ 2:30 am

I always really enjoyed this comic. It was plenty ridiculous without ever being over the top or ill-executed. Mr. Ryan, i always felt like this was an under appreciated classic in the works, and i am super-dee-goddamn-stoked to see you return to it.

Comment by Johnny Whoa
February 2, 2010 @ 7:40 pm

Awesome. Your work’s been a great inspiration of mine for some time now. i was just wondering earlier on if anything had happened with this yet, and lo’ and behold, it’s back!

Welcome back, mate ^^

Comment by Tamarani
February 4, 2010 @ 12:33 pm

Chief! You live!
This Scotsman finds himself desiring a victory drink or thirty to celebrate the fact.
…Shit, I can’t think of anything intelligent to say. Yay for you!! Yay for BAMUTHAS! … yay?

Comment by Burden13
February 4, 2010 @ 2:55 pm

Was Ralph going to get a new leg or anything?

Comment by Bango Skani
February 4, 2010 @ 3:29 pm

Haha! Awesome! Welcome back! Can’t wait to see what you’ve got in store.

Comment by Ph8
February 6, 2010 @ 6:33 am

OMG, ive been checking this site like once a week since you left, and 2 days after i leave to where I cant get a wireless internet signal for like 2-3 weeks, you update lol. Im am SO glad your coming back to do this comic, this is by far the best one ive come across. Theres a few others that I keep tabs on but this one has better art and way better story imo. Grats man and cant wait to see what you have coming ๐Ÿ™‚

Comment by SEA
February 6, 2010 @ 8:41 am

A question, who will we be focusing on after the time-skip?

Comment by mrdaveryan
February 6, 2010 @ 11:46 am

Wow, looks like all the major muthas fans are still hanging around. That’s awesome. You guys are great.

After the time-skip, we’ll focus on an event. I’m still working out the best way to portray it. Either from a different characters perspective each chapter or from an observer/commentator stand point.

Comment by Gilnar
February 6, 2010 @ 3:46 pm

Heey, wonderful to hear from you again, Mr. Ryan!
I was going to turn off the computer but then I thought “Hmm, haven’t checked Badass muthas for quite a long time…” and so I come here and see this. Cool. But I liked robos the best anyway.
Another reason to look forward to April!

Comment by Explodicide
February 10, 2010 @ 12:24 am

Awwwwwwwww shit yeah! More Badass Muthas! w00t!

Your work has always been among my favorite reads, and I’m stoked to see you coming back for another round!

Comment by MechaMonkey
February 11, 2010 @ 1:54 pm

Oh. Oh yes. Ohyesohyesohyesohyesohyes.

I had kept this site in my bookmarks, hoping, praying that one day you might return to bless us with more comics. Now I see that the day has come, and I’m a week or two behind the curve. No matter. It’s great to hear you’re back up and running. I’ve seen a lot of comics come and go, but I’ve never missed one as much as I miss Badass Muthas.

It’s also nice to hear we’re scrapping the Fran arc at the very least. It always did seem a bit forced, without the same life as the rest of the comic, though that may come from the constraints of collaboration. In any case, thanks for the update, and we’re all looking forward to your return!

Comment by MattR
February 11, 2010 @ 3:03 pm

Good to see you back man ๐Ÿ™‚ tis indeed an awesome comic and im glad to hear youre refreshed from your break and planning to give us another peek into your world ๐Ÿ™‚

Comment by Asher
February 19, 2010 @ 11:26 am

I didn’t hope this would happen. Anyway, I’m happy you decided to return, and the idea of a time skip is simply brilliant!

Comment by Panda of DOOM
February 23, 2010 @ 12:17 am

Shite, I’m a whole month late. Awesome, I’ll finally have my favourite comic back to keep me from being productive. Huzzah!

Comment by Ronin
March 1, 2010 @ 6:44 pm

Jeez, thought I would never see something of your great art again, but when I saw the Update when I decided to erase some old bookmarks from the list….holy crap! Awesome! He’s back! More Ralph and Eugene! Yay! Welcome Back!

Comment by Max
March 7, 2010 @ 3:07 pm

Aww.. No more awesome Invincible regenerating Super Gunman Fran? But.. But.. But!!

Still.. I’m in if it’s for some new comics! Go for it!

Comment by archangel
March 17, 2010 @ 11:20 am

Let it be known. Happy st. patricks day to the entire froup of BAM. Go get as drunk as I am. especially you mrdaveryan.

Comment by mrdaveryan
March 17, 2010 @ 7:21 pm

No drinks for me, I was playing basketballs, like a true Irishman.

Comment by Sean
March 28, 2010 @ 3:16 am

I’m glad to see one of my favorite’s will be back.

Comment by Dr_Sillo
March 28, 2010 @ 11:47 am

Thought you were dead, mrdaveryan. Really. I love your webcomic. Itยดs the main inspiration for a webcomic I’m planning to do. No joke. It’s actually the most epic webcomic in the internet. Not seeing any updates was very shocking.
I’m hoping to see more of this marvel in the future. Keep the epic epicness rolling!

And btw, the Phillies are going to win the World Series this year!

Comment by Doc Holliday
July 4, 2010 @ 2:29 am


Comment by Ph8
July 9, 2010 @ 2:15 pm

Lol, was thinking the same thing for the past couple months haha.

Comment by Dr3wdub
July 13, 2010 @ 12:10 am

is… is he dead? …again?

Comment by Johnny Whoa
July 13, 2010 @ 2:52 pm

*holds up defibulator*

Comment by Panda of DOOM
July 15, 2010 @ 5:11 am

C’mon man, he’s just dozing. Give the man some rest.

Comment by MechaMonkey
November 19, 2010 @ 5:27 am

Ah, Badass Muthas, time for your quarterly checkup already? Well, just have a seat right there on the table and let me take a look at you.

Hmmm… yes, very interesting. Looks like your site is still healthy and functioning normally, which is good to see, though your forum count is a little low. I’d like to have some php work done, just to make sure that isn’t anything we should be worried about. Now, stand up and turn around please. Mmhmm… now cough… and again.

Well, you certainly seem healthy at first glance, though your lack of a steady diet of news updates and artistic exercise concerns me. I’m going to prescribe you something for Life Being Just Too Damn Busy and General Malaise. Take those as directed, and let me know if they work. You may experience a brief surge in your user activity over the first few days, but that’s perfectly normal.

Thank you, Mr. Muthas, I’ll see you in a few months.

Comment by Dr3wdub
November 24, 2010 @ 12:08 am

Come on at least give us some art or something. I refuse to believe that you haven’t drawn anything in two years.

Comment by Panda of DOOM
November 25, 2010 @ 5:44 am

Holy shit, it’s been two years since the last post?!

Comment by SEA
December 2, 2010 @ 9:27 am

Why are you still posting here anyway? ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

Comment by Ph8
December 5, 2010 @ 11:23 pm

My guess is hes probably bored with this story since he already has it either written out are all in his head and drawing it all out is a hassle. Or maybe hes just bored of this story since hes been at it for so long. Though I like his drawing style, maybe getting someone else to draw it out might be better for him and for us ๐Ÿ™‚

Comment by Johnny Whoa
December 30, 2010 @ 4:40 am

I’d rather see him at least post a news article or something sometime, though. He said he was bringing the comic back then just completely vanished again.

I’d understand if something got in the way and he told us but… why just leave it hanging like that?

Comment by Dr3wdub
January 3, 2011 @ 6:36 pm

I agree with johnny. At least officially state that the series is over. Don’t just leave us hanging. If you’re lucky enough to have fans that still check up on you after 2 years without content the least you could do is be nice to them.

Comment by Doc Holliday
January 5, 2011 @ 2:39 pm

Welcome back! We missed you and your awesome storytelling skills.

Comment by Dr3wdub
January 19, 2011 @ 8:23 pm

Oh wow you’re alive! And with art! There is still hope for Badass Muthas! Huzzah!

Comment by Johnny Whoa
December 16, 2013 @ 12:40 am

Let’s see, years later, checking in…. Still no update.

C’mon, man. At least say if you’re never going to do anything again, but clearly enough a lot of people loved your work and are still waiting to see more.

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