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westward_0663 Lamont and Rosemary cover a lot of ground in this strip, so let me explain. No, that would take too long; let me sum up: Westward takes place largely in an alternate universe in which life on Earth was nearly wiped out in 1949, in the Epiphany Event. Rosemary is one of only a few people, who knew the cause of the event: Nazi scientist Viktor Grafeneck’s attempt to plant the seeds of a new genetically superior master race. As, apparently, one of the prototypes of this new race, Rosemary has spent the last fifty years in a search for Grafeneck that ultimately brought her to Westward. That’s a very brief summary; the best way to really understand all the dynamics at play is to start at the beginning.

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  • Folarx

    Nazis. Even taking the fun out of tentacled apocalypse monsters.

  • Matt [in Middletown]

    Resembles the smoketopi.

    • Hmm…if the two big nemeses that have been looming on the horizon of Westward’s plot for the past five years should prove to be somehow connected, now that would be disturbing. But of course it’s too crazy to entertain.

      • Matt [in Middletown]

        Naah, not crazy enough.
        V.Grafeneck was nuttier than loopy the squirrel.
        I’m assuming I’m not crazy enough to see the kaleidoscope of crazy that is his creation.

        • Grafeneck is an interesting caseā€”the tragic example of a scientist who went looking for facts to prove his assumptions and was unable to reconcile himself to the results. His foundational goal was to establish the superiority of man. Having failed on Earth, he set off to the stars to, as he put it, “Grasp those sleeping gods by the throat and from each one demand an accounting.” What are the implications if he succeeded?

          • Matt [in Middletown]

            We will see in the coming months.
            But before then, the security threat that is the true nature of Lamonts mustache will be seen.
            [Mustache, evil. I know, I have one. Actually, the full on Mirror Universe goatee..]

      • bayareajohn

        Too crazy to process would be if the mutated Grafeneck eventually discovered that the Martians he hated were descendents.of the humans that his grandson sent into the past… and that the smoketopi are descendents of…. never mind.