As we continue diving deeper into the storied lore of the Badnixverse™, I thought it might be helpful to have a quick recap of the story thus far –
Used to run things, but has been in hiding since Rog blew the lid off of his maiden-kidnapping scandal. Has been plotting in secret with other powerful enemies to crush Rog and the Badnix once and for all.
THE CHAOS STARS
7 powerful items that were hidden away by a fearful King Metafoblin (with the help of Rog’s grandfather) many years ago. Rog, who was worried about King Metafoblin taking a swing at him, decided to hunt these things down as insurance.
5 of the Stars were recently gathered together in one place – 3 from Rog’s collection, one that was picked up by Hud, and a final one contributed by some Bugs who were impersonating some type of creepy gnome. That’s what kicked off the current storyline!
There’s still a 6th star in King Metafoblin’s hands, and another that Perry and Arika picked up for kicks.
HUD THE CAT
Kevin’s sidekick, who has been guiding him to smash enemies for ages now, has finally come out and admitted that he’s a lot more than he seems. He tried to stop Rog from collecting the Chaos Stars by killing him and his entire crew – it didn’t work!
Hud’s “brother”, a glitched-out supernatural entity who has power over “fate”. That’s his power inside the Chaos Stars! And bringing them together again allowed Number to re-materialize and start up with his shenanigans again. Namely, trying to destroy the universe. Yikes.
Here’s a link to this year’s old-timey April Fool’s comic. A must-see for any Badnix fan who is also really into Depression-era newspaper comics!
For good measure, here’s a link to Worsenix and Worsenix 2, other Fool’s Day comics from years past.
Okay, you know how I said the comments system was working again? Apparently what I meant by that was “still extra-broken, in entirely new and exciting ways”. They should be fixed now, though! I hope! Please leave a comment or two if you get the chance so I’ll know I can rest easy.
(Yes, there is probably some cosmic irony in the fact that, in the middle of a storyline about glitches, the Badnix website is repeatedly breaking down. It has been noted!)
Hard to believe, but today’s page marks the 500th installment of Badnix!! Granted, the number’s a bit arbitrary – the early strip format comics count the same as full pages, I counted some bits of filler and not others, etc. – but it’s still kinda cool.
It’s also the last page of Destroy All Badnix. Who is Number? What will become of Rog and his minions? What the heck is going on, like, in general? You’ll have to wait ’til the next story for the answers! Should be coming soon, I hope.
Also! IF YOU TRIED LEAVING COMMENTS RECENTLY, you were probably getting locked out due to a broken spam filter. That should be fixed now! So please bombard me with feedback. (Big thanks to the reader who notified me about this earlier today!)