Who turned the color off?

Hey everyone! This is not some crazy flashback scene – that 3-panel tall action scene at the bottom just kicked my butt!! It took WAY longer than I’d expected to color and shade all of the tiny details. Rather than put it up unshaded and ruin the reveal of the final piece, I decided to simply post it greyscale until I get the gradients and special effects all added. Thanks for understanding!!

Also, I’ll be in Victoria this weekend for GottaCon, so if you live on Vancouver Island, come on down and say hi! (Plus, I mean, it’s an all-weekend gaming con – who could resist?)

News: Posted February 27th, 2014 by Alina

^ 42 Comments to “Who turned the color off?”

  1. Travis Says:

    Actually I Like the Comic as is! It gives a Very C’thulu or Clash of the Titans epic monster feel to it. Leave it Grey! :)

    Posted February 27th, 2014 at 4:08 am
  2. Ted Says:

    Epic boss fight!

    Posted February 27th, 2014 at 4:17 am
  3. MerchManDan Says:


    Posted February 27th, 2014 at 4:23 am
  4. MerchManDan Says:

    (whoops, submitted comment before my thoughts were fully expressed)

    Wow. WOW. This is like a Fantastic Four cover; I love it!!

    Posted February 27th, 2014 at 4:25 am
  5. Michael Says:

    for the print comic to come, put both versions in it, i like it in grey, but I also want to see it in full color

    Posted February 27th, 2014 at 5:29 am
  6. LoneHowler Says:

    I kinda like the grey, it’s like classic horror movies.

    Posted February 27th, 2014 at 6:20 am
  7. Aprion Says:

    This arc is awesome ^^ I really like how the geeky super power works, and all the different shadowy forms they take on. And whoa thats big. que the boss battle music. I really want to learn more about what all the main cast are capable of in their geeked out form :)

    Posted February 27th, 2014 at 7:43 am
  8. mike emmons Says:

    Leave it alone, this is just fine.

    Posted February 27th, 2014 at 8:47 am
  9. Jodidragon Says:

    I’m with LoneHowler on this one. The greyscale gives it that classic horror movie feel which is perfect for this scene.

    Posted February 27th, 2014 at 9:41 am
  10. Tolan Says:

    Fortunately, they’ve trained for this exact situation. Although I doubt they can fight this one with rock-paper-scissors.

    Posted February 27th, 2014 at 11:24 am
  11. Lord Bounty Says:

    I would color the bottom massive shot, but just add a little effect to the top 3, the black and white effect looks like he’s hiding a closet with little to no light, which is a nice effect.

    Posted February 27th, 2014 at 12:44 pm
  12. dragonsword Says:

    I like the grayscale ALOT, if there were any changes I’d think about having it start as colored from panel one and shift into grey through panels two and three cause that monstergeek hunter looks awesome with the monster movie omage. Its yours to make so we’ll love whatever you do with it!

    Posted February 27th, 2014 at 2:39 pm
  13. Karishi Says:

    The convention center will never let them come back, but this is still going to be remembered as everyone’s Favorite Con Ever.

    Posted February 27th, 2014 at 5:14 pm
  14. Lunaroki Says:

    Definitely should leave some of the panels grayscale for that classic monster movie/gothic noir look. It really works well for this scene! Or maybe color things and people not near Murdock and leave him and whatever’s near him grayscale. It could be like the next stage of his evolving powers, or a side effect brought about by the geek/anti-geek war raging inside his soul.

    Posted February 27th, 2014 at 6:01 pm
  15. Joe Z Says:

    When I first saw this, I assumed the greyscale was a deliberate effort to indicate that things just got really serious.

    Anyway, what in the world did they do to this poor Murdock guy? Also, did he appear in any earlier strips or is this his first appearance?

    Posted February 27th, 2014 at 6:14 pm
  16. Rorror Says:

    While I certainly like the grayscale, I’m dying to see the colour version. You should leave both online, like a while back with the werewolf larp.

    Posted February 27th, 2014 at 6:35 pm
  17. Solokov Says:

    @Joe Z

    The geeks attempted a simmilar brainwashing as what the hunters tried, Murdock was then captured by Omega Squad after he geeked out too much and escaped.

    This is the first time we’ve seen him in “weregeek” form.

    Posted February 27th, 2014 at 7:39 pm
  18. vash_ts Says:

    I think that the first frames would be nice in colour, but the big one would look good if it stayed in B&W

    Posted February 27th, 2014 at 8:44 pm
  19. Ellendra Says:

    Remember, “Murdock never dies!”

    (McGyver reference)

    Posted February 27th, 2014 at 11:39 pm
  20. KenderBryant Says:

    Reminds me of Yu’lon when Liu Flameheart summons her at the Temple of the Jade Serpent.

    Posted February 28th, 2014 at 1:27 am
  21. Tevel Says:

    Looks great as is, but I look forward to the final version, which I’m confident will be even more awesomer!
    See you at Gottacon! Need to get my latest Weregeek book “Artist Editioned!” (just making up words now)

    Posted February 28th, 2014 at 1:39 am
  22. Revenantx Says:

    Add a timestamp and it would look like security footage. That is actually what I thought it was until I read the description.

    Posted February 28th, 2014 at 5:56 am
  23. bbloxlssd Says:

    Ali, suggestion.
    Make the first pannels color, and when he’s freaked out he’s even subduing colors…

    Posted February 28th, 2014 at 6:53 am
  24. Bender_Sastre Says:

    Apparently his geek-form has evolved and grown. Is this a special strength that half-geeks have like saiyin-human mixes? Perhaps Mark’s geek form will have such prowess . . .once he figures out how to activate it, that is.

    Posted February 28th, 2014 at 7:52 am
  25. Lunaroki Says:


    Freaked out, as opposed to Geeked out? I like it! He’s not so much a Weregeek as a Werefreak!

    Posted February 28th, 2014 at 3:50 pm
  26. Travis Says:

    Glorious Geek S4?

    I’m Scared to see the Geek form of an Otaku now

    Posted February 28th, 2014 at 3:51 pm
  27. Ethril Says:


    Posted February 28th, 2014 at 8:51 pm
  28. Death Proof Says:

    Quick! Someone call Ron Perlman and get him in a Jaeger robot!

    Posted February 28th, 2014 at 10:55 pm
  29. Ranthoron Says:

    So – what could be Weremurdocks weakness…?

    Posted March 1st, 2014 at 6:20 am
  30. Candie Says:

    I saw you there when I went yesterday. :)

    Posted March 1st, 2014 at 11:47 pm
  31. bbloxlssd Says:

    Lunaroki I stole that from freakazoid.

    Posted March 2nd, 2014 at 8:38 am
  32. Plasma Man Says:

    I thought the monochrome look was referencing Kill Bill – this looks like it could be as epic as the Bride’s battle against the Crazy 88s.

    Posted March 2nd, 2014 at 1:56 pm
  33. bbloxlssd Says:

    I say it again, but some sort of monochrome aura has still something novel about it to show “this one is special”.

    Posted March 3rd, 2014 at 4:53 pm
  34. Travis Says:

    for the comic on the 4th . it wouldn’t of mattered if they were toys or not they are troopers they still wouldn’t have hit!

    Posted March 4th, 2014 at 4:39 am
  35. HeavyP Says:

    Okay, since we’re all aboard the madness train and the cops *aren’t* coming to end this, I’m assuming that the next couple comics are going to be Mark seeing Sarah in trouble, going into some kind of DBZ-esque “Super Weregeek” mode, and putting a hurt on Geek-thulu there.

    Posted March 4th, 2014 at 1:50 pm
  36. Ellendra Says:

    Ranthoron Says:
    “So – what could be Weremurdocks weakness…?”

    Going by the behavior of both the geek and militaristic guys I’ve met (notice I did not say military), I’d say women. Sarah in vampire mode could make him crumble.

    Posted March 5th, 2014 at 12:19 am
  37. Death Proof Says:

    We’re about to see Mark lose his shit like like no geek before. We’re talking final lightsaber duel in Return of the Jedi. You mess with Sarah… you get the BEAST.

    Posted March 5th, 2014 at 8:52 am
  38. HeavyP Says:

    Called it!

    Posted March 5th, 2014 at 10:42 am
  39. bbloxlssd Says:

    Warning, critical geekness has been reached.
    Powerlevel over 9000.

    Posted March 5th, 2014 at 10:04 pm
  40. bbloxlssd Says:

    okay, forget it. lady geek to the rescue, maybe?

    Posted March 6th, 2014 at 7:47 am
  41. HeavyP Says:

    …Okay, *didn’t* call it apparently. Now I *really* have no idea what kind of Deus ex Machina is coming. And it’s Thursday so we don’t get resolution until Monday. DARN YOU, ALINA! *shakes fist*

    Posted March 6th, 2014 at 10:41 am
  42. Travis Says:

    Giant Eagles…It’s Always Giant Eagles…..

    Posted March 6th, 2014 at 2:37 pm