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April 8th, 2009

Slow and Steady

TimAnother Zelda comic?!? I gotta say, I thoroughly enjoyed last week’s comic, to the point where that’s all I could think of. It had gorgeous artwork, a funny punchline, an alternate ending, it raked in the awards, and it was all part of an elaborate hoax perpetrated on our fans! Naturally, with my mind so fixated on the star of my favorite game (Wind Waker), another Zelda comic emerged. It’s short and silly (kind of like Toon Link), but again, I personally really enjoyed this one, and I hope you do to!

RayI think what I hated the most about doing this comic is being five minutes from finishing, only to have Tim say, “hey, wouldn’t it be funny if Link used his Wind Waker to change the direction of the wind in his favor to win the race?”
Thanks a lot, Tim.

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61 Comments

  1. D3vin says:

    First!
    It is funny, I think this should have came first and last weeks’ comic come after it…

    Link in Mario and Sonic at the Olympic games? Lock-on technology? either that or someone used a Link mii…

  2. zijjh says:

    Second Comment, my life is one away from being complete.

    NCG, I LOVE puns 🙂

  3. zijjh says:

    Aww poor link, he’s so far behind, likely cause of those short legs. Also I just noticed the sweat stains lolz.

    Now, wouldn’t it have been funny if he was wearing the Iron Boots.

    and dear God! why why must NAVI plague the pages of this website, even if her wings are Tim and Ray o_o

  4. Kyzin says:

    Now if only he had some kind of guide, to say things over and over again that give him “hints”….

  5. ultimateDK says:

    Has he lost so much weight running the track that his belt is falling off?

  6. Ryman says:

    Mmmmm…I wonder…

    Navi: “Hey, listen!”

    Link stops…

    Navi, “Don’t stop running Link, you’re almost to the end!”

    Just then, almost all the participates run past Link.

  7. Tacos says:

    Listen! Hey!

    darn, not quite as funny as the comic. NCG

  8. Mkava says:

    Poor Link… short stubby legs are his downfall again.. I’m surprised he’s not rolling his way to victory!
    Also, very nice detail work Ray. Very nice. 😀

  9. Dominator_101 says:

    Nice comic! I think I’m gonna have to dock you points on the logo, though. Don’t get me wrong, it looks nice, but…

  10. Kyzin says:

    And heree I thought that was your revenge…

  11. D3vin says:

    Poor Link… short stubby legs are his downfall again.. I’m surprised he’s not rolling his way to victory!
    Also, very nice detail work Ray. Very nice.

    Actually, Link runs faster backwards than he does forwards. I saw some speedrunner do it… too bad it was OOt and not WW or anything…

    lol, speedrunner.

  12. Zampo says:

    Please, please post anything you can describing how you did it…

    I love the artwork and I’d love to learn how you did it 🙂

    Cheers

  13. steve-ohs says:

    Awesome Comic! Short but sweet!
    Wallpaper Please!!

  14. MetaRidleyR27 says:

    Nice Comic Guys! The logo was really clever too! 🙂

  15. BulimicKoala says:

    Really 2pstart is going into the dump.

  16. lwelyk says:

    Not as good as last week’s, but the logo is awesome.

  17. Gadoink says:

    Link in Mario and Sonic at the Olympic games?

    That’s pretty much the first thing I thought of.
    Nintendo at the Olympic Games, anyone?

  18. D3vin says:

    Mmmmm…I wonder…
    Navi: “Hey, listen!”
    Link stops…
    Navi, “Don’t stop running Link, you’re almost to the end!”
    Just then, almost all the participates run past Link.

    Either that or he gets hit by a blue shell, THEN all of the other competitors pass him 😉

  19. BadnikHunter says:

    I havent played of any of the series involving Toon Link, but it would be funny if you saw navi saying “Hey! Listen! Run faster! Dont trip! Get up!”

  20. tustin2121 says:

    Zelda Spirit Tracks…. Zelda Track Spirit… all I can said is “*rimshot*”… 🙂

    Nice detail work though, Ray. If one panel comics are good for one thing, it’s for shaming you into putting lots of interesting detail into the one panel. Like the fact that his belt came loose for what ever reason… maybe he needs to lose those iron boots stored in his back pocket! 🙂

    Really 2pstart is going into the dump.

    Nonononononono… the proper phrasing is “This comic used to be good!”

    Oh and I just saw the guys in the background on the other side of the track. Beautiful! 😀

  21. Ryman says:

    Poor Link… short stubby legs are his downfall again.. I’m surprised he’s not rolling his way to victory!Also, very nice detail work Ray. Very nice.

    Actually, Link runs faster backwards than he does forwards. I saw some speedrunner do it… too bad it was OOt and not WW or anything…
    lol, speedrunner.

    Too bad it isn’t OoT timeline, cause he could of used the bunny ears’ mask or the goron mask….

    …Or he could of saved Epona from an unfortunent death via train, and use her to ride past the competition.

  22. CKcheeseboy says:

    Come on, one panel and you couldn’t even draw the Zelda logo yourself? Lame. 😛

    jk, I enjoyed this one. I guess you guys are making up for the lack of Zelda comics. I mean, you had one, but that didn’t even have Link in it, so I don’t know if it really counts.

    And apparently Link doesn’t wear any antiperspirant…

  23. Anewbus says:

    lol I like it, Keep up the great work

  24. Tony says:

    I think another nice touch would be if there were nintendo shadows ahead winning the race. Still very cute art all the same.

  25. Bulimickoala says:

    Zelda Spirit Tracks…. Zelda Track Spirit… all I can said is “*rimshot*”…
    Nice detail work though, Ray. If one panel comics are good for one thing, it’s for shaming you into putting lots of interesting detail into the one panel. Like the fact that his belt came loose for what ever reason… maybe he needs to lose those iron boots stored in his back pocket!

    Really 2pstart is going into the dump.

    Nonononononono… the proper phrasing is “This comic used to be good!”
    Oh and I just saw the guys in the background on the other side of the track. Beautiful!

    God I can’t beleive I forgot it but I seriously think that the newer comics are horrible. Also I love how there are so many fanboys on this site. ALSO…..This comic used to be good.

  26. The Gastronomic Gamer says:

    Zelda Spirit Tracks…. Zelda Track Spirit… all I can said is “*rimshot*”…
    Nice detail work though, Ray. If one panel comics are good for one thing, it’s for shaming you into putting lots of interesting detail into the one panel. Like the fact that his belt came loose for what ever reason… maybe he needs to lose those iron boots stored in his back pocket!

    Really 2pstart is going into the dump.

    Nonononononono… the proper phrasing is “This comic used to be good!”
    I remember when there were comics of Tim lifting a PS3. Man, THAT was funny. And everything past that just went downhill. Might as well have stopped after that.
    Oh and I just saw the guys in the background on the other side of the track. Beautiful!

    God I can’t beleive I forgot it but I seriously think that the newer comics are horrible. Also I love how there are so many fanboys on this site. ALSO…..This comic used to be good.

  27. Kyzin says:

    Zelda Spirit Tracks…. Zelda Track Spirit… all I can said is “*rimshot*”…Nice detail work though, Ray. If one panel comics are good for one thing, it’s for shaming you into putting lots of interesting detail into the one panel. Like the fact that his belt came loose for what ever reason… maybe he needs to lose those iron boots stored in his back pocket!

    Really 2pstart is going into the dump.

    Nonononononono… the proper phrasing is “This comic used to be good!”I remember when there were comics of Tim lifting a PS3. Man, THAT was funny. And everything past that just went downhill. Might as well have stopped after that.Oh and I just saw the guys in the background on the other side of the track. Beautiful!

    God I can’t beleive I forgot it but I seriously think that the newer comics are horrible. Also I love how there are so many fanboys on this site. ALSO…..This comic used to be good.

    Why exactly did you quote all those people yet say nothing?

  28. ultimateDK says:

    Why exactly did you quote all those people yet say nothing?

    *Reads entire comment, then in a low, commanding voice* The above has been an emergency announcement from the Redundancy Department of….Redundancy. *end voice*

    Seriously though people, I agree, I don’t want to have to scroll down so much for only 27 comments. Give my mouse a break, ok?

  29. TomX says:

    Awesome Comic! Short but sweet!Wallpaper Please!!

    I agree! NCG, short but a good laugh.

  30. roadjcat says:

    I’m finding it harder to comment on the comics lately, because I either have two choices: “I didn’t really care for this one” or “NCG”. XD I’d have to go with the latter this time though.

    Also, I think we all thought of some spinoff of Mario and Sonic with this comic…and it just now occurred to me…why wasn’t Rouge in Mario and Sonic!?

  31. Ray says:

    and it just now occurred to me…why wasn’t Rouge in Mario and Sonic!?

    There were a lot more pressing questions I had about that game.

  32. zijjh says:

    ON,IAFTOCWMDRLAWTITMFOTNCGA

    [spoiler]Oh No, I almost forgot the obligatory comment with many different random letters all with the intent to make fun of the nice comic guys acronnym[/spoiler]

  33. D3vin says:

    and it just now occurred to me…why wasn’t Rouge in Mario and Sonic!?

    There were a lot more pressing questions I had about that game.

    Like, how Mario: a fat guy in his late 30’s, can run faster as Sonic, who can go over 88 miles per hour…

  34. zijjh says:

    Like, how Mario: a fat guy in his late 30’s, can run faster as Sonic, who can go over 88 miles per hour…

    He’s not fat! He’s festivly plump!

  35. D3vin says:

    Like, how Mario: a fat guy in his late 30’s, can run faster as Sonic, who can go over 88 miles per hour…

    He’s not fat! He’s festively plump!

    Like, how Mario: a fat festively plump guy in his late 30’s, can run faster as Sonic, who can go like over 9000 miles per hour…

  36. zijjh says:

    Thank you that’s much better 😀

  37. roadjcat says:

    and it just now occurred to me…why wasn’t Rouge in Mario and Sonic!?

    There were a lot more pressing questions I had about that game.

    I think they were all afraid that Rouge would kick their butt. Either that or she had some super secret spy business to do. Or the judges are idiots and thought she could cheat by flying in the high jump, but failed to disqualify Knuckles.

    Whatever the reason, I think we all now that Mario and Sonic would have been so much better had Rouge been in it. Perhaps that’ll be one thing to look forward to in the next one…

  38. Gadoink says:

    and it just now occurred to me…why wasn’t Rouge in Mario and Sonic!?

    There were a lot more pressing questions I had about that game.

    I think they were all afraid that Rouge would kick their butt. Either that or she had some super secret spy business to do. Or the judges are idiots and thought she could cheat by flying in the high jump, but failed to disqualify Knuckles.
    Whatever the reason, I think we all now that Mario and Sonic would have been so much better had Rouge been in it. Perhaps that’ll be one thing to look forward to in the next one…

    I want to see Cheese as a playable character.

    …what?

  39. lwelyk says:

    ON,IAFTOCWMDRLAWTITMFOTNCGA
    Hide ?

    Oh No, I almost forgot the obligatory comment with many different random letters all with the intent to make fun of the nice comic guys acronnym

    LAWTITMFOTNCGA
    Only Nintendo, In A Factory Toyshop of Christmas Winter; Mandarin Doctors Rap Lovingly At Weak Tommy’s Interrogative Tongue Twisters. Many Fornights Of The Nightly Christmas Grand Ascention.

  40. CKcheeseboy says:

    I want to see Cheese as a playable character.
    …what?

    The food, not the character.

  41. roadjcat says:

    I want to see Cheese as a playable character.

    Why not make a full game out of Chao racing!? XD

  42. roadjcat says:

    Also, ever notice that each game series has an awesome female character, and the games she is in are the best ones.

    1. Metroid: Samus
    Samus is in all the Metroid games, hence why they are so awesome.

    2. Mario: Watt
    Yes, that’s right the floating ball of electricity is more interesting than any of the Princesses. And just look at the game she was in: Paper Mario. I rest my case.

    3. Sonic – Rouge:
    This ones a bit harder. The Sonic series has taken such a downward spiral, that the appearance of Rouge can only make them slightly better. Think of how bad Sonic ’06 would’ve been had Rouge not been in it.

    4. Zelda – Zelda:
    Obvious, which game (to my knowledge XD) did Zelda appear the most in? Wind Waker. Coincidence?

    5. Street Fighter – Crimson Viper
    I have no idea about that one, but I’d be surprised if I was wrong.

    6. Ace Attorney: Mia
    Ever wonder why Apollo Justice is the worst and Trials and Tribulations is the best? Now you know. I would’ve loved to give this to Franziska, but although she’s the best character, she doesn’t have the effect I mentioned earlier.

    Can you tell I had free time on my hands? XD

  43. Gadoink says:

    I want to see Cheese as a playable character.

    Why not make a full game out of Chao racing!? XD

    Yes! That’s perfect!
    All you’d have to do is rip it from Sonic Adventure 2, and there you go!

  44. Ryman says:

    Like, how Mario: a fat guy in his late 30’s, can run faster as Sonic, who can go over 88 miles per hour…

    He’s not fat! He’s festively plump!

    Like, how Mario: a fat festively plump guy in his late 30’s, can run faster as Sonic, who can go like over 9000 miles per hour…

    I found that weird too…I mean sonic breaks the sound barrier, and goes the speed of light while in Super form…

  45. BadnikHunter says:

    I havent played of any of the series involving Toon Link, but it would be funny if you saw navi saying “Hey! Listen! Run faster! Dont trip! Get up!”

    or better yet how bout i can buy like shoes that make me run faster and what not. Or better yet just give me a sword so i can kill everyone and win first! haha

  46. CKcheeseboy says:

    Also, ever notice that each game series has an awesome female character, and the games she is in are the best ones.
    …4. Zelda – Zelda:
    Obvious, which game (to my knowledge XD) did Zelda appear the most in? Wind Waker. Coincidence?
    …6. Ace Attorney: Mia
    Ever wonder why Apollo Justice is the worst and Trials and Tribulations is the best? Now you know. I would’ve loved to give this to Franziska, but although she’s the best character, she doesn’t have the effect I mentioned earlier.

    4. Well, Sheik was in OoT a lot, possibly more than Tetra in WW. Plus she was hardly in MM or LA at all, which are probably two of the best Zeldas. There’s also Midna from TP, but Zelda’s better than Midna.

    6. Whoa, whoa, what’s with the AJ hate? Is it just because it wasn’t Phoenix? I liked Apollo, Trucy was cool (Maya is OK, but I think I like Trucy better), and Klavier was just plain awesome. Ema vs. Gumshoe is kind of a toss-up, but I wouldn’t say AJ was the worst of the series (although I don’t know what I would pick since they all are pretty good; I can’t judge the 3rd one since I’m only on the 3rd case but it’s good so far). AJ definitely had the best intro case of the four, though.

    Also, for #2, I think the Paper Mario series should count completely separate from the regular Mario series. And Watt was the best female? Although I can’t think of anyone better from the PM series…maybe Goombella since she could Tattle, but nobody really stands out to me from any of those games. I’d say TTYD is the best PM game, though.

    Also, Pikmin has nobody and both of those games rock. Kirby doesn’t either to my knowledge. Fire Emblem has plenty; I’d say Mia from PoR is probably one of the coolest, but I’ve only played two of those games so I can’t make a judgment on which game is the best. And I know absolutely nothing about Star Fox except the fact that Krystal is in it. Pokemon is tough since the Pokemon can be either, but if you went for Gym leaders, I’m not sure since there’s a bunch of them and I don’t feel like figuring out which was the best.

    As for non series/series where the girl is in most/all of the games, in Chrono Trigger, Ayla was awesome. But Marzipan from the Strong Bad games (or homestarrunner.com in general) is probably one of the least cool characters. Maybe you could say Cutesy/Sultry Buttons from Dangeresque 3, but I think Ep. 5 was the best.

    Anyway, I think your theorem has a number of exceptions, mainly the Zelda series (no way are MM and LA not in the top Zelda games). And the Metroid series can’t count as evidence since Samus is in all of them (they can’t all be the best one). It might hold generally, but I don’t think it’s concrete.

    Finally, you switched between colons and hyphens in your list. What’s up with that? 😛

  47. TheCakeIsALie94 says:

    Hi Tim and Ray all the way from England! I’ve been reading your comics for quite a while now and listening to your podcasts for almost as long, and I have decided to ‘rise from my grave’. Your humour style is very similar to my own and almost always love the joke in each comic. I know you guys spend loads of time on this site and its content, so I salute you.
    Looking forward to more great stuff in future! 🙂

  48. roadjcat says:

    Yeah, I honestly didn’t think anyone would agree with what I said, it was just something kinda funny I thought of, and tried to see how far I could go with it. I happen to not like the characters in AJ. I have no problem with Apollo, but Maya will always be better than Trucy, because with Maya comes Mia. Ema, though is much better than Gumshoe IMO, as Gumshoe bothered me with his idiocy. The characters in all the games are fine, but AJ’s cases weren’t very good IMO.

    I wasn’t really serious with the whole list so, yeah Watt, just kinda funny.

    As for Fire Emblem, I’d have to say Titania, but Marcia was really good in my latest playthrough and Elincia is awesome in RD.

  49. CKcheeseboy says:

    As for Fire Emblem, I’d have to say Titania, but Marcia was really good in my latest playthrough and Elincia is awesome in RD.

    I’m not a huge fan of Titania, mostly because she’s too high a level at the beginning (so she gets like no EXP) and by the time everyone else is her level I’ve gotten to like them better. Marcia and Jill are cool because they can fly over stuff, but I haven’t gotten to use Elincia yet in PoR and I’m not gonna play RD until I beat that. I just like Mia because myrmidons/swordmasters = pure awesome.

  50. CKcheeseboy says:

    Oh, and as for Maya, I think on her own (no Mia) Trucy is better, but if you factor in Mia, I’m not sure, since I haven’t finished the 3rd game yet and I know I actually play as Mia again at some point. I kinda like Gumshoe even though he is an idiot, but Ema was cool too. And I liked how all the cases got tied together at the end, even the first one. Plus, like I said, I think the first case in AJ is probably the best intro case of the four games, because I think it has the most thinking involved (the worst is certainly the 1st game’s…you present like 3 pieces of evidence and it’s over pretty much).

    But like I said, all 4 games are great in the end. I just want more.

  51. zijjh says:

    As for Fire Emblem, I’d have to say Titania, but Marcia was really good in my latest playthrough and Elincia is awesome in RD.

    Ok, I know everyone always judges Fire Emblem Characters on stats, but come on Mia, Titania and Marcia??? If we are going to stick solely to PoR then Illyana is by far the best character and the funniest. I really don’t get all the Illyana hate out there in Internet land.

    Overall however the best Fire Emblem GIRL is a tie between Florina and Serra – Florina for stats and awsomeness, Serra for hilarity.

  52. DrOswald says:

    Really 2pstart is going into the dump.

    I’ll agree that the recent few comics are not my favorite, but to say the site isn’t good anymore is going a little far. For one thing, The podcasts are better than ever. Also, you have to remember that Tim and Ray, at only 113 comics, are still relatively inexperienced in making comics, especially when compared to long running sites like CAD and Penny Arcade, both of which have well in excess of 1000 comics. In addition, 2p start doesn’t fall back on the normal crutches of violence and profanity. They actually attempt to bring us clever humor on a consistent basis, which is far more difficult to execute. This means we can expect a few comic which are not that funny. Just because they have a few weeks that are not that great doesn’t mean that they have lost their touch.

  53. BulimicKoala says:

    Zelda Spirit Tracks…. Zelda Track Spirit… all I can said is “*rimshot*”…Nice detail work though, Ray. If one panel comics are good for one thing, it’s for shaming you into putting lots of interesting detail into the one panel. Like the fact that his belt came loose for what ever reason… maybe he needs to lose those iron boots stored in his back pocket!

    Really 2pstart is going into the dump.

    Nonononononono… the proper phrasing is “This comic used to be good!”I remember when there were comics of Tim lifting a PS3. Man, THAT was funny. And everything past that just went downhill. Might as well have stopped after that.Oh and I just saw the guys in the background on the other side of the track. Beautiful!

    God I can’t beleive I forgot it but I seriously think that the newer comics are horrible. Also I love how there are so many fanboys on this site. ALSO…..This comic used to be good.

    Why exactly did you quote all those people yet say nothing?

    Because I am the koala.

  54. roadjcat says:

    The first case of Trials and Tribulations is the best, and just like AJ had a main villian, so does T&T, but T&T’s is much better.

    As for Illyana…really? I didn’t like her in any sense. She always looked like she was going to pass out and she wasn’t that good anyway. Callil was much better.

  55. CKcheeseboy says:

    I can’t make a judgement on T&T yet, because I’m only halfway through, so no spoilers. I’m still trying to figure out what the heck is going on with the third case.

    As for Illyana…really? I didn’t like her in any sense. She always looked like she was going to pass out and she wasn’t that good anyway. Callil was much better.

    Yeah, Ilyana never really stood out to me. Callil comes too close to the end, so I don’t really have an attachment to her. They weren’t bad, but like I said, Mia is awesome because myrmidons/swordmasters in general are awesome. Her, Zihark, and Stefan are just plain cool. Also, I was only talking about PoR since the only other one I’ve played is like 8 chapters of SD.

    And I like how the comments have turned into a convo on two games that have never even had a comic about them on 2P Start! In fact, have any of the characters from Fire Emblem even been in a Brawl comic? I can’t think of a time…

  56. QCDorRTFM says:

    Hmmm… Needs more Seuss.

  57. roadjcat says:

    I personally don’t like Mia, I found that you have to pour BEXP into her to make her useful, even then it’s a bit iffy. I’d rather just use Stefan (who is actually my favorite FE character period).

    And no, there haven’t been any FE or AA comics.

  58. BadnikHunter says:

    Woah, are those sweat stains under his armpits and on his chest? Thats an awesome attention to detail Ray!

  59. Some_Guy says:

    :0 This comic is most Beautiful peice of artwork i have seen on the internet………
    *Adds site to favourites*

  60. Mirby says:

    Is he kickin’ butt or getting his butt kicked?

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