It’s been a long time since Destructor began his fateful journey up Alpha Mountain, and we’re nowhere close to finished. But this leg of the climb has concluded, and with it begins a new chapter in Destructor’s life as well. While my colleague Matt Wiegle, whose artistic gifts have rescued Destructor’s legacy from the haze of legend, takes an extended break to pursue other projects, we hope to begin a new story with, for the first time ever, an artist other than Mr. Wiegle interpreting the events therein. More on this as it develops. Thank you for reading, thank you for your patience, thank you from the bottom of our collective armor-clad heart.
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With that, we bid farewell to the catpeople of Spectacle City and Destructor’s current adventures therewith. The reasons for their arrangement must unfortunately remain opaque…for now.
Coming up next: our biggest Destructor story to date. We look forward to seeing you there.
In the meantime, we wish to direct your attention to the dynamic portrait of Destructor by artist Jared Morgan above, and to this lovely and complimentary review of this series by Ian K of Not in China Anymore:
Destructor is an enigma, constantly teasing us to figure out his motivations. It seems like he has an agenda, but we have only hints as to what it is. He has no compunction against killing, but he is not without honor. In Samurai Jack, the fun is in watching the hero stop villains. In Destructor, the fun is in figuring out which one is which.
We thank both of these gentlemen for their interest and enthusiasm.
The most dangerous man alive has now set out on his quest. Who knows where it will take him?
Meanwhile, if you check the skullscreen at the top of our website, you’ll see this mysterious new city in the monitor. Our TV eye is ever watchful.
Today a new Destructor story begins! I’ve been waiting to see Matt’s take on this tale for literally years now, but the opportunity to publish it direct to the web in full color, and the changes we’ve thereby been able to make to the presentation from our original idea as to how to depict this chapter in Destructor’s life, have me more excited about it now than ever. Fans of Matt’s coloring in particular have a great deal to look forward to.
Two brief items of note:
1) Our records — and these are admittedly incomplete; scholarship is ongoing — indicate that of the four stories we’ve now made available, this one takes place at the earliest point in Destructor’s life so far.
2) Longtime readers will have already noticed the revelation of an important detail regarding Destructor’s origin.
With that I leave you to “Destructor Meets the Cats” page one. Enjoy!
Hello, dear readers. As you are no doubt aware by now, today sees the completion of “Destructor and the Lady,” with the the publication of the final two pages of this tale. RSS readers may not have seen the very last page, so I suggest that you click here to read the entire story from the beginning, all on one scrolling page, via the Archive. We hope you have enjoyed the story, and we look forward to sharing others with you.
Today also sees the union in holy wedlock of my collaborator Matt Wiegle and his special lady Sally Madden. Please join me in congratulating them and wishing them a lifetime of delightfulness together. I feel as though today’s pages are the perfect note on which to begin a life together. Have fun, you two!
By now you have no doubt seen page 11 of “Destructor and the Lady.” What you may not have noticed is that pages 9 and 10 have been tweaked to better reflect the historical record of these events. We suggest that you read the entire story so far to enhance your understanding of what has occurred. Thank you as always for your interest!
You may have noticed that our dispatches are being issued increasingly infrequently. For this you have our sincere apologies. The onset of convention season for Mr. Wiegle and the arrival of fatherhood for myself have made it difficult for us to maintain our weekly schedule. You will be seeing the resolution of Destructor’s encounter with the mysterious Lady, just not quite as quickly as we’d hoped.
That said, perhaps I may still be of some use to you while we await the next page. Do you have a question about Destructor the comic, Destructor the man, his world, or his humble chroniclers? Post it in the comments and I will answer it here on the blog, if it is within my power to do so. I look forward to speaking with you!
While the efforts of my colleague Mr. Wiegle have ensured that “Destructor and the Lady” proceeds apace, you may have noticed the reduced volume of our other posts. As this piece of event-specific Destructor fanart by my friend and two-time collaborator Isaac Moylan indicates, the reason for my reduced presence is the unexpected but most welcome birth of my daughter, Ms. Helena Christine Collins. Insofar as Ms. Collins is currently being kept alive and thriving by mechanical intervention — albeit of a variety both less thorough and less fashion-forward than what you see here — a drawing of her as a tiny, jolly cyborg is not entirely inappropriate. I hope you’ll join me in wishing that she can soon doff her metaphorical suit of armor and join the human world at large.
By now you’ve seen it, but we are quite pleased to unveil the first page of “Destructor and the Lady.” Unlike “Destructor Comes to Croc-Town” and “Prison Break,” which had previously been published in black and white before being recolored for this site, “Destructor and the Lady” is a brand-new, never-before-seen comic, which has never seen the light of day in any form anywhere else.
Please note that our rate of production will slow a bit in order to accommodate the additional effort necessary to bring this information to you, shifting our posting schedule from twice a week to just once a week, on Mondays. But our hope is that the material we do release will be sufficient to stimulate and captivate you for a full seven days.
Meanwhile, remember that you can read all of our comics, with each story contained in its entirety on its own continuously scrolling page, by visiting the Archive, or by clicking the aforelinked titles.
Thank you once again for your time and interest. See you on the ice!
…the final page of Destructor’s “Prison Break” has been posted. This concludes our posting of the two previously existing Destructor stories. An all-new story starts this Monday. Thank you for your support and interest!