Good Ol’ Fisticuffs

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  • Ben Grismer

    Aww, and the best part, I really have made basic emps before! lol

  • Some Random Guy

    It would appear she has no problems punching a guy with glasses… and to think, I thought she had class.
    Still, pragmatism beats class any day when wielded by a villain (unless they combine both, I’m looking at you Hans Gruber!)

  • OrlahEhontas

    By gum & by golly! He did have an actual plan!

    Needed some fine tuning, but it was workable right up until she punched him in the face. Which is where the need for fine tuning became obvious.

  • RazorD9

    Huh, with the option of Quinn actually kicking ass or having his handed to him, can easily say this was half expected.

  • Sora Neku

    Just Nitpicking, because this always annoys me: what he used was a NNEMP grenade. Nonnuclear Electro-Magnetic Pulse. EMP by default refers to the effect created by a nuclear bomb detonated high in the atmosphere.

    • DanD

      No, EMP just means an Electro-Magnetic Pulse. NEMP is specific to nuclear.

      That being said, EMP is often used for the nuclear type, because that was, for a long time, the only way of generating a weapons grade pulse.

  • Nabukuduriuzhur

    Never have understood the persistence of the EMP myth. More than 60 above ground tests at Nellis and not once did the lights go out nor did local electronics (like the extremely fragile transistor radios of the period) sustained damage.

    Even the 50mt “Ivan” blast didn’t cause EMP in nearby towns in scandinavia.

    More than 99% of an H bomb’s explosion is heat. That less than 1% is all other wave lengths, from gamma to longwave radio. One is getting more radiowaves in the typical city from being a few blocks from the local full-power radio station than one would get from EMP.

    The Casimir Effect comes into play, too. Electromagnetic waves require space to exist in, which is why the grid on a microwave oven stops the microwaves— the grid is smaller than the microwave and so blocks them. The processors and circuitry now in smart phones are now so small that radio and microwaves are only picked up by the antenna. The circuits are so small that they are X-ray and gamma-ray sized.

    Bottom line: if you are close enough to worry about the radio and microwaves, you are now a scorch-mark on the nearest wall opposite the explosion.

    A device wouldn’t be any more effective unless one generated a staggering amount of radiowaves and microwaves, and even then the toughness of modern electronics would probably just result in the device restarting.

    It’s not like 1985 when a CMOS chip could be destroyed by picking it up and running your foot on a carpet.

    • Jazmine St. Cocaine

      In this comic there are bubble shields, an invisible jet, giant velociraptors who don’t use coasters, and a crab-squid monster who also happens to be a CPA.

      But you picked the EMP to be the ‘mythical’ thing. Good job.

    • Maxim

      Well, the 50 Mt didn’t produce much EMP since it wasn’t detonated in high atmosphere, devices that were, did burn out some test electronics and even some civilian ones (ex.: ). So it isn’t a myth it just requires a certain setup.
      Still not sure how you’d produce a small device capable of it, though, that seems a bit implausible. Unlike, say, giant velociraptor that one was legit, no joke.