Next update: Wednesday 24 April 10, 2013: See below for lame ass reason why!

Brainspike is on a tour through the minds of Bunyip, Spongeface, Malice and… Brelvis! For those that came in late, or read too many other webcomics to remember…

  • Brelvis Lonsdog: a blended lifeform comprising Brian Lonsdale and his pet dog Elvis, see sequence starting page 1.06… Brelvis is now a first year cadet at Magellan Academy.
  • Spongeface: a blended lifeform comprising George Lonsdale and Vesuvian Sponge Amoeba DNA. George is father of Brian, and also the inventor of the genetic blender… he was introduced on page 1.59, seen again in page 2.66 and featured in Chapter 5, first appearing on page 5.26. He was experimenting on himself, genetically blending himself with exotic (alien) DNA rather than living lifeforms, so his transmutation remained somewhat hidden until he was murdered by Grey/Bunyip and reanimated… ultimately allowing the transmutation to take hold. Now called Spongeface, he is considered completely insane but extremely dangerous!
  • Bunyip: a blended lifeform comprising cannibal* murderer Grey Little, a saltwater crocodile, Tasmanian Devil and some exotic (alien) DNA – created as part of illegal genetic blending experimentation carried out by George Lonsdale. First introduced on page 5.02, his defining features are brute strength, violence and hunger for flesh! See page 5.100 for a description from Lonsdale Snr of Bunyip’s component lifeforms… and page 5.126 for a pic of Grey Little pre-transmutation. BTW, a Bunyip is a mythical creature from Australian Aboriginal folklore… Kaycee first used the term to describe him during the course of Chapter 5.
    *(the cannibal part was previously unrevealed!)
  • Malice: a blended lifeform comprising Alice Mann, 50 spiders and Forn (extradimensional) DNA – created as part of illegal genetic blending experimentation carried out by George Lonsdale. First introduced on page 5.02, her abilities include mind control venom and sticky web shooting! The multitude of lifeforms that form Malice has resulted in a hive consciousness. See page 5.102 for a description from Lonsdale Snr of that… and page 5.126 for a pic of Alice Mann pre-transmutation.

Dr Sooky & Otto

Dr Spooky & Otto: Part 36 is now available – How does Otto stay hidden from Beelzebub??! To see it all you have to do is vote for Magellan over at Top Webcomics. More than a simple vote incentive reward, this is a fun adventure too! Regular voting (daily, weekly, your choice) helps to push Magellan up the list and gives the comic more exposure to new readers… vote now! Many thanks for your vote. Missed parts 1-28? See here

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Next update: Wednesday 24 April 10, 2013: Last week at the day job was mega crazy and I have two major deadlines to contend with this week – unfortunately, after last week, I’ve fallen way behind schedule with Magellan pages and I don’t see myself catching up for a few days, so there won’t be any new updates this coming week… next Magellan update will be Wednesday April 24 (next Dr Spooky & Otto Monday April 22)… SORRY!  🙁