Childhood's End

The Toymaker Assassination Saga


23rd Oct 2018, 8:00 PM
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Chippewa Ghost 23rd Oct 2018, 8:00 PM
Chippewa Ghost
I'll shoot a quick fan art for the reader who can explain to the rest of us what the hell is going on here with "Project Dragoon".

Might want to start with a link...


Next update might be a while out because some people just can't work with buffers.
Microraptor 24th Oct 2018, 11:24 AM
You are right Timothy, those digital thingies are not the cranks and gears and springs from your grandpa's workshop anymore....

Also, that woman in the last panel: Just some random background extra, or another named character?
(I have some idea who this may be...)


ProfEtheric 23rd Oct 2018, 9:44 PM
Special Agent Thomas Johnson's report on the matter.

Concerning Project Dragoon:

From what we have been able to ascertain, Project "Dragoon" is a project begun and bankrolled by Maerc Techno (we are unable to determine if the funding continues under the umbrella of "Aegis Securitechno", a merger of Maerc and Aegis, but we presume it does), and in association with the United States Air Force (citation needed - is the Air Force acting alone with Maerc on this one - Shelby).

The project appears to be an attempt to bridge the gap between man and machine in furtherance of the development of weaponry.

It may have received an infusion of new technology and/or a change in focus from prototypes given to the project leaders by Dr. Charles Sandros.

This project appears to be a negligible threat as concerns our mandate. Recommended that it remains on observation. Intervention unnecessary at this time.


"The Professor"'s take: It's easy. The people behind Dragoon are obviously using the tobacco industry's old tack: hook 'em while they're young.

Also, I can't help but think of Maerc's association with a certain cult, and his reasons for it.
Microraptor 24th Oct 2018, 11:55 AM
I absolutely love link-heavy comments!
And indeed, some of the links (above all the second one, to a lesser extent the fourth one) made me go: "Oooooh..."

(Yeah, I am nominally co-author here, but at this point I don't know much more than any "normal" reader regarding in which direction CG will steer this story...)
ProfEtheric 24th Oct 2018, 2:38 PM
I like to pride myself on being the person who knows the second most about the workings of Let It Ride (many rereads through help with that). I hope to one day accomplish the same thing with Cryptida, especially in the wake of this project (which has heavy nods to all three of our comics...) :)
Chippewa Ghost 26th Oct 2018, 9:40 PM
Chippewa Ghost
Re: Johnson's assessment.

No big spoiler here, but to the yin of "Dragon" is the yang of another ToyCo project. It has been hinted at already in these pages, but see the real Chapter 16 of Cryptida for what lengths ToyCo is willing to go to in order to geographically distance it from Director Shelby's "mandate".
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