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Main comic

Spring Heeled, Part 2

A Bad Start

  • The bonus page, a pigeon fact sheet by Bobby the robot, including a morbid recount of a dying pigeon he once saw.
    The Rant: They asked Bobby to put together a fact sheet for the kids. They didn't ask him again after.

The Coward Heart

Fire Spike

From The Forest She Came

Give And Take

Faraway Morning (And Three Short Tales)

Parley and Smitty Are In This One

Red Gets a Name

Microsat 5

  • When Donnie is talking to Annie about her father, he explains the difficulty he had with his first crush.
    Donald: As much as she seemed to like him, she wouldn't ask him out. She was waiting for him to do it. I mean, you know how girls are—uh...
    (remembers who he's talking to)
    Donald: Motion to strike previous comment.
    Annie: (grinning) Granted.
  • Jones: Needs to make a phone call. note 
  • Also on page 1025: "Kat: Distracted by baking. Jimmy Jims: Also distracted by baking. Anja: Initiated plan theta (Baking distraction)"


  • Zimmy, while mucking around in Annie's head, discovers that Jack is in love with her. Her reaction is priceless.
  • Just before that, when she's confronted with a nobody Jack.
    "Dammit, Carver! I don't wanna know about yer million boyfriends!"

The Great Secret

The Stone



  • Andrew's first time in the forest involves helping various inhabitants with their problems. One involves a floating octopus.
    Andrew: I think you really should be in the ocean...
    Octopus: So that's what I've been doing wrong!
  • His visit ultimately ends in him, Annie and Parley running from a horde of creatures looking for help from Andrew.


  • The last page has Renard visit Eglamore at his place. What makes it is The Rant: "Today's movie is Police Academy 4: Citizens on Patrol." Implying that Renard and Eglamore regularly watch mediocre movies together. A much later bonus page confirms this.

Crash Course

  • The subtle expression on the giant snake's face in this page right before Ysengrin smashes him into the ground.
  • In the bonus page, Annie returns from the forest with many spills of Ysengrin's blood. What really clinches it is the absolutely psychotic look on Antimony's face. Some readers noted that "It's not my blood." is the LEAST reassuring "reassuring statement" ever.
    "Oh, don't worry, don't worry! It's not my blood."


The Realm of the Dead

See Ya!

Tall Tales

  • Coyote, of all people: "Party! Party!"

The Torn Sea

City Face's Book of Birds

  • This set of side comics written from the perspective of City Face starts by describing a couple species of fairly common birds, such as pigeons, magpies, and seagulls. Then City Face goes on to describe more exotic and unusual birds like the secretary bird, the emu, and the giraffe.



Annie and the Fire

Meetings and Re-Meetings

  • From Chapter 54: Coyote's temper tantrum when he sees Annie, complete with rolling around on the floor and screaming 'THIS ISN'T FIRE HEAD GIRL'. The artstyle just makes it even more hilarious.
    • The next page has Coyote meet Anthony, calling him the Broken Man, and while crossing into Nightmare Fuel, the fact that he got so angry that he just pushed one of the court's buildings down with what looks like a poke is just chuckle worthy.
  • Anthony's treatment of Annie isn't funny, but Ysengrin's blunt, perplexed reaction to it is. Part of this is due to contrast, as every other character so far has treated the matter with the utmost seriousness, while Ysengrin completely misses the point.

The Break Out

  • Antimony getting Renard back from Anthony is treated as a serious challenge, ending one chapter with her declaring she'll do it and the next chapter is entirely devoted to her efforts. She knocks on Anthony's door and asks for Renard, and before she can even finish her reasons why Anthony has handed him to her. End of chapter. In one page.
  • Followed by a tittering Coyote for the chapter's bonus page.
  • And then the next page with Tea in her Peace Walker PJs, clearly not expecting to do her meta thing, and scrambling for something as the artstyle devolves into basic sketches.
    "See this thing here is very important, you probably didn't notice earlier in the story but you'll be surprised when it comes back!" [strikes a pose to display... something that hasn't been drawn in yet. it's just a '?' ]

New Data

Get it Together

A Big Day!

  • According to Parley, Eglamore is not a fan of Anthony.
    Eglamore: That guy is a silly sack of doo doo.
    • Antimony's reaction to learning of Eglamore's feelings shouldn't go unmentioned either.
    Antimony: Well I don't think it's any of my tell me everything right now.
  • <snuffle>'s reaction to Bugsy tearfully gushing over her: "Finally, a sane person!"


The Other Shore

Red's Friend Gets A Name Too I Suppose

  • Red's attempt to name her friend can only be described as an Epic Fail of the highest caliber. First, she and Annie predictably decide on the name "Blue". Red panics about getting it wrong, and then sees her friend, who looks more like she's about to get married. Red spends an entire page playfully and panickedly insulting her in the most awkward sequence imaginable, which ends with her confessing that she's in love with "Blue". Her friend's reaction to this is about what you'd expect, and Red tries to play it off by saying that she really said Ayilu. Which is now her friend's name. Ayilu doesn't seem convinced, until Annie goes with it to try and save what remains of Red's dignity. Ayilu loves it. Her super-serious face is just the cherry on top of the disaster. Then she does all sorts of ritualistic things (like writing it on a piece of paper, folding it into an airplane, and throwing it out the window, writing it on a vase, and then smashing the vase, and writing it on another piece of paper and then burning it) that Annie assumes are fairy traditions, when Red interjects:
    Red: Huh? No. No idea what she's doing.

And Then Coyote Said...

  • After the title, something deep or significant is going to come, right? Wrong!
    Coyote: Let me tell you of the time I disguised myself as a dead goose in a bush next to a lake!

Get Lost

  • Because there was a death in Anja's family, Donny has to pull out of his planned expedition with Tony to Brazil. Surma impulsively decides to take his place. Anja and Donny are so shocked their pupils are visible.
  • When Surma and Tony reach their study base, she realizes that it's to study insects, not languages. This actually makes Tony laugh.
  • Tony asks Surma if she can burn a leaf, which she does, but get uncomfortable with him watching her do it. So he turns away from her and Surma, being Surma, uses the Ether to peek at Tony while she tries to burn the leaf again. Of course she fails.
  • After a long day of fieldwork, Surma completely passes out asleep. Apparently, one sip of a Klatchian Coffee is enough to wake her.


  • "Katerina, congratulations on becoming a wizard with magical abilities."
  • The bonus page lists the features of the original version of A Video Game:
    • Contains graphics
    • Players allowed
    • Sound included
    • 13 different tries
    • Extra hardened
    • Double salted
    • Enables games to be played while required
    • Compatible with all systems
    • Typically only LARGE and SMALL


Loup's Trick

  • The page commentary when the group's train is attacked by tree roots:
    6 hilarious vines you've forgotten try not to laugh challenge

Dealing with HER

  • While puzzling out the implications of there being two of Annie now, George tells Annie that she probably should have come with her into the Forest. Annie replies that Loup likely would have just kicked her out, or there would be two of George as well. Cue Smitty and Reynard's thought bubbles.
  • Court-Annie showing Annie where she got the idea for the focused fire beams from: Kat, who got the idea from Freeza's Death Beam from the Dragon Ball Z manga.
  • After the Annies land on an unpleasant thought (that maybe they don't pay enough attention to Kat), there's a beat, then they push past it by insisting to each other that maybe Paz was just being unreasonable.
    Tom: A couple of real geniuses at work right here.
  • Both Annies emerging from their evening's ordeal... looking somewhat less than amused.

Down That Road

The Thousand Eyes

  • Anja summons Brynhildr, who is a semi-divine Valkyrie. She appears in a burst of power and recites a formal (and accurate!) poem in Norse... and then she notices Anja and spends the next few pages squealing like a schoolgirl.
  • Brynhildr continues the Running Gag of 'people who knew Annie's parents automatically assuming James Eglamore is her father'. Her face when she learns Anthony is the father is a picture.
  • Kat, Anja, and the Annies are briefly stunned by the fact that the Norns look like them. Only briefly, however, as Kat and the Annies get over it pretty quickly, being used to this sort of stuff.
    The Annies: Oh, I get it.
    Kat: This happens sometimes.
  • While sending the Tictoc into the past, it keeps getting drawn to Zimmy, who flips out at it, becoming slightly more cartoony.

Behind It All

Find Yourself

  • The Annies and Renard get trapped in Zimmy's mind, Renard gets trapped in his stuffed toy mode, and they all lose their connection. Cue Renard looking scared and hugging Court!Annie's leg.
  • Later, they encounter three elves, and have to explain that they are stuck in Zimmy's mind, giving this gem.
    Renard: and those distortions can alter what you think, as well.
    Elf Boy: Aye, such as makin' us see a talkin' teddy toy, right?
    Renard: Um, hmm, well, in my case...

Side comics

Annie in the Forest


  • From the forum:
  • From the Gunnerkrigg Patreon:
    • The highest goal, at $500,000 a month: "I will print and eat the entire comic."
    • The video is interspersed with random scenes such as:
      • Tom suddenly turns and points. "There he is!" The camera swings to show a person in a pigeon head mask, half-hidden behind a bush. The person runs away. Back to Tom, who shakes his head. "Beautiful."
      • Tom balances a feather on top of a bush with a look of concentration. "I've always had trouble with action scenes."


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