3.III.10 Devil's Trap 3

March 30th, 2011, 2:07 am

Author Comments:

Gibson Twist, March 30th, 2011, 2:07 am

Oh, who is that guy? I swear I know him from somewhere...

User Comments:

Honin (Guest), March 30th, 2011, 2:12 am

you did NOT just go there....

>..< their goes their christmas... patrick got his wish of getting his chance at him.

Jason (Guest), March 30th, 2011, 2:13 am

Dick move, parents. Real dick move.

Can't wait to see the way this goes down!

XNightingale, March 30th, 2011, 2:18 am

i had a hunch it would be him! can't wait to see this confrontation :O

Madock345, March 30th, 2011, 2:23 am

Is it just me, or does the mom look like she knows things are about to go bad?

Sarge (Guest), March 30th, 2011, 2:28 am

Should have seen this coming, but was caught off guard. Brilliant job, Mr. Twist. Cannot wait to see what unfolds.

C (Guest), March 30th, 2011, 2:31 am

I have a sudden urge to slap some parents.

Uncle Nutsy (Guest), March 30th, 2011, 2:32 am

wow. who didn't see this coming.

Teenlink, March 30th, 2011, 2:34 am

Waaaait a Minute...
I could've sworn Peter left his face looking significantly different than that.

Drendar (Guest), March 30th, 2011, 2:43 am

people predicted this
Should've known it was coming. Still, figures. Cue "I've changed" crap, and Dad being an uncaring dick about the whole thing.

I foresee Peter FALKAWN PAWNCH-ing his way into the panels soon.

King Anasazi, March 30th, 2011, 2:47 am

Love your work on facial expressions here, Mr. Twist ! The father's looks when he asks Patrick to go th the kitchen are excellent ! You could add : "while I walk your sister to the sacrifice" in the dialogue...

Can't wait to see more of your work !

London-Smyth, March 30th, 2011, 3:31 am

NOT COOL, man. NOT COOL. :( Huge fail on the part of their parents. Just wait'll Patrick finds out who's in the living room....

But ya know what? I love their dad's mustache. I can just picture him twitching it every time he says, "Watch your mouth," to Pat. hehehe

Vegedus (Guest), March 30th, 2011, 4:19 am

Head a'splosion!

yayness (Guest), March 30th, 2011, 4:55 am

o_0 woaah...

Parent fail :(

NicoleW (Guest), March 30th, 2011, 5:23 am

Oh HELL no.

Well, Patrick was upset that Peter got to Devon before he did ... maybe this'll be his big chance.

H0lyhandgrenade, March 30th, 2011, 5:39 am


Skye (Guest), March 30th, 2011, 6:42 am

Well, Peter warned him never to go near her again. Has the guy forgotten the fact that peter still goes to the same school as him and thus can find him. Not to mention that fact that Patrick is right there. I'm surprised he even showed up.
Also, of course, fail to the parents. Too bad no one took pictures of her to show them what he did.
The question is, why is it soooo important to their dad (mum?) that they stay together?

fluffy (Guest), March 30th, 2011, 7:01 am

son. of. a. bitch. melanie, kindly wipe that shit eating grin off his face. with an axe.

Damiano (Guest), March 30th, 2011, 7:03 am

Uh, guys, that's going to be a reaaally bad chrismas eve...
One of those situation where if you don't jump to the throat of the guy you look around for the nearest exit...
Is their father dumb?
Anyway, mr. Twist you are a genius! Everybody is posting comments about the characters as if they are acting out of their own will!

Amonyoshu, March 30th, 2011, 7:04 am

Skye - Someone DID take a picture of her when she was like that. It's in the prologue, the one of her curled up on that green couch with her (blonde) hair in a ponytail. Still, two questions stand; 1. Does that image show enough of their daughter broken? 2. Will the parents see that?

amiko_16, March 30th, 2011, 7:11 am

*throttles father*

Indigo (Guest), March 30th, 2011, 8:01 am

Grrr. Devon.
I hope that Melanie actually turns around and walks out of the house without a word. This was completely disrespectful on the part of her parents. And I hope patrick lays into them for it, and realizes that he should respect her choices too.

blitz (Guest), March 30th, 2011, 8:32 am

Wow. Just wow.

Laemmchenxxl (Guest), March 30th, 2011, 8:52 am

Do the Parents know what kind of "human being" he is? Melanie didnt really explain in detail.

xkrazydog, March 30th, 2011, 8:56 am


Vicki (Guest), March 30th, 2011, 9:00 am

cannot wait, again.
Well, it's happened again. Another bit of the story where I cannot wait for the next page and the one after. Except I have to. Aughhh!

Falconer, March 30th, 2011, 9:03 am

Well, shit. This isn't going to end well.

KiggenGrimmace, March 30th, 2011, 9:24 am

Duck and Cover!
[cue ominous music]
... this is gonna be one crappy Christmas...
Dad, you failed BIG TIME! You are NOT gonna be able to recover the love of your daughter after this one...
... BTW, would ya look at the coy little smirk on Devon's face?!?!

GT, you're brilliant!

MacSimon, March 30th, 2011, 9:30 am


Skylan2021 (Guest), March 30th, 2011, 10:02 am

Peter's senses have gotta be tingling. Someone didn't hold up their end of the bargain. Watch him kick in the door and beat him to death with a chair during dinner.

Master Morality (Guest), March 30th, 2011, 10:17 am


Those really are stand up parents...

Can they die? Violently if at all possible.

tezzle, March 30th, 2011, 10:27 am

Hide him from Patrick all night behind the couch and in the closet and stuff, Three's Company style! WAAACKY SHENANIGANS!

TCGC (Guest), March 30th, 2011, 10:39 am

I guess I was right when I called it.

I hate it when Gibson does this, because then it makes the waiting unbearable.

Guest, March 30th, 2011, 10:40 am

KILL IT WITH FIRE DAMMIT. My God, this is why I wish I could write good stories.

TCGC (Guest), March 30th, 2011, 10:45 am

I think that Patrick will lose it, and Devon will end up telling his parents about him being gay.

Or he'll use it as leverage to get Melanie back.

Finfan (Guest), March 30th, 2011, 11:19 am

This is not going to be pretty!

Seabass (Guest), March 30th, 2011, 11:24 am

The Evil That Men Do
This isn't right. This is wrong. THIS IS BLOODY UNBELIVEABLE!! It's hard to find the words to describe exactly what I feel right now. Fictional characters or not, this actually makes me genuinely angry. Awesome storytelling on Twist's part.

Patrick can not leave Mel alone with that creature, that fucking animal. Some way or the other she'll have to make a sound that will get him out of the kitchen and into the living room.

As for the parents, great job. They've just been nominated for the Useless Ficitonal Parents award...

benjammin (Guest), March 30th, 2011, 11:25 am

aw hell
call the slugger...

Jeffko (Guest), March 30th, 2011, 12:01 pm

There it is...
On the one hand, this is an incredibly awkward and potentially damaging situation for the siblings, but on the other, perhaps we'll finally get to see them actually work together toward a common goal, which is to expose Devon for the monster he is and stand up to their folks (OK, mostly their dad) on who they are as individuals.

I don't think Devon will out Patrick, though. He already got his foot in the door for a shot at getting Mel back, so I believe he won't play that wild card unless he senses he's got no chance, like if/when it comes up that Mel is with Andy.

Worst case scenario, IMO: Patrick is outed and cut off, Mel is berated for her involvement with Andy (with dad saying she never really gave Devon a chance to explain himself, yaddi yaddi yadda) and Devon gets to walk away unscathed, having damaged Patrick and Mel's self-respect.

Best case scenario: Patrick and Mel join forces to verbally strip down Devon with concrete proof of his actions; dad comes to his defense only to reveal his own similar pattern with mom (admit it, that look she gave on panel 4 is clearly the look of a woman who was told what was going to happen and to shut her mouth about it). Patrick outs himself, declares financial independence, and walks out with his sister, both with heads held high.

Knowing the genius of Mr. Twist, though, I'm sure the denouement will be somewhere in-between. :)

Pitseleh (Guest), March 30th, 2011, 12:09 pm

Oh crap... I hope Patrick kicks the shite out of him or something...

Dormitator, March 30th, 2011, 12:30 pm

your parenting license has been officially revoked. Please turn in your badge immediately.

Holy crap.

(And now I have start again finding slurs for Arsehole McShitnose..a dictionary, anyone?)

Yeah, so I'm kind of back. Very sorry for leaving( and that in the middle of conversation-my apologies, Rori and Gibson). Life got pretty chaotic during the last year, what with moving and having a computer so badly infected that he was nearly unusable for the longest time. Not to mention my mail account got hacked and used for spam delivery, during a time when I was looking for a job and sending online applications, no less.

I still managed to follow Pictures, though, and it is still awesome. Just wasn't able to contribute :-(

GabrielAisling, March 30th, 2011, 1:22 pm

Hey, it's that GUY! (Not Elgamore)
I'm not entirely sure how to react. At least, not beyond blind rage and the intense desire to lay the smack down on some candy asses.

G (Guest), March 30th, 2011, 1:43 pm

Worst Christmas Ever
I pretty much wanted Devon to get his ass handed to him since day one, and was glad to see Peter give him what he deserved... even if it did mean Mel getting beat before it happened.

I thought she'd told her parents what happened, when she insisted on staying at Bishop St? Either way, I don't see this ending on a good note at all...

-And of course, now I have to wait until FRIDAY to find out what happens next! Makes me wish I wasn't caught up and still reading back-posted comics. :)

Skylan2021 (Guest), March 30th, 2011, 3:07 pm

Follow up: I was wondering why Mel's parents didnt bring up the whole situation. I expected questioning to be a lot more abrupt, or for there to be at least a mention of it when she arrived. Now we know why, her parents mentality was already "Problem solved!" -.- Cant wait for the dating Andy reveal lol.

Guest, March 30th, 2011, 3:40 pm

Whoa, that litterally shocked me. like a cold wave down my back... because I didnt get a glimpse at the last panel before scrolling down. D:
well done, no cruel horrorcomic did that before.

Butterfingers (Guest), March 30th, 2011, 3:40 pm

Man, fuck that. Any self-respecting person would never spend a night under the same roof as that thing, and as much as I'd love to see Mel turn tail and walk out of their, the knowledge that this whole comic is about relationships falling apart reassures me that this will only serve as part of the final chapter between Mel and Patrick, both kids and their parents, and most of all that simpering shit-eater from panel six.

Foolio (Guest), March 30th, 2011, 4:24 pm

You wear your name well, Mr. Twist.

Xyou_shine_brighterX, March 30th, 2011, 4:33 pm

If I were Melanie right now, I'd be totally pissed off. Wow, what a dad.

Finfan (Guest), March 30th, 2011, 5:17 pm

By the way, I have a fiver that says Devon threatens to out Patrick if Melanie doesn't play along!

Ren (Guest), March 30th, 2011, 5:25 pm

As a daughter of an man who thinks he knows whats best for me (raise hands if you are in this position)

I agree with all the panic-phased fans on this comment page.


darkamnios, March 30th, 2011, 6:12 pm

holy frijoles..
I was away all day, computer less and 1st thing I did when got home (internet related) was to read POY... And GASP!!!! Even tho i thought they would do that.. i was hoping they didnt...

Madock345, March 30th, 2011, 6:16 pm

I can't help hearing "I will Survive" in my head when I read this. or maybe "Facedown" either would work really.

Kai (Guest), March 30th, 2011, 6:22 pm


Desiree (Guest), March 30th, 2011, 7:09 pm

I Hope Patrick beats the shit outta him!

O_O (Guest), March 30th, 2011, 7:10 pm


Leon (Guest), March 30th, 2011, 7:15 pm

I've been reading this stuff since the Melanie Devon shiz happened. I am now on the edge of my seat now.

FrostedWaffle, March 30th, 2011, 8:13 pm

I just noticed that none of them have blue eyes like their mom! Its ok though cause green is great :3

Onyxlight, March 30th, 2011, 9:27 pm

*has no words*
O.o I so did not see this coming...talk about parents crossing a line >.< *wow*

Shycraft (Guest), March 30th, 2011, 10:17 pm

You did that. You totally did that. I mean, I thought sure it could happen but naw...
They have the worst parents in the world. I hope someone stabs them in the eyes.

Kotire, March 30th, 2011, 10:21 pm

I am seeing Red...
With blood and rage of crimson red,
Ripped from a corpse so freshly dead,
Together with our hellish hate,
We'll burn you all--That is your fate!

Kotire, March 30th, 2011, 10:24 pm

But in all seriousness, when the shit originally hit the fan last year, during the aftermath we saw this coming. When she was talking to her father and he wanted to "Fix it," he was not listening to her say it could not be fixed.
To see him actually invite that monster to dinner, AFTER being told what he did, makes him JUST as guilty as Devin because he is an enabler.
Plain and Simple.

gleer (Guest), March 30th, 2011, 10:52 pm

"Hey, honey, you know what would make the holidays really special? If we invited the boy who beat our daughter to Christmas dinner. He seemed so nice."
"How about after we do that we leave her in a room alone with him for a few hours and let those two crazy kids work it out. They would just give us SUCH cute grandkids."

reidavidson, March 30th, 2011, 10:53 pm

Next page, next page, NEXT PAGE OHGODNEXTPAGE

Los (Guest), March 30th, 2011, 10:58 pm

In certain cases, the human body's ability to heal itself over time is an unfortunate side effect.

miguelito3dp, March 30th, 2011, 11:51 pm

Wow...I was really NOT expecting this. I'm feeling exactly as reidavidson

comicgirl, March 31st, 2011, 12:02 am

You people jinxed it! You know who you are! You all said that it'd be interesting if Devon showed up and look hat happens?!

Curse you! Curse you all and your predictions!!!

I saw how slick their father was. Sending Patrick away. They think Melanie is the weaker child and will make it easier to get her back with that SOB. Ugh! I can't wait until Friday!

rainbowcrayon, March 31st, 2011, 12:02 am

Oh no. Oh no, oh no, oh no!

I should have been expecting this, what with dad being so nice about everything. It caught me by surprise though, I swear my heart stopped for a second.

Seagull72 (Guest), March 31st, 2011, 12:13 am

4 points...
1. Patrick is right...dogs SHOULD be bigger than a loaf of bread.
2. Melanie seems to be standing up for herself pretty well lately...I guess we'll see if that strength will hold up.
3. I think Patrick will say many more "fucks" and many fewer "sirs" in the next few pages.
4. Mr. Twist is a genius.

'nuff said.

Gabelous, March 31st, 2011, 12:57 am

Parenting FTL
Had to note their mother's rather "loud" silence. I get the impression "daddy dearest" is doing all of this and mom simply complies in silence.

As for why, I think dad is just too arrogant to see the truth of the matter and too condescending to assume he knows what is best for her. Or maybe it's a money thing, isn't Devon's parents loaded?

London-Smyth, March 31st, 2011, 2:23 am

I'm impressed by all the comments you're getting, Gibs! Nice job!

Junkamahn (Guest), March 31st, 2011, 3:40 am

Its been one day and you already have an insane amount of comments kudos

WingedFlame (Guest), March 31st, 2011, 5:06 am

Finally got around to reading all of this from the beginning... Already looking forward to the next page. <3

Sen. Clay Davis (Guest), March 31st, 2011, 7:50 am

Sheeeit, partna! Helluva twist there! I hope Patrick kicks the shit out of Devon AND his dad - slugger style!

PhllyBeef (Guest), March 31st, 2011, 9:06 am

Hold on, next page comes up on April 1st. Mr. Twist, please don't you dare think about pulling an April Fool's prank and putting something cheeky up. We're all dying here!

Zhai, March 31st, 2011, 9:09 am

AAAGH! I should've known he won't leave just like that -.-

blitz (Guest), March 31st, 2011, 9:33 am

After looking at Devon's panel over and over again, guy really looks like a douche bag, haha.

Hornet (Guest), March 31st, 2011, 9:38 am

Dad's still hasn't got a friggen clue, course he's such a dominaring dick I doubt he cares.

Eskimio (Guest), March 31st, 2011, 11:32 am

I made an account just to comment on this page of the comic... the last frame made my jaw drop and a cold chill go down my spine. I felt a pang of sadness for Melanie. I don't think I'm going to like how this is going to turn out...

merk (Guest), March 31st, 2011, 12:38 pm

He's so fucked

Border201 (Guest), March 31st, 2011, 6:06 pm

Honestly... all I can picture at the start of the next panel is Mel about to start losing it. And then Mel's father cutting her off and demanding that she gives Dev time to explain himself...

To which an axe to the face should be her response to his explanation but that's just wishful thinking...

Shamalamadingdong (Guest), March 31st, 2011, 8:23 pm

Oh, how I wish Patrick would get his punches in now. Since he missed out earlier and all.

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