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Mega Milestone: The Godstrain Brings Down the Final Curtain

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, July 31, 2017

What goes up must fall down; Where there is a beginning must also have an end; Every opening must have a closing. KimLuster's 437 page masterful comic, The Godstrain, has been a Drunk Duck staple since 2012 when it first started and eventually earning a Feature recognition at the start of 2013.

Kimber Lee's got a problem! She can do things only possible in dreams; she's super fast, inhumanly strong, and nearly indestructible! Therein lies a conundrum! When you can do the impossible, how can you be certain you're not dreaming?

On the last page of The Godstrain, KimLuster wrote:

Last page! After everything Kimber Lee's been through, I feel just fine with this slightly twee ending! Leaving it open about Kimber Lee and Emilio's future (although we know where his heart is..) - Little drama (although Emilio's probably made it awkward if he decides to stay with Mari Pas)!!

I gave some thought on the song Emilio would sing here. Knew it should be sorta dream-themed. Thought about Heart's ‘These Dreams’, Queensreich's ‘Silent Lucidity’… Finally settle on Elvis Presley's ‘If I can dream’. If you wanna hear (and see) it - I imagine Emilio's version is a little more Rock, less horn-section!! I kinda had to go with this song because… My man does Elvis impersonations here and there, and I'm a pretty big E.P. fan!!

Thanks so much, everyone, for a wonderful trip!! There was a couple times I felt a little bit of burnout but your continued support always made it just go away. Glad too, cuz it's a story I really wanted to tell. There's a few personal elements here and it's been quite cathartic. Also, some philosophical themes I've pondered on, but also just a lot of sci-fi, superheroic, slam-bam romping!! It's been thoughtful, dark, and fun - pretty much has touched on all the ranges of human emotion for me!!

But, everything does end, one way or another! I'll probably do a 2 or 3 page epilogue at some point, perhaps throwing some hints about a new project I'm formulating and hope sees the light of day! Also will include some DD Awards pages should I be honored with some!!

I'll maintain a presence here on DD. Will continue to read and support my faves! Like you have for me!! Thank you all, once more!! When you dream, dream big!! Let's close with a quote, by a Native American Chief from the movie Grey Owl:

“A man becomes what he dreams - you dreamed well.”


Congratulations on completing The Godstrain, Kim! We look forward to other contributions you have to offer at Drunk Duck.

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KimLuster at 6:38AM, Aug. 1, 2017

Thanks again everyone!! I'm letting a potential new thing marinate in my brain for a little bit!! Probably won't get serious with it till after the awards (judging and doing presentations ;))

Ozoneocean at 8:16PM, July 31, 2017

What will you do after this? You should write for Bottomless Waitress :)

Ozoneocean at 8:14PM, July 31, 2017


Ironscarf at 7:20PM, July 31, 2017

Much respect! You're an inspiration and an all round great person too.

Albino Ginger at 5:23PM, July 31, 2017

Congratulations! Not many people have it in them to finish such a huge project! I actually just started reading it a little while ago. Its good to know it isn’t just going to randomly end without warning; like so many webcomics do.

Avart at 4:25PM, July 31, 2017

Congratulations Kim! You're a big inspiration for me and I thank you on behalf of all those who read your comic and for your immense support :D

Panman at 12:33PM, July 31, 2017

437 pages, that's an achievement! Congrats!

DJMulcahy at 11:05AM, July 31, 2017

Yay! That's some serious dedication. I found a page in the middle a few weeks ago and recently tracked back to the beginning to see it all the way through. Cool stuff.

usedbooks at 10:10AM, July 31, 2017

Quite the accomplishment! Looking forward to future projects!

Banes at 7:18AM, July 31, 2017

This comic has been stellar, and KimLuster has been an enormous boon to the comic part AND the community part of the site!

plymayer at 6:21AM, July 31, 2017

Miss it already.

plymayer at 6:21AM, July 31, 2017

Everyone should wear black arm bands in remembrance of The Godstrain.

KimLuster at 6:12AM, July 31, 2017

*Big Smile* Thanks Kawaii, and a Big Thank You to everyone who read and supported - made it soooo worthwhile!!

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