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I actually won’t be able to get to today’s strip when it posts tonight but that’s not going to stop me from using this title in
today’s strip!

..and I’m back. I don’t even know what to say about today’s strip, it’s so mind-numbingly awful. There isn’t even a bad pun to call out. As someone pointed out, the idea that Donna just noticed the photo of her that’s been hanging up at Montoni’s since 1984 is ridiculous. What’s the point of this entire week? Girls like comics, and show their appreciation by cross-dressing as video game enthusiasts? My head asplodes.


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13 responses to “Ex-Men


    Actually in true comic book tradition, Donna would have gotten that helmet via massive doses of radiation or having her parents tragically killed. Problem is, such deus ex machina’s are all too common in the Funkyverse.

    Although the effects of radiation did turn Lisa into an undying omnipotent presence. And tragic death of a close relative turned Les into a colossal douchebag with epic smirking abilities. Maybe deus ex machina’s are relevant in the Funkyverse.

  2. “Attack of the Clones” would be a perfect title. Forces gathered against one another, with a meaningless goal at stake…the audience long drifted out of the theatre, or collapsed in a light doze…

  3. Epicus Doomus

    It’s funny how I can’t seem to remember any old comic book characters who specifically endorsed theft, but then again I’m not a complete babbling moron like Donna apparently is. It’s rare when a seldom-seen character becomes this dis-likable this quickly, but that tilted-head thing of hers give her that last little bit of Les-like annoyingness that pushes her over the edge into total intolerability.

    Likewise hilarious how TB trots out that tiresome old “hey, I never noticed THIS old photo that’s been hanging here for centuries before!” cornball trope, as if no one ever noticed the picture of the helmet-clad weirdo hanging directly behind the counter before today. And like Donna wouldn’t know exactly where that photo was. That trope plus that “joke” makes this the single dumbest FW of 2014 so far.

  4. Saturnino

    “deus ex machina’s”

    Shouldn’t that plural properly be Deï ex machina or Di ex machina?

  5. Chyron HR

    And in red-white-and-blue, tried-and-True Funky tradition, the guy she stole the helmet from was going to the bike shop to replace it when he got hit by a car and died because he didn’t have a helmet on.

  6. Rusty

    When Donna sits around the house, she sits “around” the house.

  7. sgtsaunders

    In “comic book tradition” she would have ordered it by mail from some fly-by-night advertisement on the back of a comic book. “Stole it” ?! Where in hell would she find such a monstrosity? You don’t “steal” from a landfill. Further, since when is theft a “red white and blue comic book tradition”? This shit is a stretch, even for BatAttic.

  8. Seeing this before and after stuff proves that the whole “whoa, the Eliminator is a girl!” thing was just pulled out of nowhere at random. Now THERE’S a comic book tradition for you.

  9. billytheskink

    “In red, white and blue, tried-and-true comic book tradition… I stole it.
    …two weeks later, I received a cease-and-desist letter from Gold Key Comics.”

  10. batgirl

    Stolen helmet…comic book tradition…DC…Sandman….the Endless…
    So, is that Morpheus’s dream helm? So, Donna is actually the demon Choronzon?

    Am I entering some sort of middle-aged white woman comics-geek throwdown here?

  11. Chyron HR

    Further, since when is theft a “red white and blue comic book tradition”?

    Since Batiuk started tracing classic cover art and calling it a “comic strip”.

    [Tipping of the Funky Felt-Tip intensifies]


    —Deï ex machina or Di ex machina?–

    Dude, I barely passed English in high school. It’s a miracle I remembered that latin phrase. LOL!

  13. bayoustu

    Say, is that the one-time- and I do mean ONE time- deaf Harry Dingle (sporting a horrific dye job) in Panel 2?!