Wow. Just wow.
Just when you think a character can’t possibly be more of a dick, he descends into a full-blown scumbag.
Maybe I’m overreacting to this, but John knows Holly wanted that issue. She spent the money to go across country to Comic Con, and hunted for that issue. Got really upset when she couldn’t get that issue. Even went back to an empty hall, hoping to find that issue.
She had no other purpose at Comic Con. I’m sure they probably showed the teaser trailer for the upcoming Starbuck Jones movie, and instead she rode around in a little cart.
And now John wants to have a little fun for himself, at Holly’s expense. How long had he had that issue with him? A couple of days, I’m guessing. I guess he was really just enjoying all her worry and anxiety, as well as a totally unnecessary trip to Tony [Isabella]’s house. Or maybe he wanted revenge for having to do all that pedaling.
I’m sure Tom Batiuk and his various pseudonyms would say, “Oh, come on, it’s just a harmless bit of fun,” but I disagree. It seems to be much deeper, and much darker, than that.
You think you really dislike these characters, then they do something to make you realize you’ve barely scratched the surface.