Hi folks! SoSfDavidO here with another sneak peek into the workings of what went into making a comic book way back in the early 2000s in today’s strip.
Hey, great, just what this strip needs, another pudgy bald white guy that’s impossible to tell from another! I’m not sure what’s going on with Pete’s eyes but I’ll give him the benefit of the doubt on drugs and chalk it up to late night 4-Chan browsing sessions while downing a 6-pack of Jolt Cola.
Panel three Pete looks– well, I can’t read that expression at all but I think Batuik was going for “shocked” at the idea of of killing off a superhero for ratings. I mean, it’s not like DC Comics did that way back in 1992 or something.
It’s when in the Funkytime line, the early oughts? Comic companies were already crapping out zombie-variant themed books with multiple foil covers and crossing storylines over in such a way you had to buy 16 comics a month just to follow your favorite X-Man. The fact it’s all about the moolah should have been obvious to Pete even back in Westview when he was a collector.