Overbear Ring

SosfdavidO here, finally feeling a slight twinge of interest in what Rocky has planned in today’s strip! Considering how much money these bright-eyed youngsters probably lost by dumping those rare comics at the nearest store around and buying a diamond ring (See the infamous, industry-shaking 1982 article, “Have You Ever Tried To Sell A Diamond Ring?”) if they have any hope for a bright future they’d better be on the way to rob a bank.

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19 responses to “Overbear Ring

  1. Ironically, Rocky used the money she was putting aside for a wedding dress to buy a safe for Cory’s Starbuck Jones collection. It’s like “The Gift of the Magi,” only correcting O. Henry’s neglect to mention comic books.

  2. bayoustu

    Oh, for the love of Pete! (Roberts or Reynolds or Renfro or whatever his name is…) Judging by the image of Durwood in the masthead, I can only assume we’ll soon be subjected to his whining about how MISERABLE it is to be a totally unqualified putz, yet still getting to do storyboard artwork for a Major Motion Picture!!! Oh, the agony! These clueless Hollywood types just don’t understand the delicate geniuses that flourish in Westview!

  3. Epicus Doomus

    Yeah, it was pretty touching how Cory surreptitiously pawned the SJ comic books he didn’t purchase or really care that much about so he could buy his girlfriend an engagement ring. My eyes tear up just thinking about it…or it could be the incessant yawning, I dunno.

    So where is Rocky taking him? Pizza? Comic books? Or comic books, then pizza? Or pizza books and comics? Comic pizzas and books? Obviously I’m just being silly, he hasn’t done a real pizza arc in quite a while.

    “Overbear Ring”….LOL, awesome. I was just checking out the official FW blog and man, he’s been quite busy with that stuff lately. IMO he should just ditch the comic strips and focus entirely on comic book-themed nostalgia like he does on that blog of his. I’m serious, it’s obviously where his real passion lies and he tells his little stories in a few paragraphs instead of dragging out the most idiotic of premises for weeks at a time in the most glacially-paced way imaginable. And there isn’t any (or much) smirking either.

  4. ComicTrek

    “I’m taking you away from here – to a better strip!”

  5. Great. We’re in for a stupid resolution to the non-existent problem of his not having the comics collection followed by Batiuk screeching in rage because he was told to make Crankshaft something that wasn’t a pile of smirking, cheerful hopelessness and futility because someone in Hollywood wanted to trick the masses into thinking that life was worth living.

  6. @bayoustu:

    Oh for the love of Pete! (Roberts or Reynolds or Renfro or whatever his name is…) Judging by the image of Durwood in the masthead, I can only assume we’ll soon be subjected to his whining about how MISERABLE it is to be a totally unqualified putz, yet still getting to do storyboard artwork for a Major Motion Picture!!!

    Whatever it takes to stretch Funky Winkerbean to March 26, 2022, so Batiuk can get his stupid certificate of participation from the National Cartoonist’s Society.

  7. It’s too bad that he can’t combine in Crankshaft, get it now and leave. We’re currently dealing with Cranky’s latest stupid project: using a drone to clean his gutters. He tried getting help from some guy named Al Something on Youtube but the man’s rapid speech and Middle Eastern accent made it hard to follow.

    That’s right. Batshit used Al Qaida as a punchline for a joke. Time for him to go. NOW.

  8. Rusty

    Cory may be a changed man due to his Army service (only a guess, no direct evidence of how this happened), but he can still pull off the smirk of an insufferable douche in panel 1.

  9. sgtsaunders

    By the time Roxette is through with him, a dazed and preternaturally happy The CW will be sayin’ “Comic books, schmomic books. More coitus, please!”

  10. TB is trying to make us think she re-bought the collection for him… His idea of a masterful laying of a red herring. John Le Carre he ain’t; Le Carre wouldn’t have forgotten that he already showed the rich dude in his mansion, cackling over his acquisition, and he sure won’t be flipping it this soon, if ever.

  11. $$$WESTVIEWONCOLOGIST$$$

    Noo!. Nooo! I do not want to see Starbuck’s Jones cosplay sex between these two!! I’d rather see Dead Lisa talking about Les sexual prowess again than see that!!

  12. billytheskink

    Panel 1.5
    Cory: Um, when did my mom tell you this? We went from the restaurant where I proposed to you to your mother’s house to my folks’ house in succession on what appears to be the same single evening. I’ve been with you the entire time we’ve been at my parent’s house, either on the dog hair-covered sofa or in the kitchen doing my dad’s stupid toast thing. Can you read minds or something?

    Panel 2.5
    Cory: I guess my Starbuck Jones-for-diamonds transaction and subsequent proposal really was the worst-kept secret on the comics page if you had some sort of reciprocation already planned and readily actionable on the same night I popped the question…

    Panel 3.5
    *Rrrrrr-click-click*

    Cory: Ugh, it’s always such a pain to get this dang car to start. Check the manual, will ya, maybe it has some recommendations.

    Rocky: It does, pages 7-10 are the bus schedule.

  13. Chuerlopp

    How is it any of Holly’s business to tell Rocky just how Cory paid for the engagement ring??????? She may have filled out the collection, but they were GIFTS, and people can do as they please with THEIR OWN PROPERTY!!!!!!!!! If he had used the money he stole from the Dead St. Lisa Fund for the ring that would be one thing, but this opens up a whole new can of worms. Will Holly feel compelled to tell Rocky all about Cory’s unsavory past, and possible bed wetting issues too??????? She sure is one snow plow, or road plow, or field plow kind of tattletale!

  14. $$$WESTVIEWONCOLOGIST$$$

    OT – In other news Crankshaft is about to abet Al Quaida in mass murder. Good times!

  15. billytheskink

    Not the first instance of Crankshaft abetting terrorism too. Lest we forget that this strip proceeded late 2009’s attempted “Underwear Bomber” by a year-and-a-half.

  16. @ComicTrek:

    “I’m taking you away from here – to a better strip!”

    Wait until Rocky finds out that Apartment 3-G isn’t hiring.

  17. Saturnino

    “We’re currently dealing with Cranky’s latest stupid project: using a drone to clean his gutters.”

    Years before they ever had drones of that type, but what is time anyway?

    Unless it has something to do with the number 50…..

  18. I’ve noticed that someone who comes here does NOT like being told what an utter, apathetic plodding failure Batiuk is. Perhaps he does visit this site after all.

  19. @Paul Jones

    I’ve noticed that someone who comes here does NOT like being told what an utter, apathetic plodding failure Batiuk is. Perhaps he does visit this site after all.

    Heh, I wondered whatever happened to “The Defender.”