Wow, the Starbuck Jones mythology is really starting to take shape, isn’t it? At this rate, in just a few more decades we’ll finally learn who the co-stars were! I like how he added the silhouette heads, it gives the panels that authentic “at the movies” feel you look for in a comic strip arc about five imbeciles who flew across the country to see a movie with title credits drawn by a small and possibly vision-impaired child. Gotta give the BanMan credit, he really capitalized on this opportunity to piledrive another bad pun into the ground by repeating it endlessly until you’d rather take a staple gun to your eyeballs than have to ever read it again. And the detail he puts into making these vivid fantasy-scapes of his as boring as possible is just amazing to behold.
What’s next, a trip to Galveston to see the last surviving copy of the XXX-rated “Starsuck Bones”, starring Rock Hardman and Scarlett O’Letters? Or the short-lived early-eighties TV adaptation starring Adrian Zmed & Loni Anderson which survives on VHS tape in a museum in Secaucus? Or maybe they could pool their resources and find every last copy of SJ and have a complete collection and…oh, scratch that one. It’s been done and it wasn’t worth it. At all.
And why is this a three panel strip? Who is “Vera Nash”? PLEASE don’t tell me she’s another Crankshaft character…please?