Profiles In Nerdage

I am obligated to link to today’s strip, but I cannot in good conscience recommend reading it.

Did we really spend three days watching Lefty screw with DSH just so she could ultimately call Comic-Con “nerd prom” and smirk? Three days, nine panels, four sleeve pins, and dozens of bricks… all for “nerd prom” and a smirk.

DSH and Crazy were not nearly this excited about going to Comic-Con back when they went in 2014. In fact they invited Holly to come along on a whim and acted as if they went quite often, if not every year. So what’s with this panel 3 scene?

I dare say that TB has ruined the Electric Company for me…
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17 responses to “Profiles In Nerdage

  1. Epicus Doomus

    Man, this was a real dud of a f*cking arc even by BanTom’s abysmally low standards. Why the need to contrive a reason to send Skunky to Comic-Con? He is, after all, in the f*cking comic book business. Trying to somehow link John to the big SJ movie merely once again demonstrated BanTom’s incredible lack of storytelling ability, as he couldn’t figure out a way to do it that wasn’t brain-bendingly stupid.

  2. MJ

    We’re going to Comic-Con!! Just like last year!! Wait, why are we yelling?
    Because you’re idiots.
    Oh yeah, that’s right.

  3. spacemanspiff85

    I’d honestly be shocked if Harry and John don’t talk about how they’ve always wanted to go to Comic-Con, and they’re glad they’ve finally been able to go. Because Batiuk totally forgot they went two years ago.

  4. Eldon of Galt

    They’ve probably been to dozens of comics conventions, so, yes, what exactly has them so excited? Is Starbuck Jones really so infinitely beyond any other pop-culture or comics related experience? And attending the con depends on the completion of that movie, so it could be months, or years, or never. You better pace yourselves, boys.
    Also of interest, is panel 3, where Becky takes a pass on the usual smirk, and seems to quietly dwell on her exalted, saintly behavior of taking a pass on a trip to an event she didn’t give a crap about.

  5. spacemanspiff85

    Good job not even pretending you want to spend time with your wife, John.

  6. spacemanspiff85

    Also, nerd prom? Seriously? I’m a nerd. I went to two proms. I had a date, even. The reason you didn’t go to prom with Mary Sue Sweetwater, Batiuk, had nothing to do with your being a nerd.
    Also, doesn’t this mean that Harry is John’s date? And Becky’s okay with this?

  7. The Dreamer

    wait are they going to the NY comic con which is next month, and makes more sense storywise, or the San Diego comic con which is next spring?

  8. Yeah, there’s a healthy dynamic, kids. “I have no respect for anything you’re interested so go to your weird place of pathetic people while I stand around ineffectually and accept being treated like an intern by the man I replaced.”

  9. Chyron HR

    Hey, HATERS, maybe you should take a look at today’s Crankshaft where Bantom Batom totally destroyed you HATERS.

  10. Gerard Plourde

    @spacemanspiff85 – Exactly! It’s this lack of attention to continuity that ‘s baffling.

  11. Saturnino

    “Man, this was a real dud of a f*cking arc even by BanTom’s abysmally low standards.”

    You miss the point. There are no standards. The items about this strip portraying the problems of young adults, and the other about a lovable old man are gone.

    Why even LUANN has standards and Greg meets them more often than Bathack ever did in his swill:

    “LUANN is about the trials of becoming a young adult: the hilarity and drama, triumphs and flops, friendships and rivalries. “

  12. Rusty Shackleford

    Oh dear, this is really bad.

  13. Rusty

    The point of this story arc is that Batiuk heard somebody describe Comic-Con as the “nerd prom” and had to get us all to a place where he could spring it in on us. All of his strips just serve as plodding run-ups to launch some crap pun or “clever wordplay” that he described in Volume 1.

  14. bigd1992

    At least we haven’t seen Les for a few days

  15. Double Sided Scooby Snack

    WHEW!!!! What a relief that Ol’ One Arm was just “messing” with Skunkboy. Skunky had beads of sweat leaping off of him yesterday (“ULP… You’re my best friend, Becky…”) at the thought of his icky gorl “wife” tagging along as he tried to get friendly with underage boys. Now, HOT DAMN, Skunkhead – AND his fly – are Open For Business!

    Of course Becky, who herself looks like a 14 year old boy, had no interest in going. She’s never showed interest in komix. If anything, she hates them, since her “husband’s” store has never brought in a dime since Day One, and he spends every waking hour there with Beardo and high school children.

    Also, she knew if she took even one day off from work, she’d come back to school to find all of her stuff in boxes in the hallway, while Dingle sat in her chair with his feet up on what used to be her desk. Ever since he got his hearing back, he’s wanted to rectify the school’s stupid decision to hire “a dumb girl” to be band director.

  16. Smirks 'R Us

    as we put a wrap on the latest crapfest, the masthead change can only mean one thing. A week of Cindy lamenting how “old” she looks despite being in her 50’s and looking like a fresh faced teenager with nary a sag or wrinkle in sight. Oy.

  17. hitorque

    1. Yeah, that’s a really strong and loving marriage you’re in, Geekboy…. Dr. Laura would have had a ragegasm over this back in the day. Nice little passive-aggressive tantrum from Lefty, and Geekboy is completely oblivious to the subtext…

    2. I don’t get their excitement either, since ComiCons (both local, regional and national) must be pretty routine for these clowns… Yeah, I get that this time they get to do it on the movie studio’s dime and probably get some insider/VIP access, but these assholes need to grow the hell up.

    3. I still want to fucking know how the studio “hires” somebody with zero qualifications aside from Geekdom, and then sends him on vacation to ComiCon instead of, you know, actually having him DO SOME GODDAMNED *WORK* or something…

    4. And I don’t care — I still want to know the name of the app that instantly sends me pre-release movie stills to my smartphone…