DMZZZ

Uh oh, readers! From the looks of today’s strip, Frankie, a character we barely know about is stalking Boy Lisa and Pete, two characters we barely care about. Unless Frankie is about to run them over with his van I don’t think anything too exciting is about to happen, but it’ll be teased and dragged out for the next three weeks.

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15 responses to “DMZZZ

  1. Frankie is the go-to “hate” character for Tom Batiuk, because the total loathsomeness of Les Moore completely escapes him. Here, his hatred of Frankie is so high that when drawing today’s strip, Pete loses about a foot in height between panels two and three. That’s because Tom Batiuk hates Frankie so hard that he can’t think (or draw) straight.

    And just to clarify, everyone who comments here is “Frankie” to Tom Batiuk,

  2. Epicus Doomus

    So obviously Frankie will plant a phony story about Mason and Marianne that will drive Cindy mad with sexual jealousy and wanton rage and obviously Boy Lisa and Pete are gay (but that was obvious all along). The main question is: where does Lisa fit in all of this?

  3. What do you want to bet this ends with Cayla unearthing another diary of Lisa’s which describes Frankie as a shameless paparazzo?

  4. spacemanspiff85

    Wow. If you wanted to illustrated two losers on their way to/on their way back from an illicit gay rendezvous, I don’t think you could do better than panel three if you tried.

  5. Epicus Doomus

    BC: IMO Frankie is one of the funnier FW characters and without a doubt one of the least wry as well. And that isn’t a coincidence. I like his brazen, sinister, Lisa-defiling sneer and I like the way he’s always trying to f*ck Boy Lisa over, seemingly for no other purpose but to take another dig at Little Miss Perfect Good Two-Shoes Lisa and her bastard offspring. The guy sure holds a grudge, you know?

    There’s no wry banter with Frankie and the increasingly awesome Lenny, it’s all business and overconfident bits of vaguely threatening wordplay with those two baddasses. So, this time they’re going to use a food truck to somehow once again taint Lisa’s blessed memory, are they? Well, color me intrigued!!!

  6. The problem with his trying to use his kid as a means of getting the job done is the fact that Durwood hates him for befouling Saint Dead Lisa even more than Les does.

  7. Charles

    Wow. If you wanted to illustrated two losers on their way to/on their way back from an illicit gay rendezvous, I don’t think you could do better than panel three if you tried.

    But you forgot panel 2, which shows Pete moving in to grope Darrin’s ass, which leads to what we see in Panel 3.

    Anyway, this is complete shit. Batiuk has no idea what he’s doing. This has gone totally off the rails.

    And there is no “it’s called writing” excuse that would explain why all of this has been in black and white.

  8. Saturnino

    “So, this time they’re going to use a food truck to somehow once again taint Lisa’s blessed memory, are they? Well, color me intrigued!!!”

    No, look for a crossover with FOOD TRUCK WARS on the Food Network in the near future.

  9. $$$WESTVIEW ONCOLOGIST$$$

    “I,ll do more that!

    I’ll finally out my son and Mopey Pete!”

    Mwahaahaha!!

  10. Gerard Plourde

    So the “Cindy’s old and paranoid” arc gives way to another round of Frankie’s inexplicable obsession to destroy Darin. Why should he care at all about him? It’s not like Darin’s existence had any impact on his life. Even if we accept Batty’s retconning of Lisa’s pregnancy to the result of date rape, there’s still no motivation. Frankie wasn’t arrested and he wasn’t tagged for child support, since Lisa put Darin up for adoption. Or does Batty want us to believe that Frankie’s beef is the totally unbelievable one that he was excluded from Darin’s life?

  11. Double Sided Scooby Snack

    Panel 3 – The smirky, sly glances, walking shoulder to shoulder… and where’s Mopey Boy’s right hand?? Okay, Batty, we get it. If Dullard and Baggy Eyes didn’t just take a break from cosplay to enjoy some assplay, it sure LOOKS like it. Bio-Dad sees a perfect blackmail opportunity. He forces those two nitwits to do his dirty work, “or else.”

    Questions Not Worth Asking:

    1) How did Frankie know he’d find Boy Lisa here?

    2) How and when did MasonnE go from playing Les Flippin Moore on a throwaway cable flick to being a major star TMZ, or anyone for that matter, would care about?

    3) If this IS a production important enough to potentially generate juicy gossip, why are Pete and Duhren, two totally inexperienced hacks, key members of the team?

    4) And why are the screenwriter and storyboard “artist” hanging around during filming?

    5) Did Frankie and Squiggy have to train as food truck operators to pull off this caper, similar to the way the 9-11 hijackers had to train as pilots? Because I’m pretty sure if they just decided at the last moment to operate a food truck to infiltrate Low Rent Studios, that would make for more than a few Lucy and Ethel moments during food preparation.

  12. Meanwhile, in an odd bit of synchronicity, today’s “Ink Pen” re-run:

    http://assets.amuniversal.com/24cc0c10fe8c012ff680001dd8b71c47

  13. Hitorque

    Uh… Yanking Pete and Darrin out of the closet wouldn’t exactly be huge news worthy of DMZ…

  14. Hitorque

    So we’re just going to forget about Cindy’s revenge plot for a younger, tighter woman having the audacity to have a casual conversation with her man?