F Bombshell

Careful there, Darin, you’re supposed to be starring in a family-friendly or at least YA friendly fare. One more F-bomb drop like in today’s strip and Funky Winkerbean will have to move to the New York Times!


Panel 3 Frankie is looking less like Frankie and more like someone else from the funny pages…



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18 responses to “F Bombshell

  1. Epicus Doomus

    Great, now that something sort of happened, we’re in for four to eight weeks of talking about what just happened. “Frankie! That guy again?” over and over and over and over. That’s some wicked hatchet-faced sneer there though, he’s just GOTTA be up to no good I tell ya!

  2. The family resemblance between Frankie and Sonny is a powerful tribute to Batiuk’s artistic skills. Which one is the father again?

  3. Frankie: “Hey, son, I got a present for ya. It’s made of lead!” [Takes out 38 special and blows a hole in Darrin’s torso.]
    Frankie: “How come I didn’t hear any noise?”
    Lenny: “It’s being drowned out by thousands of cheers, coming from…somewhere.”

  4. billytheskink

    Ya know, I’m not convinced that Frankie is really Durwood’s bio-dad. Check out Darin in profile back in Act II, before he very obviously had some “work” done.

    My theory: his bio-dad is really Cyrano De Bergerac.

  5. Ah, the Glower of Rightwo us Indignation…quite possibly the only Funkyverse expression more nauseating than the Omnipresent Smirk.

  6. spacemanspiff85

    So . . . is this Frankie guy not very nice, or something? I feel like this is too subtle for me.

  7. Soooooo……Frankie’s plan is what? Get Boy Lisa so pissed off that he blurts crap out by accident? That’s almost too smart for a character from THIS strip.

  8. ian'sdrunkenbeard

    When I was a kid, my older sister told me that the symbols used to indicate swearing in comic strips actually meant specific words. Of course, she offered to translate for me. “Sarge is yelling, ‘Crap! Ass! Fart!’ at Beetle Bailey.” I believed this for a long time.

  9. Chyron HR

    “We previously established that I work in show business, while you’re assistant manager of a pizzeria in Ohio. What are YOU doing here?”

  10. sgtsaunders

    I guess that makes Darwin “Sweet Pea”.

  11. Meanwhile, over in Krankenschaaftenland, this mook (can I call him “Darrin-lite”? Especially since that girlfriend looks just like Darrin’s wife) is such a fuckin’ film school hipster that he’ll happily gamble the lives of himself plus everyone in the theater just so he can smugly use some old-school, highly flammable celluloid…

  12. Gerard Plourde

    So according to Batty, Frankie works for DMZ, a gossip site. He’s apparently undercover to get his story unless his day job really is food service and he’s either a “stringer” or one of those ubiquitous “anonymous sources”. In either case, why on earth would he reveal his presence to someone who could easily get him booted from the lot?


    Um, how does blowing your cover instantaneously going to help you, Frankie? You are really terrible at this sort of thing, you know that?

  14. Jimmy

    @billythesksink: Does this mean Darin is the post office bomber? Intriguing.

  15. ComicTrek

    Why can’t he just write out the swear words? Other strips have done it! And HOW haven’t they reported Frankie to the police as a stalker by now?

  16. Comic Book Harriet

    I would find the swearing a lot more shocking, if I didn’t suspect that this is how Darrin also greets his adoptive parents.

  17. billytheskink

    @ Jimmy
    Intriguing indeed…

  18. Professor Fate

    FW where everybody is as poor at what they do as the creator of the strip is at what he does.