The Unknown Comic

Is today’s strip so bad that it broke Comics Kingdom? It has certainly thwarted every attempt I’ve made to view it, I’m sorry to say/glad to report. I have mixed emotions about this, obviously.

Feel free to discuss when Comics Kingdom gets its act together, or when you receive your print edition in the morning. Hoping for no Les, knock on wood.

Update: CK is still on the fritz, as far as I can tell. My Sunday paper, however, had no such issues. You can read here the photo I took of today’s strip, minus the throwaway title panel.


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21 responses to “The Unknown Comic

  1. Epicus Doomus

    Just what FW needs…less exposure. The CK switchboard is no doubt being swamped with several calls at this very moment. I’m picturing a very old guy sleeping at a workstation as a flashing red light over a button marked “Make Strips Go Live” blinks away unnoticed.

  2. Rusty Shackleford

    Crap crap and more crap. We’ve reached the limit. Batty has been fired! Yeah, right. It’s a gig for life, just mark your time, you still get paid, no matter what you do. It’s a process, a secret sauce. Research and research, but nothing is realized, just crap, but you get a check…for crap.

  3. Doc

    I read my comics online at some paper in Oregon. I don’t know why, because I live in Pennsylvania. Anyway, all of the comics pop up over there, except for every single strip that I read. It’s happened before a few times; I guess it will work out in a few hours. Gotta see if Crankshaft won the big golf tourney.

  4. billytheskink

    I know Ohio isn’t known for its weather, but no one there dines outside until it is almost Memorial Day?

    That final panel could be more aptly applied to man, many other FW strips.

  5. I would consider every panel of today’s episode a “throwaway” panel. There’s literally nothing there, and Red’s “punchline” makes zero sense. In other words, it’s Sunday in the Funkyverse.

  6. Double Sided Scooby Snack

    “So, Carpet McDrapey, lemme ask ya — Do YOU swallow?”

  7. Double Sided Scooby Snack

    ^^^^^^ So make that Flunky’s line in the next to last panel. Fixed it for you, Batty.

  8. Rusty Shackleford


    Memorial Day is usually when outdoor dining becomes a possibility in NE Ohio. This year, it has been nice and so many places are now open. Last year we had sleet and rain at this time. You never know.

  9. Like week-old Montoni’s pizza and springtime in Capistrano, today’s strip makes the swallows come back.

  10. sgtsaunders

    Well then, customers swallow out front while Rachel swallows around back by the shitcans. … Oh, grow up!

  11. DOlz

    Rachel’s comment in the last panel speaks for us all and is the most self aware I recall TB ever being.

  12. I’m glad Comics Kingdom finally responded to the apparent Russian hack. Today’s strip is finally up and what I want to know is, is the punchline her an actual oral sex gag, um, I mean joke? Really, Mr. Batiuk?

    Once again he serves up a flimsy, punny punchline, then uses an extra panel to drive it right into the ground with his mighty ham fist. Always takes it too far.

  13. The Batiuktionary gets its first update in awhile:

    seasonal marker

  14. count of tower grove

    Bricks! Bricks! Bricks!

  15. Epicus Doomus

    Sigh. Yet another FW strip featuring a gag that Batiuk found highly amusing but that no one else can even really understand. “Harassment”? Huh?

  16. Double Sided Scooby Snack

    Epicus, the harassment referred to is Flunky’s comment about swallowing the ejaculate after completion of oral sex. Can’t make such sexy comments at work anymore.

    Also can’t make them here, lest someone who likely DOES swallow slap you upside da head with a thumbs-down vote.

  17. LTPFTR

    Meanwhile in Crankshaft, Batiuk somehow missed a chance to “funny up” a tech name, like his hilarious renaming of eBay as FleaBay. I mean, I didn’t even have to think for a second to turn FitBit into BitFat.

  18. At least he builds up to bad wordplay instead of working backwards from it like Lynn Johnston.

  19. Double Sided Scooby Snack

    “Seasonal marker??” What the hell is that? Sounds like something Michael Patterson would write in one of those girly books of his.

  20. 1966tvbatman

    Ed Asner IS… Funky Winkerbean!