Batty Batom Baloney

Welp, turns out the Batom Bullpen is actually BS, as Chester learns in today’s strip. Six panels of explanation about how working at Batom Comics in the 1950s was just like Pete and Durwood’s fever dreams and one panel of Chester getting the vapors after learning that Pete and Durwood’s fever dreams were true to life. It’s… it’s almost like we’ve seen all of this actually drawn and didn’t need any of this exposition.

Poor, poor Holtron has to witness this whole sad, sad scene.

And with that, the skink is out until next time. $10 sez this story arc is going to continue uninterrupted until my next turn at the wheel.

No takers?

None?

Yeah, I don’t blame ya.

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15 responses to “Batty Batom Baloney

  1. The Nelson Puppet

    I hate “komix” with the passion of a million suns, but if this pathetic drivel keeps Less Moore off center stage, I’ll endure it.

  2. Jimmy

    Good for you, Mopey and Boy Lisa, for performing your due diligence.

  3. billytheskink

    So, what is Chester hyperventilating about? The “Batom Bullpen” was two guys, a writer and an artist. Chester’s hired two guys… a writer and an artist.

    Flash Freeman is pretty much saying “Trying to recreate my old work environment? Yeah, you nailed it… right down to the condemned office space and crazy boss.”

  4. redsnifit

    You know, didn’t Chester say at the beginning of this arc that Pete worked at Batom? Shouldn’t he have met Freeman already, and already know about how things worked there? Why is this all this a surprise?

  5. spacemanspiff85

    Where did that glass of water come from?

  6. Epicus Doomus

    So Chester, the guy whose dream Pete and Boy Lisa abandoned lucrative jobs to follow, is still just a blustering idiot whose entire existence centers solely around old Batom comic books, eh? I mean I already knew that but still, seeing this FF jerk informing him that he just purchased an entire old dilapidated office building based on a stupid old bullshit story in a comic book IS sort of funny.

    Also sort of funny (but in an entirely different way) is how once again a FW “boss” figure overseeing a creative endeavor is a bumbling idiot whose only gift is an ability to know “real” talent when he sees it. Thus Chester, in spite of his constant ineptitude, will be grudgingly tolerated but never respected or even liked, a shrewd character who lucked out and exploited the talents of others for his own gain but who’ll never be a “pal” or even an equal.

    So it’s funny to see him get a comeuppance already, even though his only “crime” was a deep and total belief in those stupid old Batom Comics everything seems to center around these days. Poor Chester, flying too close to the sun on comic book wings.

  7. Batiuk has just plagiarized every special episode of a kiddy cartoon that has the protagonist learn that his hero isn’t who or what he thinks he is. Tune in for the pointless total loss of idealism leading into the goodthink at the end about how it’s not okay to be cynical, Lincoln.

  8. Gerard Plourde

    If we’re to believe that Chester is an avid collector of Batom, wouldn’t he have researched the writers and learned that Mitchell Knox was fifteen when he started at BaTom?

  9. Hannibal's Lectern

    Next big revelation: “Funky Winkerbean” is not created by two people sitting side-by-side at drafting tables in a ’50s-style office, but is in fact “written” by a guy sitting at a computer in his mom’s basement and then emailed to a free-lance artist before being sent to the syndicate for coloring and distribution. Oh, the humanity!

  10. Hannibal's Lectern

  11. Hitorque

    WHO GIVES A FUCKIN’ RAT’S ASS WHETHER OR NOT SOME BULLSHIT BULLPEN EVER EXISTED? THE ONLY THING THST MATTERS IS PRODUCT AND RESULTS BUT FOR REASONS ONLY GOD KNOWS NOBODY SEEMS TO REALIZE..