Infinity Bore.

Today’s strip

So sorry for the late post today. Finally went to go see Infinity War, which despite juggling dozens of characters and plotlines, and having plotholes big enough to drive a Hulk truck through, was infinitely better than this because the emotions of individual characters were both believable and dynamic.

This is going for dynamic, since it can’t manage believable, but it falls right on its face at the climax. The worst comic character name since Matter Eater Lad.

My cat sometimes presents me with an inedible pulp on the rug…and it usually takes hours of elbow work to get the stink out.

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13 responses to “Infinity Bore.

  1. Epicus Doomus

    BatNard just spent close to three months building toward THIS GAG! “The Inedible Pulp”…that’s what this entire interminable mess is all about…that f*cking gag. You KNOW it was just a fleeting thought that nut had over breakfast one dreary Ohio morn and somehow, defying all logic, he’s gotten THIRTEEN WEEKS of material out of it. It just boggles the mind. There’s simply no way anything this stupid could possibly exist and there no f*cking way you could ever even attempt to explain it to anyone who doesn’t understand, this is a universe-warping degree of idiocy that makes us all dumber for even having read it. It’s a new universal standard for “duh”, absolutely without a doubt the stupidest FW pun yet. God help us all.

    • Jimmy

      Well, when you put it that way, this whole arc just seems dumb instead of the masterpiece it is.

  2. billytheskink

    A superhero made of soggy comic books… his only weaknesses are termites and mothers on spring cleaning sprees. And mold… or is that his power?

  3. Not only have heroic means been wasted on mean and stupid ends, the targets of his wrath have no idea who he is and are not injured. I doubt that anyone at DC or Marvel know why this idiot stands around huffing and puffing about how bad they are because I don’t think Stan The Man remembers anything that isn’t “Sorehead from Ohio who makes cardboard characters and who won’t take advice.”

  4. Not only is the whole set-up just a lead-in to a pun, it’s the WRONG pun. Considering that his “hero” is made of ink and paper, a more appropriate wordplay would be “The Indelible Pulp.”

    • Rusty Shackleford

      Note from Tom: do you have your own vintage comics company? Didn’t think so.

  5. Gerard Plourde

    So we have a character whose origin very superficially resembles The Swamp Thing. Based on his makeup what attributes could he have? The strength and durability of paper? A mystical knowledge of every comic book character and storyline ever created? (useful when challenged by villains to Quizzo matches, I suppose). The ability to squirt ink?

    What is his mission? To keep comic books safe from defilement by the unworthy?

    I wonder what TB intends in this arc. This is neither homage nor parody.

  6. bayoustu

    With boffo, treadmill-inspired ideas like this, Atomic Komix will shut their doors before the new carpeting is installed.

    • Gerard Plourde

      Maybe someone should check out the mushrooms that Funky’s putting on the pizza.

  7. Eldon of Galt

    Just how derivative is this? Well, Pulp’s origin is exactly like that of the Heap, and the Swamp-Thing, and the Man-Thing, and the Glob (a Hulk opponent from 1969-1970).The “inedible” pun was used in Marvel’s “Not Brand Echh” comics in 1967. And if we’re going for a successfully comedic spin on this sort of thing, how about “Sudd, the Scrubbing Bubble That Walks Like a Man” from a Howard the Duck story 40 years ago?
    Here, we’re just getting tired, pathetic, wanna-be drivel.

  8. Rusty

    Remember, Pete is a professional comics writer, gainfully employed at one point.

  9. Jimmy

    Yep, I would expect thisnlevel of quality from a high-powered Hollywood movie writer.

    Hey, where’s Frankie anyway? Did his food truck emporium finally take off?

  10. Hitorque

    Oh, and motherfuck Pete for play-acting this out like a 14-year-old douche instead of just talking it out like a grown man…

    Why didn’t Chester just buy the rights to some long-dormant comics characters instead??