High School Madness

Yeah, th’ hell with having written for Marvel and DC, and having screenwritten a presumably successful Hollywood sci-fi epic and its sequel, and having been personally sought out to launch a new comics startup: what Pete really yearns for are those good old high school days.


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14 responses to “High School Madness

  1. countoftowergrove

    BWAWHAWHAWHAW! It’s funny because of Yogism!

  2. spacemanspiff85

    And that right there is the portfolio that got Pete a job at DC comics, and convinced Les that Darin should illustrate the Lisa trilogy.

  3. It’s been a long time since I wanted to slug a comic strip this hard.

  4. Double Sided Scooby Snack

    “Says here?” Where? ESPN? Who would notice that some obscure school football record, for a school that never had a good team, was broken?

    Mopey Boy would have to be reading his old high school’s weekly newsletter to find information like that. And that would make perfect sense, since there’s NOTHING more important to Batyuck’s characters than their high school, and what they did there!

    If you thought the “nameless kid you somehow never heard of breaks Bull’s stupid record” arc was a one-off throwaway, you were wrong about that. Apparently “SaysHere.com” has picked up the story and is running with it. (Ha ha!) And that dumps us into week two of an arc nobody could possibly care about, even if they tried.

    But at least we get another peek at Duuuhhhren’s scary awesome drawing talent. It’s no wonder Hollywood came a-calling the minute they needed a storyboard artist, then Chestermore Hagglestein insisted he come draw his komix. Oh, sure, his drawings looked like garbage back THEN… But between washing dishes and developing a Pizza App nobody uses anymore, he worked hard at his craft, and you should see his drawing NOW. But we can’t show you because it would look amazingly like the drecky, hack-level drawing of Batty, Ayrhead, or Hairdye Boy.

  5. billytheskink

    Have these two EVER wanted to do the job they are assigned to do? Even back when they were doing Sophomoric Sightings for the high school paper they complained about the task. Snuffy Smith has a better work ethic.

  6. It’s so cute that Bantom thinks this counts as wordplay.

  7. The most honest strip Batiuk ever did was when he did the Scooby Doo thing on The Lord Of The Late and revealed Pete’s stupid face under the cowl. That’s because we’re reminded that he hates writing comics more than we hate reading his crap.

  8. I’ll bet Tom wishes that, too.

  9. Rusty

    Well, at least we know this week is going to be painful.

  10. The Nelson Puppet

    Batiuk acts like writing this mildly amusing comic strip is the equivalent of William Faulkner writing about Yoknapatawpha County. Batiuk is self-important, self-impressed, self-obsessed.

  11. sgtsaunders

    What even the hell was that? Like Pete and Durwood even know, much less give a shit, about some broken down coach’s record, or even football in general. Then that whatever for a punch line. Even though I don’t always comment, I read this blog every day, and I can state unequivocally that today’s FW is a monument to Vague Bullshit.

  12. Beckoning Chasm

    Look’s like Burchett’s work yesterday was just something pulled out of a drawer; Ayers is back again.

  13. Epicus Doomus

    Still wallowing in those unforgettable high school memories…sigh. Perhaps they could create a new Atomik Komix (sigh) superhero…The Dunderhead, the stupid superhero who solves crimes with his total witlessness and large block-shaped head.

    IMO the recent coming together of various FW standby tropes (marching bands and the elderly, AK and Bull) indicates that BanTom is even more bereft of ideas than ever, which is a frightening thing to contemplate.

  14. comicbookharriet

    No need for them to reminisce, everything Durrhen and Mopey Pete ever do, up to and including the moment they die, will be ‘Sophmoric’.