I am woman, hear me bore

Hi folks! I’m billytheskink and here is the link to today’s strip. Much thanks to Epicus for taking us into a a new year of the same old. I’ll try to take us through the next two weeks of the same old. Hmmmmm…

And so we return to Atomic Comix… where everything remains as it was in 2018. The comics are still lame, the smirks are still infuriating, all of 3 people still work in its decrepit multi-floor building in central Cleveland, Pete and Durwood still actively avoid doing work (they haven’t finalized key details of a named character?), and Mindy still shocks the comics industry by being female.

Well, Pete has traded in the traveling green shirt for an ill-fitting Han Solo costume. That’s new.


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21 responses to “I am woman, hear me bore

  1. Tom Batiuk keeps striving to come upon a more terrible word than “terrible.”

  2. Epicus Doomus

    The Girl aka Mindy is already the backbone and moral compass of AK, as demonstrated by how she deftly put the always-imbecilic Boy Lisa in his place without even glancing away from her coloring work. Once just a humble movie house office person of some kind, now the color-er behind such popular AK titles as The Scorch, The Singe, the Char, Mister Blister, Fast Man, Speedy, The Runner, and Luna Tixx, The Crazy Moon Girl. Her meteoric rise aptly demonstrates there’s no gender barriers in the Funkyverse, a place where any girl, woman, gal or even a broad can have a completely comic book-centric life just like the boys, fellas, guys and dudes do. You know, the more he shows of this Mindy person the more unlikely their relationship seems, you know? She must have some really bad but not readily visible flaw, like maybe she’s just too flinty or something, I dunno.

    Seriously though, it’s easy to forget about it now but in 2018 he did like three and a half months of AK stories, so getting one this soon doesn’t bode well at all if you hate Pete and Darin as much as I do. Just a few years ago Boy Lisa never got any arcs to himself at all and god damn it we liked it that way. Then all of sudden he’s there for six weeks at a stretch. It was all just too much.

  3. billytheskink

    You can really tell that this Atomik Comix stuff is TB’s ultimate fantasy because there is never an editor to be seen, not even when the situation screamingly calls for it.

  4. The Nelson Puppet

    Sorry, no pithy commentary today! Atomik Komix SUX. I even told Tom Batiuk that on his blog.

  5. Paul Jones

    Since Batiuk is who he is, the idea that being referred to as a girl is somehow demeaning marks Mindy as being a problem. The muttonhead STILL thinks of Women’s Lib as being akin to United Girls Against Jughead!!!

  6. comicbookharriet

    Someone is a little late onto the “Ask Me About My Feminist Agenda” pop-culture bandwagon here.

    It’s been a regular bullfight for years now. Empowered females are paraded relentlessly around the arena of culture jabbing and goading the final few pathetic neutered misogynists to feebly attack so they can nobly slay them for the adoring masses. If the remnants of the patriarchy aren’t enough to sate her need to display her liberation…the valiant EMPOWERED WOMAN has the right as a designated victim to drag anyone into the arena who seems lackluster in their support.

    • Rusty Shackleford

      And then they go on social media and pat each other on the back for being fierce or whatever adjective is currently trending.

      On the other hand, I would gladly welcome a female authored comic to replace this crap.

      • timbuys

        I think it’s been getting plenty of publicity already, but might I suggest the rebooted Nancy by Olivia James? It’s great if you haven’t already seen it.

        • Rusty Shackleford

          Yes I have seen it and I like it. It does have its’ fair share of critics though.

          Batty doesn’t have a monopoly on poor writing, Moy’s Mary Worth has been just as dreadful lately.

  7. Ray

    Well…I was going to comment on how “The Scorch” is perfect for a WOMAN character.
    You know…woman…hot flashes…scorch…but perhaps TB will be ringing another bell with this arc?

    • Buckeye Feculence

      I smell an award opportunity here! TB could address the under-recognized issue of ageism by making Scorch a menopausal, middle-aged woman.

  8. Chyron HR

    “Well, okay, but it’s going to be kind of weird when her parents are killed by mobsters and she gets adopted by Plutonium Primate.”

  9. Surprised no one has noted that Rick Burchett is apparently back.

    • I noticed…the creepy, noir-ish diagonal shadows gave it away. Burchett’s last contribution was in October, for Atomik’s ill-conceived radioactive ring giveaway.

      • comicbookharriet

        The radiation symbol paired with the shadows from the window resembling a cage are not so subtle hints that the environment is both toxic and restrictive. Burchett’s cries for help are everywhere, if you just know where to look!

    • billytheskink

      Oh? I thought this comic was now being done by Bed & Breakfast.

    • Gerard Plourde

      Interesting development. I guess Burchett only draws the weekday Atomik Komix arcs.

  10. spacemanspiff85

    I’d be shocked if the whole purpose of this character/storyline wasn’t just so a female character can be described as “scorching hot”.

  11. The Dreamer

    need to do something with Mindy’s hair. Her shade of blonde clashes with Darrin’s shade of blonde. Make her a redhead or something!

  12. Carrie Kube

    Pete looks uglier than usual or is it just me?