Batiukruptcy

Today’s strip about Free Comic Book Day finally being over happens on the actual Free Comic Book Day. Makes sense…

What is DSH all consternated about? Money? Bankruptcy? As best I can tell, the only thing he paid for in this whole Free Comic Book Eon Day was transportation and insurance on Holtron. All indications are that Pete, Durwood, and Flash showed up as a favor. Mason definitely showed up as a favor. I’m pretty sure Les and “Batton” just showed up uninvited (Really, who would invite them anywhere?). Heck, based on what we saw, DSH didn’t even give out any free comic books. If buying pizza for eight puts Komix Korner into bankruptcy then it was going into bankruptcy within the month anyways and/or he never should have spent money on Holtron (though both crane rentals and multi-million dollar umbrella insurance policies can run as low as a few hundred dollars).

Maybe he was referring to how long this Free Comic Book Day thing has been going on, though I would argue we are closer to chapter 78 than 11.

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18 responses to “Batiukruptcy

  1. I’m thinking the idea is, everyone is one dollar away from failure, so of course everything always results in suffering, no matter what actually happened. This way, after a week or two of light-hearted comic book crap, someone has to say, “Oh, I am in pain” so that the “serious” part of this strip gets to wave “Hi!” to the award committees. “Hello! I hear you’re open for nominees, well, let me be modest and blush a bit, turning away, and just mention that I think I would enhance your award if nominated, and of course if I won, well, you’d be showered with honors…”

  2. Gerard Plourde

    “If buying pizza for eight puts Komix Korner into bankruptcy then it was going into bankruptcy within the month anyways”

    Absolutely right. Figure that each person will probably eat three slices – that’s a total of 24 slices or three pizzas. If Funky charges $13 a pizza that puts Komix Korner out all of $39.

    • The Nelson Puppet

      This local drama society’s casting of “The Fellowship of The Ring” was right on point, although the decision to stage it in modern times was unsettling. Gandalf the Grey in a cardigan sweater lacked the necessary gravitas.

    • Jimmy

      Contains jokes and is funny?

      The FW board of approval regretfully denies your entry.

  3. spacemanspiff85

    “Free Comic Book Day is the death of comic book stores” 100% sounds like the take this strip would have.

  4. Epicus Doomus

    Coming soon: Free Pizza Day sends the Westviewian economy, still reeling from Free Comic Book Day, into a death spiral. Within hours the Montoni’s district is full of desperate souls begging for a slice of pepperoni and/or a dog-eared copy of “Archie’s Comic Digest” to tide them over and Gazebo Park is littered with suicide victims whose bagged and slabbed investment copies of “Superman Vs. Muhammad Ali” are suddenly worthless.

  5. Paul Jones

    By that logic, supermarkets who give out free samples are on the verge of collapse.

  6. Rusty Shackleford

    Holtron: ordering antacid from Amazon.

  7. billytheskink

    What bank would allow Komix Korner to file Chapter 11 bankruptcy and reorganize rather than going straight to Chapter 7 liquidation?

    • Gerard Plourde

      Right. And it would be a snap judging from what we’ve seen all week: there’s no inventory to liquidate and the space is rented.

  8. Rusty Shackleford

    Fox 8 news did a segment on Free Comicbook Day live from Carol and John’s comic book shop in Kamms Corners in Cleveland.

    They had two local artists drawing comics….but Batty was nowhere to be found. Maybe he is visiting a shop closer to his home?

    • Hannibal's Lectern

      The answer can be found right there in your question: they had two local ARTISTS drawing comics.

      • Rusty Shackleford

        Well once again, I was asking myself, why is Les here for this.

        Maybe Batty got turned away from today’s event cause they wanted to have fun and not talk about cancer.

        But I draw Funky Winkerbean and Crankshaft….yeah, no sorry, we have actual comic book artists coming in….bye.

    • Ray

      I saw that too Rusty!

  9. Don

    What, they couldn’t get the Mayor of Westview to issue an Official Proclamation like the mayor of Concord, CA (home of the store that invented FCBD in the first place) did?

  10. comicbookharriet

    Maybe it’s not a joke. Maybe we’ll be lucky and they decided to hold a huge Free Comic Book Day as a ‘good-bye’ to the community before closing up shop forever. We can hope.

  11. Batgirl

    I was going to say ‘At least there’s a variety of noses in today’s strip’ but on closer inspection Mason and Flash have the same nose, Pete and Batton have version A of the standard lump (slightly squared at the tip), with John and Darin (and Harry) having version B (slightly sloping tip). And Les has the cutest little button nose, because he is the prettiest.
    Holy crap, is there anybody in this image who isn’t an author avatar?