Some Mil-Dew And Some Mil-Don’t

Link To Today’s Strip

Blech, what an unsightly mess this is, even by fictional Sunday comic book cover standards. A mildew gag…really? Yikes. And “Wild And Watery Pulp Fiction”??? Really? Sounds like someone’s comic books might have gotten a little soggy in the not-too-distant past, as this is sort of weirdly specific in a discomforting kind of way. A superhero who’s susceptible to mildew…truly the hero the Funkyverse needs.

Maybe the next Atomik Komix (I will NEVER not hate typing that) title could be “The Horrible Hack” and, like with mildew and newsprint, his natural enemy would be online comic strip snark blogs. “Ha ha ha, you’ll NEVER escape the deadly grip of my continuity ray, Horrible Hack! BAH ha ha ha!”.

Stayed tuned for Comic Book Harriet, who’s throwing herself on the grenade tomorrow!


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17 responses to “Some Mil-Dew And Some Mil-Don’t

  1. Rusty Shackleford

    Cancer. People smirk. Not funny. Typical Sunday in Westview.

  2. I really hope Batiuk isn’t proud of this. This should be something one touches as if it contains dog feces.

  3. Paul Jones

    They might as well have been called Poison Woman and The Great Bitch owing to their being sexist cliches being willed on the reading public by dicks with mommy issues like Batiuk.

  4. Congrats to TB. Hadah Hold (that’s how it looks in our paper) now has the most punchable face in the Funkyverse, followed closely by H. Hildew. Happy Mothers’ Day to all you moms out there!

    • Gerard Plourde

      Yup. Misogyny and negative stereotype on display on TomBa’s Swamp Thing knock-off cover for Mothers’ Day.

  5. Count of Tower Grove

    BWAWHAWHAWHAW! It’s funny because our host didn’t bother to do the usual courtesy of providing a vertical rendition!

  6. billytheskink

    Two schoolmarms squirt Ecto Cooler at the Dover Speedway “Monster Mile” mascot.

    Yeah, that’s the kind of cover that’ll move comic books!

  7. With his finger pressed against his temple, the Pulp doesn’t look worried so much as he looks like he’s thinking he left the stove on.

    Too bad the cover isn’t by Burchett, at least the art would be decent.

  8. Professor Fate

    Have to say guest artwork is just hideous, ageless or not…
    and yes this is the strip you pick for Mother’s day? That’s just wrong.

  9. Gerard Plourde

    I’ll give Allen Bellman some slack on the artwork. He’s about 95 years old.

    • Oh, I thought it was just Ayers. Those stupid sideways covers are too headache-inducing to look at for long. I stand by my opinion, though, the art is lousy.

  10. I had to go look up Allen Bellman. He was at Marvel before it was Marvel.

  11. ian'sdrunkenbeard

    I like M and M and M and M. At least they’re drawn differently enough so I can tell them apart, unlike characters in some other comic strips. (cough, cough) It looks like Cinderella’s mean step-sisters have gotten day jobs. I assume that gray blob in the masthead is T I Pulp himselslf, although I can’t quite make him out.

    It also works as a Mother’s Day strip for me. What mother hasn’t had to hose her kid down in the yard before she could let him in the house?

  12. bobanero

    Somehow it doesn’t make sense to me that a character named The Inedible Pulp is a good guy. After all, it’s drawn like a swamp monster from a bad 50s Sci Fi movie. But then, we see it’s nemeses are two badly drawn Dick Tracy villains, and of course we have no context for what’s happening, since he’s wasted the last two weeks on Cindy spouting platitudes at a group of disinterested high school students.

    Happy Mother’s Day!