Sundays strip, as always, was not available for preview. Will it have anything to do with the previous week? The ratio this year seems to be about fifty-fifty, depending on how lame the previous week’s story has been. Today, I wouldn’t be surprised if it was Jessica and Dullard chortling over Skyler’s injuries, both extant and yet to come.
Of course, they had last Sunday’s strip, so we might get Les and Funky running, while Funky complains about oxygen. Haven’t had one of those in a while.
Guaranteed to show up: smirks and weary resignation.
This past week really illustrated Dullard and Jessica’s relationship, in that they really don’t seem to have any other than a very perfunctory one. They live hundreds of miles apart with no plans to get together, they only react with their child when it’s absolutely necessary, and they seem completely wrapped up in their respective careers with no time for each other. The fact that they communicate over Skype is the very definition of “phoning it in,” something with which Tom Batiuk is very familiar. Unless it’s comic books or odd forays into nostalgia, Batiuk just doesn’t seem to care to throw anything onto this framework. Not a terribly good way to present a strip supposedly about contemporary problems of young people.
And that’s it from me for this go-round. Well! Those two weeks sure flew by like two years. Please give a warm SoFW welcome to
Fearless Leader himself, our very own TFHackett Epicus Doomus, who returns to the agony booth starting tomorrow!