Who the hell names their kid “Story”? Oh…Lisa’s granddaughter is named “Lisa.” How many birthdays is this for her, anyway? Her height, relative to her mother’s, and her Judy Jetson attire suggest she’s a teen, but her reaction to seeing “her” name of the spine of the book is so childlike.
A couple readers noted that among the other books on this shelf are another Les Moore bestseller, Fallen Star. and Batiuk’s Crankshaft collection, Strike Four! (not nearly as funny as Jim Bouton’s Ball Four). Today’s panel 1 also reveals a bound volume of Atomik Komix’ Elementals Force (probably just the covers, since that’s all we’ve been allowed to see). Somewhere, there must be a copy of Holly Budd’s “majorette memoir,” Singed Hair. I’m beginning to understand why they burned down the bookstores.
Had TB been able to persuade Chuck Ayers to draw this week, the robot might have resembled one of Queen Tika’s robots from Murania! Note that the “clerkbot” is referred to as “the Robbie,” which I’m betting is a Forbidden Planet reference.