Found this one of the back of my long boxes! I remember how great this love triangle subplot was.
(Look, it’s calving season. You’re either getting stupid art or a dumb short post. But not both.)
Many thanks to Beckoning Chasm again for sending me the overlays for this.
More Animal Headed John Sunday Night!
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Getting emotional over here…not because I cry at weddings, but at the loving recreation of Montoni’s storefront! The tricolore awning, the floating pink neon letters, maroon cafe curtain with brass rings, and the mauve walls. And with a wedding taking place inside! That rear headshot of ol’ Harley is perfect too, and earns this post the backs of ears post tag. Well done!
I would have liked to see the view from the inside looking out so that we can see the “azz” sign.
Oh, and here:
(Awesome work! I absolutely love these!)
I’m looking forward to seeing more covers showing the other Westview residents he “nudged”.
Cayla marrying that putz Les. She had to be nudged. Obviously the Mopester and whichever the generic blonde is he has wet dreams about.
Or…Mopey and Boy Lisa (maybe the Julie Haggerty/Robert Hays beach scene from Airplane)
“Oh, man, you know what would be HILARIOUS? What if I ‘nudged’ those two nitwits into giving their kid a toy made out of the gun that murdered the kid’s grandfather? This is gonna be EPIC!”
(Possible part 2: “Wait, they did? But… but I didn’t ‘nudge’ them yet! Jeebus, that’s just f***ed up.”)
All I can say is…
GOT THE REFERENCE!
All hail Silver Age DC nonsense:
(Your link didn’t quite work, so I’ll include that cover here):
And also this one:
(Actually, I think there’s probably another one in there, too, but that might take a bit more digging to find.)
…And my links didn’t seem to work, either…
Sorry, Mr. Luthor.
“Otisburg. ….Otisburg? OTISBURG?!?”
“Miss Tessmacher, she’s got her own place. It’s a little bitty place.”
Let’s see James Gunn work that into his new DCEU continuity.
Replying to J.J. and Beckoning:
“Otisburg. ….Otisburg? OTISBURG?!?”
Didn’t get the reference but, thanks, Google!
(Not sure what else you were trying to post GL, so I just dropped a couple references I used. 😉 )
Thanks. I was trying to repost that Wonder Woman cover for J.J., but the second one actually was that Titanman “Superdickery” cover. (I love how much of an utter smug dick Supes looks like there.) (I mean, not as much of a smug dick as Les, but, y’know… few are…)
(But that Aunt May/Doctor Octopus wedding story… the sheer absurdity of the story itself – even knowing why Ock was trying to marry May, it still doesn’t make a damn bit of sense – tainted by the decades-later retcon that they, um… had some premarital relations. At Aunt May’s insistence. Thanks, Marvel, didn’t need to know that.)
Man, the guys certainly liked to pursue Lois Lane! 😂
My Dad didn’t have many comics aside from hardbound golden age compilations but he did have this one.
Quite possibly the first comic book I ever read. I wish I knew where it is nowadays. A shame if Dad threw it out.
Luckily, though, for all the randos chasing after Lois, even when she married one, it didn’t count, because they never consummated the marriage.
We know this, because editor Mort Weisenger oh so helpfully said so. (In response to a fan letter.) Mort was… a character, to be sure. (In Funky, the editor that hired a 12-year-old Mitchell Knox and then mentally tormented him to the point he became the Sensational Character Find of 2022 was 100% Weisenger.)
Dorothy Parker–“You can lead a Bean’s End horticulturist to water, but you can’t make him think! Or tell a joke, I guess.”
Did you see the comments yesterday? The GoComics people just can’t stand snarkers. Almost makes me want to post there.
Just be warned that snark tends to get removed without notice, because they apparently REALLY can’t stand snarkers over there.
I try to avoid the comments at GoComics, though when I’ve posed a question or made a polite observation, I am generally met with an equally polite response.
But in the main (to borrow a phrase) the commentors seem to think that the strips are real events in the real world occurring to real people.
Now, in my various fandoms I’ve certainly been caught up in the characters in the properties I follow, to the extent that I feel an emotional connection to them, but I always recognized that it’s all fictional.
The commentors over at GoComics remind me of the denizens of Bedside Manors. Or the coffee shop Crankshaft crew. If I happen to barge in, I smile and back out as unobtrusively as I can.
I find it weird that there are not one but two outlets for accessing Crankshaft online. GoComics seems to be the “official” channel. I’d never heard of Arcamax until they started running CS, but that’s been my go-to in the post-Comics Kingdom era.
The forums definitely have a different vibe, and GoComics seems to be more moderated. The comments at Arcamax are powered by Disqus, the service that Comics Kingdom ditched toward the end of FW’s run. One thing I appreciate about both sites is that so far, past strips are freely accessible. I don’t know how many times I used up my free previews at CK.
When you remember the stupid thing Lizard Woman did and the stupid reason why, it’s even funnier.
Two terrific covers. I’m really looking forward to The Complete Timemop, Volume 1. Has anyone seen the publication date on Kent State’s website?
Black Squirrel Press dropped this title and replaced it with Cranky Panky.
Someone please, you gotta somehow work Rip Tide-Scuba Cop into the Timemop series. I mean, Rip would probably always be dripping all over everything, would he not?
“Nice work defusing that WWII Japanese torpedo, Mr. Tide. No, no, don’t give it a second thought, I’ll grab the shop vac.”
I was poking around on that ungainly blog of his earlier today, and I noticed it’s titled “The Komix Thoughts Blog”. I guess I just overlooked it or ignored it before, but seeing it today, I was stricken by how unbelievably stupid it is. “The Komix Thoughts”…duh.
It’s a bit past beer o’clock but yeah, I’ll try to give it a shot. Not sure when, but “Mop vs Cop” definitely has a ring to it.
“Well, at last we meet again, Mr. Tide.”
“My scuba equipment…it’s not…I don’t seem to be able to remember how any of this works…what’s happening to me???”
“I traveled back in time and nudged you right out of the Scuba Police Academy, Mr. Tide. You were NEVER DIVE CERTIFIED! BWHAAA HA HA HA HA!!!!”
I’m working on it! But first…DHS H John.
Ahhh, it’s good that I can still come here for a good laugh. Excellent work, one and all!