Slylock Fox (panel), 4/26/15
Slylock ditches his jet in an African zoo and is completely baffled. Max has more immediate concerns.
Gasoline Alley (panel), 4/26/15
Walt is now at least 115 years old. Statistically, the number of people who die at that age is vanishingly small — and actually declines with further increases in age! So whether he’s ready or not, we’re likely to have Walt around for a long, long, time.
Mark Trail (panel), 4/26/15
Again with the bugs! If these plagues keep up, we’ll be lucky to make it until Josh gets back on Wednesday.
Say, I’m no etymologist, but wouldn’t you have to release one hell of a lot of sterile males to compete with the wild ones? I thought there also had to be some selection bias toward the sterile males, like unusually firm probosci, or they secrete Hai Karate or something. Unless somebody can look up the answer by Wednesday, we’ll never know.
Rex Morgan, M.D. (panel), 4/26/15
Yeah, Sarah, this is the part about you being a kid that nobody else likes, either.
– Uncle Lumpy
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Dick Tracy, 4/22/15
Any gang that attracts Neil Young, Hercule Poirot, and Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn is a force to be reckoned with.
Rex Morgan, M.D., 4/22/15
Rex Morgan explores the narrow isthmus of moral terrain between “social-media shaming” and “mob hit.”
Gasoline Alley, 4/22/15
Ooh, ooh, pick me — I know this one! Parasitoids! Right, Mrs. Hatley?
Mark Trail, 4/22/15
“If this works, some of your trees might potentially not get too damaged — so it’s possible not all your years of effort were wasted, and you might not have to go completely bankrupt quite as quickly! It’s like it’s your birthday or something!”
Judge Parker, 4/12/15
As hero commenter Calvin’s Cardboard Box has meticulously documented, there are some discrepancies in this week’s story about how the evil Honey Ballenger is going to steal away Sophie’s boyfriend Derek using her sexual wiles while Sophie is stuck in this trailer park, the most obvious being that Derek is actually Honey’s boyfriend, not Sophie’s, despite Sophie’s brazen boast that she was going to steal Derek away from her. Anyway, Sam is just glad this little drama is about his daughter’s emotional life and not something important, like a high-quality laser printer that works on the go.
The best thing about the “Perfesser watches TV” installments of Shoe isn’t the jokes (obviously); it’s the overwhelming sense of despair that permeates the whole thing, as he slouches down into the chair and stares with heavy-lidded disdain at the screen that’s lighting up the otherwise darkened room. The way he’s just resting his hand in the bag of chips is a really nice touch today. How long do you think it’s been there? Hours?
Rex Morgan, M.D., 4/12/15
At last! It’s the meeting of the “Kelly is bullied at school” and “Kelly has sworn allegiance to a violent criminal organization” plots that we never knew we wanted until this moment.