By bats | April 8, 2011 - 11:34 am
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…I don’t know if I ever posted this mashup here.  But, since the Tucson Susan G. Komen Walk/Run is this weekend, it’s as timely as ever.

Note: I’m mentioning this mashup again because Mr. Eduardo Barreto,  who many modern readers know as the pencil behind the lovely ladies and square-jawed men of Judge Parker passed away yesterday (15 december 2011).  Amazing work and very good memories.  Godspeed, Eduardo.

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Be Safe and Happy, Everyone!


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By bats | November 16, 2010 - 9:53 am

Wedding plans plod ahead in Mary Worth, Rex Morgan tries to head Mayor Stu’s prostate off at the pass, who the hell knows what’s going on in Apartment 3-G, and Judge Parker isn’t apparently making enough money from writing to live in luxury.

Screw ’em.

What we need is good ol’ , with his good ol’ back-to-basics folksy knowledge, and his good ol’ good ol’iness…new-mt-2

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By bats | October 5, 2010 - 11:38 am

Honestly, I love Rex Morgan…it’s just that I have an odd way of showing my affection.


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By bats | September 15, 2010 - 11:14 pm
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Rex!  Rex! What is it? Does it have something to do with the current storyline?!


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By bats | August 25, 2010 - 4:25 pm

I missed it.  Maybe I’m just jaded.  You see, it’s not uncommon for things other than humans to have their say in Mark Trail.  Squirrels.  Chickadees.  Beavers.  Rusty’s camera.  Mark’s forearm.

But how could I have missed Mark literally talking out of his ass? I did. I hang my head (not quite in shame, but something or other).

To make good on this golden opportunity, here’s a little history and culture lesson.  There will be a quiz.


And in the words of Indiana Jones, “Now you’re getting nasty.”

No need to be rude, Mr. Penis-Substitute.  Mark will punch you sooner or later.  In the meantime, his butt is just as willing as you to trade bon mots.


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By bats | August 16, 2010 - 8:16 pm


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By bats | August 13, 2010 - 3:14 pm
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By bats | May 18, 2010 - 11:27 am

Every once in a while, the Narration Box for The Phantom pops out some “Old Jungle Saying,” and while I’m sure it’s wise and profound and all, they sure seem to be Phantomocentric (yes, it’s a word), as if Kit is the walking embodiment of All Things Wise and Profound.

Pthththth on that.  Wisdom can be found everywhere. You just have to know where to look for it.  (Hint: a bright yellow Narration Box is a dead giveaway).


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By bats | March 25, 2010 - 4:43 pm

Mike Manley is the face of the new faces in Judge Parker, a very talented artist who I think will do Woody Wilson’s stories and all those characters we know and love justice.

A few folks are a wee bit confused by a couple of characters.  Sam Driver and Randy Parker, being brunets, brown-eyed, and legal, tend to be mixed up.  I’m finding them pretty easy to distinguish between, with Sam’s longer hair and Randy’s brush cut.  Still, it never hurts to have the occasional refresher course.

Anyway, I’m a sucker for “field guides” of any sort (I’ve got a few, including ones on identfying holes in the ground, animal poop, and French cheeses.  I *don’t* think any of these are related.)


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