By bats | November 26, 2010 - 10:30 am
Posted in Category: Markin' the Trail, Most maryWorthy

Look! Leftovers! (Or “more of the same,” if you prefer.)

The Courtship of Adrian’s Father proceeds apace:


And the sexy,  sexy Kelly Welly (hey, I don’t quite see it that way, but I haven’t been reading Mark Trail for as long as the folks at the Comics Curmudgeon have) schemes to get into Mark’s sharply-pressed khaki trousers:


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By bats | November 25, 2010 - 11:48 am

None of the serial comics gave a nod to Thanksgiving (maybe they have a large readership in Canada and don’t want to confuse the folks north o’ the border, up Edmonton way…).  Instead, it’s vulgarity and innuendo as usual…


Yep.  And we did mention “innuendo,” right?


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By bats | November 24, 2010 - 4:20 pm
Posted in Category: Cameo Appearances

I don’t read Love is… unless someone at the Comics Curmudgeon notes something particularly heinous about a certain strip.  So why on earth did I go at look at today’s?

Probably to recycle (it’s the right thing to do) an old mashup from around this time last year (courtesy of CC’s Dingo, a man of many appetites):


And then CC’s Écureuil Écumant noted that the operational appendage is reversible.  Yep, that’s what you get with a product proudly made in the States.  USA!  USA!  USA!


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By bats | November 23, 2010 - 11:19 am
Posted in Category: Trust Me, I'm a Doctor

Sometimes, like Rex Morgan M.D., I just gotta let the speech balloons and dialog ramble.  Of course, it’s just about the top for me when it’s Rex coming along for the ramble.


By bats | - 11:12 am
Posted in Category: Cameo Appearances, Most maryWorthy

The 22 November Mary Worth and Jumble both allude to a similar malady (and yes, the answer to Jumble is “LAME EXCUSE”), with Dr. Jeff and his gimpy knees and the guy in Jumble having a bag of donuts accompany his tardy alibi.

Coincidence?  Maybe, but I think it’s just better that if a cartoonist is going to be out sick or on vacation, it’s best if the paper uses re-runs rather than depend on other cartoonists to fill in.  Unfortunate things can happen:


By bats | - 11:02 am
Posted in Category: Cameo Appearances

All right.  When it’s a typical “Love is…” cartoon with this illustration and the caption “…the back story.“, what the deuce am I supposed to think?!


And even when teh secks is even a little more pedestrian, it still manages to be somewhat ookie:


When correctly viewed,
Everything is lewd!

— Tom Lehrer

Be Safe and Happy, Everyone!


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By bats | November 20, 2010 - 3:32 pm
Posted in Category: Most maryWorthy

…the ugly, irrefutable truth!


Still, there’s a balance of power, and Mary can quickly re-exert her dominance.

Particularly when there’s the slightest chink in the armor of confidence.


How can she do it? Why can she do it?  Because that’s just the way Mary Worth rolls!

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On the other hand, Ghost Who Mends Fences knows how to finesse a lady when he needs to!


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By bats | November 19, 2010 - 11:59 am


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