By bats | August 26, 2019 - 1:02 pm

…absolutely top-notch, first-rate artwork from the folks penning Prince Valiant these days (up to and including the usual toss-away panel):

This is beautiful!! Of course, I end up doodling around with it (ah, the good old days of the Phantom and the Spirit Lioness!):

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By bats | July 21, 2019 - 1:45 pm

I haven’t paid attention to The Phantom because it was in the midst of some storyline (I think) of a kidnapping and a villainous female despot. Maybe he’ll have a talking chimp or a fierce lioness or that strange little guy who wears a lampshade for a hat in the next one. In the meantime, I’ll just let him relax…or maybe not.

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Just because the Comics Curmudgeon’s Nehemiah Scudder started it! Well, it started with a very cryptic Love is…, devoid of all those silly things like articles:  Love is… man in apron. (WTF? Are they charging more for one- and two- letter words now?)

I’ll ask permission to see if he lets his masterpieces be displayed here. In the meantime:

love is cat in air

When you’re in love, is it possible NOT to shake your ganderbag?

love is everybody dancing

Speaking of disco, I’m still missing you, Dingo, as if it isn’t obvious:

love is turkey leg

And my personal favorite, suggested by CC’s Liam:

love is man in  boat


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I’m pretty sure I was wrong.  But CC’s Mr O’Mally suggested something:

New Phantom

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…not that several folks involved mind.

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Bad guy gives them the ol’ song-and-dance, about Mark being the real bad guy…AND CHERRY BUSTS HIM IN THE CHOPS!  I am not making this up!  Of course, I won’t show you the original strip (check it out 12/12/13), but I will mash it!

Big thanks to CC’s Droopy for a GREAT idea!

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By bats | December 6, 2013 - 2:00 pm

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By bats | December 4, 2013 - 1:28 pm

…but it’s the little details that really count.

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So it seems an Earnest Journalist wants to meet the mysterious Bandar.  Hint, Blondie: when 100% of the populace polled say “stay away!”, this might bear some deep consideration.

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By bats | November 9, 2013 - 7:18 am

…when you have no idea what’s been going on in a storyline.

(Ghost whips it out whenever he can. — Old Jungle Saying!)

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By bats | May 11, 2013 - 9:40 pm

I was out of town the past week (Vegas, Baby! Hardware trade show, WOO!), and I missed action (Beth cooks Tom dinner! Lu Ann whines at Margo! Heather whines at June! and a Metric Butt-ton of genuine wolves ‘n’ wilderness in Mark Trail!) in many of the strips.

However, the Evil Bush Pilot snarking at The Phantom while focusing genuine Binoc-U-Vision(tm) on him is just beautifully rendered, and Kit waving E.B. P.’s wallet and I.D. at him is classic!

So  of course, I’m gonna screw with it.

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Twice!  It. Is. THAT. Good.

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By bats | May 3, 2013 - 4:54 pm

Well, not really.  But Bruce does the computery stuff on this site, so I’m letting him have some business card space with Kit.

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