350 – Great Things Ahead

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  1. Mike J

    Oh Brock, I love your commentary even more than the strips themselves sometimes.

    I think Spy Gal needs better taste in men. Oh wait, she’s a woman, makes sense now.

    • Brock Heasley
      Brock Heasley

      Ooh, burn. Women, you gonna let that stand?

      • Puck

        ….. Is that implying gay men are the only ones who know how to pick ‘em?

        We’d pick better men if we had a better pool of candidates to draw from! Oh wait, they’re men. That’s the best we’re gonna get. >P

        • Brock Heasley
          Brock Heasley

          Not all of us are THAT bad…

          • Puck

            Brock, from what I can tell of you from your blog posts, you’re no man. You, sir, are among the rare breed known as “gentlemen”. You don’t fall into the same pool of judgment.

  2. Meredia

    … Is that Bea Arthur and Estelle Getty?

    How many people who actually use the internet are even old enough to get that joke, Heasley?!

    • Brock Heasley
      Brock Heasley

      Well, I guess I’m old enough…and you are too! But all credit to Marc for the Golden Girls cameo–I didn’t even make the connection until I saw the second draft of the art for this strip!

    • Spike Matthews

      There’re plenty of us out here, Meredia.
      I used to love that show – and I say that as a male (straight) Brit who would have been in his twenties when it finally closed.

      Oh, and ‘Aaawww!’ for the touching last panel.

  3. Infamous Nefarious
    Infamous Nefarious

    Bingo Knight is nothing if not 100% entertainer. A consummate professional.

    And RIGHT there you can see that Spy-gal has more than just considered Jerry once or twice in the past. In fact, I bet she could see herself being quite happy with Jerry if circumstances weren’t what they currently are.

    Keep it comin boss.

    • Brock Heasley
      Brock Heasley

      Will do! What happens next… hoo boy.

  4. Sam

    My first thought was “Is that the Golden Girls behind them?”
    And then “Why is she leaning on Jerry if she told him no, stop sending the demented man mixed signals girl!”

    • Brock Heasley
      Brock Heasley

      I agree. Spy Gal is a tramp. Let’s run her out of town!

  5. Scott

    @Sam — she’s sending him mixed signals because she doesn’t really know what she wants herself.

    Jerry really should have struck out on his own and revealed his door abilities. And I’m still kinda curious about how innocent he was in his origin. He doesn’t honestly seem like a bad guy… a little messed up, but he believes too much in being a hero to be a true sociopath.

    • Brock Heasley
      Brock Heasley

      So Spy Gal might be human? No, Scott, no! She’s a SUPER hero. Someone should tell her this.

  6. praetor1983

    So much trouble is due, I can hardly wait for it.

    If Sophia leans forward and calls Jerry a bagagaloup [sp?] I will prolly fall out of my chair laughing myself stupid. (To which Dorothy should stage-whisper, “Shady Pines, Ma.”)

    I love any excuse to see The Bingo Knight and Lady Keno (two of my favourite side characters).

    Keep up the awesome work, you two!

    • Brock Heasley
      Brock Heasley

      Bingo Knight is a lot of fun to play with. His role is pretty minor in this chapter, but he’s fun. I’m sure we’ll see him again before it’s all over.

  7. Kayjay

    Jerry may be an evil SOB but The Captain is a lazy SOB. Evil is manageable, Lazy is not.

    • Brock Heasley
      Brock Heasley

      I’d still take lazy over out-and-out evil. At least with lazy I know what to expect.

  8. Dierna

    I wanna live in the Super Fogey’s universe!!! Course I’d live in any universe where Bea Arthur and Estelle Getty are still alive…. *sighs*

    But wait… are they playing Bingo or is that some sort of weird stage play they’re watching?

    • Brock Heasley
      Brock Heasley

      It’s basically both. C’mon, he’s BINGO Knight!

  9. DadaHyena

    Beautiful light and shadow effects. It’s subtle, but it works marvelously!

    • Brock Heasley
      Brock Heasley

      Agreed! Marc brings a lot to the table, but the new lighting and coloring effects are light years beyond what I was doing. Really great stuff.

  10. krheasley

    I think it’s pretty obvious why Spy Gal is doing what she’s doing. I mean, c’mon. Who could resist Jerry’s belt buckle?

    • Brock Heasley
      Brock Heasley

      Jerry is all about the bold moves. The belt buckle is just the boldest.

  11. CartoonistWill

    Wow, I wish I could have commented when I originally saw this strip, because to me it was a shocker, ha ha. Spy Gal resting her head on Jerry’s shoulder and with that look? Second thoughts stepping away told me the character was trying to comfort Jerry’s feelings of rejection being that she does care about Jerry and according to earlier chapters sees him as a little brother. Of course, she has no idea he’s a crazy stalker-nutter (and I don’t use Brit-speak often) with 3 or 4 different identities and a giant killer robot.

    Anyway, great look into the characters. I was shocked maybe for the first time – possibly fake Dr. Rocket’s death before it – by the fact that Spy Gal did this. Didn’t see it coming. Good writing taking us off guard then, Brock.

  12. CartoonistWill

    Looking back – Oh, she does have her power dampener on. Do you know how much comedy fodder you’ve missed out on by not allowing Spy Gal to phase through walls? I dunno. Probably a lot I imagine (why did it take me until JUST NOW to realize that?).

  13. CartoonistWill

    *And by “walls” I mean things in general.

  14. CartoonistWill

    I just realized that Bingo Knight’s dialogue here is actually breaking the fourth wall. It is meant in two ways: for the bingo contest, but also directly speaking to the reader. There are not many more moves left to be played in our tale before the winner of Spy Gal’s heart – if any – is crowned the victor. This is where it gets exciting. You should expect great things ahead!

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