358 – What About You?

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  1. Richard

    Um, I’m seeing ads but no strip inbetween’em.

    • Bryan

      I’m not seeing anything, either.

  2. artisan54

    you’re right no pile of stuffed animals. no strip either. Ha

  3. Paul

    The ‘Walking Diagonally’ strip was missing earlier as well.

  4. tmcelmurry

    I think the Captain’s gonna railroad his future with Spy Gal on his own. :) Spy Gal is definitely taking charge here. I love The Thrice Evil’s response.

    • Brock

      Spy Gal is a take charge kind of, uh, gal! You’re gonna see that in a big way over the course of the next couple weeks.

  5. artisan54

    she asked the wrong question. it ISN’T his robot but he did build it. glad to see everything is back to normal on the site.

    • Brock

      Too true. That there Dr. Rocket is playing semantics!

  6. Brock

    Somehow, the below comment by JEDraft went through on the old server. I present it here without comment.

    “So — you’re writing Captain Spectacular again purposely to make me hate him? How am I supposed to believe that this guy was ever a hero? Was ever dynamic? Ever actually worked up the energy to get outside his own head? Is the problem that he’s basically falling into senile dementia? Does he love Spygal or not? Does he have any sense of responsibility or not? There’s a bloody giant robot outside, rampaging and he plunks another quarter in. How am I supposed to believ e that? Why is this guy even on the logo for this strip? At no point ever can I actually believe that a realistic woman chearacter would ever be attracted to this guy. At no point have I ever had any great interest in him. Geeeeeeez …”

  7. Mike J

    98% of all giant robots, seems like a stereotype to me ;)

    In line with JEDraft’s comment, I can’t decide if it’s in character for him or not, to be honest. His old hero self? Certainly not. But as you look back at the lows that he fell to in his life, maybe he really is completely burnt out. He’s lost the traits that made him a hero. What SpyGal is really interested in is Old Cap’n, which is why they’ve been having troubles. She may want to believe that the Old Cap’n is still in there, but it’s so buried beneath all his carp (yes, carp) that he’s not the same person, not the same hero.

    • Brock Heasley
      Brock Heasley

      You make some good points, Mike. I think when we have history with somebody (especially history as long as the one Spy Gal and Cap share), it can sometimes be difficult to see who a person IS because the memory of who they WERE is so strong.

  8. Scott

    Looks like one of my comments got eaten. It was short and to the point though: Jerry might be nuts, but at least he does something.

    • Brock Heasley
      Brock Heasley

      Too true. Can’t accuse Jerry of sitting on his butt all day.

      Sorry about the missing comments. We had a transition period there but it’s all worked out now. Comment with confidence!

  9. Infamous Nefarious
    Infamous Nefarious

    I dunno man….. 98% is a ratio you can’t argue with there. It says to me that his robots are in high demand. And if they’re in such high demand then it has to be because he’s a manufacturer that despots and megalomaniacs can trust for high quality, reliable mega-robot uber-engineering. I don’t wanna think that it’s because they could just be globally scaled mass produced crap either…. I mean, those things aren’t cheap. I’ve got 3 and only finished paying the lease on the 2nd one….. Might have to mortgage the wife to get a jump start paying on the 3rd one.

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