388 – Bay-buh

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  1. Valareos

    Wait… didnt the bear knock down that trophy last strip? and it looks as if it was never touched.. It was important to Jerry to put that award back. What is it an award for?

    • CartoonistWill

      Did it? It wasn’t shown falling. Just wobbling. Whether it fell or not was not seen. The real question is, what happened? I think I know. Remember Captain Spectacular’s mostly unused and unseen secret power as mentioned and seen briefly from the earliest chapters? My hypothesis is that Cap is invisible in the room, eavesdropping on them. Could be wrong though. Otherwise, your guess is as good as mine as to why the teddy bear somehow got hit and fell.

      • WGC

        Nah. The way Cap was drinking he couldn’t be truly invisible. Unseen but definitely NOT unsmelled!

        • Brock Heasley
          Brock Heasley

          Will, that’s the best theory I’ve heard yet. I didn’t think anyone remembered that Cap has that power!

          • CartoonistWill

            Brock, I’ve been waiting for that power to come back into play, mention, or reference for a long time. A lot can be done in a story like this with the power of invisibility. I’ve honestly been keeping that power in the back of my mind. It’s easily one of those plot hole super powers where it would have come in really handy to prevent a major plot twist but the writers (not necessarily you, you’re a much tighter writer) conveniently make the superhero and reader forget the power or option exists and, if they need to address this later, make up something stupid like, “Colonel Fantasmo forgot he was a ghost and could phase through walls due to being temporarily stunned as to what he saw!” I should know, I used something like that to explain a plot hole in an earlier comic I did long ago. The truth was, I forgot the character could fly and the jokes and gags I could employ if he physically climbed up the mountain were too worth it to throw out. In retrospect, I was a bad writer. I should have come up with an acceptable plot point that would explain it, but once caught I had the character, once he reached the top and questioned by another hero, claim that he forgot he could fly… Wait, I’ve gotten horrible off topic. The point is, I’ve had that power of Cap’s in mind for a long time now. Anyway…

            Unfortunately, I see the flaws in my theory, and WGC only adds another. He’s too drunk and smelly to effectively go undetected, ESPECIALLY around Spy Gal. My earlier counter points to myself were that Cap is the kind of person who probably would just keep wallowing in self-pity and his drunken stupor. He would probably remain passive and inactive instead of being aggressive, taking the offensive, or being pro-active in any way. Unless he’s spying in jealousy or forlorn longing like Superman in Superman Returns. But Tangerine’s line, “When did Jerry get so big, anyway?” I thought could have caused Cap to find out just that. And what better way than to spy? I doubt Cap is going to take a hint from Batman any at all and go to the Library’s microfilm room and start going through old newspaper clippings or anything (not that he’d find anything useful, anyway, I’m sure). But more than likely Cap wouldn’t sneak about like that. Too proactive for him.

        • CartoonistWill

          I replied to that down below. But here’s a counter to my counter: when the teddy bear is seemingly hit by an unseen and unknown force, wobbling the trophy, it is at the moment that Spy Gal says that Jerry is handsome. Struck a nerve if it was Cap?

      • Bryan

        I forgot that!

  2. Infamous Nefarious
    Infamous Nefarious

    Smoov. Real smoov.

  3. krheasley

    I think I just threw up a little.

    And Brock, I’ve been thinking about Monsterplex a lot lately. Is there even a chance that anything will ever happen on that front?

    • Brock Heasley
      Brock Heasley

      Karen, sadly, probably not. I just don’t think my team’s enthusiasm is there for the project anymore. It’s a real shame. I’ve still got those first 60 pages all plotted out and I had lots of great ideas for the future. I suppose you never really know, but it doesn’t look good for Monsterplex.

  4. Tyler Heasley

    I’m trying to see more subtle stuff…like how Jerry has a four pack. And how he looks like Briar from Bone in the third panel.

    • Brock Heasley
      Brock Heasley

      Huh! He does look a little like Briar, doesn’t he? Crazy.

  5. Sam

    If Spy Gal had turned around in pannel two she would have said “YOUR THE THIRD MAN!!!”

    • Brock Heasley
      Brock Heasley


      Comment of the day.

  6. tmcelmurry

    I get that same reaction when I use the term Bay-Buh. :)

    Man, I just can’t get used to the fact that these two are married. This is gonna be a hard sale for Jerry to keep her at Valhalla, and especially to keep her from trying to confront Klein. He is very skilled at getting his outfit on, I would have stuck my head through that chest hole every time. :)

    • Brock Heasley
      Brock Heasley

      Me too, Todd. That’s one tricky shirt.

  7. JE Draft

    There’s a saying that is apt, here. One that, no doubt, Vanessa may have heard once or twice in her long life.

    “Marry in haste, repent at leisure.”

    • Brock Heasley
      Brock Heasley

      Very apt. Or is it? (Agreed. Seems apt.)

  8. WGC

    I just realized that that cutout on his chest is actually a cutout. So why doesn’t he have a tan line there?

    • CartoonistWill

      …because he doesn’t get outside much? lol. Anytime Jerry escapes the walls of Valhalla, it’s usually (but not always) in the persona of Dr. Klein – who wears clothes over all that – or the Third Man, who, yet again, is not susceptible to tan lines in that area….?

    • Brock Heasley
      Brock Heasley

      Lots of amazing sunblock. Plus, dude is just WHITE.

  9. Scott

    There are certain words certain people should not say. My wife has a ‘do not’ list for me. “Bay-buh” is probably one of them, I’ve never pronounced it like that.

    • Brock Heasley
      Brock Heasley

      I think we’d all be well-advised to never pronounce baby like that. Consider this strip a public service announcement.

  10. Blackbeard's Delight
    Blackbeard's Delight

    Now that Jerry is married has he retired his arrow buckle? Sorry ladies, he’s off the market, there’s nothing to see here.

  11. Ryosuke

    BANGARANG!We have a winner! The name Chasing Light is peefcrt! I’ve always loved the analogy of the sunflower, how it follows the sun. In the same way, we can be constantly looking to the Savior.Nice one, L.T.!- Chas

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