569 – Don’t Call Him a Communist When You’ve Been One For a Year

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  1. Kung Pow
    Kung Pow
    • Brock Heasley
      Brock Heasley

      Haha! Perfect, great clip.

  2. Michael Kinyon

    When SuperFogeys reaches the end of its run, I, for one, am looking forward to the follow-up comic, The Sucktacular Suckface.

    • Brock Heasley
      Brock Heasley

      As do we all.

  3. JimmyMuraco

    Does Spy Gal have a new power where Suckface’s fist goes through her like a ghost? (Or did she have that all along and I just missed that?) Some awesome artwork!

    • billydaking

      One of Spy Gal’s powers always has been phasing, so should could go through walls or things could pass through her. That’s why Dr. Klein/Jerry had the power dampener on her; so she simply wouldn’t phase through the walls of Vahalla and go home.

      I think this strip is a first–somebody other than Space Pig showing concern for Sam.

      • Brock Heasley
        Brock Heasley

        billydaking is correct. She’s a phaser! See the fight between Spy Gal and Zurida back in Chapter 15 for its most ample usage.

      • JimmyMuraco

        Ah, thanks for clearing that up for me!

  4. gnrrrg

    If we didn’t know Spy Gal’s powers that last panel would be more worrisome.

    • Brock Heasley
      Brock Heasley

      Yes, and it seems some have taken it that way!

  5. KentDA

    I actually had to read the character bio on Sam to find out what his powers are. I honestly don’t recall we’ve EVER seen him use them, ever. I might be wrong of course, but I don’t recall it.

    That said, it should be rather interesting to see how the dogpile (or attempt) works against a guy who has both Superhuman Strength AND Agility.

    • Brock Heasley
      Brock Heasley

      I think you’re right. Sam using his powers is a rare thing. He’s basically Captain America, just, y’know, old and Russian (sort of).

  6. Andrew

    I for one love how Spy Gal couldn’t appear less concerned with Suckface attacking her in panel 3 and checks on Sam. Suckface is superhuman but doesn’t exactly appear to be the fittest fiend around. Is the plan to let him simply swing ineffectually at her until he gets tired out or suffers a heart attack from the exertion? Now that I’ve said that, I’m rooting for heart attack simply because I think it would be the most unexpected ending to a super fight ever. And also hysterical. “Prepare to die you old – Gragghh! Ambulance, call . . . an ambulance . . . ” He’s big enough, she could also just stand inside him until and laugh while he tries to figure out what to do.

    • Brock Heasley
      Brock Heasley

      I’ve always wondered why Kitty Pryde doesn’t just do that–stand inside someone and threaten to go solid. I guess she’d die in the process to that’s a bad plan, but still.

  7. CartoonistWill

    Hey, Brock! Marc!

    It’d been a couple weeks or so since I last checked in, so when I got back and saw this – WOAH! Was I confused!! lol. It’s a bold move to jump a year later, but it only means that you know where the story is going and what’s going to happen (and I don’t), so you know that this is the best direction to take the plot. DIGGING (as in loving) the new redesigns for both of these characters! Which is saying something, because redesigns on beloved characters can be risky! I didn’t know that was Sam at first – thought it was the Captain (where is he? A favorite character of mine, despite imperfections) – but that design is perfect. I agree with Brock – it’s better in ways than the original (more militaristic, but less superhero; still, it looks great). I’m also loving Spy Gal’s return to her superhero roots by seeming to maintain her normal costume, except adding that FABULOUS coat! No, I’m not fruity, I just think it’s fabulous. Really. lol. I loved her original hair style from back in the day, but this style suits a post-apocalyptic America story much better, lol. And Suckface? Totally reminding me of a DC space-originating bounty hunter in many ways… Which is good! Much love for Suckface! Glad to finally see him in the strip! (previously I think we see his cell door in the Dictator Tot origin set in HEL; have I ever mentioned that’s an awesome name for a Supervillain prison?).

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