Saturday, February 23, 2013

Sad Saturday Comics

Saturday is the bargain basement bin of the newspaper comics industry.  Since newspaper sales are low on Saturday, the bottom of the barrel comics get trotted out on Saturday. I assume that since millions of people aren't chained to their desks on Saturday, the comic strips aren't desperately needed to get a chuckle out of the horrible workday. Let's see what comics rate the review today:

Baldo by Hector D. Cantu and Carlos Castellanos:

Papi is off to get a triple cheeseburger and can't walk up the four flights of stairs.  If this were Crankshaft or Funky Winkerbean, Papi would be clutching his chest in the fourth panel while the little kid has to find someone with a cell phone to call 9-1-1. Yeah, that Funky Winkerbean brings the pathos.  I don't think Cantu and Castellanos are ready to kill off Papi Baldo here, but it's nice to know that the Crankshaft crowd will be disappointed that there is no follow-up heart attack humor continuing  boredom.
The Lost Bear by Bradley Trevor Grieve:
Another T.S. Eliot reference in the comics this week? Remember, earlier this week  I got to flex my Liberal Arts Degree muscles on Wednesday in Herb and Jamaal.  Granted, the Herb and Jamaal quote was from a preface to a collection of poems by another poet and this is from his poem, The Hollow Men. Of course, this masterpiece of desperation, desolation, and death by Eliot is transformed into a toy monkey with cymbals thwarted in his attempt to end the world. That's pretty desolate all on its own right there.


Nancy by Guy Gilchrist:
Yes, sit outside in the snow, you hideous mutants. Wait for sweet hypothermia to take you.  


Non Sequitur by Wiley Miller:

Always go out on a fart joke.  You can't lose. 


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