Morning Quickie: Good Cat, Bad Spidey
RIFFING, AND RIFFLING, THROUGH THE MORNING TOONS...
GET FUZZY: Some of Bucky Katt's qualities are beginning to alarm me. Specifically, the ones that he and I apparently share. A quick spot-check:
Uncontrollable punning? Check.
Urge to mash up TV premises for fun and profit? Double-check.
Suddenly, I feel a kinship to BK that I am not entirely comfortable with. (Note to self: Make appointment to see doctor. Perhaps even a vet.)
JUDGE PARKER: It must be said. For someone who thinks she's all-that-girlfriend, Marcie has some seriously bad '80s hair. If we could see below the lowever panel-level, we would surely find her wearing chunky leg-warmers. And by week's end, we expect to see some pink headbands straight outta Olivia Newton-John's "Let's Get Physical" video.
CUL DE SAC: Thank you, O Richard Thompson. I had not really dwelled on those ball-poppin' preschool push-toys since, oh, preschool. You, sir, evoke it with a specificity that summons childhood but precisely. (Pop, pop, pop!)
BEETLE BAILEY: There are SO many questions I'd like to pose to Miss Buxley, if not the entire Walker clan. To wit: WhatEVER does Miss B. see in Beetle that she's willing to foot his bill? What, precisely, don't we know about "everybody's favorite" slacker private that makes him such a catch? The mind reels, the imagination boggles -- and we hope someday, Beetle's secret attributes will be known.
RHYMES WITH ORANGE: Is every OTHER syndicated cartoonist a Boston Red Sox fan, or does it just seem that way??? Just sayin'.
THE (UN-)AMAZING SPIDER-MAN: Saving my real rant for last: Somehow, the physics of that door in the second and third panels are entirely wrong. From the shadow that the door casts (second panel) to the door's subsequent position (third panel), it feels "off." In other words: Today's strip needed a continuity team just as they have for Spidey's Hollywood flicks.
Those are my bouquets, bon mots and bickerings today. What are yours?
| May 13, 2009; 7:30 AM ET
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