A.M. Quickie: Presenting the Morning Picks
From today's funnypages, the early a.m. quickie...
MOST BLESSED DEVELOPMENT: Now here's a plot twist that seriously piques a Riffster's interest. Plus, now it's all beginning to make some kinda sense. Garfield held New Threat Liz at paw's length for so long because -- as he now shows his true tangerine-tinted colors -- he actually harbored a deep attraction. Given the potential for a plotline worthy of Bill the Cat in his comic ("ack!") prime, this Riffster encourages Jim Davis and His Cast of Thousands to mull the rich possibilities here. Thar's comedy gold, I tell you -- for a strip that knows a little something-something about comedy gold mines.
BEST OPENING BALLOON: If Stephan Pastis had been a journalist, he'd surely write some of the sharpest ledes in the business. As 'tis, Pastis writes some of the best opening bids in the drawin' business. Huzzahs.
BEST THREE-PANEL SETUP: Lincoln Peirce goes a lonnnng way for the fourth-panel payoff, but turns out: He's in complete control the entire time. Now that's some big-league writing, kids'-strip division. Big ups, Big Nate.
If you loved or loathed any strips today, your own riffage is invited.
| June 19, 2009; 7:00 AM ET
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