Judge Parker: Things I Learned Today
First, I’m a huge fan of original black & white line work, and artist Mike Manley so captures the horrifying beauty of the best of EC Comics and film noir in these strips that it’s a shame they don’t get seen more.
Second, here is what I learned today:
1. Some people are very disappointed that Sophie may live, and so have re-corked their Champagne bottles and cancelled the celebratory dance.
2. Some people are very dismayed that a scene of possible death is being shown at all.
3. Some people think that when you have a woman mention bleeding this gives them carte blanche to show they possess two frayed, limp neurons in a loose slipknot for a brain that synapses with the frequency of panda copulation, thus explaining why God is now this close to handing the Earth over to the roaches.
4. Some people hope the crash area consists of nothing but Whomping Willows.
This has been a very eye-opening day.