February 28, 2009
Panel 1: Hmmm....Buck can be dangerous when he's scared, Ken can be dangerous when he's bankrupt. I think Patty Frampton needs to hang out with a better class of man (or woman).
Panel 2: The Jackelrod Sphere is many things (e.g., trapped in the 1950s, semi-transparent, a pervert), but subtle is not one of them. Mark tells Patty F. it's best to stay out of his way and then the JS tells us that Buck is headed in Ken's direction. I believe this is what they call foreshadowing. Ham-handed, yes, but still foreshadowing.
Panel 3: I wonder if that lump growing out of Buck's chest is malignant? Or maybe it's a tick. That'd be an easy way to end this serial. Buck impales Ken, Buck dies of blood-loss from the giant tick sucking blood straight from his heart, Patty Frampton runs off to Ottawa with Cherry Trail, Mark settles in to a life of quiet androgynous ass-kicking with his silent Howdy-Doody partner. I like it.
March 2, 2009
Panel 1: This is a plausible scene.
Panel 2: This is not a plausible scene. I mean, the picture is plausible, but the narration not so much. Given Buck's poly-amorous nature, it's perfectly reasonable for Ken to look horrified when Buck starts running at him with a glint in his eye. But the narration box? Puh-lease. You know when deer attack people? When that person has JUST shot one and approaches the purportedly dead deer without checking for actual mortality and given a coup de grace if it's required. In those situations, deer have been known to rise up and attack the hunter. You know when deer DON'T attack people? When they're running away from them at full bore. Here Ken is in the big, wide forest and Buck decides that Ken is "blocking his escape." Riiiiiight. But see, "Local lobbyist repeatedly stabbed by wild buck."
Panel 3: My griping aside, this is a great image.