Candorville by Darrin Bell

Candorville

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  1. Jim P

    Jim P GoComics PRO Member said, 11 months ago

    A good ship and true….a cargo ship but one that was frequently in harm’s way and carried out her duties to the tune of five battle stars.

    Well worth a read:

    http://www.history.navy.mil/danfs/a6/alhena.htm

  2. Tacopielvr

    Tacopielvr said, 11 months ago

    Sure, why not Mr. Bell? It would be our pleasure.

  3. lmikesdc

    lmikesdc said, 11 months ago

    And a picture of:
    http://www.history.navy.mil/photos/images/n20000/n24236.jpg

  4. Rugeirn Drienborough

    Rugeirn Drienborough said, 11 months ago

    You know, if I’m headed to the afterlife, and it’s going to be the pleasant version of the afterlife awarded to the deserving folks like Mr. Bell, I would certainly expect somethingg a little less skanky than Amtrak. How about something more like the comfort and style of a first-class corporate jet?

  5. Judy Waddle

    Judy Waddle said, 11 months ago

    That’s not a train. It’s a bus.

  6. The Bluckwells

    The Bluckwells said, 11 months ago

    Should be a good trip

  7. prrdh

    prrdh said, 11 months ago

    @Jim P

    Thanks for that.
    I had an uncle in the Airborne Engineers in the PTO at that time. I wonder if the Alhena ever supplied his unit. If they did, and the cargo was Spam, I’m afraid he was probably ungrateful.

  8. prrdh

    prrdh said, 11 months ago

    Some more USS Alhena links:
    http://books.google.com/books/about/USS_ALHENA_AKA_9.html?id=teL4ugAACAAJ
    http://www.history.navy.mil/photos/images/n20000/n24236c.htm
    A shipmate: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=86138237
    http://www.navsource.org/archives/10/02/02009.htm
    http://www.shipscribe.com/usnaux/AKA/AKA09.html

  9. Gokie5

    Gokie5 said, 11 months ago

    @Rugeirn Drienborough

    “How about something more like the comfort and style of a first-class corporate jet?”
    Somehow, I don’t think that a man with Mr. Emmett Roscoe Bell, Sr.’s integrity and sense of what is important, would expect or want a fancy conveyance.

  10. BrianLupiani

    BrianLupiani said, 11 months ago

    @Gokie5, thanks very much for your note in yesterday’s Arlo and Janis directing people to Candorville. What a great storyline to be an introduction to this wonderful stip.

    Thanks also to Darrin Bell for sharing hi grandfather with us.

  11. Redkaycei Repoc

    Redkaycei Repoc said, 11 months ago

    @Judy Waddle

    A bus with multiple cars?

  12. 1995Sidecar

    1995Sidecar said, 11 months ago

    My guess is that we travel into the afterlife on a vehicle we know. Lamont and Mr. Bell are probably more familiar with trains than corporate jets.

  13. packratmac

    packratmac GoComics PRO Member said, 11 months ago

    Beautiful!

  14. CoBass

    CoBass said, 11 months ago

    @THEVIC IOUSDOUG MARTIG

    Oh, a bus! Well, that certainly explains why in Tuesday’s strip we see it pulling up on rails.

    It’s not a bus, nor is it Amtrak. Notice the big “M” on the front? It’s commuter rail, like Chicago’s Metra’s, or maybe something like Washington D.C.’s Metro system, which runs underground in the city center but above ground in the suburbs.

  15. CamiSu

    CamiSu GoComics PRO Member said, 11 months ago

    And in the first frame it does say “on the train…”

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