Doonesbury by Garry Trudeau

Doonesbury

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  1. AKHenderson

    AKHenderson GoComics PRO Member said, about 4 years ago

    In the last panel, Mr. Overkill looks like a formally-dressed garden gnome.

  2. Sheik Yerbouti

    Sheik Yerbouti said, about 4 years ago

    I thought that Jeff was beginning to believe his own BS, and Overkill is even worse. Jeff will make a fine office boy as long as they keep him away from the firearms.

  3. Gweedo - It's legal here !!! -  Murray

    Gweedo - It's legal here !!! - Murray GoComics PRO Member said, about 4 years ago

    I want one of those formally-dressed garden gnomes !

  4. Coyoty

    Coyoty GoComics PRO Member said, about 4 years ago

    It’s good to see Danny De Vito getting work in the comics industry.

  5. Alabama_Al

    Alabama_Al said, about 4 years ago

    GEE1A said

    Size does matter! Just ask Napoleon & Hitler,


    Whatever quirks Napoleon Bonaparte and Adolf Hitler had, they probably weren’t a result of their heights. Historians generally agree Bonaparte’s height was about 5’ 6” (give or take an inch); about average for Frenchmen of his day. Hitler’s height was 5’ 9”; again, about average for his time.

  6. Lewreader

    Lewreader said, about 4 years ago

    Jeff, nice to see a young man learn the way of the world.

  7. cdward

    cdward said, about 4 years ago

    Jeff’s a brown noser without even realizing it.

  8. Sandfan

    Sandfan GoComics PRO Member said, about 4 years ago

    Overkill motto: Death from below.

  9. corzak

    corzak said, about 4 years ago

    What’s with the ‘short theme’ this week? Is there some chairman of a private security contractor that is famously short?

  10. Morgil Ravenswing

    Morgil Ravenswing said, about 4 years ago

    Heh, as if guys Overkill’s height could GET into the military (short of being an Air Force pilot) in Nam. Not that Jeff’s bright enough to figure that out, of course.

  11. randgrithr

    randgrithr said, about 4 years ago

    Sandfan: as low as they can go.

    Ravenswing: oh no, they took anybody to be their on-the-ground cannon fodder in ‘Nam. All pilots (including AF) have a height requirement because of the way the planes are designed. Elite combat troops also have a height requirement because of this - in case they have to take over flying a plane.

    Corzak: I’m thinkin’ Trudeau has become aware of someone who’s real good at dishing out what he can’t take.

  12. PappyFiddle

    PappyFiddle said, about 4 years ago

    Hmm, d’ya spose he’s compensating for something?

  13. Justice22

    Justice22 said, about 4 years ago

    Overkill is short because he was a paratrooper and kept forgetting his ‘chute.

  14. fbjsr

    fbjsr said, about 4 years ago

    randgrithr, elite combat troops only take over flying the plane in movies. In real life if something happened to the pilot the elite combat troop would only be able to “fly” the plane to the crash site. Thats the problem with most of the people posting here. They see the movies and GT portray the CIA as a bunch of Col. Flagg from MASH types and belive it is so. If the CIA was as bumbling as you all think wouldn’t Obama, Clinton or Carter have got rid of them?

  15. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, about 4 years ago

    The A-4 “Skyhawk” McCain flew required short pilots, because the limited cockpit space required a 6’ tall “glamour boy” pilot had to about bend double to fly it. Short doesn’t dictate courage potential.

    But as with the “Red Rascal’s” exploits, I suspect Overkill Systems is run by another “stolen valor” wannabe, with the homicidal tendencies that go along with desertion, when “quitting under threat of fire” becomes a liability for political or economic gain.

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