For Better or For Worse by Lynn Johnston

For Better or For Worse

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  1. legaleagle48

    legaleagle48 said, about 2 years ago

    There’s your answer, Mike!

  2. hsawlrae

    hsawlrae said, about 2 years ago

    What a MARVELOUS IDEA. I’m sure it would sell.

  3. Arye Uygur

    Arye Uygur said, about 2 years ago

    I think they look pretty tall for their age.

  4. psychlady

    psychlady said, about 2 years ago

    That’s exactly why you don’t have a key, Michael!!

  5. emilychloestella

    emilychloestella said, about 2 years ago

    For the black smudges, I think that happened because there are no smudges on the back of their clothes but there are on the front.

  6. Manhunter808

    Manhunter808 said, about 2 years ago

    In panel 4, the blonde kid is holding a baseball bat… methinks between panels 3 & 4 they played some baseball and got dirty… perfect for going in and “looking after” Mike’s house.

  7. Manhunter808

    Manhunter808 said, about 2 years ago

    Oops… the kid next to the blonde kid is holding the bat. (Can’t tell the players without a program .. and better glasses)

  8. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    Lynn’s Notes:
    Some of Aaron’s friends did have keys to their houses, but again, the town was so small that we all looked out for each other. In general, the kids didn’t get into too much trouble. Small towns are a relatively safe environment for kids — which is probably why they all say they can’t wait to leave when they hit their teen years!

  9. legaleagle48

    legaleagle48 said, about 2 years ago

    Not the key, howtheduck, the house to which the key belongs. You aren’t really that much of a literalist, are you?

  10. yankeetexan

    yankeetexan said, about 2 years ago

    a) you only see the BACK of them in panel 1
    b) your right
    c) it’s his shirt and in all panels it’s drooping.
    NO breasts
    because of the conversation Ellie & Anne had the other day about how Anne missed their times together now that Ellie is working & missed the kids too… I’m betting this is Ellie’s way of solving all problems. JMO

  11. dsom8

    dsom8 said, about 2 years ago

    You really have to wonder about people who have nothing better to do than criticize a comic strip. You would think that if a person doesn’t like a strip they just wouldn’t read it. People who do that in real life are obnoxious and are not fun to have around. They’re no fun here either.

  12. legaleagle48

    legaleagle48 said, about 2 years ago

    @dsom8

    Neither are people who have nothing better to do than criticize other people for criticizing the strip. At least we’re staying on-topic.

  13. legaleagle48

    legaleagle48 said, about 2 years ago

    Don’t be so literal. Lynn was actually referring to the fact that so few of the kids in her neighborhood were “latch-key kids” who didn’t need that much supervision because her small town was relatively safe. Notice that she says that not all of them had their own house keys — and there was no doubt a good reason that they didn’t!

  14. firebrand1

    firebrand1 said, about 2 years ago

    It took adulthood for Mike to figure out this one .

  15. comicsssfan

    comicsssfan said, about 2 years ago

    “This is an odd joke. This group of kids cannot be trusted to look after a key? I guess Elly figures Mike would lose it, but there must be more to the joke than that.”
    -—————————-
    They could break into the liquor cabinet. There is a sense the boys can’t be trusted.

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