Gil Thorp by Neal Rubin and Rod Whigham

Gil Thorp

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  1. dutchpuppy2

    dutchpuppy2 said, over 4 years ago

    Umm…the name rings a bell, Steve Boone. Help me out with the “history” guys.

  2. chiphilton

    chiphilton said, over 4 years ago

    For once one of my predictions has come true.

  3. supplier

    supplier said, over 4 years ago

    Is it just me or did that scrawny kid just grow into a running back for this years football team between panels 1 and 2?

  4. bearwku82

    bearwku82 said, over 4 years ago

    Yes, I can see Noah growing and “filling out” under the careful tutelage of Coach Thor p. Inquiring minds want to know if Molly Kinsella is caddying at MCC this summer.

  5. Gilfan79

    Gilfan79 said, over 4 years ago

    Supplier seems to be on to something here. I think it’ time to start testing the boys at the caddy shack for HGH.

  6. jamesmcl0828

    jamesmcl0828 said, over 4 years ago

    It’s not HGH. n panel 2 Gil merely touches Noah and, like a miracle, Noah morphs into a football player.

  7. zipperg

    zipperg said, over 4 years ago

    @ Lureman; I can’t place a Steve Boone either. I’ll be 68 this month and have been reading the strip since its inception. I’ll bet nobody remembers the shortstop, Zip Gust.

  8. LngJhnAg

    LngJhnAg said, over 4 years ago

    Zipperg – I’m turning 65 next week and I can remember zip, so not Zip.

    As for Steve Boone. Yep, it was quite a story line. Ya see, Steve is the oldest son of Pat, and Steve coulda been in Pat’s entourage, but he decided to play football for Gil. Except he wasn’t good enough to make first string, so he ended up in Marty Moon’s entourage instead. Now that he’s grown older, he has to hide in his small closet because Marty is still looking for the only member of his fan club. In time, Marty will drink himself into forgetfulness, and Steve will be able to come out of the closet… errr….

  9. miffedmax

    miffedmax said, over 4 years ago

    Yes jamesmcl0828, and St. Gil shall perform a similar laying on of the hands for Steve and cure his scrofula, and gout, and plague, and verily, his PTSD.

  10. Bluedarter

    Bluedarter said, over 4 years ago

    Gil doesn’t remember Steve Boone either. You coach every damn sport in school, the kids all become a blur.

  11. Uncle Kaz

    Uncle Kaz said, over 4 years ago


    Of course… I am shocked that no one else remembers Steve. Considering Noah’s age, it was about 6 years ago. Steve obviously played around time time of Stormy Hicks. I searched the archives and found him in P3 on the October 26, 2006. He is unnamed of course, but wearing his lucky #45. The likeness is uncanny. See here:

  12. JerryPulver

    JerryPulver said, over 4 years ago

    Steve Boone? Doesn’t ring any bells …

  13. Have Mop Will Travel

    Have Mop Will Travel said, over 4 years ago

    @Uncle Kaz

    Dang Kaz, you have a great eye, can’t argue with you on that one.

    On another note, I guess Gil’s awesome coaching decisions were no better 6 years ago than they are today.

  14. wesmorgan1

    wesmorgan1 said, over 4 years ago

    Steve Boone will wind up to be one of those backgorund “whatever happened to…” guys. He was never a star, nor did he win any championships, but Gil takes care of EVERYONE who played for him. He will, of course, work the backstory out of Noah as they “catch up.”

  15. ldmcdog

    ldmcdog said, over 4 years ago

    Steve Boone is the bass player for the Lovin’ Spoonful. Somehow, Gil will take credit for his success." Hot town, summer in the city" of Milford

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