Gil Thorp by Neal Rubin and Rod Whigham

Gil Thorp

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  1. Cliff1911

    Cliff1911 said, almost 4 years ago

    You guys who didn’t enjoy this football season’s storyline, that’s fine. You guys who think Jack Berrill’s old-school stuff was superior to Neal Rubin’s, you’re delusional. Neal’s been fun these last few years, so lighten up, man.

  2. chiphilton

    chiphilton said, almost 4 years ago

    My only real beef with this story was Doyle Dane. I agree with Cliff, Neal’s stories are pretty good. But this one would have been more plausible without Doyle’s “marketing campaign.” Kid comes from Ireland, finds out he has some football talent, becomes popular, gets a swelled head, then gets taken down a peg or two — it could all happen on its own. No machinations necessary.

  3. kdizzle

    kdizzle said, almost 4 years ago

    Everybody complains but everybody keeps coming back- including me. P3 is so bad I’m boycotting my bottle of Jameson’s this week-end though. Pure blarney.

  4. grshprnh

    grshprnh said, almost 4 years ago

    This strip is great, it’s the comments that suck.

  5. dutchpuppy2

    dutchpuppy2 said, almost 4 years ago

    The story was OK but Doyle made NO sense at all. He was treated as a joke by the other kids, yet Terry took his advice. That’s the biggest part that was ridiculous.

  6. JerryPulver

    JerryPulver said, almost 4 years ago

    Neal’s doing fine with the strip, glad he’s in charge. That said, this storyline was laden with lamenosity. But hope springs eternal in the heart of a Thorpalohic, and I’ll keep coming back morning after morning!

  7. bearwku82

    bearwku82 said, almost 4 years ago

    Been following Gil Thorp since 1978 so I’m all in. As I stated, an occasional championship would be nice, including the we overcame advesity to get there. Afterall, there’s nothing more American than beating adversity and pulling together as a team to reach goals. Even The Milford Knight learned a valuable Cosby Kids leason. Hey, Hey, Hey!

  8. doublepaw

    doublepaw said, almost 4 years ago

    Actually anyone who feels the older Gil stories were better has the same right to post on here as Cliff does. Anyone who feels differently is delusional to borrow an insulting phrase.

  9. Dr Rocky

    Dr Rocky said, almost 4 years ago

    I’ve been reading Gil for 46 of its 54 years. I’ll read it as long as it runs. However, the Berrill storylines were far superior to the current ones. Ideally only two new panels should be introduced each day, with the first of each day a restatement of the previous days P3. Fewer characters were used in a storyline with fewer confusing intertwined characters who never look the same twice and may not appear twice within weeks. I have all the Gil Thorp strip collections and reviewing any of the stories there you can see the night and day difference between a well constructed storyline and what we’re seeing here.

  10. sdebarr

    sdebarr said, almost 4 years ago

    Watch it with the bad jokes, kid, you’ll put your eye out

  11. sdebarr

    sdebarr said, almost 4 years ago

    What are they throwing at him? Ice cubes? Sushi rolls?

  12. Gilfan79

    Gilfan79 said, almost 4 years ago


    Hey, I resemble that remark.

  13. Have Mop Will Travel

    Have Mop Will Travel said, almost 4 years ago


    I thought they looked like fortune cookies. It made as much sense as the marketing campaign.

    Still wondering what Gil’s reaction will be when he hears how they lost the championship due to a horrible call by the ref.

  14. bearwku82

    bearwku82 said, almost 4 years ago

    Greasy Bucket burger wrappers.

  15. cuttersjock

    cuttersjock said, almost 4 years ago


    …exactly, we love the punishment of a lame story line and we wouldn’t have it any other way!
    But for you real Thorpaholics, if you want lame you have to remember Gil’s bachelor party, about 1985 I think? Embarrassing yet sublime, I think Todd Andrews was responsible….and at the time Gil was mentoring a Cub’s prospect, young Larry Cutter…ahh, memories…

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