Gil Thorp by Neal Rubin and Rod Whigham

Gil Thorp

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  1. chiphilton

    chiphilton said, over 1 year ago

    I’ve never commented on the absence of the Thorps’ kids before, but we might as well face it. They’re gone. There is precedent. The original My Three Sons were Mike, Robbie and Chip. Mike got married, Steve Douglas adopted Ernie, and after a couple of references to Mike being on his honeymoon, he was never referred to again. In the original Great Airport Mystery, the Hardy Boys and their friends graduated from Bayport High. The next book they were back in high school, and the graduation was never mentioned again. It’s obvious Neal has decided Gil and Mimi should be childless, and we’ll just have to live with it.

  2. Wieswald

    Wieswald said, over 1 year ago

    Not true, chiphilton. The Thorpe children were transported to Nibiru via an alein portal designed by Heaven’s Gate which was a ruse by Aesopian fundamentalists to promote their Old World Order agenda. The Thorpe children escaped almost certain transformation into Pentecostals but found themselves trapped in an ethereal La Grange point for 42 Drac-sim rotations and returned to the strip as troubled teens. The recent Irish interloper Ghallagher was actually one of the Tolecs of the Andromeda Council sent to free the Thorpe children but his efforts were thwarted by the unexpected arrival of Evil Gil, who persuaded Doyle the Dim to organize a cabal of Stepford wives from the future who had gone back in time to corrupt the dinosaurs, organizing them into a reptilian alQueda which ultimately mass suicide in a predetermined location intended to enslave the future nation known as “Gawd’s Own ’Murica” and bring it under the control of King Faisal and Little Richard after the latter arranged the assassination of Duck Ellington in the future pluperfect past. This plan, however, was in turn thwarted by Coach Kaz who, disguised as Pope Alexander VI, was the REAL father of the Thorpe children.

    And THAT is the REAL reason the kids have not appeared in the strip in recent memory.

  3. grshprnh

    grshprnh said, over 1 year ago

    At least Thorp still stays true with “Merry Christmas”!
    @wieswald..you are scary man.

  4. JerryPulver

    JerryPulver said, over 1 year ago

    @Wieswald

    Now I finally know what this strip is about. Merry Christmas to all fellow Thorp fanatics!

  5. Gilfan79

    Gilfan79 said, over 1 year ago

    It’s bad enough we don’t know where the Thorp children are, although the variety of explanations here this Christmas already provide sufficient evidence we need our own Warren Commission to unravel the mystery. But the big question is why in the heck is Kaz celebrating the holiday at the Thorp house (with what appears to be that lady from the softball team, and her child is probably now missing)?

  6. decten1968

    decten1968 said, over 1 year ago

    And here I was predicting an appearance by the family dog too . . . sigh

  7. miffedmax

    miffedmax said, over 1 year ago

    Merry Christmas, you lunatics.

  8. bearwku82

    bearwku82 said, over 1 year ago

    Merry Christmas my fellow Thor p followers. That’s Kaz’s squeeze Kelly, who we haven’t heard or seen in at least a year. I suppose Coach Matt Shaw will spend Christmas washing dirty basketball gear and trainer Rick Scott will be taping ankles and running the whirlpool.

  9. Have Mop Will Travel

    Have Mop Will Travel said, over 1 year ago

    I got excited for a second when I first saw the strip, I thought Kaz and his horny friend were the Thorpe kids all grown up. (Kaz looks like he lost some weight since 2 days ago.) Now I’m just pissed, why doesn’t Steve get invited to the Thorpes for the holiday? Oh sure, when the floors are filthy I’m the first person they think of…

  10. Have Mop Will Travel

    Have Mop Will Travel said, over 1 year ago

    And not timeout? Gil always calls timeout on Christmas!

  11. mgbbobby

    mgbbobby said, over 1 year ago

    Two words “Witness Protection” Just sayin’

  12. Cliff1911

    Cliff1911 said, over 1 year ago

    Ralph and Alice Kramden adopted a baby in one episode, and he brought three dogs home from the pound in another. They all disappeared. Thorp’s kids, same thing. Merry Christmas and the Thorpiest new year to all.

  13. wmac8898

    wmac8898 said, over 1 year ago

    Merry Christmas, everybody.

    Personally, I think it’s inappropriate for the Thorps to have a swingers party on Christmas, but we each celebrate in our own way.

  14. GilTherapist

    GilTherapist said, over 1 year ago

    Call off the Amber Alert….they’re never coming home.

  15. cbcomicsfan

    cbcomicsfan said, over 1 year ago

    The look on Kelly & Kaz’s faces tells me they definitely know what’s in the box, and it’s not going to be opened in public!

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