Gil Thorp by Neal Rubin and Rod Whigham

Gil Thorp

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  1. BitsyTwill

    BitsyTwill said, over 3 years ago

    Looks like Gil’s been shopping in the “irregular” outlet mall again. “Don’t be silly Mimi. No one will notice that these shorts have a pocket in the middle of the butt.”

  2. Wiseguy1130

    Wiseguy1130 said, over 3 years ago

    Hi wrestling fans. Marty O’Neill here. This little pow-wow down at the station was all about setting up a BLOCKBUSTER promoted by Mr. Wally Karbo. A headliner rematch of Hairy vs. Gil. What a FABULOUS main event IT WILL BE.
    In the preliminary feature it’s Chief vs Herk the Mauler. Also on the undercard the “very capable” Kenny Jay, the “Sodbuster”, against a yet to be named opponent. For charity, of course. All certified paramedics have comped front row seats. SEE YOU SATURDAY NITE AT THE MILFORD METROPLEX!!

  3. chiphilton

    chiphilton said, over 3 years ago

    To Lawrence S., I envy the Gil Thorp knowledge you showed last week. In real time, how far back do Gil and Hairy go? To the Berrill years?

  4. Ravenswing

    Ravenswing said, over 3 years ago

    Now all we need are Jarvis White and the Nelps showing up as luchadores, and we’re all set.

  5. bearwku82

    bearwku82 said, over 3 years ago

    Hmm. Why doesn’t Gil coach wrestling and track?
    “He was a hairy handed gent, who ran amok in Kent, lately he’s been overheard in Mayfair. You’d better stay away for him, he’ll rip your lungs out Gil, HAH! But I’d like to meet his tailor.”

  6. LawrenceS

    LawrenceS said, over 3 years ago

    To chiphilton, the Hairy Hercules story arc was very, very early Berrill. Most of the Berrill strips have been published in trade paperback (although I suspect they are mostly out-of-print). They were not published chronologically, however, which can distort the recall of time relationships.

  7. BikeMike

    BikeMike said, over 3 years ago

    Looks like Gil needs to start wearing the “Depend® Real Fit® Briefs for Men” Those ones he has on looks like he dropped a load.

  8. Have Mop Will Travel

    Have Mop Will Travel said, over 3 years ago


    Yeah, I’d like to meet his tailor and ask him why he puts pockets in the middle of the butt.

  9. Gilfan79

    Gilfan79 said, over 3 years ago

    The MPD does like their coffee. Maybe Gil can drop off some Milford State Championship mugs the next time one of his teams wins state.

  10. sweetg1

    sweetg1 said, over 3 years ago

    Maybe the fact that Gil wrestled in college explained why he struggles during the hoops seasons. Not sure it’s possible to wrestle while playing basketball in college since the seasons are at the same time.

  11. cuttersjock

    cuttersjock said, over 3 years ago


    laff o’ the day, Mike, well done!
    Gil’s buying lunch or bringing them home to Mimi?

  12. miffedmax

    miffedmax said, over 3 years ago

    Yes, it is odd that Gil wrestled in college, yet coaches every sport BUT wrestling.

  13. LngJhnAg

    LngJhnAg said, over 3 years ago

    Not odd at all, Max – Gil does all his wrestling at home, on the Women’s Circuit. Mimi is a GLOW girl.

  14. chiphilton

    chiphilton said, over 3 years ago


    I have one of those paperbacks — Under the Friday Night Lights, I think it’s called. Most of them do seem to be out of print.

  15. tcar-1

    tcar-1 said, over 3 years ago

    For a detailed description on ‘EES’ and other phenomenoms we see in ‘Gil Thorp’ on a regular basis look at today’s Bloom County on this website.

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