Gil Thorp by Neal Rubin and Rod Whigham

Gil Thorp

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  1. chiphilton

    chiphilton said, 9 months ago

    I think we established yesterday that Gil sees Haskins at third base.

  2. BitsyTwill

    BitsyTwill said, 9 months ago

    Kaz’s mullet is party in the back AND in the front. And kind of on the sides too.

  3. Wieswald

    Wieswald said, 9 months ago

    P1 and 2 = truest comment about this strip yet

  4. kdizzle

    kdizzle said, 9 months ago

    It’s not that surprising that Coach ThorP has to repeat everything to Kaz, all things considered. One look at Kaz’s hair and he has to hide his face in a towel to cover up his laughter.

  5. chiphilton

    chiphilton said, 9 months ago

    “Unless something else bizarre happens.” What has already happened? This method of story-telling is maddening. It’s like joining a movie half an hour in, or starting a book on page 52. I know they have to condense things, but why not make Haskins a newcomer to the team? He’s certainly a newcomer to readers.

  6. Dr Rocky

    Dr Rocky said, 9 months ago

    Funny thing, Luckey Haskins is the only exit on I75 between Toledo & Bowling Green.

  7. miffedmax

    miffedmax said, 9 months ago

    Actually, after a run of guys who talk to peacocks, don’t talk at all, are kicker savants and topless teen dancers, Lucky is refreshingly normal.

  8. Gilfan79

    Gilfan79 said, 9 months ago

    Once again, I can’t help but think the dialog and the setup in today’s strip is taken from a bad gay porn film.

  9. JPuzzleWhiz

    JPuzzleWhiz said, 9 months ago

    @kdizzle

    It’s not that surprising that Coach ThorP has to repeat everything to Kaz, all things considered. One look at Kaz’s hair and he has to hide his face in a towel to cover up his laughter.

    I’ve been meaning to ask:

    Why do you always capitalize the P in Thorp’s name? What’s the significance of that?

  10. bearwku82

    bearwku82 said, 9 months ago

    If any of you Gil Fanatics have ever watched soap operas (College fad from the 1980’s), you understand all you have to do is watch 15 minutes per week to stay current with the plot. I’m feeling the same way with these storylines.

  11. jmcx4

    jmcx4 said, 9 months ago

    @JPuzzleWhiz

    I think it came from a previous arc that had a scene outside Gil’s home. The mailbox had
    THOR P lettered on it. (space between the O and P)
    (kdizzle may come back and differ.)

  12. Mr Reality

    Mr Reality said, 9 months ago

    In all reality, in addition to being clumsey, having vision problems, Lucky has esp. Notice how Lucky shows up, Gil was thinking about him but never sent for him. Lucky got his nickname as a kid from the rail birds at the now closed Milford Downs. Lucky picked winning nags for them. After high school he will go to Las Vegas and become handicaper.

  13. chiphilton

    chiphilton said, 9 months ago

    @jmcx4

    I think it was a nameplate on Gil’s desk:
    GIL THOR P

  14. tcar-1

    tcar-1 said, 9 months ago

    You know…… I can’t help but wonder what MAD (like it was back in th “60’s” would do with this comic strip.

    ‘MOP’ is pretty doggone close but I wonder what MAD would actually call it.

    I remember one they did spoofing ‘old sport’s movies’ where they had a hippie QB named ‘Hip Swinger’ and a coach they called “Royal Bear Hades”.

  15. kdizzle

    kdizzle said, 9 months ago

    @JPuzzleWhiz

    I don’t really do it all the time but it was a thing for a while, threw it in just for fun – it was either the mailbox or the nameplate, I’m not 100%

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