Gil Thorp by Neal Rubin and Rod Whigham

Gil Thorp

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  1. BitsyTwill

    BitsyTwill said, over 2 years ago

    Wow, just think how impressed the guys would be if he got herpes.

  2. Wieswald

    Wieswald said, over 2 years ago

    re: P1: Apparently the hip-hop-happening hairstyle in Milford is “The Tonsure”.

    Either that or his barber is a monk.

  3. DaleJQP

    DaleJQP said, over 2 years ago

    Sure he can leave early. He’s bigger than the teacher. Tomorrow could be a problem.
    Was this essential to the plot?

  4. kdizzle

    kdizzle said, over 2 years ago

    He got mono and missed an entire season – yeah that’s so very lucky!
    Gil obviously has no idea what’s been going on in the classroom with Lucky or he wouldn’t be pulling him for a media request.

  5. chiphilton

    chiphilton said, over 2 years ago

    Playa is the Spanish word for beach, which is the way Spanish people pronounce what Lucky’s teammates really think he is.

  6. chiphilton

    chiphilton said, over 2 years ago

    It’s crazy to think Lucky would need to get out of class early. Is Marjie’s time so valuable she can’t talk to him after school or after practice? I’ve worked on small-town papers, it would never occur to anyone to ask that a student be let out early for an interview.

  7. chiphilton

    chiphilton said, over 2 years ago


    Gil knows, but he blames Rakesh.

  8. DaleJQP

    DaleJQP said, over 2 years ago

    He gets out early and they go to the field to talk.
    Marjie shows up at practices all the time.
    She’s lucky. She doesn’t have to sit through games.

  9. the old professor

    the old professor said, over 2 years ago

    Ah yes, good to know that HS sport is more important than HS classes. ‘The media and fans should stop making “stars” out of children – just let them be kids.
    (Yeah, I’m probably dreaming, but they ARE still children while they’re in school.)

  10. lukebunkin

    lukebunkin said, over 2 years ago

    Luckys head in p.1 actually doubles as a coaster for his nightly Root Beer from Amy. While Marjie been dragging her butt around for several years, first I’ve ever heard of the MILFord Star!

  11. WoodyTB

    WoodyTB said, over 2 years ago

    Good to know that Gil still makes an occasional appearance in this strip. Can’t figure out, though, if it’s his hand or the stack of papers on his desk that are asking if Lucky can leave class early.

  12. sweetg1

    sweetg1 said, over 2 years ago


    She’s only lucky because, in panel 2.5, she rubs his head. Unfortunately, panel 4 is when Amy walked in while she was still rubbing it.

  13. Gilfan79

    Gilfan79 said, over 2 years ago

    I thought for sure Gil was going to say, “After those three doubles, Marty Moon wants to talk to you. Talk slow, though, because he slurs a little after his second double.”

  14. Have Mop Will Travel

    Have Mop Will Travel said, over 2 years ago

    Yeah, after bombing on his presentation I’m sure the teacher has no problem letting him out of class as a reward.

    He gets a feature article because he had 3 doubles? What would happen if he hit a homerun? They must be starved for sports news in Milford.

  15. Mr Reality

    Mr Reality said, over 2 years ago

    In all reality , while rubbing his head Amy discovers the bulging brian tumor Lucky has grown , P1. Tomorow P 1 will show Lucky grazing up at Amy while being wheeled into Milford General operating room. P2 will have Lucky saying Im still the luckiest man alive having met you Amy. P3 will show Amy and Lucky kissing as tears trickle down Amys cheeks.

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