Heart of the City by Mark Tatulli

Heart of the City

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  1. Terry

    Terry said, over 1 year ago

    Normally, I’d wonder how a single rat could do in a cat, but, then again, that rat was HUEG. I think Spock was actually SMALLER than the rat, overall.

  2. stlmaddog5

    stlmaddog5 said, over 1 year ago

    City rats can get as large as a rat Terrier. If Spock was a smaller breed, he indeed could have been seriously injured by a city rat. At any rate, he needs a trip to the Vet regardless because of the chance of Rabies and other infectious diseases.

  3. Channain

    Channain said, over 1 year ago

    You folks have never read For Better For Worse, have you? I’m hoping it takes more to do in Spock than a City Rat, but Farley didn’t survive saving April from the river. Just sayin…

  4. Chris Maple

    Chris Maple said, over 1 year ago

    I stopped reading “For Better or Worse” when Lynn Johnston killed off Farley the dog. Looks like here goes another comic I used to like.

  5. magicwalnut

    magicwalnut GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Spock survived the last “death”…Hope springs, you know. Cats have nine lives….

  6. gardenwitch347

    gardenwitch347 said, over 1 year ago

    please don’t kill off the kitty

  7. msowards

    msowards GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    To all you who are worried about Spock, He’ll be fine. And Farley was very old when he saved April; he lived a long and Glorious life.

  8. Redkaycei Repoc

    Redkaycei Repoc said, over 1 year ago


    This arc has several heart wringing moments so don’t give up too soon…..

  9. Comic Minister

    Comic Minister said, over 1 year ago

    Oh no Spock’s down!

  10. pschearer

    pschearer GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    It seems like some of you haven’t noticed this is a 2009 rerun. SPOILER ALERT: The cat is OK.

    As for that Star Trek quote, Hitler and Stalin would agree. It is irrational ethics masquerading behind a facade of reason. The Enlightenment reversed that prehistoric belief and gave rise to the concept of individual rights which gave rise to the United States.

  11. Nabuquduriuzhur

    Nabuquduriuzhur said, over 1 year ago

    re: pschearer

    Except the enlightenment didn’t actually do that. The founders were serious when they said it was a Biblical government they were creating. How much was said about egalitarianism by Christ, Paul, John, etc. that was just about ignored for 1700+ years?
    How much about the rights of a person under God is in the Bible and was mostly ignored for 1700+ years?
    Much has been done in the name of Christianity that Christ would never have supported, such as wars by greedy people who tried to use Christ as an excuse. (30 years war, hussite wars, etc.)
    The U.S. is unique in that it was the first nation that actually took those Biblical principles seriously. It’s not been without bumps.
    And more than bumps, we’ve had three serious dehumanizations in this nation. First was the south going wholehog on slavery after the invention of the cotton gin. It required a war to set right. The second dehumanization was the treating of the worker like a cog in the 1880s to 1910s. That required labor unions (despite all their flaws and frequently lawless conduct).
    The third dehumanization is in the last 50 years. Socialism got into our colleges from the KGB (and before them, the NVKD). Today people have little value under the law or government. What will it take to set this dehumanization right?

  12. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    That quote has been played with mercilessly since.

  13. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago


    Have only seen one dead rat and it was huge. Though not as large as the Sumatran rats.

  14. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @Chris Maple

    She didn’t “kill off” the dog. Their Farley died and it seemed appropriate to do so in the comic. Pity you are so short sighted.

  15. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago


    No, if it was “Biblical govt” they were after we’d have a theocracy. We didn’t come close. That is the theocracy crap that the Dominionists spout. You can thank both the Greeks and the Iraquoise Confederacy for the basics of our govt.

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