Lost Side of Suburbia by Kory Merritt

Lost Side of Suburbia

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  1. Three Steps Over Japan

    Three Steps Over Japan said, 11 months ago

    A happy place where children never grow up or age. A place where Rufe’s Cafe always has a customer that will never treat him like scum again…

  2. waycyber

    waycyber said, 11 months ago

    Abra abra kadabra – gonna reach out and grab her.

  3. waycyber

    waycyber said, 11 months ago

    I was watching Once Upon a Time and I was reminded – though I think someone has already suggested it – a Taker we have not come across in this story is Peter Pan. What Flimm offers seems like a virtual Neverland.

  4. Sisyphos

    Sisyphos said, 11 months ago

    No, not this; this is not your world, Rufus. Do not succumb here. Rather, rescue Twila from this and bring her back to your real home!
    Rescue the Taken. Destroy Flimm.

  5. crookedwolf

    crookedwolf GoComics PRO Member said, 11 months ago

    Aaaw the boat eyes are back..

  6. J2P2

    J2P2 said, 11 months ago

    @crookedwolf

    I missed that little detail until I read your comment—Incredible art to serve a compelling narrative!!!

  7. waycyber

    waycyber said, 11 months ago

    They say a picture paints a thousand words. With Kory, the narrative is only part of the story. So much more of it comes from the picture.

  8. T_Lexi

    T_Lexi said, 11 months ago

    @crookedwolf

    I missed it, too – thanks! I think Rufus is really fluctuating here. Flimm is one great player, after all. However, I haven’t lost confidence in Rufus – he’s grown so much and acquired wisdom beyond his years. He knows better than this pretty picture painted by this con artist extraordinaire. The question is, what will it take to help him remember what he knows?

  9. EarlOfCork

    EarlOfCork said, 11 months ago

    This . . . is going to backfire on Flimm.

  10. the other ghost girl

    the other ghost girl said, 11 months ago

    things only stop changing when you’re dead

  11. RockHouse

    RockHouse said, 11 months ago

    The question is, what will it take to help him remember what he knows?


    I’m guessing a poke in the butt with the alysium dirk from Biff, or its emotional equivalent, to generate some respect for the ordinary and solidify his hold on the immediate reality. Rufus has lost a lot of his inner special snowflake, making what’s left more precious. This is what Flimm is working on, but it is a short leash, effective only if Rufus remains entranced. He needs to slip free of this leash and let it go.

  12. Cor Blymie

    Cor Blymie GoComics PRO Member said, 11 months ago

    Reading these past several panels has reminded me that knowledge of the human condition can be used for evil ends as well as good. Those who possess exceptional insight into the psyches of others most often — I would hope — use that wisdom to help, to heal, to illuminate. Then there are those who employ it to control, to manipulate — to annihilate.

  13. waycyber

    waycyber said, 11 months ago

    @the other ghost girl

    Not even then. Consider the activity of worms.

  14. Three Steps Over Japan

    Three Steps Over Japan said, 11 months ago

    I just realized that Flimm could as easily be talking about people that read comics. Peanuts, Beetle Bailey, Wizard of ID, Dick Tracy, Marmaduke, Garfield, Little Orphan Annie. Wanting things to never change forever and forever.

  15. RockHouse

    RockHouse said, 11 months ago

    We all have our precious secrets and conceits, from trivial to seen as to truly existential in nature. In part, this kinda defines us, yes?

    Kory is really good at plucking our strings. I suspect he can get some of us to find the miracles in the grains of sand.

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