Wizard of Id by Parker and Hart

Wizard of Id

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  1. Johanan Rakkav

    Johanan Rakkav GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    They can storm castles but not defeat the Huns?

  2. TheSnoopster

    TheSnoopster said, almost 2 years ago

    Great work, men! I’ll take the Starbursts!

  3. Llewellenbruce

    Llewellenbruce said, almost 2 years ago

    There’s probably needles in the candy.

  4. Jenna Rose

    Jenna Rose GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    Hopefully they got some peanut butter cups.

  5. PoorPig

    PoorPig said, almost 2 years ago

    I was hoping for a Trojan horse pinata.

  6. BigChiefDesoto

    BigChiefDesoto said, almost 2 years ago

    @Johanan Rakkav

    It’s a trick they learned from Hagar the Horrible.

  7. Sportymonk

    Sportymonk GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    I’ll take the green Starbursts

  8. Alexikakos

    Alexikakos said, almost 2 years ago

    Hagar is a female name. From the Hebrew by way of Arabic.
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    How it ended up being given to a male comic strip viking is something you’d have to ask the late Dik Browne (via seance) or his son Chris.

  9. Eirik Hanssen

    Eirik Hanssen said, almost 2 years ago

    Not to speak on behalf of the Brownes, but …

    Names can coincide. For instance, we have the female name Kim, from Kimberly, the male name Kim, from Joakim, and the notorious Korean family name Kim.

    Nor is it unheard of for Norse names to coincide with Hebrew names. Famously, David may also have been a Norse name, from Dagvid. (Evidence is suggestive, but not conclusive.)

    And spelling was not standardized (hah!), particularly as many of the Norse names were taken down by others. Eirik Blodøks (Bloodaxe), an early king of Norway, was later twice king of the Northumbria, and the Danes took his name down as Eric.

    The name of Hägar might well be Hergeir in a different spelling.

    (Possibly even more to the point, there’s a 16th century farm in Norway called Hægar, but I have no idea how its name is derived. Could be a red herring.)

  10. Citizen GROG!

    Citizen GROG! GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    Big deal. Where are the peanut butter cups?

  11. Knightman

    Knightman GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    Rodney the Great scores again! And yeah GROG! where ARE the peanut butter cups?

  12. William Pursell

    William Pursell GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    Aye and what Great costumes Too…..Soldiers of Id costumes were on sale by the dozen.

  13. Jungfrau

    Jungfrau said, almost 2 years ago

    What’s happened to the Milk Duds???

  14. potrerokid1532

    potrerokid1532 said, almost 2 years ago

    @Alexikakos

    The “a” has two dots over it, giving it a different sound ( ie: “eh”, instead of “ah” ). And, it COULD be an ancient Scandinavian name, too. Maybe you can explain why, in modern Greek, the letter “gamma” is often pronounced like a “Y”!!!!!

  15. JPuzzleWhiz

    JPuzzleWhiz said, almost 2 years ago

    @Eirik Hanssen

    And there are many names that can be considered unisex. Bob, (short for Bobbie, as in Bobbie Gentry the singer, or short for Robert), Chris (short for Christine or Christopher), just to name a couple.

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