Cul de Sac by Richard Thompson for November 10, 2010
Man: Can I retoin dis wid no receipt? Clerk: Nope, sorry. Man: You cheap mug! I'll get youse! Clerk: AAAGH!! Boss: Gruntles! You broke the scanner! You're fired! Clerk: Ha ha ha! I'll make them pay for this! And no coupons or discounts either! Andre: That's the most compelling comic book super-villain origin story I've ever read. Petey: It was too action-packed. One day, mild-mannered office supply salesman Norm Gruntles is accosted by an irate customer. The customer, enraged, shoves Norm's head into the scanner! Driven criminally insane by the laser scanner and the general unfairness of it all, Gruntles becomes FEARMONGer, the menace merchant!