Gil Thorp by Neal Rubin and Rod Whigham for December 06, 2019

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    Ravenswing  over 2 years ago

    Celebrate at the Bucket, pfft. Table for 20 at Central City’s fanciest restaurant, please, with limos for all!

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    Mopman  over 2 years ago

    Wow, one panel of action for the last game of the year. My heart could barely take the excitement!

    What’s the deal with Chance in P3? He doesn’t look happy with Charlie’s offer. Is he going to give some speech about it being dishonest for him to take advantage of his stepfather? Or is he afraid of going out in public with the team to a place that may have scissors out in the open?

    And speaking of open, today’s Mopped Up Thorp is open to all, right here:

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    Mopman  over 2 years ago

    So theories as to what’s in the box on the top shelf of Chance’s locker? If you look at the colorized version it’s blue. Best guess wins….well, nothing.

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    TheBrownStarfish  over 2 years ago

    P1, Down in front!

    P2, With tackling like that I’m surprised he didn’t go for 150 himself.

    P3, The Bucket takes credit cards?!? When did they stumble into the 80’s?

    And what’s up with the extra-long hair on the right side of Chance’s head? Has he seen into his bald future and already started to grow out his combover ala Wilbur Weston from Mary Worth?

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    Bucky  over 2 years ago

    P2 Why are they wearing their away jersey’s at home?

    P3 Seriously, everyone knows the Bucket does not take credit cards!!!

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    Mr Reality  over 2 years ago

    In all reality, Sorry Charlie , I can’t go to the Bucket with you and with that Chance slips to meet his Mom who works at the Anchor Bar slinging drinks to Longshore men and merchant seamen ,they call her Brandy.

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    cuttersjock  over 2 years ago

    P1: Sign girl?

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    bearwku82  over 2 years ago

    “There are some things money can’t buy. For everything else, there’s Mastercard.” Hit Speedco, Swift-T-Mart, Milford Ink and the Copywrite Café. Get blowtop bad.

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    BikeMike  over 2 years ago

    The bobble head tells me the “blowup” secret about to be exposed!

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    Mopman  over 2 years ago

    I like The Comic Curmudgeon’s take:

    Say, remember way back at the beginning of this storyline, when the first inkling that something was odd about Chance Macy was that he’d rather stay home and chill than party at The Bucket? We never quite got any explanation of if or how that tied into the problems with aggression he had as a little kid, but the surprise lines around his head in panel three here indicate that he’s still wary of partaking in this seemingly harmless social ritual. Will all the hubbub turn out to be too much for his fragile brain? Will some poor waiter end up with scissors embedded in his face? Will Chet finally be vindicated?

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    twainreader  over 2 years ago

    Silly MOP, it’s the end of the storyline, Gil’s not in the picture, Charlie will have to deliver a “High Moral” response about reducing Chet’s bad behavior to a few Hoos and Fries, and Aesop like, we learn the anguished Moral of the Story: People who live in Milford Houses shouldn’t throw scissors.

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    Klubble  over 2 years ago

    P2: Here, your pantleg needs straightening.

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    hifirick1953  over 2 years ago

    I never really thought Chet would give Charlie his credit card. He really must be desperate at this point. And I never thought Charlie would take it.

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    bitsy twill  over 2 years ago

    I’m surprised Chet handed over the card also. Didn’t he just lose his highfalutin school board job or is that sort of thing a part-time position?

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    Mopman  over 2 years ago

    I assume Chet isn’t raking in ton of commissions as I picture him being as intelligent an agent as that stupid guy in those State Farm commercials with Aaron Rodgers. (I HATE those – trying so hard to be clever/funny, just come out stupid to me. “I have an app. Kevin bring in my app.”) I usually yell “shut up!” at the screen when these are on.

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    tcar-1  over 2 years ago

    Looking at the color version of MUT I realized the late great Tom Petty has returned to us today to play the role of Chance.

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