Luann by Greg Evans for December 30, 2019

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    Храм С.О.Д. (Templo S.U.D. ucraniano)  over 2 years ago

    I’m at a loss as who are Hugo and Alita are. The couple’s characters, yes, but of which manga/anime/movie?

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    AnyFace  over 2 years ago
    Bets is taking ‘Public Displays of Affection’ a bit too far, methinks. ✨
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    Cheapskate0  over 2 years ago

    A return to the beginning of the Bets-Gunther relationship – where Bets was already sharing too much…

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    GirlGeek Premium Member over 2 years ago

    She really needs to start asking Gunther about these things before doing them.

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    Fiammata  over 2 years ago

    Ruh Roh…

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    howtheduck  over 2 years ago

    Alita and Hugo do not have a happy ending. Hopefully Gunther and Bets will do better. Bets’ costume appears to be from the movie adaptation this last year and not from the manga.

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    Rhetorical_Question   over 2 years ago

    Alita: Battle Angel Alita is a Cyborg and Hugo is Alita`s Love Interest.Bets is pushing Gunther’s boundaries (comfort zone).It is familiar to Rosa and Peru situation.

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    BJShipley1  over 2 years ago

    Trouble brewing. I do love the cosplay though.

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    gnmnrbl  over 2 years ago

    Bets is really spontenous just like rosa. Maybe Gunther is finally getting over himself: cause i would have expected him to ROYALLY freak out over seeing bets in a skin-tight body suit, then she kissed him—on the mouth—while live-streaming it.

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    Mordock999 Premium Member over 2 years ago

    And the “Ironies” in this Strip just keep on coming.

    When Gunny and Bets first met back in April, he was soundly criticized by fans for constantly being on his phone. Even Bets took issue with it, giving Gun an Ultimatum at one point. I believe She said something the effect of “All or Nothing,” or something.

    Now, Bets is the one that can’t stay off her phone. Putting every aspect of their relationship on social media, including today’s first kiss. So. How could Gunther be wrong in what he did, but Bets be right in what she’s doing now?

    The question now is, much longer is Gunther going to put up with what Bets is doing? Probably forever.

    BUT. And I’ve said this before. If Bets keeps this up, sooner or later one of those 219 female Instagram followers may make a serous play for Gunther. And shove her right out of the way. Yeah I know, “wishful thinking.” But hey, I did call Gunny and Bets dressing up like movie characters by the end of the year.I just had the wrong movie. Atlia Battle Angel instead of Star Wars……., ;)

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    Counterpoint Premium Member over 2 years ago

    I’m not getting the Manga Fest (which is a celebration of Japanese art and culture which takes place in Seville) reference???

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    R.J.C.  over 2 years ago

    It’s good to see that Gunther and Bets are doing Cosplay of the Alita Battle Angel movie. I just hope that their relationship doesn’t end in tragedy as in both the Manga and movie.

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    kenhense  over 2 years ago

    In frame 1 Gunther doesn’t have his usual nerdy appearance. In frame 2, Gunther gets a kiss with actual chemistry – which didn’t look like that with Rosa. Sorry about frames 3 & 4 – I thought we had a new Gunther for a moment.

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    David Huie Green-HavePityOnOthersYouWillNeedItToo  over 2 years ago

    David liked it too…all but someone else kissing her.

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    Rhetorical_Question   over 2 years ago

    New haircuts! Bets is very versatile. Gunther might exit this relationship. Maybe Tiffany or Luann rescue Gunther. Rosa is history.

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    Ruth Brown  over 2 years ago

    Still don’t like Bet’s use of social media for their relationship.

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    Joe Petitjean  Premium Member over 2 years ago

    Were is Gunther i thought Bets was in love with him.

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    Queen Wolfen  over 2 years ago

    OK, I’ll admit the cosplay is adorable… Hopefully Gunther comes out of this better than Hugo did.

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    JohnSheldon  over 2 years ago

    I sense pending tension on Bets behavior. Gunther tends to be a bit introverted, but her continually broadcasting of their more tender moments takes away from them. I hope Gunther steps up and asks her to stop in which she accepts his request. Otherwise we could be seeing Bets passing out of the picture shortly.

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    axianova  over 2 years ago

    While Bets is extroverted, Gunther is introverted. I do not think Gunther has problems showing public displays of affection to Bets, but to the whole viewing audience of cyberspace? I think some boundaries need to be established in this relationship and what each person is comfortable with.

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    Lyons Group, Inc.  over 2 years ago

    Thank goodness this is the 21st century. If Greg did this comic of two people of different nationalities in embracing each other back in the 1960’s, this strip would have been banned.

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    MathProf2  over 2 years ago

    Any theories concerning Bets ethnic heritage?

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    Linnorm  over 2 years ago

    Alita Battle Angel, James Cameron’s latest.

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    Brdshtt Premium Member over 2 years ago

    Wow – Gunther surely does not seem to mind the kissing as he previously would have done. By the time Bets is done with him, he will eventually look like Aaron Hill. I can just see Luann now…

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    Sanspareil  over 2 years ago

    He said “Hey! What’s going on??”

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    Troglodyte  over 2 years ago

    Manga-festers? Sounds like a bad infection of something nasty!

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    sueb1863  over 2 years ago

    Either bail out now, Gunther, or accept the fact that Bets is calling all the shots.

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    UmmeMoosa  over 2 years ago
    in psychology, showing is a sign of insecurity, it is hard for me to see why some people should have insecurities, though.
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    jonscomics58  over 2 years ago

    Alita: Battle Angel

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    asrialfeeple  over 2 years ago

    “Hugo” is very fine with the kiss. Being livestreamed will take some getting used to.

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    mjb515  over 2 years ago

    I hope this is not the beginning of the end of Bets arc in this strip.

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    MS72  over 2 years ago

    Greg can draw…

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    jjboyjr  over 2 years ago

    Politically correct now???

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    Rocknaww  over 2 years ago

    If you think they get excited about a kiss?

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    TheElderGodfather  over 2 years ago

    she may yet break him of his shell…

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    Tyge Premium Member over 2 years ago

    Is this character flaw becoming permanent? I see trouble ahead in Blissville.

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    Tyge Premium Member over 2 years ago

    Bets is decidedly slimmer.

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    Airman  over 2 years ago

    Are they going to a Magna-fest New Year’s Eve party? Where else could they go, looking so strange? Whatever. I’m lost.

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    wandguy  over 2 years ago

    Why does Bets color keep changing?

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    YorkGirl  Premium Member over 2 years ago

    Speak up, Gunther! She’s just plain rude now.

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    wtepps  over 2 years ago

    Is this the first time Gunther has kissed a girl? At least and looked at ease doing it.

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    The Pro from Dover  over 2 years ago

    I wonder if Mom and Al are watching?

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    desperado10mm  over 2 years ago

    Has little Shannon gone home or homeless again?

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    Dragoncat  over 2 years ago

    I’m starting to think that she would Livestream their honeymoon…

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    Aladar30 Premium Member over 2 years ago

    These are truly wonderful cosplay. They both are so cute. Gunther is amazed by Bets’ one, does this mean that he didn’t do it but, as a good costplayer, she did her own costume? Nice to see how they are happy together. but the fact that Bets is always posting theirs life on social networks seems to be still annoying for Gunther. Time to put some boundaries?

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    rickmac1937 Premium Member over 2 years ago

    Too pushy for gunner

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    Ellis97  over 2 years ago

    What’s more irritating than geeks is geek couples.

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    Bruce1253  over 2 years ago

    I went out with a lady who was always head down with her phone. On the first date I asked her not to. When she did it again on the second date, I got up and left her at the table.

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    jea9hrkr  over 2 years ago

    That’s it! Over the top rude and inconsiderate. Anyone with a shred of dignity would run fromthis pathologic attention seeker. This is a huge slap in the face to Gunther.

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    eladee AKA Wally  over 2 years ago

    I think the choice of these star crossed characters is a foreshadowing that this relationship may be in for a rocky ride in 2020. I think Bets strong affinity for over sharing on the Internet will eventually drive them apart. Gunther is clearly not happy with this. On a positive note, they both look fantastic in their costumes! And I’ve never seen Gunther look so happy and content (live-streaming not withstanding!) Bets is a good fit for him. I do hope they can work this out.

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    ct0760  over 2 years ago

    Well… im thinking this is the end of Bets since thats a huge invasion of privacy in a relationship without speaking to the significant other

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    Ahuehuete  over 2 years ago

    Oh well, Gunth, it was fun while it lasted.

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    SukieCrandall Premium Member over 2 years ago

    Once again outside his comfort zone.

    Did you notice that Gunther is undergoing a physical change? Remember when Brad stopped looking horrid? It is Gun’s turn.

    G DOES seem to regularly need a pull into new experiences but is Bets pulling too hard? She seems to be, but is so enthused that she has stopped observing him. Then again, given how she just accepted Tiff’s grade lie instead of looking at Tiff’s expression, Bets might not be particularly observant and that lack will come back to bite her many times in life if she does not turn it around.

    Last time, with Rosa, he caved and caved, then freaked and escaped, after which he had a major retraction into his shell with stages of anger and of acting once again like he was a 13 year old. Later he accepted some of the positive changes his time away had given him.

    Will G continue to cope this time and set some limits, or will he fall into the same pattern?

    Hmmm, this makes me wonder what is happening with Rosa. In a country clinic setting anyone who is willing to learn winds up being taught and participating, so she has probably helped set legs, deliver babies (maybe even dealing with some cases of microcephaly given the epidemic between then and now), helped treat multiple illnesses, etc. Talk about an interesting addition to a school application! She was already ivy league material. (Yeah, I know what the people who have never spent time in an extremely rural undeveloped area have said, but we already knew that village had a clinic with at least one professional health care provider, and that sort of setting is very different from the suburbs, with people who are willing to learn and participate being welcomed and taught in real time. Hey, I’ve been in such places in my distant past, okay?)

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    sallymargret  over 2 years ago

    I didn’t even recognize Gunther. I thought Bets was messing around with some other guy.

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    Pipe Tobacco Premium Member over 2 years ago


    Gunther’s hair was “shmushed” down by the head covering so it has given him a new…. actually fresh…. look. It may be time for him to try either his curly locks much shorter…. or longer…. just different. It helps him likely feel different. He should also consider a full beard/mustache. It is a common male “engineering major” look.

    As far as the posting of the kiss…. that seems far more normal and tepid…. and at least in my mind should not ruffle his feathers…. hell… he lived through the posting of him being shown with women’s lingerie (he was behind the mannequin) and that did not result in a huge argument….. so this really should be nothing….. couples do a posting is a kiss all the time.

    Even though I have absolutely no idea of the two characters they are portraying…. I hope they have fun at the event.

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    luann1212 Premium Member over 2 years ago

    First, it is great seeing Bets and Gunther together, and those costumes are cute, as they are, particularly hot Bets (Gunther is kind of hot too actually). The issue clearly is whether the use of social media, as part of their cosplay (hope I a using the reference correctly) is wise, and/or something Gunther, a very private person, can live with. Some analogize this with Rosa and Peru, that trip being way beyond what Gunther ultimately could deal with, causing a break-up in their relationship. I hope that won’t happen here, that it will work out, but I agree with the overall sentiment, it is an obvious issue that is the subject of it’s own arc.

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    CynthiaLeigh  over 2 years ago

    Inconsiderate of her not to ask permission to post.

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    Namrepus  over 2 years ago

    Finally, Greg has referenced a movie that’s less than a decade old. He’s done Nosferatu, Barbarella. and even Toy Story, but this has to be the most recent one.

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    sparkle 13  over 2 years ago

    The girl is ENTHUSED !!!!! lol

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    elliel203  over 2 years ago

    He better chill. No one is lining up at his door applying lip gloss…

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    squireobrien  over 2 years ago

    That continues to be creepy.

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    Lord Hearteater  over 2 years ago

    This is the beginning of the end for this pair.

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    yangeldf  over 2 years ago

    I swear the first time I misread Manga Festers as “Manga Fetishers.”

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    notbornyesterday  over 2 years ago

    careful with copyright infringement

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    Susan123  over 2 years ago

    Uh oh, trouble ahead!

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    Femi Aminat  Premium Member over 2 years ago

    Wow….cute costumes!

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    PhoenixHocking  over 2 years ago

    Since I have no idea what a “manga-fester” might be, I suspect this whole arc will be lost on me. I mean, I get this is Bets and Gunther (I guess), but beyond that, I know nuttin…

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    STACEY MARSHALL Premium Member over 2 years ago

    Gunther should realize that when Bets comes in holding her phone up like that, pictures will be taken and posted, so no surprise.

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    Code the Enforcer  over 2 years ago

    Someone else suggested Gunther’s (rightful) reluctance to Bets’ open posting to the internet public without asking him first. I do hope they talk about it – and NICELY, in this week’s story.

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    shamest Premium Member over 2 years ago

    Greg this arc is a hit

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    bakana  over 2 years ago

    Forgetting to turn Livestream Off can be very embarrassing …

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    oakie817  over 2 years ago

    he totally participated in that smooch, and it’s not the first time…way to go Gunther

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    GaryCooper  over 2 years ago

    Gunther FINALLY kisses Bets. It’s about time, Gunth!

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    RSH  over 2 years ago

    Some are predicting the demise of this relationship; I’m not so sure. Bets pulled this social media thing on Gunther early on when they were just starting to date. Instead of breaking up over it, the opposite has occurred. The take-home message (to me ) is that these two have progressed to a physical relationship which Gunther seems quite comfortable with. I doubt he wants to give it up any time soon. But hopefully he will get confident enough to talk to her about it.

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    Sisyphos  over 2 years ago

    Bets is looking good in her costume, and maybe making a man out of Gunther, too! Roll with it, Gunny! You’re not likely to find better around here….

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    Joe Petitjean  Premium Member over 2 years ago

    Hugo is actually Gunther.

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    ndblackirish97  over 2 years ago

    He is just WAY too lucky.

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