January 17, 2018
a cosplay wedding… how amusing
exCUSE you Bets?
Lol what a beautiful polka dotted little grandchild they have in that picture. (In front of Bets)
This is the first Luann comic I’ve seen in months that actually made me laugh! It’s moments like these that remind me why I follow.
Gunther better start those Rogaine treatments right away! LOL
Perhaps Bets would pay more attention if Tiff dressed up as Counselor Troy!
Also, I don’t want to see any surprised pikachu faces when this ends with a geeky joke and a kiss. Whether or not you want it to happen, it should be obvious that they’re going to be together at the end of this. The only question is whether or not it’ll be this week or next.
Tif is doing a great job of-HOW MANY KIDS ARE IN THAT PICTURE?!
Given that I’m a Marvel guy, Spidey & Mary Jane or Reed & Sue Richards would be more my style. ✨
Looks like Bets and Gunther are in it for the long haul.
This is the closest I’ve seen to the artists actually telling us the future and the reason why I feel that way is because I remember Gunther explaining how he saw his future. He would finish his engineering degree, marry someone as booksmart as he is and have 2.5 kids (I honestly think he gave that number), move into a house with a picket fence and build a cottage home in the backyard for his mother, who would take care of the kids when he and the wife step out. (Only, in this case, it looks like possibly Bets’ parents would take care of the kids.) That was also why I was so amazed when Irma and Al Gray built that cottage in their backyard…
Is Tiffany starting to humanize and soften Bets up?
And now if Gunther doesn’t take her back, it’s gonna hurt even more….
Bets’s abandonment of Gunther smelled of something else going on. It didn’t seem likely that she would be afraid of rejection by Gunther. Today is our first clue that Bets had these visions for the future. I hope G & K can get us from A to B without too many ?.
Now you’ve just got to talk Gunther into coming back.
Yes, she had plenty of time to imagine it while she Ghosted him for a month. =-/
Why is Bets Wonder Woman instead of Lois Lane.
This is Kind of like the ending of “Rising Arizona” whee Cy has a dream of the future. I don’t see Bets’ parents anywhere in the montage, though. That’s old Gunther and Bets next to new parents G and B.
The problem with all this is it is was this easy to convince Bets to give Gunther another try, why was Bets so traumatized that she fled from Weinie World and ghosted him for a month. That reflected a severe trauma and all we’ve gotten the last weeks has been vague handwaving about people leaving her. GnK have, as they always do, sidestep any serious consequences to their character even as they continue to put them in serious situations — Bernice;s panic attacks about meeting her brother, the trespassing at the Fuse with Tara, Tiffany and Ann Eiffel. Always with the cop-out ending.
BOOOOM! All the Bets haters heads must be exploding (lol). This is kind of where I think this general storyline has been heading anyway. Tiff is quite a romantic counselor by the way. Cosplay wedding, long married life, great kids, BOOOM!!
Wonder Woman is a Super Hero!!! A member of Justice League!
Looks like Bets and Gunther are in for the long haul. Now we got to get Gunther back.
Superman and Wonder Woman??? HA!!!
Not bloody likely!
Bets as an old woman sure has a familiar profile
At least they did not participate in their wedding ceremony as Harold and Maude.
Her imagined future with Gunther scared her? Or she was not ready to share her vision with Gunther?
Hey Dog, I’m not on a computer
Is that grandkid wearing Spok ears?
Gunther: “I married Wonder Woman!”
Bes: “I married Superman!”
Holy Super-Ceremony, Batman!
Batman is officiating the wedding. I am wondering who is the character behind the batman cowl? Leslie Knox?
What do you think GnK are trying to convey in that family photo on the wall? Are the the grown ups their kids and the little ones grand kids? And does one have measles???
What’s Gunther’s Mom gonna dress up as, Hawkgirl?
Go get him Bets, he’s at Weinie World waiting for you.
R.I.P. film maker Richard Donner, who passed away on Monday. He helped create the modern superhero blockbuster film with 1978’s “Superman”; he cast Christopher Reeve and fought hard to include special effects to make it seem that the character was flying. He started in TV, directing episodes of ‘Twilight Zone’. The head of Marvel Studios and DC Entertainment both worked for him when they were starting out…
Nice to see Gun and Bets’ based has all eight fingers!
Awww the grand babies! Happily ever after!
Didn’t see Irma in the picture.
Number 1 for me is the drawing. I like it. Number 2, is I can’t see Tiffany dreaming anything like that for herself.
“Fifty Ways To Love Your Leavers” – Raul Slimon
Yeah, it’s not so bad, but that cape doesn’t look like a very sanitary place for a newborn. And Momther and Daddy Gray died!!
Like I was saying Saturday, Bets is growing a little, realizing you can’t be afraid of having any relationship with someone because of your past experiences. It depends on the person you’re with now.
On my opinion, if someone says ‘kinda nice’ instead of ‘very nice,’ that’s a red flag; but again, I could be wrong!
Agree. That look kinda nice ♡. Not bad at all. I kinda hope that will be the future. Tiffany is helping Bets really a lot.
Panel 3 infers that Gunther and Bets have had “relations”. Unless, in reality, it was Bets telling Gunther, “Just put it in a dish and slide it under the door. I’ll get it later.”
Like the DC cosplay…though Lightning Lad & Saturn Girl would have worked as well.
Aww. That is a sweet story development. I hope that this will work out for them.
I don’t know why, but I suddenly want Bets to NOT break up with Gunther.
Back up, guys, you need to deal with the fact that Gunther has already bailed out.
So she has imagined a future with Gunther before, thought it looked kinda nice, and still wanted to break up with him? Get your spit together.
Well, then, there, now. Maybe Catty Snippet really CAN think beyond “It’s all about ME” ?!?!? Who’d have guessed?? It may just be, though, that Gunther has had enough, and will keep on walking.
True. My Dad had five brothers and a sister, my Mom had six brothers, three sisters and one adopted brother.
I don’t see much of a future here for poor Gunther.
Visions of Gunther making costumes for Bets while she becomes the greatest online sensation in history would be more appropriate here.
Weird, but nice
Amusing Strip today.
What’s even more amusing is that fact that it appears that some “folks” are celebrating and ASSUMING that Bets is going to run after Gunther. And that Gunther “is going to welcome her back with open arms.”
Well, while you guys are camped out at your respective mailboxes eagerly waiting for that wedding invitation, consider. Gunther has had plenty of time to think about all that has just transpired between him and Bets. And while Bets view of the future may be rosy, Gunther’s might NOT be. Think for a moment. How many times since Bets was introduced, have We seen them really having fun together? And by “fun,” I mean where Bets DIDN’T whip that phone out and podcast what they were doing? Or not getting into an argument about Gunny’s lady friends? Not bloody many.
And while Tiffany is talking Bets into going after Gunther, someone (Maybe Les?) in the meantime might be talking Gunther into giving up on Bets once and for all. Or maybe he’s convinced himself to cut his losses.
Bets shouldn’t have any easy path back to G-Man. Not after what she’s done. She needs to Earn his trust. If Gunther has any self-respect, he WILL make her earn his trust. At least, I’d hope he would.
So don’t pop the cork on the champagne just yet. G&K could be ready to pull a fast one. ;)
Looks like the positives are “ACTUALLY” bigger the negatives here….“REVALATION TIME”..Ya know things could actually work out “IF” I actually gave it a “CHANCE”…..TADAAAA….the “BIG”…"REVEAL"….So will we be lead off a steep cliff into the Abyss on this one…“OR” gracefully landed into a pillow is my question…But lets not forget, it’s only Tuesday and a lot of ground to cover yet…on Gunther’s Trek dream realization meets with Bets…
I never would’ve thought of Tiff as a match maker, or a relationship counselor. She’s not bad.
Same Here, best Answer.
So they’re purely DC?
I’m sorry, I can’t support this.
Run Gunther, Run! I want to see him hook up with Tiff.
Run gunther run
I’m sorta frustrated with how Bets is suddenly handling this. I mean…. she just left Gunther for the absolute stupidest reason, and because Tiff is trying to patch things up(and shes surprisingly good at that) she is regretting her hasty decisions BUT NOO because if Gunther had any brains he would make her work to earn his trust back. I’m 50/50 on Bets and Gunther getting back together. half of me wants this happy ending, but half of me wants Gunther to have a different ending, and for Bets to actually learn her lesson and not do this again.
Today’s strip is plain strange. As much as I like happy endings, this vision we see today runs directly against what we have seen for a month, comic-time.
This is either Bets having a dream at home or some really sloppy writing by Evans.
Go for it, Bets! Go after him! Tell Gunther how you feel about him. You’ve gotta do it. Take a chance.
at first I thought that this gunter and bets would not work but now maybe
Tiff is doing a great job here. the question will be how badly damaged is gunther by Betts at this point?
Look, I know that in story arc time this has been but a few seconds, but in real time it’s been several days; Gunther is likely now packed and at the airport singing K-K-K-K-K-K-Katmandu, I know it’s really where I’m going to… – WILL YOU GO AFTER HIM, ALREADY?
And Bets? Try another heroine character; you’ll never beat Fritzi Ritz (Gilchrist Era) at Wonder Woman…
What a nice strip. Sets things up for a long, long, long story arc between Bets and Gunther (interspersed by arcs involving less-important characters).
But I am more than ready to get outta the Pagoda of Peace. I’m hoping Gunther is heading to the DeGroots.
Now to find out what Gunther wants!
I’m going to interpret that as Bets having her hand on the youngest ones head.
Well…. it seems apparent at this point that Bets will be working on getting back together with Gunther. But…..
1. Will Gunther agree to it? Probably…… very probably.
2. Is this a good move for Gunther….. IMO, not really at this point. I used to really enjoy Bets until the multi-week ignoring of Gunther occurred. In my opinion, I would think that the would be long-term, perhaps even permanent trust issues that Gunther would/could/should? have in regards to a relationship with Bets at this point. I do know that I would feel wary of wanting to be back together with someone who purposefully ignored me for that length of time under these circumstances.
3. Will Bets grow in ways that allow her to make better choices than the “ghosting” behavior she engaged in with Gunther? I do not really know. Of course, we can hope that she will have grown from this experience to better understand how her course of actions were highly negative….. but, she may also simply be experiencing a newfound sense of the possibilities of a relationship with Gunther without any introspection on her part of the role she played in not communicating, and basically…. fleeing.
Communication is the key to success IMO for any relationship. Bets prolonged and purposeful non-communication…. coupled with no real plan to communicate with Gunther… until basically forced into doing so by Tiffany….. still makes me feel that this is currently still NOT a good relationship for Gunther to be involved in.
Sure, as long as she can keep bossing him around.
From the way today’s strip is setting things up, I believe that Bets will be ready for a long term relationship with Gunther, but he will refuse to do so with her.
I generally enjoy the strip and pretty much take the artwork for granted, but this imagined sequence is especially good.
I think they make such a cute couple!!! Way to go Tiffany for helping them realize it! Yay!
That would be a well-commented wedding.
It’s kind of sweet that Gunther is her Superman.
OMG, that made me cry.
This story is full of sharp turns. First Bets dumps Gunther at WW when he says he Loves Her. Then she ignores his calls and texts for weeks. Then when she saw Gunther at Tiff’s she was cool to him, no sign of affection at all. Now she admits she has loving, long term feelings about him? What is her true personality?
I judge people on their actions and Bets has treated Gunther poorly. He should not get back together with someone so unstable.
This is vomit-inducing…
Very sweet strip today. When Luann is at its best it dovetails gentle humor and heart quite nicely!
You can’t go wrong when there is Batman. Though I do wonder why Wonder Woman and Superman. I think they should have either stuck with Star Trek themes Bets could have been Seven and Gun Chakotae, or done something like Hawk Girl and Green Lantern. I approve the long term dream that Bets has with Gunther.
Hopefully, a good ending … and a quick return to the other characters in the strip. Personally, getting tired of Gunter and his girl.
Gunther is a good man raised by a good mom. I think he’s a safe bet. (no pun intended)
For all of you Bets bashers – Bets is the person who has tutored Tiffany and kept her from failing classes and getting kicked out of school. For someone like Bets, who is smart and doing well in school, it had to have been hell. Let’s not forget she saved Tiffany from the dorm party bust that would have certainly gotten her expelled. So Tiffany does her little counseling act and the first thing she does is list all of Bets’ bad traits and insecurities, while depicting Gunther as such a perfect person with no bad habits at all. If Tiffany were any kind of honest person she would apologize to Bets, thank her for her help, give her the $300 and then go tell her teacher that her “A” paper was based on a big fat pile of lies. She might also think about going to see Gunther and telling him to quit being such a wimpy baby who runs at the first sign of conflict or having to actually acknowledge someone else’s feelings. He did a bad enough job of it after the dinner when he responded to Bets’ anger about getting ripped off by being all weird and mushy, and then expecting her to be able to switch gears and respond the way he wanted her to. You don’t do that when someone is mad and expect them to reciprocate in kind. It was clumsy and stupid. He owes Bets an apology.
I do wish Charles Schultz was alive to see this. Way back in the day when he first introduced Franklin in Peanuts, he got quite a bit of hate mail. I do remember one saying how it was okay to have a black kid in the strip, but did he have to show Peppermint Patty and Franklin in the same school. Fast forward to today and you have an interracial couple having kids and no one bats an eye.
I very very rarely comment, but I feel that it must be said. Tiff may not be the sharpest tool in the shed wrt general common sense but she has repeatedly shown a reasonably high emotional intelligence wrt this and other circumstances.
Aww, how sweet. Though I’m trying really hard not to laugh at the fact that she pictures herself and Gunther getting married as Superman and Wonder Woman while Batman officiates the ceremony. Lol
Wow, REALLY long-term!!
I love the way Greg made Gunther’s Superman cape weave through time , turning into a blanket to cover the elderly Gunther and Bets. Nice touch!
We have seen pictures of “ Happily Ever After “ before!
Remember when we were teased into thinking Quill and Lu were gonna live happily ever after! We even got the pictures of that! We saw the house , the kids, their occupations! Then blammo all gone, Due to I think, lack of imagination.Will Greg be able to follow thru on this Possibly happy couple??
I wonder if Gunther had these same ideas and If anyone is talking with him about Bets. If this continues, she’ll be ready to propose to Gunther by Saturday, and possibly another major letdown. Gosh, they haven’t even been able to talk to each other. The cart is way before the horse! ;-o
BRING BACK ROSA!!!!!!!!!!
4 Kids! Go Gunther!
Meanwhile Gunther is packing and heading to the airport to travel to the last place he felt fulfilled—South America. Bets finally realizes she wants a relationship and rushes to Gunther’s home to find an empty house. She rushes to the airport and sees his plane taking off, but what is this, he was bumped from his flight! They smooch and go on to make many many babies together.
I can’t read 487 comments!
Then stop being an overthinker and go get your man!
This storyline might be an exit for Bets and Gunther from the strip?
I don’t think Bets realises that Gunther and Les are destined to be together
Wait…he’s gonna go bald??
We see the picture with the elderly Gunther & Bets, two adult woman (one in a graduation outfit), and two kids, clearly grandchildren. Are the women two single-mother daughters? Daughter and wife?
So Bets had actually been ahead of Gunther in terms of how she saw (dreamed about) the relationship. G used the L word but i don’t imagine he went any farther than that in his mind.
Long engagement because it took Gunther 6 months to get the Measurements for that Wonder Woman outfit Just Right.
He had to just keep measuring her Over and Over.
So Batman can officiate weddings?
Tick tock goes the Biological Clock. Bets is still pretty young, but Maternal Instincts are pushing her toward a Long-Term Relationship, and indeed with Gunther, the Supergroom, doting father of four, and loving grandpa, all with Bets at his side. It’s a nice fantasy, Bets, but fantasies often crash and burn in the real world….
She thinks kids come from a handshake?
Maybe that’s 2 daughters and 2 grandkids? No room in the panel for spouse(s)? This is a pretty hard sell, G&K: Bets went from incommunicado to grandma. I hope Gun has the sense to be wary at the least. Better yet, run away. Bets would have still been MIA had it not been for Tiffany. That’s saying something, and it’s not good.
Looks like tiffany is getting into Bets’ heart and changing her mind about Love. Hey bets if you truly love gun and want to be with him now, then go after him. She wants to say
You’re the meaning in my life. You’re the inspiration, You bring feeling to my life. You’re the inspiration. Want to have you near me. I want to have you hear me saying “no one needs you more than I need you.”
This is just about the sweetest strip in LUANN in decades.
Linda Carter’s Wonder Woman would wear a star-spangled skirt and cape for a dressy occasion.
Does the Batman minister look like the harp player to anyone else?
So she either imagines Guenther as a candidate for male pattern baldness – or she imagines him as Jean-Luc Picard.
This imagery is brilliant. In one panel, you present the whole sweep of Bets’ fantasy of the future from the silly cosplay of today to all the important stuff of a lifetime.
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