I took it to be more like the Doc and the Mom have been superseded as the main players in this little story.
At least that’s what Googling “mere supers” led me to.
Hey Cap, hang in there, watch yourself in the clinches and never turn your back on the opponent. Good luck to you (and all) with this thing.
Of course because he was “Thunderlips” in Rocky III, Hulk Hogan first adopted Survivor’s ‘Eye of the Tiger’ as his theme song.
(Yep, that was the business back in the 80s, very broad stereotypes.)
It’s for the comedy.
Perhaps I should clarify.. a number of other strips appeared to reach the point of “lead time” to catch up with the news today. So it’s entirely possible the cartoonist didn’t realize the scope of the (still building) problem.
But I think we’ve just reached the end of the beginning of this thing.
I’m fine with jokes about people having to deal with staying home or finding their distance, or even “nine months from now”. To address one thought in this threadlet, no one is concerned that some mad scientist kid is going to blow up a city. This is (IMO) a very real, very deadly, very sobering threat.
I know this strip is deliberately weird, but today’s entry just hit me like a sour, jarring note.
Haha, here’s some of the comic hijinx that come with pregnancy stories.. but even if Nina is 14 hours away from delivering, it propels the story forward (driving left to right, of course ; )
My favorite of this trope(?) is from the film “Pride of the Yankees”, expect instead of a baby, it’s the newly-married Lou Gehrig who is late for a game and speeding toward the Yankee Stadium.. THE STREAK WAS ON THE LINE!
At least in the movie version, I think Gary Cooper, Teresa Wright and Walter Brennan ended up with an 8-motorcycle convoy clearing the road so Lou could suit up in time.
Uncle Otto… schmotto!
First off, papa Bill is so delighted he no-sells Avery’s jibe. Good for him. Doc doesn’t know why the fuss, he sees new babies all the time (just wait 25 years old man, heh).
Now onto todays’ early 20th century slang, “mere supers”:
Superation (noun, sū-pe-rā′shun) the apparent passing of one planet by another in longitude: the act of surmounting.
Apparently a way to say one player has overcome what you thought were the main players to emerge as the star, or at least key player in the story.
(The word is now classified as “archaic British”, and it’s not in the Scrabble dictionary.)
At least Nate and Louie are using a lonely patch of beach. Good job, good boy!
“Double, Double, toil and put another slice on my plate, please!”
- Shakespeare (slightly updated)
Where’s the button to flag the cartoon?
I think the next month is going to be more than we can bear. Nothing funny about this.