Congratulations on the anniversary! Of all the strips I follow on GoComics, yours is among the top few that I really look forward to each day (others include the work of Ruben Bolling, which puts you in pretty good company). Your wit, humor, satire and social commentary are among the best around.
Geez, Andy, be happy that your boy genius is behaving like a normal 10-year-old for once. The bigger question is, with all the health food she cooks that no one can eat, what possessed her to buy bagels and lox?
If he’d played his cards right he might have been able to parlay her response into a little role-playing session. Opportunity lost.
Not the smartest move, insulting the guy while you’re flying with him.
But she does look like she’d be capable of producing healthy offspring, which is important to the survival of the tribe.
The Batman pose is from Batman #1, 1940.
My favorites were the imaginary stories of the 1960s and ‘70s. It seemed to be something they liked to do with Superman (and some of the related characters, like Superboy and Lois Lane) and Batman (there were a couple of really good ones that appeared in World’s Finest, which was the Superman-Batman team-up book). I don’t remember the Flash or Green Lantern or any of the others having imaginary stories.
Looks like an editor removed someone’s name – probably a celebrity – from the bottom left panel. Would love to know when this strip originally appeared and who she thought was ‘cute.’
I can only assume this panel is from one of DC’s “Elseworlds” stories or, if you want to take it back a few more decades, from an “imaginary” story.
The smart man doesn’t try to guess; the wise man makes a guess that is several years less than what he’s really thinking.