Assuming that there will be action, at some point.
& “Gil Thorpe” not “Jim Thorpe”.
The Aquarius storyline over the winter was actually pretty good & showed what Joe & Mike are still capable of. But I do agree, Mike, at least it seems to me, has been sending increasing signals of boredom with the strip.
That’s “please leave”
I’m worried that Joe & Mike may be falling into a trap of trying to make the strip appeal to a younger generation which is never going to happen — too many turn-offs for the under-30 crowd — it’s 100 years old, it’s from the print medium, the main characters are law enforcement officials — while downplaying the elements that made so many of us fans of the strip in the first place - first-rate action packed detective stories with memorable villains & and-nonsense heroes. I don’t mind the occasional foray into some sci-fi elements, but plus leave the adolescent soap opera elements to Jim Thorpe.
Like some others I’m not a really big fan of Honeymoon, I have no idea what she’s doing in a strip with most likely nearly a 0% readership among adolescent girls, however, I do have to give Joe & Mike credit with coming up with a perfect strip for the first day of summer.
There is a Twilight Zone episode (I think towards the end of the first season) where the characters in the story break the “fourth wall” & speak to Rod Serling directly.
On a positive note, Joe & Mike do deserve a shout-out for the Chester Himes salute today, in honor of JuneTeenth, presumably.
That should be “exposition dialogue”.
I have a feeling this guy still has a rotary phone.