This is more disconcerting than the Catpocalypse. That was just a goofy reset for the plotline of the strip. What it did not do is reset certain basic assumptions of the strip such as that there were good guys who could be trusted, bad guys who could not be trusted, and the occasional wild card such as Cobra to provide comic relief.
Now it seems no one can be trusted. That is a huge change that goes to the very foundations of the strip. It seems going forward “Rip Haywire” may not be as comic as it once was.
Does that mean we should not trust Dutch when he tells Rip Breezy is betraying him? Does that mean Sopapilla is going to turn traitor on R.J? Does that mean that T.N.T has been a Skull agent all along and just feigning incompetence and cowardice as a way of slowing Rip down?
And who is going to get custody of Baby FireBall? How can Breezy have custody if she ends up in jail? How can Rip continue to be an adventurer if he suddenly becomes the single father of a toddler?
May 03, 2014
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