How to Repel the Inevitable Invasion of the Moon-Men

Every now and then there's a comic that makes me really happy, but I'm not sure if anybody else will find it amusing at all.

Just sayin'.

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Reader Comments (79)

Oh, we do love it. The outrageous costumes over the stock people seal the deal.

January 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJoe

Ahh, I am really having a good ol' flashback to Radar Men from the Moon with Commando Cody. So, what is your hero's name? Rocket Head?

January 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJosh S

The details are not important indeed...

Also, since when was Rick the leader of the moon-men?

January 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnother Rob

The ridiculous rocket hat in the third panel makes it.

January 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCripsilly

Quite amusing! It's even more funny that I tend to amuse myself at work by putting my co-workers in ridiculous MST3K-type scenarios, so seeing you realize that with your comic is double the hilarity. Keep up the good work!

January 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterGryffin

No, I thoroughly enjoyed this comic too, I'm sure it helps to know the history of the majestic robe though. Also is "THE DETAILS ARE NOT IMPORTANT" an inside joke between you and your friend?

January 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJeff

He always was, in secret.

And I do like this comic.

January 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKirby-oh

You made some people very happy here as well. I'm glad to learn this important instruction before it is too late.

January 8, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterbeth

That was just awesome! I love how he's a rocketeer kinda guy.

January 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKyle

Magnificent. Every panel had me giggling. Rereading it now. Thank you!

January 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAditya Bidikar

Yeah, a little silliness breaks up the tedium.

January 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnamater

I was highly amused, thanks for brightening up my 6am shift on this cold day.

January 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterWombat18

.....brilliant, just simply brilliant! all it lacks is some pirate monkeys...I know, I bet you're secretly fearing they will bite your toes. but really, I give my word, I, as master of pirate monkeys will not let them at your feet (lots of commas there, what? commas are good, comas are bad)...will you be selling rocket powered hats with defective chin straps in the B.I. country store anytime soon? I really want one.

January 8, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterjiggly mcsickfingers

I can't speak for anyone else, but I thought this one was great. Go with what makes you happy.... The details are not important. ;)

January 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMike E

I love this comic. It's possibly one of your best.

January 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous Coward

jiggly: Actually, I was kinda expecting pidgin-men, and perhaps a game of ping-pong somewhere*. But that's why I don't write/draw comics.

* For those of you not as twisted and old as me... that's a rather obtuse reference to Flash-Gordon. Anyone who got it? Dude. you probably need help. :)

January 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMike E

Dear Scott,

I love you.

January 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMelissa

*I* laughed.

January 8, 2009 | Unregistered Commentererik

Love the rocket-propelled hat!

January 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterGareth Lazelle

The gravity of the moon ... he he, it is always for me very funny/sad to remember when as a child, very irritated, I was trying to explain to an stubborn, old country man, that indeed the moon has gravity. He was a very dear uncle, and I keep thinking now, how I can explain to a child that, indeed, the details are not important? ;-)

January 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterFrancesc

the real question is, how long did you spend designing the hat and outfit?!

January 8, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterwhiterabbit11

Is it possible to buy a shirt (or whatever) with my chosen cartoon or even just a panel of a cartoon, on it? I really like clicking onto this site twice a week and even the occasional disappointment cos Scott hasn't put a new cartoon on makes me feel more alive. Anyway Scott, you owe me, I bought the book and also stuff via clicking on the link (spotted when Missy highlighted this - I wouldn't have noticed the change). It's the talking to your kids about smoking I'm looking at. I know I should check your shop in detail first but I AM AT WORK for Pete's sake.

January 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMike Geordie

Heh, I love it. But I think it would be funnier if he used the same phrase both times; currently he says "unimportant" in one panel, and "not important" in another.

January 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterEsn

Best comic ever. I like to imagine that given enough time and tequila I could come up with comics like these. Me n a dozen monkeys typing and drawing for a million years would never come up with this one.


January 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterEyeRonik1

You seemed unsure that anyone else would like this. I am here to tell you that I found this comic hilarious.

January 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMarv

I thought it was just pitch-perfect. The details are unimportant. What's important is that we get to feel superior to other planets. Or indeed other celestial bodies of any kind.

January 8, 2009 | Unregistered Commentersour grapes

I'm glad others like it, and I'm not complaining, but I just don't get this one at all :(

January 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAndrew

The Emperor-Thing of Cerebus has called off the invasion of Greenland (he's not greedy, he didn't want to subjugate the entire Earth, just Greenland.) The details are not important, but he forgot how to tie his chin strap securely. Curse the dyno-infatu-abulation of plural-gnosti-catering! One day the Inuits and other Greenlanders will bow before the Sulltic Klabber of Cshuthli, but for now, they will the gren air another green day.

January 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKevin Kunreuther

+1 on using the usual cast of characters!! Details unimportant indeed... Keep up the good work!

January 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterTravisD

This is one of your best comics yet. Thanks for the laughs.

January 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMaxo

I personally didn't enjoy this comic as much as some of your others, but to each his own. I'm glad others enjoyed it!

January 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCJ Millisock

In frame one, the juxtaposition of the chair back and black shirt makes it look like a Stark Trek TNG uniform. Your subtle mind programming has failed, Meyer!

January 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDT

I being an perfectionist, detail oriented, pain in the ass when it comes to commenting on TV shows so I got a laugh out of the "The details are not important!" I have improved at not making as many observations during movies/tv shows ... much to my families relief. However, nothing can stop me from thinking them!!!

January 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAC

Good stuff. Just crazy enough to come true.

January 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJL

This is brilliant, and touches the very nature of what it is to be a Man. Every one of us, every day, is Flash Gordon, Buck Rogers and Batman, fighting the forces of Greed, Anger and Delusion with nothing more than pluck, wit, and superior technology. This has been true since the days of the stone club, when our first challenge was to exterminate the Neandertals and defend our families from saber tooth tigers. Anyone who thinks I'm being sexist can shut up and go pick some more berries. And stop that screaming kid, I'm trying to retie this knot in my chin strap!

January 8, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterrocketdad

The knee-length "Magnificent Robe" gets me every time -- all two times. The rocket propelled hat is also so ridiculous as to be funny as well.

Use the Robe more often!!!

January 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterPaul Programmer


January 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnemone

WAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHA *snort* AHAHAH *milk out of nose* WAHhaheeeeee....

Rocket propelled hat? Gravity?
Funny and freakin' brilliant.

Thank you for the giggles!

January 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKFo

The rocket hat sent me over the edge. You could have just drawn that and it would have been funny.

January 8, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterscbaker

Arguably your best work yet. I lolled heartily! A+++ would be amused again

January 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterPavel
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