How to Demonstrate Your Enthusiasm for a Movie

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...or make a comic intended to vigorously pique the curiosity of anyone who hasn't yet seen it.

Nicely done!

March 11, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterRob W

I like to think the "Awesome!" in panel 3 is not sarcastic. I know it could be, but I like the image of a fellow-geek being unimpressed until he learns that it glows in the dark. This was the funniest part of the comic to me.

March 11, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSteven Fisher

Coming to a Toys R Us near you!

March 11, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterGrant

Hilarious - one of your funniest.
I've been a big fan of the comic since around late 2006 (actually only a few months after you started the strip). Sorry I haven't left a comment or dropped you an email to say thanks before - the years kind of got away from me there.

March 11, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAdam

I'm scared. But I also like your new 'on display' pose

March 11, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterray friesen

I have just loaned my treasured copy of the graphic novel to a workmate who is actually younger than the book I entrusted him with.

He said the movie was "OK, but the most disturbing bit was how the big blue guy was naked all the time".

March 11, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAndy

Awesome comic about an awesome movie adaptation of an awesome nook.

March 11, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterIsaac

Aw.... typo. I meant book.

March 11, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterIsaac

Very clever, Scott. In order to avoid writing the wrong year on yet another strip, you conveniently covered it up with with a foot.

... you really DON'T know what year it is, do you?

March 11, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterspiffy

i was going to buy a t-shirt or button but this is SO much better!
on re-reading, am wondering why you needed TWO 'censored' bars in the 4th panel...? also, would have loved to see missy's reaction to your new... er... 'toy'!

March 11, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterwhiterabbit11

Haha. That was awesome.

March 11, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterWayne

I bet this one will make digg.

March 11, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterZach

Haha, I had that conversation with a friend about a Halloween costume.

Btw, is that cop Dwight Schute?

March 11, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterWill

That was amazing! I needed this advice to encourage friends to see the watchmen. So good!

March 11, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAlex Spaete

I was hoping for a Smurfs reference in the last panel...funny nonetheless

March 12, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMike

Sometimes, your comics narrate my life.

This is totally one of those times.

March 12, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKatherine

Oh, Andy... this is the perfect place to SAY NOTHING! SPOILER ALERT!

March 12, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBI Fan

I read the graphic novel so long ago that it was only in reconnecting with the former college beau that I even had a reason to see the movie... which I did see with him, with very little memory of the graphic novel. Was fascinated by the movie and absolutely LOVE today's strip! I was reading it out loud to said beau, and I was laughing so loud I had to stop reading and just send him the link... so now you may have gained another fan, Scott!

March 12, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBI Fan

hmmmmm...and of course nothing at all disturbing about the statement...oh, never mind. i just realized, this kid must be of the grand theft auto generation...no point.

March 12, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJiggly McSickfingers

if i had the kinda swag scott can get being a fantastically famous playboy web comic artist, i wouldn't know what year it was either, would you?....you didn't live in athens, ga did you spiffy?

March 12, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJiggly McSickfingers

Quis custodiet ipsos Scott?

March 12, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJiggly McSickfingers

Not me...not until he puts some pants on!!!

March 12, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJiggly McSickfingers

I'd really like to see someone make a glowing blue softpack. Best Watchmen memorabilia evar!!!eleventyone!11

March 12, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAutumn

I just about choked on my waffle.

March 12, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSusan

If you don't know what Watchmen is about and all you know about the movie is what you have seen on the trailers... DON'T GO TO THE MOVIE IGNORANT OF THE STORY LINE. And for the love of , don't take your kids!!!!!

I saw 10, 11, 12, 13 year old girls with their dads/moms and they were quite in shock.

This is not X-Men. My wife said it was a cross between X-Men and Debbie does Dallas. Heh.

March 12, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAC

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The Crowd Pleaser wins yet again.

March 12, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMatt

I just looked at the third panel again and noticed he's wearing trousers. This makes me feel I significantly misunderstood the joke the first time around...

March 12, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJohn

scott's lower manhattan?

March 12, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLamartheRevenger

Is the censored bar covering what would be a real product that exists in reference to the movie, or is it just for us to use our imagination and thus make it funnier than anything that could have actually been drawn? Haven't seen the movie or read the book so I don't know if its a reference I'm missing. Either way, funny as usual.

March 12, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterPhil

I like the throwaway line: "You could use a second T-shirt."

March 12, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnn

Chels- I saw the movie! I have heard teachers discussiing this too! I joined the discussion too! Ha! i was talking to my uncle about this last night on the phone a sa matter of fact. Turns out none of my friends but one went to see the movie he only went because he was drug to it....I took my uncle with me and he said it was three hours of torture and he said I thought he was gay....

At 21, I'm of the Grand Theft Auto generation, and I'm an obsessive Watchmen/Alan Moore fan. Don't lump me in with the "ewww, big blue dick!" group!

March 12, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterErin

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Must be a different spiffy. Common name, ya know.

... I see why they call you "Jiggly."

March 12, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterspiffy

I love Watchmen! So, very much and no one gets it and it makes me very, very sad.

March 12, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJennifer Ebbler

Scott, now that you're done playing with it, can I have my blue Gummischwanz back?

"Discordian"...now there's a term I haven't read since I was hanging with Mr. Thornley in Little 5 Points...Zenarchy baby!

March 13, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJiggly McSickfingers

why might that be? (it's a reference to something annihilistically funny in another comic strip).

March 13, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJiggly McSickfingers

There are Watchmen promotional condoms. I am not kidding. They were listed in a sweepstakes prize package along with a t-shirt and a soda cup. I guess they knew they couldn't make the shwag too kid friendly for a deservingly R rated movie, but jesus man. I wondered if they were happy faces with blood on them (maybe red lube?) but glow in the dark blue ones would be much better.

March 13, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSarah

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