...or make a comic intended to vigorously pique the curiosity of anyone who hasn't yet seen it.
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.
Coming to a Toys R Us near you!
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.
I'm scared. But I also like your new 'on display' pose
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".
Awesome comic about an awesome movie adaptation of an awesome nook.
Aw.... typo. I meant book.
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?
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'!
Haha. That was awesome.
I bet this one will make digg.
Haha, I had that conversation with a friend about a Halloween costume.
Btw, is that cop Dwight Schute?
That was amazing! I needed this advice to encourage friends to see the watchmen. So good!
I was hoping for a Smurfs reference in the last panel...funny nonetheless
Sometimes, your comics narrate my life.
This is totally one of those times.
Oh, Andy... this is the perfect place to SAY NOTHING! SPOILER ALERT!
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!
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.
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?
Quis custodiet ipsos Scott?
Not me...not until he puts some pants on!!!
I'd really like to see someone make a glowing blue softpack. Best Watchmen memorabilia evar!!!eleventyone!11
I just about choked on my waffle.
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.
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The Crowd Pleaser wins yet again.
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...
scott's lower manhattan?
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.
I like the throwaway line: "You could use a second T-shirt."
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!
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Must be a different spiffy. Common name, ya know.
... I see why they call you "Jiggly."
I love Watchmen! So, very much and no one gets it and it makes me very, very sad.
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!
why might that be? (it's a reference to something annihilistically funny in another comic strip).
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.