How to Gloat Over Your Captured Enemy

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Reader Comments (55)

Whoah! Rick is back to his previous, long-haired form! Then again, it may not be Rick but just moonman who looked like the old Rick :P

July 12, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSalamangkero

James Yeamans will be happy. A few months ago he wanted to here more of the moon men and their struggle to acquire Earth's gravity supplies.

July 12, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJason

So I suppose, in the end, the details *are* important.

July 12, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSean

Eh, seems too much a copy of the jokes from the first Austin Powers movie.

July 12, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJoshua

Thank you, kind sir. I needed a laugh.

July 12, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLeif

As soon as I see "old Ric" in his magnificent robe I start laughing. And in the case of this strip, I didn't stop laughing until...well, I'm still laughing. Classic, man.

July 12, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterI am Tubby, yes.

Isn't it "tortuous" and not "torturous"? Anyway, nice one Scott. Keep up the awesomeness.

July 12, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCJ Millisock

What's with old Rick? Does new Rick not exist in the future?

July 12, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAmanda

Torturous: having to do with torture.
Tortuous: winding, twisting, crooked.

July 12, 2009 | Unregistered Commentermissy

very very very funny. i truly hope your vision of the future will come to pass!

July 12, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterwhiterabbit11

Maybe the true torture is the use of excessive "that"'s! Funny strip, though.

July 12, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterkevdonahoe

I think old Rick is there because Scott did not want to redraw Rick.

Good strip. I love Rick and the robe.

July 12, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCBS

What, no one or no animal kicked in the junk today? :-)

July 12, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterEric

I had to resist the urge to bust out laughing the minute the page loaded and I saw Moon-Man Rick. I always love these strips; they're so absurd.

July 12, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterjoshquixote

Don't mess with da Missy!

July 12, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterFrankleeMiDeer

This has to be one of the funniest BI strips in several months.

July 12, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAlexR

good to the last drop...wait, wrong coffee commercial tag line...

July 13, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJiggly McSickfingers

THERE'S NO SUBTLE WAY TO SHOOT A MAN WITH A &%$@ING KILL RAY!

Yet another amazingly choice line by the emperor of the moon men.

July 13, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnother Rob

Great! Rear Admiral Rocket Hat once again got a genuine laugh out of me.

July 13, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterTrustButVerify

That's exactly the post I was about to make! Ya beat me to it. I just burst into a laughing fit at that point :D

July 13, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCookie

I think there needs to be a proper "How to" for evil villains.
How to deal with pesky heros -
Step 1) Don't skimp on the restraints. Yes, you may come off as a kinky bondage queen but it's better that than having the hero escape and ruin your plans.
Step 2) Don't gloat more than is really neccessary, and DON'T tell him your plans - that's just asking for trouble.
Step 3) Execute him yourself, no leaving incompetant lackeys to do the job. Nothing fancy, nothing elaborate, the cold hard efficiency of a bullet to the head is the only way to go.
Step 4) Send the body back to hisparent agency in pieces - sounds yucky but really gets the message across. Puts other would be heros off as well.
hmmm, maybe a bit too dark for BI come to think of it...

July 13, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDan Breen

So is the Emperor's elaborate overcoat like a kilt? Such that he would not be wearing underwear. Just wondering that after I saw his knobbly knees in the first panel.

July 13, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterIntenseBordom

I hadn't even started reading and I was laughing! The visuals on this one are just hilarious... those stupid rockets!

July 13, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterVictoria

If you fired the rockets, wouldn't your ears get burned? And if you had the chinstrap, seems like you'd risk hanging yourself. Guess that's why they call them super heroes.

July 13, 2009 | Unregistered Commentersnowdog

and not a word about the lackey wearing pajamas! huh! Love the return of "old Ric(k)" as the Moonmen Emperor... well, frankly, I do much prefer "old Ric(k)" to the newer-but-older Ric(k) anyway, and how long have we waited for the Magnificent Robe?

July 13, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBI Fan

I think I need a t-shirt with the Moon Men logo on it.

July 13, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMorejello

Joshua, the jokes about super-villains are much older than that even. I take the old vaudeville attitude anyway ":It's not the joke, its how you tell it", I think Mr Meyer might as well (hello! I think your comic is very funny and may soon invest in the darkhorse publication) and suggest you do the same to aid your future appreciation of most webcomics and stand-up comedians.

July 13, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterEarlofthercs

MoonRick isn't wearing pants, is he....

July 14, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterZerp64

Uhmmm ... a moonmen logo would fit nicely on my home improvement clothes ... Any available job as pragmatic lackey for Rick?

July 14, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterFrancesc

I'd left a few strips unread for a dreary day, and this one for last - and now I can't stop laughing!!

"SEE!! THAT'S WHAT I'M TALKING ABOUT" just about cracked a rib :D:D

Scott - you're the perfect antidote for a drizzly July...

July 14, 2009 | Unregistered Commenteridrillion

...plus I now have reason to re-read Peter's Evil Overlord list and chuckle some more!

(for the people who never came across it - http://www.eviloverlord.com/lists/overlord.html)

July 14, 2009 | Unregistered Commenteridrillion

did anyone notice "Rick"s bony knees sticking out from under the robe? Hilarious!

July 14, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterHammer

Yes, I am now a happy man. This has made my day and my tomorrow too. Another great comic from a subtle genious. I am going to build my very own rocket hat, but I can't find a decent chinstrap.

July 14, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJames Yeamans

I have never ever seen an Austin Powers movie, so the subtlety of your put down is lost on me. OTOH, the hilarity of the strip magnifies incredibly a hundredfold as your presence ignited a Doofus-Doosh-Bagge Hilarity Event Field. Ain't that sumptin'?

Chock full o'Nuts is that heavenly coffee, Better coffee a millionaire's money can't buy.

Doofus-Doosh-Bagge Hilarity Event Field alert!Probably thinks Rocky and Bullwinkle can't be funny because a moose and squirrel wouldn't live together or in a house or be able to communicate amongst themselves or humans because they are lower mammals.

It is left to the viewer to imagine what vile and excruciating punishment the evil villain has in store for the lackey for bollocksing up task and allowing the hero to escape;

DULL FISH! CAN'T YOU DO ANYTHING RIGHT? GUARDS!! FETCH THE HORSE RADISH AND TOBASCO SAUCE ... OH, AND THE BARNEY THE DINOSAUR SINGALONG RECORDING!
You will pay for your insolence, your impunity and your better fashion sense than me, grubworm ...

... wait, jiggly that's not it, either .... a little help somebody?

She's right. wordnetweb.princeton.edu/perl/webwn: tortuous agonizing: extremely painful.
But, 'their' still is not a singular, gender non-specific pronoun.

July 14, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMike

Is no one going to comment on the combination crescent moon/male symbol on the lackey's uniform?
Ok, I will.

July 14, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMike

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