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
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.
So I suppose, in the end, the details *are* important.
Eh, seems too much a copy of the jokes from the first Austin Powers movie.
Thank you, kind sir. I needed a laugh.
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.
Isn't it "tortuous" and not "torturous"? Anyway, nice one Scott. Keep up the awesomeness.
What's with old Rick? Does new Rick not exist in the future?
Torturous: having to do with torture.Tortuous: winding, twisting, crooked.
very very very funny. i truly hope your vision of the future will come to pass!
Maybe the true torture is the use of excessive "that"'s! Funny strip, though.
I think old Rick is there because Scott did not want to redraw Rick.
Good strip. I love Rick and the robe.
What, no one or no animal kicked in the junk today? :-)
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.
Don't mess with da Missy!
This has to be one of the funniest BI strips in several months.
good to the last drop...wait, wrong coffee commercial tag line...
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.
Great! Rear Admiral Rocket Hat once again got a genuine laugh out of me.
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
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...
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.
I hadn't even started reading and I was laughing! The visuals on this one are just hilarious... those stupid rockets!
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.
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?
I think I need a t-shirt with the Moon Men logo on it.
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.
MoonRick isn't wearing pants, is he....
Uhmmm ... a moonmen logo would fit nicely on my home improvement clothes ... Any available job as pragmatic lackey for Rick?
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...
...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)
did anyone notice "Rick"s bony knees sticking out from under the robe? Hilarious!
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.
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.
Is no one going to comment on the combination crescent moon/male symbol on the lackey's uniform?Ok, I will.