How to Handle Exposition

Thanks to a few sharp-eyed readers, my desk has a new tenant.

This is probably as close to a Scott Meyer action figure as we're gonna get. It's actually a Star Wars Vintage Collection 2010 Rebel Commando Action Figure with all the extras removed. Sadly, the clothes are all wrong, but with some paint, I'm thinking he might make an excellent Omnipresent man!

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Reader Comments (58)

quote: NO!!! If you paint Omnipresent man, you'll get paint everywhere!

That's better than what happened with Omnipotent Man.

January 14, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterWisteriam

What's the knifeketeer holding? I wasn't sure if it was supposed to be ice cream, or cotton candy, or a ... boxing glove on a stick.

January 14, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterFHL

"What's the knifeketeer holding? I wasn't sure if it was supposed to be ice cream, or cotton candy, or a ... boxing glove on a stick."

Pretty sure it's a boxing glove on a knife; he's the Knifeketeer, remember.

Also, did anyone else appreciate the exposition at the beginning to describe exposition? I found it delightful.

January 14, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterPat

Hey don't kill off MacraMayhem so quickly, we could all use a little more basic instruction on the martial crafts...

January 15, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterTravelKev

I think this is the best episode ever. Although I'd like to see the Knifeketeer punch Stabby with the glove-on-a-knife. You know, just to see what happens. You could explain it through exposition.

January 15, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterjmv

Here I was hoping we could finally meet The Choker. Although MacraMayhem was excellent.

January 15, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterRandom Fam

Very much hoping you will make an Omnipresent Man out of that action figure!

January 15, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterRadien

I'd totally buy a Knifeketeer action figure, no lie.

January 15, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterPurpleXVI

Big fan of this strip. One of the few "must read" comics for me.
Tim Rickard, Creator, Brewster Rockit: Space Guy!

Note from Scott: If this is, indeed, Mr. Rickard, I have to add that your comic is on my daily read list, and I'm regularly bitter that you thought of jokes that had never occurred to me.

If any of my readers haven't checked out Brewster Rockit: Space Guy, DO SO NOW!

January 16, 2011 | Unregistered Commentertim rickard

Brewster Rockit has been on my daily read list since the Seattle Times dropped it from their printed comics a few years ago.

gocomics has the color version.

January 17, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterWade

@SqlGuru No, no no. That would be the arch nemesis for Omnipresent man... Nowhere Man! Villains always have opposite powers.

January 17, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterVaughn

The greatest thing about Knifeketeer is how he has a hidden right-handed boxing glove on a knife that he can pull out when he is facing the opposite direction.

January 18, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJohn

"Martial crafts"

January 21, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBrandon

No Frax, your looking at it from the wrong perspective: Every kid would have to buy infinite action figures to replicate his superpower. Helloooooo CASH COW!

Rinkums: This was explained in an earlier comic, when rick thought the Knifeketeer up (Someone said a hero can't stab ppl or something)

January 26, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterButagami

I would love to see all these action figures, as well as the "Your Hide Will Make A Fine Poncho" Chia Pet.

It would be a nice, low-maintenance Chia Pet, what with its lack of hirsuteness.

February 6, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterRaymond

I don't think I've seen anyone else mention this, so I'll throw this out there:

I think the boxing-glove knife is a reference to Green Arrow's multitude of trick arrows, specifically the boxing-glove arrow.

February 18, 2011 | Unregistered Commentertrigonman3

I want an Omnipresent Man action figure!!!!! (or at least to see a pic of that one...

May 3, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterqwerty

I love how Macramayhem has a pair of giant knitting needles over one shoulder and an oversized crochet hook over the other.

May 21, 2014 | Unregistered Commenterdhasenan
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