How to Make a Story Where It Appears the Hero Turns Bad, but Has Not

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Reader Comments (29)

How can one man draw so many comics and still make amazing punchlines at the end of every panel, in every single comic?

February 26, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJoris

He's a genius. That's how.

February 26, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterCheeseball

Oh, this was just absurdly great.

February 26, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterPatrick

Why, oh why, must Everywhere Man wear a banana hammock as part of his costume?

February 26, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJoker

It's not rude to clip your nail in front of company, it's impolite. It's rude to clip your tonails in front of company...

February 26, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterFrank

No point arresting him, he's already in jail!

February 26, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterRavenBlack

Why is Omnipresent Man trying to avoid arrest? Isn't he already in prison? And if he was arrested, wouldn't he still be outside of prison regardless?

February 27, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterYamcha

If he clips his toenails, do they only come off in one place, or does the whole world suddenly get a light dusting of toenail clippings?

February 27, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterRyan

Great comic, as always.

Hrm. How long ago did you add a red background to the logo? Is that recent or am I blind?

February 27, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMike

Ugh. Nail clippings in the entree.

February 27, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterOtto Yamamoto

I see trouble coming between Omnipresent Man and Mr. Everywhere. I wonder if Mr. Everywhere is using Apple Maps vs. Omnipresent's Google Maps?

February 27, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterAlan

@ Joker wrote:
"Why, oh why, must Everywhere Man wear a banana hammock as part of his costume?"

`Cuz a codpiece would be even worse...

February 27, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterR. Dan

It's rude to *bite* your toenails in front of company.

February 27, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterBabyDoc

It looks like OP man is doing a strange pelvic thrust in the last panel. I'm not complaining

February 27, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterThereareyouhappynow

I salute panels one and four; crotch-centered ventriloquism (scrotiloquism?) is an idea whose time has definitely arrived.

February 27, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterkhereva

I'll am one of them grammarish peoples, because words meaning and syntax has values to it.

The title technically means:
"How to Make a Story Where It Appears (that)
The Hero Turns Bad, but [the hero] Has Not [turned bad]"

As opposed to:
"How to Make a Story Where
It Appears (that) the Hero Turns Bad,
But [in reality, he] Has Not"

Ergo, the appearance of these instructions is one in which:
- the hero turns bad, and
- the hero has not turned bad.

Which seems like a contradiction, but keep in mind this is Omnipresent Man we're talking about. For him, both can easily be true--and, in this story, they are.

-Chris T

February 27, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterChris T

Oh no! A light dusting of toenail clippings!
I'm assuming Omnipresent Man can only *see* one thing at a time, or he could solve every murder AND remind you where you left your keys.

February 27, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterDee

I've always wondered about Omnipresent Man... Is there an actual single version that's him living his daily life? I have sadly spent MULTIPLE hours in the past on this while I should be working...

February 27, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJason

I'd like to point out, that's not just any ordinary pelvic-thrust. That's an Epic Pelvis Thrust of Triumph!

February 27, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterSobek

"I'll am one of them grammarish peoples, because words meaning and syntax has values to it."

@Chris T - selective pedantry?

February 27, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterdead_elvis

@Alan: I've checked the various mapping sources,
and determined that Mr. Everywhere most likely uses...

February 28, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterQuestCompleted

Out of curiosity, would OmnipresentWOMAN be able to do more than one thing at a time, or is it a built-in clause to the whole superhero code of ethics?

February 28, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterAA

The police officer is Dwight Schrute. Cannot unsee.

February 28, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMatt

Is it just me, or does the police officer look exceedingly Schrute-like?

February 28, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterTheMortallyWounded

@Yamcha: Omnipresent man is clearly trying to protect his good name.

February 28, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterCzernobog

And now I expose my innernetular ignorance. What's the symbol on Mr. Everywhere's uniform from?

February 28, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterlilol'me

How come GoComics today shows a 2011 BI rerun?

Note from Scott: Human error. In this case I am the human

February 28, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterClassic Steve


You've hit it on the head, sir. I never miss an opportunity to show off my fancy eddamuhcayshun. Four whole years in elementary school didn't teach me nothing!

(For one thing, it taught me double negatives. Then it taught me double positives, so I wouldn't be sad because of all the negativity.)

-Chris T

February 28, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterChris T


Light Dusting of Toenail Clippings

March 5, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMatt
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