How to Reinvent a Classic Character for Modern Audiences (rerun)

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Reader Comments (29)

Just take a knife swing, and then he will be Profusely Bleeding Semi-Visible Naked Man

May 15, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterK7

Yay! I love the ones with the Knifeketeer, but I love the ones with his enemies even better. (My favorite is still the Choker.)

May 15, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterLummox JR

You're still the laziest cartoonist ever, but the way you drew yourself in this comic is fantastic. Can we expect more of this? :-)

May 15, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterWim ten Brink

I never thought about this before, but... do you think that the Invisible Naked Man looks like Jenkins?

May 15, 2014 | Unregistered Commentersav

Is this mullet boss' super incarnation I don't see here?

May 15, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterPat Combat

I must have missed this one the first time around because it's hilarious

May 15, 2014 | Unregistered Commenter1415dr

It's not lazy cartooning. Let me find my euphemism generator and I'll get back to you.

And H.G. Wells' original Invisible Man did have to go naked. The there was this emperor who had invisible clothes...

May 15, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterMarco

"Evidence of the world's laziest cartoonist?" For the win!

And I love that panel 3 is left to my imagination. Ewww!

May 16, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterNH

Well, i guess we didn't see this coming....which is probably for the best.

May 16, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterPhyrexian_Rogue

All you have to do to defeat him is order a cappuchino. He'll get milk froth on his face, and be Mysterious Mobile Moustache Man.
Of course, given that he has admitted to being overweight and naked, jogging briskly away or walking through patch of holly bushes would work too. Not the most frightening nemesis I've heard of.

May 16, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterAA

Oddly, we never see this villain again.

May 16, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterThe Chosen One

"A hint"? Oh, sweetbabyjesus! Mind bleach, please.

May 16, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterJames

"Plainly visible naked man" for the win.

May 16, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterFrank

Obviously, well replayed.

May 16, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterMr. Obvious

Wasn't the original invisible man naked too?

May 16, 2014 | Unregistered Commenterยต


May 16, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterJerden

Knifeketeer, you're the KNIFEketeer. Just start stabbing. Say, "Well, I'm about to practice my knife work. It sure would be problematic if somebody vulnerable to knives was near me. I probably couldn't be held accountable for their murder. In fact, I've been slacking off lately. So I should probably randomly stab the air around me quite often for the forseeable future." Invisy would probably book it, and if not, you can just stab him.

May 16, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterZ2

Well, come to think of it, I suppose an invisible man wouldn't be too concerned about his appearance.

May 16, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterMatt

First he'd have to use his knives to put out his eyes. Then he could make the invisible naked man visible without having to look at him.

May 16, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterMike

A true classic. :)

May 16, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterJan

If I could have a super power, it would be to be invisible...
Wait a minute; middle aged women ARE invisible...

May 16, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterDee

The Knifeketeer can win this. All he has to do is swing his knives in a pendulum motion at about waist level. Invisible Naked Man will be defeated. I swear it.

May 16, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterMatthew

Nothing is scarier than an angry, hairy, naked man chasing you.

May 17, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterNik

I laughed like a drain. Thanks, I needed that.

May 17, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterAnne

Given how phobic guys get at the thought of seeing another man naked, I have to ask - How do you guys get dressed in the morning? With your eyes closed?

Oh wait - I've seen how some of you dress. Never mind! :-P

May 17, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterLEH

But here comes Friendly the Knife-Hound...

Or, Knifes puts away the boxing-glove knife and gets out the feather-duster knife... well, he probably doesn't have a feather-duster knife. Yet.

May 17, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterRobert Carnegie

Ah, now I understand! Thanks, Dee. All the middle-aged women who should be in network shows in order for the demographics of those shows to make any sense are in fact there, but also invisible. And naked. Saves on the wardrobe budget.

May 18, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterAnne

@LEH: That isn't the sight of "another" man naked, now is it?


May 18, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterSnails

I never thought about this before, but... do you think that the Invisible Naked Man looks like Jenkins?


May 20, 2014 | Unregistered Commentermisterfweem

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