How to Turn the Tables

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I imagine a scissor-wielding adversary. Not like Edward, but one who carries a collection of scissors in a backpack (never in his/her hand). My mother could probably enlighten you on the thousands of types of scissors.

June 10, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterMatt

Very wise, Matt,for your adversary not to carry scissors in his/her hand. Can you imagine what might happen as they were pursued by the Knifeketeer? Doesn't bear thinking about - besides which, one should never break the rules even to keep the rules. Running with scissors, or compelling others to run with scissors, would destroy all in civilisation that we hold dear.

(Actually a lady Adversary would be rather nice. At least Rick would get within name-calling distance of a woman. However, she would likely defeat him within seconds, as he depends on his adversaries being more unintelligent than he is, and women just aren't that daft, as a rule)

June 11, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterPaddy

But they could never run away or chase anyone?

June 11, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterDork Angel

I think panel two is the best. Clearly, the more times you repeat a word, the funnier it gets.

This may save you a lot of time writing future comics.

June 11, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterJoshua

Look out, it's... The Stapler! (Seriously, you can get really big staplers)

June 11, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterJ. Bill

I'm not sure you'll ever top the line "It takes a murderer to murder a murderer."

June 11, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterPaul

They do say, "It takes a murderer to murder a murderer" - I say that all the time. While murdering murderers.

June 11, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterZoltan

MacraMayhem suddenly bringing a (craft) knife to a. . . knife fight? Somehow, I'm reminded of the Blue Raja. "I'm not Stab Man, I'm not Knifey Boy."

June 11, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterRobert

"It takes a murderer to murder a murderer"

I'll love this line with relish till the last of my days.

June 11, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterAl

I can see a scissors-wielding villain: a renegade former kindergarten teacher who snapped under the pressure of disciplining small children and became RunsWithScissors

June 11, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterFred

Anyone who thinks a stapler is not a formidable weapon has never been stapled.

June 11, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterNysssa

@Paddy: I think that The Knifeketeer could triumph over a female adversary. His primary tactic is stabbing his foes and women are not immune to stabbing. Of course thinking about The Knifeketeer in terms that are that realistic makes you realize that he is a murderous vigilante who stabs criminals. So he is really the villain. So the lady character would have to defeat him for it to be a happy ending, unless he does a Booster Gold thing and stabs lady criminals since that is exactly how he treats male criminals. So stabbing lady criminals is actually the egalitarian thing to do.

June 11, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterGregory Bogosian

How come the Knifeketeer hasn't yet been thwarted by the Human Cutting Board? Or a guy with a really large magnet.

June 12, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterSteve

Next time, he should bring a staple gun. In the words of a wise man: "Only a moron brings a knife to a gunfight."
That's how you turn the tables!

June 12, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterJerden

Two words: The Spleen

June 12, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterSoul of Wit

Jerden - Mythbusters proved that you can, in fact, bring a knife to a gunfight and win. Can't remember how. Maybe you have to approach from behind and stab the gun out of your enemy's hand...

June 14, 2014 | Unregistered Commenterqwerty

I think this comic answers yesterday's questions regarding how Jenkins managed to marry three times.

June 19, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterRubrick
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