Monday, October 8, 2012

Mary Worth 1,428

"Thanks for letting me know, Mary. I'll alert the publisher, and we'll get you scheduled indefinitely. Meanwhile, I'll go hug my stuffed bear, Duddly-Wuddly."

Today's Full Strip


fauxprof said...

And here's our segue to another mind-numbing three or four months. Dawn will press Jim to tell Wilbur his survivor's tale, providing all kinds of angst and mood swings. Sigh.

Unless...meanwhile, unable to keep up the rent on her fabulous apartments without a paying job, Nola Wolverson has taken a position as Editor's executive assistant. Relapsing into her former power-hungry ways. She seduces Editor, and plots against Mary/Wendy and Wilbur.

"Ah, Wilbur, you're alive, are you? Not for long, my friend, not for long."

It wouldn't take much alteration for Uncle Joe to re-draw her to look like Regina the Evil Queen on "Once Upon A Time". Fuller lips, more eye makeup. C'mon, Karen Moy, give it a try!

KitKat said...

How's this for a a plot segue: When a decline in the frequency of disasters threatens the success of "I'm Alive," Wilbur hires Wayne the Kidnapper to, shall we say, "set some things in motion."

Nance said...

I love how lighthearted and joyous Dawn looks as she tells Mary about other people who lived through disasters.

"Isn't it great how bad things happening to good people always seems to benefit Me!? Hooray!"

tuowl74 said...

Interview me, Wilbur. I survive this disaster of a comic strip EVERY DAY. Sundays too.

Peggy Olson said...

Wonderful ideas, fauxprof and KitKat. I especially relish the thought of Nola/Lola returning.

Two observations:
In Panel Two, Mary's hand is clenched in a listless "Yes!" fist. She's thinking, "Yes! That advice column is still mine!"

Does Mary have no contact with Wilbur or Mr. Editor? Why doesn't she know that she's still "Ask Wendy?" Maybe it's only a monthly column and they haven't planned the next issue.

WV: endnivi - secret ingredient for Kelk cookies and vegetable terrine in aspic.

Peggy Olson said...

Oh yes, Wilbur should interview members of this blog! His disaster column would last for years.

But let's ask another artist to draw our faces. I nominate Gary Trudeau or Graham Nolan, artist of Rex Morgan, M.D.

KitKat said...

Wanders, perhaps you could add Gloria Gaynor's "I Will Survive" to the Charterstone Jukebox as Wilbur Weston's "I'm Alive" theme song.

Dave in Parma said...

Dawn is going to move on ?! Didn't see that coming.

Nice idea Kit Kat--my mind for some reason went to the Patty Hearst kidnapping. Wilbur can have Dawn kidnapped to drive paper sales, Stockholm Syndrome ensues, Dawn participates in a daring robbery of the local Santa Royale-mart and is gunned down in a blaze of glory.

The ironic thing of it all (in an Alanis Morissette kind of "irony") is that while all this was going on, the newspaper cut back to two day a week service, so Wilbur won't have opportunity to write about the tragedy.

Thorpnotized said...

So much for yesterday's "MARY CONCLUDES HER VISIT WITH DAWN."

Punky said...

Well. Thorp, they ARE at last edging toward the door. This is true progress, in the Worthiverse. Wanders, you are going to have to create some special prize for dullness, for the last month or two, when it comes to the annual Worthy awards. Basically nothing exciting has happened since we saw Wilbur get airlifted rather ecstatically. That was August! Talk about milking a plotline.

heydave said...

Late to the party so all the good lines are already taken!

But I do love the chirpy way lil' Dawn-bird is flapping her wings. Tra-la!

Anonymous said...

Does this mean that Wilbur is going to interview Jim? Ugh.

Mary should be interviewed by Wilbur. She survived having her purse stolen by hippies.

Sandi Ego said...

Mary's body language is so revealing. She is relishing her role as Dear Wendy and will not give it up without an epic fight.

Anonymous said...

Will there be a successful assassination plot soon? Please? Anyone?