It looks like Tom Harpman's new love is moving in just down the hall! Perhaps he will inspire her to walk without her cane.
Today's Full Strip
They're tooling along in a blue version of the Popemobile. And Mary's future nemesis is shrieking, "Faster, my pretty."
Please tell me that this is Helen Clark's twin sister!
They'll be nice when Mary gets through with them. I guarantee it.
Gina's in the Witness Protection Program again because of those mobsters so she's headed back to Santa Royale along with Bobby, who's posing as Esther Walton's twin.
I love it when Uncle Joe messes with us. It's sort of like "Where's Waldo?". He challenges us to find his message that shows he knows how bad this all is.
Forget the utensil-drawing problem, Uncle Joe is a total genius. He gives us the next plot line in one panel. We have the sour, mean old crone, along with her repressed (and oppressed) caregiver daughter. Tom Harpman will romance the daughter, while Mary redeems the mother. This will take six to eight months, easily.I can hardly wait for the "meet cute" between Tom and the younger woman.
I love this panel so much. I want to frame it and hang it on my wall.
And that driver has tiny skinny fingers that don't appear to be attached to her body in any way. It's a wonder she can drive.
The old lady looks like the portrait Mary keeps in her attic.
I wonder how that cranky old lady feels about decorating cakes. I'm sure Chin Napkin would step up to the plate again. After all, it's still pink!
I suppose it's hoping too much that the daughter will refuse to stop the car and just shove the old lady out?
Thursday's strip: Mary doesn't waste time. The "someone to help you" is Tom Harpman. His stubble and sniffling will entrance Beth, and they will fall in love. Beth's irascible mother will remind Tom of his mother, and he will charm her as takes her arm.BTW, Beth is carring the standard-issue Santa Royale shoulder bag also sported by Mary, Dawn, and every other female in SR. And, the gray luggage is filled with gray books, which are de rigueur for Charterstone residents.
I thought the cranky old lady was a cranky old man at first. She gives of an evil mad scientist vibe. Hopefully, she's carrying a bomb.
That's a WOMAN?!?
It's odd that Mary emphasizes the word "help" instead of "I". She should have let them know, in her own subtle way, that SHE is the self-declared Queen of Charterstone.
You know what they say, Tom; "if you want to know what she'll look like in 20 years..."
I wonder how long Mary was waiting in the bushes to "help" her new neighbors.
THURSDAY:1. I thought that maybe we had suddenly landed in a Planet Of The Apes alternative universe. That old lady is very simian-looking, and she is great at bossing the human Beth around. (Take your own luggage, you da*n dirty ape!")2. Mary is ready to volunteer assistance by the helpful and kind Tom Harpman, who she suddenly forgets is very ill with a cold. Unless we have warped ahead in time? Unless her chicken soup possesses miracle-cure powers?3. Why can't Mary carry some bags? She trained for days and days to carry that gargantuan NatureCake. ("Oof") Have her ladymuscles atrophied already?Wanders, where are you and your fabulous Hidden Bon Mots?
I forgot to check Wanders' secret message from Wednesday's strip. WOW! Look at the extended roof on Mother's side of the car! I wish my car had that feature.
Beth gives off a definite Bette Davis in "Now, Voyager" vibe. It's just a matter of time before Tom lights two cigarettes at once and gives her one.kathyo-love your comment!
@Meg, love the "Now Voyager" comparison! Another classic movie came to my mind--the old crone is Norman Bates' mom, reanimated.Charterstone just got more interesting.
Crone V Biddy, coming right up.LET'S GET READY TO MEDDLLLLLLLLLLLLE!!
That geezer grimace clearly says...Pull the car over... gotta poop!
I thought J. Jonah Jameson shaved off his mustache and wandered over from the Spiderman strip."I can get someone to help you" = "you look like you need some help, but it sure as heck isn't going to be from me...'
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