Monday, March 19, 2018

Mary Worth 2842

Let's parse this out panel by panel...

I have to admit, I groaned out loud when I saw this morning's first panel thinking this story might actually be about Wilbur's sense of abandonment, and not an elaborate tour or Joan Brigman's Beautiful Italy. Because making this a story about Wilbur would be about the worst thing that could ever possibly happen in the Worthiverse.

But then...

Thank you June Brigman for not even attempting to recreate Botticelli's Birth of Venus in ink, but only rendering the most minimal representation. Unlike this image from the Phantom last week.

Perhaps June thought she would have made this blog un-family friendly. But here at MW&M, we fear no art:

Friday, March 16, 2018

Mary Worth 2841

It's clear that Dawn is excited to return to Beautiful Italy. And why shouldn't she be? It's been almost six years since she was there last (how old was she then)? True, the entire trip was terrible, and she was almost killed when her cruise ship sank, but this time will be different for sure. And I am even more excited for this trip than Dawn because in Beautiful Italy, this happens.

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Mary Worth 2840

The awkward breakfast table hug is always a sweet moment. But it appears that Wilbur may have been bitten by a werewolf during his travels and has spent the night roaming Santa Royale Meadows Park feasting on the flesh of kite flyers. Judging by his right arm, his transformation back to human being is not quite complete.

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Mary Worth 2839

She really is. I mean, here she is, 21 already. Just ten years ago she was 20.

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Mary Worth 2838

I know money exists in the Worthiverse. Olive asked Mary Worth for some money to give to a homeless man because her heart was generous and her tummy brain was a little mooch. Ted Confey swindled Adrian out of $50,000. And of course, Wilbur used his credit card to buy a $30,000 emerald ring for Fabiana. And yet, semesters abroad seem to be free.

Monday, March 12, 2018

Mary Worth 2837

"My relationship? Dad, I just said, I'm part of his group! There's a whole group of us. I'm the student he does yoga with. Kathy's the student he does parkour with, and Venessa's the student he gardens root vegetables with! Don't you know what a group is?"

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Mary Worth 2835

Even alone with her thoughts, Mary has suppressed the trauma of her recent sexual assault and sublimated with a muffin fixation. Does she feel responsible for Ted's behavior? Does she blame herself? Wake up, Mary! Those aren't muffins! Those are blueberry tears.

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Mary Worth 2834

For the first time in her life, and perhaps the only time it is not appropriate, Mary is being discreet.

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Mary Worth 2833

Mary is burying her secret deep inside. Okay, I get maybe not telling Jeff since Ted "The Molester" Miller is Jeff's BFF. But Toby is Mary's BFF, and she's not even telling Toby. This is getting very dark.

Also, how fitting is it that Mary goes to Saint Anne's? Saint Anne was Jesus's grandmother according to apocryphal legend and Wikipedia.

Monday, March 5, 2018

Mary Worth 2832

Whew! Mary will not deny the world of her muffins! She's so good and noble that way, always thinking of other people. Except for the next old lady that Ted Miller will molest.

Sunday, March 4, 2018

Mary Worth 2831

"You can say THAT again!" Ha ha ha ha ha. Because Ted rubbed Mary's body when she didn't want him to. So it's funny. Ha ha ha ha ha.

Saturday, March 3, 2018

Mary Worth 2830

If the #metoo movement has taught us anything, it's never tell anyone that a character tried to sexually assault you.