January 7th, 2015

Snarky Candiru2

Thursday, 8 January 2015

We tag Jim and Marian back in with her reminding him that he'd better not think he can step out on her just because monogamy is boring.

(Strip Number 1002, Original Publication Date, 7 January 1986)

Panel 1: We begin things with Mike, Elly and Jim bidding farewell to Connie and Lawrence's silhouettes; as they leave, Elly promises to write them.

Panel 2: Elly comments on how wonderful Connie looks when she tells Jim that she's happy for her.

Panel 3: Marian overhears the old boy as he gets all wisful and smiley about how there's nothing like a new love affair to really get the pulse pounding.

Panel 4: When Marian makes a sarcastic comment about sticking to jogging, Jim's smile is erased.

Summary: This is, of course, the sort of banter that an old, comfortable married couple like these two engage in pretty much all the time. We gain a closer perspective on their relationship when she tells him to not beat himself up over an accident despite his sort of wanting SOMEONE to do so.