January 29th, 2015

Snarky Candiru2

Friday, 30 January 2015: Mike finally takes it up the arse for being a creep.

Mike's being a massive jerk to Lizzie about how the bogeyman will come through the Great Hole and eat her soul backfires on him when John says that he just volunteered to switch rooms with Lizzie.

(Strip umber 1012, Original Publication Date, 31 January 1986)

Panel 1: We find John telling Lizzie that he's putting plastic over the hole in the ceiling of her room.

Panel 2: He then tells her that a contractor will be over to fix it tomorrow.

Panel 3: Jerkass Michael scares Lizzie by telling her that there's nothing to stop the bogeymen from coming down from the attic. (Note: Lynn spells it boogie men because she doesn't know how to spell the word.)

Panel 4: When John overhears this, he tells a freaked-out Michael that he's just volunteered to switch rooms.

Summary: Since Mike wasted his childhood looking for proof that yes, his parents never really loved him and yes, Lizzie was actively trying to destroy him from Day One, I should think that his panic is alleviated by validation.