June 1st, 2016

Snarky Candiru2

Thursday, 2 June 2016

Mike is somehow evil and tricky because he tries to makes Lizzie feel like she's part of the game while at the same time keeping her from shrieking to Mommy that she has to KILL Mike because he's trying to hit her with softballs.

(Strip Number 1163, Original Publication Date, 4 June 1987)

Panel 1: A little while later, we find Mike trying to tell Lizzie not to look so glum because out-outfield is a key position.

Panel 2: Lizzie complains that the ball she flinches away from because she's terrified of getting her face smashed up never comes her way.

Panel 3: Mike explains that the point is that the ball might actually come her way in order to keep her from running to Mommy to KILL him for keeping her from playing.

Panel 4: We next find her yelling across the field that she's ready.

Summary: Again, we're dealing with a boy walking a tightrope because anything he might do would lead to Mommy losing her religion and screaming at him for being mean to Lizzie. No wonder he ends up resenting the Breath.