October 20th, 2016

Snarky Candiru2

Friday, 21 October 2016

We continue merrily on with John and Elly acting as if Mike has suddenly mutated into an evil teenager because they attach too much importance to numbers.

(Strip Number 4882, Original Publication Date, 23 October 1987)

Panel 1: Elly tells John that Mike's still just eleven years old; he thus couldn't be turning into a feared and hated teenager because he's not ready yet.

Panel 2: Mike slams the door shut and reveals himself to be a figure of horror: a frowning sixth-grader in a jean jacket, drug store sunglasses and hair slicked up so that he no longer looks like Mirror Universe Linus Van Pelt.

Panel 3: Since they live in fear of their children, John and Elly gaze at this non-event in pants soiling terror.

Panel 4: They are horrified to have to remember that Mike is their child.

Summary: What we see here are two people of rather dim intelligence. They spend the next seven years wondering why Mike has a 'bad' attitude when they make their active hostility to everything he says, thinks or does a secret only to themselves.