November 4th, 2016

Indignant Candiru

Saturday, 5 November 2016

Lynn combines Mike worrying about nothing with a waspish mail-shot directed at the terrible, cruel and misguided children who wear awful things to show that they HATE love and mother and happiness and friendship.

(Strip Number 1222, Original Publication Date, 7 November 1987)

Panel 1: As he leaves the house, Elly tells Mike that his minty green face is barely noticeable while he insists it's still green, MA!

Panel 2: He then tells her that he's marching to his DOOM because he's the only kid in school who looks like he's dressed up for Halloween.

Panel 3: We find him at the bus stop with a bunch of regular kids dressed like regular kids who live in the late eighties. Since this is targeted at fearful boomer parents by a fearful boomer parent, the kid in the Kiss T-shirt, the girl with the over-sized sweater, Molly with her rat-tail and the others are supposed to be still dressed for Halloween because they don't look like extras from Happy Days.

Summary: As always, when Lynn looks at kids who don't dress the way she'd like them to, she insists on wailing about their hating her and wanting to destroy her because everything is a referendum on whether she's loved at all.