Sluggo Saturday #71.

§ September 11th, 2010 § Filed under sluggo saturday § 23 Comments



from Comics on Parade #91 (Aug-Sept 1953)
image taken from the Grand Comics Database

EDIT 9/12: I wasn’t trying to be a jerk. Here’s what I was thinking.

23 Responses to “Sluggo Saturday #71.”

  • Andrew Leal says:

    It took me a few seconds to get your joke.

    I thought it had more to do with the bent water pistol haunting Sluggo to the Gilchrist-drawn present (though I don’t consider that the “real” Sluggo but a coarse imposter). He does look blinded by shame, rage, and water.

  • Leeatard says:


    I mean Jesus, man. It was only 1953! Let the wounds heal first!

  • rob! says:

    Sluggo’s gun looks real, so he’s going to have the last laugh.

  • MrJM says:

    Today, I will burn copies of Nancy and Sluggo unless you scrap your plan to build a comic shop on the site of the Burlington Coat Factory in lower Manhattan.

    — MrJM

  • Andres says:

    Unfortunately, this experience led Sluggo to a life of crime:

  • CT says:

    I laughed… I cried… Jesus, it works on so many levels.

  • Mikester says:

    CT – Thank you…I thought so, too.

  • CW says:

    Mike, you know I’m a big fan and a long-time commenter, but this was kinda tacky considering the date.

  • Mikester says:

    CW – I understand. I just felt the dialogue had some resonance regarding the event.

  • Oberon Lee says:

    Nice back-pedaling,you piece of white shit. Unfortunately your history of denigrating the victims of Islamic terrorism precedes you. I bet you feel so witty and urbane as you mock the deaths of 3,000 of your fellow Americans. Wait that’s not right, you only live in America, but you are definately not one. I hope you get hit by a bus.

  • Mikester says:

    Okay, lemme ‘splain.

    Perhaps in retrospect I should have used a more subtle caption, but I wanted to be clear that I picked this image specifically because of the possible reference, not to 9/11, but to our reaction to it. The key is the dialogue: “you thought you broke this when you stepped on it” — i.e. “no, the U.S. wasn’t broken when the events of 9/11 occurred.” However, much like the gun in that image, perhaps some elements of our society are a little bit off-target as a result. That the gun is still hitting a target is notable, however.

    And that’s about as much as I care to explain about that. It’s my fault for assuming everyone was going to be able to read my mind. I knew that this post was going to be a wee bit…contentious, but I wasn’t trying to purposefully offend anyone. I was just trying to provide some very minor commentary on one of the most historically significant events many of us will ever experience. I’m pretty sure I’m still allowed to do that.

  • Mikester says:

    Oberon – I went ahead and let that comment through, but decided not to post the one where you threatened my family members with rape. I realize that’s not very White Christian American of me, but I hope you find it in your compassion-filled heart to forgive.

  • Rock Ripsnort says:

    OK, but wtf does Grand Comics Database (your first link) have to do w/ anything? Why drag them into it?

  • Mikester says:

    Rock – OOPS. Darn those missing html tags! Fixed now.

  • CW says:

    Mike, thanks for the explanation.

  • Mikester says:

    CW – For you, one of my most loyal readers…no problem!

  • Andres says:

    It’s sad that Mike has to defend his right to have an opinion. Remember guys, freedom of speech is one of the cornerstone freedoms which make America a great country. As a naturalized citizen who had to work his butt off to become an American and who’s brother fought to keep you safe I’m disgusted that some ‘Americans’ act like fascists when it comes to opinions which don’t mirror your own (but I betcha dollars to doughnuts you didn’t even get the ‘joke’).

  • philip says:

    I’m fer it, not agin’ it.

  • C. Elam says:

    Man, I just knew someone was going to show up on this post and be a clown, but that guy really went above and beyond the call of duty. Plus, he didn’t even sign his real name. Wow, you really showed everybody by acting like an idiot on the Internet.

    I’m going to go read the Robin costumes post now.

  • Old Bull Lee says:

    Another thanks for the explanation, Mike. I didn’t quite get it at first either. With the explanation it’s actually kind of inspiring.

  • aj says:

    ugh; it never ends does it? woulda hoped that comic geeks weren’t so goddamned strident. i understand nationalism, i do, i was a soldier for crissakes, but that stuff is just inexcusable.

  • Lone Wolfowitz and Cub says:

    If silly jokes about mass murder can make a gung ho pantywaist shake his little cyber-fist in impotent rage, I say bring on the mass murder.