This Week in Milford

June 28, 2013


Filed under: Just Plain Awesome — nedryerson @ 11:17 am


So this is pretty what we’ve all been hoping for. Pop is kicking ass and taking names. He didn’t even have to turn into the Hulk to do it!

Is Pop a registered weapon? What will be left of these pukes when Pop’s son Beardo finally gets done at the bank? Does he often have to clean up messes like this when he leaves Pop unattended? “Ah geez, Pop, not another shattered cheekbone!”

Well the rest of the world has had half the day to comment away, so now it’s our turn.


  1. I really hope this is what Abe Lincoln meant when he asked Pop for “the usual”. I could read this for hours.

    Comment by billytheskink — June 28, 2013 @ 11:24 am

  2. Old Thayer’s administering a Valley Conference beat-down.

    Oh, and it looks like the counter-person just threw up in her mouth a little.

    Comment by Dood — June 28, 2013 @ 11:54 am

  3. Am I the last person to figure this out?
    Pop and Abe were outside the shop with Abe on Pop’s right. Abe indicated that he was going to a drugstore to his right.
    THEN, Abe magically shifted to Pop’s left to ask if Pop remembered Abe’s usual order.

    Shouldn’t the people who write the story and draw the pictures talk to each other?
    Maybe even review the result before it goes to press?

    Comment by Dale — June 28, 2013 @ 12:19 pm

  4. This is the best. Insanity like this is the true payoff to regularly reading Gil Thorp and having to put up with the Knoxious Folleys of the world. While not quite the transdimensional craziness of Kaz’s infamous skull punch, Pop shattering this guys eye socket and cheek without breaking his sunglasses is very much up there. We can only hope for a few more strips of this!

    Comment by TimP — June 28, 2013 @ 2:35 pm

  5. Hopefully he’ll use his pointy skull to poke out that scoundrel’s right eye.

    Comment by gwilo — June 28, 2013 @ 2:40 pm




    (Asked how he crushed punk 2’s cheekbone without breaking his shades, he will explain “Not know. Never do that before.”

    Comment by vaganova — June 28, 2013 @ 3:21 pm

  7. My guess is Beardo gave Pop that hideous shirt and Pop only wears it with him. Looking like a clown in his retirement years makes him mighty touchy.

    Comment by semperefi4evr — June 28, 2013 @ 3:34 pm

  8. The next question is “Where do we go from here?” I think it depends on what happens when Capt Ahab returns from the bank, where he has just pitched a line-cutter through a plate glass door.

    Comment by vaganova — June 28, 2013 @ 5:26 pm

  9. Also wondering if Ahab and Pops will sit down and calmly eat their subs while the Mfnrd EMTs attend to the two punks bleeding on the floor.

    Comment by vaganova — June 28, 2013 @ 5:27 pm

  10. If Mfnrd had a wrestling team, I’d say Gil just found himself a volunteer coach. (Nice application of the dreaded Rectal Clutch in panel 2, by the way.)

    Comment by John S. Walters — June 28, 2013 @ 9:10 pm

  11. Rex was right three days ago: that’s Mr.Bakst, back from Charleston and taking care of business! Have a Nut Boy on me! They’re shitty! Bonk! HRONK! FOOZLE! WUD!

    Comment by Don, the Rebel without a Blog — June 28, 2013 @ 9:38 pm

  12. Punk2 had his sunglasses up on his head so they could have escaped.
    Register girl could testify that Punk1 hit Pop first, nearly knocking him down. She probably goes to school with the punks, but is several years younger.
    Gil is tight with the police chief. He can resolve this without leaving any arrest records for the boys.

    Comment by Dale — June 28, 2013 @ 10:44 pm

  13. Awesome! Simply awesome!

    Comment by Milfordian — June 29, 2013 @ 5:13 am

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