This Week in Milford

May 6, 2014

The Milford Star

Filed under: exposition comics, Gil Thorp, Marjie Ducey, Milford Idiots — timbuys @ 6:15 am

May 6, 2014


Panel one: “Can you leave your last class early?” “History? Sure, no problem! That class has been pretty awkward ever since I gave my presentation on Napoleon’s defeat at Stalingrad.” “Great. Now you’ll excuse me if I don’t look up at you towering over my desk. I have to give these four random blank sheets of paper my full attention and possibly a taste of the back of my hand!”

Panel two: Poor Marjie. I am trying to imagine a slower news day than one where chasing down a big story involves interviewing a kid who hit three doubles in a high school baseball game a few days ago, but it ain’t easy. Tough break indeed, Marjie. Here’s hoping that you hear back from the Toledo Blade about that opening at the sports desk and you can finally get out of this tank town.

Panel three: The lengths Conrad will go to put a ‘sunnyside spin’ on getting an apparently pretty bad case of mono are almost troubling. Say, what’s with the chin grab there as he’s talking about himself as a ‘playa’? Look out, Rob! I think Luckey is hitting on Marjie!

Bonus point: After two proper uses of the comma in panels one and two, the creative team blows it in panel three.



  1. Why would he have to leave class early? When is Marjie’s deadline, 4:15 pm? Is the Milford Star the only evening paper left in North America?

    Comment by billytheskink — May 6, 2014 @ 7:33 am

  2. “…the guys thought I was a playa” because he got mononucleosis? What, did they think he got to second base with Typhoid Mary?

    That’s life in Tank Town, I guess.

    Comment by John S. Walters — May 6, 2014 @ 7:52 am

  3. Margjie is right handed again, unlike mid september 2013…..

    Comment by rowdyman — May 6, 2014 @ 12:54 pm

  4. Marjie remains a work in progress. I must have been fixed on the “oooo” necklace, because I failed to notice she is hitting from the other side today.

    Comment by vaganova — May 6, 2014 @ 2:32 pm

  5. @vaganova, yeah, I was trying to figure out something to say about Marjie’s outfit there. The piped sweater vest over a long sleeved blouse kinda threw me. I had some questions about that necklace too. My secondary thought was that, if you clicked through to that Memento trailer I’d posted a while back, you’d see that the protagonist was tattooing memos across his chest and that maybe that was what was going on there with Marjie as the ‘necklace’ just doesn’t look as though it’s hanging correctly.

    What can I say? If you think about this stuff too much, your mind goes to some very weird places.

    Comment by timbuys — May 6, 2014 @ 3:10 pm

  6. timbuys, such focus leads either to breakthrough or madness. Me, I am a fan of Kafka and support focus.

    Comment by vaganova — May 6, 2014 @ 8:00 pm

  7. Prediction: Marjie, desperate for page clicks/views (is the Milford Star online? no matter) will run every word of Lucky’s interview verbatim; Amy will read the interview and dump the “playa.” Luck runs out!

    Comment by teenchy — May 7, 2014 @ 3:35 am

  8. What’s with the Friar Tuck look Lucky is sporting n panel 1 ? Is that the new rage in Milford?

    Comment by Bobby Joe — May 7, 2014 @ 6:24 am

  9. What was wrong with the use of the commas ?

    Date: Tue, 6 May 2014 12:15:04 +0000 To:

    Comment by Howard S Sample — May 8, 2014 @ 12:53 pm

  10. I would posit that the comma between ‘is’ and ‘it’ is incorrect usage. I don’t usually cite to authority when it comes to grammar, but here is a source: that I believe in point 2 exemplifies what I’m talking about.

    Comment by timbuys — May 8, 2014 @ 1:07 pm

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