This Week in Milford

January 28, 2015

Murder Most Foul… Get It?

Filed under: actual action, Bad Jokes, basketball, Coach Shaw, freak hands, Gil Thorp — timbuys @ 9:42 am

January 28, 2015


Confronted with an improved, dominating player, Gil goes straight to the bottom of his bag of tricks by instructing Malik McCall to simply kill Antoine Reed on the next possession. It’s unclear, exactly, what Gil has in mind by Ken taking up the slack but presumably this has to do either with helping defend Malik’s usual assignment or it is some sort of murderer slang to which I’m just not hip.

Bonus points: Those are some interesting hands on Max there. Is it just me or is his left index significantly longer than the rest?

So, Antoine is ‘All-League’ but aren’t they playing in the Valley Conference?

I really enjoy the dialogue in panel two. I am positive that the Gil’s response to Kaz was along the lines of “I think we both know what needs to be done.” and thus did Malik ‘Madman’ McCall get the job.



  1. By using unbounded dialog balloons in P3, Whigham was giving Rubin all the room Gil needed to explicitly call the “play” to take down A-Reed. Instead, the dialog honors the implied boundaries and we get safe, not-incriminating slang instead. “Step out” and “slack”, indeed.

    Comment by g2design — January 28, 2015 @ 10:07 am

  2. Malik will have to be creative in carrying out his assignment. I doubt the refs will let him on the court with a big pillow.

    Also, Gil makes it painfully obvious how many damns he does not give. They’re playing a rival team with an “all-league” player, and they don’t know anything about his game until they’ve “coached” their team to a big deficit? Whatever happened to film study, spying on practices, and working the coaches’ grapevine?

    Comment by John S. Walters — January 28, 2015 @ 11:03 am

  3. Ah, Malik. Gil’s preferred hatchetman.

    Comment by FoolyRain — January 28, 2015 @ 11:41 am

  4. If Gil’s hitmen couldn’t take down Marty Moon, how are they gonna get a well-conditioned star athlete?

    Comment by billytheskink — January 28, 2015 @ 11:43 am

  5. John S. @ 2: “Whatever happened to film study, spying on practices, and working the coaches’ grapevine?”

    Sounds like a job for Bobby Howry – at least the first two.

    Gil is missing the services of Cortez “The Killer” Beecher. Wonder what he’s up to these days?

    Comment by teenchy — January 28, 2015 @ 11:46 am

  6. Perhaps Max’s index finger is not unusually long, but his others are chopped off stubs courtesy of the Madman. Too many unpaid IOU’s for burgers at the Bucket?

    Comment by Obtuse — January 28, 2015 @ 5:56 pm

  7. Nice D Mack Swell. Raising yours arms after your man blows by you is useless.

    Comment by Bobby Joe — January 28, 2015 @ 10:07 pm

  8. That is supposed to be D. Darn auto correct.

    Fixed it for ya. – TimP

    Comment by Bobby Joe — January 28, 2015 @ 10:08 pm

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