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By Badlands Jonny Mon Nov 12th 2018 at 3:00 am  

Not quite as bad as guessing a woman is pregnant and being wrong.

By Iron Ed Mon Nov 12th 2018 at 3:08 am  

I like how Anna’s expression does not change one iota between panels two and three. šŸ™‚
I also like the movies listed on the wall. šŸ˜‰

By Gianluca Burdon Mon Nov 12th 2018 at 4:25 am  

Heh!
Star Wars: Sith Happens

By Wizard Mon Nov 12th 2018 at 3:32 pm  

Not to mention Severance Package: the Bobbitt Story.

By Rye Mon Nov 12th 2018 at 6:05 am  

The left post in panel 2-3 reminds me of Sky-High from “Tiger & Bunny” anime.

By Marscaleb Mon Nov 12th 2018 at 8:46 pm  

Oh! I thought it was a parody of the Rocketeer, and couldn’t figure out the “-KY HI” reference.

By Gianluca Burdon Mon Nov 12th 2018 at 10:26 am  

Y’know, this strip is even funnier if you consider how gays have been handled in superhero media in recent years:

Almost every Superheroine who isn’t gay, is single

In the America Chavez solo series, the only straight person who wasn’t portrayed as completely evil, wished she was a lesbian

The reveal that Iceman is gay was so poorly written, a lot of fans subscribe to the theory that Jean Grey just brainwashed him. This is supported by the fact that every story since has Jean breaking a lot of Marvel’s long held telepath ethics, and the fact that Bobby has become a complete jerk since the reveal (His response to his parent’s talking about offering his younger time-displaced self his old room was to yell at them) and let’s face it, if they wanted to give a gay X-Men his own solo series, they could’ve just brought back NorthStar, Freedom Ring or Shatterstar and had zero controversy

And just last week both the CW’s hit shows, Arrow & The Flash, had the kids of the heroes revealed to be gay in the same week, but different episodes. Which even some gay people found to be a bit much

By Gianluca Burdon Mon Nov 12th 2018 at 10:29 am  

I mean, have gay characters if you want, just put some effort into how you handle them

By Inbetweenaction Mon Nov 12th 2018 at 2:40 pm  

Or, you know, go the other way. put in absolutly Zero effort into how you handle them. just have them show up with a same sex partner, and say nothing about it. If asked, just go “what, yeah, he is gay, that is why he has a same sex partner, duh?”

By Otaku Mon Nov 12th 2018 at 2:25 pm  

To be fair, some of the “accepted” openly homosexual characters had a rough time of it at first. I never read a lot of stuff with Northstar in it, to the point I had to look up Northstar’s history on Wikipedia to see if his sexuality had been confirmed before I even began reading comic books. It had been strongly implied for much longer, with the occasional counter-implication to keep it ambiguous. Read up on Shatterstar’s history. There was fan backlash to the reveal because – short version – his creators had something different in mind, which I think sounded more interesting, for him.

By Towering Barbarian Mon Nov 12th 2018 at 11:34 am  

Hmm! The introduction had me wondering, “magician colleague or lawyer colleague?” but if Anthony is worried about billable hours then my guess would be that she’s a lawyer. ^_^

By Marscaleb Mon Nov 12th 2018 at 8:49 pm  

Unless Anthony was talking up the date as if “Magic was going to happen!”

By Marscaleb Mon Nov 12th 2018 at 8:42 pm  

This is great. I love it when the situation itself is funny instead of just a punchline.

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