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Steve also thinks a "bris" is a cut of beef.

If you haven't tried it, "QB1" is an online game where you try to predict what the next play will be in an actual football game.  I know the American football season just ended in real life, but in the EH world it's still early autumn.

Speaking of the Super Bowl ... well, there's always next year.  I did a little bonus picture with Steve and Mr. Mighty watching the game, but I'll have to shelve it for now.

I got this episode done quickly because I didn't have to work today ... we're buried under about 15 inches of snow here in Bethlehem/Allentown, and almost all businesses are closed.  I may be home tomorrow as well.

Keep safe, keep warm, and keep in touch.


So It Begins (soitbegins) says: Heh.
gwen patton (ardrhi) says:

We're not going to say anything about the braised tips in bourdeax sauce.  Nothing at all, do you hear me?  Next time you visit, we go out for PIZZA, thank you very much! 

Sam Daniel (samhdaniel) says:

Does that qualify as a mullet?

Ed Gedeon (eddurd) says:

@Sam: More like a never-left-the-sixties hippie.

gwen patton (ardrhi) says:

If he doesn't want to ride his motorcycle, he could hitchhike.  But then, he'd have to follow the "unwritten book of the road"...

And we know what George Carlin says about THAT.

Mary Potts (queenofcapes) says:

Just finished the entire archive from start to finish; am now sad that there is no more.  Awesome comic! ^_^

gwen patton (ardrhi) says:

Leonard Skynnrd, Attorney-at-Law?

David Harmon (mental_mouse) says:

Cool developments...


Sean Duggan (duggansc) says: The director of my current show took the opposite route. Started out a lawyer and now he's a long-haired teacher who does Shakespeare.
gwen patton (ardrhi) says:

woo hoo!

David Harmon (mental_mouse) says:

Heh... Mister Mighty's Muskrat Love is getting him in hot water!


Luke Gedeon (lgedeon) says:

I am from the US, a history buff, and I still did not catch the Andrew Johnson reference until I saw your footnote.

For some reason I thought Andrew was a name for Mr. Mighty that we had not heard yet. :)

Anyway, it seems like it would still have as much impact if you changed the bubble to say, "Andrew Johnson" instead of just "Andrew"

BTW, I have been reading these since about page 4 and have really enjoyed them. Keep up the great work.

Ralph Hayes (rhjunior) says:

This is why the "superhero registration act" is such a wallbanger. Criminalizing heroism? Punishing people for doing good deeds? Is this the precedent ANY society would want to set? What about the Good Samaritan laws and the Greater Good precedent?

Robin Zimmermann (packbat) says: Glasses in panel 1?
gwen patton (ardrhi) says:

Yeah, 'fraid I gotta second that one.  I was gonna say, I thought his name was Marion.  I think the suggestion of changing the balloon to "ANDREW Johnson" is a good one.

Seems like a harsh punishment for something where there were exigent circumstances.  You'd think something akin to the Good Samaritan laws that protect citizens who render first aid from liability would also protect superheroes who act in emergency circumstances.  I mean, what's the moral difference between stepping up to save one person's life with CPR and stepping up to save a busful by pushing them out of the way of a speeding train?  (Ok, grumpily kicking, but you get the point.)

But I suppose you have an arc plotted out that will make it All Make Sense, so I'll just sit back and watch it unfold.

Mary Potts (queenofcapes) says:

Hey, there's nothing wrong with a comic Growing the Beard. :)  That pun, however, is a crime.  Shame on you.

I'm a bit curious actually about how Mr. Mighty wore civillian clothes when he went to visit Jane, but now seems to wear his Super Suit 24/7.  Did he used to have a secret identity or something?  Is it just that he wears the suit "to work" and then doesn't bother to change?  What's the deal there?

David Johnston (davidj) says:

Mighty probably just didn't want Jane to get hassled by her fellow inmates. 


As for the author/artist.  I'm not sure your explanation works.  If private superheros don't need to register, then why would Mighty be in trouble for doing a little heroing before signing in? 

Ed Gedeon (eddurd) says:

@DavidJ -- you're right, Mr. Mighty was trying to avoid causing trouble for Jane.  As for why he now wears it around the house, that falls under the Rule Of Funny.


As for the registration mix-up, chalk it up to 1) legislators' fondness for making the heroes jump through hoops, with the excuse of "protecting the public"; and 2) it's a flimsy plot device.

gwen patton (ardrhi) says:

@DavidJ: It's also quite possible that different jurisdictions have different rules.  Much like different states, and in some states, different municipalities, have wildly different laws governing every aspect of gun ownership and use, they might have very different laws regarding when a superhero can ply their trade. 

Washington, DC might have one rule for Federally-registered heroes, where the registration itself is good enough, and simply not having the card on them does not make their actions illegal, where another, more paranoid town might actually want to check "yo papizz" if you're running around in spandex, kicking buses and punching trains, smelling of lemony-fresh chickens.

In yet another jurisdiction, going to court with the card might present an "affirmative defense", much like going to court with your proof that you actually did have car insurance at the time of the moving violation, resulting in that part of the charge being dropped.

Mary Potts (queenofcapes) says:

Hmm.  Well, Ed, the Troper in me can understand the notion of a plot device, but the nerd in me likes Gwen's explanation.  Hooray for State Laws!

Avilyn (avilyn) says:

Ed, the last panel is priceless, and made me chuckle out loud.  Good job! :-)

Jennifer McGaffey (jjmcgaffey) says:

Y'know, I'd never connected Ed-who-filks in the Narbonic comments with Ed-who-draws (and writes) the Everyday Heros strip. Sheesh, how many talents can one guy have? Love your stuff - both places!

gwen patton (ardrhi) says:

I will never forgive the writers of "Superman Returns" for Frank Langella's line: "Does he still stand for Truth, Justice...and all that stuff."

Their lame-ass arguments about how he's "here for humanity, not just one country" can masticate my high-albedo metallic derriere.  It was about as lame as turning GI Joe from an American Hero to a European-based global task force.

Symbols have power.  Ask anyone who fights for or under a flag, or who sings an anthem and is moved, or who sheds a tear at "Taps", if symbols are unimportant.  When you change the symbols, you change how people think, how they will move, where they will go, what they will do for you, to others, if they will live for you, if they will die for you.

Retconning our heroes away from us is taking away a portion of our wealth and our strength, just as surely as taking the money from our pockets or the blood from our veins.  They are sappers, digging at our foundations, removing them from beneath our walls.  For if we have no heroes, if we have nothing to stand FOR, why do we stand at all? 

gwen patton (ardrhi) says:

Is this guy a supervillain named The Questionmark?

gwen patton (ardrhi) says:


gwen patton (ardrhi) says:

gonna rename you pun-pun, nerd-boy.

So It Begins (soitbegins) says: Wait, it's May.... Day?

Mayday! Mayday! We're going down!

Sorry. XD
gwen patton (ardrhi) says:

Danger, Will Robinson!  Danger, Will Robinson!  He's got the chapter on child labor laws open under the bottom of the panel! 

Robin Zimmermann (packbat) says: Beautiful.
So It Begins (soitbegins) says: Seconded.
gwen patton (ardrhi) says:

They wouldn't be finding it laughable if he charged the standard minimum of a one-hour increment like MOST lawyers.  But then, he's a heretic among lawyers -- a realist.

John Campbell (jcampbel) says:

Panel two reminds me of Shaenon's comment about words that should not be used incautiously in an all-caps comic.

So It Begins (soitbegins) says: So that's what Shaenon looks like. Rock on, Shaenon!

Also, in the comic: Methinks he's a little too obvious.
gwen patton (ardrhi) says:

I like the shadow panel. Reminds me of one of the famous panels in "Wally Wood's 22 Panels that Always Work".  I have a copy of that in my studio.  I just looked that up to share with you, and found a very cool webpage about it, with some awesome high-rez scans from the original:  http://tinyurl.com/feb92

Andrew Barton (andrewandkatebarton) says:

I thought the shadow panel worked too.  I like to see you trying things out.

So It Begins (soitbegins) says: Very nice.
The Auld Grump (theauldgrump) says:

Heh - I wonder what Carrie will think of the trailers for Tangled when she sees them.... :P


The Auld Grump

Adam (10-0-0-1) says: she could always be a Nun and adopt, doubt that breaks any rules. and nice one today, gives some good insights into both of them in a very natural flow of conversation (something that I know is harder said than done) PS happy birthday to your sister
Kay Gilbert (kaygilbert) says:

I posted this at Skin Horse, and thought I should post it here, as well.  Melody: Hymn for a Sunday Evening ("Ed Sullivan") from Bye, Bye Birdie.


Can I touch Ed Gedeon's hem?

Ed Gedeon!

I, an unworthy fan, pay homage to Ed Gedeon!

Ed!  Ed Gedeon!  Ed!  Ed Gedeon!

Ah!  Ah!  Ed Gedeon!

Ed Gedeon!  Ed Gedeon!

Ed!  Ed!  Ged!  Ged!

Ed Gedeon!  Ed Gedeon!

I wanna be like Ed Gedeon!

How could any filker be

Half as fabulous as he?

Everyday Heroes

Charms me to my toes

Ed Gedeon.  Ed Gedeon, Ed Gedeon!

I wanna be like Ed Gedeon!


Narbonic started his reign

Now, Skin Horse

Champion he'll remain

'Though his puns cause pain!

I want to kiss his brain

(Ed, I love you!)

Ed Gedeon!


Ed Gedeon (eddurd) says:

(*blushing*) Thank you, Kay.  I just hope my wife doesn't get jealous 8-)

Mark Chapman (aardvark86) says:

I love Mister Not-so-fast-on -the-uptake in the last panel :)

Fredrake Showen (madmask) says:

I can understand the wonders of a new smell that you experience at your first job. Mine was a vet lab and I helped perform the cattle necropsies (animal equivalent to an autopsy). When the feed lot failed to ice the organs properly, let’s just say I had Uma’s problem with beef for a week.

E.T. the Eccentric Type (et_the_eccentric_type) says:

Where I come from, if someone has a Bar Mitzvah, you call him a "Barmy Boy".

Just more randomness.

dasd asdsfsfg (kingsdaughter613) says:

Actually if you do CPR and you're not certified you CAN be prosecuted. Even if you were previously certified and have since failed to renew certification you cannot perform CPR without running the risk of being penalised. I see the rules as being something similar. Don't do CPR without certification; don't be a superhero without a license.

David Harmon (mental_mouse) says:

I'll also note they're sentencing a hero to work for the public benefit, which is what they try to do anyway.  Sounds like a roundabout way to make sure that some of the super-muscle wandering around gets pointed at non-charismatic stuff like run-down schools.

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I'm a middle-aged computer programmer from Indiana, but I've always enjoyed doodling and drawing. After discovering webcomics recently, I decide to try my hand at creating one. My wife thinks I'm crazy. My wife is a very sensible woman. ... full profile