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Tuesday, December 20, 2011

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The Graduate, the Romance Comic

Vintage comic-book treasure trove Sequential Crush has a doozy today: 1972's "My Mother, the Mantrap," which follows beautiful young Sheila and her beautiful 36-year-old mother on an adventure of love and heartbreak, blood testing and smoking-hot family doctors. A few potential plot points go sadly unexplored. (Good afternoon, Elliot!)

(The "How to Throw a Groovy Party for Under $5.00" headline on the cover is also a tease.)



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melis

ELLIOT

YOU ARE CLEARLY VINCENT PRICE IN DISGUISE

WHAT DO YOU HAVE PLANNED FOR THIS FAMILY

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@melis The foulest stench is in the air! The funk of forty-thousand years!

joie

@melis WHAT.
NO, ELLIOT IS CLEARLY DAVID NIVEN IN DISGUISE, WHICH MEANS HE IS ACTUALLY AN INTERNATIONAL JEWEL THIEF AND MADE OF AWESOME.

atipofthehat

@heyits

He looks like a dinner theater Clark Gable to me.

kayjay

Oh those 36 year old mother mantraps with 25 year old daughters. Whatever shall we do with them.

Porn Peddler

@kayjay RUN BACK TO THEIR ARMS. THEY MEAN SO WELL.

melis

"If she steals you from me too, I'm moving out!"

That seems like an eminently reasonable reaction!

Porn Peddler

Oh god, the panel of Elliott leaning on his knee to talk to Sheila....*shiver*

melis

@Third Wave Housewife I kind of figured we were heading toward a double May-December wedding at the end, but life is full of surprises that way.

Bittersweet

@Third Wave Housewife: Want to tell me about it, youngster?

formergr

@Third Wave Housewife When I read the part where he says he's been her family doctor all her life, I actually said, "EW!" out loud at my office desk. Yuck!

wee_ramekin

@formergr Well also, he "used to treat her father". POISONED HER FATHER, more like!

special_boots

It bothers me that cover-Sheila does not match strip-Sheila. Different artist, ok, but at least match the hair!

tea for all

"she made a success in her own business." mother, please go clean yourself up.

kylie

OK, but why did Neil take Elliot's side? And what does "If she's half the woman her mother is" supposed to mean? Well-meaning or not, flirting with guys half your age is definitely crossing the line. This comic made me unreasonably angry.

atipofthehat

@kylie

What line is that, your personal line?

formergr

@kylie Because he's a MAN, so he knows best what Sheila needs to do!

wee_ramekin

@kylie I did think Neil's leering "Is there room for one more in your arms, Mother?" line at the end was a little creepy and inappropes, given his fiancée's touchiness regarding his relationship with her mother...

mpdg

"After all, I am your family doctor" *leans forward toward the young woman*

BOUNDARIES, ELLIOT.

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Wait, how old is the daughter supposed to be? 20 or older? Cos that's Boardwalk Empire territory, that is

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bescasey

OK, but why did Neil take Elliot's side? And what does "If she's half the woman her mother is" supposed to mean? Well-meaning or not, flirting with guys half your age is definitely crossing the line. This comic made me unreasonably angry.mattress

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