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Sometimes when you lose, you win

24th Mar 2013, 9:55 PM in The Midnight Avenger
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Sometimes when you lose, you win

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KentuckyFriedPopcorn 24th Mar 2013, 9:55 PM edit delete
LONG delayed update! I've had a million things to do this past month, but fortunately (?) this weekend I've come down with the flu which has left me unable to do anything but lie on the couch and work on the comic. It's been so long since the last one that I'd suggest readers backtrack two strips to refresh their memories on just what's going on.

George's first heroic rescue of a damsel in distress didn't go quite as hoped...


cattservant 24th Mar 2013, 10:25 PM edit delete reply
Well, it worked!
KentuckyFriedPopcorn 25th Mar 2013, 12:07 AM edit delete reply
... and it's the results that count...
Draginbeard 25th Mar 2013, 1:30 AM edit delete reply
Yeah... it worked, although for a brief second, I wanted her to slip, and George could catch her hand at the last second and .... let her friggen dangle for a minute until she gets her priorities straight!!

This is why I would make a horrible super hero.
KentuckyFriedPopcorn 25th Mar 2013, 1:54 PM edit delete reply
Several people have told me they hope she walks off the end of the ledge :D She's a lot of fun to write, though, so we'll probably see her again. I thought this would make a great opportunity to contrast George's very real problems and her teen angst ones. As well as to finally explain the origin of the Midnight Avenger.
gary cramer 26th Mar 2013, 10:02 PM edit delete reply
gary cramer
Great resolution, as the case most of the time, people just want someone to listen.
KentuckyFriedPopcorn 26th Mar 2013, 11:37 PM edit delete reply
...or want someone else to blame. :D
Evil-E 27th Mar 2013, 6:26 PM edit delete reply
I want a t-shirt of the frame "because superheroes always know what to do." An iconic moment man!
KentuckyFriedPopcorn 27th Mar 2013, 6:40 PM edit delete reply
Thanks very much! I do have that in original hi-def art, actually, so something big would be possible... (I've already given some thought to making KFP merchandise but haven't pursued it yet)
And I'm glad that frame stood out. I wanted it to carry a lot of dramatic weight because it pretty much sums up the "origin" of the Midnight Avenger and his whole reason for being - No magic spider bites or fanatical training, just a sort of desperate desire to "make everything OK" without really knowing how.

For a lighthearted YA comic, KFP goes to some weighty places sometimes...
Dalt Wisney 4th Apr 2013, 1:08 PM edit delete reply
You know, the MA has a fairly impressive "win" rate so far.
Does the fact that i find the way that George think he is totally failing while in reality achieving success to be utterly hilarious in some weird sadistic way to reflect poorly on me as a person?
KentuckyFriedPopcorn 4th Apr 2013, 4:13 PM edit delete reply
Shhhh, don't tell him... ;)
The Midnight Avenger's only real superpower is finding the most backwards and embarrassing way to win and then totally not realizing it. It's like a gift.
Kim Allman 11th Jun 2013, 4:11 PM edit delete reply
Kim Allman
Agree with Evil-E that panel deserves a T-Shirt. And yes it is the results that matter does it not.
KentuckyFriedPopcorn 12th Jun 2013, 4:34 PM edit delete reply
The real question is, will there ever be another strip?
Dalt Wisney 17th Jul 2013, 6:30 AM edit delete reply
There's always hope i guess. :)

Besides now that MA has met his nemesis, Ego-Girl, i have faith.
KentuckyFriedPopcorn 20th Jul 2013, 12:30 AM edit delete reply
Yeah, one of these days, I guess. I did recently reanimate the movie review blog, so I suppose the comic will come next, whenever I get enough motivation to do it.