Ok, I am aware that I talk about Sluggy Freelance all the damn time. My bad. Apologies in advance. Etc.
But I felt that today could not go by without commenting on today’s strip. While Oasis has continued to develop as a character, her mystery still remains in full force, with more unanswered questions around every bend. Which isn’t a bad thing – having her resolve any core complexities while isolated from the main cast would have, at best, been a bittersweet success.
More importantly, though, we have the survival of our latest favorite bad guy, “Nash Straw.” I had been fairly certain Pete wasn’t going to kill him off, given the instant hit success he was – but I admit to having been left with my share of doubts after the latest scuffle.
In any case, my final verdict on the latest Sluggy storyline: A+! Oceans Unmoving definitely left a lot of people anxious about the state of the strip, and Sluggy started rather slowly building back up since then, but I’d say the old magic is back and in action.
Now, a lot will still depend on how things pan out once the camera is focused once more on the standard cast and crew… but Pete has done a lot to restore my faith in the strip. I’m grateful for that.
Anyway! I hope yesterday everyone had a merry Thanksgiving, or for those for whom it is irrelevant, a fantastic thursday!