And I'm back--only to discover one of the slowest Sundays in memory.
Heart of the City by Mark Tatulli
Pooch Cafe comes close, but it doesn't quite count as a silent penultimate panel.
Those two silent panels do show progressive action. Very slow progressive action, but progressive none the less. And, actually, I think it works. I grant it a funny pass.
So while I was gone, I missed out on some of the best Mark Trail action ever. The Comics Curmudgeon has already commented on this here and here, but I can't let a good ol' Mark Trail slugging pass without comment.
Damn! That's right, Mark!
And there are some classic bad-ass, gun-wielding lines in this world, such as:
"Say hello to my little friend."
"You've got to ask yourself one question, 'Do I feel lucky?'"
And now we can add the ultimate one: "You stole a friend of mine's pet bear!"
This is why we love Mark Trail.