For Better or For Worse by Lynn Johnston for February 18, 2019

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    Templo S.U.D.  over 4 years ago

    oh, hello, Martha

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    capricorn9th  over 4 years ago

    That’s Martha. I really dislike it when girls are drawn as if they’re submissive, looking up at their masters. Just draw her head the normal way, eye to eye, head level. So, we’re heading for a week of the beginning of Martha-Mike romance.

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    howtheduck  over 4 years ago

    A few notes:

    1. What you will need to know is that in these reprints, in order to line up the February 14 strip with Valentines’ Day, they did not reprint the comic strip right before this one. It’s worth a look:

    2. We have the first appearance of Martha in 10 months. The last time we saw her, she and Michael broke up at MIchael’s 13th birthday party back in April, because she had been dancing with Lawrence. In the interim we have only seen Michael mention her and say that she was seeing someone else (presumably Lawrence). Since she is dipping her head in deference to Michael in the final panel, we can assume she is ready to begin the peace talks.

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    Black76Manta  over 4 years ago


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    comic4matt  over 4 years ago

    This strip seems out of order…

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    Enter.Name.Here  over 4 years ago

    “Nothing can make me go out there and make a fool of myself”….

    Martha…meet fool.

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    asrialfeeple  over 4 years ago

    Scratch that last remark.

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    Stevefk  over 4 years ago

    And Dean Martin suddenly starts singing “when the moon’s in the sky like a big pizza pie, that’s amore…”

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    GirlGeek Premium Member over 4 years ago

    Oh so we’re leaving Allyson behind and going back to Martha? Great…

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    NobodyAwesome Premium Member over 4 years ago

    What happened to the last week’s story arc? Just ended rather abruptly.

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    jpayne4040  over 4 years ago

    Are you sure about that, Michael?

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    See how the duck above – should be interesting…

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    Barnabus Blackoak  over 4 years ago

    wth happened to Allyson ?

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    rlaker22j  over 4 years ago

    Beware of feminine wiles

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    dwayne1943  over 4 years ago

    What’s with suspenders on such a young guy ? Only old men use them, as their belly expands.

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    chuck_sa  over 4 years ago

    Premature end of the bleacher incident?

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    vaughnrl2003 Premium Member over 4 years ago

    Well there you go. The trap has snapped shut. The bait has grabbed you. Rats. Now you have to either have a good time or be a king sized heel. Go.

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    beach004  over 4 years ago

    What happened to Friday’s story line? They were outside under the bleachers, wondering what next…?

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    Tycosfisheries Premium Member over 4 years ago

    are you going to tell what happened next getting the girl drunk under the bleacher ?

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    Tha_Hype  over 4 years ago

    Guess its gonna be “A fool I be.” LOL!

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    LastRoseofSummer Premium Member over 4 years ago

    If nothing else, Allison learned a lesson. We all learned that lesson. Listen with your brain not your heart/ego!

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    samfran6-0  over 4 years ago

    I had noticed that Gordy was quite upbeat about the dance. What was wrong with Michael? Why did he come to the dance if he is all gloom & doom? Or did I miss something?

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    Joy B Adams Custer  over 4 years ago

    What about the girl under the bleachers?!!! Is that going to just be left alone?

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    Train 1911  over 4 years ago

    For better or for worseUnder comment click onRandom you can see all pass pages just choose the year month

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    JP Steve Premium Member over 4 years ago

    Isn’t it amazing how many people ask questions here without ever looking for answers?

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    finnygirl Premium Member over 4 years ago

    Okay, for those who don’t know about or didn’t see the post about the link to the previous comic that howtheduck kindly gave us, here’s a quick summary of that comic. (I’m hoping this confusion and questioning will be helped, though I don’t usually do this kind of reporting.) Mike and Gordon decide to go back to the dance. Allyson is lying on the ground. Peter tells her to get up, and when she can’t, he tells her to just go ahead and lie there and freeze.

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    M2MM  over 4 years ago

    She must have come without a date. :P

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    rebeccav Premium Member over 4 years ago

    Am I the only lost one who wonders what happened with awful story line from last week (girl drinking with boys)? I wanted to know that the guys came to the rescue or did SOMETHING! But suddenly we’re inside the party. . .

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