Fortunately, the pilot saw him and said That’s just Cap’n Eddie. No need to waste a missile.
… straight-wing interceptors? The F-89 was retired in 1969. Even for balloon hunting.
If the Titanic had a balloon like that, it could have gone over the iceberg.
Did they use a 3 million dollar missile to drop his $30,000 boat?
Funny, Cap’n Eddie doesn’t look Chinese.
It’s nice to know our good captain stays abreast of the news.
Good thing this strip is set in New England and not Florida, where they don’t observe Sanity Savin’ Time.
Not that there’d be any point to it, since they have little or none to save.
Strange, all of a sudden, the incursion of those balloons have suddenly stopped!!!
I just like the number of balloon missions they have flown.
Lots of people got Cap’n Eddie’s shocked look when they first heard of the balloons. Then there was a sort of who’d a thunk it moment. But considering modern technology, I prefer balloons to more destructive possibilities.
Is it smoke or soap bubbles coming out of that pipe?
I hope Eddie said hello to Pierre before all this happened.
One of those jets is sporting 3 balloons under his cockpit canopy. Did Cap’n Eddie get shot down 3 times already?
Is this the first time that Wiley Bears and Captain Eddie have appeared together?
All he had to do was wait for the ice to melt.
The drawing of the plane made me think of Donald Duck and Santa Claus, 1952, Little Golden Book.
YAY!!! WILEY BEARS!!! YAY!!!
It’s a good thing Eddie’s never been on TV – the GOP would have a new frontrunner for the nomination!
The way I see it, we did a good thing for China by shooting down the balloons and recovering them. According to the Chinese, these were weather balloons sent up by a private company and they experienced “navigational issues.”
So by recovering the balloons and analyzing them, we can help this private Chinese company fix their “navigational issues.”
Those are the happiest polar bears I’ve ever seen.
Of the rash of Chinese balloon cartoons we’ve suffered through the past month or so this one is the best.
Since that incident, there have been no reports of guys strapping balloons to their lounge chairs and drifting up into the air, but things might change during the summer
Probably easier to draw…
I start to get a headache any time NS starts with “Theah we wah…”
The cat is very good at sitting where it wants to.
Very few would notice that. Good catch
Don’t worry, folks — it’s not the Air Force. It’s just the YABSC (Ypsilanti Amateur Balloon Spotters Club).
So Capt. Eddie is Peter Potamus the Hurricane Hippo?
They are all we have left. Biden gave or sold everything else to Ukraine.
The official designation is now UAP for Unidentified Ariel Phenomena since there is more up there than just objects.
Oh, so THAT’S how it happened .. often wondered. Well, now we know. Wiley done it!!
C’mon, Flo….you know you’d miss Eddie’s stories!
February 16, 2022