Tagging this one was a monster.
Will this end the Street Fighter misnaming meme?
*looks down below* That answers THAT question!
Digging the Insane Osaka gravatar. Enough so that I am leaving a comment that will be permanently dated on every subsequent viewing of this comment.
I cant help it if my grav regenerates more often than you do.
Damn, that was a better comeback than any obscure reference from Family Guy could ever try to compete with.
Is that Mel?
(Okay okay I apologize for the relatively obscure reference)
I am ashamed that I have gone all day without realizing that up until now.
Willis forgot to tag Adon’s real name, lol. He’s only listed under costume.
I see what you did there, Ken is Ken. Haaaaaaa……..
What are you talking about? That’s Dhalsim as Ken, clearly.
I’m pretty sure that’s Ryu dressed as Ken.
It’s a Ken inside a Ken! Kenception!
Obviously NOT inspired by Spike’s Nightmare Night costume >.>
That’s some pretty convincing cross-dressing there: Chun-Li as Ken
Y’know, you’d think that a guy named “Ken” who works at a toy store would get a lot of Ken & Barbie jokes…
Well, he *is* getting about as much action as Ken.
Ken is obviously dressed as HISTORY’S MIGHTIEST DISCIPLE: KENICHI!!
OH DAMN, SOMEBODY BROUGHT UP KENICHI!
SHIT IS GOING DOWN.
Wait, other people actually read/watched that?
I still read it from time to time. It’s been slowly deteriorating since the end of the D of D tournament I think(though it still had a lot of good moments afterwards, particularly with the Yomi kids Kenichi’s school).
It was boss before it degenerated into MIU: HISTORY’S MIGHTIEST TITTIES PS CHECK OUT MIU’S TITTIES
Oh please, it was always about Miu’s titties.
Honestly, though, I think it got better over time. I like hearing about all these different types of martial arts going at it. Of course, when you bring in “masters” and “super-masters” it gets fairly ridiculous, but I’m perfectly willing to suspend my disbelief for the crazy stuff Kenichi does. It’s at least partially grounded in realism.
I do like the various martial arts styles that crop up, but I think it’s missing some of what made the series entertaining in the beginning. The general level of the fights, techniques that he’s been taught and interaction with his masters has all declined a bit over time.
I don’t think the cheesecake getting in the way of the story, or that there’s much more of it, but I do think it’s gotten a bit more risque over time.
Zangief is obviously dressed up as Jackie from Virtua Fighter.
Now I really hope they bring Power Girl onto Young Justice just so Artemis can say the exact same thing.
they had icon and rocket on the show the other day so its completely possible, shes way less obscure than they are. plus artemis made a statement that without her bow she “felt naked…and not in the fun way” so again, totaly plausible.
Is that who that was? I thought it was Mr. Terrific! Well, kudos to them for going even more obscure than I would’ve thought!
Considering Galasso’s ego, I’m surprised he hasn’t done this earlier.
Cut him, Robin! CUT THE CHEESE!
DAT MIKE ICON. <3
Ken! Didn’t expect that…
This comic reminds me of this recent CRACKED article.
Yeah, I know- was literally wondering if I missed the political one…
You know, all things considered, ‘Father’ is actually one of the scarier things Mike could dress as with this bunch around.
I wonder if Robin even knows she WAS a secret agent anymore. Maybe her memory only goes back five years.
In a serial where everyone has father issues, Mike’s costume truly is the scariest, though if he had gone as Gendo Ikari he would have gotten bukku bonus points…
Picture of Mike as Gendo
Have to say.. For some reason that costume really fits Mike.
One could almost say.. Like a glove.
Furthermore, it is easy to imagine Mike’s child ending up a lot like Shinji.
“You suck. Get in the giant robot.”
All that is missing is a tank full of pale mini Ambers.
*Pokes head out of lab* Did somebody mention a tank full of pale Ambers? Dammit, somebody beat me to this idea. Oh well, time to get rid of the subjects before their taste for human brains develops, again.
Go and get inside your mom
That’s the last thing you expect Mike to say.
Thank you… so… much…
Wow, I actually got that reference. I usually have to go look them up.
Poor Clock King Ethan…
I like Galasso and Faz dressing as the Cheese and the Head Alien.
Yes. The Cheese % Head Alien were a WIN for me as well.
Robin as a somewhat bloodied Kid Flash? Costume’s a little different too… guess I’m being told I should watch Young Justice.
If she had a coat I’d say she was Kingdom Come Kid Flash.
No blood. Wally’s costume just has random red stripes and dots on it.
I think that’s a DCNu Kid Flash costume.
Faz as head alien killed me.
Yea, it’s certainly one I didn’t see coming.
If Mike wanted to be even scarier, he should have dressed up as a coathanger.
HOLY CRAP I JUST REALIZED THE YOUNG JUSTICE IN-JOKE
So is Robin dressing as Kid Flash a way to try to get with Leslie, since Kid Flash and Artemis have a deeply-repressed little crush going on?
Plus Robin is a speedster! Deep-hidden meanings on top of deep hidden meanings!
A speedster with serious food issues. It’s really a perfect costume.
that’s no longer valid, post flashpoint (…unless backround lady in purple starts ANOTHER DC-continuity changing crossover of course). well, until they restart YJ again…..stupid continuity reboots
I’m pretty sure the Young Justice cartoon is immune to New 52 changes.
Being a separate universe (can’t remember it’s official designation) I’d say so.
Its supposed to be #16 (or was it 17?), as that was officialy allocated to Greg Wiesman….however, after that fans spotted that was number was already used breifly pre-show. However, Greg has said on his blog he is effectively ignoring that and sticking to the number they gave him.
Obviously, it’s the difference between the pre-Crisis Earth-16 and the post-IC Earth-16.
Yeah, he’s talking about the cartoon…on Cartoon Network…not a comic.
Well, she dressed as Robin before to get Ethan’s attention (probably).
Ethan, come on, if you’re going to dress up as any Doctor, at least let it be Tennant.
On a slightly more serious note, when does Leslie ever try to silence people with the power of boobs? Or at least, silence dude people?
It’s a particularly effective tactic with Jacob. And Leslie lives with Ethan so she has probably heard her share of grumbling about fans.
Except I think she’s informing Jacob that his banter (little yellow boxes? no? sigh.) has been overruled by Sexy Malaya’s boob display. Please note panel 4.
Those boobs! You are correct. Leslie’s chasing Malaya boobage. And the thick plottens!
He’s not dressed as Deadpool, he’s dressed as a cosplayer dressed as Deadpool.
Which, honestly, makes it SO much better.
He’s…he’s not dressed as a Doctor. That’s what he said. He’s Temple Fugate…The Clock King.
What? You expect people to remember Batman: The Animated Series? It’s not like it was a seminal work in terms of comic to cartoon adaptions or something.
That was the joke. The joke I was making. The joke that was really just an expansion of the comic’s joke.
Does he come with a sonic screwdriver? …What? It’s a legitimate question! (I actually recognized him right away because of the glasses, kinda hard to forget actually.)
The Sixth doctor was the really crappy one in the loud random-patchwork suit, who had a blonde curly mess of hair, and who was mean to everybody.
I don’t blame Colin Baker for being a shitty 6th Doctor BTW. The whole damned show was totally horrendous and convoluted at that point and even Colin Baker really hated that damned stupid suit they mage him wear. He just joined up as things went to pot, and Peter Davison got out just in time.
I think it’s funny that Robin and Leslie are dressed up as Kid Flash and Artemis, respectively. In case you don’t watch the show, Young Justice, those characters are supposed to “end up together”.
…is Leslie following Malaya in panel 4? This can’t be good…
We know her(Malaya’s) personality sucks, but can you really blame Leslie for wanting a piece of that ass?
yes! yes we can! kill her with fire then burn the ashes then fire the ashes of ashes into the sun! she can’t even halloween right! you suck malaya!
Wait, her personality sucks?
With the eception of Leslie and Fuckface, her dealings with people have been rather toxic.
She’s a bit of a nasty pasty.
Why is Vega dressed as Dan Hibiki?
I have been here. Selling floor twice, stocking the floor once…and this year I’m hanging women’s clothing upstairs in a stock area that’s void of little kids, annoying customers, and other such annoyances.
Is dressed up…
wait wait why dose he know about the cheese?
and to further my point why did robin forget?
He brought back Reagan, and you’re questioning about his knowledge of a large war that was thoroughly dissected by the press? Aside from the fact that this is a humorous costume gag strip? Whaaaaaa?
i never thought he paid much attention to the media, and i never thought of that.
it might (very stretching it) be possable that galasso is david (the original inhabitant of the cheese?)
and i will be back when i have formed an argument one way or the other
Well as for the shop opening in 1982 the cheese has show time minipulation before and its not imposable that he posesed a body(perhaps self constructed) or he could just be a guy with a power obsession the create thought would be funny to dress as a god.
yes this will do as a argument untill i have had more time to think about this
I just want to point out that this guy talked to himself for twenty minutes.
a lot closer to thirty if you go from first post to last post, a lot closer to 5 if you want to go by time i spent typing
I return two years later to point out that this guy continued talking to himself.
Because she’s Robin?
Oh my God, It’s Walky! reference! That is amazing, my life is complete.
Malaya, you pronounced “skanky” wrong.
Am I the only one recognizing BTAS Clock King? I’m also guessing Jacob is Deadpool Cosplayer, because Ninja Rick would be a ninja.
and man mike koped out this year(who is father?)
Father is the main villain from Codename: Kids Next Door. But I think Mike meant that he’s a father.
Well, to be fair, “Clock King” and “Time Lord” are only one thesaurus apart.
Wild Mass Guessing: Clock Lord is a Time King.
Why did Leslie say “SHUT UP BOOBS” to the flat-chested Deadpool guy, is there a Marvel comic injoke I am unaware of?
She’s looking at Malaya off in the distance there. Follow her eyes.
But it was a side profile, she looks like she was staring straight ahead.
At that angle, I guess it should be more “Shut up. Ass” as I’m fairly certain Malaya’s showin more of that (especially in the panel Leslie is noticing her)
I’ll translate. “Shut up boobs” was a short way of saying “Go ahead and stop talking as I just noticed Malaya’s costume and must now go participate in a lewd act.” To which I must . Malaya sucks, slow up from your motor boating long enough to recognize that Leslie!
I wonder if Malaya and Leslie’s relationship will end up being little more than sheer awkwardness with bouts of mindless animalistic sex the only thing keeping it going.
Too bad we can’t see Robin’s boots, I wonder if they have the extra lines on them?
Clock King’s real name is actually spelled “Fugit”, not “Fugate”.
David Willis, master of the links!
He writes two comics at once, has personally been repeatedly referenced in official TransFormer merchandise, and now he golfs too!? Is there nothing this man can’t do??
Sill people, Clock King’s real name was William Tockman. :p
not in Batman:TAS. they named him Temple Fugate for that show cuz it is a referance to a latin phrase meaning “time flies” or somesuch. theyve actually have kind of integrated him into the comics lately which is good cuz he was totally more badass than the tockman version.
Old-style Clock King showed up briefly in Batman #2, actually. Not that I can confirm his real name, but…
Also, just cuz I like to be “that guy” with Doctor Who, Ethan as the Clock King more resembles Seven than he does Six. Yeeees, I know Willis prolly knows this, but I’m jus’ sayin’…
I wouldn’t know that, actually!
I dunno, Galasso sorta looks like Ray Nitschke…
So, when do you start selling the “Sexy Malaya” poster?
Love the Jasmine-esque vide that Malaya has going on
I meant ‘vibe”
Was that a Kids Next Door reference?
Nah. His costume is the psychological horror of imagining what kind of father Mike will be.
Sexy Malaya.. so this is an ironic costume, right? >(
Hey, she’s pretty hot, for exactly as long as she keeps her mouth shut.
I like how Leslie is Artimis and Robin is Kid Flash, they may or may not be ment for each other. XD
Also, does Robin still have her superspeed or not?
She’s used it a few times in the Shortpacked comic.
Ooh, sexy Malaya.
I like Galasso and Faz’s costumes. They do look so familiar.
I want a Robin as Kid Flash statue!
Yeah working retail ruins a lot of things. The shortpacked retail job would be a breeze honestly, they seem to get away with murder.
Pretty bad the only costumes I recognized was Robin’s Flash costume (rightly so since she is a speedster when eating sweets), Mike, The Cheese, and the Head Alien.
LOL on Mike being “Father”!
However, it’s not right that Galasso’s the cheese. I mean, it’s fine, but the Cheese was more good than he let on to be. Galasso is just…..well, he’s evil!
Actually Robin was Kid Flash…
Man someone really screwed up missing a close italics tag there…
And now it’s all fixed and my comment doesn’t make sense. Bah.
I think it might have been me who missed the (i) before, that’s why I sometimes wish you can re-edit a post.
I wonder if the Cheese is a Packers fan.
Actually, I think it would be a better reversal of expectations if the Cheese was a Vikings fan.
Or, you know, a Bears fan – as that rivalry spans the length of the sport’s history, and not just a couple decades.
Yes. Working retail does ruin all holidays. Every holiday. Sooo glad I don’t work retail anymore, lol.
Heh heh. Sliding Doctor Who and Batman into one panel. X3 This I like.
Wait, you mean Galasso’s NOT dressed up as Kyary from PONPONPON?
Jacob is in the Deadpool outfit, right? Man, it took me an embarrassingly long time to figure that out.
I’ve been, like, obsessed with the Walky saga recently, especially since I finally have a friend whose read it, so seeing Galasso as the Cheese and Faz as Head Alien was really neat. Especially since Galasso’s text box looked square upon my first seeing it.
Also, Ethan looks nothing like the Sixth Doctor. Seeing as dressing as him would effectively render the entire store blind, that’s a damn good thing.
Also, going back to his costumes in It’s Walky, Mike is comparatively phoning it in this year. Guess it’s because no one died recently.
Ethan’s not dressed as the Sixth Doctor. He said he’s Temple Fugate. The Clock King. Batman villain.
I’m aware of that. I’m pointing out why it should be obvious.
Just for reference: http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_PfRR2LC4uy8/S7jGVJdAzSI/AAAAAAAAAEI/NrVxKlck3kc/s1600/colin%2Bbaker.jpg
Yeah. If he was the Sixth Doctor our retinas would be burned out of our skulls right now.
I was young. It was the eighties. And I wanted to blend in if I found myself on Clownulon IV.
I don’t watch Young Justice. Do Kid Flash and Artemis like or hate each other?
It’s complex. They will probably end up as a couple but right now they just argue.
If you watched the first 2 seasons of Justice League, think of Green Lantern & Hawkgirl’s early relationship.
Yeeeah, it’s one of those “Grrr, we act like we hate each other, even though the writers have clearly marked ‘get these two together’ on their to-do list” things.
Honestly, considering Robin -is- a speedster, I can’t help but assume her costume came first, and Leslie’s is either meant to be a deliberate message (unlikely) or some kind of subconscious thing.
Don’t remind me that Christmas is so coming @_@
Also, what a great strip to see on mah birthday.
Its The Cheese!
Head Alien too I guess. I don’t really care about Head Alien go, its the Cheese, all the way.
I’m shocked that Leslie and/or Malaya isn’t dressed as Robin, since any chance of that couple making out would earn Willis mad brownie points with his wife.
Oh! For a second I thought you meant Desanto Robin, and was like, what the holy heck are you talking about?
Yeah, I thought the same thing.
In fact now I have the idea of Malaya-as-Robin (DeSanto) with Robin (DeSanto) stuck in my head.
Which isn’t really a bad thing.
Sadly, given that Malaya expresses only contempt for comics, she was unlikely to have tried a costume that geeky.
Wait… Malaya ISN’T dressed up as that chick from Flashdance?
No, that’s Hannelore’s costume.
Hahahaha! This is why I love Mike.
Last panel: Robin speaks the sad, sad truth.
Yay Doctor Who reference from a non Doctor Who fan! Galasso as the Chesse is just a work of beauty.
Was I the only one here to momentary mistake Ethan’s Temple Fugate costume for Linkara??
I predict that Sexy Malaya and Princess Leia Robin are going to form a truce in the form of a gratuitous sex scene…
If you gag Malaya and blindfold Robin it might be workable.
Robin as Kid Flash? Perfection.
All of these costumes match so well!
Cheese and Head Alien FTW!!!!! Though, did it have to be faz? I mean, seariously.
he doesn’t look like “Father” to me, no flames, no pipe, no adorable children that live down the lane. (and of course noone here ever watched Code Name Kids Next Door or at least will admit to it.)
I will! KND was AWESOME!
I’m admitting it as well.
He’s referring to himself being a father, since the thought is pretty horrifying.
Malaya kinda looks like a hooker standing on a street corner that I saw when I was in New York last month.
Yeah, she does remind me of him.
Fuck everyone else. The Cheese is the best costume ever. It makes me sad to know some people have never read back and don’t understand….
I will admit that it took me a while to recognize The Cheese. My first thought was packer’s fan, too, but hey, it’s been over 4 years since I have read “It’s Walky!” I can’t be expected to get it all right away, right?
And is that Faz dressed up as the Alien?
Head Alien, yeah. “Four words!”
It’s really sad how true this is. I haven’t liked Christmas in at least four years…
Ethan’s actually the Dream Lord. And wasn’t Ace blonde?
Hmmmm Faz as an Alien….about the right height for one. Now to be HEAD Alien, he’d need a cape…..and a massive ego. Like planet-sized.
I feel like part of the in-crowd now that I get the Roomies/It’s Walky/Joyce & Walky references. IMSUPERCOOLZOOOOOOOOOOOOOOMMMMMMMMMM!!!!11!!!
There’s nine jokes in this. (Ken as Ken, “sexy Malaya”, Temple the Time Lord, meta-meta-Deadpool, “shut up! Boobs!”, Mike dressed as a father, Galasso as the Cheese, ridiculously early Christmas shopping and the final punchline.) More than one joke per panel. I’ll never stop admiring the amount of effort Willis puts into his comics.
Make that 10 — Faz as Head Alien (panel 5)
Make that 10 — Faz as Head Alien
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