2 Break-Up! Franklin W. Dixon

Joe & Frank Hardy CALL IT QUITS!

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gellaho
So, instead. A brief Hardy Boys Manga
Derpbat
He knew that the moment we left his story and kept turning the pages, we were damned.
FancyShark
oh shit!
Derpbat
Oh, fuck me.
gellaho
A product so shitty, they didn't want to put Dixon's name on it
Gentleman Brendan
Hardy Boys Street Fighter II sprite mod NOW
Chet is E. Honda
Karate Physics Flippant Sausage
I think I have a copy of Buck Rodgers: Countdown to Doomsday someplace and Rex Moran would fit in nicely as a sci fi space hero.
Gentleman Brendan
Nancy is chun Li
gellaho
Inexplicable
Gentleman Brendan
Fenton is Dhalsim
Derpbat
There are so many characters who are basically Rex Moran in space.
Derpbat
Who's Bison?
Gentleman Brendan
Whoever blew up Joefrank's gf
Derpbat
Two of the four books in The Dying Earth star someone who is basically Rex Moran, in a world where people are allowed to be smarter than sump pumps.
gellaho
Couldn't think of a K for that acronym?
FancyShark
"Letters are expensive, okay?"
gellaho
I want you to appreciate Paulo for his art
Karate Physics Flippant Sausage
PPfffft American teens love crime, wtf.
Derpbat
If we appreciate it, will he stop?
Or will it encourage him?
Gentleman Brendan
K is the worst acronym letter because it's supplemental.
Derpbat
American Turbo Teens Against Criminal Kings.
Gentleman Brendan
we should delete C, it's parked in K's space.
Derpbat
I did it!
I win acronyms!
FancyShark
Aaaand we're already off the rails because the Hardys are part of a larger organization
gellaho
Where should we put the words? Right in the crease? Absolutely
Gentleman Brendan
Punisher creator Gerry Conway
FancyShark
THAT's why his name was so familiar!
Derpbat
No one in their right mind would hire the Hardy Boys to be part of a larger group of crime fighters.
gellaho
Brilliant
Derpbat
That's how you end up exploding.
Karate Physics Flippant Sausage
I read that as FLAME DOOM! and got real hyped.
FancyShark
They're in shredded karate gis. This is already insane
Derpbat
Flames of Doom isn't bad, but it does lack the sheer power of FLAME DOOM!
Karate Physics Flippant Sausage
Like someone finally decided to kill the Hardy Boys with a burning monster truck rally
Derpbat
No! You fool, that only makes them stronger!
gellaho
I guess the machinery is doing this
Derpbat
There's only one way to defeat the Hardy Boys!
Gentleman Brendan
Break Ultimate Flames Up Challenge of Dooom
Derpbat
Get them interested in teenage girls who don't tolerate their boyfriends nearly dying all the goddamned time.
Or, you know, a gun.
You could also defeat them with a gun.
Two bullets.
FancyShark
We've lost so many Callies to that plan
gellaho
Time to spin
Gentleman Brendan
BLARARGH
Karate Physics Flippant Sausage
I like how if you rebranded this it could also be a start to a sweet Double Dragon comic.
Derpbat
So, Hardy Boy characterization is a mess. But I'm pretty sure neither of them is 'the smart one' and 'the one who solves problems with punching'.
gellaho
What a great chapter
FancyShark
The End?
Derpbat
I wonder if that was what they set out to do.
And then they couldn't get the license.
gellaho
Oh, good. Joe's perspective
Karate Physics Flippant Sausage
This is a manga so I assume they plan to have Frank and Joe make out?
Derpbat
Man, nothing's ever improved by seeing it from Joe's perspective.
Even Joe would tell you his perspective sucks.
Rachel, Swamp Philosopher
yet in my experience this is what happens if you hang a pair of boys up by the feet
FancyShark
oh hey, they got Robot Frank's personality down
Rachel, Swamp Philosopher
don't ask
gellaho
I guess I skipped the zombie adventure
Derpbat
When did...
hair?
That not.
Karate Physics Flippant Sausage
That pink sleeveless hoodie is pretty cool tho.
FancyShark
"Zombie crawl scam"?
Derpbat
That pink sleeveless hoodie is almost too cool for normal Joe.
Rachel, Swamp Philosopher
That bird looks very upset at making a cameo
FancyShark
I think Conway is trying to tank this
Derpbat
I will admit that I do like they remember Frank has a parrot.
Rachel, Swamp Philosopher
Bawk! Polly didn't sign a waiver!
FancyShark
He does?
gellaho
Just human bodies moving normally
Derpbat
I'm pretty sure it's been mentioned before.
Like, it's been 20 or so years since I read them, but I'm almost certain Frank had a parrot in the originals.
gellaho
Just like people move
FancyShark
That bird's gotta be dead by now
Gentleman Brendan
So glad I scrolled up before I earned a scoop.
gellaho
Also, why's it called "Break-Up" if siblings compete?
Gentleman Brendan
There's only one bed in that room.
Derpbat
...holy shit, in the originals the parrot had a fucking rad backstory.
FancyShark
Siblings like Clown Man and Redhead Lady
Derpbat
https://hardyboys.fandom.com/wiki/Playback
Karate Physics Flippant Sausage
Because Joe and Frank are single.
Gentleman Brendan
I dunno, porn sites have taught me 80% of you are all trying to get at your family.
gellaho
Deadly Wipeout
Gentleman Brendan
The other 20% like family guy tequila bibles
Derpbat
What sport was that meant to be?>
FancyShark
Wipeout
Karate Physics Flippant Sausage
So its Ninja Warrior but for siblings.
Gentleman Brendan
I'm just over here watching amateur homemade like a DECENT CHRISTIAN
Karate Physics Flippant Sausage
Cool.
gellaho
The many faces of Paulo
Gentleman Brendan
Double redheads!
Derpbat
So... Misty, evil Misty, old guy, and...
Secret agent Chinese woman.
Gentleman Brendan
that's an instant bingo
Derpbat
Nah, seriously, that's Lois Lane.
FancyShark
The Roberta Twins worked very hard on that name
Derpbat
Also, I feel like this is racist.
FancyShark
Linda Hunt is much shorter than that
Derpbat
Mike Wallaby?
Karate Physics Flippant Sausage
"Mike Wallaby, because Guy Australia was busy."
gellaho
Joe's hair is unacceptable
Derpbat
Oh, man, Joe's haircut looks even worse from this angle.
Karate Physics Flippant Sausage
Joe just finished FF7 and GODDAM did it resonate with him.
FancyShark
Guess we know which video game the artist likes
Derpbat
Out of all the possible characters they could have given incredibly stupid hair to, why did they choose the one we're going to look at the most?
gellaho
Most unrealistic thing is the parents being around and/or concerned
Rachel, Swamp Philosopher
Fucking anime
Karate Physics Flippant Sausage
THEY HAVE PARENTS?!
Derpbat
Okay, so, I hope everyone has their minor introduced character is the villain bingo cards ready!
gellaho
Fenton's at least mentioned usually
Derpbat
Please mark your choices now, and when the obvious twist is revealed we'll see who's right.
gellaho
The only time the mom has really showed up was when her clone got murdered
Karate Physics Flippant Sausage
And.......is one of those women their aunt or is Fenton in a polyamorous relationship?!
gellaho
Aunt
Karate Physics Flippant Sausage
But its Manga Hardy, so it could still be what I said.
gellaho
Duh
Derpbat
Look, the hospital is the safest place for this guy.
Karate Physics Flippant Sausage
Yeah why would you not be proud of injuring teens?!
Derpbat
That's the only place they'll find a cure for whatever shrank his right arm.
Karate Physics Flippant Sausage
It worked really well for Action Park.
gellaho
Fenton looking real rough
Derpbat
Wait, he thinks Frank will do what?
Rachel, Swamp Philosopher
huh
FancyShark
Fenton "Squished Jack Nicholson" Hardy
Rachel, Swamp Philosopher
What species is Fenton?
FancyShark
Pencil eraser
Karate Physics Flippant Sausage
Lol Manga Fenton too busy thinking about stuffing his sister wives gyoza to think about which of his sons is responsible.
Derpbat
It's never made clear but I think he's some sort of gingko.
Gentleman Brendan
Would i be right in guessing this is 2005 material?
Derpbat
The whole point of the Hardy Boys in the 90s is that neither of them is responsible.
gellaho
CHET!
Derpbat
Hi, Chet.
FancyShark
CHET!
gellaho
2011
Derpbat
...Chet looks the exact same size as the two Hardies.
Gentleman Brendan
I like fat Chet better than this nurock pear-bod dumpster Chet
Derpbat
Exactly the same size.
And they're still fatshaming him!
gellaho
Buh
Derpbat
THIS IS WHY HE DOES THIS STUFF TO HIMSELF!
Oh, Chet, my boy, what have they done to you?
Gentleman Brendan
If you love food and you're fat, chase your dreams, bubby. If you're just the tambourinist from Smashmouth, get the hell off my lawn.
FancyShark
He better double in size when he fights serious
Karate Physics Flippant Sausage
Man they really did Chet dirty
LyraV
Why does he look like he stuck his finger in a light socket?
FancyShark
They always do
gellaho
I am the producer
Gentleman Brendan
Chet is our favorite Hardy character
Always comes out the class act.
Karate Physics Flippant Sausage
Is he supposed to look like he's in Smash Mouth tho?
Rachel, Swamp Philosopher
Why does he look so happy about it?
Derpbat
No.
Rachel, Swamp Philosopher
Chet welcomes death baby!
Derpbat
Chet is fat.
FancyShark
Chet is a hero
Derpbat
It's literally his only defining characteristic.
gellaho
Such a majestic spread
Derpbat
Like, Chet is a large, round individual who cheerfully engages in personally dangerous activities for the sake of his friendship with
FancyShark
The place is haunted
gellaho
Look at all the lack of detail
Derpbat
I can't remember which one of them he's friends with.
I don't know if Chet remembers, either.
All that head trauma's probably erased most of his childhood memories by now.
FancyShark
He's friends with everyone, but only the Hardys acknowledge it. It's bullshit
gellaho
Religious groups famously hated stunt gameshows
Derpbat
I think Chet is in Frank's grade?
FancyShark
Welp, there's the villain
Derpbat
Yeah, that's... that's probably the villain.
Karate Physics Flippant Sausage
I mean religious guy isnt WRONG but he can still fuck off.
gellaho
This makes me deeply uncomfortable
Derpbat
JOE FOR THE LOVE OF GOD WEAR A FUNKING HAT YOU FUNKING FUNKER.
Rachel, Swamp Philosopher
what? Gameshows arent women or gays
Derpbat
YOU ARE AN OBSCENITY
Okay. Okay. I'm calm. I've got it.
Karate Physics Flippant Sausage
God what is up with this poor girl?!
Gentleman Brendan
This is the most controversial Hardy boys we've ever done, and most of them have an Ethnic who talk like DEESE
Derpbat
I dated her in what you Yanks would call middle school.
She was fun.
I think she went into politics.
gellaho
Bad Paulo, bad
Karate Physics Flippant Sausage
Also Im almost sure its illegal for Frank and Joe to be anywhere that close to redheaded twin gymnasts.
LyraV
🎵 laaaaaaaaaaa🎵
Karate Physics Flippant Sausage
Goddam tho those girls are fucking BUILT
Derpbat
No, that's about par for Joe.
Joe gives off this aura that tells women they don't want to be involved with him in any way.
At least in the regular books.
gellaho
Next page, inexplicable destruction
Derpbat
Here it's that funking hair cut.
Gentleman Brendan
I can tell you of a fact no matter how equitably you try to write your characters even the best artists will make the women AWHOOOOGA
Rachel, Swamp Philosopher
The haircut is cute but the fact that he emotes at either 0% or 150% is a big problem
gellaho
Watch out, Chet!
Derpbat
Chet, you are about to be eaten by a shark.
You will be missed.
Karate Physics Flippant Sausage
OH SHIT THAT PRODUCER HAS A KNIFE!
Derpbat
By us.
Gentleman Brendan
Also that lazy artist flipped the same drawing and changed three details
Karate Physics Flippant Sausage
CAn we get some Chet Boys Adventures?
gellaho
Faces matching dialog is optional
Derpbat
Left to his own devices Chet lives a very happy life going to the kitchen and then to the table and then to the kitchen and then to the table.
public jakesy no. 1
Whoa we doing weird anime Hardy Boys now?
Derpbat
We were serious, his character trait is 'he likes food'.
FancyShark
Kids getting killed by scaffolding is great TV?
Derpbat
There is no market for Chet Boys adventures.
gellaho
"Smudge"
Karate Physics Flippant Sausage
Producer lady aint wrong tho, I would watch the shit out of Joe and Frank getting smushed by scaffolding.
Gentleman Brendan
Jakesy my man, strap in, and let me tell you the ballad of Rex Moran: Chet Impersonator
Rachel, Swamp Philosopher
Okay so we do get accurate representation for reality tv producers
Derpbat
That woman fucks.
Which in a 90s Hardy Boys story means she's probably evil.
Shark Puke Fetishist GDC
Is this gender swapped John Landis?
gellaho
Chet need food
Rachel, Swamp Philosopher
True but this isn't about me it's about the comic
Karate Physics Flippant Sausage
Does 12 hour shifts jerking off coal miners.
Derpbat
Oh, thenk God, they read their notes about how 'CHET IS FAT'.
gellaho
2011
Derpbat
I was worried.
Gentleman Brendan
Dragonball H
Derpbat
Oh.
...what?
This is from 2011?
FancyShark
Chet has gained 30 pounds in the last two pages
Karate Physics Flippant Sausage
"The pace is better than Z but the fights are less cool"
public jakesy no. 1
More like Preparation Z
gellaho
Chet's hair grows and shrinks based on his emotions
Derpbat
Hey, don't you judge how he responds to Joe's hair.
Rachel, Swamp Philosopher
I thought Chet was about to go Super Saiyan
Derpbat
We all have to deal with Joe's hair in our own way, and Chet has chosen food.
public jakesy no. 1
Fuckin somebody better go super saiyan
Otherwise what is this all for
Rachel, Swamp Philosopher
Um why is Frank miming...
Derpbat
All jokes aside, Chet is usually like 200% too sweet and generous to go super saiyan.
Rachel, Swamp Philosopher
Nvm
Karate Physics Flippant Sausage
Man they keep trying to set up Joe and Frank as being somewhat antagonistic but I just can't buy in to the idea they have emotions.
Gentleman Brendan
This is the biggest serving of Chet we've ever gotten, and I'm around to see it develop.
gellaho
I don't need horny Chet
gellaho
Or horny Paulo
Karate Physics Flippant Sausage
SHE KEEPS MAKING THIS FACE!
Derpbat
I don't think Chet's being horny, I think he's trying to keep Frank from meddling with the machines.
FancyShark
That blonde girl is a mandragora, right?
Derpbat
Chet knows his Hardies by now.
Karate Physics Flippant Sausage
Or a labrador in human form.
Derpbat
<Chet> NO! FRANK! STAY AWAY FROM THE 'TOYS'. LOOK AT THE GIRLS! I CAN'T BELIEVE I'M SAYING THIS, BUT LOOK AT THE GIRLS, FRANK!
public jakesy no. 1
Also the soft and dumpy chick has the exact same body type as the other chicks?
Rachel, Swamp Philosopher
Soft and dumpy? She's drawn exactly the same
public jakesy no. 1
I'm not picking up what they're putting down here
Rachel, Swamp Philosopher
Scooped
public jakesy no. 1
Lol
Gottem
Derpbat
Seriously, did this guy think anime art is just bad hair?
gellaho
Thanks for the "then" and "now." Otherwise I'd be so confused because my memory is so short
Karate Physics Flippant Sausage
The main difference between Labrador Girl and the twins is the twins are muscled like fucking pitbulls and are also mean little bitches.
FancyShark
Girls mocking the bodies of girls drawn the same way as them is pretty standard anime
Derpbat
Everything for Frank is teamwork?
Rachel, Swamp Philosopher
... she's from Labrador?
Derpbat
...Frank?
public jakesy no. 1
I bet Joe plays solo a lot
FancyShark
Which means they're probably not evil
Derpbat
Frank Hardy?
Okay then.
gellaho
Faces are hard
Karate Physics Flippant Sausage
The face of a woman who just caught you pitching a tent.
Rachel, Swamp Philosopher
where do the lips go
Derpbat
Sure, Joe, your brother (who has on multiple occasions forgotten you were in mortal danger) is all about team work.
Rachel, Swamp Philosopher
eh somewhere around there
Derpbat
That's his fatal... flaw. (?)
gellaho
"Should I put something on the screen? Nah"
Gentleman Brendan
I've never seen a talking poodle before.
public jakesy no. 1
Hold up
Derpbat
...god, every time I see Joe's haircut it upsets me in a new way.
Karate Physics Flippant Sausage
Oh this is a crime.
Like a crimey crime, accessing data under false pretenses.
Rachel, Swamp Philosopher
That's.. completely blank?
public jakesy no. 1
Derpbat
That part's normal.
public jakesy no. 1
Rachel, Swamp Philosopher
What data???
public jakesy no. 1
THE INSURANCE MONEY
Gentleman Brendan
I know the labrador joke got made, but I feel the hairstyle distinguishes this joke from that one
FancyShark
IT'S ALWAYS THE INSURANCE MONEY!
Derpbat
Honestly, I'm amazed it took them this long to commit an actual crime.
It's been what, ten pages?
In comic pages. So that's like 50 book pages, give or take?
By now they should really have already committed three crimes.
Karate Physics Flippant Sausage
And Yah, my dude. Shows require a bunch of insurance.
gellaho
The guy on the left is not impressed by the rollerskate ring of death
Rachel, Swamp Philosopher
oh are we calling the girl a Labrador like a golden lab, the dog?
okay see
Gentleman Brendan
Well she's optimistic enough to be canadian, too.
FancyShark
He's seen some shit
Derpbat
Chet is responding to danger the way he normally responds to danger.
Rachel, Swamp Philosopher
Nevermind, you don't want to know what I think about that
Derpbat
I really like how they've finally gotten Chet down.
gellaho
Rachel, Swamp Philosopher
Just know I have bought a collar and leash for a blonde from Labrador
Karate Physics Flippant Sausage
Roller Derby is cool enough to not really NEED murdering teens but its not an unwelcome garnish.
Derpbat
They've failed to understand the Hardy Brothers. Fenton. Their aunt. the mother whose name I forget.
But they do have Chet.
Rachel, Swamp Philosopher
This made me laugh out loud
gellaho
Chet has entered the void
Karate Physics Flippant Sausage
Ghost staff.
Derpbat
Okay, that's a bit on the nose even for a reality tv producer.
But I'm not saying no.
Rachel, Swamp Philosopher
Ah yeah snuff films make mad money
gellaho
Karate Physics Flippant Sausage
"Uh.....Ms. Hunt........if any of these kids dies on camera the FCC will absolutely not let us show it."
CHET SNAPS INTO ACTION!
public jakesy no. 1
Luckily her husband Mike is on the board
FancyShark
"hisssssss"
Derpbat
Chet! Running up the stairs! Grabbing for a random lever!
gellaho
Pick your favorite faceless golem sound
Derpbat
Go Chet go!
I like awwwk.
FancyShark
UMHPH
Karate Physics Flippant Sausage
Damn.
Rachel, Swamp Philosopher
AWWK
Derpbat
You don't often hear a good awwwk these days.
public jakesy no. 1
At least three people just accidentally got laid
Karate Physics Flippant Sausage
That girl could only do an unngh because her neck is broken.
gellaho
Joe got real wide
Rachel, Swamp Philosopher
Oop she just got a scholarship to trump university
Derpbat
God dammit, stop showing us Joe's hair!
Just... just stop! Please. I'm begging you, artists.
It hurts as much as the first time, every time!
public jakesy no. 1
While you were out playing roller derby I was out studying lat pull downs
Karate Physics Flippant Sausage
I like how they positioned the panel so we could see both Hardys spandex clad asses.
gellaho
"Joe, what are you looking at?"
Derpbat
You need more than motive to prove someone's committed a crime?
Okay, now I know these aren't the real Hardy Boys.
gellaho
These chapter titles are bizarre
Karate Physics Flippant Sausage
One of these boys is giving his brother a talking to, and one is preparing to karate.
Gentleman Brendan
Flying Doo-ace-es?
Derpbat
Also, Frank is so angry.
Shark Puke Fetishist GDC
Joe's torso is way too long.
Rachel, Swamp Philosopher
They're both blushing
This is foreplay
Derpbat
I can't believe this is from 2011.
gellaho
Poik
FancyShark
Oh yeah. Definitely foreplay
Karate Physics Flippant Sausage
Probably both realizing they are wearing skin tight spandex and have no bulges and therefore are the genitalless clone Hardys.
public jakesy no. 1
I think they're about to fuck?
Damn scooped
gellaho
Anime chest bump
Derpbat
Frank has developed the power of flight!
Joe has forgotten his brother is a year older than him and regularly plays football and can absolutely snap him in half!
Gentleman Brendan
Yowie!
Derpbat
WHO WILL WIN.
gellaho
No idea what that button did
public jakesy no. 1
I think they're both cumming?
Gentleman Brendan
Anime is the perfect Hardy medium because they're completely generic but for their hair
Karate Physics Flippant Sausage
Button clearly controls the Sibling Fuck Emergency Taser Field.
Rachel, Swamp Philosopher
at best, that's electricity that knocked them unconscious
Derpbat
I'm pretty sure for all their many, many, many, many, many, many faults across all continuities, no one until now ever had them decide to start punching each other.
So, that's something new.
gellaho
Great use of space during the escape
FancyShark
Unkillable tackler vs judo robot would be interesting
I assume they're near Saturn
Derpbat
Would explain the weird gravity effects.
gellaho
Then they just leave
Rachel, Swamp Philosopher
Liefeldian in it's laziness
Derpbat
"We went looking for you everywhere, Frank! Oh, hey, Joe. You're alive too."
Rachel, Swamp Philosopher
Except I see feet in the upper right
Karate Physics Flippant Sausage
Note there's only ONE twin in that panel because the other one is dead.
FancyShark
And still looking great
gellaho
Buh
Derpbat
There was only ever one twin. She was just moving back and forth faster than the speed of light to pretend to be two twins.
gellaho
Duh
Derpbat
I can't prove it, but you can't prove me wrong.
Karate Physics Flippant Sausage
It's so sad when a redheaded gymnast dies of Hardy Proximity Syndrome.
Rachel, Swamp Philosopher
Trump U picks up two new scholars
Derpbat
Look, she lasted longer than the last redhead who stood within thirty feet of Joe.
gellaho
FancyShark
The Hardys have so much ringworm from walking around barefoot
Karate Physics Flippant Sausage
Gay chicken.
gellaho
I wonder what happened
public jakesy no. 1
AS A SOVEREIGN CITIZEN I DECLARE YOU ARRESTED
Derpbat
I'm so glad that the rest of you are able to look past the abomination that is Joe's haircut and notice the other things happening, because I cannot.
gellaho
She's dead?! Who couldst have foreseen
Derpbat
Oh, hey, the thing we all knew would happen has happened.
Gentleman Brendan
None of us had knife to the throat though.
Karate Physics Flippant Sausage
And somehow with a Bowie knife.
Derpbat
Also, Joe's haircut no longer is the worst crime ever committed to ink.
LyraV
When did they rip their sleeves off?
Derpbat
Yeah, that's a twist.
gellaho
Well, time to go home and lose 50 pounds of muscle
Karate Physics Flippant Sausage
I think they just naturally get like that because of the ki power.
Its a manga after all.
Derpbat
...Carpathian Investments?
gellaho
I don't know if you are allowed to have an Epilogue before the mystery has been solved
Derpbat
Carpathian Investments?
Is this run by an Alexander U. Card?
FancyShark
We know
Derpbat
No? Then shut the fuck up, Joe.
Karate Physics Flippant Sausage
Shell company for Dracula LLC
Gentleman Brendan
Romanians: Evil
Karate Physics Flippant Sausage
Worse. Jeff Bezos.
Gentleman Brendan
It's by Dr. A. Cula
Derpbat
Seems legit.
gellaho
Insurance money and snacking? Slow down, Mr. Conway
Gentleman Brendan
Fenton is a butterface
gellaho
public jakesy no. 1
Beef Carpathian is on the menu at the Hardy house
Derpbat
...since when does their mother cook?
These writers knew all of three things about the Hardy Boys universe, and all of them are Chet.
Karate Physics Flippant Sausage
Since she became a blow up doll.
gellaho
Get out the thirty foot table, boys
gellaho
Karate Physics Flippant Sausage
"Um......a phone number in the Cayman islands.........and you call that a LEAD?!"
public jakesy no. 1
"They have a Swiss bank account too!"
FancyShark
"We watched a girl die, Father"
Derpbat
I'm not an expert, but I don't think the number for their banker in the Cayman Islands is useful, no.
Derpbat
"What, again?"
gellaho
Women aged quite a bit since the beginning
Karate Physics Flippant Sausage
Also their mom took her lipstick off?
OHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH okay.
gellaho
"Am I the same woman?"
Gentleman Brendan
Stepford 1.0 was not a success.
Derpbat
Isn't like the only characterization of their mother is that she is incredibly busy?
Karate Physics Flippant Sausage
How much food did they cook too?
Theres like two different pans at least.
gellaho
Shit, turned into Doonesbury
Gentleman Brendan
Gotta mealprep when you're hardy-busy
FancyShark
"I made your favorite. It's a blanket."
Karate Physics Flippant Sausage
Meatloaf?
Gentleman Brendan
You know the old saying: Working Hardy, or hardly working?
Derpbat
Maybe it's roast beast.
These Hardy Boys could be Whos.
They have the hair for it.
Though not the clothes.
gellaho
FUCKING PSYCHED ABOUT WASHING DISHES
Karate Physics Flippant Sausage
Possible lasagna, but who eats meatloaf with lasagna?!
Derpbat
Fenton is terrified by what his sons have become.
Karate Physics Flippant Sausage
No. No, fuck you. No.
Derpbat
What.
Karate Physics Flippant Sausage
NO IT IS NOT.
gellaho
"School? Fuck that, boys"
Derpbat
I... I cannot think of a less useful form of cover than a zombie crawl.
Even in the heady world of fantasy.
LyraV
Those are giant plates!
Derpbat
...I suppose that would explain they were caught so easily.
gellaho
"I can't help, but that teen girl I somehow know about can"
Derpbat
No.
gellaho
What kinda fucked up sequence is this
Derpbat
No.
LyraV
I guess it's the Metabarons influence but I keep expecting them to murder their father.
Karate Physics Flippant Sausage
OOOOH are we gonna get a horny anime Nancy Drew?!
Derpbat
I said no, dammit.
Karate Physics Flippant Sausage
God that would be rad if the two of them united their mind power and blasted Fenton right in his stupid brain.
gellaho
PAPERCUTZ
Derpbat
The all-new The Hardyboys The New Case Files.
Karate Physics Flippant Sausage
"Its got a Z so you know our Nancy Drew is EXTREEEEEME!"
Derpbat
This is incredibly redundant even leaving aside the everything.
gellaho
Only the best from Papercutz
Karate Physics Flippant Sausage
"She has a nose ring AND a tattoo!"
Derpbat
I can't believe I'm going to say this, but Stephanie Meyer deserves more respect.
I didn't know there was a bar for that, but there is, and that's it.
Gentleman Brendan
After Fifty Shades, anything was fair game.
Derpbat
🤔
gellaho
"You should really get help from Nancy Drew, boys. All that vampire hunting is going to really help solve this insurance scheme"
FancyShark
Wait, there's more?!
Derpbat
I feel like hunting vampires is a big step down for Nancy Drew.
Karate Physics Flippant Sausage
Nancy Drew has this real intense "Wait what the fuck did you just say?!"
Derpbat
I mean, even besides collaborating with the knock-off Hardy Boys.
gellaho
The last couple of pages is devoted to a preview of that Nancy Drew book
"book"
I'm going to say somehow worse art
FancyShark
"Ohhh, someone's going in the fucking dirt"
Gentleman Brendan
I am so confused. Is this a spoof or is she in a school play?
Karate Physics Flippant Sausage
Shit she has a fuckin John McCain goiter.
FancyShark
haha
Gentleman Brendan
How has WB/MAD not sued them?
gellaho
That concludes Episode 65 of The Book Cage
Derpbat
WooO! We survived!
FancyShark
We did it!
Gentleman Brendan
What a weird capstone
Derpbat
...oh, holy shit, I may need to actually buy these.
FancyShark
Great work, everyone!
FancyShark
Yes. Thank you, always and again, @gellaho
Derpbat
Okay, apparently WB/MAD don't own the license for Tales of the Crypt.
Karate Physics Flippant Sausage
Much appreciated @gellaho
Derpbat
The actual creator does.
Somehow.
Gentleman Brendan
There's a Harvey Kurtzman estate printing comics?
Derpbat
There's a literary agent representing them.
FancyShark
Have a good night, everyone!
Gentleman Brendan
Well done, bookworms.
Gentleman Brendan
Thanks as always, Gellaho.
Derpbat
...I may actually have to buy one of these