This is just the legend of Pandora’s box (or at least one particular variant of it), without any modification. How is that a joke?
The Covid inconsistency last-year collection was a one-time thing, but I thought this was worth a mention:
This is sort of weird. Panel one doesn’t say why the wedding were postponed, but it’s a clear reference to the pandemic. But then in panel 2 there’s a packed line where no one is wearing masks.
So in the Blondie universe, there was a pandemic in 2020, but it’s already over?
Well, sure. I guess no one who could move snow with a magic wand would bother shoveling snow. But what’s the joke?
Actually, now that I think about it, I don’t understand why he was bothering to shovel snow before.
From Unca $crooge.
From Unca $crooge
Update after this post was first scheduled, the next strip came out, and in it the organist dies.
So maybe the first strip doesn’t have a joke at all, just setting up a serial storyline? Moving up another post, since I suspect there’s not a lot to discuss here. But I’ll leave this post up, in case I’m wrong.
From Rob. (Submitted in 2020, although we lost it and just found it recently.)