Seriously, we wouldn’t see Death more often lately if he starred in his own comic strip.
(drawn by Neil Gaiman, presumably)
I was dead wrong.
But for the record, Charon steers the boat down the Styx, not Death.
Not only don’t I get it, but I’m pretty sure this is a repeat and I didn’t get it the first time either. And forgot the eventual explanation.
And by the way, Death showing up in the comics twice on the same day doesn’t even qualify as synchronicity anymore.
The pinata comic gets the LOL tag; the Death comic, not so much.
Based on what I’ve seen this morning, by the way, October 15 is apparently the official start of this year’s Halloween Comic Strips Season.
Seriously, what is it with comic strips featuring Death lately? It’s not just one or two strips: this seems to be a trend across the entire “comics page.”
Maybe all these artists are hitting Middle Age at the same time?
Some sense of foreboding in the air?
The artists have all joined a book club and they’re passing around Neil Gaiman graphic novels?
These two are just from today:
(And by the way, I don’t really get the Lio: Death is going to discuss job opportunities at Tartarus Inc.?
Not singling out B.C. here, but… Is it my imagination, or have there been a lot of “Death says ‘Relax'” gags lately? I’m pretty sure we just had two near- identical “Relax, I’m just here for your houseplants” gags.