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No. 129: Frank Miller's Garfield

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Frank Miller's Garfield

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Strip by: Colin Foster

{A scene in subdued black and white with red and yellow highlights.}
Garfield: A dimly lit street corner at midnight. This puts me in the mood for some snappy patter.
Garfield: Hey, good-lookin', what's happenin'?
Lady cat: Who are you?
Garfield: Names aren't important. Some call me a soldier of fortune, some call me a Renaissance man. You can call me "Major".
Lady cat: I love men in uniform.
Garfield: What say we go to Rick's Café Americain for a soda pop?
Lady cat: I'm with you, big boy.
Garfield: Here's lookin' at you, sweetheart.
SFX: SMACK!
Garfield: Rats. I think I chucked her chin a little hard.

The author writes:

Frank Miller is a comic book writer and artist, known for making comics "darker and edgier" with The Dark Knight Returns and his Sin City series. Although he was initially acclaimed for both, his repeated use of the latter's tropes (over-the-top violence, loose women, and choppy sentences) have turned him into something of a joke amongst comic book lovers.

If Frank Miller made a Garfield strip, it would look a lot like this. Except with much clippier writing.

Original strip: 1984-11-04