Friday (un)Funnies

For the past few months now, I have been following the latest Phantom Daily Comic Strip storyline, titled The Scoundrel. The basic premise is this. Reporter Lara Bell wants a scoop, so she decides to do what no other reporter has done before, to journey into Bandar territory. Despite being warned not to disturb the Bandar, Lara hires sleazy and self-serving tour guide Rick Gruber. Gruber poisons her in an attempt to not only find the Bandar, but persuade them to take him to the Skull Cave, which he figures will be filled with treasures. Anyway, Gruber ends up being taken prisoner outside the skull cave, while the Phantom offers Bell a tour of the Skull Cave. At the end of the tour, comes this foolish moment where Bell makes a pass at the Phantom, which is quickly rebuffed.

The picture of Bell in the first frame clearly shows the distress she feels at the news. Sure, it was a silly thing for her to do, but, the story shows that as reckless as she is, Bell is basically a good person. She would not have made a move had she known she was talking with a married man and now feels some embarrassment. I think we have all been in her position ... once.


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