Pirate Mike Gets Parental!

Baseball makes another appearance. I think the real impetus for this strip was because I wanted to use the superhero name Slaughter Master. Perhaps one of these days, I’ll actually show what one of the kid’s video games look like. Sometimes, I’ll get a note from a gamer objecting to this characterization of video games. I like to reassure gamers around the world that Mike’s kid does not have a sophisticated taste in gaming. Plus, Reasonable Protagonist just sounds like a really boring game. Who the heck wants to play that? Not me. I want to play Slaughter Master! I think there’s also a general confusion about how to talk intelligently about video games, just like there was/is about comic books.