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Saving the City: Sans-Spandex

We have decided to move to an every other week schedule from now until the end of the year. We’ve been struggling to get back to once a week on time comics with everything that’s been going on, between one or both of us on overtime, the season for our nonprofit ramping up, and general brain fatigue.  Because, you know, 2020.

There will be a comic this coming Wednesday (9/30) and then every other week after that, with filler during November as per usual.

And bleach.  Beers and bleach.

Little does she realize that Isauro, a very tidy person, has been cringing with horror every time he has been over for weeks, and has fantasized, at length, about cleaning the disaster.

19 responses to “Mackenzie Returns Prologue”

  • weremoogle on January 11, 2017 at 2:49 AM

    Best boyfriend ever. Can’t wait to see Mack again!!!

  • Nightmask on January 11, 2017 at 3:25 AM

    Looks like Hazel’s not the only one fast on the uptake, she just isn’t interested in being exploited for super-speed cleaning services anymore.

  • Xero on January 16, 2017 at 7:42 AM

    You’d think in a world of supers speed cleanning could make you bank

  • T'Renn on January 11, 2017 at 6:29 AM

    Or Hazel isn’t interested in being exploited so CHEAPLY. Most speedsters need fuel, and this is definitely a “three pizza problem,” at a minimum.

  • Black Rose on January 11, 2017 at 8:48 AM

    Can’t wait to see Mack again!

  • Kaian on January 11, 2017 at 9:51 AM

    Ah the human side of Val. Gotta love it. And that all her friends know her so well.

  • HakkyounoTenshi on January 11, 2017 at 2:56 PM

    …I’m guessing Mack did most of the cleaning. Or just living in proximity to another person suppressed Val’s more slob-like tendencies.

    I’m surprised Isauro didn’t just start cleaning. That’s what I would do at my brother or ex-boyfriend’s place when they got that bad. BONUS: Seeing me do it would guilt them into helping.

    I admit, that I’ll let the rest of the house get that bad, but I don’t understand how Val has three bags of trash by the trash can. One person doesn’t make that much trash (I make about one bad per week myself.) and it’s fairly easy to take the bag to the curb. Seriously, you just tie up the bag and when you leave the house on trash day throw it in you trash can and drop said can by the curb.

    I seriously hope that tonight is trash night for Val, other wise she’s going to have a huge pile of trash bags to explain to Mack. All in all, what you can see isn’t too bad though, easily dealt with provided you can stay on task.

  • Pastangum on January 11, 2017 at 9:45 PM

    @Tenshi-sama, I mean no offense, but I would disagree. It would strongly depend on culture; we know some about Val (worked her way through community college) but maybe not what level of comfort she’s reached since. I have the blessed fortune that my sister arranges for a monthly cleaning service around my place, without which I might reach that level of squalor. Might. I don’t know if it’d get as bad as depicted… and I don’t know that it wouldn’t. *ahem* Anyway, Val needs to keep a man like that, by ring if feasible.

    Also, welcome home, Illumina! I’m sure Metro City is looking forward to your Phoenix-like rebirth… err, return. Can’t wait to see what abilities you’ve discovered, and creative ways for Val to advance them further. :3

    Pastangum “really, washing dishes is the worst of it” Felinix

  • CheshireMadcat on January 11, 2017 at 5:31 PM

    I got chills when i read that Mack was coming home. Thats great, I can’t wait to see what she can do now.

  • Black Rose on January 11, 2017 at 9:06 PM

    Looks like Val learned who she can REALLY depend on…!

  • John on January 13, 2017 at 12:54 AM

    I am so Val.

  • HakkyounoTenshi on January 14, 2017 at 7:02 AM

    @Pastangum I’m sorry if I’m missing the obvious, but what part of my post was your comment directed to? I understand everyone comes at a thought from different angles, but I’m not sure what you’re responding to. Again, I’m sorry if I’m missing the obvious.

    However, I absolutely agree that Val needs to keep Isauro (although with Isauro’s wonky green card status, would he even be allowed to marry?).

  • Katy on January 14, 2017 at 10:11 PM

    Yay! Mack is coming back. *does a little happy dance*
    The apartment? Hilarious. Only it is improved by her conversations with her best friend and her boyfriend. 😀 I love them all.

  • Pastangum on January 15, 2017 at 6:15 PM

    @Tenshi, pardon me, I was referring to “seeing me do it would guilt them into helping”. Far too many people in my area would see someone doing it and, rather than be guilted, would say something along the lines of ‘get the trash too, and bring me back a gallon of milk while you’re at it’. I’m not offended, in fact I honestly hope I wasn’t being offensIVE in my response. My day-job tends to be stressful, especially this week, and my mental filters are getting overloaded.

    Pastangum “whelmed” Felinix

  • HakkyounoTenshi on January 15, 2017 at 9:48 PM

    @Pastangum

    You raise a good point. Not everyone would be guilted into helping and a lot would be jerks about it. I guess I’m just lucky in that the boys would help when I started cleaning.

    And there was nothing offensive in either of your posts. You raised a valid point and in no way were you disrespectful about it. I’m sorry your job has been extremely stressful for you lately.

  • livvy on January 16, 2017 at 5:38 PM

    One small party could easily account for that many trash bags.

  • The passing critic on January 17, 2017 at 1:46 AM

    She needs to put a ring on Isauros finger,Hes a keeper!

  • Andorxor on January 18, 2017 at 8:46 AM

    I hope he brings the priest with him for a exorcism.

  • theMarc on June 9, 2018 at 3:14 AM

    If you know a lot about computers, friends and relatives will keep begging you to fix their tech problems. If you own a pickup truck, friends and relatives will keep asking you to help move stuff across town. So it stands to reason that, in a world with superpowers, having superspeed means everyone wants your help doing chores.

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