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Breakfast, p4

September 23, 2019 by Tim


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Khaisz
Khaisz
2 years ago

and now he will lose said cronuffin

Tumbleweed
Tumbleweed
2 years ago
Reply to  Khaisz

He should have stuck with “not my circus, not my monkeys” …

BakaGrappler
BakaGrappler
2 years ago
Reply to  Tumbleweed

Said the person in 20/20 hindsight.

Tumbleweed
Tumbleweed
2 years ago
Reply to  BakaGrappler

or just a general aversion to most people/drama.

Mnemnosyne
Mnemnosyne
2 years ago
Reply to  Tumbleweed

The kind of person that becomes a superhero doesn’t really seem compatible with deciding ‘not my business’ unless they’re just in it for the glory, and as we’ve seen, Ethan has serious motivations.

Of course, a smart superhero makes sure not to draw attention to his secret identity, especially over something as minimal as a stolen wallet. But then, this is Ethan…

Bwauder
Bwauder
2 years ago
Reply to  Mnemnosyne

It looked like Ethan made a fairly successful low key takedown to me, unfortunately he forgot the other high protocol of making sure who and where the villain is first.

ArdentSlacker
ArdentSlacker
2 years ago
Reply to  Bwauder

We still don’t know. The guy could have stolen a cop’s wallet.

Josh
Josh
2 years ago
Reply to  ArdentSlacker

If you look closely, there’s a hint of a shoe in running position at the right edge of the fourth panel (the tripping panel). I’m guessing that’s the thief.

John
John
2 years ago
Reply to  Bwauder

Yep, that is a mistake that can eaisly happen. Luckily nobody has died due to it this time.

Jack Bean
Jack Bean
2 years ago
Reply to  Mnemnosyne

True, but he DID do things in just about the most low-key way possible. His options were A) Ignore it B) Trip the “thief” C) Pretend to trip over HIMSELF, landing in front of the “thief”, who would then trip over a “clumsy idiot” D) Tackle the “thief” E) Change into his costume and capture the “thief” A = bleeds into Uncle Ben territory B = most low-key option, especially if the cop didn’t notice Ethan PURPOSELY trip a real thief. C = most innocent method, and would probably not get in trouble if it was the cop. But NOT… Read more »

NiteStick
2 years ago

The undercover cop should take it as a compliment that his undercover is so undercover that it could fool anyone into not knowing he’s an undercover cop.

no thanks nintendo
no thanks nintendo
2 years ago

Love the detail of the other foot at the very right edge.

Jack Bean
Jack Bean
2 years ago

To be fair… that could be the stolen wallet with a stolen badge 🙂
But Ethan is never that lucky.

But damned if you do, damned if you don’t. Had that been the thief and he let him go… then it could have turned into an “Uncle Ben” situation with someone Ethan cares about.

Stephen Nagy
Stephen Nagy
2 years ago
Reply to  Jack Bean

Thats probably the joke Tim was going for. He didn’t do what Peter did and tried to stop him, but the joke is that he stopped the wrong guy.

Urazz
Urazz
2 years ago
Reply to  Jack Bean

More like Damned if you do, Damned if you don’t, and Damned if you don’t pay attention if you do.

Zanquis
Zanquis
2 years ago

I did actually helped someone chased by the police in such a way once.
Guy being chased down the streets in Amsterdam. pushing people out of the way, cops running behind him. I stepped aside but purposely left my foot just enough in the way.

Enough to trip but but also enough to make it look accidental just in case it would backfire.

Jack Bean
Jack Bean
2 years ago
Reply to  Zanquis

“I did actually helped someone chased by the police in such a way once.”

You might want to rephrase that. That makes it sound like you helped the person being chased by the police. IE, you helped that person get away (like Ethan just did).
Though, depending on your region… you might be claiming you’re actually happy you did that.

Urazz
Urazz
2 years ago
Reply to  Jack Bean

Ethan will be fine I think. It was an undercover cop he tripped so he could easily argue that he thought the cop was the thief (which is true) and he didn’t see the thief.

Pulse
Pulse
2 years ago

so wait, cop stole the wallet? or ethan have REALLY bad timing?

Stephen
Stephen
2 years ago
Reply to  Pulse

Take note of the foot at the right edge of the panel where Ethan trips the guy. Yeah, Ethan just screwed up.

LazerWulf
2 years ago

Is that Captain Prime in her alter-ego?

Robert Loughrey
Robert Loughrey
2 years ago
Reply to  LazerWulf

That’s one heck of an Alter Ego if you can change sex.

Atros
Atros
2 years ago

Gotta admit it’d go a long way towards hiding your identity long term though. Even if you get “caught” there’ll be millions who refuse to accept that their glamazon is a dude most of the time.

Kaitensatsuma
Kaitensatsuma
2 years ago

Wait, so the cop stole a wallet?

Stephen Nagy
Stephen Nagy
2 years ago
Reply to  Kaitensatsuma

Take a closer look at the middle panel, the bit right near the right edge. Ethan tripped the wrong one. He got the undercover cop who was chasing the thief.

Halosty
Halosty
2 years ago

Based on the information he was able to pick up in that short period of time, his decision was correct. It would have been better with slightly more perception though.

Matthew
Matthew
2 years ago

I would blame it on morning-lack-of-caffeine.

Crestlinger
Crestlinger
2 years ago

Ventriloquism: so Many uses.

Him.
Him.
2 years ago

Who catches the catchers?

…Ethan.

pyrodice
pyrodice
2 years ago

The good news is we know nobody stole the cop’s wallet, he’s definitely showing he’s got it…

Samuel G Alterio
Samuel G Alterio
2 years ago

Definitely looks like Ethan tripped the 2nd guy. At least that’s what I got 1st read through.