News post – Catch-23 No. 982 Regal Beagle

A sweet photo & video did the rounds during the week claiming Meghan Markle’s beagle was driven to the wedding ceremony in a Rolls Royce with the Queen.

A friend posted that this dog was now a regal beagle, I tried to work the phrase “You can’t spell ‘beagle’ without ‘regal’!” into the comic strip. After a few attempts, I realised the phrase was getting in the way of the comic strip and it was better off without it.

(It turned out that this was not a photo or video from the ceremony, but was taken a couple of days before. Identity of mystery dog unconfirmed.)

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News post – Catch-23 No. 981 Royally Wedded

You might not have heard, but Prince Harry married Meghan Markle.

The comic strip also refers to the story that Claire Foy got paid less than Matt Smith for their roles in the first two seasons of The Crown. The producers say that this has now been rectified for the future seasons.

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News post – Catch-23 No. 980 Warring Infinitely

After seeing Avengers: Infinity War, I had to do a comic strip with Thanos. Middle-manager Thanos may cause fewer computer-generated explosions, but he’s still got a job to do.

The Marvel movies are now impossible to evaluate on their own because they all tie together, referencing the previous films and planning out the next bunch of movies. Each film is an episode in the most expensive television series ever made.

What continues to impress me is that with such a large cast, everyone got some time in the spotlight. The tones of each different group of heroes – the playfulness of Spiderman and Iron Man, the retro goofiness of Thor and Guardians of the Galaxy, etc – all meshed together to show that all this is truly one big universe and any character can feasibly end up in a scene with any other character.

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News post – Catch-23 No. 979 Facebook dating

Announcing that Facebook is going to launch it’s own dating app is like saying Facebook is launching an app for sharing photos of your pets: that’s kinda how people are already using it.

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