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Thursday 26 February 2015

"Silence of the Loakers"

Issue#89: "Silence of the Loakers"

Everyone comes to Loaker with their problems....But is he even listening?  

Notes and References:

The title and the header image is a play on "Silence of Lambs", a Horror Crime novel written by Thomas Harris in 1988. It is the second book in the Hannibal Lecter series. The novel explores the relationship between the imprisoned cannibalistic serial killer Hannibal Lecter and the young FBI trainee Clarice Starling during the manhunt for another vicious serial killer known as "Buffalo Bill". Clarice trades painful childhood memories with Lecter in exchange for assistance in capturing the other killer. One such childhood memory is of the slaughtering of lambs at a farm where Clarice stayed as a child. The book was adapted into a film in 1991 by Jonathan Demme and starred Anthony Hopkins and Jodie Foster.

The title of this issue refers to Loaker being oblivious to all the other characters who are speaking to him.

Barnaby and Kathy talk to Loaker about about the events of issue#87 "Barnaby Banks Loves Kathy Dudbert" where Barnaby discovered Kathy had a new boyfriend called Barney just when he was about to profess his love for her.

Barnaby purposefully gets Kathy's new boyfriend's name wrong by calling him Benny and Bernie.

Emily Hair complains about someone not liking the colour Yellow as it is her favourite colour.

Bancroft worries that his Gremlin suit is starting to smell. He has been stuck in the suit since he started wearing it in issue#56 "Kathy and the Real Boy".

Feigenbaum realises that Loaker has been daydreaming and hasn't been listening to his friends at all. Oddly, The imaginary character is the only one that Loaker notices or hears in this issue.

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