Reading the Comics update: Wavehead does not have a name


So this is not a mathematics-themed comic update, not really. It’s just a bit of startling news about frequent Reading the Comics subject Andertoons. A comic strip back in December revealed that Wavehead had a specific name. According to the strip from the 3rd of December, the student most often challenging the word problem or the definition on the blackboard is named Tommy.

And then last week we got this bombshell:

Wavehead on the telephone at the school office: 'Mom, it's Charlie. Boy, you'd think with everything in the news that Mrs Philips would have more to worry about than me talking in class, but here we are.'
Mark Anderson’s Andertoons for the 4th of May, 2021. This strip previously ran the 23rd of July, 2018, and don’t think I’m not surprised to discover Andertoons has been in reruns.

So, also, it turns out I should have already known this since the strip ran in 2018 also. All I can say is I have a hard enough time reading nearly every comic strip in the world. I can’t be expected to understand them too.

So as not to leave things too despairing let me share a mathematics-mentioning Andertoons from yesterday and also from July 2018.

On the board, the fraction 3/4 with the numerator and denominator labelled. Wavehead: 'You know, for something that sounds like two killer robots, this is really disappointing.'
Mark Anderson’s Andertoons for the 10th of May, 2021. This strip previously ran the 29th of July, 2018, and I discussed it then.

I don’t know if it’s run before that.

At this link are my essays discussing Andertoons. And my Reading the Comics essays are at this link.

Author: Joseph Nebus

I was born 198 years to the day after Johnny Appleseed. The differences between us do not end there. He/him.

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