Sorry about the comicless day yesterday, folks. Tuesdays generally suck for me; I lecture for seven hours and don't finish the last class until 9:30 p.m. My night students were laughing at me yesterday because I had to stop every five minutes and take a drink of water; if I hadn't, my voice would have been entirely gone by the end of the three-hour session. There may be a few comicless Tuesdays this term.
However, I couldn't blow off today's comic as well because it provided such a good portrait of how the Antichrist--better known as Marmaduke the Devil Dog--might operate as he led the world towards fiery ruin. Notice how the hell-beast's "owners" cringe from him in horror as he emits the bizarre sound "whoof!" The extra "h" tells us that Marmaduke's every utterance is unnatural, bloated with unnecessary letters. He keeps his slaves in thrall and torments them with fiendish visitors from the most hideous regions of Hell. They know that if they disobey, he will devour them...and keep on devouring them for eternity. There is no winning when you live with the Antichrist.*
*Especially when you have to fill his food bowl every single day.