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Thursday, March 22, 2007

Not To Be Melodramatic Or Anything...

...but my mom had a heart attack today. According to everyone involved, she'll be fine, but as you might expect, that's not the kind of event that leaves a guy in the best mood for cracking jokes about ROM: Spaceknight or whatever.

So needless to say, no content tonight, and I don't know if I'll be back tomorrow with the normal Thursday night reviews either. Assuming nothing else goes haywire, though, regular posting should resume within the next couple of days.

Until then, I have nothing to offer you but a photograph of the two greatest men in American history:

Abraham Lincoln and Galactus

Together again, just as Jah intended.


Mom's okay. According to the doctors, there was no permanent damage, and the fact that she drove herself to the emergency room--stopping to get gas on the way, in an almost freakout-inducing incident of Old Lady Toughness--worked out well, as it kept her from suffering a major heart attack within the next few months.

Surgery wasn't necessary, but she had some stints put into her arteries and she needs to be careful from now on, but honestly? She's already home, and the whole thing feels like a Very Special Episode from a sitcom that went back to normal at the end. So that's a plus!

I told her about all the well-wishing from the blog, and she was very touched, as was I. But I'm still taking the next couple of nights off from the ISB. I'll be back Sunday night (or, y'know, Monday morning).

Thanks again, everybody, from both of us.


Blogger Mark W. Hale said...

I suggest staring at the image for several minutes while humming "The Battle Hymn of the Republic."

3/22/2007 12:18 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is Abe giving the Invisible Man a hand job?

3/22/2007 12:28 AM

Blogger Tom Foss said...

Best of luck to you and your mom, Chris. We'll be here whenever you get back.

3/22/2007 12:36 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Our prayers go out to you and your mom. Take all the time you need.

3/22/2007 12:43 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mine eyes have seen the coming of the Devourer of Worlds / He is trampling out the planets uncovered by his heralds...

OK, so it's not an exact rhyme.

3/22/2007 1:09 AM

Blogger Dorian said...

Good luck to your mom, Chris.

3/22/2007 1:18 AM

Blogger Rob S. said...

Take your time, Chris. I hope she has a speedy recovery.

3/22/2007 1:19 AM

Blogger Erin Palette said...

Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family, Chris.

3/22/2007 1:41 AM

Blogger ShellyS said...

Here's hoping your mom has a speedy recovery.

3/22/2007 2:01 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thinking of you and your mom-yake all good care.

3/22/2007 2:05 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wish your mother Wolverine-level recovery and your family the best. And while I always appreciate your daily posts, even as a reader I'm a little surprised (flattered? something?) that you feel the need to apologize for not posting when something like that happens. If it was me, my readers wouldn't even know why they hadn't heard from me until after it was over. But then I don't have a Master Plan for Internet Supremacy.

3/22/2007 2:17 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dude, relax with the blog for a little bit. You're mom needs you more than we do!

3/22/2007 2:17 AM

Blogger DYKC?™ said...

Dag, bruh. Big prayers up for your Mom and family.

3/22/2007 2:18 AM

Blogger Unknown said...

No need to apologize at all. My prayers are with your mom.


3/22/2007 2:25 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here's hoping for your mom's speedy recovery.

In the meantime, I have posted several reviews on my blog, entirely unaware of the possibility of a late Week in Ink.

So if anybody needs tiding over or to tell someone that they're nowhere near as face-kickingly awesome as Chris, then, by all means, come on over until you can get the good stuff.

3/22/2007 2:53 AM

Blogger wicked juan said...

Thoughts and prayers are going out to you and your Mom, Chris. Take care.

3/22/2007 3:06 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Prayers, best wishes and various voodoo healing rituals for your mother.

I've been right where you are now and the most important thing you can do is be there for her. That will mean more than anything.

That being said, I better get a double Week In Ink next week!

3/22/2007 3:06 AM

Blogger McGone said...

Good luck, Chris. Best wishes to you and your mom.

3/22/2007 4:02 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

My best wishes to you and your mother.

3/22/2007 4:09 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yikes. Best wishes to your mom, and to you. Come back to these parts when and if you want, y'know?

(My mom had a heart attack at age 60, and is hale and energetic nowadays, just about 10 years later. So there's certainly the possibility of being OK.)

3/22/2007 4:33 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hope everything will be okay with your mother, Mr. Sims. Take care!

3/22/2007 5:56 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm still reeling from yesterday's Space Bear post, that was more than enough awesome to keep me going for a while.

Best wishes and all Dude, hope everythings ok.

3/22/2007 6:01 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Best wishes to you both.

3/22/2007 8:15 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...


Best wishes for a speedy recovery for your mom. I hope she's back on her feet soon. The blog can wait. Let us know if you need anything.

3/22/2007 9:07 AM

Blogger Siskoid said...

Yeah, take care of your family and yourself. We'll be here when you get back.

3/22/2007 9:13 AM

Blogger Jeff said...

You and yours are in my prayers, Chris. Hope she gets well, soon.

3/22/2007 9:35 AM

Blogger googum said...

Best to you and your mom, Chris. Like everyone else, I'll be here when you get back.

3/22/2007 9:54 AM

Blogger joncormier said...

I too wish your mom the best and hope for a speedy recovery. My thoughts are with both of you.

3/22/2007 9:59 AM

Blogger Hate Filled Poster said...

Best wishes.

3/22/2007 10:09 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

As with everyone else, well wishes for a speedy Mom Sims recovery. As much as comics are awesome (FACT), moms are even awesomer, so prioritize accordingly.

3/22/2007 10:45 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

My wishes for a Refuah Shelaima (complete healing of body and spirit) to your mom, Chris. Thanks for all the great stuff you've done over the years. I'll take this chance to do some archive diving. :>)

3/22/2007 11:09 AM

Blogger Kitty said...

*sends hugs* Much good luck and good thoughts for your mom and you, Chris.

3/22/2007 11:20 AM

Blogger Maxo said...

All the best to your mom and your family - here's hoping for a quick recovery.

3/22/2007 11:43 AM

Blogger Unknown said...

Best wishes for your mom's speedy recovery.

3/22/2007 11:48 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Best wishes.

3/22/2007 12:05 PM

Blogger Jason said...

My thought swill be with you and your Mom Chris.

3/22/2007 12:12 PM

Blogger Michael Strauss said...

My sympathies are with you and your mother, Chris. Hopefully she's in for a speedy recovery.

3/22/2007 12:29 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I can only give my best wishes and good vibes to your mom (and yourself) for a quick and complete recovery.

Whenever you get back is fine.

In the meantime, I'll imagine Space Lincoln & Capt. Kirk kicking Galactus in the face.


3/22/2007 12:33 PM

Blogger nightfly said...

To thank you for all the awesome, I've borrowed the picture for a caption contest. Will keep you posted on entries and (if you like) you can judge the results yourself. And best wishes and prayers for your mom's speedy recovery.

3/22/2007 1:17 PM

Blogger Frank said...

Hey Chris,
Long time lurker, first time commentor. Hope your mom gets better. Take your time getting back. We'll still be here waiting for your witty remarks.

3/22/2007 1:18 PM

Blogger Devon Sanders said...


Take your time coming back if you need to.

The internet's not going anywhere.

Best wishes to all,

3/22/2007 1:19 PM

Blogger Vincent said...

Sorry to her about your mom. Hope that everything turns out ok and that she has a speedy recovery.

3/22/2007 1:42 PM

Blogger Steven Hardina said...

*sends good luck vibes through the magical intertron* I hope all goes well with the recovery. Don't sweat taking a break, we can all amuse ourselves with thoughts of Galactus and Lincoln's crazy space adventures (aka The Buddy Movie That Has No Right Not Existing) in the meantime.

3/22/2007 2:10 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Best wishes and non-denominational prayers directed towards you and your family, Chris.

3/22/2007 2:16 PM

Blogger MD said...

Sorry to hear about your mom. Sending all available positive mojo to you.

3/22/2007 2:25 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

My best to you good sir. I wish your mother a quick recovery.

Thank you for one of the most provacative pictures of a past U.S. presidential conspiracy I have never been able to uncover.

3/22/2007 2:37 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Geez, sorry to hear about your mom, Chris. Prayers for a speedy recovery!

As for Galactus and Abe...you know, it really says something about Abe's stature that he (or a tiny toy representation of him) can stand next to Galactus and still seem like an equal.

3/22/2007 2:41 PM

Blogger Harry Connolly said...

Best wishes for your mom and your family.

3/22/2007 2:48 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Best of luck to you and your mom, and thanks for what has become my favorite daily destination on these here internets.

3/22/2007 3:00 PM

Blogger Richard said...

What everyone else has said. If you're away for a while, we promise not to wreck the internet before you get back.

3/22/2007 4:00 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

If this means I have to wait a few days for my Kick In The Face of the Week, then I guess I understand. Best to your mom.

3/22/2007 4:44 PM

Blogger Evan Waters said...

Best wishes to your mother- glad to here she's expected to recover.

3/22/2007 4:46 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bro, best luck and recovery.

Hmmm. . . so as not to be an A-hole, I won't point out the verification word is "xkzjinxed".

3/22/2007 4:58 PM

Blogger Bill S. said...

Best wishes to your mom, man.

3/22/2007 7:24 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

First time poster, but I've been reading the blog for awhile now. Anyway, I hope your mom does well.

3/22/2007 8:07 PM

Blogger Bill Reed said...

All the best to you and yours.

3/22/2007 9:15 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Best wishes to Chris's Invincible Super Mom.

3/22/2007 9:53 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Best wishes for her fast and full recovery.

3/22/2007 11:32 PM

Blogger Wrye said...

All the best to your mom, Mr. Sims.

3/22/2007 11:35 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Best of luck to your mom. Hope all turns out alright.
And hey, I didn't know Galactus was an american! Being born in not only space, but space from the universe before this one, I thought it would be hard for him to get the green card.

3/22/2007 11:54 PM

Blogger Frank said...

Best to your mother.

3/23/2007 12:31 AM

Blogger notintheface said...

May your mom have a super-speed recovery.

3/23/2007 12:38 AM

Blogger FoldedSoup said...

Best of everything for this, man. More thoughts towards...

3/23/2007 2:32 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

archives will get us by, chris ol' pal. we'll be waiting, best wishes to you and yours.

3/23/2007 3:06 AM

Blogger MarkAndrew said...

Oh Jesus. How scary.

My mom had a bad-brain thing a while back, but she's better now.

If that helps.

Anyway, prayers are with you guys.

3/23/2007 3:09 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Best wishes to your mum, may her Super Invincible Genes help her through this time.

3/23/2007 5:10 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Take care. All best.

3/23/2007 5:54 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here's to a speedy recovery for your mother.

Thoughts and prayers are with you both.

PS. Could Honest Abe take Galactus in a grudge match?

3/23/2007 6:57 AM

Blogger Jeff said...

I wish your mom and your familt the best Chris, and hope that she makes a full recovery.

3/23/2007 7:11 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just echoing the general sentiment - best wishes to your mom, Chris.

3/23/2007 8:06 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Take your time, dude. No rush. May the Comic Gods bless you and your ma with a good recovery/comfortable bonding period!


3/23/2007 9:43 AM

Blogger SallyP said...

This sort of thing does tend to put a blight on your day. I hope that your Mom and your family are all going to be ok.

3/23/2007 11:50 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Wishing nothing but the best for your mother,

3/23/2007 12:13 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

What they said.

Carlos @ HDTD

3/23/2007 1:20 PM

Blogger Philip said...

I hope your mother has a speedy recovery. Don't forget to take care of yourself during this time.

3/23/2007 4:23 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

All the best for your mother, Chris.

-Ralph Burns

3/23/2007 4:23 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I can't really add anything that everyone before has already said, but here's hoping for the best for you and your mother, Chris. Take your time, none of your loyal readers will be going anywhere.

3/23/2007 4:38 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

All the best with your mom, Chris.

3/23/2007 5:10 PM

Blogger Bárbaro said...

Tudo de bom para sua mãe, cara! [That's "all the best for your mom, dude!" in brasilian portuguese.

3/23/2007 6:32 PM

Blogger JYD said...

Best wishes to your mum.

3/23/2007 7:35 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Best wishes for you and your mom.

3/23/2007 8:45 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fingers crossed and best wishes for your mom, Chris.

3/23/2007 9:47 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good luck and best wishes.

3/23/2007 10:04 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Get Well Soon Chris' Mom!

3/23/2007 10:39 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sorry to hear the bad news. Hope you and your mother are doing well. Best Wishes.

3/23/2007 11:59 PM

Blogger Jim Shelley said...

Chris, we will be praying for your Mom!

3/24/2007 12:21 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

One bit of advice: Don't just be strong for others. Yes, do that but give yourself the time to break down or scream at the world's unfairness or whatever you need to do to take care of yourself. Even if you need to do it in private it needs to be done to make sure you get through this okay.

3/24/2007 5:36 AM

Blogger Steven Hardina said...

Damn, Chris, your mom's hard as f'in nails! Glad to hear she's alright!

3/24/2007 1:10 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Having seen the update: great news, all things considered. Glad to hear she's in okay shape (and Batman tough to boot!). All the best to your mother and you both over the next while.

We'll be waiting patiently in the meantime.

3/24/2007 2:47 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank God your mom is well. All of the best to you and your family.

3/24/2007 4:02 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Leave it to the Invincible Super-Mom to be worried about gas when in the middle of a cardiac infarction. Now that's a kick to the face of death if ever I saw one.

3/24/2007 9:36 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Glad to hear she's good.

Best of luck to you guys.

3/25/2007 7:27 AM

Blogger Jeffrey Hardy Quah said...

That's great news, Chris. Hopefully I'll be half as tough as your mom once I get my heart attack.

3/25/2007 10:06 AM

Blogger Michael Strauss said...

Drove herself to the hospital and stopped to get gas? Why do I think that your mom could've bitch slapped Tony Stark months ago and put a halt to all the Civil War nonsense months ago.

"Anthony Jay Stark! Go to your room and don't come down until your ready to say you're sorry!"

It's good to hear she'll be okay.

3/25/2007 12:43 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Keen beans that she's doing well.

"she drove herself to the emergency room"

Whoa! Did she also crash through a wall on a rocket-powered motorcycle while wielding a laser gun in each hand? I got nuthin'

Excellent news.

3/25/2007 4:30 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

What's the deal with March 21?! Brandon, Chris, and Bully all have gone missing from their blogs!

3/25/2007 5:06 PM

Blogger Rob S. said...

That's great news, Chris. I'm glad she's okay.

3/25/2007 6:52 PM

Blogger Simon said...

That's great news about your mom being better.
Take your time to come back to the game, I'm sure taking time off'll just charge up your awesome hilarity.

3/25/2007 7:21 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hope your Mom gets well quickly. You take care too, Chris.

3/25/2007 7:28 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Glad to hear that she's doing okay, and here's to good health for the future...

3/26/2007 10:24 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

i'm sorry to hear the news but i'm very happy to hear mom is on the mends and feeling better. your blogs make my mornings and you always have me laughing, a big dose of the real world can really make you take a moment to appreciate what really matters in life, best to you and your mom, dusty abell.

3/26/2007 3:27 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

She drove herself to the hospital, stopping for gas?

Wow. That's not just tough...

That's The Goon tough.

Seriously, glad to hear that your mom and her doctors found out about it early; and hope she's feeling "back to normal" soon.

3/26/2007 10:23 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Little late to things, Chris, but just wanted to say I'm glad to hear things are better for your mom. And she sounds like the toughest dame EVER! :)

3/30/2007 9:28 PM


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