It's gettin' on towards quittin' time here, so I'm going to get this show on the road.
This was a tough decision. One the one hand I have someone whose graciousness allowed me to moderate this Cup, and on the other I have someone who's probably ****ed at me for making him write a second strip. Either way, my vote is suspect. Oh yeah, and the comics. They're both good. About equally good, in my opinion, so I really hate to choose.
In the end, though, I'm going to give the edge to LadyJ, primarily for the "floating den of bestiality" line. (I was also impressed by the fairly seamless use of "bloviation".) She'll advance to fight Drexle in Round 5, while desc will gnash his teeth, send me mailbombs, and return in Comic Cup III. Thanks to both of you for playing, though. The closeness of the match is a testament to your skill.
Now on to the last of the quarterfinals.
Round 4: crabby vs. kaufman
1. In the interest of fulfilling my sole campaign promise, at least one character in your strip must be a lesbian alien. You don't actually have to use DexX's Grey to accomplish this, but it would probably be the easiest way.
2. At least one character must speak entirely in famous quotations, and must cite their source. I'm using the word "famous" mostly to prevent you from quoting something your drinking buddy said last week -- it's okay if you quote minor celebrities, obscure works, etc.
3. The strip must include the names of at least three major corporations (real ones). Using them in the title doesn't count. In fact, for the duration of this Cup, the title may be considered not to be a part of the strip.
As usual, good luck and try to have the comics in within 48 hours.
The what mentioned above is total fiction. Please don't take it seriously!