Never mess with a Mother, even a swinging one! I gotta get Lorraine back to being a Brunette, too much blonde, even for California! They’re on their way to meet the Devil/Producer. Mayhem will ensue.
The first time you heard Robert Plant’s wailing cry “Aaaaaaaah-ah!” at the beginning of Led Zeppelin’s 1970 single “Immigrant Song” you got goose-bumps. I still do today! The idea for today’s comic came as a simple rhyming “dick” joke to Nordic. Then I looked up the words to “Immigrant Song” (below) and I knew I had to do Jeff as Thor telling of his heroic Nordic ancestry!
I originally did a parody of those lyrics in the third panel. Then I asked for some input from my resident Editor. The ideas in the poem part were contributed heavily by her. So a Viking hat’s off to the Editor! She’s laughing somewhere as we speak…
“We come from the land of the ice and snow, from the midnight sun where the hot springs blow.
The hammer of the gods will drive our ships to new lands,
To fight the horde, singing and crying: Valhalla, I am coming!”
Oh, one last thing… for you nit-pickers… I know “mead” is not beer, it’s more like wine, but I could not have Jeff holding a big mug of wine! So, I gave him a 1977 touch by including a HUGE glass of beer. I’m thirsty now for some odd reason…