History ComicStrip / PVTMurphysLaw

24th Mar '16 9:32:55 AM bjshipley1
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A comic about life in the [[YanksWithTanks US Army]], starring Staff Sergeant Murphy and written/drawn by retired Master Sargent Mark Baker. The title of the cartoon is both an ArtifactTitle and a ShoutOut to [[FinaglesLaw Murphy's Law]], and how it relates to life in the military. But despite the exaggerated humor each cartoon is actually a pointed look at how the real-life Army operates both officially and unofficially.

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A comic about life in the [[YanksWithTanks US Army]], starring Staff Sergeant Murphy and written/drawn by retired Master Sargent Sergeant Mark Baker. The title of the cartoon is both an ArtifactTitle and a ShoutOut to [[FinaglesLaw Murphy's Law]], and how it relates to life in the military. But despite the exaggerated humor each cartoon is actually a pointed look at how the real-life Army operates both officially and unofficially.
5th Feb '16 3:55:22 PM Willbyr
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This webcomic includes examples of the following tropes:

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This !!This webcomic includes examples of the following tropes:
4th Feb '15 1:25:22 PM TomWalpertac2
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* RealLifeWritesThePlot: In one comic, Murphy is seen sitting on his cot, opening a Care Package, shouting "Mom sent commo!"

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* RealLifeWritesThePlot: In one comic, Murphy is seen sitting on his cot, opening a Care Package, shouting "Mom sent commo!" While holding up a set of 2-way radios.
3rd Feb '15 8:55:59 AM TomWalpertac2
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For several years, PVT Murphy's Law could be seen every week in the print version of the [[http://www.armytimes.com/ Army Times]] newspaper. However, following some controversy, the Army Times decided to drop the comic. Mr. Baker quit adding new pages to the webcomic sometime between 2010 and 2012.

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For several years, PVT Murphy's Law could be seen every week in the print version of the [[http://www.armytimes.com/ Army Times]] newspaper. However, following some controversy, the Army Times decided to drop the comic. Mr. Baker quit adding new pages to the webcomic sometime between 2010 and 2012. And the webcomic page went dark somewhere between 2013 and 2014.


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* CatapultNightmare: Murphy has a dream in which his [[ItsRainingMen parachute]] fails to deploy.
3rd Feb '15 8:52:19 AM TomWalpertac2
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* ItsRainingMen: SSgt Murphy is a paratrooper, although the only times he ever uses this skill is during his training.

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* ItsRainingMen: SSgt Murphy is a paratrooper, although the only times he ever uses this skill is during his training.
30th Oct '14 3:39:19 PM TomWalpertac2
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A comic about life in the [[YanksWithTanks US Army]], starring [[strike: Private]] Staff Sergeant Murphy. The title of the cartoon is a ShoutOut to MurphysLaw, and how it relates to life in the military. But despite the exaggerated humor each cartoon is actually a pointed look at how the real-life Army operates both officially and unofficially.

Not to be confused with the WebComic Webcomic/MurphysLaw, although quite a bit of PVT Murphy's Law can be found online [[http://www.pvtmurphy.com here]]. PVT Murphy's Law can be seen every week in the print version of the [[http://www.armytimes.com/ Army Times]] newspaper.

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A comic about life in the [[YanksWithTanks US Army]], starring [[strike: Private]] Staff Sergeant Murphy. Murphy and written/drawn by retired Master Sargent Mark Baker. The title of the cartoon is both an ArtifactTitle and a ShoutOut to MurphysLaw, [[FinaglesLaw Murphy's Law]], and how it relates to life in the military. But despite the exaggerated humor each cartoon is actually a pointed look at how the real-life Army operates both officially and unofficially.

Not to be confused with the WebComic Webcomic/MurphysLaw, Webcomic ''Webcomic/MurphysLaw'', although quite a bit of PVT Murphy's Law can be found online [[http://www.pvtmurphy.com here]].

For several years,
PVT Murphy's Law can could be seen every week in the print version of the [[http://www.armytimes.com/ Army Times]] newspaper. However, following some controversy, the Army Times decided to drop the comic. Mr. Baker quit adding new pages to the webcomic sometime between 2010 and 2012.



* CrossOver: A brief one with AirForceBlues.

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* CrossOver: A brief one with AirForceBlues.''Webcomic/AirForceBlues''.



* PinPullingTeeth: Murphy takes a grenade pin in his teeth and thinks, "This is how JohnWayne does it! ''beat'' The Duke must have had a hell of a dental plan!"
* [[PrisonsAreGymnasiums Battlefields Are Gymnasiums]]: One comic featured Murphy doing chinups on the barrel of an [[AwesomePersonnelCarrier Bradley IFV]]. He got yelled at for it by the vehicle's commander.

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* PinPullingTeeth: Murphy takes a grenade pin in his teeth and thinks, "This is how JohnWayne does it! ''beat'' ''[[BeatPanel beat]]'' The Duke must have had a hell of a dental plan!"
* [[PrisonsAreGymnasiums Battlefields Are Gymnasiums]]: One comic featured Murphy doing chinups chin-ups on the barrel of an a parked [[AwesomePersonnelCarrier Bradley IFV]]. He got yelled at for it by the vehicle's commander.



* SnipeHunt: [[http://www.pvtmurphy.com/Prints/B%20Co%20Supply.htm Murphy gets sent on one of these]] as a new arrival to his division, told to fetch such items as "gird squares". Later on, after his promotion to sergeant, he assigns such a task to a newbie, [[http://www.pvtmurphy.com/Prints/PRC-E8.htm but it backfires]].
* SoldiersAtTheRear: There's a comic about "Fobbits"; in a visual pun, it's Bilbo in a flack vest and ACUs (and a bag of snacks from the FOB's PX).

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* SnipeHunt: [[http://www.pvtmurphy.com/Prints/B%20Co%20Supply.htm Murphy gets sent on one of these]] as a new arrival to his division, unit, told to fetch such items as "gird squares". Later on, after his promotion to sergeant, he assigns such a task to a newbie, [[http://www.pvtmurphy.com/Prints/PRC-E8.htm but it backfires]].
* SoldiersAtTheRear: There's a comic about "Fobbits"; in a visual pun, it's Bilbo in a flack flak vest and ACUs [=ACUs=] (and a bag of snacks from the FOB's PX).[=FOB's PX=]).



* WarOnTerror: Yellowish-Orange, depending on if Murphy is deployed or not, considering his occupation. Typically only serves as background to the comic, which is mostly based around topical humor or bored soldier hijinks.

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* WarOnTerror: Yellowish-Orange, depending on if Murphy is deployed or not, considering his occupation. Typically only serves as background to the comic, which is mostly based around topical humor or the hijinks created by bored soldier hijinks.soldiers.
30th Oct '14 3:25:16 PM TomWalpertac2
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A comic about life in the [[YanksWithTanks US Army]], starring [[strike:[[ArtifactTitle Private]]]] Staff Sergeant Murphy. The title of the cartoon is a ShoutOut to MurphysLaw, and how it relates to life in the military. But despite the exaggerated humor each cartoon is actually a pointed look at how the real-life Army operates both officially and unofficially.

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A comic about life in the [[YanksWithTanks US Army]], starring [[strike:[[ArtifactTitle Private]]]] [[strike: Private]] Staff Sergeant Murphy. The title of the cartoon is a ShoutOut to MurphysLaw, and how it relates to life in the military. But despite the exaggerated humor each cartoon is actually a pointed look at how the real-life Army operates both officially and unofficially.
13th Oct '14 1:26:03 PM AFP
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* CurbStompBattle: As mentioned above, Murphy expects one when he's told he is going to be fighting against an Airman during a boxing tournament. Unfortunately, as the airman is an unexpectedly [[GiantMook huge brute]], it ''does'' turn out to be a CurbStompBattle, except Murphy's not doing the stompin'.

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* CurbStompBattle: As mentioned above, Murphy expects one when he's told he is going to be fighting against an Airman during a boxing tournament. Unfortunately, as the [[StereotypeFlip airman is an unexpectedly unexpectedly]] [[GiantMook huge brute]], it ''does'' turn out to be a CurbStompBattle, except Murphy's not doing the stompin'.
7th May '13 4:31:09 PM robybang
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* UnmovingPlaid: The cammo uniforms are done like this.
22nd Mar '12 11:10:42 PM MadCormorant
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* LeeroyJenkins: [[http://www.pvtmurphy.com/Prints/LeroyJenkins.htm Murphy's battalion commander is implied to be one]].
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