Comic Strip: The Outbursts Of Everett True
Two panel newspaper comic from the 1900s with a setup as follows:
- Panel 1: Someone annoys Everett True.
- Panel 2: He yells at and/or physically punishes whoever annoyed him.
This work contains examples of:
- An Aesop: There were regular strips in which Everett True retaliated against people who were casually cruel to animals, children, or who tried to take advantage of women. Or just in general he stood up and said everything everyone else was afraid to say.
- Asshole Victim: The big part of the fun. Many of them are still assholes by today's standards.
- Author Tract: Created when A.D. Condo, a largely meek, timid man, thought up the concept of a man who had no qualms about unleashing his wrath on the day's minor annoyances. Most of the strips were, in part, Condo's own views.
- Corruption of a Minor: Everett catches a man attempting to convince young boys to steal things, and naturally unleashes his wrath on the man.
- The Edwardian Era
- Gosh Darn It to Heck!: Naturally, due to the standards of the time, nothing approaching swear words are used. That doesn't stop Everett's rants from being entertaining.
- Missing Episode: In the early years of film, a short silent movie was made based on the comic. It ended up being mostly about Everett running away and hiding from his angry wife, according to a review written in a newspaper at the time. However, the film has been lost to time. No surviving prints are known to exist.
- More Deadly Than The Male: When Everett tries to go up against his wife every once in a while, he frequently ends up as the one on the receiving end.
- Outdated Outfit: Everett True's clothes are dated even by Edwardian Age standards. Also invoked when he is depicted wearing a stove-top hat and someone remarks: "You must have bought it before The Civil War."
- Patriotic Fervor: Shortly after America's intervention in the First World War, Everett took to beating up conscientious objectors or wasteful people.
- Protagonist-Centered Morality: Everett is warmly regarded as a colorful character who's always in the right and unafraid to speak his mind by both the strip and the characters themselves, even when his actions border on the psychopathic or sadistic.
- Rant-Inducing Slight: Everett tends to wildly overreact, but damn if it isn't satisfying.
- Stout Strength
- Would Not Hit a Girl: Everett doesn't use violence on women who annoy him, but usually yells at them instead. Sometimes he embarrasses them instead, such as spraying them with a hose.