blogging by Andrew Wickliffe

Minimum Wage 3 (March 2014)

Mw3I didn't really think Minimum Wage could ever be as good as this issue turns out. Fingerman has a single adventure for alter ego Rob. He gets dumped and fills in on a public access television puppet show and meets his childhood crush, the fetching ranger woman.

It goes places. It goes very odd places.

Fingerman spends a little time with Rob's living situation (with his mother) and quite a bit with a couple friends… not to mention the hilarious cab ride sequence where poor Rob gets to listen to the cabbie's bigoted ranting. Fingerman just gets in a lot of funny scenes and doesn't spend any time trying to develop the character.

Wage works like an extended comic strip, its characters too. They can't change too much or fast. They're funnier when they aren't developing as quickly as they would normally.

I've raised my hopes for Fingerman and Wage


Writer and artist, Bob Fingerman; publisher, Image Comics.

One response to “Minimum Wage 3 (March 2014)”

  1. Vernon wiley

    While Fingerman doesn’t hit a home run every time, there’s something in the way he uses dialogue that seems to come from actually listening to people. it’s odd, but that’s the best way I can describe it.

Leave a Reply

Blog at

%d bloggers like this: