He shoots, he scores! These gals look a few years older than Rusty, so it’s major cool for Rusty that they would even talk to him. That blonde girl’s face and mannerism reminds me of another, somewhat older, woman that appeared this strip. You might have figured that out, as well.
Anyway, aren’t we all glad that Rusty learned an important lesson about relationships and self-worth today? I hope it pays off for him in the very near future. Maybe the girls will stick around to help Rusty hunt the Specter. The sooner the better! I’m starting to worry that Mary Worth might show up, thinking this is a soap opera, not an adventure strip.