Rose of Sharon bloomsA minicomic originally posted in February 2013. “Susan Glenn” was the theme of a contest — I’d never heard that name used to mean “the one who got away” before, but the concept was familiar enough, especially to Cohen.

Turns out the whole term was coined in 2012, as part of a viral marketing campaign by…Axe Body Spray. (I don’t think they had “running art contests on DeviantArt” as part of the marketing strategy, but who knows?)

So, yeah, Cohen would not actually say it.

At least the rest of the strip is still a canon-missing-scene level of authentic. (No surprise, he’s talking about Jessica.)

Cohen: A “Susan Glenn”? Sure, I have one. Anybody who’s single at my age probably has to, right?

She was . . . amazing. Brilliant, obviously. Never backed down from a fight. We were at each other’s throats all the time — wouldn’t have had it any other way.

Never once went on an actual date. She wouldn’t have accepted if I’d asked. Too busy with her career to have any interest in a personal life. Which suited me fine. I didn’t want to risk getting tied down with a family anyway.

But, you know, looking back on it now, I could have at least told her how I really felt. Might have been worth a mention. And, well, now she’s dead — eight years ago today, actually — so, so much for that idea.

Don’t look at me like that. If needing a few extra drinks on a day like this meant you had an alcohol problem, everyone in the world would be in AA.