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The local weekly paper has an annual "comix" issue--this time the theme was "what you did this summer."

I thought you folks might like to see a couple of the entries.

through here )

Your thoughts and comments? How's your summer been going?
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So I comic that I really enjoyed ended recently. It had some interesting philosophy and great running gags.

And now it's gone.
All that can be done now is to honor it's memory.
who wants some

Read more... )
I wish I had made some posts about this comic before. I don't know if it would have helped Mark Leiknes keep it going but now we'll never know.

If you want to check out more of this the site is still up here. Reruns of the strip are on gocomics here
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This one is one of my first, from December of 2009, when I was doing a series of 1980s British comics scans.

So, 7 1/2 pages of 23 from Nutty #178, July 9th 1983.

Why yes, that is a banana in my pocket. )

I'll be describing the features you're missing, starting with:

*Jay R. Hood: You may remember from the Roy Race post a bit back that "Dallas" was huge in Britain back in the day. This included several comics characters clearly inspired by scheming villain J.R. Ewing. To be honest, this one's a fairly standard rowdy boy, who happens to wear a cowboy hat. He and his gang run the local constables ragged, until the police captain decides to get them toughening-up lessons...from Jay R.

*Peter Pest: Standard annoying kid brother. His teenage sister and her beau attempt to hide their date from the boy, which actually gets them in more hassle than if they'd just admitted the truth in the first place.

Class warfare--a long-honoured British tradition. )

*Nip and Rrip": A boy and his cat, and yes, I've spelled its name correctly. Broke and desiring ice cream, the pair dig up the garden (what us Yanks call a "yard") in search of buried treasure. They find none, but Dad gives them money to stop digging.

*Snoopy: A reporter dog, no relation to the more famous American Snoopy. In this issue, the boss orders Snoopy to replace the carpet as it's getting worn through. Hilarity ensues.

*Tweet William: A daft youngster. After ruining his shoes, he goes shopping for a new pair. His insane prattle drives the shopkeep to distraction.

*Super Gnat: A powerful but small insect. Super Gnat is observing a yacht race when he observes some poor sportmen swamping a smaller competitor's boat. One burst of superbreath later, the underdog has won not only that race, but a nearby beach sailing contest as well.

*Sports Fan: A very athletic girl. She's performing some fancy dives...and some fancy leaping back up to the board. It turns out there's a trampoline instead of water in the pool.

Speaking of sports... )

*Snoozer: A boy who likes to sleep. His parents buy rice crunchies for breakfast, and the "pop snap crackle" startles Snoozer awake at the table. The next morning, the folks are distressed to learn that he's swapped the box with "Silent Crunchies" that make no such sounds.

Feral Dog Roll Call )

Not quite as scary as St. Trinian's, but then who is? )

*Wacky the Crackpot Inventor: Exactly what it says on the tin. Mum's got a nasty cold, so Wacky invents a housework robot. Hilarity ensues, and at the end Wacky decides it would be easier to invent a cure for the common cold.

*Cannonball Kid: He's football crazy. (Soccer, to Americans.) Cannonball learns that there's a scout in the audience for his game, and figures that he should try to impress this visitor in order to be called up to the big leagues. In reality, it's a Boy Scout, and Cannonball finds himself being hauled off to the scrapyard with a bucket on his head.

and finally
*Cuddles, an annoying toddler. He and long-suffering Dad visit the zoo. Hilarity ensues.


Your thoughts and/or comments? Happy decade, Scans Daily!
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Happy New Year, everyone!

Imageshack has had a major redesign since the last time I signed in, so if anything goes wrong, please bear with me.

While the show itself may have become something of a zombie franchise, it's always fun to look at the Simpsons comic books. Here's the latest issue focusing on Lisa.



I'm posting three pages of ten from the lead story, "The Pyramids of Lisa" .

Pride goeth before... )

Your thoughts and comments?
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Preliminary note: yes, I'm aware of slang uses of words relating to "bunty". "Bunting", for example, is what one displays to honour the Queen. ;-)

Mighty Mo wears a dress. )

Advert for Bimbo children's weekly, with a free gift including 7 gay pictures, from Bunty, 1965.

Advert for Bimbo children's weekly, from Bunty, 1965
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Happy Fourth of July!

Turns out the other Captain America stories I had in mind have already been posted, so instead, let's have some ponies!



It's a new comic, so just four pages.

Good joke. Everyone laughs. Curtain falls. )

Your thoughts and comments?
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Let's catch up with the Bravest Warriors!

The battle with Sadness, the clown world goddess of fear, ended in #4, so it's time for a new storyline.



Four pages each from Bravest Warriors #5 & 6--SPOILERS for issue #4.

Tonight, the role of Sandra Bullock will be played by Beth Tezuka. )

Your thoughts and comments?
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One Punch!

Feb. 13th, 2013 09:39 pm
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Hi folks!

Shonen Jump Weekly has added a few new series, including one I quite like, One Punch Man.

Saitama was once an unemployed salaryman who was bored and unhappy with his life. A chance encounter with a monster convinced him to become a superhero, since that sounded way more fun. Problem is that he's too powerful, able to take any opponent out with one punch. So now One Punch Man must search for meaning in a world that holds no true challenge for him.

Or does it?

Four pages from the latest issue )

It's funny, but I don't know how long the premise can sustain itself.

Your thoughts and comments?
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Been meaning to post one of these for a while. "Helvetica Standard" is a monthly strip published in Newtype Magazine and created by Kei'ichi Arawi, who also does "Nichijou." The latter manga has become an anime series--here's an AMV inspired by it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p-Z9PKIOEwI

And now the strip itself, from Newtype April 2012 )

Your thoughts and comments?

Mordillo

May. 27th, 2012 07:54 pm
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Here's a selection of humorous silent comics created by the Argentine cartoonist Mordillo:

Read more... )
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Oh, right, like I was going to let this one pass. Assuming that Sam meets the technical specifications of "dude" and not "freakish animal/human hybrid"[1], let's look at him in distress, shall we?

Yes, we shall? )
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Alan Moore's and Steve Parkhouse's The Bojeffries Saga was sporadically published during the 80s and early 90s. It was more or less The Addams Family meets Coronation Street. Set in Northampton, England, Grandpa was a Cthulhoovian horror, the baby was a lethally radioactive metahuman in the basement, and Uncle Raoul was a werewolf. As for Uncle Festus?

Well, you can probably guess... )
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A fistful of Fantagraphics' Critters came out of the latest Box from the Closet thus reminding me of J.P. Morgan, who made me laugh quite a lot at the time with his Fission Chicken. I'd guess I wasn't the only one, as the character ended up getting his own series for a few issues before falling afoul (ha!) of one of Fantagraphics' periodic money crises some time around 1993.

Lo! and behold Google tells me that the Chicken of Wrath is still a going concern, running as a web comic after a hiatus that lasted until 2006. But let me introduce Morgan's creation to y'all via the very first comic to feature him (though published second, in Critters #22, February 1988). This is sort of Fission Archeopteryx, as he had a redesigned head starting from his second story (and first appearance), but on the other hand the script is more representative of the current run's humour -- the other Critters stories are, in retrospect, slowed down by some pretty heavy-handed satire.

Two pages of two:

Fission Chicken vs. The Creatures from Ineptune )
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This was requested a bit earlier today, and it was practically the first comic I pulled out of the first box I opened in my ongoing trip down memory lane tonight. So that's fate talking right there, and I got down to scanning it.

Barry Windsor-Smith is one of roughly eight thousand highly talented artists of the eighties (or in his case, 70's and 80s) who couldn't or could no longer keep up a monthly pace. You've got Windsor-Smith, Art Adams, Dave Stevens, Mike Mignola (to the point that he just writes now), Bill Willingham (ditto)...I'm sure I could come up with more given some time (Brian Bolland, Bernie Wrightson...) I think the common denominator is that they were all unwilling to produce substandard work and would take as long as it took to get it right. So they were worth tracking down even if you never knew what odd anthology or mini-series would next feature their work.

After first being exposed to Windsor-Smith's art in X-Men #186 I made a point of buying everything he did from that point onward and worked backwards too, at least until I saw what his old Conan issues from the 70s were going to cost me. Marvel Fanfare #15 was only a few months old at the time, though, so I scooped up a copy of Barry's take on the love/hate brotherly relationship between the Human Torch and the ever-lovin' blue-eyed Thing, and the pranks they play on each other.

Seven pages of nineteen. Astute readers will notice that the file names here start at "2", because I had to throw out one great page at the beginning even after severe triage while following the one-third rule. Even at that I skipped the epilogue and prologue that show the double- and triple-cross setups, plus it broke my heart to cut out the spring-loaded pancakes.

IT'S WAKIN' UP TIME! )
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If I had to pick a single funniest person in comics, I'd go for the sadly unprolific Steve Purcell. So imagine my delight at coming across my long-filed stash of Sam and Max comics last night, as well as another treasure I'd forgotten about. Go on, imagine it. I'll wait.

All of Purcell's published creator-owned comics work is Sam and Max, with this one exception: Toybox. This setting has shown up only twice in print, both in 1993 (though he revisits it on his blog every now and then) and both uncollected since. This one is from Piranha Press' StoryTellers, an anthology series by DC's short-lived creator-owned alternative comics imprint.

Toybox chronicles the adventures of Ernie the Rat and Suda, who is a creepy doll. They live in the eponymous town with a variety of other toyland-like creatures vaguely reminiscent of The Nightmare Before Christmas (which it slightly predates) or Pleasure Island from the 1940 Pinocchio Disney movie. Sam and Max are noted for being funny with an admixture of creepiness, and Toybox, true to its fictional brethren, ups the mixture to about 50/50.

Five pages of thirteen.

Yes, those are coffins raining from the sky on the cover. )
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Greetings True Believers!

Ah, internet memes. One of the pillars of the internet, right up there with youtube and porn.

It's always fun when comic book versions surface.

If you've been on the interwebz in the last decade, you've seen a "haters gonna hate" picture. I've decided to post my favorite comic book versions of this meme.

Post your own if it pleases you.

Enjoy!

Read more... )
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As a sort-of followup to the "Day the Earth Burned" comic, here's a bunch of Gag comics and 4koma from various SRW games.  I'll try to explain some of the more esotiric jokes, though that may kill them. 

Remember, it's manga, so read Right to Left. And More Releena being badass. )

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Ginger 06 - First Class Male - header
Hard as it is to believe now, there was a time when Archie Comics had many titles that starred teenage protagonists that had nothing to do with Archie Andrews and his supporting cast. One of them was a red-headed girl known as Ginger Snapp. She originally appeared in 1945 on the pages of Suzie Comics #49. She was originally depicted as a mousy, clumsy girl. But over the next few appearances, her personality evolved. She gained confidence and generally became more assertive. Ginger also discovered that she liked boys. A lot. She dated quite a few of them without ever quite committing to any one in particular, but she seemed especially fond of two boys - the pure-hearted, carefree Tommy Turner and inventive, the more intellectual Ichabod "Ickky" Jones. Unlike Betty and Veronica, the two never seemed to get at all jealous of each other, or any other guys Ginger dated.

After appearing on the back pages of Suzie Comics for a while, she gained her own title in 1951. Her title lasted for 10 issues. After that, Ginger Snapp was never seen again.

Or, at least, so I've been able to gather. I've hard time finding any sort of information about Ginger Snapp and her supporting cast. I found a rundown of her cast at Archie Universe website (scroll towards the bottom), but that's pretty much it.

Now, lots of online sources call Ginger a female Archie. Me, I don't think that's really the case (beyond a few surface similarities), but I'll let you be the judge of that.

The first story originally appeared in Ginger #10. The rest originally appeared in Ginger #6. I couldn't find any credits, so I have no idea who drew or wrote any of them.

Ginger is not at all desperate )

Though she is occasionally careless )

Ginger 'steals' a boy (2 pages under the cut) )

Ginger tries to pick a date. Hilarity ensues (6 pages under the cut) )

And, as a bonus, an Archie Comics house ad from Suzie Comics #56

Gee whiz, they are all so unique and different. How can I possibly choose? )

Tune in next time for a story from Spy and Counterspy - a Cold War anthology that billed itself as a mix of adventure and romance comics and delivered better than what you might expect.

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