Murgy Christmas! And nothing says Christmas like Santy Claus going on big cheezy advanture with Superman!
Sit back, down some eggnog, and get ready for a heartwarming holiday tale called...TWAS THE FRIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS!
After threatening to "plug" Santa, this kid shoots him in the nose!
But there's something wrong with this kid! He's been hypnotized! So Supes wraps him up like an Islamic chick, and flies off with him.
What's a Christmas comic without some ads! And according to Dave Jackson, the expert gamesmen, these video game board games are "TOTALLY AWESOME!' He goes on to say in the small print, after playing Popeye in the arcades he races home, not to watch some "dork show," but to play these TOTALLY AWESOME board games!
There's just something a little off about Spiderman in a Superman comic, shilling fishing poles next to a crazy Santa who looks like a truck driver making a drug deal.
Back to our story--the kid accidentally shoots Superman in the face! "And I'll have you home before you can say--AAARRRGGGHH!!"
Supes is down, and that dumb kid's gonna freeze! They need a Christmas miracle! And they get one! In the form of Santa's wise-cracking elves!
Hilarious elf banter.
Santa gives him a tour of his state-of-the-art workshop, and laments the days when toys and children were simpler.
Superman fondly remembers the toys of his youth. Especially his holographic device that made creepy-looking monsters.
Superman and Santa figure out who hypnotized the kid, and raid the Toyman's compound!
And Superman starts getting his ass kicked...by toys! Musta been the fight every kid wanted to see, Superman versus a bunch of toys!
Then Santa's living toys fight the Toyman's toys! In a "brutal microcosmic battle between the forces of good and evil!"
Another ad! For the totally amazing-looking Zorcom Spaceship! Which is more or less a piece of plastic pulled over a funnel frame. But with the power of imagination... Seriosly, this thing looks pretty rad, and I'm sure I woulda loved it if I was a kid. Click on it to make it bigger to check out the details!
But then that dumb kid shoots Superman again! LOL! And he wakes up in the snow where he was before...was it all a dream?
But then when he gets home, he finds the holographic projector from his youth in his pocket! If this isn't proof Santa Claus is real, I don't know what is!
One my many pointless hobbies is drawing terrible cartoons on the Netflix envelopes, before sending them back. I'm a really crappy artist. Here are my recent ones.
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
Neat movie! I really liked it a lot. And holy shitballs, the battle with the giant squid blew my mind. I watched it like 5 times in a row. Astonishing effects for the time. A well-made movie in every respect.
Batman & Robin
I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this movie! I didn't see it when it came out, so didn't suffer the psychic shock of it's original terribleness. I just watched it for the first time last year, and it blew my fucking brain apart. It's like a Power Ranger's episode on crack! What a flick! One of Arnie's last great roles, and certainly his punniest! Pretty sure he made every fucking snow, ice, cold-based pun in the big book of puns. Good stuff! Oh, and I happened to rent it right around Christmas, so it worked perfect for the art.
This is one of those movies you hear about all your life, because it's so shocking and outrageous. And lemme tell, it lives up to its reputation in every way. It's fucking disgusting. Rape, gang rape, slaughter, graphic violence on a level rarely seen. A weenie gets cut off and blood squirts out!!! The human parts aren't real, but a few animals bite it for real in the film. Let's just put it this way—it's so fucked up, when it came out the director got arrested! And had to prove he really didn't kill people! Ha!
Village of the Damned
This is a great classic British bit of Sci-Fi horror. I love British Sci-Fi. Quartermass and the Pit, Dr. Who, they made some really neat stuff back in the day. And this is one of those films that does a lot with a little. Very few special effects, most psychological terror and good costumes. The kids really do look freaky. I recommend it, and the sequel. (I wrote Children of the Damned on the drawring for some reason, even though that is the sequel.)
Hell Comes To Frogtown
With a name like that, it's gotta be good! Right? No. If you watch enough shitty movies, often the movies with the most outrageous names are the worst. Mainly, because they try to hard to make it funny, and over do it. Hell Comes to Frogtown comes close to doing that at times, but ultimately rises above it and winds up beeing a really funny movie. And it has great frog costumes! About as realistic as a frog person could ever look! And Hot Rod Roddy Piper gives his usual 1,000% commitment to his role. As silly as it it, it all works pretty well, and has a super-bonkers ending. My drawring of Roddy Roddy Piper looks more like the Ultimate Warrior, but I'm a crummy artist, so that's not surprising.
Boy, what a stinker! The fact that it's related to the Alien universe just makes it all the more insulting. I mean wasn't it more fun to imagine what the "space jockey" was like, instead of meeting him and being disappointed? It's a nice-looking movie, but is riddled with plot holes and inconsistencies. And has a SUPER DUMB ending. Sad movie.
This is a freaky black & white flick by the dirty-bird butt-raper, Roman Polanski. It's a cool film about a woman who is losing her shit, big time. As the movie profresses, she gets crazier and crazier and by the end is pretty much gone. If you've ever wanted to get in the mind of someone cracking up, this is your film. I enjoyed it very much.
Trilogy of Terror
Three tales of terror starring the one-and-only Karen Black. She really was in a class of her own, as I can't think of another actress like her. She had an amazing face, an incredible presence, and could really act. She plays all the main characters in each story, and two different characters in one. This was a made for TV movie, but you'd never know by how violent and freaky it is. Probably wouldn't fly by today's standards. All three stories are good, but the murderous African doll that comes to life is the one everyone remembers. DVD comes with commentary, which I recommend listening to. It'll tell you a lot about Karen Black's life, and outlook on her career.
The Thing (original)
The original Thing is really fun, because everybody pulls their pants up to their necks, and speaks insanely fast. It has that awesome 1940's maching gun style delivery that I love. The monster is also cool. Kinda looks like the guy from Prometheus, actually. And there's this amazing scientist who's hell bent on "reasoning" with the monster, and not killing it. You can probably guess how that ends. Oddly enough, the snow design on the Netflix envelope works here too, as the who movie takes place in the Arctic.
And that's all I gots for now!
Yes, the new Doctor Who sucks balls. To me, it comes off as a hyperactive shitty cartoon version of the original.
Now, before you accuse me sucummbing to the sweet spell of nostalgia—I never watched Doctor Who as a kid. Once in a while I'd see it on, and be like, "What the fuck is this?" It looked terrible. As my friend puts it, "It looked like it was happening in my living room." So it's not nostalgia. I didn't seriously get into Doctor Who until I was in my mid-thirties. But when I got it, Moons of Madness, I got it. And I've been a dedicated Whovian ever since.
Naturally, I was excited like everyone else when a new Doctor Who was announced. I jumped in and quickly realized the new show as absolute shite. Garbage. A joke. Un-fucking watchable. And since I've spent HOURS arguing with various Whovians about how it terrible it is compared to the original series. And I've tried to like it! Good god, I've tried! I've watched so many episodes in an attempt to understand why people, who I consider intelligent, swear by it.
Now I'm not saying every single episode of the new series sucks. I've managed to find a few good ones. And it seems like the show is getting better. Little by little, it seems to heading in a "less retarded" direction, for lack of a better term.
BUT, it still sucks compared to the classic show. And here's why...
Classic Had Better Writers and Script Editors
Namely the witty Terrance Dicks, and his successor Robert Jordan. If you listen to the commentary on some of the episodes Terrance Dicks wrote, you can tell he was serious about Science Fiction. As goofy as the original show may come off to some, a lot of the sci fi concepts are pretty deep.
These two writers and script editors did their best to ensure the scripts they were turned in for shooting were intelligent and exciting. Many of their contributions to the show would go on to be considered some of the all-time classics.
Holmes created the Autons and Sontarans. And he penned what many (not me!) consider the best series of all, the Caves of Androzani.
Terrance Dicks wrote several classic episodes and also went on to write 65 novelizations of the show! 65 books! If you've ever seen a novelization of the classic show, there's a good chance it was by Dicks.
The Classic Had Better Companions
Note I didn't say "Better Doctors." That is something that's entirely subjective, and thus, impossible to argue. However, the companions these days are totally fucking boring. And more-or-less interchangeable. I feel like the classic show made much more of an effort to come up with interesting picks.
I mean, for heaven's sake, a companion can come from any point in time! Like Leela! A hot knife-weilding barbarian girl from the far future! Or Jamie! A Scottish lad plucked from the 18th century, complete with great Scottish accent, kilt, and sexy knees! Or Zooey, a mathmatical genius from the future, well, the 60's future of "The 21st Century." She's basically a human computer with a photographic memory that can menatlly go toe-to-toe with the Doctor.
The new companions can be summed up as "a guy" or "a girl." I mean, what would you rather look? Billie Piper, or this?!
Old Show Had Better Actors
The classic show often featured theatrically trained serious actors, not shitty TV show actors. They just seemed more regal, and British, for lack of a better word. And they were able to sell the often silly-looking stuff that was happening on the screen. The scene that comes to mind is the guy in the Ark in Space who has been infected by alien goop, and has green bubble wrap on his hand. Sure it's bubble wrap, you can obviously tell, but he's so convincing, you "believe" it's evil space goop. I mean, look how hard this guy is acting!!!
I Prefer the 4–6 Episode Format
I like the pacing of the multi-episode format. I feel like I got to know all the players in the story better. The new single episode format packs so much shit into one show, you barely get to know anybody before it's over. The slower pacing lets you really get into the minds of the all the parties involved.
Yes, I know the new show constantly references previous episodes, and it's more of a "season long" thing. But if you haven't seen every episode, much of that is lost. While researching this article, I popped in an episode and it was filled with so many references to previous episodes, I barely knew what the fuck was happening.
Of course, sometimes they overdid it on the old show. Like The War Games, which was 10 episodes long! But that wasn't on purpose, another series fell through, and they had to pad it out. Seriously pad it out! Still it was a fun series. I mean, doesn't this look fun?!
I Like the Far Out Fashions!
Now this is purely a matter of taste, and does not make actually make the old show better than the new. I mean, it totally does for me, but that's just me. Still, some of the classic episodes had some really cool outfits! For the humans, aliens, and monsters! And I will admit it--Zoe's futuristic sparkly jumpsuit gives me space boners for days. All that, and brains!
The Old Master Rules
The new master is fucking pathetic compared to the original. Seriously. Your idea for The Master is "a guy with blond hair." That's it? Look at the old Master! That evil face. Those dark eyes. The scary beard! Is this not the face of a diabolical evil genius? Does this not look like someone who'd have the balls to refer to himself as "The Master?" The other guy looks like they walked into the nearest pub and said, "This bloke will do, I guess."
I'm half joking here. Obviously, there have been several masters as the great Roger Delgado died because a taxi cab in Turkey was going too fast and crashed. Hey! Turkish taxi cab drivers--slow the fuck down!
Still, for the new show, I think they went with "sexy guy" instead of "evil-looking guy." And that's fucked up. The Master should look evil, for fuck's sake. Oh, and the new Master shoots lasers for some reason. I guess, the kids like lasers.
The Old Show Did More With Less
One of the things I love the most with the older series is how much they got out of so little. They barely had special effects. Their budgets were tiny. Yet, they managed to make miracles almost every show. And that's due to good writing, good acting, and good storylines. The old show has a nice DIY feel to it. Like I could get some wood and plastic and make an episode.
I also love the sets! I'm a huge fan of sets (for some reason), and I love seeing what they would come up with, especially for stuff on alien planets. It's just plain fun to look at all the "fantastic space and alien" technology they cook up. And that goes double for make up and monsters too. I'll take a guy in a rubber suit with a real sense of weight and presence over some fucking CG bullshit anyday.
On the old show, you've got to use your imagination a bit. Almost like live theater. You know it's not real, but if the acting is good, and the story compelling, it becomes real.
For the most part. But even when it looks ridiculously fake, I still love it. It makes me laugh, and has a certain charm missing in modern entertainment. The new show has a huge budget, yet feels cheaper to me. And certainly less creative.
LOOK OUT FOR THE ROBUTT, LADY!!!
Haha, or course that's not anyone's fault there's no Brigadier on the new series. But the show certainly suffers without this wonderful character. The Brigadier represents the British cultural obsession with order. The Brigadier like to follow the rules and keep things nice and neat. And then Dr. Who comes along with a swirling cloud of chaos behind him, and drives the Brigadier up the wall.
But that's what makes it so great! It's wonderful to see the Brigadier squirm around, get annoyed, then eventually realize the Doctor's right, and come through at the end lobbing grenades. The new show has nothing remotely as entertaining as him. Oh, and he had cool uniforms, too! He always looked debonair!
The Sonic Screwdriver is Not a Fucking Magic Wand
Jesus Christ, the way the new Doctors wave that thing around is so annoying. I even saw an episode where it shot lasers! In the Day of the Moon, the Doctor appears to be shooting some king of energy beams at the Silence. The Sonic Screwdriver does not shoot fucking lasers.
And it's become such a pathetic tool of lazy writers. Whatever situation the Doctor is in, he can use the Sonic Screwdriver and *PRESTO* all is well. The old show could be a little guilty of that as well, but the new show takes it to another level. It's a computer, it's a laser gun, it's a what-ever-the-fuck-they-need-at-that-exact-moment device. In other words--a magic wand!
But really, the waving it around is the worst. And that's mostly a Matt Smith thing. The way he uses it makes him look like he's in a fucking Harry Potter movie.
The New Show Has Too Much Hero Worship
It's kind of the same problem Superman faces. Everybody is so obsessed with the legend of the great Superman, they can't just write a story without spending half the time jacking him off.
This is a major problem in the new show, and a perfect example of this is in Matt Smith's first episodes. The Eleventh Hour ends with these giant space eyeballs about to blow the Doctor off the roof of a building. He whips out his dick and yells, "You don't want to mess with mah...I'M THE DAKTAH!!!" Then there's this montage of all the Doctors, and the space eyeballs get scared and fly away. That's fucking pathetic. He's on a roof. Unarmed. With no one to help him. And just by saying, "I'M THE DAKTAH!" He scares them off? That's hero worship at it's worst.
The New Show Tries To Be Cute
This whole "Wibbly-Wobbly, Timey-Wimey, Spacey-Wacey" shit makes me sick to my stomach. It's incredibly undignified. Yes, I know the Doctor can be a bit silly, but in the past he's usually been a fairly dignified person. Like a, well, Doctor would be. Does saying "Wibbly-Wobbly, Timey-Wimey, Spacey-Wacey" sound dignified to you?
Things that try to be cute are not. The act of trying makes them ugly, because they are consciously manipulating you. Personally, it sickens me.
It's like Elmo. Is Elmo cute? No, Elmo fucking sucks because he tries to be cute. He was created to be cute. You know who's cute? Oscar the Grouch. Bert and Ernie. Snufflelupagus. Elmo, like the new Dr Who, sucks balls.
New Show is Way Too Sappy
A great example of the overly-sappy nature of the new series is the final episode of David Tenant where he spends half the show moping around like a fucking asshat. He goes and visits everyone he ever knew, crying a little tear for each one. He even gives one of his companions a winning lottery ticket! Like that doesn't go against every fucking time traveling rule there is!
You know how Tom Baker ended? He fell off a ladder and BOOM Peter Davidson! I'm being a bit flippant here, but good lord they dragged the last part of David Tenant's run out so fucking long it was ridiculous. Practically beating you over the head with sadness.
Oh, and the new Doctors cry too much! Feels like every other episode they're crying about something.
The Terror of the "SQUEEEEEEEEEEEE"
With the general dumbing down of the show, the new series ushered in a huge wave of fairly idiotic fans--commonly known as "Dr. Who Fangirls." This strange alien species became enamored with David Tenant's silly antics and were even convinced that he is "hot." And Matt Smith! And their terrible war cry of "SQUEEEEEEEEE" can be heard across comic book conventions the worldwide. Dr. Who is not about sex appeal! It's about Science Fiction! And adventure! And getting captured and escaping over and over!
Thankfully, the next Doctor is old! Hopefully, the SQUEEEEEEE will subside.
In the end, the biggest flaw can be summed up in one sentence--
The original show had a small budget, and made miracles. The new one has a huge budget, and makes mediocre.
Such wasted opportunity. It's truly depressing.
But there's hope!
There's a new Doctor! And he's an older gentleman, so hopefully he'll act like a Doctor, and not a fucking cartoon character. Hopefully with this new guy, the show will head in a more intelligent, dignified direction. Probably not, but still, I can hope!
After all, is that not what the Doctor is all about? Hope? Even in the most impossible situations, the Doctor does not give up hope, and neither shall I! The new show might get good!
But even if it continues to suck, the wonderful thing about the classic Doctor Who is--there's so much of it!!!! I've seen a ton, but I've still got a lot to see. It's wonderful!
And if you somehow made it this far, thanks so much for reading!!!
P.S. If you're wondering, my favorite Doctor is Patrick Troughton. He was my first, and I guess it really is as they say--your first ends up being your favorite. Love this guy!!!
My alter ego Larry Dicko made a terrifying Halloweener special! He interviews drunk people, street people, trannies and more! Plus, some great streaming Netflix picks if you're wondering what to watch this Hallow's Eve...
Sad story--I never got the time to do the Halloween Stupid Store right this year! But I did manage to scrape together a few scary pics of scary stuff from stores and around the city. And here they are!
This was a pretty cool "First Aid" kit in the store. The cut off stretched face and fingers are a nice touch.
The store by my house had a pretty good display, actually. Lots of animatronic nasties moving around and gesturing wildly.
This is not the kid to fuck with. Obviously.
Can't argue with this look.
Not sure if the person who made this mask has ever actually met a "Stoner."
Sometimes I wish I could wear the masks inside out.
I think this is supposed to be a Halloween nutcracker. I'm not sure if that's ever going to be a "thing," but I think he's really cute.
One thing I like about these "motorized scooter" folks, is they're really festive!
Not related, just a screen from an excellent episode of The Munsters.
This was a "hobo mask." I wish bums were called Hobos more often. Sounds classy.
This was a girl at a Haunted House in Times Square. She has a neat face, I thought.
This was from a friend's house. I think it's a two-headed pumpkin or something.
At a pizza parlor in San Francisco. See, these here blog entries are from all over the place!
Say "Hello" to my little friend! Kids and guns are a great combo!
Never too young to start dressing as slutty Seseme Street characters!
I have no idear what these guys were trying to do here.
If you are looking for a Halloween costume. Might I suggest...
Hate to say it, but the first thing that popped in my head when I saw this was "AIDS dance!"
Great facial expression!
These "lawn jockeys" as they're known, are usually a Southern racist thing, but not where they're zombies! I guess.
Ghost duck! Are ghost ducks a thing, now? I hope so.
Narm Narm Narm
This was in the Castro. They usually get into their Halloween stuff!
From the same window display.
If you guessed the next picture would be a gross clown with a brain ice cream cone, you win!
You'll never leave the toilet seat down again!
Cool dog-human wall-crawling skeleton thingybopper. With a hat.
I think I was pretty drunk when I took this, but looks like a scary blue monster is eating my hand. It's just a hand dryer, really.
A Halloween Frat House Underwear party! Brought to you by, "People who don't understand themes well."
This isn't really Halloween related, but I believe this man is a werewolf from the lower half down.
And here's a Jack-off-lantern I made! She's pretty! Happy Halloween!
Yo, I went to New York Comic Con and took a bunch of pictures! Here dey are!
Female Marty Mcfly! Nice twist!
Epic Blade cosplay! He just needs to find an old bum to be Kris Kristofferson and he's set!
NYCC's in October, so there's a bit of a Holloweener crossover. The pumpkin was real.
Great Killing Joke cosplay! He's got the perfect skinny body to pull it off.
This guy's got what many refer to as "the look."
The good people who run Javitz center were trying to "get in the spirit" of the con with some feeble attempts at nerdy decorations. (I'm not the feeble attempt, I'm the guy on the left.)
Haha, I guess they tried.
Now this is a guy after my own heart! It is hard, and very expensive getting drunk at NYCC! And I know, I tried!
This was my favorite cosplay of the entire con. Fucking genius! And really well done!
HULK BABY SMASH!
Blanka is really hard to do, and almost always ends up looking laughable. He went for it, though!
Ladies, would you like to get MEGA-MANHANDLED by this guy?
Epic Freddy! I've seen a lot in my day, but this guy stands out. He reminds me of my good buddy Ba Al Zebub!
EDIT: My good buddy Slasher has corrected me that this is Darkman, not Freddy. Which makes this guy even cooler, for picking a more obscure cosplay character! Darkman really blew me away as a kid. There weren't many movies like it. Thanks, Slasher!
Don't think this is really cosplay, but it's pretty fucking cute!
And his dad was Senor Bano!
I have no idea who this guy is, but he looks fucking amazing. KInd of amazed he didn't hurt anyone walking around, as it was super crowded.
This is a real good Two Face! I think he said he used a coat hanger to prop his mouth open like that!
I stupidly called this lady Storm. She looked at me with disgust and said, "UHHH...Rogue." And I aplogized for being a retard. Sorry, lady!
80's rapper Darth Vader! It was amazing how well he matched the carpet!
Great creepy Red Skull!
Here's a cosplay I've never seen before! Banjo Kazooie! Great idea, and great delivery! Clever.
Bumped into these badboys going down the stairs.
Even zee Red Skull can not resist the refreshing taste of Coke!
Lord of the Planet of the Ape Rings. Or something. Good costumes and makeup, though.
This girl was pregnant with a little joker! (or Riddler)
We finally know what's under Mysterio's fishbowl head!
Cat ears and Captain America...hrm.
Epic Michael Jackson/Kiss combo!
Real good Riddick. Real good.
I took like 7 pictures of this guy for some reason. May have something to do with the 7 beers I drank.
I don't remember what was funny here, but I like this picture.
Someone actually dressed up as the Black Mask! The Black Mask is a DC comics rip off the Red Skull. But he's a gangster, instead of a Nazi.
Haha, I love catching super heroes in their downtime. Dig those slippers!
Cool Archangel! His wings were real metal, too!
This person should have at least dressed up as Professor X or something. Kinda pathetic.
Right after that, I was interviewed by these guys!
This kid is amazing. Just perfect. I'm guessing he's going to be wearing this same outfit to Comic
Con when he's 40. I know I would!
Damn sexy She Hulk! And not just She Hulk, but Fantastic Four She Hulk.
Who knew Wonder Woman's parents were both Thor?! She looks really excited to be there.
This is a great Kingpin. Except a tad too thin. He told me he lost 60 pounds and looked better last year. He seemed kind of sad about the weightloss, actually.
As I mentioned, I spent lots of time trying to get drunk. It's no easy feat at NYCC! At San Diego Comic-Con, at least you can leave the con and get to a bar pretty quick. There ain't shit around the Javitz center. Anyway, this was the sign for the one place in the building that sold alcohol. Prolly should have used the old spell check before printing. (yes, i realize the irony of the guy who writes this blog telling someone to use the spell check.)
There was a dude sleeping by the entry wearing this shirt. I asked his family if I could take the pic. They seemed amused.
Rita Repulsa being interviewed about her relationship towards the Power Rangers. She did not have nice things to say.
Stan Lee cologne! It smelled just as "grampa-y" as you'd imagine!
Real good Mr. Freeze!
And a nice Goblin King from Labyrinth.
A family of Princess Leias! It's really cute, but I'm not sure about making the baby Slave Leia.
This is funny...and fucked-up.
Gotta go fast!
Ninja with a Superman doll with balding middle-aged man in the background. This is the perfect Comic Con photo!
And that is New York Comic Con folks! I'll blog the comics I bought when I get a hot minute!
There have been many attempts by Christians to reach America's youth by way of comic books. Most are hamfisted at best, but usually worth a laugh. I've read many, but In His Steps really blew me away. And so, instead of being lumped in with the best of Comic-Con comics post, I've dedicated this whole post to it!
And so, let me show you the tale of a man with a terrible beard who dared to challenge the Christian status quo!
Can't beat this cover! great font, amazing colors and on the whole, quite compelling.
This poor guy with a god awful beard went all across America looking for "real Christians."
So he busts in a church, Kayne style, asks a bold question, and then collapses...
But instead of calling the hospital, they take him to the "Parsonage" for some reaon. Anyway, this is the setup, and I have to say, this page is pretty amazing. Especially all the weird flat smiley face people, who I can only assume are bullshit Christians who've never really thought about the real message of God.
And then he dies! Probably because they never took him to a hospital. He just has one last question--is America a Christian country or not? Well, techinally no. America is predomiately Christian, but you are free to worship whatever god you want. In any case, his bold message really has an effect on the preacher.
And he busts out a pretty fucking dramatic "What would Jebus do?" serman!
Which rankles the fuck out of his flock! He's kind of a punk rock preacher!
But some of his flock take the message to heart, and take smut out of the newspaper!
One guy stops taking bribes! Can you imagine a Christian Republican saying "NO" to money in the name of the lord? Ha! Note the cigar comically flying out of the fat cat's mouth when he hears the news. That is comic book gold.
Agghh!! And they're making women cover up and tone down the language on TV!
Next thing you know, they're headed to The Strip, "the worst place in town!," to prove they're no longer "Lip-Service Christians!"
Naturally, there has to be an apocolpytic panel somewhere in the book. Otherwise, it couldn't really be considered Christian. Look out for nuclear bombs and Porno Pix!
Now, I've seen a lot of newspapers read in comics, but I have to hand it to the artist--this is a pretty dang good newspaper drawing in a comic.
This is my favorite page in the entire comic! The dialogue is fucking bananas. A girl screaming out, "I'm hooked on sex! And Drugs!!!" Then in the next panel, "Let me go to HELL! The Devil's wating for me!" Now that's some real shit off the street! Great art, too!
And then Ronald Reagan runs for office!
But then the crowd on The Strip turns against him! Telling him to "Get his BLUE nose out of their business!" Then the crazy hellbound chick gets a whisky bottle to her head...and dies!!! This comic is pretty harsh!
Meanwhile, a rich guy from earlier in the comic is beginning to realize the emptiness of his life. This is an amazing page, artistically speaking. As I said before, despite the hamfisted silliness of this comic, the art is rock-solid.
Another amazing "montage page." I especially love the cigarette-smoking, beer-drinking, pill-spilling fucked-up guy in the middle. That's pretty much me, right now.
Then everybody smokes smokes a giant crack pipe filled with Jesus and gets REAL HAPPY. Pssst...I think the two guys in the middle panel are looking at each others' penises.
Yes! The crime rate is way down!!! Drugs "went out!" God came into the schools! And Jesus straightened out some guy's priorites! But he did not straighten out his perspective. Pretty sure that car should be bigger, or he smaller.
Anyway, here's the rest of the money shot where Jebus has fixed everything. Pretty much, if you're a Christian everything is perfect! Unless you're gay. Or a lesbian. Or want birth control pills. Or an abortion. Or...
This is one of those comics that make me feel sorry for the kids that got it. You know there were tons of kids whose totally out of touch relatives were like, "Here ya go kid, I know you like comics...why don't you read this one...you might learn something..."
Haha...still, some pretty fucking good art. That can't be argued.