Archive for the 'Comics' Category

From the Johnson Smith Co. Collection

February 15th, 2010

From the Johnson Smith Co.

rob liefeld sucks

November 30th, 2007

And here’s hilarious, dead-on proof.


joker’s boner

March 22nd, 2007

Fantastic compendium of unintentionally funny comic-book panels; rumor has it that some of the panels were nicked from Superdickery, but I can neither confirm nor deny that allegation… nor does it really matter, as they’re all lifted to begin with anyhow.


nietzsche family circus

December 8th, 2006

The Nietzsche Family Circus

I’m a huge sucker for Family Circus art, but the Nietzsche Family Circus is particularly inspired: “The Nietzsche Family Circus pairs a randomized Family Circus cartoon with a randomized Friedrich Nietzsche quote.”. Never before has moral relativism and perspectivism been so family-friendly.


you have cr4xk3d my 455

September 30th, 2006

OhPleaseNo. The last thing I need right now is another web comic to fall in love with. Especially a geeky one.

But I really. Can’t*. Stop. Reading these

*And by can’t I mean, Carrie, I just found this one, extraspecially for you.

marmaduke, explained

September 27th, 2006

Joe Mathlete Explains Today’s Maramaduke.


the death of garfield

August 7th, 2006


Not funny.


for better or for worse

August 3rd, 2006

Q: What’s the only way Canadian comic strip “For Better or For Worse” could be creepier?

A: The author, Lynn Johnston, could start offering the cartoon in freaky animated gif format so we can watch the characters blink.


mid-30’s conversational bingo

July 15th, 2006

mid 30\'s conversational bingo cartoon

sci-fi writers often have a good deal of time on their hands

June 30th, 2006

Another classic of the intarweb, the essay “Man of Steel, Woman of Kleenex” by Larry Niven:

What arouses Kal-El’s mating urge? Did kryptonian women carry some subtle mating cue at appropriate times of the year? Whatever it is, Lois Lane probably didn’t have it. We may speculate that she smells wrong, less like a kryptonian woman than like a terrestrial monkey. A mating between Superman and Lois Lane would feel like sodomy-and would be, of course, by church and common law.

…geez, way to overthink it, Larry.


spiderman 3 trailer

June 27th, 2006


Spiderman 3 Trailer here!

Nah, just kidding. It’s actually here. And, it looks pretty darn good, even if for whatever reason it completely ignores the real story behind how Spidey got his black suit*.


*The last part of that sentence should of course be read in your interior “Comic Book Guy” voice, which honestly is the way I hope you read the entire site. Worst. Footnote. Ever!

perry bible fellowship

April 24th, 2006

Most of these delightfully goony and macabre comics seem to exist to answer the question “What if Edward Gorey had both an online comic strip, and a serious problem with inhalants?”


adventures of action item

April 20th, 2006

I’ve met people that talk like this. Seriously, it’s awful. On a side note, Neil McAllister, the creator of this strip, is a really great guy. A while back, I asked him what comic lettering font he used for this and it turns out it was a font he made himself — then he sent it to me and I’ve been using it ever since. Thanks, Neil, you rock.


best. comic. fan. ever.

April 4th, 2006

Comic Book Guy

The Simpsons’ Comic Book Guy is based on a real man named T.M. Maple, a.k.a. The Mad Maple, who submitted incredibly knowledgeable and obsessive missives to the letters pages of comic books starting in the late 1970’s. A small sample of his letters can be found here.

i love the kate bush cameo the most

March 3rd, 2006

This is simply glorious.

You know, to some extent, I miss the days of passionate but incompetent fan publication. If you look at early role-playing games, they were total labors of love, created by people without the skills to create them. The passion came through, though. Likewise, the fanzines of days past. A shitty web page just doesn’t have the “labored for hours at my kitchen table” feel.