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It’s no secret I’ve been a real fan of comics and graphic novels from the get-go.  That’s actually how I started reading.  Dad would have me sit on his lap and he’d open the Philadelphia Bulletin and there’s be Brenda Starr, Winnie Winkle, Alley Oop, Pogo and my all-time favorite, Peanuts.  To this day, I have my coffee over the comix each morning, waking up with a smile that will inevitably be crushed once I step out the door.

For those of you who can use a dose of laughs tinged with sci-fi and fantasy, here’s a few of my favorite picks, in no particular order:

Brewster Rockit by Tim Rickart

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March 20, 2014 above

Regularly,  Brewster encounters favorite villains from “Star Wars” as well as other fantasy creatures.  He battles evil from his ship, R. U. Sirius as it floats around the universe.  His best pal, Pam, is a single mother who’s tough enough to blast enemies with a single bullet yet is brought down by Brewster’s unrelenting stupidity.

Pibgorn by Brooke McEldowney

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February 12, 2014, GoComics exclusive

Though right now he’s doing a graphic novel serial installation of Romeo and Juliet, his ongoing series of Pibgorn, a fantasy creature, is amazing.  The artwork is incredible.  I’ve been a big fan since he started drawing it.

Plastic Babyheads from Outer Space by Geoff Grogan

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March 20, 2014

Need I say more?  It’s original, all right.  Don’t miss it!

New Adventures of Queen Victoria by Pab Sungenis

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March 19, 2014

All the characters are clipped out from Queen Victoria’s inner circle and corresponding luminaries of the times, plus a generous sprinkling of other historical (and hysterical) figures.  It’s very Monty Python/Terry Gilliam.

Santa vs. Dracula by Melissa DeJesus and Ed Power

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March 19, 2014

Not for the faint of heart.  Cutest of creatures face the most gruesome of deaths.  The good news is Santa is a superhero and gives new meaning to the concept of holiday cheer!

That’s only a sampling.  I have others.

If you want a comprehensive critique of the world of comics, I send you to my go-to source: http://joshreads.com. Home of the Comics Curmudgeon, Josh Fruhlinger writes a daily dish of caustic commentary sure to send you atwitter with laughs.  He’s relentless on such chestnuts as Mary Worth.  Josh also bears a particular hatred for Funky Winkerbean, which, I must admit, I wholeheartedly agree with his comments.  Occasionally Josh takes a break and leaves Uncle Lumpy to take his place.

So enjoy folks, and have a good laugh!

 

 

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