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Re: Flex and Wolter's Den of Nerdly Awesomeness

Posted: 14 Aug 2017, 8:19am
by Dr. Medulla
Meanwhile, Crankshaft breaks the piss-drinking barrier on the funny pages.
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Re: Flex and Wolter's Den of Nerdly Awesomeness

Posted: 14 Aug 2017, 12:44pm
by Kory
Dr. Medulla wrote:
14 Aug 2017, 8:19am
Meanwhile, Crankshaft breaks the piss-drinking barrier on the funny pages.
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I was reading the new volume of Paper Girls, and one of the characters expressed that she likes Crankshaft more than Calvin & Hobbes. I'm baffled, and concerned that Brian K. Vaughan actually thinks this.

Re: Flex and Wolter's Den of Nerdly Awesomeness

Posted: 14 Aug 2017, 12:46pm
by Flex
Anyone looking for edgelord darkness in their comics really should just be reading the sad, broken down worlds illustrated in the local funnies section.

Re: Flex and Wolter's Den of Nerdly Awesomeness

Posted: 14 Aug 2017, 12:47pm
by Wolter
Kory wrote:
14 Aug 2017, 12:44pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
14 Aug 2017, 8:19am
Meanwhile, Crankshaft breaks the piss-drinking barrier on the funny pages.
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I was reading the new volume of Paper Girls, and one of the characters expressed that she likes Crankshaft more than Calvin & Hobbes. I'm baffled, and concerned that Brian K. Vaughan actually thinks this.
I'm honestly unsure what the point of daily newspaper strips is now. There's not enough space to develop a real joke unless you are a minimalist master, and that goes double for the artwork. And serial storytelling? You get maybe 3 sentences across 2 panels.

Re: Flex and Wolter's Den of Nerdly Awesomeness

Posted: 14 Aug 2017, 12:48pm
by Kory
Flex wrote:
14 Aug 2017, 12:46pm
Anyone looking for edgelord darkness in their comics really should just be reading the sad, broken down worlds illustrated in the local funnies section.
I just read an article about how Garfield was never meant to be funny. Just a cynical merchandising grab from the very beginning. It worked.

Re: Flex and Wolter's Den of Nerdly Awesomeness

Posted: 14 Aug 2017, 12:52pm
by Wolter
Kory wrote:
14 Aug 2017, 12:48pm
Flex wrote:
14 Aug 2017, 12:46pm
Anyone looking for edgelord darkness in their comics really should just be reading the sad, broken down worlds illustrated in the local funnies section.
I just read an article about how Garfield was never meant to be funny. Just a cynical merchandising grab from the very beginning. It worked.
Bill the Cat started out as a 100% parody of how naked the merchandising of Garfield was even by the early 80s.

Re: Flex and Wolter's Den of Nerdly Awesomeness

Posted: 14 Aug 2017, 1:10pm
by Kory
Wolter wrote:
14 Aug 2017, 12:52pm
Kory wrote:
14 Aug 2017, 12:48pm
Flex wrote:
14 Aug 2017, 12:46pm
Anyone looking for edgelord darkness in their comics really should just be reading the sad, broken down worlds illustrated in the local funnies section.
I just read an article about how Garfield was never meant to be funny. Just a cynical merchandising grab from the very beginning. It worked.
Bill the Cat started out as a 100% parody of how naked the merchandising of Garfield was even by the early 80s.
He also had the same catchphrase as Cathy. That's gotta mean something.

Re: Flex and Wolter's Den of Nerdly Awesomeness

Posted: 14 Aug 2017, 1:12pm
by Flex
Kory wrote:
14 Aug 2017, 1:10pm
He also had the same catchphrase as Cathy. That's gotta mean something.
Everything means something, Kory. Or... wait, no. The opposite of that. Nothing means anything.

Re: Flex and Wolter's Den of Nerdly Awesomeness

Posted: 14 Aug 2017, 1:30pm
by Kory
Flex wrote:
14 Aug 2017, 1:12pm
Kory wrote:
14 Aug 2017, 1:10pm
He also had the same catchphrase as Cathy. That's gotta mean something.
Everything means something, Kory. Or... wait, no. The opposite of that. Nothing means anything.
The existentialists tell me I gotta make my own meaning. To that end, I've been drinking endlessly.

Re: Flex and Wolter's Den of Nerdly Awesomeness

Posted: 14 Aug 2017, 3:03pm
by Dr. Medulla
Kory wrote:
14 Aug 2017, 1:30pm
Flex wrote:
14 Aug 2017, 1:12pm
Kory wrote:
14 Aug 2017, 1:10pm
He also had the same catchphrase as Cathy. That's gotta mean something.
Everything means something, Kory. Or... wait, no. The opposite of that. Nothing means anything.
The existentialists tell me I gotta make my own meaning. To that end, I've been drinking endlessly.
Oo la la, so French, indeed!

Re: Flex and Wolter's Den of Nerdly Awesomeness

Posted: 15 Aug 2017, 5:40pm
by Dr. Medulla
More psychological trauma on the funny pages:
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Is this an argument against capital punishment or for automating executions to minimize the effects on those who carry out the work of the penal system?

Re: Flex and Wolter's Den of Nerdly Awesomeness

Posted: 16 Aug 2017, 8:20pm
by Dr. Medulla
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Star Wars (tho DS9 is close)
Superman, assuming he actually wants to win
Dick Grayson
Marvel
I have no idea what that is
Tough, but Picard (perhaps because Stewart is an infinitely better human being than Shatner)
The new lady one because she's already pissed off the asshole nerds

Re: Flex and Wolter's Den of Nerdly Awesomeness

Posted: 16 Aug 2017, 10:05pm
by revbob
Dr. Medulla wrote:
16 Aug 2017, 8:20pm
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Star Wars (I don't even consider the Anakin years).
Superman
Don't care
Marvel
Santana is still a pretty mean guitarist.
Shatner because i love the camp.
The one who operated on my wife today.

Re: Flex and Wolter's Den of Nerdly Awesomeness

Posted: 16 Aug 2017, 10:28pm
by Wolter
Star Wars
They are friends. They shouldn't fight.
Tim Drake. But Dick Grayson is the best Batman.
Marvel
I could not care less
Sisko
Doctor Doom

Re: Flex and Wolter's Den of Nerdly Awesomeness

Posted: 16 Aug 2017, 10:40pm
by Inder
Am I the only person here who enjoys DC more than Marvel?