Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Opening up the DCR

Are you a creator who wants to share your art with the world through the DCR?  We are opening up the site for submissions from artists to promote their work and any announcements they might have.  Email us at dailycomicsreview@gmail.com for more info!

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Friday, November 8, 2013

The DCR - Friday Funnies - 11/8/2013

by Hal Bent

No preamble...just comics:

Pluggers by Gary Brookins:

I am a bit of a coffee snob...I admit it. Columbian is a favorite, and I enjoy a strong-bodied blend. This fool Pluggers comic makes me sick. I like to think he plugger bear passes out on the couch mid-morning watching (what the heck is on mid-morning...Ricki Lake? Press your Luck? I don't know.) whatever and wakes up in the afternoon to hit the bar and spend his disability check on rotgut.  After stumbling home to his poor wife (some cross-species creature of Pluggers World) and then stumbles from bed in the morning to pour some cold coffee (cross-species spouse was up early to go to work) in his cup with yesterday's remains to heat up in the microwave and settle in for another day mid-morning television on the couch until he passes out again.  Hit repeat for the next 20 years.  Ahh, the Pluggers.


Adam@Home by Brian Basset:
Yes! Do it, Clayton...beat the crap out of him!!! Hit him, again! Hit him, again! Don't stop!  BWAH-HAH-HAH-HAH!


Ziggy by Tom Wilson & Tom II:
First off, Tom & Tom missed a wonderful opportunity to reference Douglas Adams (rest in peace, Lord of Humour--British spelling intentional) and his classic novel "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" and have the aliens destroy earth to put in a hyperspatial express route like the Vogons did... but then be sure Ziggy was no Arthur Dent with Ford Prefect around to save his bacon.  Also, at least Z-man put pants on to meet his overlords. Last, I'd trade destruction of the world to rid the universe of Ziggy in a heartbeat.


9 Chickweed Lane by Brooke McEldowney:


Nudity, underwater boners, wedgies...all is right in the world of 9 Chickweed Lane again. 

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Monday, November 4, 2013

The DCR: Manic Monday

by Hal Bent

Daily schmaily. That's what I say. 


No, actually I don't usually say that. But it is Monday, and with a fresh new week of snarking on the funny pages starting fresh, optimism is high. Let the daily comics review begin:


Ziggy by Tom Wilson & Tom II:


Oh Ziggy, you deluded fool, they're sad thinking of their sad existence of being YOUR pet.  They meet each week to commiserate and share their misery.  You just woke up before they made themselves feel better by trying to smother you in your sleep.


Moderately Confused by Jeff Stahler:

Wait, wait...the Cloo-man is aging...just gracefully.  Or is this guy just saying he wanted to watch sagging boobs? Great, now I'm "moderately confused".


Adam@Home by Brian Basset:


I love the lovely Mrs. Newman harassing old loser boy Adam about his "novel".  "gee, Potato Nose, you haven't worked while '@home' for the past five years, so how is that 'novel' about a modern romance told through series of e-mail messages."   Bwah-hah-hah!

Umm, what is going on with Adam's coffee cup in the second panel?  How does he get coffee into his mouth? How the hell is he holding the cup? Panels one, three and four establish "no handle". Panel two has a handle and with his nose in the way the coffee isn't even close to his mouth. 


9 Chickweed Lane by Brooke McEldowney:


Finally, an end to the hideous "Thorax: Shadow President" bologna and a return to a more "cheesecake" function to the strip.  'Bout time McEldowney ended that crap. Granted, returning to the "wiretaps" storyline is hardly mildly entertaining, but it beats senseless political crap. If I wanted senseless political crap, I could mosey over to Mallard Fillmore or Doonesbury. 

That said, exactly how deep was that water she is diving into. Say Amos there is six feet tall, so Edda is diving into four feet of water headfirst from at least ten feet up? That supreme wedgie (ouch!) saved her life.


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Wednesday, October 30, 2013

The DCR: Not quite Daily, but Trying!

by Hal Bent

Catching up is hard to do...somehow the bonds of physics and thermonuclear science (or maybe just thermoses) affected my space/time and left my "daily" wanting (or I was busy with other obligations, deadlines, and actually having to work). OK, so space/time Star Trek/Dr.Who issues are much more intriguing, but who cares? It's time to review comics! Time to catch-up for the week.


Adam@Home by Brian Basset:




OK, so I gotta give some kudos to practically uncredited artist Rob Harrell for the Godzilla costume...it's outright fantastic. I want to wear it tomorrow! Even better, it hides that idiot Adam from view.  I do have to say that if my ten year old daughter ever used the phrase "I need to let my freak flag fly" my reaction would be a bit more different than the heavy eyelids and dead soul expression of Adam in the final panel of the second comic. Clayton needs a kick in the groin for any "hashtag" comments. 
Where is the wife, Laura? Ahh, that explains the Miley costume idea by Katie...she wants to be like Mom, who is off "twerking" with her boyfriend (she's Miley and he's Robin Thicke?) while Adam trick or treats with the kids.


Ziggy by Tom Wilson & Tom II:




Hat, shirt, pants, and shoes. Wow, best Ziggy comic ever.
I like that Ziggy is deeply entrenched in reading blank pages. What a surge of joy through the Zig-man as he flies through the paper for the first time. "I'm so intellectual and sophisticated" he thinks as the Parrot looks on in utter disdain.


Real Life Adventures by Gary Wise and Lance Aldrich:

Or you're just a weak failure of a parent. Beads of sweat from minimal exertion, child looking on in disappointment, wife still surprised by his inadequacy, his stomach hanging out over the table...this belongs in Adam@Home!


9 Chickweed Lane by Brooke McEldowney:



It wasn't funny at all last week....so let's run it out for another week.  Is this some weak form of political satire? It's not funny, and I understand not funny is going to happen, but this run is just painful. The character of Thorax is usually portrayed as a powerful non-human in human form, so I keep waiting for him to do "Something". Alas, I guess I just have to go to Pibgorn to check out some more "interesting" drawing by Mr. McEldowney in his post-post-modern adaptation of Romeo and Juliet.


Nancy by Guy Gilchrist:

Not a big fan of Nancy...but I'm all over any cosplay in the comics...not sure if they're going for the 1940s/50s theme or just DC comics heros?  I mean, Mary Marvel in the mainstream media just is not a very modern reference. 

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Saturday, October 26, 2013

The DCR: Saturday Specials - 10/26/2013

by Hal Bent

Saturday morning...cold autumn morning in New England for yours truly this morning. Excited to be playing hooky from work (Saturday is optional? See you Monday!) and looking forward to an omelette!  OK, now I'm hungry...

9 Chickweed Lane by Brooke McEldowney:


Not to be rude (no, wait, I'm supposed to be rude!), but this is lame.  End it already, McEldowney. Boring. Uninteresting. I hope this was a vacation in Aruba week and he just mailed this crap in as some filler from some time ago--that's the only excuse I will accept.

Adam@Home by Brian Basset:

Again I submit that these kids are not Adam's and the years of hints dropped by his wife are finally starting to stick. That said, he carved the pumpkins per the kids instructions? Makes sense to me, he hands those kids a knife and they're spending his life insurance two days later when the check clears and his body sits unclaimed in a morgue. 

Ziggy by Tom Wilson & Tom II:

The Rancor awaits below, Ziggy! Hah-hah! (That makes Ziggy's doctor Jabba the Hut? Whatever, just run with it and don't kill my joy at Ziggy's demise) You have no jedi skills, Ziggy. The end is nigh!
Wait, are those hinges indicating he's just going to launch Ziggy into the wall...that won't kill him...he's got enough body fat to absorb that kind of blow.  Is there even a spring to launch him. Is it going to slowly rise and slide the chair five feet to the right? What the hell is going on here?

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