Monday, May 6, 2013

Manic Monday

by Hal Bent

I realize I should change the Monday Daily Comics Review title from Manic Monday to Monday Funday, if only because I spend the rest of the evening getting odd looks from my wife as I hum Bangles tunes like it was 1987.  Too late, I'm already humming along: "I wish it was Sunday!"

Fred Basset by Alex Graham:

Sorry, no choice but to cal you out: Now that's what I call mailing it in!  Somewhere a smart, new comic is deprived precious newspaper space to print this drivel. 

For Heaven's Sake by Mike Morgan:
What the? I don' t look anything like this "Hal". Though that is a rocking mustache.  While I'm at this comic (which I usually blatantly ignore) what is the deal with the main priest character? Is he a chicken?  Is he supposed to be a chicken-man? He looks like Garfield's Jim Davis was contracted to draw a man-chicken priest. 

Born Loser, The by Chip Sansom:

In comics news today,the entire community of print comics mourns the loss of Brutus, the Born Loser.  Now, the dead loser after having a catastrophic heart attack while at his annual physical, the strip has been renamed "the Dead Loser" and will focus on casket, mortuary, and funeral humor involving his widow, a man-beast of a wife, and his child, whose dutch haircut threw me off for the first ten years I read comics and this reader and commentator believed was a pre-pubescent girl. Wait...that sounds better than this boring comic that peaked in 1979. 

Birdbrains by Thom Bluemel:
I really don't know what to say about this comic.  I can't ignore it, but it's not really funny or anything. Maybe it's that the creator drew a female bee with boobs (they're not boobies, they're bee-boobs); maybe it's the waggling antennae, slumped forward posture, and drool from the horney bee; Maybe its that hiney bee is so out of place.  How about a harpy bee, with claws and bird of prey design?  No, it's definitely the drool.

Alley Oop by Jack and Carole Bender:
After an entire week of a caveman lawyer introducing himself to various cavemen and being disgusted that none of them know what an attorney is and does, the "joke" continues this week with the "hilarity" continuing, just in case anyone missed all the "humor" last week. After investing more time than this "hilarious" strip deserves, I will be very, very angry if this ends with anything other than this Mel Brooks look-alike lawyer getting what all lawyers deserve: his head prominently displayed on a pike.

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Inkwell May 9, 2013 at 7:49 AM  

Re: For Heaven's Sake-- maybe he's what happens when Dilbert finds religion? Yikes.

BeckoningChasm May 17, 2013 at 12:26 PM  

The worst thing about the Alley Oop strip is the lawyer's name. Of course his partners are named "Cheetham" and "Howe." When you're stealing your jokes from The Three Stooges...

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