|CLASSIC COMIC: THE ROADEES IN "VILLAINS
OF THE CORN"
Comic Updated September 24, 2008
Remember, they're "classic," not "old." And the
art is "charmingly rustic," not "bad."
And I'M "differently-handsome."
The Roadees require a tiny bit of explanation...
although to no good end, I'm afraid. While there is a reason for their
situation -- they're documentary filmmakers who are on a perpetual road
trip owing to a large but specifically-conditioned grant -- there never was
any stated reason why the crew consists of a man, a weasel, a duck and a
warthog, or why all the animals could talk EXCEPT for the warthog, or why
I bothered to purposely misspell "Roadies" in a manner that, to my eyes,
at least, now immediately brings to mind the "Hardee's" burger chain.
The truth is, this is one series that could use
a substantial amount of re-tooling, but there's potential here, I swear it.
And, if you'll permit a moment of self-not-overly-critical-criticism, this
in particular is a cute comic.
I don't know if I ever reveal the character names
in the comic, but for those interested -- the human is Mark Rhodes, nickname
"Moose," for some darned inexplicable reason. It's been a while. The
warthog is Warty, ANOTHER stroke of blisteringly-hot originality. The last
two are Howard the Mallard, and Squeezy Weezle.
All right, enough of my introspection -- except,
okay, the title of the comic, "Villains of the Corn," is ALSO arbitrary nonsense,
but I guess you wont realize that till you get to the end. Wow, I should
really lay off my own darned comic, I'm a jerk!
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