Any opportunity to check out Mike Mignola’s work pre-publication is like getting a bottle of fine bourbon on Christmas day…also, that bottle has been padded with dollar bills instead of packing peanuts. Not trying to rub it in, just really excited.
Even if you don’t recognize the name Doug TenNapel, odds are you’ve experienced his work, or know someone who has. The comics and game creator was hailed as a creative powerhouse in the 90s and early aughts (that’s the first decade of the new millennium to you, uh…millennials), and is still going strong. There’s a reason the guy is considered a fountain of quirky juiciness: he’s been telling damn good stories for years, most with a retro flare. His graphic novel Iron West remains one of the more memorable comics I’ve ever read, and playing Earthworm Jim (his brainchild) during my Sega Genesis days was sheer joy.
It’s happened again. Nerd Out With Me has stagnated like so much fetid water, depriving the world of just some really juicy goodness. Choke back your laughter!
Occasion of Revenge #1 comes out July, and holy moley does it appear to take off with a bang! If you’re new to The Goon, go get some trade paperbacks (story arc compilations of usually 4-6 issue collections, for those of you who don’t know the term) and start soaking this universe up! Seriously. Get to it.
It’s time for a Webcomic of the Week post, which pretty much means this installment is long overdue, as they so frequently are. Surprise?
Do you remember the game that promoted fast pizza delivery way back in the day? Is the word “Noid” familiar? Do you know what MS-DOS or a Commodore 64 are (or rather, were)? If you answered yes to any of these, you are almost certainly approaching 30 (if not past the mark already) or are simply cool beyond your years…at least as far as I’m concerned.
It’s been a while since I’ve posted (for which I apologize) and I’ve been doing a lot more reading lately (which has nothing to do with my non-postiness) so here’s a short book review. And never fear, it’s not just filler for NOWM–this is a gem!
It hath been many moons since I last posted. Verily I am back, full in force and bearing strange humor!
Incidentally, it’s well past time for another Webcomic of the week! And if you’re wondering why I was talking like that, it’s merely in celebration of this week’s webcomic flavor, Hark! A Vagrant. For the record, I’m going to look up those letters James Joyce wrote to what’s-her-name. Continue reading