So I finally reach issue #22 of Pep Comics. Why "finally," you ask?
Well, any hardcore comic nerdlinger worth his salt knows that inside this issue, despite the cover showing a cleated Axis boot about to squish the world despite a warning from the Hangman...
... has the first appearance of Archie. Yes, that Archie. Read on:
Yup. The Archie universe with Jughead, Reggie, Betty, Veronica and the rest of the Riverdale Gang begins right here in this very ish! And, of course, I'll be covering Archie in the days, weeks... nay years to come because I'm a big Archie fan. Jughead rules my world... I can't pretend he doesn't.
Meanwhile, even the bad guys in other stories appear determined to be more kid-friendly:
"Blankety-blank?" That may be overkill. I never knew even the most over-protective parent to be offended by the use of random symbols as swearing.
Heck, $%(*@!, Donald Duck used "symbol-swearing" all the time.
Meanwhile, it's time for another installment of Well... Touche! (tm!)
Well... Touche! (tm!)
Okay, the following is an example of two memes that, when put together, become something so awful that I'm not sure I even have a name for it. These two panels were not consecutive...
heck, !#$%!, they weren't even in the same story, but they were in the same issue and... well, all I can do is apologize.
So, here's the first panel, a fine example of Lapses in Judgment (tm!):
Okay, ONCE AGAIN, the following Fun with Out of Context Dialogue (tm!) had nothing to do with the previous panel, but I acknowledge it's 10 times filthier (ergo, ten times funnier) when you read the two together:
Again, I apologize. It just happened to fall that way.
See you tomorrow!