In this week’s New Yorker (cover dated 11-07-16), cartoonist Harry Bliss offers some pretty compelling evidence that the Hulk is not the strongest one of all.
“Hulk no can be mad at Mr. Puppy Face.”
Somewhere General Ross is dashing off a directive for radically reworking the Hulkbusters . . .
In this week’s New Yorker (cover dated August, 29th), cartoonist Benjamin Schwartz offers up a poignant tribute to the late Kenny Baker:
“He says he feels empty inside.”
In this week’s issue of The New Yorker (cover date August 8th & 15th), Darrin Bell offers up a fresh spin on the Superman/Luthor confrontation:
“The gentleman says, ‘You tell me you’ve got a dastardly plan, then I’ll swear to defeat you, and then we can both expense this.’ ”
It may be time for mild-mannered Clark Kent to have a chat with the Daily Planet’s HR Department . . .
During his lifetime, cartoonist Charles “Chas” Addams (1912 – 1988) drew many macabre cartoons that made his audience (perhaps somewhat uncomfortably) laugh. Addams is primarily remembered today as the creator of the “Addams Family” – an assortment of odd characters (Morticia, Lurch, Gomez, Uncle Fester) that appeared over the years in various Addams gag cartoons (the characters remained unnamed until Addams was asked to name them for the 1964 ABC television series based on his creations, The Addams Family).
However, Addams’ ghoulish creativity was not limited to those characters. As noted by author H. Kevin Miserocchi in The Addams Family: An Evilution, Addams’ impressive artistic output spanned approximately sixty years and generated thousands of cartoons, and the Addams Family characters only appear in about 150 of these cartoons. And one legendary cartoon attributed to Addams is pure fiction – “A Ghoul in a Maternity Room”.
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