Comics

Super Heroes doing the best they can

Crunchy Nut Man Crunchy Nut Man– Kellogg’s has just created a new purported superhero. I’m a little skeptical. What exactly are his superpowers? Does it have something to do with that spoon on his forehead? What is his kryptonite? Who is his nemesis, maybe Ham and Eggs Man? Toast Girl?

I could scan it with my cellphone, but I suspect that I will be as disappointed as Ralphie with his secret decoder ring.

The cereal is delicious, and doesn’t hurt the roof of my mouth like the product endorsed by the other crunch-based cereal mascot, who shall remain nameless… because he does not exist in the Kellogg’s superhero universe.

Frosty’s Revenge

I have never understood the whole “Frosty” thing. When I was a kid, I could accept the other Rankin-Bass concepts, the island of misfit toys, Burgermeister Meisterburger just made me hungry. But Frosty, well when I was a kid, if I put a hat on a snowman, and it came to life, I would have […]

Ziggy’s artificial hip was installed backwards

What is the deal with Ziggy

I have questions about our old pal Ziggy. How is he able to stand with his heel exposed like that? Because when we are walking the dog and need to check for dog doo, that would be really handy.

Maybe something is weird with his hip joint? Is this why he doesn’t like to wear pants? Or did he have to sell them to buy groceries?

I am not knocking Ziggy. I got a tagline from a Ziggy strip maybe 30 years ago, when we are driving around looking at Christmas displays, and we see a Nativity scene, the first one to yell “What’s E.T. doing in the Nativity scene!!” wins.

(Ziggy displayed for purposes of critique/parody; Please don’t sue me, big eastern comic-strip syndicate!)

Just kill me now, ma.

This panel comic from the summer of 1946 makes no sense to me. What is going on here? The lad on the porch is floating in mid-air like something out of The Exorcist, along with his hell hound, and his mother is dismayed because it’s the third time this summer she has to call a […]