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by Jennifer Muirhead (subscribe)
I am learning all the time. The tombstone will be my diploma. ~ Eartha Kitt
Published September 12th 2018
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Death Trip, comics, weird comics, quirky comics, future dystopia

1. Death Trip

In the future, humans have conquered death with medical interventions that allow them to live for hundreds of years without ageing. When they do finally get tired of life, they take a "death trip", a virtual reality journey to the death of their choosing, however elaborate or bizarre. Dominic Green is an employee at the corporation that runs the death trip experiences. The trouble is, the ghosts of his dead clients keep coming back to haunt him. Dominic takes a new type of medication in an effort to banish the ghosts, but something goes wrong and he finds himself sucked into a murder mystery that may or may not be real.

Death Trip
is written and illustrated by Henny Heil. It has an interesting premise and a clever plot that will suck you in from the first issue.

bearcano, bears, volcano, comics, satire, humour

2. Bearcano

A volcano erupts, and for some reason, lava bears (they are what they sound like, bears made from lava) emerge and slaughter nearby hipsters, yuppies, baby boomers, jaded millennials, and Hollywood executives- really anyone dumb enough to come within reach. Because... reasons. High concept! Bearcano is a fairly unsubtle humorous commentary on life in modern day America, and due to the strong language, it is not for children.

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From Bearcano

Warrior Chicken Poyo, Chew, comics, weird comics, funny comics, rooster

3.Warrior Chicken Poyo

Verily, friend, thou art indeed among the finest cybernetic luchador chickens I have beheld in many moons. Prithee, noble warrior, what is thy name?"

Warrior Chicken Poyo is a one-shot spinoff from the long-running series Chew, about Tony Chu, a detective who gets psychic impressions from the food he eats. Agent John Colby's one-time partner, and NASA's secret weapon, Poyo is not to be trifled with.

In Warrior Chicken Poyo, Poyo journeys to a far-off, magical land to save its people from giant, murderous vegetables. This comic will make very little sense if you haven't read Chew, though to be honest, it doesn't make a tonne of sense anyway. However, it is a lot of fun.

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Orcs vs. Okra, from Chew: Warrior Chicken Poyo
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