Vote For the Li’l Abner/Marryin’ Sam Ticket In 2008

Their slogan: “It’s parity that no one understands.”


While I’m on the subject of what was arguably the greatest comic strip of all time (until its creator, Al Capp, burned out and started turning out unsubtle right-wing strips that anticipated the lesser episodes of South Park) Comics.com’s series of Li’l Abner reprints is currently in the middle of one of Al Capp’s brilliant, insane “Fearless Fosdick” stories, where he’d turn over his strip for weeks on end to Abner’s favourite strip-within-a-strip, the ultra-violent adventures of the world’s worst detective who worked for the world’s most corrupt city. The violence in these stories makes Itchy and Scratchy look like the Happy Little Elves; the meta-jokes about comic strips and their readers are some of the most elaborate satirical humour ever created. In this story, Fearless Fosdick investigates brutal murders being carried out by a talking Chippendale Chair.

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