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A Year of Cool Comics – Day 23

Here is the latest in our year-long look at one cool comic (whether it be a self-contained work, an ongoing comic or a run on a long-running title that featured multiple creative teams on it over the years) a day (in no particular order whatsoever)! Here‘s the archive of the moments posted so far!

Today we look at Michael Kupperman’s Tales Designed to Thrizzle..


Tales Designed to Thrizzle is one of those books where you might really need to see it to believe it.

Michael Kupperman delivers thirty-odd pages of the most delightfully absurd ideas that you can imagine, to the point where I don’t know if simply describing the comic would do it justice (somewhat similar to some of Garth Ennis’ comics – “He did WHAT to his WHAT? That’s sick! Why would I want to read that?!”?”).

I was going to sample from each of the five issues that have come out so far (it is roughly one issue a year, as Kupperman is a busy fellow – he’s trying to adapt his special kind of comedic talent into the world of television), but then I realized, “Eh, you pretty much get the concept from the first two issues – it also saves on the scanning time.”

The first issue is split into different sections – a kids section, an adults section and an old people section. It is strictly enforced…

Here’s one of his most “out there” jokes period, and this is a guy who does lots of “out there” jokes!

Here is probably his two most famous characters, Snake and Bacon, who go on all sorts of adventures (they’re tough cops in the Dirty Harry style sometimes, but here they are time travelers trying to figure out who killed Casanova) while, of course, only saying “Ssss” (from the Snake) and describing the many attributes of bacon (from the Bacon)


Brace yourself for…Pagus!

I’m glad that this debate is finally finished…

Finally, from issue #2, a slightly…different take on Captain Marvel’s origin…

Tales Designed to Thrizzle is pretty straightforward – if you like the above jokes, you’ll dig the book. If you don’t, well, you won’t.

I, for one, think it’s one of the very best comics currently made.


Please check one:

?YES! I like this post! Kupperman is very funny and creative!
?NO! I don’t like this post! I’m sure Mr. Kupperman is a fine fellow, but there’s something not quite right about this, although nothing I can put my finger on right now.

Aw, stoopid internet turned my amusing check boxes into question marks.

And now we don’t know which one you checked!!!


That probably works well for check boxes.

Feets don’t fail me now!

that book has got to be one of the most comedic and outrageous books ever on this list.kutzerman is a true genius with that work.

Tales Designed to Thrizzle is the shizzle!
That is all…


I might check this out when a TPB eventually surfaces

The first four issues are out in a hardcover. It’s on my wish list.

I like the drawings of the characters from “The Seven Crystal Balls” on the wall of Shazam’s den…

Nice touch!


“Canadians enjoy a ham-like version of me”


Scary thing is that those pubic hair things DO exist! I’ve seen something like that on a REAL late night TV show…

Hunter (Pedro Bouça)

Tales Designed to Thrizzle is incredible. Skint people out there take note; you should be able to get Snake ‘n’ Bacon’s Cartoon Cabaret TPB (which is also uttterly fab) for a couple a quid. Check it!

I’ll keep an eye out for that – thanks Blair

I just read the first issue and it has some good jokes, but overall I wasn’t sold on buying the other issues. The ones scanned are pretty good, but there was a lot of misses with respect to my sense of humor.

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