Wednesday, 25 April 2018

A Completely Unbiased Comic Review: LOVE AND AARDVARKS #1

Benjamin Hobbs:

This week I'll be starting a new monthly feature that will appear on the last Wednesday of every month:

A Completely Unbiased Comic Review

This months pick is  LOVE AND AARDVARKS #1. This comic is easily the best book coming out from Aardvark-Vanaheim this month.  Clocking in at 24 pages, this book is cover to cover  comedy gold!  I have 25 copies of this book sitting right next to me as I write this, and let me tell you from first hand experience, my quality of life has improved since my ownership of these 25 copies began, but I suspect my life would be even better if I had 26 copies.  I shiver to think of the dizzying heights my life would reach if I should achieve ownership of  27 copies.  Since the book is out today, I'll be sure to stop by my LCS and pick up two more copies to find out. Do you want a greater satisfaction out of life? Have thicker hair?* Lose 20 pounds of pesky belly fat?**  25 copies of LOVE AND AARDVARKS #1 curled up on your lap could be just the thing for you! 

This book is a five star BUY! BUY!  BUY! 

*LOVE AND AARDVARKS #1 will not make your hair thicker.  Although you could use it as a hat to cover up your gradually receding hair line.  

**LOVE AND AARDVARKS #1 has not been found in any medical studies to reduce pesky body fat.  In fact, participants in the study often report a slight increase of weight due to all the Cheetos*** being consumed while reading.****

*** Cheetos does not sponsor or endorse LOVE AND AARDVARKS #1 in any way.  It just happened to be the #1 preferred snack of LOVE AND AARDVARKS #1 readers during the LOVE AND AARDVARK #1/WEIGHT LOSS clinical trial.

**** WARNING! Eating Cheetos while reading LOVE AND AARDVARKS #1 will greatly increase LOVE AND AARDVARKS #1's chance of losing value and not being in MINT. Orange staining may occur. 


 Last week in the comments, Jeff said:  
"CREEPY #79 and HOWARD THE DUCK #8. Both with work by Dave. I'm throwing out ideas only, because I'm not an artist and I don't have PhotoShop. (Sorry.)"

Hi Jeff! Thanks for writing in! You never have to apologize to us for not having a copy of Photoshop! Or for not knowing that Photoshop doesn't have a capital "S" in the middle.  That being said, HOWARD the DUCK #8 would be a fun cover to parody!  Thanks for the suggestion!  I'm sure you'll see the mock-up of it at some point in the near future.  (Unless Dave thinks it's a BOX OFFICE POISON cover, in which case, you probably won't.) 
In case the word didn't get out yet,  Gerhard will be at  S.P.A.C.E. this weekend.  Who all is making the trip to Columbus, OH to say hi to Gerhard?  If Gerhard being there isn't enough of a draw for you, I hear that there will also be food trucks. 

Next week: Is the Honeymoon phase between you and your 27 copies of LOVE AND AARDVARKS #1 finally coming to an end? We'll have some fun craft ideas for the twenty eight of you to do together. 


JLH said...

Why is it I'm reading on the Facebook group that Love & Aardvarks #1 is being delayed?

Jeff said...

Ben, at this point, the S.P.A.C.E Cerebite attendees are Lenny Cooper, Margaret, Larry Hart, Steve Peters, Max Ink and his wife, Gerhard and his wife Shelley, and me. Lenny, Margaret, Larry, and I are going to a Triple-A baseball game Friday night. And, then, after the show on Saturday all of the Cerebites and Ger and Shelley are going to dinner at Schmidt's Sausage Haus in Germantown for dinner (home of authentic German beer, the all-you-can-eat sausage buffet, and gigantic cream puffs). And, then, after the show on Sunday, Margaret, Lenny, and I (and maybe Ger and Shel) are going to see the Avengers movie.

Hmm? Pardon? Oh. Geez! Jealous much?

Travis Pelkie said...

Howard the Duck 8 would work for some time during 2020 and the next US Presidential campaign...

Benjamin H said...

JLH- This is the first I'm hearing of this delay, but I'm looking into it. I'll post something as soon as I find out.

Jeff- Thanks for info! Very Jealous! If I have the time on Saturday I'm going to try to get to S.P.A.C.E. I'll be sure to find all the Cerebites and say "hi" if I do!

Travis- We're so far ahead it wouldn't hit before 2020! Good idea!

David Birdsong said...
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Sean R said...

MINDS is being printed now and will be in stores exactly a month from now :)

David Birdsong said...
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Jeff said...

Benjamin, if you make it to S.P.A.C.E on Saturday, you HAVE to join us at Ye Olde Sausage Haus after the show.

Benjamin H said...

Hey Jeff! I'll make sure to do that if I come up. What time would dinner at Ye Olde Sausage Haus be roughly? I'm assuming after the show closes at six?

Travis Pelkie said...

(Not giggling about Jeff inviting another dude to shove sausage in his mouth with him....)

(Hint: actually, yes, I am giggling about that.)

Jeff said...

I actually had the meatloaf, with gravy.

Oh. Shit. That's dirty, *too*!

Stop it.

Just stop!!!

Kit said...

Howard the Duck 8 would work for some time during 2020 and the next US Presidential campaign...

Dave's "try-out" IFC was in the Howard The Duck magazine #8 from 1980, not the Steve Gerber comic from 1977.