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Upcoming Comics Spotlight: Humor/Satire

This batch of humor books features Mirka Andolfo's newest project, angry goth unicorns, a Dracula centric satire, the return of Groo and Tarzan, plus some barbarian comedy action.

MIRKA ANDOLFO'S SWEET PAPRIKA #1

(W) Mirka Andolfo (A/CA) Mirka Andolfo


Paprika is a successful businesswoman, a New Yorker of Italian origin. Job and career consume her, forcing her to neglect her personal needs as well as her friends and family. Her heart is broken from a previous relationship and its consequences, and a rigid upbringing has made her a very introverted person. She wants a romantic relationship, but she doesn't know what she's doing. Not like Dill, a naïve and suave delivery boy with an angelic attitude, handsome, and always surrounded by beautiful women falling for him. He doesn't have a worry in the world, and this makes Paprika very nervous. But he's the guy who could help her with her feelings (and with... sex).

Bridget Jones's Diary meets Sex and the City, with a pinch of The Devil Wears Prada in the new international hit by acclaimed creator MIRKA ANDOLFO (UNNATURAL, MERCY).

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Why this caught my eye:


I really enjoy Andolfo's work, and this feels like it fills a particular type of comedy niche we don't see much of in the industry these days. Also, there's a nice Artgerm cover for you to choose from as well.


IF UR STABBY HC

(W) Kaz Windness (A/CA) Kaz Windness


Stabby is a unicorn who has had a very bad day. Who's positively magical and ready for sunshine, giggles, and sliding down rainbows? Not Stabby! Meet the world's surliest unicorn. This stab-happy unicorn is a fan-favorite character from "Mother Goth Rhymes" and now he's getting his own book! If UR Stabby follows Stabby as he deals with life's challenges the only way he knows how-horn first.

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Why this caught my eye:

Windness' art is pretty great, and I just think the world needs more angry goth unicorns.

ALBERTO BRECCIAS DRACULA HC

(W) Alberto Breccia (A) Alberto Breccia


In this wordless, full-color collection of satiric short comics stories, Alberto Breccia chronicles the waning days of the most famous vampire of them all. Literally defanged, the protagonist's glory days are long behind him and corrupt Government officials are now draining the life out of the population far more than one creature of the night ever could. This, Fantagraphics' first entry in the Alberto Breccia Library, also includes a sketchbook showing the artist's process.

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Why this caught my eye:

There's a pretty great review by Sarah Horrocks that's worth taking a look at as she talks about the books balance of humor, horror, and commentary.

GROO MEETS TARZAN #1

(W) Mark Evanier, Sergio Aragones (A/CA) Tom Yeates, Sergio Aragones


The team behind the hit Groo the Wanderer series goes to Comic-Con, finding inspiration not only in their enthusiastic fans but in their fellow creators, too-especially those working on Tarzan comics. Sergio Aragonés finds a way to introduce the two characters to each other, and so Tarzan, the lord of the jungle, is set on a path that will lead him to Groo, the master of cheese dip. Also includes the return of the Rufferto backup strips! Groo and Tarzan return to Dark Horse in this exciting crossover!

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Why this caught my eye:

It's been a while since the last Groo project and it's been forever since the last Dark Horse Tarzan project. It's nice to see Yeates doing some new single issue comics as well.

STUD & THE BLOODBLADE #1

(W) Perry Crowe (A/CA) Jed Dougherty


What's better than a comic book? Two comic books! All three Studly issues are double-sized for $1 more-twice the story, nearly the same price! Welcome to Ouroboros, a world teetering between far future and primordial past, where aliens and barbarians, bigfoots and robots, monsters and puns wrestle for control! Mightiest is Stud, he of immense strength and nonexistent impulse control! Follow Stud's caravan of carnage as his cursed BloodBlade, keeps him on a razor's edge between hero and Gary!


From co-creators Perry Crowe and Jed Dougherty: it's He-Man meets The Tick meets Judge Dredd - it's STUD!

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Why this caught my eye:

Dougherty had a few small projects here and there from DC a couple years back but I never felt he got the attention he deserved. Now between this and his new Dark Horse series Savage Hearts it's really nice to see him getting full projects out. Plus, a cross between He-Man/Tick/Judge Dredd just sounds like the comic we kinda need right now.

That's it for this batch, we'll hit up some art books on the next batch!

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