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The Adventures Of Dr. McNinja (Adventures of Dr. McNinja, Volume I #1)

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Softcover, 64 pages
Published 2008
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Even if this collection of stories existed as an idea only, it would still be the greatest idea in the history of humanity.

A DOCTOR WHO IS ALSO A NINJA. AN IRISH DOCTOR-NINJA. Does it need to be spelled out? It's great. The premise alone would, you would think, be a one-trick-pony, but it's ably fluffed out here with the judicious application of mustachioed gangsters, breaking glass, pirate feuds, velociraptors and gorillas.

Throughout these stories - which helpfully reproduce the image alt-tex
Dr. McNinja is the epitome of everything you ever thought awesome. It has ninjas, ghosts, bandits, monsters, Count Dracula, zombies, time travel, aliens, dinosaurs, NASA, drugs, sentient bikes, pizza, gorillas, giant lumberjacks, dragons, family values, robot animals, magic, explosions, lasers, lots and lots of blood, stunts, gunfights, Ben Franklin, alternate realities, clones, ancient secret societies, and the single most hilarious collection of alt text ever seen on the planet.
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Chris Harris
You know. Sometimes you don't want to sit around pretending to be an intellectual. Sometimes you just want to see some ninjas tearing s*%$ up! Or maybe just one super badass hippocratic oath breaking physician of Irish descent. (view spoiler) ...more
Maxwell Heath
Doctor McNinja is one of the best comics ever. An expanding (but not to the extent that it makes the comic suffer) cast of characters helps keep the premise fresh and interesting, as well as adding a variety of awesome new concepts to the already awesome core concept of an Irish ninja doctor who wants to be Batman. Given the relative rarity of the print edition, at least at present, along with the fact that there is very little bonus content in this volume, I'd suggest that anyone who's interest ...more
Matt Mazenauer
Jun 11, 2011 Matt Mazenauer rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: People who think ninjas are funny
Recommended to Matt by: linked to from some other webcomic
Shelves: signed, updated
Some may see the cover or description and assume it's a cheap laugh - employing arbitrary elements into one silly image. And while some of the humor certainly stems from this, I was pleasantly surprised by the biting wit in both the dialogue and situations, not to mention the gorgeous artwork. Christ Hastings has taken an odd premise and crammed it full of so much skillfully crafted humor; I can't recommend it enough.
This is simply the best and most professional webcomic out there. Everything from the characters to the plot to the little alt text at the bottoms of the pages is wonderful. The content is free online at but its much easier to read in book form.
I ended up reading them on-line, and it was a blast! Don't forget to read the alt-text. They start a couple of issues in. These are almost more funny than what's going on in the main text.
Pure hilarity that matches my sense of humor to a T. As a huge fan of the webcomics, being able to hold that much awesome in my hands is a wonderful thing.
I love this graphic novel. Everything about it is hilarious and awesome.
It was a nice little read. Not really my cup 'o tea, though.
Aug 23, 2009 Becky rated it 4 of 5 stars
Shelves: own
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