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Dead Duck

3.83  ·  Rating Details  ·  12 Ratings  ·  5 Reviews
Dead Duck and Zombie Chick deliver the deceased to J.P. Yorick, better known as the Grim Reaper, while dealing with unruly dead folks, grumpy deities, and historical snafus! Foreword by Doug Jones (Abe Sapien from Hellboy).
Paperback, 148 pages
Published December 1st 2009 by Ape Entertainment
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Jake
Jan 07, 2010 Jake rated it really liked it
Shelves: graphic-novels
At least since the movie Pulp Fiction, I’ve known that a story can be both ultra-violent and hilarious. A great tale can be gory and bawdy without being dumb and forgettable. And in the case of Dead Duck, the debut graphic novel by Jay Fosgitt, the characters can simultaneously be full of life and in a state of gruesome decay. They can stare Death in the face and laugh heartily.

What is Dead Duck? In a nut shell, or egg shell rather, it’s a small water fowl that is…well…not living. Raised and emp
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Lee
Sep 17, 2010 Lee rated it really liked it
Dead Duck, by Jay P. Fosgitt

Welcome to Rigormortitropolis, the end of the line and home to RIP, Inc, J.P Yorick’s company. Death is a business like any other, but with people dying in all times and conditions, that’s a lot of work for one man creature Death, and things are, understandably, a bit backed-up. That’s where Dead Duck comes in. Death’s hapless adopted son comes in. Promoted to a position as Death’s “minion” (lackey or toadie will work too…), Death comes around to Dead Duck’s request
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Lee Battersby
Jan 05, 2012 Lee Battersby rated it really liked it
Good old fashioned zany comic of the Mad/Cracked variety with a splash of EC sensibilities that take it past simple silliness into something slightly edgier and adult. Fosgitt actually manages to inject a note of humanity into his ludicrous characters-- particularly in the silent strip that shows what happens when Dead Duck and Zombie Chick go their separate ways at the end of the day-- which makes this an engaging and fun set of strips that I'd happily revisit if there were to be a sequel. Just ...more
Stephen Heverin
May 03, 2013 Stephen Heverin rated it liked it
I got this book from the Good Reads giveaways a while back. It finally came up in my stack of books to read. I like the concept and ideas in the comic, and the book is really a collection of a series of comics around Dead Duck (like a TP collection of a comic series). I like the graphics and the main character. However, the read through was just OK for me. It bounced all over the place and there are a lot of super short stories. I would like to see more or longer drawn out story development with ...more
Susan Haines
Jul 25, 2011 Susan Haines rated it it was ok
Wanted to like this more than I did.
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Jay P. Fosgitt is a member of The National Cartoonists Society. He has garnered back to back annual awards from the Michigan Press Association for “Best Original Cartoon.” In 2009, Ape Entertainment published Jay's debut graphic novel Dead Duck . His second full-length offering from Ape Entertainment is Little Green Men . On the convention scene, Jay has made appearances at Motor City Comic Co ...more
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