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War and Peas by Jonathan Kunz
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A collection of four-panel gag comics which at first appear to stand alone, but gradually stitch together into something more. Not only do characters such as the first sentient robot, the dog who's tired of being a good boy, the grim reaper and the slutty witch recur, but their next appearance will build on the punchline of their previous one, and occasionally they even cross over. Who knew the mania for shared universes would run so far? And it is definitely something closer to that than the usual comic strip gang structure. Also, they're very funny, or at least I thought so, certainly measured by the metric of how many you want to show the poor sod who's in the room while you're reading them. And there's even one about what to do if they don't agree! Absurdist, wry, often quite dark without being tritely edgy; very much up my street, though as ever with humour it shouldn't need saying that YMMV.

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November 27, 2019 – Shelved
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