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Dark Horse

Oct 03, 2012 Issue #42 - The Protest Issue Bookmark and Share


Bucko was a fine read in its original online form, but this printed version is an extra treat—from the hilarious “dedication page,” to the book’s intro by fellow Periscope Studio member Steve Lieber, to the extra commentary by artist Erika Moen and writer Jeff Parker on the bottom of every page. At the end there’s bonus art, bonus stories, and a good assortment other behind-the-scenes features. But the star here isn’t the ephemera, as wonderful as it is. The star is the story: Guy desperately has to take a dump during a job interview and comes across a murdered body in the bathroom. What would you do? Bucko sits down and stares at a corpse as he empties his bowels, which ends up placing him as a prime suspect in the murder. Mix in crazily attired Portlandians, bike enthusiasts, and a nice sprinkling of scary but ultimately lovable Juggalo bullies, and Bucko’s the shit, man. It’s possibly one of the funniest satirical comics out there, as well as a bit of a love letter to its Portland backdrop.



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