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Hello, fellow citizens.
This week’s comic takes place in Chagrin Falls, USA, where our hero Gavin Smythe is looking for “Fall Savings.” It’s the open carry debate, depicted in black-and-white terms.
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This week’s Classic Tom the Dancing Bug (published on GoComics yesterday) is from the files of the “Investigation into Anti-American Elements in U.S. Government.”
This comic is from 2008, when Obama was called a Socialist by campaign opponent John McCain and Republicans for proposing an increase in the top personal income tax bracket from 35% to 39%. They expressed shock at the very notion of a progressive tax system, with the wealthy paying at a higher rate than the middle class and poor.
And below is the 2017 installment of Super-Fun-Pak Comix that would have been included in last week’s Review had there not been an error.
And this week the GoComics Super-Fun-Pak Comix page has featured comics from this 2017 installment.
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TOM THE DANCING BUG: EAT THE POOR, VOLUME 5 IN THE COMPLETE TOM THE DANCING BUG -- 2007-2011. Clover Press’s Complete Tom the Dancing Bug program marches on with the fifth chronological volume (and third volume published to date), covering every installment of the award-winning (and two-time Pulitzer Prize Finalist) comic strip, from 2007-2011. This volume covers the years of Obama’s election and The Great Recession, with a particular focus on Lucky Ducky, "the Poor Little Duck Who’s Rich in Luck.” But the topics also range far from the political and topical, into waffle irons, drunk shirtless guys, and particle accelerators.
And of course, it also features Tom the Dancing Bug favorites like God-Man, Super-Fun-Pak Comix, Billy Dare, Boy Adventurer, and Charley the Australopithecine. It also includes other comics Ruben Bolling created during those years: a Recession-themed comic created for Harper’s Magazine; and the legendary, insane Toy Story/Cormac McCarthy mashup he did for The Village Voice.
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