The Collected Sam and Max

The Collected Sam and Max

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by Steve Purcell
     
 

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Containing all of the Sam and Max material published by Marvel's Epic Comics and the one-page strips commissioned by the comic's current publisher, LucasArts, The Collected Sam and Max is replete with the wry humor, witty repartee, and first-class graphics that have earned this quirky pair of furry flatfoots a rabidly devoted following. Color illustrations throughout.… See more details below

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Containing all of the Sam and Max material published by Marvel's Epic Comics and the one-page strips commissioned by the comic's current publisher, LucasArts, The Collected Sam and Max is replete with the wry humor, witty repartee, and first-class graphics that have earned this quirky pair of furry flatfoots a rabidly devoted following. Color illustrations throughout.

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Gordon Flagg
Sam, a trenchcoat-clad hound, and Max, described as a "small rabbity thing," the anthropomorphic heroes of the cult comic book collected in this volume, are a far cry from the benignly humorous critters of traditional funny animal comics. Their outlandish cases take them from ancient Egypt (where they confront pyramid-building aliens) and the moon (which they rid of giant cockroaches) to the local supermarket (where they encounter an ectoplasmic manifestation from the spirit world). But their nearly plotless adventures are basically just setups for letting the trigger-happy pair commit senseless but hilarious havoc that both parodies the violence pervading contemporary pop culture and updates and escalates the entertaining catharsis of classic animated cartoon mayhem. Purcell adds to the hilarity by working in hundreds of background gags that evoke the heyday of "Mad" comics. Sam and Max are probably less known in their comics incarnation than as stars of a popular video game. This collection gives their video audience opportunity to check out their original appearance in comics.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781569248126
Publisher:
Da Capo Press
Publication date:
10/01/1995
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
7.26(w) x 10.22(h) x 0.64(d)

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