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Ask Chris #247: The True Story Of American Independence

Ask Chris #247, Herbie art by Ogden Whitney

Q: For the holiday, what have been the best appearances of the founding fathers in comics? -- @rj_white

A. There is one story of the dawn of American Independence that comes to mind: The time that Herbie Popnecker teamed up with George Washington's sentient teeth and started up the Revolutionary War.

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Bizarro Back Issues: Happy Thanksgiving From Herbie Popnecker (1966)

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Unlike Halloween and Christmas, Thanksgiving is a holiday that just doesn't have a whole lot of comics built around it. You'd think it'd be a natural setting for drama -- the Punisher attempting to murder a turkey even though it received a presidential pardon is a tale I've been wanting to tell for years -- but for some reason, nobody seems to get up to a whole lot of hijinx.

Except, that is, for

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Great Comics That Never Happened #14: X-Treme Herbie

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In our recurring original art feature, writer Chris Sims and artist Rusty Shackles carry on the noble comic book tradition of the imaginary story by bringing you the Best Comics Ever that don't actually exist! This week, we take one of our favorite properties... to the x-treme!!

X-Treme Herbie #1 (1992)

Story: Chris Sims
Art: Rus Shackfeld

This ain't your grandpa's Fa

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ComicsAlliance Takes On Toy Fair, Part 2!

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Yesterday, we brought you the CA staff's reaction to Marvel and DC's Toy Fair offerings, but there are plenty of other toys on the convention floor in New York! That's why today, we're picking up where we left off, as Laura Hudson, Chris Sims, Caleb Goellner and Josh Wigler take a look at the rest of the new stuff from Toy Fair, with pictures gathered by Nick Nadel and Taylor Derwin!

STAR WARS

CS: I gave up on "Star Wars" completely after the prequels, but is there seriously a guy named "Cad Bane" now? What, was "Jerk O'Reallyevil" already taken?

CG: Whoever the Mandalorian dude is looks kind of cool. Then again, I like any action figure that's a dude or a lady in armor with a jetpack and removable helmet.

CS: Is "Mandalorian" George Lucas for "Space Aryan?"

CG: Would Space Aryans resort to cloning? Good, bad? Hellboy is always too ambiguous.

CS: Considering

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