Theologian Cornelius Van Til once advised an incoming seminary class: “To keep your balance, read the funnies every day.”
- One of the most consistently funny panel cartoons I’ve seen.
- Looking for some skewed takes on biblical concepts and church culture? Here they are.
- Fantasy storytelling, with heart and good humor. And DD’s dad plays a mean guitar.
- Evil, Inc.: It’s a corporation run by and for supervillains. You thought Dilbert’s company was evil? Nah, it’s just moronic. This one, on the other hand … well, okay, it has its inept moments too — all following the logic of supervillainy.
- A nicely tilted look at a number of science fiction traditions. The captain’s a goldbricking con-alien, the mate is an explicitly non-Three-Laws robot (there’s a practical reason for that), and the engineer is an adorably anthropomorphed genengineered wolf.
- Melodrama in a steampunk Europe, with Phil Foglio’s always-delightful drawings. I do declare, that man can say more with facial expressions alone than anyone since Chuck Jones.
- This one could be marketed as straight military science fiction if it weren’t also funny as all get-out, with lines like “‘Minimal collateral damage’ and ‘entire star system’ do not belong in the same sentence.”
And the gun-toting blob that looks as though it were born in a cow pasture is a sergeant.
Check out the nifty CSI parody.
- Ego! Bureaucracy! Artistic pretentiousness! — and that’s just the Captain …
- Writer Lorna Appleby loves bad puns and stuffed animals. Combine the two and … well, when was the last time you were blindsided by a plush penguin?
- Perhaps the best slant on the TV news business you’ll see this year. Or next.
- Adventures aboard the starship Entire Prize — and if the first two letters of SciFi stand for “sacred cow,” rest assured that it’ll be well barbecued. And don’t go thinking any other genre is safe either.