Monday, September 15, 2008

One Step Forward, Ten Steps Back

Crock is another comic that has been running since the mid-'70s and that relies on a single flimsy premise to get it through the long, dragging, wearisome years. The characters belong to the French Foreign Legion. That's really all you need to know. After all, it's all the creators seem to know.

In this strip, we see what happens when a writer who grew up aeons ago suddenly wakes up to realise that it is 2008. He does not want it to be 2008. He looks back longingly on an era where men were men, boys were men, and women did not take compromising photos of men and post them online. He wants, in short, it to be 1928, which was probably the year he was born.

By transporting his Legionnaires all the way back to the fourteenth century, I have done him a favour.

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