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Emdin, Anton – Cruel World #6


Cruel World #6

MUCH better with the art this time around, so three cheers for that. Oh, I’m sorry, I’m just guessing that you already read the review up there. This one is from 1999, so that still leaves a bit of a gap from here to modern day. You also have a story about teenage zombies (with no actual zombies present), a hoity-toity sperm, a brown mose (believe me, regardless of what that cover says, you don’t want to know what it is), a vanishing penis, the birth of the mullet, and a few one page gag strips. As they’re all funny, there’s not a thing in the world wrong with that. No complaints at all this time around, I thought this was quite a leap in quality from #1. Granted, #6 vs #1 should be a huge leap in quality, but not everybody manages to pull that off, so kudos to Anton. $3.50

Emdin, Anton – Cruel World #1


Cruel World #1

It’s not at all fair to judge this guy by his first issue, as it’s from 1996 and there’s plenty of new stuff of this to look at. Still, I only ordered this and #6 from Poopsheet, so this is all I have to go on at the moment. I can say just from flipping through #6 that the art in there has improved by leaps and bounds from the art in this one, but then, you would sure hope that would be the case. This is mostly about slapstick, manic behavior, mostly funny, sometimes not so much. You have a poorly planned bank robbery, a rabbit trying to work for the mob, Shooting Up With Sid, smashing faces, a cockroach as a sexual aid, Luke Perry, and another attempt at robbery, this time with a fast food joint. Like I said, more funny than not, so I’m looking forward to seeing more. $2.50