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Four More Panels! YAY!

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Because five panels is exhausting.

There’s fightin’ a brewin’ in the world of comics, and you can’t tell the good guys from the bad guys without a scorecard.  As always, the six foot rabbit in the room is the only one willing to help out.  So here’s…

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I’m likely to actually go and see this Civil War movie tomorrow, and I’ll let everyone know how it went when I get back, but until then, I’m fairly sure my judgement is a safe bet.

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If you’re one of the millions of fans who never read the original series the movie is based on:  It was a fight between factions of the Marvel Universe, some of whom saw the covers as half full, where others saw the covers half empty.


It took until the Black Giant Man was killed before everyone agreed that the covers were simply half finished, and we all went back to work drawing the bottom of things again.  Of course, drawing bottoms is what launched Frank Cho’s career.


If you’re interested in the comic story that STARTED all the fighting between factions of the mythical world, look no further than here:

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For some reason, my Hulk v The Buddha comic strip was all over facebook last week, and I thought I’d repost it here so folks could at least know where Civil War started.  (The Buddha was an original Avenger before Ant-Man, back in the fifties, with 3-D Man and Venus, look it up).

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For the previous Bun Toon, mourning the passing of Prince, Chyna and a few others, click Death if you dare.

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For the Bun Toon archive, reaching back to the late Middle Ages, click the angry rabbit above.



Holy Bun Toons, Batman!

And I spake, verily, saying, Hoo Hah!"

And I spake, verily, saying, “Hoo Hah!”

A while back, I did a series of battles between mythical characters that rarely get to duke it out.  Superman vs. Jesus — Professor X vs. Professor Darwin —  Hulk vs. The Buddha —  and The Spectre vs. Steven Hawking, just to name just a few.  Many were declared winner, and many went down in defeat.

It’s time for the play-offs.

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My god, this is getting exciting.

What’s next in the quarter finals?!?  Batman vs. Bugs Bunny?  Obelix vs. Ma Kent?  The possibilities are endless, except that’s about all I have left from the list, so it’s not that endless after all.

SOME OF THE ORIGINAL EPIC STRUGGLES! Click on ’em to read the Bun Toon Battles of Yore!

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In the spirit of Zen, I shall give you all a bonus moment.  And then another moment that is not a bonus, but instead will be an extra moment.

Everyone who understood that, clap with one hand.

First, from England’s late, lamented WASTED Magazine, a page from Alan Grant’s chemically inspired “TALES OF THE BUDDHA”, starring Kid Buddha and his pal, Jesus.

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Jesus, Buddha and maryjane –  It’s not just something you shout when you stub your toe at the United Nations.

And now, your extra moment.

jesus and buddha on vacationThe title of this manga roughly translates to “Jesus and Buddha on Vacation”.  And it takes place in Tokyo, apparently.  And Jesus has way better hair for scoring the ladies in Tokyo, that’s clear from the cover.


And now an extra, extra, bonus moment.

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I first encountered Jonathan Winters on the Johnny Carson Tonight Show.  He came on and just talked to the audience in the studio, riffing off whatever they said to him, and was the funniest damn thing I’d ever seen at the age of ten.  As I grew up, I found he got funnier and that there was more going on than the silly voices and the insane characters that would pop up and down like an MPD wack-a-mole game.  He was a true subversive, and had a cynical point of view, buried in the lunacy.

And he played it like jazz.  A comic who could swing like Dizzy, man.

The world lost a few dozen people when it lost Jonathan Winters.  A number of them are portrayed on this magnificent cover by the great Jack Davis.  I have this album, and I’m going to put it on.


With all the links I've put up this week, I'll bet you're ignoring this link to last week's Bun Toon.  Go ahead, I don't mind.

With all the links I’ve put up this week, I’ll bet you’re ignoring THIS link to last week’s Robin-centric Bun Toon. Go ahead, Click it, and see if I care.


The link to the Bun Toon archive.  Last link of the day, everyone into the pool!

The link to the Bun Toon archive. Last link of the day, everyone into the pool!

Bun Toons Countdown Part III (Blasphemy Edition)! The Glories and Failures of 2010!

Take one part blasphemy  – one part corporate owned super-hero property -and mix well.  You end up with the most popular recurring gag I did this year in Bun Toons.  Super-Heroes vs. the Gods!   Don’t blame me, I was only filling a need.  Coming Soon:  The Mighty Xtapalatakettle vs. Herbie the Fat Fury!

As of this writing, in the fight between Dr. Hawking and the Spectre, the score is Hawking 1,  Spectre 0.

Expect to see more of these preposterous team-ups as I think of religions I’m okay with making fun of.  Scientology, Wicca, Nascar, etc.   My mother won’t let me do the Wonder Woman vs. Mohammed strip I had planned, and the coward in me agrees.


Here’s one of my favorites from 2010 toons…but it got overlooked in the ongoing media circus surrounding the Palin daughter on Dancing With the Stars.   For weeks, our blog numbers sagged as we steadfastly refused to weigh in on the Palin “voting”  issue, and the following Bun Toons went unnoticed by the interweb during those trying times.

Besides, it only offends blind people, and they never read my blog.

See you tomorrow with the Bun Toon that brought down the 2nd biggest Science Fiction franchise in history, and I’m NOT talking about Planet of the Apes (which is probably, like…sixth or something).

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HERE NOW—your team-up of the gods comic book moment of zen:

Okay, sure we still gasp in awe at this.  Did you ever see the ALT cover that came out from Marvel?

I think they used clip art.  And that tag line is so defensive about the whole project, it’s like you caught Marvel drunkenly groping your sister.

By the way, did you notice that I went the entire blog entry without mentioning that the big Mad Magazine Top 20 Dumbest Things of 2010 issue is in stores NOW?  I never talked about it once.

And I never showed you this cover.


Hulk vs. the Buddha. Saturday Comics YAY!

Ha! You thought you'd gotten rid of me! No such luck.

It’s the fight of the Century.  The fight of the Millennium.  The fight of the Saturday Afternoon.   You might want to wear protective eye-gear, as the forces about to be unleashed are awesome in their power.  Behold!

I should note that the phrase “Boot to the head” is used with permission.  Well, not with permission, actually, but I do know The Frantics, and I’m sure they’d give me permission, were I polite enough to have asked.

I was considering doing Mohammad vs. Wonder Woman next week, but my mother says I’d probably be killed. Best to stay cowardly.

Last Week’s makin’-fun-of-health-care toon is HERE.  And Superman vs. Jesus is HERE.  And don’t forget to check out all the wonderful Holmes Incorporated goodness by heading to the THIS page and starting from there.

(**And Batman vs. The Beast of the Leviathan is HERE)

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Here now, your comic book moment of zen.

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