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Sunday Comics: Downhill Carting

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Awkward Zombie by Katie Tiedrich. Published June 4. Read more of Awkward Zombie.

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Corpse Run by Alex Di Stasi. Published June 7. Read more of Corpse Run.

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Double XP by M.S. Corley and Josh Crandall. Published June 6. Read more of Double XP.

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Life in Aggro by Fei Hsiao and Cecilia Vasquez. From the archive, originally published December 2011. Read more of Life in Aggro.

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Manly Guys Doing Manly Things by Kelly Turnbull. From the archive, originally published June 2011. Read more of Manly Guys Doing Manly Things.

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Nerd Rage by Andy Kluthe. From the archive, originally published November 2011 (series is on hiatus). Read more of Nerd Rage.

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Nerf NOW!! by Josué Pereira. Published June 6. Read more of Nerf NOW!!

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Penny Arcade by Jerry Holkins and Mike Krahulik. Published June 8. Read more of Penny Arcade.

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DISCUSSION

Double XP hit me right in my 80s kid feels.

I can be a little resistant to change in franchises I’ve loved for decades, but I’ve been trying to give new iterations of older properties the benefit of the doubt for a few episodes prior to casting judgment. The 2011 iteration of Thundercats, while still a little silly (because the concept as a whole is a little silly, and draws from the same well as Silverhawks), felt like a genuine attempt to do a serious cartoon, and I really appreciated the effort.

Damn shame it didn’t last.

Even greater shame that the people who scream for “serious treatment” of their personal nostalgia-goggled recollection of past properties don’t wind up supporting the good work that gets done with re-imaginings of older work, and instead are content to sit in their Armchairs of Internet Criticism, vomiting their best Comic Book Shop Guy impersonations onto every message board they can find—only to bitch all the louder when the new iteration of the property fails, and something more kid-friendly is tried in its stead.

TL;DR: Fanboys/girls are always their own worst enemies.