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Sunday, July 16, 2006

The March of the Sinister Ducks


Here's an oddity from Way Back When: CRITTERS #23 (Fantagraphics, April 1988). This comic is an anthology of anthropomorphic (funny animal) comics, and features the work of guys like Stan Sakai (USAGI YOJIMBO), Sam Kieth (the MAXX), J.P. Morgan (FISSION CHICKEN), and... ALAN MOORE!

That's right, there's a story in this comic about a (fictional) band by perhaps comics greatest writer, Alan Moore. The band? The Sinister Ducks. In the comic, Moore relates the "Never-Before-Told True Story of the Sinister Ducks' Hatching, Brief Flirtation With Glory, and Subsequent Retirement."

It's pretty clever, but the REAL reason I wanted this comic when it came out: it has a "flexidisc" of a song by Alan Moore and David J. (bassist of the proto-Goth band BAUHAUS and the bands TONES ON TAIL and LOVE & ROCKETS) called "The March of the Sinister Ducks!"... CLICK HERE to hear it... it's a hoot!

So, now all you Alan Moore completeists have something to scrounge the back issuue bins for... Happy Hunting!

5 Comments:

At 7/16/2006 8:30 PM, Blogger MegoSteve said...

It must be Alan Moore day today. I went up to the Harrisburg Comicon and picked up Superman Annual #11 with that great Superman birthday story he wrote, plus a few Swamp Thing issues.

 
At 7/17/2006 4:00 AM, Blogger amoorefan2 said...

everyday is an alan moore day...hip hip hoo-ray!!!

 
At 7/18/2006 9:46 AM, Blogger one of the twins said...

Wow.. that's a must have song for anyone's collection. Thanks for sharing it.

 
At 7/18/2006 3:43 PM, Blogger Bill at Comix Connection said...

AAAAAAAAA! Weird music! Andone of the twins!

Thanks for the "Chocolate Crack", by the way... very yummy!

 
At 7/18/2006 10:54 PM, Blogger G-evan said...

That's a very odd-looking book.

 

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