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Power Returns And With It, Hope

Hope for a better tomorrow. Hope for new beginnings. Hope for smutty laugh-chuckles and hope that the Toronto Man-Mountain will see his oppressors utterly destroyed.

Let me ‘splain. No, there is too much. Let me sum up.

  • Once upon a time in a mystical land on the far side of the globe, a princess named Trudy told stories about valiant knights, crafty dwarves, evil enchantresses, and a hapless guy named Ivan and how they all got it on. Repeatedly. Except for Ivan. For various reasons, these stories were collectively called Oglaf, and yea they were not welcome in the working-places of the kingdom, where the guildmasters grew wroth and greatly angered when their ‘prentices and journeymen did look and laugh at the on-getting.

    Seeking to make Princess Trudy’s stories available far and wide, the powerful trading house of Topato did collect the stories into yon booke, priced that even the lowliest peasant could afford the tales on on-getting. But the Queen of Winter, lonely for company, did descend on the store-houses of TopatoCo, and none could come nor go until her need for companionship was assuaged. The valiant soul that brought pleasure to the Queen is not known be in these parts we’re betting it was KC — dude’s up for any kind of adventure as long as there’s a McRib in it. And they lived happily ever after!

  • Also, Ryan North has a new book out, to replace the ones that the printer sent earlier in the year with the extra-special pages fall out when you open them feature. Ryan is the sort of guy that doesn’t want the pages to fall out of your book when you open it (unless that’s what you want, in which case he’d be more than happy to arrange that for you), so he and TopatoCo have spent considerable time fighting with the printer¹ who apparently thought that supplying books in this state and not replacing them with actual, functional books was just fine and dandy.

    Have you ever seen Ryan North in person? Giant of a man. I would not want to be that printer, no sir.

    So, new supply of books procured², you are now able to purchase Dinosaur Comics: Everybody Knows Failure Is Just Success Rounded Down, which includes all the adventures of T-Rex ‘n’ Friends from 2007 plus a host of guest strips. And the secret title code begun in the previous Dinosaur Comics volume³ is continued here. See if you can figure it out!

And that, my friends, is how TopatoCo saved Christmas!

¹ In a supremely classy move, they have not disclosed the name of said printer, though it has certainly earned scorn.

² I have no facts to back this up, but I suspect that the former printer of this Dinosaur Comics collection is now no longer printing anything for the associated creators of TopatoCo, due to the extremely high likelihood that their physical plant has been reduced to a smoking crater in the ground.

³ Dudes Already Know About Chickens.

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