Friday, December 16, 2011


Above: Cover artwork to Greg Hyland’s LETHARGiC LAD 2010. Lethargic Lad and all other prominent Lethargic Lad characters are TM and © 2011 Greg Hyland.

About a week or two ago, my mailbox gave me LETHARGiC LAD 2010. The book was signed, numbered, and included a Lethargic Lad cover sketch by his creator, Greg Hyland.

LETHARGiC LAD 2010 is nicely printed, and the widescreen format is brilliant. Greg is so smart.

Above: Super-hero buddies, Nihilist-Man and Lethargic Lad, cover sketch by famed cartoonist, Greg Hyland. Nihilist-Man TM and © 2011 by me.

LETHARGiC LAD 2010 has something new. Greg added "joke-ruining annotations" to the strips. Hopefully, this will now be Lethargic Lad tradition. With his commentaries, I am reminded of how much I’ve always enjoyed reading Greg’s comments about the comics industry and pop culture.

My favorite strips in LETHARGiC LAD 2010 include the return of Lethargic Lad (after being frozen in a block of ice), Greg’s true life convention and store-signing stories, and when Evil Cyborg Lethargic Lad kills his past self,… or was that his future self?

Of course, Evil Cyborg Lethargic Lad IS the most popular Lethargic Lad character; everyone knows that. It’s nice to see that Jim Lee’s redesign of Wonder Woman’s outfit is now irrelevant. Who knew that Sentinels say "Skwark" when they croak? (They sorta do. Just check out UNCANNY X-MEN #141 and #142.) And, hey, "Rocky Raccoon" ain’t so bad. It’s better than "Within You Without You."

To order the limited edition LETHARGiC LAD 2010 and to read new weekly LETHARGiC LAD webcomics, stop by the LETHARGiC LAD website.

I give LETHARGiC LAD 2010 four out of five NM’s:

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