Sunday, January 10, 2010

Dalgoda #8: The Bojeffries Saga: "Batfishing In Suburbia"


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One good humorous post deserves another, I say. I was lucky enough to stumble across Alan Moore's early American work in Saga of the Swamp Thing #24 and I became a fanatical follower shortly thereafter. So, of course I picked up Dalgoda #8, which features a prequel of sorts of The Bojeffries Saga. This one packs more hilarious yucks in four pages than most writers can in any amount. Enjoy!


Credits

Cover: Dennis Fujitake
Script: Alan Moore
Pencils: Steve Parkhouse
Inks: Steve Parkhouse

Reprinted:
  • in Complete Bojeffries Saga, The (Tundra, 1992 series) #[nn









Early 1980s Bovril commercial:
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Wikipedia says: Bovril is the trademarked name of a thick, salty meat extract, developed in the 1870s by John Lawson Johnston and sold in a distinctive, bulbous jar. It is made in Burton upon Trent, Staffordshire and distributed by Unilever UK.

Bovril can be made into a drink by diluting with hot water, or (less commonly) milk. It can also be used as a flavouring for soups, stews or porridge, or spread on bread, especially toast, rather like Marmite.

The first part of the product's name comes from Latin bos (genitive bovis) meaning "ox" or "cow". Johnston took the -vril suffix from Bulwer-Lytton's then-popular 1870 "lost race" novel The Coming Race, whose plot revolves around a powerful energy fluid named "Vril"



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