Hallowe’en Countdown II, Day 21

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Been sniffing ’round the bushes for a depraved hybrid of Popeye, Snuffy Smith, Nancy, Bazooka Joe on one hand, and, say… Ambrose Bierce, Oscar Brand and Charles Rodrigues on the other, with a sprig of Rod McKuen for nuance? Perk up, Sparky, your quest is about to reach its happy end.

Underworld is the rabid brainchild of American cartoon god ( Kazimieras Gediminas Prapuolenis in 1959) alias (for some reason) Kaz. Underworld has been appearing in various alternative weeklies since 1992. But none in my neck of the woods, naturally. Grr.

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Fortunately, the discerning folks at Fantagraphics have thus far issued five Underworld collections, plus, a couple years back, an imposing omnibus, each of them wonderful, surreal, morbid and unnaturally comforting. Perfect Hallowe’en reading? You bet. Skrunk!

– RG

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