My sides (and sinuses) hurt

This week’s Flipped takes a look at some new and upcoming comedy series and measures their respective guffaw quotients.

One thing I neglected to mention about Gin Tama (Viz – Shonen Jump Advanced): the first volume also features a really spiffy back-up story, “Dandelion.” It’s basically a less benevolent take on the same material covered in Omukae Desu (CMX), but with a healthy dose of cynicism and a strangely successful gangster vibe.

One Response to My sides (and sinuses) hurt

  1. John Jakala says:

    Great column as usual. I hadn’t even thought about the restorative powers of good comics, but now that I think about it, a fun book always chases away the gloom brought on by reading too many comic news sites.

    Gin Tama sounds interesting so I’ll have to keep an eye out for it. And I’m looking forward to My Heavenly Hockey Club even more now!

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