Your Pick: What 'Doctor' Strip Would You Add to The Post's Pages?
It's not enough that "BIG NATE" is a well-crafted comic. No, now Lincoln Peirce has to tantalize us with comics that hold the promise of being far, far better than some of what's now on the page.
What's this now -- an ax-wielding character who goes by the moniker Doctor Cesspool? At last, this could be just the strip to thrill, chill and cross-pollinate with "Lio." Warm up the Mac and color us intrigued.
So intrigued, in fact, that here at Comic Riffs, we're quick to take "Big Nate" up on his suggestion. What better way to weigh in on the blood-curdling "Doctor Cesspool" than to conduct an actual comics poll. To wit: If you could add ONE comic to The Post's, would it be "Doctor Cesspool" -- sight unseen -- or one of these other medical cartoon characters? You're invited to vote below.
BARE TODAY, GONE TOMORROW: "Baldo" not only lives up to the moniker "bald-o" when he doffs his shirt, but he also raises the issue: When might there be a Spanish noun that means "The Boy Mysteriously Born Without Nipples"?
CASH FOR "THUNKERS": Well, well, two days in, "cash for clunkers" is already the go-to topical joke-term of the week, all prepped for handy-dandy appropriation. Now taking wagers on who'll use it next. Brad the Eternal Mechanic in "Luann," anyone? Or will it be the auto shop at which The Boy Mysteriously Born Without Nipples draws a wage?
DEATH IN THE CORNER POCKET: "Lio" has already set the bar high for the Riffys' Image O' the Week. Something about "The Grim Breaker" racking up a game with little Lio is especially swell. Besides, it raises so many mind-blowing questions, not the least of which: Say the Grim Reaper glances away. Can you cheat death?
ANA-GRAMMA: Oh, anagramming grandma, did you think this one through before you began slinging 'em at Earl. I'd be mighty careful, "Opal Pickles" -- especially when your own name yields "Slack Pep Oil," "Pick Ol' Lapse" and "Peck Oils, Pal." Not that any of those entirely make sense
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| August 18, 2009; 7:00 AM ET
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