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A Review By: Shane Simmonds

Shane Simmons is the creator of Longshot Comics, one of the comics featured in Incredibly Strange Comics. Shane’s response to the inclusion of his comics appeared on the Eyestrain Blog.

One of those laurels I continue to rest my weary head on is Longshot Comics, which is discussed in a new book by Paul Gravett and Peter Stanbury. There are two editions of it, with two different titles for two different markets. The Leather Nun and Other Incredibly Strange Comics is one name for the book, Holy Sh*t! The World’s Weirdest Comic Books is the other. The difference in titles illustrates, quite vividly I’d say, the chasm of between United States and United Kingdom sensibilities. You can guess which title goes with which territory. Hint: Brits have a soft spot for the kinky, Yanks like naughty words.


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1001 Comics  You Must Read Before You Die edited by Paul Gravett

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Comics Unmasked by Paul Gravett and John Harris Dunning from The British Library

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