I know it is supposed to be Hangover Thursday, but I’m skipping a week because it is very important that I talk about Bearmageddon today. At this point I shouldn’t have to tell you about Ethan and Malachai Nicolle’s brilliant comic Axe Cop. If you aren’t familiar with it, you should fix that now. Anyway Ethan has teamed up with colorist Noah Maas and created a brand new comic that you need to see.
Bearmageddon has a slow build up. That’s a good thing. It sets up 20-something Joel and his slacker friends. They end up going to a protest and find themselves chained to trees. That’s when the shit hits the fan. An army of bears begins attacking everyone. The gore is pretty amazing. The comic is able to balance the violence with a surprising amount of humor. It is something I look forward to reading every week.
So why is it so important that I interrupt Hangover Thursday and talk about a web comic? Because yesterday’s update included the panel posted above. I’d say look closely, but the loud mouthed character is pretty much calling attention to himself. Months ago Ethan was looking for ways to earn some additional money and he had the amazing idea to offer up cameos to his readers. I asked to be in the background somewhere and drinking while all the carnage was happening. I think it turned out pretty incredible. Hellz Yeah! Hellz Yeah, indeed!