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Product Details

  • Series: Penny Arcade (Book 7)
  • Paperback: 144 pages
  • Publisher: Del Rey; First Edition edition (June 28, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0345512286
  • ISBN-13: 978-0345512284
  • Product Dimensions: 7.1 x 0.7 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,011,593 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By PixelatedPope on June 29, 2011
Format: Paperback
Before I discuss book 7, we need to talk about book 6. I'll be honest, I was a little disappointed with book 6. I won't go into detail (if you want to go read reviews on book 6, they are pretty accurate), but the print quality and overall book design left a little to be desired. So I was a little apprehensive about ordering book 7 without reading some reviews first. But, being a long time Penny-Arcade fan since about 2000, I wanted to support Mike and Jerry's efforts regardless. So I purchased, hoping for the best.

When book 7 arrived, I was really excited to see the return to the quality that is present in books 1-5. The overall image quality has been increased, the silly fonts for the comic titles were nowhere to be seen, the odd placement of comic commentary on the opposite page of the comic was gone, the awkward white-space around single comic pages was replaced with watermarked characters. I would probably need to hold book 7 next to one of the first 5 to really be able to see the stylistic differences, if there are even any present. But overall, the sense of quality is present throughout the entire book.

If you are a fan of Penny-Arcade already, you probably don't need to read the rest of this review.

2006 was just a great year for the comics. There was a lot going on with the recent release of the Xbox 360 and the upcoming releases of the PS3 and Wii. Couple that with some awesome Cardboard Tube Samurai comics and the spectacular Armadeaddon Fanservice Extravaganze, and it's not hard to justify the 10 dollars.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Jason G on May 27, 2012
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Look, it's Penny Arcade. If you aren't clear on this, go to:

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And read a few strips. If you don't like juvenlie humor, blood, gore, and occasional necrophilia jokes... don't buy this. If, however, you don't mind all that and want the best comic available about video games, video gamers, and their lives - written in a satirical bent - then DO buy this, and support these guys.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Kristopher C. Hunt on August 26, 2011
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I started buying the Penny Arcade archive books because there were huge chunks of time when I stepped out of webcomics, gaming, and even snarky cartoons. Be Good, Little Puppy covers all of 2006 of the archives and has bonus material not seen on the website. If you are into the ironic fashion of reading hard copy versions of digital comics this book suits you fine.
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Do not be deceived by this cutesy cover of Tycho and Gabe having fun with a puppy and butterflies, for within these pages lies tales of damnation and lust; whatever you do, don't let a child get ahold of this book . . . and for those who are already familiar with the unforgettable and endlessly entertaining comic know as Penny Arcade, then this cover works as an excellent camouflage for the sordid-laughter-inducing artwork within its pages . . .

Be Good, Little Puppy is the seventh volume from Jerry Holkins and Mike Krahulik, bringing together a collection of all the Penny Arcade strips from 2006. Fans gets to enjoy returns from familiar characters like Cardboard Tube Samurai, the enigmatic Twisp and Catsby, and occasional visits from various appliances, including a certain "fruit-loving" machine, who arrives to save the day! Readers also get to see Tycho's talent as a writer in his incredible Elemenstor Saga, ripped off and ridiculed by one L. H. Franzibald in Song of the Sorcelator. The question is how far will Tycho go to end this plagiarism and the answer of course is all the way . . . only Gabe happens to be a Franzibald fan! Gabe and Tycho also have much to say about what Microsoft is doing with its Xbox, as well as addressing this new Playstation, and the new unfortunately named console, Nintendo Wii. And then there's the incredible nine-part epic, "Armadeaddon," involving everyone's favorite: zombies.

Add this to your collection; it's simply required. Plus you get cool extras, like an entertaining (and seemingly obtuse) introduction from bestselling author Patrick Rothfuss. Plenty of commentary from Jerry Holkins on each strip, and at the end you'll find some moving excerpts from Song of the Sorcelator, as well as some important character and stat info on Wichaloks!

Originally written on October 13, 2011 ©Alex C. Telander.

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It's hard to give a cohesive review to the Penny Arcade collections, since you're really just looking at a snapshot of a year in the life of the webcomic. This volume, like the last, falls within my favorite years of Penny Arcade's run, and includes the launch of the Nintendo Wii (before anybody knew about the coming impact of casual gaming on the industry) and the hilarious layered meta-satire, Song of the Sorcelator.

For some reason, it felt like the included bonus material wasn't quite as substantial as it was in the previous volume. Holkins' commentary on each strip is still present and still funny, but the text both throughout the strips and in the Sorcelator stuff in the back is scaled back in favor of unreleased comic strips. Which is arguably better, but also reads a lot quicker.

Not much else to say; this was a great, lazy read, and as much of a technophile as I am, it's nice to be able to flip through some solid pages at random for a bit, instead of clicking through PA's comic archive through their site.
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