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Sluggy Freelance: Is It Not Nifty? (Book 1) Paperback – December 1, 1998


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Plan Nine Pub (December 1, 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0966067657
  • ISBN-13: 978-0966067651
  • Product Dimensions: 0.2 x 4.8 x 6.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (52 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,039,320 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Andy Baker on December 1, 1999
An absolute must-have for any fan or aspiring fan of the Sluggy Freelance online comic ([...] this first book collects the first few months of the immensely popular comic strip and even adds a bonus story "A Day in the Park," as if owning a portable copy of the strip weren't enough! It's a great way to show people that a great comic strip doesn't have to be in a newspaper to be worthy of reading. Great strip, great book, great everything! Worship the comic!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Kristen Rappazzo on February 2, 2000
This is the best comic ever! For anyone who likes ferrets, mini-lops with switch blades, clueless humans, witches, aliens, and demons from another dimension all I have to say is welcome to Sluggy.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on March 5, 1999
When Calvin & Hobbes and The Far Side were canceled, I was disillusioned. There were no comics in the print media equal to those comic masterpieces. Fruitlessly, I pursued humor on the internet, only to find an abundance of "(Insert Celeberty's name here) Ate my balls," being the only online comics. But one day, listening to the radio, I heard an interview with Pete Abrams discussing his online comic Sluggy Freelance. When he mentioned a homicidal mini-lop rabbit, I was intrigued. I went to the web page and promptly fell in love with comics all over again. I own a copy of this book, and can easily say it is one of the most consistently funny comic strips since Calvin & Hobbes. It has a unique visual style, as well as some of the best storylines in the histry of comics. Add that with all the colorful main characters and the equally crazy supporting cast, and you are garaunteed nonstop laughs. If you are at all interested in comics, then you must by this book.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on June 10, 2000
If you've read Sluggy, you already know how good it is. It'sone of the best comics- online or otherwise- out there, and even ifyou have read the strips, the books have more stuff too. This book contains a lot of the best Sluggy humor there! Buy this book! END
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on March 24, 1999
If you want all of the cravings and dependence that crack provides, but gosh darnit, ya just don't have the cash, get Sluggy. Not only will YOU become dependant, but you will feel compelled to addict others. Old, young, netizen, offline, it doesn't care. It will make you pedal it to them all! If you buy the book, you might feel compelled to check out the awesome daily comic site! It's a gateway Slug, see? If such a thing should happen, this would be the ONLY thing you would read every day. In fact, Sluggites often stay up until all hours just to read the next day's poppin' fresh Sluggy the moment it is posted. You will never again get to sleep before 12.30, as a result. You will be continually drowsy, and continually frustrated when you can't talk about Sluggy with the non-initiated! Therefore, you will be reduced to carrying the book around with you to explain every hilarious reference that has snuck into your everyday vocab. There you are, cruisin' the streets with your Sluggy. "Hey, the first time's free!! Come back!" Don't you want to MAKE something of yourself? For GOD's sake! Avoid the fate of faithfully addicted Sluggy readers everywhere! Remember, nobody says, "I want to be a Sluggite when I grow up."
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on March 10, 1999
To me, the real test of a comic's worth is whether it stands up to rereadability. For me, Sluggy does. I don't want to ruin Sluggy for anyone by setting any super-high expectations, simply because Sluggy *is* so funny. If you're the kind of person that reads reviews (which apparently you are), you know what you're doing, so I'll continue. Pete does an amazing job of stuffing humor into almost every frame while still telling an ongoing story. Sluggy's characterizations are as good as it gets. The satire is slick. The art is stylish, expressive, and professionaly clean. On a level that's harder to nail, Sluggy comes across as being uncontrived and honest. There is a consistency that the reader can rely on that says alot about Pete's dedication to these characters. Watching him put the ongoing strip up, day to day, with no deadline but the one he sets for himself, you quickly get the impression that, as long as Pete's able to pay for the three B's (Beer and Bandwidth and, well, isn't it obvious?! Bun-Bun food, of course), we'll continue to get tourism rights to his awesome imagination. So, buy this book. Someday, when the internet eats the culture you use to know, you'll look back on Sluggy and think, "I was there. I helped goad the beast on."
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Spike Sagal on June 13, 2001
I haven't read that many comics, but I can surely say it's the greatest and funniest comic strip I've ever read. Since I read the first page of the strip (a few weeks ago), I've been religiously reading it every day, and I always kept thinking "Oh my God! How do they come up with that stuff? They must've parodied every movie, comic, and person in existance, myself included!" Indeed, Pete must be a very talented guy to make up such twisted plots, such variety of humor, and to capture it all so well in the drawings. This is definitelly a must-have, not only for comic book collectors, but for any literate person with a sense of humor.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Gwen Chabot Muir on July 21, 2003
Ah...Sluggy Freelance. One of my many, many, MANY addictions. For those who don't spend at least part of every day checking out the latest adventures, SLUGGY FREELANCE: IS IT NOT NIFTY? is the essential reading. Our heroes are Torg (blond, dumb, web-site designer) and Riff (blond, ponytail, trenchcoat, builds stuff). Our heroines are Zoe (brunette neighbor of Torg and Riff) and Gwynn (Zoe's best friend, wears huge eyeglasses). Then boy (Torg) buys cute fuzzy-wuzzy bunny (Bun-Bun)...things get interesting...be prepared to laugh, giggle and wanted to post photocopies of strips in your cubicle.
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