Lost Side of Suburbia by Kory Merritt

Lost Side of Suburbia


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  1. Bailey

    Bailey said, 12 months ago

    Big grin on my face!

  2. waycyber

    waycyber said, 12 months ago

    So Heck ender himself tells a story of great significance to both. Our gang can offer Heckbender what I think he desires most. Acceptance.

  3. Three Steps Over Japan

    Three Steps Over Japan said, 12 months ago

    Set in 1440, after Gutenberg built his infernal “machine of repetitive sameness”.

  4. J2P2

    J2P2 said, 12 months ago

    SO—Heckbender has become a giver—not in the same sense, of course. One of my first professors in grad school said the highest level of teaching was to teach others to teach…Looks like Heckbender’s teacher has been a success…

  5. crookedwolf

    crookedwolf GoComics PRO Member said, 12 months ago

    Sounds like the Giver is Flimm’s goody-two-shoes brother..

  6. arsmall

    arsmall said, 12 months ago


  7. T_Lexi

    T_Lexi said, 12 months ago

    : D All right! – Heckbender’s enjoying himself, too; what fun to have an audience and something to share… (oh happy Monday!)

  8. jadoo823

    jadoo823 said, 12 months ago

    …big smile here – this is excellent!…

  9. jmcx4

    jmcx4 said, 12 months ago

    @Three Steps Over Japan

    You bring me memories of the smell of the memeograph!

  10. waycyber

    waycyber said, 12 months ago

    How long will it be before Kindles come with a New Book Fragrance?

  11. Three Steps Over Japan

    Three Steps Over Japan said, 12 months ago


    Grew up with those. Still bleed ink if I don’t move my fingers out of the way fast enough.

  12. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, 12 months ago

    Well, well. A teachable moment!

  13. Silversummer

    Silversummer GoComics PRO Member said, 12 months ago

    Yeah, the smell of the mimeographed papers and seeing the little purple letters added new meaning to ‘purple haze’.

  14. Cor Blymie

    Cor Blymie GoComics PRO Member said, 12 months ago

    When Heckbender reappeared and took Goatsucker captive, I experienced some doubts. I was a bit fearful that the Heckbender we had come to know previously, who was not merely a monster, was no more, but I see that I need not have worried. Which is not to say that he doesn’t intend to dine on Goatsucker eventually, just as he (almost) certainly would have devoured Abby and Reddy had they not made a break for it. But here is the Heckbender for whom The Giver and the other stories mean so much, and that in itself is cause for hope.

  15. Cor Blymie

    Cor Blymie GoComics PRO Member said, 12 months ago

    “If Heckbender or Spiny-Creeter lived in the community, they would be released.” Yes, Heckbender, you understand all too well; you know what it is to be a ‘freak’, to be ridiculed and reviled, simply because you are not The Norm. If they cannot change you, if you will not — indeed, cannot — submit to Sameness, they will seek to destroy you. And all too often, they succeed, if not by taking your life, then certainly by breaking your spirit and leaving you hollowed out. I’ll wager, too, that Biff, Rufus, and Margo would all be targeted for “release”, for all of them are as ill-suited, in their very different ways, for the vile imposition of Sameness.

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