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Cinco de Mayo commemorates the Mexican Army's defeat of French troops at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862. The victory was significant in part because the odds were against Mexico -- Napoleon was in charge at the time -- and because some historians believe it likely prevented France from backing the Confederacy in the United States during America's Civil War. Of course, in 2017 Cinco de Mayo also signifies deeply discounted cocktails at Tex Mex restaurants.

The disparity is a source of funny, thoughtful commentary for many, including prominent GoComics creators like Hector D. Cantu, Carlos Castellanos, and Lalo Alcaraz.

Get your annual dose of Cinco de Mayo comics below. You don't have to be 21 or older, or anything.

 

Lalo Alcaraz May 2, 2003

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Baldo By Hector D. Cantu and Carlos Castellanos May 5, 2008

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La Cucaracha By Lalo Alcaraz May 8, 2005

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Baldo By Hector D. Cantu and Carlos Castellanos May 5, 2010

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Arlo and Janis By Jimmy Johnson May 5, 2009

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Lalo Alcaraz May 4, 2001

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The Born Loser By Art and Chip Sansom May 5, 2005

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La Cucaracha By Lalo Alcaraz May 11, 2004

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Frazz By Jef Mallett May 6, 2003

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Pearls Before Swine By Stephan Pastis May 6, 2002

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Baldo By Hector D. Cantu and Carlos Castellanos May 4, 2014

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