The Adventures of the Stranded Dime Museum Freaks promises a lot more than it actually delivers, but c’mon, that title is seriously hard to resist. This is the only comic we have found for creator Benjamin P. Elliott; the first name is really difficult to make out in the signature, but Stripper’s Guide says Benjamin and that is good enough for us. Elliott wisely chooses to cast “fun” sideshow archetypes in these adventures, and while they don’t have a great deal to do, Elliott does get some mileage out of the uniqueness of the characters. All in all, an amusing curiosity…
Coffee and Sinkers is one of those classic orphan & dog teams that put down stakes on the comics page, at least for a short time. Robert Carter gives us just two months of their shenanigans and it’s a shame as there seems to be plenty of life left in this feature when the curtains close. The story comes full circle as the series opens with the duo hanging around a barrel and finishes with them crawling back into one. At least they seem pleased with the turn of events…though I like to think they eventually find their forever home after these adventures end.
Enjoy their short but sweet adventures in their new home in the Comics Supplement!
Happy birthday, old chum.
It’s hard to believe it’s that time of year again. Maybe a few weeks worth of Skeezicks will take the sting out of it..?