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Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Finding Gregory

posted by on May 20 at 12:00 PM

Yesterday, I was in the University District and, as I frequently do, I stopped into Magus Books. I had no particular book in mind, so I sort of bumbled around the store, checking things out.

I found a couple of Doc Savage novels that I didn’t have—Hex and Brand of the Werewolf—and I checked out the comic book section and found a book that I’d read years ago and totally forgotten about: Marc Hempel’s Gregory.

Gregory is a little light bulb-shaped boy who lives in a mental institution with a talking rat named Herman that continually gets killed and is reincarnated as himself. The only things that Gregory can say are “Zub,” “Bim Bim Bim Bim Bim,” and “I Gregory.” His favorite pastime is running around his cell and screaming until he collapses. Here, from Flickr user Scott McW, is the part of the book when Gregory’s straitjacket breaks and so he subsequently learns that he has arms:


This was one of my favorite comic books when I was in high school. It’s so sweet, in a very wrong way. There’s another copy of it at Magus for five bucks; somebody should go buy it.

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I never read GREGORY, but Hempel was the guy who drew that incredibly trippy MARS series for First Comics back in the day, so he's a good guy.

Posted by --MC | May 20, 2008 12:23 PM

You know why no one is commenting on this post? You didn't say FUCK.

That makes it uncool and therefore unreadable as every Slogger knows.

In fact, I wonder if Paul is really the one who posted such a **yawn** dull post with out as single FUCKING fuck anywhere in it...

Posted by Hartiepie | May 20, 2008 2:26 PM

Nice Doc Savage reference!

Posted by KeeKee | May 21, 2008 1:02 AM

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