On Early Tropes, A Comic Adventure Part I

Perhaps, in the past, the advertising department was more creative, or perhaps they just had less oversight.







The artist on third and fourth comics is Bill Willingham. The second comic is drawn by Jeff Dee. A panel by panel analysis is available at A Rust Monster Ate my Sword. Circa 1981.

11 comments:

  1. I love how the Elf in the first comic looks like a Keebler Elf!

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  2. Player: "My Elf has the special ability to find secret doors. How come he's not found any."

    Dick GM [rolling dice behind screen]: "Okay, your Elf finds a secret door. Under his feet."

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  3. Thanks for posting those--it's been a long time since I've read them! That magic-user was certainly taking care of business...

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  4. Huzzah! I'd seen the first page, and had been intending to track down the rest. Thanks, -C.

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  5. I remember all these, though I don't think my 10-year-old self quite held the continuity together in his head over 4 months.

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  6. Love how the magic-user is just checking out hot chick's ass while she does her thing on the last page.

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  7. No kills ... no treasure ... 0 XP, you buffoons.

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  8. I thought the first was done by someone other than Jeff Dee?

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  9. I love the introduction of Saren. "No questions now."

    I really have to introduce a character that way in an actual game.

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