"My Family Vacation"
by: Protoclown
(Originally presented in GI JOE # 33 [Marvel], by Larry Hama and Frank Springer)

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Ordinary Blogger
Feb 4th, 2008, 04:27 AM
Wooo First comment um.....Yeah sorry thinking what i wanna say.......ok i got nothin sorry! But funny comic would love to see more.
Feb 4th, 2008, 06:55 AM
I think that the original was crazy enough from the looks of it but still greaet work all the same Protoguy.
The Goddamned Batman
Feb 4th, 2008, 07:12 AM
Bonus points to anyone who can identify the third Joe who remains in his fatigues the whole time.
Feb 4th, 2008, 08:54 AM
Waiting for the worms.
Feb 4th, 2008, 08:56 AM
I'll go out on a limb and say...Duke. If that is not the case, then I default with Fonzi.
The Moxie Nerve Food Tonic
Feb 4th, 2008, 09:51 AM
Okay, maybe 's just the Percodan talking, but that was friggin' hi-larious.
Feb 4th, 2008, 01:47 PM
No firewater for Spirit!
That damn kid
Feb 4th, 2008, 02:54 PM
hanging out
Feb 4th, 2008, 03:22 PM
That just wrote itself didn't it.
I can't even imagine what the original was!
The Goddamned Batman
Feb 4th, 2008, 05:41 PM
Well done, El Blanco. I'm guessing you've read the issue before, since he looks like Captain Generic without his official "costume" on.
Freelance Product Tester
Feb 4th, 2008, 06:18 PM
Did you just make a Clerks reference??
Forum Chaos Lord
Feb 4th, 2008, 08:41 PM
Jesus Christ, this is the best one yet, I think.
The Goddamned Batman
Feb 4th, 2008, 09:13 PM
Originally Posted by BurntToShreds View Post
Did you just make a Clerks reference??
Haha, I couldn't resist. Didn't exactly hide it, but I didn't want to quote it exactly either.
Dr.Acula MD
Feb 4th, 2008, 11:56 PM
Originally Posted by BurntToShreds View Post
Did you just make a Clerks reference??
Not just a Clerks reference, but a Clerks: The Animated Series reference!!!
after enough bourbon ...
Feb 5th, 2008, 03:22 AM
I almost want to see the original, but no, let some of the mystery remain.

I realize that these older comics sometimes depict situations where, when taken out of context, are extremely funny given the changes in customs over the years, but my GOD, could we have changed this much? Since when was it OK for a mom and her children to attack someone at a frigging mall? Seriously, they must have been replicants eating ice cream, yes that makes sense.

Actually, Protoclown, your version is way better than anything the original writers could have come up with.
Feb 5th, 2008, 04:27 AM
This is soooooo much better than the original could ever be.

Didn't Spirit usually have a bird with him?
Feb 5th, 2008, 07:57 AM
Actually, taken as a stand alone, the original is pretty funny. the "father" really talks like that. Sadly, I think that turns out to be one of the better story lines in comic books.
Feb 5th, 2008, 07:59 AM
Sorry for the double post, but I feel I should mention that bear eventually becomes Ripcord's girlfriend.
The Goddamned Batman
Feb 5th, 2008, 05:44 PM
Yeah, I loved the majority of Larry Hama's run. It's far more entertaining than the Image stuff of recent years.
Crazed Techno-Biologist
Feb 5th, 2008, 05:49 PM
wth was the original text?
it couldnt have made much sense either...
Master of Awesome Sauce!
Feb 6th, 2008, 10:02 AM
That was pure insanity! then again, I'll bet yours gives a better reason for all this madness then the original.
Not Another Whipping Boy
Feb 6th, 2008, 06:42 PM
Clearly whoever made the original never saw the G.I. Joe PSA on not doing drugs on the job, maybe Spirit shared some poyote with him.
Is a thin donkey
Feb 7th, 2008, 01:09 AM
Fantastic work as always, Proto. Keep it up!
Baron Von Snugglemittens
Feb 7th, 2008, 02:46 PM
you just had to throw in the clerks refrence, didnt you?
The Goddamned Batman
Feb 7th, 2008, 08:30 PM
Dude! A bear was driving a car! How could I not!? haha
Feb 7th, 2008, 10:45 PM
didnt snl do a similar joke to that before the clerks cartoon
Cu, man, CU!
Feb 8th, 2008, 08:59 PM
Proto, you should put a link with all of the original pages of the protocomics... Or at least tell us the original issue.

Great job, anyways. One of the best ones so far...
The Goddamned Batman
Feb 9th, 2008, 12:21 AM
The original issue is always mentioned up at the very top of the page, right above the comic, for those of you curious to check out the unbutchered version.
Forum Virgin
Feb 24th, 2008, 09:58 PM
that TOTALLY made sense. i love A.D.D. friendly comics ^_^

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