Monday, September 08, 2008

Chuck Norris: Karate Kommandos - It's Not A Comic, It's A Graphic Novel

I found this the other day and felt it was ridiculous enough to share. This is Star Comics' (an imprint of Marvel) short-lived series based on the short-lived cartoon Chuck Norris: Karate Kommandos. The 4 issues that complete the series credit Jo Duffy and Steve Ditko with the writing and art (respectively) but come on, we all know Chuck made these damn things himself. Every page some sort self-congratulatory "Man, Chuck Norris is one bad dude!" "Yeah, and what an ass!" dialog. And look at the size of his name compared to the Karate Kommandos in the title. He clearly doesn't fully respect his associates in this little Karate Force he has assembled.

Things to watch for:
  • Self-congratulatory "Man, Chuck Norris is one bad dude!" "Yeah, and what an ass!" dialog
  • The rarely used contraction "Chuck'll"
  • Ninja One calling Master Ninja
  • A classroom full of boys with man crushes on Chuck Norris
  • A "SUPER NINJA" who doesn't know what Nunchucks are
  • Awkwardly drawn cats
  • Sumo Wrestler in wetsuit
  • Self-Contained Underwater Breathing Apparatus Vengeance,
  • Adolescent homosexual crushes based on a shared spelling expertise.

For more Chuck fun, check out the Flash game Chuck Norris Attack of the Massacre Ninjas


Unknown said...


I'm not a comics geek, but I knew Steve Ditko was familiar, so I looked him up:

the fact that this guy sunk this low at the end of his career is kinda sad.

Anonymous said...

mate this is a fantastic post.i remember the cartoon from when i was a have some great stuff here.cheers for posting.i will post a link to here on my blog.

stop by any time!

Anonymous said...

Funnier than the "graphic novel" are your comments. Great stuff. Great blog. Thanks.

BillyWitchDoctor said...

There's more on Bad-Ass Chucky and His Nunchuckin' Goon Squad hyeah. If that doesn't convince you to snap this up, you have nae soul. (The interior art is just mindblowingly awful.)

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