Saturday, December 6, 2008

US-1 #1


A realistic, hard-hitting exposé on the lives of truckers!


18 comments:

Premier Blah said...

For some reason when you kept mentioning those Wheels of Fate, I thought of the HANDS of Fate, and Torgo and the Master would make a cameo appearance. And then the Torgo Love Theme plays. Well there's always next issue to do that joke.
Also, you forgot to mention US's last name is Archer. Hmmm, U.S.A. By God, how patriotic it is to drive a truck all over the highways and biways of this beautiful and great country! USA! USA! USA!

Lewis Lovhaug said...

If figured it was implied when I said "Ulysses Solomon Archer, US for short" and then "GET IT?!"

I also kind of wanted to make a drinking game for the Wheels of Fate, but since I already did that with Titans' full-page spreads...

anthony said...

Great Episode! Such an underdeveloped plot.
Are you gonna review Air Raiders in the future?

Paul S. said...

Hilarious episode.

I think you should follow this up with another wacky toy-based comic from the time. I would recommend either "Team America" or DC's "Atari Force."

Lewis Lovhaug said...

If I can find copies of it. I was going to watch a video on Youtube that reviewed the first issue to see if it was bad, but one of the commenters made a great joke - "Apparently the women do not require air," and I decided I don't want to risk stealing any jokes. XD

anthony said...

I see. Can't wait for the next show. Transformers comics are my favorites. Carwash of doom was an upset.

Mela said...

I never knew that US-1 was supposed to be a toy tie-in. Shows how successful the line was, I guess.

Worst narrator since Thunderstrike. At least the narrator in that didn't remind you of Buford T. Pusser.

Spectre said...

Oh man, loved it. The MST3K clips cinched it for me. Keep it up....if you can stand it. Somehow I doubt that reading this many bad comics can be good for your mental health.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the review. It helped me find a great Weird Al song.

arkan2 said...

This was the second video of yours I ever saw, and the one that got me hooked. "The other one grew up into a woman, we never did figure that one out" perfect delivery. Been through all your archives up to this point, time to move on to the next batch!

amcz said...

Oh, Plutarch. I remember reading his account of Pericles.

Perhaps Wheeler's full name could have been Wheeler Telemachus Freeman.

krrackknut said...

"Or this school has the most lax educational standards I've ever seen!"

Or he's Doc Savage. A TRUCKER DOC SAVAGE.

Anonymous said...

"Ulysses! You got degrees in more fields than any other human being before you. Your IQ is higher than Einstein's and Hawkins' combined! How are you going to change the world of science in the future?"

"I'm going to be a trucker, baby!"

"Wow, this is awes- wait a minute.What?"

clive37 said...

Sorry for the post on Ye Olde Poste, but I thought I'd point one thing out.
As soon as the "Promote these slot toys" clause in the comic team's contract was fulfilled, the guys behind U.S. 1 went INSANE with the silly. We had space aliens, mind-control whips that turn waitresses into supervillains, ludicrous shipping between U.S. and Retread, giant trucking mazes with miniature weather patterns, and telepathic communication between U.S. and his now sentient truck, which narrated some of the stories. It was gloriously, intentionally silly and fun. In other words, it stopped sucking.
Sidenote: U.S. now runs a space-trucking business based on a demiplanet. Yeah.

Ebon said...

Going back and listening through the archives, I just came accross this. I just wanted to say "thanks" for correcting the comic that we are called "Roma".

And yeah, some of us drive trucks. It's a living.

FugueforFrog said...

Ended up rewatching this episode in prep for the new US-1 episode. (weird, the actual road goes not too far from my mom's house.) Somehow I love how this episode had our first post-credits joke and...well, credit sequence. (and yeah, I think Wheeler was the producer of this mess)

Tzelael said...

Wait... A guy named Wheeler... Constantly referring to the Wheels of Fate?!

This comic has all the subtlety of a Nuclear Bomb Explosion in 3D.

Doug Puthoff said...

One of these days you need to review the last issue of the series. Some people call it the worst comic ever.