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average writing
skilled art
historical bonus 2
total score 6
Moscow Duck Review (Mockobcknn)
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Only Printing / 1975 / 12 pages / Ike Horn
"Ytka 003op," as the Russian communist Donald Duck would say. Which translates into...well, nothing, as it's a nonsensical phrase (I think). However, the name of this comic book, "Mockobcknn," roughly translates into "Moscow Duck Review" or possibly into a five-ton Cold-War era grinding machine.

In any case, we do know that Moscow Duck Review was produced in Moscow, Idaho in 1975 and is somehow related to the University of Idaho, where Ike Horn apparently taught or went to school. It was also apparently inspired by a news article about a local family's abducted pet duck. I don't see a direct connection between the article and this comic, but it's been a while since I read this book. As I recall, the comic is relatively weak on entertainment but strong on revolutionary uprisings. At least that's the way I remember it. Frankly, I can't find the damn thing in my archives, but when I do you can be sure I will return to this review and update it.

The artwork, as I freakin' recall, ain't half bad in spots, though.
Ike Horn printed approximately 1,500 copies of this comic book, most of which were distributed to the Unviversity of Idaho's students and friends. It has not been reprinted. I can also report that our good friend Arnie Scheiman has a deep hatred for this book, but I am not sure why.

Ike Horn - 1-2, 4-12
Scott somebody - 3