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June 28, 2007 4:06 PM   Subscribe

Stephen Colbert's Tek Jansen: The Comic Book is coming to newsstands in two weeks, but you can see an entire 7-page Tek story at Entertainment Weakly Weekly's EWW EW.com. A little promotionally fluffy info. Of course, there has already been Tek Jansen fan fiction, but this is, like, authorized and pre-read by Stephen Himself.
posted by wendell (29 comments total) 4 users marked this as a favorite

 
Colbert previously on MeFi...
posted by wendell at 4:08 PM on June 28, 2007


And here is a Tek Jansen Animated Adventure (NOT YouTube)
posted by wendell at 4:23 PM on June 28, 2007


What's a "natual skin tone" anyway?
posted by Slothrup at 4:34 PM on June 28, 2007


Tom Peyer is a MeFi member isn't he?
posted by Artw at 4:51 PM on June 28, 2007


“Smug Onion” is an awesom name for a bar.
posted by ijoshua at 4:54 PM on June 28, 2007


Slothrup: "What's a "natual skin tone" anyway?"

Bronze.
posted by team lowkey at 4:56 PM on June 28, 2007


It would have been even better if he'd arrived in a huge, sentient ship with a name like GSV So Much For Subtlety.
posted by George_Spiggott at 4:59 PM on June 28, 2007


This is so weird... It's like he's writing my life story.
posted by quin at 5:05 PM on June 28, 2007 [1 favorite]


"It would have been even better if he'd arrived in a huge, sentient ship with a name like GSV So Much For Subtlety."

True. A real "Player" would've thought of that. Then again, GSV Size Isn't Everything.
posted by dopamine at 5:08 PM on June 28, 2007


I'm all over this like white on Colbert. I mean, I don't see color, but I assume he's white, because he's an anchorman.
posted by uosuaq at 6:27 PM on June 28, 2007


On page 9, "political and miliary will"?
posted by iamck at 6:36 PM on June 28, 2007


This looks great.

I think he should have left on a ship named GSV When Diplomacy Fails.
posted by Kikkoman at 7:13 PM on June 28, 2007


iamck, I think the misspellings are part of the joke. Or did you miss "natual" on the first page?
posted by JHarris at 7:33 PM on June 28, 2007


Not to say the comic doesn't have its merits, but Stephen Colbert could shit on a plate and everyone here would be clamoring to say how great it was and how it doesn't smell at all, not even a little bit.
posted by Mr.Encyclopedia at 7:40 PM on June 28, 2007 [2 favorites]


Yer darn tootin', Mr. "Encyclopedia". Yer darn tootin'.
posted by uosuaq at 7:56 PM on June 28, 2007


I'm waiting for Ted Hitler's manifesto to be published.
posted by pruner at 8:17 PM on June 28, 2007 [1 favorite]


You guys are over-thinking that plate of shit.
posted by puke & cry at 8:21 PM on June 28, 2007


puke & cry reads my mind.
posted by invitapriore at 8:38 PM on June 28, 2007


I don't know... I think the response reflected in this thread has been no so much "Yippee!" "Bravo!" "May we grovel at your feet" as it is bringing up random phrases like "natural skin tone" and "political and military will" and saying HUH?

Essentially, underthinking so severely, nobody can tell if it's a plate of beans OR a plate of shit.
posted by wendell at 8:53 PM on June 28, 2007


Artw: Yep.
posted by Alvy Ampersand at 9:05 PM on June 28, 2007


Fucking GSVs think they're so fucking awesome.
posted by ROU_Xenophobe at 9:13 PM on June 28, 2007 [1 favorite]


where's the funny? i gave up the page before last, it's just trying too hard. funny isn't something that can really be trademarked and slapped on whatever will sell, like star wars or something. his timing and nuance is what makes it work, reading someone else that's trying to emulate it just isn't all that compelling. i give it six months before it's dead in the water.
posted by andywolf at 9:29 PM on June 28, 2007


andywolf, go back and read the last page. The final panel is the clearest joke there.
posted by JHarris at 10:55 PM on June 28, 2007


"what is natural skin tone" and why sentient ship with a name like GSV So Much For Subtlety. Why?
posted by believe at 12:12 AM on June 29, 2007


Stephen Colbert came to my house and shit on one of my plates, and all I got was this lousy comic book.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 12:13 AM on June 29, 2007


Fucking GSVs think they're so fucking awesome.

You're right. The superlifters are where it's at.
posted by Snyder at 1:00 AM on June 29, 2007


I'm thinking the GSV stuff is an Ian M. Banks Culture-series reference, but I'm as lost as anyone on the rest of it. Fracking dialup.
posted by Alterscape at 2:17 AM on June 29, 2007


The superlifters are where it's at.

Kiss My Ass.
posted by ROU_Xenophobe at 5:17 AM on June 29, 2007 [1 favorite]


Metafilter: Over-thinking That Plate Of Shit
posted by RockCorpse at 8:50 AM on June 29, 2007


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