Still waiting for my Nancy and Sluggo Funko Pops.

§ October 2nd, 2019 § Filed under nancy, this week's comics § 3 Comments

Your reminder that, while you’re out buying the new Nancy strip collection by Olivia Jaimes, out this week at better comic shops, and even mine:

…you should also be on the lookout for this other Nancy item by Jaimes, released to ye olde funnybooke stores this week as well:

Nancy’s Genius Plan is a children’s “board” book, with thick pages designed to take extra rough handling by young kids or, say, by whoever it was that went through my back issue bins a couple of days ago.

Anyway, it’s a short one, as you might imagine, but features several great full color illos by Jaimes. Also, the book is “interactive,” in that the reader is encouraged to physically interact with the book, like knocking on a window in one page to distract a character in-story, or turning the book upside-down to help Nancy get by an obstacle. Not a lot of Sluggo involvement…mostly he’s just one of the supporting cast in this particuliar adventure.

One thing I’d like to note is how, at first glance, the portraits of Nancy on both covers look identical. It’s basically the same features present on both faces, but with just the slightest adjustments, the open, genial face of Nancy on the strip collection:

…becomes that conniving Nancy on Genius Plan.

So it’s a good week to be a Nancy fan, like I know I am. Maybe I can finally make an effort to read some comics this week so that Doomsday Clock isn’t the only thing on which I’m caught up. Okay, granted, I did read Genius Plan already. Pretty much can read the book just by barely glancing at it, but then I suspect I’m slightly older than its target audience.

Still turned the book upside-down to help Nancy, though.

3 Responses to “Still waiting for my Nancy and Sluggo Funko Pops.”

  • John Lancaster says:

    Got my copy in the mail yesterday and I’ve already read it cover to cover. Great Stuff! It’s already found a home on the shelf next to my Stanley and Bushmiller collections.

  • Jason says:

    I’m actually surprised there aren’t Nancy and Sluggo Pops at this point. Especially considering all of the press she got when Olivia James took over.

  • Robcat017 says:

    I love this book! Sluggo is lit! I read an interview (that I’m too lazy to look up) where Jaimes said she was receiving complaints that 1- too much new lingo, 2- too much new technology and 3- Aunt Fritzi wasn’t “hot” anymore. So that particular strip was Jaimes’ “Oh, yeah? Well, you’ll take THAT and LIKE it!” That is the strip that made me a fan. I like artists in any medium (music, comics, painting) who just make the art they want and say, “Don’t like it? Then don’t buy it but this is what I do.”

    I will be honest. I have never liked Nancy. Ever. But if you haven’t read it, you need to. HOW TO READ NANCY. It’s a whole book dedicated to ONE Bushmiller strip. Very insightful on how Bushmiller made comics and why his worked when so many others failed.