Alright, put your pencils down, it's time to judge this thing.
God damn, people. Y'all made it tough on me, there were so many great ones. But I've narrowed it down to the following:
Honorable Mentions go to these comics which made me laugh, but lost points for technically falling out of the rules. Hey, with so many good ones, I gotta make these judgment calls....so they go home with props, but not all the marbles:
[Click to view comic: 'Because the Punt is the Lowest Form of Humor'], by Kaufman.
[Click to view comic: 'CC 77: When Robots Dream'], by Drexle.
[Click to view comic: 'Poor Celebs'], by Spankling.
[Click to view comic: 'CC77: Who?'], by boorite.
A special Worst Entry award goes to [Click to view comic: 'A topical discussion CC77'], by McNugget. I've seen Marmaduke strips that were funnier than this, and *****ing about the rules didn't help its cause any.
And now, the finalists for CC77:
[Click to view comic: 'cc 77: Beauty is only SCSI deep'], by lara7. An early front-runner which still held up under the intense competition from later entries.
[Click to view comic: 'CC77: Some Things Never Change'], by fuzzyman. Nice use of present-day observational humor used in a space-age context, and the Grey with the gun on the last panel.
[Click to view comic: 'Sigh...'], by Spankling. Any robot-themed comic in which actual tech jargon is used wins points in my book, as in this one and also Lara's.
[Click to view comic: 'CC 77: Just when you thought it was safe ...'], by Kaufman. What can I say, this is my kind of deadpan black humor. Beautiful.
And the winner of Comic Contest #77 is.....
(see next post)
"America loves its kings, from George III to Larry." --HJS