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Review: Discombobulated: The ‘Donald Trump Has COVID-19’ Comic Strip

DISCOMBOBYLATED: THE DONALD TRUMP HAS COVID-19 COMIC STRIP

As the news seems to be a revolving door of bad news, there is some news where we kind of saw it coming. The pandemic has taken away too many people from us and in record numbers. It also has given the insight to look at other’s situations. Which brings us to what recently happened to POTUS, that much more relevant.

The fact that he caught the virus is both ironic and dismal. His constant berating of experts and the science involved makes it all disheartening at the end of the day. You expect the best from your world leaders and to get someone as unintelligent as POTUS feels like the world is ending. In the latest story arc of the side-splitting and pertinent Discombobulated, David takes some time to talk about the current issues of the day.

We find David talking to his therapist about the issues currently affecting him which pushes her to suggest that he find someone else. He also tries to find out who is to blame for Trump getting COVID, as Systemic Racism, 2020, and COVID all try to take credit. He grapples with how death during the pandemic has only contributed to his anxiety. By the story’s end, David brings light to the fact that mental health is such a stigma when it comes to Black Men.

Overall, an excellent story arc that makes the webcomic series even more relevant. The story by David F. Walker is authentic. The art by Quinn McGowan is amazing. Altogether, a chapter which drills down to our new normal.

Story: David F Walker Art: Quinn McGowan
Story: 9.0 Art: 9.0 Overall: 9.0 Recommendation: Buy

Review: Discombobulated: The Year in Review

DISCOMBOBULATED: THE YEAR IN REVIEW

The best thing art can do is put a spotlight on what is wrong in the world and not outright saying it. Most comparisons to real people and events are shrouded in allegory, characters, and story. This is where art thrives. As was written on a different website, art is a protest for those who cannot speak. Comics are the greatest exposition of thought within in a visual medium, as you can take someone like Red Skull and effectively extrapolate that he represents the worst of the Nazi regime.

It is those characters whose motivations cannot be seen outright which makes them intriguing. Take, for instance, Baron Zemo, whose motivations seem simplistic at first glance, but once you dig in it becomes that much more complicated. Like the ones in plain sight, the more emphatic voices that vehemently display the evil that the world should abhor are the ones who are usually leading the way. In the latest story arc of the hilarious and relevant Discombobulated, David deals with these evil archetypes in everything from Trump to Count Ofay to the embodiment of 2020.

We find David, where he takes a front seat to a fight between COVID and Systemic Racism, where one will not yield to the other. We also find David discussing what it means to make “AmeriKKKA great again”, as he quickly dismantles the myth of America’s elitism and how the collective silence of Conservatives about Herman Cain’s death, exposes their duplicity. He also dives into how the killing f George Floyd and Breonna Taylor is often muddied by corporate America’s sudden “wokeness” By the story’s end, David introduces us to 2020, who is actually cousins with the Grim Reaper and hates to be associated with anything negative.

Overall, another great chapter that shows that this webcomic should be on everyone’s radar. The story by David F. Walker is genuine. The art by Quinn McGowan is astonishing. Altogether, an arc that is the story of us.

Story: David F Walker Art: Quinn McGowan
Story: 9.0 Art: 9.0 Overall: 9.0 Recommendation: Buy

Review: Discombobulated: Clash of the Titans

discombobulated clash of titans

The pandemic has taken its toll on people all over the world. It makes some people anxious while others easily annoyed. It also has made certain people more productive. The greatest thing that could happen is introspection.

It has made people take a hard look at themselves, often inferring their own shortcomings. This has made most events now more apparent. We all deal differently when our true nature surfaces. In the latest story arc of the hilarious and relevant Discombobulated, David deals with those same feelings and exposes the hypocrisy at what I supposed is to be considered the “leader of the free world”.

We find David, trying to explain the reason for the break in the comic strip, as he shows the villains in this story, COVID 19 and systemic racism. As COVID 19 states its case why it should be the most feared villain in the entire world, it espouses its death count. Systemic racism shows it now only has dominion over America but it can do things that such as the devout, like Herman Cain, die in the name of denial. By the story’s end, systemic racism shows just how powerful it is by name dropping Kanye West

Overall, another excellent installment that shows why everyone should be reading this strip. The story by David F. Walker is sincere. The art by Quinn McGowan is astounding. Altogether, an arc which everyone should be able to relate to.

Story: David F Walker Art: Quinn McGowan
Story: 9.0 Art: 9.0 Overall: 9.0 Recommendation: Buy

Review: Discombobulated: The Exploration

DISCOMBOBULATED: THE EXPLORATION

There are times in our lives where we question everything. When we wonder if we are living a lie. In these instances, we ponder our circumstances and the people we surround ourselves with. It also begs us to question our choices in life and for those who we are responsible for.

This sometimes makes us take chances. This is when those closest to those of us may think we are crazy. In truth, we may be, but at least we lived. In the eleventh story arc of the hilarious and relevant Discombobulated, David decides to take a chance.

We find David, ruminating on what Annie told him and what his inner conscience has revealed to him. He ponders over the last year including his episode with K’Tel, which made him question his sexuality but opened himself to even more questions. David eventually looks to K’Tel for direction but not to be a guide, as simply a sounding board as he still doesn’t understand everything about bisexuality. By the story’s end, David becomes more aware of his ignorance.

Overall, a candid chapter about the creator. The story by David F. Walker is honest. The art by CM Dyer and Marcus Kwame Anderson is fantastic. Altogether, a story that shows the complications of choices as an adult.

Story: David F. Walker Art: CM Dyer, Marcus Kwame Anderson
Story: 9.0 Art: 9.0 Overall: 9.0 Recommendation: Buy

Review: Discombobulated: The Return: Back to Therapy

DISCOMBOBULATED: THE RETURN: BACK TO THERAPY

For many of us, time is all we have these days. Hours turn into days and days turn into weeks. For some of us, it’s a time for us to get to know ourselves. For others, it is a nice way to do those home improvements we have endlessly neglected.

We also tend to work on things that we never had time for before. So when we pick some of those things back up, it can be some work. Our excuses still exist but don’t matter as much. In the tenth story arc of the hilarious and relevant Discombobulated, David decides to revisit this very comic.

We find David, utilizing those same excuses he has always, as his inner voice brings him back to reality, realizing the finger-pointing should go only one direction. As he attempts to bare his soul to his therapist, she reveals to him, that he never has taken responsibility for his marriage and divorce. He also tries to make amends with Annie, which goes as planned, horribly. By story’s end, David learns he has to be truthful with himself before moving on with his life

Overall, an honest chapter which shows why fans love this strip. The story by David F. Walker is comical. The art by DJ Parnell is spectacular. Altogether, a story that shows Walker’s openness with his audience.

Story: David F. Walker Art: DJ Parnell 
Story: 9.0 Art: 9.0 Overall: 9.0 Recommendation: Buy

Review: Discombobulated: The Things We Tell Our Therapist

DISCOMBOBULATED: THE THINGS WE TELL OUR THERAPIST

In the time we’re living in now, it’s difficult to prioritize anything over staying alive. Many of the things we complained about before have become ridiculous. The people we had disagreements with suddenly aren’t on top of the pyramid of our worries. Our mental health is what will either sustain us or damage us during this pandemic.

A growing concern is if cabin fever leads to crimes within the household. An increase in domestic violence is a valid concern. Men in these situations often let their anger lead the way. In the ninth story arc of the hilarious and relevant Discombobulated, David chooses a more peaceful path with Annie, one which he talks through with his therapist.

We find David, meeting with his therapist who gives him an unprofessional opinion, which he is an idiot for the way he reacted to Annie. This also when his therapist tries to lead him to the point that he also has an imaginary girlfriend, who more than bares a passing resemblance to She-Hulk. As an argument plays out in his mind, where his imaginary girlfriend, tries to break up with him, buy pointing out all his faults. By the story’s end, David’s imaginary girlfriend breaks up with him to go with his subconscious.

Overall, an interesting chapter which shows the inner workings of our protagonist. The story by David F. Walker is funny. The art by DJ Parnell is breathtaking. Altogether, a story that shows Walker’s skills with comedy.

Story: David F. Walker Art: DJ Parnell 
Story: 9.0 Art: 9.0 Overall: 9.0 Recommendation: Buy

Review: Discombobulated: Mistook

DISCOMBOBULATED: MISTOOK

Misunderstandings happen every day which is why communication is so crucial. You never want to have your intentions, actions, or words to be misconstrued. As a single cisgender male, I often wonder if a smile or being friendly may be taken the wrong way. I cannot count on my hands how many times women have taken it as me hitting on them and just not being friendly.

Then there are times when I show interest and the women do not find me attractive or only see me as a friend. This is a constant struggle for most men. You want to be yourself but you don’t want to come off the wrong way either. In the fifth story arc of the hilarious and relevant Discombobulated, our protagonist has gotten caught up in a rather awkward situation.

We find David, free from Annie, out with a new male friend, who he soon finds out misconstrued their encounter as a date and assumed he was bisexual. As his new friend’s initial assumption is based on his social media profile, leading to why he thought David was in the first place. As David’s new friend starts to explain why he thought David was bisexual, he eventually objectifies him. By story’s end, even though David is not attracted to him, he attempts to break things off amicably.

Overall, a funny chapter that shows the complexity of perception. The story by David F. Walker is appealing and enjoyable. The art by DJ Parnell and Marcus Kwame is striking. Altogether, a story that shows how important first impressions are.

Story: David F Walker Art: DJ Parnell  & Marcus Kwame
Story: 9.0 Art: 9.0 Overall: 9.0 Recommendation: Buy

Review: Discombobulated: The Alter(ed) Ego

DISCOMBOBULATED – “The Alter(ed) Ego”

As a child of the 1980s, I can honestly say I did not know how unique of a decade it was. This is when popular culture was at its height, as can be seen today in all the revivals in every medium. This is no coincidence as many of us who grew up then are now parents and in some cases grandparents. All of John Hughes movies are now considered classics and it also was the decade that gave us names like Stallone and Schwarzenegger.

As iconic as television shows of the decade were, there was something also unique about the movies. It gave us Goonies and Risky Business, and Revenge of the Nerds. As with many movies, not all were good, but many were well-intentioned, like the movie, Hunk, which was about how a computer nerd made a deal with the Devil to get a muscled up body. In the third story arc of the hilarious and relevant Discombobulated, our protagonist has a conversation with his better self if he actually worked out and ate healthily

We find David, as he sees an athletic version of himself, as it tells him everything he knew but didn’t want to hear. As this alter ego digs more into his insecurities, even into his own racial identity, where its pointed out this version is darker in complexion. David finally realizes that those insecurities serve him no purpose, as everyone has them, and he should not feel bad for having them. By story’s end, he realizes his own self hatred is his own worst enemy .

Overall, a ruckus episode that is both self-deprecating and hilarious. The story by David F. Walker is appealing and amusing. The art by DJ Parnell and Von Porter is stunning. Altogether, a story that shows introspection is good only for a time.

Story: David F Walker Art: DJ Parnell and Von Porter
Story: 9.0 Art: 9.0 Overall: 9.0 Recommendation: Buy

Review: Discombobluated: Reconsillyation

DISCOMBOBLUATED: RECONSILLYATION

When it comes to most wars across the world, the facts of the war are pretty much not up for dispute. Historians can agree on what happened at the Battle Of Normandy. Then there are wars where “facts” depend on who tells it. Take, for instance, the Mexican American War, where they view Pancho Villa as a hero while America has looked at him as an antagonist.

James Bowie and William B. Travis, are considered heroes of the Alamo, while Mexican history has always looked at them as agitators. Then there is the whole drama behind the War Of 1812, where to this day, no one can agree who won that war. This becomes even more entangled in personal relationships, where no one can agree on anything. In the eighth story arc of the hilarious and relevant Discombobulated, David tries to amicably come to terms with Annie.

We find David, meeting Annie, where she assumes he is there to apologize to her for any misgivings, but he is looking for a more equitable end. As David soon realizes that there is no middle ground with her, as she takes liberties with his amenability, as she thinks his olive branch is his way of them getting back together. David eventually takes his apology back and understands immediately that reaching back out to her was a mistake. By the story’s end, David finally realizes how silly reconciliation is and decides to go back to his therapist.

Overall, a fascinating chapter which shows the ills of dealing with exes. The story by David F. Walker is side-splitting. The art by DJ Parnell is wonderful. Altogether, a story that gives an honest look at reconciliation.

Story: David F. Walker Art: DJ Parnell 
Story: 9.0 Art: 9.0 Overall: 9.0 Recommendation: Buy

Review: Discombobulated: Irrationality For the Win

DISCOMBOBULATED: IRRATIONALITY FOR THE WIN

Your inner voice is usually what people think of as their conscience. We rarely look at is as our worst enemy, that thing that holds us back or give us doubt in our motives and actions. Sometimes, we also fail to realize it is our based instinct.

It may be that “spidey sense” that a tingle when we feel something is wrong. It can lead us to places where we would never dream of or meeting the type of people we usually don’t commiserate with. It may even lead us to find that special somebody. In the seventh story arc of the hilarious and relevant Discombobulated, David has a crisis, is it real or imagined; only he can answer it.

We find David, by himself, as he feels something is wrong, which is when his inner voice pops up struggling to calm him down. David feels he is having a heart attack while his inner voice warns him it is nothing but an anxiety attack. David’s inner voice finally succumbs as he realizes that it may be a heart attack.

Overall, an intriguing chapter which illustrates how such maladies occur. The story by David F. Walker is comical. The art by DJ Parnell is terrific. Altogether, a story that illustrates just how much stress occurs in things like anxiety attacks.

Story: David F. Walker Art: DJ Parnell 
Story: 9.0 Art: 9.0 Overall: 9.0 Recommendation: Buy

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