History ComicBook / DRAndQuinch

18th Sep '15 4:03:23 AM StFan
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--> --'''Ernest Erroll Quinch''', ''"D.R. & Quinch Have Fun On Earth"''

->''"Even had I suspected then the truly horrifying suffering and amazing loss of life that would be caused by our [[BlatantLies well-meaning enterprise]]...I'd have done it anyway. Only '''more''' so."''
--> --'''Waldo "D.R." Dobbs''', ''"D.R. & Quinch Go Straight"''

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--> --'''Ernest -->-- '''Ernest Erroll Quinch''', ''"D."D.R. & Quinch Have Fun On Earth"''

on Earth"

->''"Even had I suspected then the truly horrifying suffering and amazing loss of life that would be caused by our [[BlatantLies well-meaning enterprise]]... I'd have done it anyway. Only '''more''' so."''
--> --'''Waldo -->-- '''Waldo "D.R." Dobbs''', ''"D."D.R. & Quinch Go Straight"''
Straight"



While Creator/AlanMoore is mostly known nowadays for writing dark, serious stories set in [[CrapsackWorld crapsack worlds]], such as ''Comicbook/{{Watchmen}}'' and ''ComicBook/VForVendetta'', ''DRAndQuinch'' stands out as something very, very different.

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While Creator/AlanMoore is mostly known nowadays for writing dark, serious stories set in [[CrapsackWorld crapsack worlds]], such as ''Comicbook/{{Watchmen}}'' and ''ComicBook/VForVendetta'', ''DRAndQuinch'' ''D.R. & Quinch'' stands out as something very, very different.



When you read ''Comicbook/{{Watchmen}}'', you think Alan Moore is a genius.

When you read ''DRAndQuinch'', you think Alan Moore is [[OverUsedRunningGag totally amazing]]!

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When you read ''Comicbook/{{Watchmen}}'', ''ComicBook/{{Watchmen}}'', you think Alan Moore is a genius.

When you read ''DRAndQuinch'', ''D.R. & Quinch'', you think Alan Moore is [[OverUsedRunningGag totally amazing]]!




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* AliensAreBastards: Just the eponymous main characters though.

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28th Feb '15 12:21:26 PM Byzantine
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Somewhat breaking the trend, a young Moore decided to write up a [[TotallyRadical Totally Amazing]] BlackComedy adventure [[http://www.bbc.co.uk/cult/comics/2000adstrips/drandquinch/drandquinch01.shtml comic strip]] about two teenage alien miscreants who steal a [[TimeTravel time machine]] and head out to [[InsignificantLittleBluePlanet a little planet way out in the boondocks]] that no one else in the galaxy would ever care about called "Earth," all in part of an elaborate revenge scheme on their college dean for [[DisproportionateRetribution suspending them after he found stolen goods and laser guns in their locker]]. Originally intended to appear only once in the pages of ''ComicBook/TwoThousandAD'', the two characters became so popular with readers that they would [[SpinOff get their own series]].

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Somewhat breaking the trend, a young Moore decided to write up a [[TotallyRadical Totally Amazing]] BlackComedy adventure [[http://www.bbc.co.uk/cult/comics/2000adstrips/drandquinch/drandquinch01.shtml comic strip]] about two teenage alien miscreants who steal a [[TimeTravel time machine]] and head out to [[InsignificantLittleBluePlanet a little planet way out in the boondocks]] that no one else in the galaxy would ever care about called "Earth," all in part of an elaborate revenge scheme on their college dean for [[DisproportionateRetribution suspending them after he found stolen goods and laser guns in their locker]]. Originally This story was originaly publishec in issue #317 (May 21, 1983). The characters were intended to appear only once in the pages of ''ComicBook/TwoThousandAD'', the two characters but they became so popular with readers that they would [[SpinOff get their own series]].


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*CasualTimeTravel: One story has them casually time traveling and spending their holiday repeatedly messing with Earth. With everything from creating the first life and meddling with emerging cultures to ''altering the layout of the continents'' so that the planet's appearance spelled out a rude insult against their dean. When humanity was accepted into the galactic union and everyone saw the offensive message, they ordered the planet (and humanity) destroyed just to save face.
14th May '14 2:38:30 PM spydre
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Somewhat breaking the trend, a young Moore decided to write up a [[TotallyRadical Totally Amazing]] BlackComedy adventure [[http://www.bbc.co.uk/cult/comics/2000adstrips/drandquinch/drandquinch01.shtml comic strip]] about two teenage alien miscreants who steal a [[TimeTravel time machine]] and head out to a little planet way out in the boondocks that no one else in the galaxy would ever care about called "Earth," all in part of an elaborate revenge scheme on their college dean for [[DisproportionateRetribution suspending them after he found stolen goods and laser guns in their locker]]. Originally intended to appear only once in the pages of ''ComicBook/TwoThousandAD'', the two characters became so popular with readers that they would [[SpinOff get their own series]].

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Somewhat breaking the trend, a young Moore decided to write up a [[TotallyRadical Totally Amazing]] BlackComedy adventure [[http://www.bbc.co.uk/cult/comics/2000adstrips/drandquinch/drandquinch01.shtml comic strip]] about two teenage alien miscreants who steal a [[TimeTravel time machine]] and head out to [[InsignificantLittleBluePlanet a little planet way out in the boondocks boondocks]] that no one else in the galaxy would ever care about called "Earth," all in part of an elaborate revenge scheme on their college dean for [[DisproportionateRetribution suspending them after he found stolen goods and laser guns in their locker]]. Originally intended to appear only once in the pages of ''ComicBook/TwoThousandAD'', the two characters became so popular with readers that they would [[SpinOff get their own series]].
15th Apr '14 2:25:31 PM LongLiveHumour
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Along with their two occasional companions (and, presumably, only other friends in the galaxy, besides each other) Crazy Chryssie (D.R.'s equally violent girlfriend) and Pulger (a [[ShellShockedVeteran war veteran]] who is always prepared for combat, just in case [[TheVietnamWar Charlie]] launches a sneak attack), the [[{{Delinquents}} delinquent]] duo have been on a handful of adventures in which they influence all of human evolution (including, very fittingly, the Survival of the Fittest) and a lot of Earth's history, get drafted by the army to fight in a war similar to TheVietnamWar, and even making a [[CultClassic cult film]].

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Along with their two occasional companions (and, presumably, only other friends in the galaxy, besides each other) Crazy Chryssie (D.R.'s equally violent girlfriend) and Pulger (a [[ShellShockedVeteran war veteran]] who is always prepared for combat, just in case [[TheVietnamWar [[UsefulNotes/TheVietnamWar Charlie]] launches a sneak attack), the [[{{Delinquents}} delinquent]] duo have been on a handful of adventures in which they influence all of human evolution (including, very fittingly, the Survival of the Fittest) and a lot of Earth's history, get drafted by the army to fight in a war similar to TheVietnamWar, UsefulNotes/TheVietnamWar, and even making a [[CultClassic cult film]].



* ITakeOffenseToThatLastOne: Before being sent off to [[TheVietnamWar Ghoyogia]], D.R. isn't phased by his platoon-mates' fears about the planet ("Ghoyogia, where the saliva-trees digest you alive," "Ghoyogia, where even the terrible diseases have terrible diseases") until he learns that there aren't any expensive foreign restaurants there. He then describes this incident as his "first exposure to [[WarIsHell the total insanity that is war]]."

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* ITakeOffenseToThatLastOne: Before being sent off to [[TheVietnamWar [[UsefulNotes/TheVietnamWar Ghoyogia]], D.R. isn't phased by his platoon-mates' fears about the planet ("Ghoyogia, where the saliva-trees digest you alive," "Ghoyogia, where even the terrible diseases have terrible diseases") until he learns that there aren't any expensive foreign restaurants there. He then describes this incident as his "first exposure to [[WarIsHell the total insanity that is war]]."



* TheVietnamWar: The Slime Jungle Wars on the planet Ghoyogia.

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* TheVietnamWar: UsefulNotes/TheVietnamWar: The Slime Jungle Wars on the planet Ghoyogia.
31st Dec '13 5:42:11 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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While AlanMoore is mostly known nowadays for writing dark, serious stories set in [[CrapsackWorld crapsack worlds]], such as ''Comicbook/{{Watchmen}}'' and ''ComicBook/VForVendetta'', ''DRAndQuinch'' stands out as something very, very different.

It all began at [[ComicBook/TwoThousandAD The Galaxy's Greatest Comic]] where a young, budding AlanMoore was frequently tasked with writing for the ''Tharg's Future Shocks'' and ''Time Twisters'' strips. These would always be brief, self-contained stories that are rarely over five pages long and would usually end with a TwistEnding of sorts (often of the CruelTwistEnding variety).

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While AlanMoore Creator/AlanMoore is mostly known nowadays for writing dark, serious stories set in [[CrapsackWorld crapsack worlds]], such as ''Comicbook/{{Watchmen}}'' and ''ComicBook/VForVendetta'', ''DRAndQuinch'' stands out as something very, very different.

It all began at [[ComicBook/TwoThousandAD The Galaxy's Greatest Comic]] where a young, budding AlanMoore Creator/AlanMoore was frequently tasked with writing for the ''Tharg's Future Shocks'' and ''Time Twisters'' strips. These would always be brief, self-contained stories that are rarely over five pages long and would usually end with a TwistEnding of sorts (often of the CruelTwistEnding variety).



Unfortunately, the strip, [[ShortRunners did not last long]] at ''ComicBook/TwoThousandAD'', as [[AlanMoore Moore]] had a tumultuous falling out with illustrator Alan Davis after [[CreativeDifferences a disagreement]] over the reprinting rights to other works the two had collaborated on in the past. Needless to say, Moore abandoned the characters in the aftermath of this, marking the end of D.R. & Quinch's appearances in ''2000 AD'' save for small collection of one-page-long strips known as "The Agony Pages," written by Jamie Delano and Alan Davis.

Only five complete adventures were written by AlanMoore after D.R. & Quinch's first appearance, but despite there being such a small amount of material, the characters remain tremendously popular with the readers of ''ComicBook/TwoThousandAD'', and the strips continue to be reprinted in paperback trade editions. Overflowing with [[RunningGag totally amazing]] BlackComedy and with a sprinkle of SurrealHumor here and there, ''D.R. & Quinch'' stands out as some of [[AlanMoore Alan Moore's]] funniest, most entertaining work and serves as evidence that he has one incredible sense of humor.

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Unfortunately, the strip, [[ShortRunners did not last long]] at ''ComicBook/TwoThousandAD'', as [[AlanMoore [[Creator/AlanMoore Moore]] had a tumultuous falling out with illustrator Alan Davis after [[CreativeDifferences a disagreement]] over the reprinting rights to other works the two had collaborated on in the past. Needless to say, Moore abandoned the characters in the aftermath of this, marking the end of D.R. & Quinch's appearances in ''2000 AD'' save for small collection of one-page-long strips known as "The Agony Pages," written by Jamie Delano and Alan Davis.

Only five complete adventures were written by AlanMoore Creator/AlanMoore after D.R. & Quinch's first appearance, but despite there being such a small amount of material, the characters remain tremendously popular with the readers of ''ComicBook/TwoThousandAD'', and the strips continue to be reprinted in paperback trade editions. Overflowing with [[RunningGag totally amazing]] BlackComedy and with a sprinkle of SurrealHumor here and there, ''D.R. & Quinch'' stands out as some of [[AlanMoore [[Creator/AlanMoore Alan Moore's]] funniest, most entertaining work and serves as evidence that he has one incredible sense of humor.



* MemeticMutation: AlanMoore actually provides an InUniverse example: The line, [[spoiler: "Mind the oranges, Marlon!"]] from D.R.'s big-budget film adaptation of [[spoiler: a script he can't even read]]. It even helps the movie attain a [[CultClassic cult film]] status afterwards.

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* MemeticMutation: AlanMoore Creator/AlanMoore actually provides an InUniverse example: The line, [[spoiler: "Mind the oranges, Marlon!"]] from D.R.'s big-budget film adaptation of [[spoiler: a script he can't even read]]. It even helps the movie attain a [[CultClassic cult film]] status afterwards.



* PenName: For the first strip, AlanMoore gave the writing credit to one of his main characters, "E.E. Quinch."

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* PenName: For the first strip, AlanMoore Creator/AlanMoore gave the writing credit to one of his main characters, "E.E. Quinch."



* ShortRunners: Only six adventures were written by AlanMoore in the span of two years.

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* ShortRunners: Only six adventures were written by AlanMoore Creator/AlanMoore in the span of two years.
31st Oct '13 1:52:11 PM SeanMurrayI
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31st Oct '13 11:56:40 AM randomperson
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6th Sep '13 5:05:03 PM MichaelKatsuro
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* SophisticatedAsHell: Seeing how, Waldo Dobbs, has a a 280 I.Q., it doesn't come as much of a surprise that he says an occasional "sophisticated" word here and there mixed in with his more usual lexicon that's based around more TotallyRadical words (i.e. Asking for [[TheJudge The Judge's]] '''appellation''', rather than his '''name''').

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* SophisticatedAsHell: Seeing how, Waldo Dobbs, has a a 280 I.Q., it doesn't come as much of a surprise that he says an occasional "sophisticated" word here and there mixed in with his more usual lexicon that's based around more TotallyRadical words (i.e. Asking for [[TheJudge The Judge's]] '''appellation''', rather than his '''name''').
11th May '13 2:31:09 PM nombretomado
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While AlanMoore is mostly known nowadays for writing dark, serious stories set in [[CrapsackWorld crapsack worlds]], such as ''Comicbook/{{Watchmen}}'' and ''VForVendetta'', ''DRAndQuinch'' stands out as something very, very different.

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While AlanMoore is mostly known nowadays for writing dark, serious stories set in [[CrapsackWorld crapsack worlds]], such as ''Comicbook/{{Watchmen}}'' and ''VForVendetta'', ''ComicBook/VForVendetta'', ''DRAndQuinch'' stands out as something very, very different.
12th Jun '12 8:32:33 AM erforce
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In what can best be described as "RuleOfFunny [[XMeetsY meets]] ForTheEvulz," ''D.R. & Quinch'' tells the [[RuleOfThree totally amazing]] story of one [[MagnificentBastard Waldo "D.R." Dobbs]] (the "D.R." stands for "Diminished Responsibility"), a skinny, lanky, teenage [[{{Delinquents}} delinquent]] who boasts a genius IQ, enjoys acts of extreme violence and destruction, and looks like a cross between [[{{Gremlins}} a gremlin]] [[XMeetsY and]] [[MarvelUniverse a skrull]] with a [[GoodHairEvilHair pompadour]], and Dobbs' best friend [[DumbMuscle Ernest Erroll Quinch]], a large, purple-skinned [[TheBrute brute]] who is [[TheQuietOne much, much quieter than Dobbs]] as he prefers writing to talking. Together, these two [[ComedicSociopathy deeply sociopathic]], [[FauxAffablyEvil evilly affable]], [[OmnicidalManiac omnicidal maniacs]] do as they please, and what pleases them usually involves death and destruction on a tremendous scale; it helps that, in their part of the Milky Way, [[NukeEm nuclear warheads]] are [[TalksLikeASimile as easily obtainable as a handgun in the]] DeepSouth.

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In what can best be described as "RuleOfFunny [[XMeetsY meets]] ForTheEvulz," ''D.R. & Quinch'' tells the [[RuleOfThree totally amazing]] story of one [[MagnificentBastard Waldo "D.R." Dobbs]] (the "D.R." stands for "Diminished Responsibility"), a skinny, lanky, teenage [[{{Delinquents}} delinquent]] who boasts a genius IQ, enjoys acts of extreme violence and destruction, and looks like a cross between [[{{Gremlins}} [[Film/{{Gremlins}} a gremlin]] [[XMeetsY and]] [[MarvelUniverse a skrull]] with a [[GoodHairEvilHair pompadour]], and Dobbs' best friend [[DumbMuscle Ernest Erroll Quinch]], a large, purple-skinned [[TheBrute brute]] who is [[TheQuietOne much, much quieter than Dobbs]] as he prefers writing to talking. Together, these two [[ComedicSociopathy deeply sociopathic]], [[FauxAffablyEvil evilly affable]], [[OmnicidalManiac omnicidal maniacs]] do as they please, and what pleases them usually involves death and destruction on a tremendous scale; it helps that, in their part of the Milky Way, [[NukeEm nuclear warheads]] are [[TalksLikeASimile as easily obtainable as a handgun in the]] DeepSouth.
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