History ComicBook / HermanHedning

30th Apr '16 3:49:38 PM mrnickname
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* FunWithAcronyms: The Magazine includes a section called the "homepages" where Darnell writes articles about various things in a not especially serious way. One such article concerned how "the latest research" had proven that the Vikings were the ones to invent Cell Phone technology and that [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Telenor T.E.L.E.N.O.R]] was an acronym that stod for "Death to [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Snorri_Sturluson Snorri Sturluson]] the lying bastard". Darnell added that "the Vikings weren't especially talented linguists but they compensated for that by being pretty damn aggressive."

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* FunWithAcronyms: The Magazine includes a section called the "homepages" where Darnell writes articles about various things in a not especially serious way. One such article concerned how "the latest research" had proven that the Vikings were the ones to invent Cell Phone technology and that [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Telenor T.E.L.E.N.O.R]] was an acronym that stod for "Death to [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Snorri_Sturluson Snorri Sturluson]] Creator/SnorriSturluson the lying bastard". Darnell added that "the Vikings weren't especially talented linguists but they compensated for that by being pretty damn aggressive."
11th Mar '16 8:09:59 AM StFan
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The first few issues of ''Herman Hedning'' were published in 1988 in the Swedish edition of ''ComicBook/ThePhantom'' and proved to be a huge success. In 1998, Herman Hedning got his own [[AnthologyComic anthology magazine]], which has been going strong for 17 years now. A few episodes can be read in English for free on the [[http://www.hermanhedning.com/eng/ official Herman Hedning homepage]].

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The first few issues of ''Herman Hedning'' were published in 1988 in the Swedish edition of ''ComicBook/ThePhantom'' ''ComicStrip/ThePhantom'' and proved to be a huge success. In 1998, Herman Hedning got his own [[AnthologyComic anthology magazine]], which has been going strong for 17 years now. A few episodes can be read in English for free on the [[http://www.hermanhedning.com/eng/ official Herman Hedning homepage]].



* TooDumbToFool: One time Herman was Shipwrecked on the Bengali coast ([[ThePhantom sound familiar?]]) where he was discovered by monkeys and taken to the "Cave of the Morons". The cave had the peculiar habit of crushing anyone whose IQ exceeded 30 to death. Herman passed it with flying colours.

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* TooDumbToFool: One time Herman was Shipwrecked on the Bengali coast ([[ThePhantom ([[ComicStrip/ThePhantom sound familiar?]]) where he was discovered by monkeys and taken to the "Cave of the Morons". The cave had the peculiar habit of crushing anyone whose IQ exceeded 30 to death. Herman passed it with flying colours.



* YourMindMakesItReal: In the setting, Gods are created when a person belives in them enough, and this works retroactively. Once enough people belive in them, they will suddenly always have existed. Infant Gods appear in the Olympus Daycare according to the comics version of the Christian God, and he himself says he doesnt know who thought him up, just that he did.



* YourMindMakesItReal: In the setting, Gods are created when a person belives in them enough, and this works retroactively. Once enough people belive in them, they will suddenly always have existed. Infant Gods appear in the Olympus Daycare according to the comics version of the Christian God, and he himself says he doesnt know who thought him up, just that he did.
14th Dec '15 11:28:24 AM mrnickname
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The first few issues of ''Herman Hedning'' were published in 1988 in the Swedish edition of ''ComicBook/ThePhantom'' and proved to be a huge success. In 1998, Herman Hedning got his own [[AnthologyComic anthology magazine]], which has been going strong for 16 years now. A few episodes can be read in English for free on the [[http://www.hermanhedning.com/eng/ official Herman Hedning homepage]].

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The first few issues of ''Herman Hedning'' were published in 1988 in the Swedish edition of ''ComicBook/ThePhantom'' and proved to be a huge success. In 1998, Herman Hedning got his own [[AnthologyComic anthology magazine]], which has been going strong for 16 17 years now. A few episodes can be read in English for free on the [[http://www.hermanhedning.com/eng/ official Herman Hedning homepage]].
7th Dec '15 9:55:41 PM SilentStranger
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* TheDevilIsALoser: "Lucifer Satansson" started out as a moderately dignified villian. Now he is prehaps the biggest most pathetic ButtMonkey loser of the whole cast and thats saying something since everyone is a ButtMonkey to some degree in Herman Hedning. Low points include stealing Gammelman's ultra-magnetic ring just to be a JerkAss wich not only ended with him being bombarded by cutlery and steel junk but losing his ringfinger to chemical corrosion too. Another time Herman called health inspection on him after he had found out that the only reason the Devil could tolerate living in hell was because of his suit wich was insulated with pure Asbestos. He did give him another one though - and noted that the Devil probably wont be quite as happy when he finds out that it's made of [[FromBadToWorse cotton]].

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* TheDevilIsALoser: "Lucifer Satansson" started out as a moderately dignified villian.villain. Now he is prehaps the biggest most pathetic ButtMonkey loser of the whole cast and thats saying something since everyone is a ButtMonkey to some degree in Herman Hedning. Low points include stealing Gammelman's ultra-magnetic ring just to be a JerkAss wich not only ended with him being bombarded by cutlery and steel junk but losing his ringfinger to chemical corrosion too. Another time Herman called health inspection on him after he had found out that the only reason the Devil could tolerate living in hell was because of his suit wich was insulated with pure Asbestos. He did give him another one though - and noted that the Devil probably wont be quite as happy when he finds out that it's made of [[FromBadToWorse cotton]].wool]].



* EverythingsBetterWithDinosaurs
* EverythingsBetterWithMonkeys
* EyeObscuringHat: Herman all the time.

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* EverythingsBetterWithDinosaurs
EverythingsBetterWithDinosaurs: The dinosaurs are still around, though on their way out, having lost most of their dominance to the mammals. Most notable is Ragnar, a large, blue dinosaur who is Hermans drinking buddy.
* EverythingsBetterWithMonkeys
EverythingsBetterWithMonkeys: Though not if you ask Herman. Currently the most advanced species on Earth, with humanity still in its early stages.
* EyeObscuringHat: Herman all the time. One strip revolved around the Author trying to force him to remove the helmet, which resulted in several fakeouts. First what looked like a censorship blur (actually a horde of flies infesting Hermans hair), then a cluster of eyes that turned out to be frog eggs Herman was saving as a snack. Finally, Herman got fed up and seemingly revealed a pair of angry, bloodshot eyes just to get the Author off his back, only to leave behind a pair of eyeglasses as he leaves.



* NiceJobBreakingItHero: When Herman ends up on the Ship of an Alien Invasion force he finds out that the Aliens are all actually big softies who are living in fear of their leader "Lord Coctmebreau" (a talking hotdog, the name is a pun in Swedish) who is forcing them to be vegetarians, which he enforces with his ability to squirt mustard, which apparently every single species except mankind are deadly allergic to. Herman being Herman, naturally eats Lord Coctmebreau, declares himself the new leader and tells the Aliens that he has liberated them and that from now on they will only eat meat. Cue, the Aliens looking thru the space ship window towards Earth and saying that yes, from now on they will only eat meat! Herman thus asks himself why, in spite of just having liberated thousands of oppressed souls, he feels like he has done something phenomenally stupid?

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* MeaningfulName: Herman is simply a common Swedish name, but Gammelman means "Old Man" and Lilleman means "Little Man" as in "Humble Man".
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: When Herman ends up on the Ship of an Alien Invasion force he finds out that the Aliens are all actually big softies who are living in fear of their leader "Lord Coctmebreau" (a talking hotdog, the name is a pun for "en kokt med bröd" (steamed hot dog in Swedish) a roll)) who is forcing them to be vegetarians, which he enforces with his ability to squirt mustard, which apparently every single species except mankind are deadly allergic to. Herman being Herman, naturally eats Lord Coctmebreau, declares himself the new leader and tells the Aliens that he has liberated them and that from now on they will only eat meat. Cue, the Aliens looking thru the space ship window towards Earth and saying that yes, from now on they will only eat meat! Herman thus asks himself why, in spite of just having liberated thousands of oppressed souls, he feels like he has done something phenomenally stupid?


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* YankTheDogsChain: The Devil and The Apocalypse constantly have their hopes and dreams snatched away. Not that they dont deserve it.


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* WomenAreWiser: In the prologue to one of the collected editions where the creation of Hermans world is described, the narrator talks about how God created Adam. God soon realized that his creation didnt have the sense to last long on his own, and created a mate for him, Eve. In the actual comic, the two arent particularly different, common-sense wise anyway.
4th Oct '15 6:50:49 AM Argonanza
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* TheDevilIsALoser: "Lucifer Satansson" started out as a moderately dignified villian. Now he is prehaps the biggest most pathetic ButtMonkey loser of the whole cast and thats saying something since everyone is a ButtMonkey to some degree in Herman Hedning. Low points include stealing Gammelmans ultra-magnetic ring just to be a JerkAss wich not only ended with him being bombarded by cutlery and steel junk but losing his ringfinger to chemical corrosion too. Another time Herman called health inspection on him after he had found out that the only reason the Devil could tolerate living in hell was because of his suit wich was insulated with pure Asbestos. He did give him another one though - and noted that the Devil probably wont be quite as happy when he finds out that it's made of [[FromBadToWorse cotton]].

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* TheDevilIsALoser: "Lucifer Satansson" started out as a moderately dignified villian. Now he is prehaps the biggest most pathetic ButtMonkey loser of the whole cast and thats saying something since everyone is a ButtMonkey to some degree in Herman Hedning. Low points include stealing Gammelmans Gammelman's ultra-magnetic ring just to be a JerkAss wich not only ended with him being bombarded by cutlery and steel junk but losing his ringfinger to chemical corrosion too. Another time Herman called health inspection on him after he had found out that the only reason the Devil could tolerate living in hell was because of his suit wich was insulated with pure Asbestos. He did give him another one though - and noted that the Devil probably wont be quite as happy when he finds out that it's made of [[FromBadToWorse cotton]].
5th Nov '14 3:58:38 PM SilentStranger
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* AdamAndEve: The only two currently existing normal humans, not counting their children Cain And Abel, who, due to some odd genetic damage caused by Herman's presence in the area, were born looking like him.



* AliensAreBastards

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* AliensAreBastardsAliensAreBastards: Most alien races that appear in the series arent exactly pleasant, but the Salesmen Aliens, recurring villains, really take the cake. They are essentially a nomadic race of scam artists who excel at various business ventures that is sure to bring profit to them at the expense of absolutely everyone else.
* ArchEnemy: Herman doesnt exactly endear himself to anyone, but he has an especially adversarial relationship with Satan, The Prehistoric Cockroaches, the Salesmen Aliens and the Monkeys.
11th Sep '14 3:19:35 PM mrnickname
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* CelestialBuerocracy: There are atleast a dozen or so creation deities around, and even more lesser divine beings, and all of them are trying to keep track of their aspects of creation by hand.

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* CelestialBuerocracy: CelestialBureaucracy: There are atleast a dozen or so creation deities around, and even more lesser divine beings, and all of them are trying to keep track of their aspects of creation by hand.
8th Sep '14 4:27:31 AM matteste
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* GodIsFlawed: He's a bit of a JerkAss and kind of senile, but he tries his best, and generally keeps things together somewhat, even if his designs dont always work out.

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* GodIsFlawed: And He knows it. He's a bit of a JerkAss and kind of senile, but he tries his best, and generally keeps things together somewhat, even if his designs dont always work out.
31st Aug '14 1:29:35 PM SilentStranger
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* CelestialBuerocracy: There are atleast a dozen or so creation deities around, and even more lesser divine beings, and all of them are trying to keep track of their aspects of creation by hand.



* CreateYourOwnVillain: One strip reveals that Herman actually CREATED Satan when he accidently burned off his angel wings, and God forced him to take up the role as the boss of Hell, rather than letting him back into Heaven.



* DumbMuscle: The Giants, who were created simply so God (or "the creator", as he is called in ''Herman Hedning'') would have cheap labour to build the world with. Their "salaries" consisted of a "legally guaranteed cheese roll and a pat on the shoulder". After finishing their task, they became unemployed and spent all their time on drinking bad homebrewed beer, fighting and wearing silly T-shirts. With time, a hierarchy rose out of this as the giant with the silliest T-shirt was hailed by the others as king. [[http://www.hermanhedning.com/figurer/jatten.jpg The current one is this guy.]]

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* DumbMuscle: The Giants, who were created simply so God (or "the creator", as he is called in ''Herman Hedning'') would have cheap labour to build the world with. Their "salaries" consisted of a "legally guaranteed cheese roll and a pat on the shoulder". After finishing their task, they became unemployed and spent all their time on drinking bad homebrewed beer, fighting and wearing silly T-shirts. With time, a hierarchy rose out of this as the giant with the silliest T-shirt was hailed by the others as king.king and given a crown made of gold paper they think came from the Gods (it actually fell off the back of a truck). [[http://www.hermanhedning.com/figurer/jatten.jpg The current one is this guy.]]



* GodIsFlawed: He's a bit of a JerkAss and kind of senile, but he tries his best, and generally keeps things together somewhat, even if his designs dont always work out.



* NiceJobBreakingItHero: When Herman ends up on the Ship of an Alien Invasion force he finds out that the Aliens are all actually big softies who are living in fear of their leader "Lord Coctmebreau" (a talking hotdog) who is forcing them to be vegetarians. Herman being Herman, naturally eats Lord Coctmebreau, declares himself the new leader and tells the Aliens that he has liberated them and that from now on they will only eat meat. Cue, the Aliens looking thru the space ship window towards Earth and saying that yes, from now on they will only eat meat! Herman thus asks himself why, in spite of just having liberated thousands of oppressed souls, he feels like he has done something phenomenally stupid?

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* NiceJobBreakingItHero: When Herman ends up on the Ship of an Alien Invasion force he finds out that the Aliens are all actually big softies who are living in fear of their leader "Lord Coctmebreau" (a talking hotdog) hotdog, the name is a pun in Swedish) who is forcing them to be vegetarians.vegetarians, which he enforces with his ability to squirt mustard, which apparently every single species except mankind are deadly allergic to. Herman being Herman, naturally eats Lord Coctmebreau, declares himself the new leader and tells the Aliens that he has liberated them and that from now on they will only eat meat. Cue, the Aliens looking thru the space ship window towards Earth and saying that yes, from now on they will only eat meat! Herman thus asks himself why, in spite of just having liberated thousands of oppressed souls, he feels like he has done something phenomenally stupid?



* ThePigPen: Herman claims that Soap will "dissolve him". He has been seen bathing once though... in a bathtub full of meat.

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* ThePigPen: Herman claims that Soap will "dissolve him". He has been seen bathing once though... in a bathtub full of meat. Even his sweat is so toxic that when he was forced to run around for an extended period of time, the resulting ecogolical damage made several weaker species extinct, and gave several others permanent genetic damage.
** A few strips has him take a yearly bath, which is a serious blow to the ecosystem.



* TrademarkFavoriteFood: As noted earlier, [[FatBastard he is not very picky]], but if he had to choose Herman prefers pure Lard.

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* TrademarkFavoriteFood: As noted earlier, [[FatBastard he is not very picky]], but if he had to choose Herman prefers pure Lard. And beer.


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* YourMindMakesItReal: In the setting, Gods are created when a person belives in them enough, and this works retroactively. Once enough people belive in them, they will suddenly always have existed. Infant Gods appear in the Olympus Daycare according to the comics version of the Christian God, and he himself says he doesnt know who thought him up, just that he did.
25th Aug '14 11:42:13 AM matteste
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