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Rip Haywire is an Affectionate Parody of old school Adventure comic strips created by Dan Thompson. Originally published online by Viper Comics, it has since entered the newspaper syndication sector.Rip is a self-styled soldier of fortune who travels around the world battling assorted villains. Joining Rip are his talking collie, TNT, his ex-girlfriend Cobra and a Tagalong Kid named R.J.It can be found online.
This comic series provides examples of the following tropes:
When the comic first started, the artwork is even more stylized, even though it almost remained the same. Rip's Lantern Jaw of Justice noticeably changed in later strips, plus TNT's appearance changes from time to time (especially the fact he originally had black ears). The strip was also originally just a three-panel strip, but has expanded to four panels by the end of its first year.
Early-Installment Weirdness: In the (now out-of-print) 2007 Viper Comics online version as well as the first submission for syndication, the comics are more different than what they are today. Rip was originally a cargo pilot who looks more like Steve Canyon but with a big, bulbous nose, while TNT was initially a hot-blooded wolf dog with a No Indoor Voice (but was later changed into a wimpy Pomeranian and then a parrot) and Cobra was originally called "Reno". Also, the art in this version looks a little more abstract.