- Bizarro Episode: Every year for Kwanzaa, the strip runs a two-week-long Story Arc that involves new, made-up characters doing absolutely ridiculous things that resemble African folktales, with little concern for anything other than being awesomely over-the-top, often toeing the line between Rule of Cool and an outright Mind Screw. Past arcs have included a golden, telepathic otter and a magic sandal◊ and bat-winged bears◊, among others. Consensus among fans (or at least among The Comics Curmudgeon and his followers) is that these are among his best works; he even considers the otter "still the gold standard." They actully do tie it into the strip, but always in the same way: It always turns out to be a book Curtis was reading.
- Just Here for Godzilla: Many readers only check in for the Kwanzaa strips.