A comic book written by Mark Barnard and drawn by Terrie Smith about the owners of a small interstellar freight service, flamboyant ringtail cat Chester Magreer and his level-headed partner/lover Christophe Deck, as they deal with cyborg ex-girlfriends, demented space pirates, ineffectual cosmic ninjas, the hopping dead, a shape-changing and extremely lethal pseudo-Chester, masked wrestlers, and life in general.
Radio Comix is posting the entire series online.
- The Alleged Starship: Regulo's ship, he leased it for cheap with no "frills" added (like new wiring, a radio, weapons...).
- Bi the Way: Despite their relationship, Ches occasionally attempts to seduce women and Deck has at least one ex-girlfriend.
- Cargo Cult: Once some indigenous otters mistake them for gods. It's just a scam, though.
- Casual Interstellar Travel
- Damsel in Distress: That girl Ches and Deck accidentally rescued from the raiders in the first book.
- Feudal Future: Ches and Deck have rescued the occasional princess, and they were "knights" in some past war. But the "Dread Koroboromitsu clan" who are the antagonists of "Relatively Speaking" are more like ineffectual Right Wing Militia Fanatics.
- Giant Spider: Encountered in the jungle in issue #5, and featured on the cover.
- Has Two Daddies: Ches and Deck's adoptive daughter Lambie, of course.
- Horse of a Different Color: They look like horses, but have fangs and three-toed feet.
- Lethal Chef: Deck's meatloaf is a little heavy on the habanero. And he suggests smothering it in ice cream after Ches tastes it.
- Mistaken for Special Guest: By a band of raiders from whose leader Chester swiped a distinctive gemstone.
- My Hovercraft Is Full of Eels: the first issue has Ches and Deck attempting to buy horses using a poorly written phrasebook.Ches: "I have a frog and much money, I only pray you will take me for all I am worth."
- Non-Fatal Explosions: Here.
- Obstructive Bureaucrat: Councilor Taran; of course, she also has a bit of a grudge against Chester.
- Papa Wolf: Deck.
- Perpetual Poverty: Due largely to Chester's spending habits.
- Powered Armor: Worn by certain law enforcement or military groups, usually bulky enough to be mistaken for robots.
- Psycho Ex-Girlfriend: Knife, and her last three fiancees before Chris are all dead.
- Sapient Ship: Though a bit flaky.
- Space Pirates: They are recruited by a rather incompetent pirate captain in the second issue. Knife and her gang are another matter.
- Teleportation: The teleportation device is possibly the only thing on "Captain" Regulo's ship that works.
- We Can Rebuild Her: Knife, after the one time Deck shot straight.