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Luci Phurr’s Imps

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Another comic I’ve been struggling to review for a bit is Dale Mettam and Courtney Huddleston’s contemporary fantasy comic Luci Phurr’s Imps. From the name alone it’s obvious this comic is about several small devils sent to Earth to serve a human. The unexpected twist lies with who they’re working for: an innocent young six-year-old girl named Luci Phurr who never actually entered into a contract with Hell from what I can gather (her father apparently did, but it seems he’s forgotten the contract and never did get world domination as was contracted at the comic’s start). And thus we get to watch the adventures of the imps Pain, Tears, and Misfortune as they teach Luci about how they are responsible for so many of the world’s woes, while antagonizing the local angels and trying to avoid being reassigned by the Devil. Naturally, with a name like Luci Phurr’s Imps the comic relies on jokes, word play, and the like to entertain readers even as Mettam and Huddleston tells their story. While there’s some loose continuity with the earlier strips, the comic has truly found its stride and has become something quite enjoyable with the Imps having formed something of a family with Luci; this alone makes the comic worth reading in my opinion.