Prog 280 – Gunge

CF06Story: Gunge
Appears: 2000AD Prog 280
Issues: 1
Writers: John Wagner and Alan Grant
Art: Ron Smith
Dated: 4 September 1982

You just can’t get enough of Otto Sump and here he is again teaching us another valuable lesson about consumerism.

In just a single Prog we laugh at a cartoonish vision of our future that shows us how ignorant and stupid we are today. Poor Otto, like Uncle Ump, is too successful for his own good and the brain dead consumers cut off their nose to spite their face. The ending is sublime.

Smith does a great job of capturing the hollow advertising of the eighties and pasting it over the twenty-second century.

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