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is so unfunny that it has taken on a kind of screw-you punk rock aura, but the daily comics page — at least in my hometown paper — is essentially a wasteland.Friends have turned me on to a number of worthwhile web-only comics, but I found Bernie Hou’s frequently hilarious the old-fashioned way — by mindlessly surfing the Internets.is a photo webcomic created by Bernie Hou that revolves around the strange lives of Abe (the Alien) and Preston (the Predator), portrayed by Alien and Predator action figures.Contrary to the adversarial nature shown between the two species in a certain other franchise, these two are best friends and roommates living in New York City.The use of a Jesus action figure alone would light up switchboards like the Fourth of July.(Personally, I think a recurring Jesus cameo in That’s unfortunate, but Hou appears to have built a loyal, appreciative readership since launching the comic in 2004.
I want some enterprising pundit to blame the rotting dinosaur carcass that is the newspaper comics page.
Reversing the adversarial relationship depicted in the comics, games, books and movies, ALP presents an Alien (named Abe) and a Predator (named Preston) as friends and roommates in modern-day New York City. On August 28, 2008, the author of the strip announced that Alien Loves Predator would be updated sporadically, abandoning its regular weekly format.
This style has alternately been called photocollage, photocomics or fumetti.
A reviewer has stated that ALP "sets the bar for this art style." ALP's humor is often based on absurdism and non-sequiturs.
Abe and Preston speak English and treat each other just as human friends do, and the specific mythology of the Alien and Predator franchises is not a primary focus.
Equally contrary to what you'd expect, their lives are amazingly mundane, causing several jokes to rely on observational humor centered around aspects of day to day life in NYC, which has granted the strip several comparisons to , time traveling Chinese takeout deliverymen, among others.