Right, I don’t know much about V, I’ve never watched it, but I do know it’s a show about evil mind-altering aliens that take over the world, and was written as an allegory of Nazi Germany. Given this, it seems like an odd choice to release a tie-in annual filled with comics, jokes and wordsearches. Yet here we are.
This was sent to me by one of my more awesome readers, Fox (@Flamekebab), under the assumption that I would somehow write something intelligent about it. I did no such thing. Instead, I knobbed around laughing at the illustrations, having a crack at the board game (because of course there’s a board game in there), and then I ate a whole tub of ice cream.
So, since you’ve got nothing better to do today (and let’s face it, you haven’t), let’s have a look at the highlights of the 1986 V annual.
These two dudes are Al and Willie. I assume they’re the good guys, because someone calls them “Earth scum”. Anyway, Al is shooting the naughty aliens while Willie looks on… happily? Disapprovingly? Drunkenly?
Actually scrap that. That’s the face of someone trying to remember the second verse of ‘We Didn’t Start The Fire’.
Nothing says ‘terrifying dystopia’ like a wordsearch. The previous owner has done the wordsearch, but they’ve done it like a weirdo and a serial killer. And if you’re responsible for this, Fox, you are a weirdo and a serial killer. Learn to scribble words out in biro until you can’t read it so you give up, like everyone else.
Get it? Because he’s twatting him in the face with a box.
I can’t stop staring at this picture. How did the box guy get in that position? Is he flying? He might be able to fly for all I know about this show. It’s more likely that he was trying to climb over the fence with the box, tripped, and accidentally hit the bad guy in the face with a box of tax returns. Then some trombone music plays.
Meanwhile, the other guy is giving directions to the M62.
What the fuck is going on in this picture
Another staple of tie-in annuals, that somehow manages to be more inappropriate than the wordsearch. Also, the jokes make no fucking sense. maybe they do if you’re a big fan of the show, but I suspect not. Also, this joke page loses points for not having the obligatory ‘Aston Villa/Aston Vanilla’ joke.
Poor guy. I assume, he might be having a really good time. I don’t know, I didn’t bother reading the story. I probably should have done.
His friend doesn’t seem overly bothered anyway.
All the classic hits on one double album, including:
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Because of course. Of fucking course.
Anyway, this game is called ‘Breaking The Mothership Connection’, which isn’t as catchy as Ghost Castle. Me and Alex played it.
Well, when I say we played it, I mean we were going to play it, and then we had a read of the instructions:
After reading the instructions, we suddenly remembered we had urgent stuff to do instead, so we didn’t bother. It definitely wasn’t because we didn’t understand how to play.