Updated on 16 October, 2021
Sluggo Comic has been a long standing American comic book series. It was created by artist/comedian Bob Kane and was first released in 1940. Bob Kane wrote and drew the strips that became known as the classic Bob Kane and Bill Finger adventure series. His wife, Olive Shanks, drew the characters. The comic book started out as a war comic and then it became a crime-action comic. Following the success of the first series, it was given a second life by superstar writer Jack Kirby who gave it a third novel called New Gods.
sluggo was a well know crime-fighting super hero who had many followers in his crime fighting league, but he always went back to doing what he does best which is crime combating. He had such a strong sense of honor that he didn't even carry a gun until he was asked to in issue #8. He didn't kill any of the criminals when they were framed for murder. He and his fellow superheroes just took off after a plane crash scene and the captured criminals where thrown into a volcano.
Since then the character has gone through different changes and variations. In the early days of the strip there was only a few specials and one daily strip. There were no ongoing series and no special holiday issues. Since then there have been 9 printed specials, 7 daily comics, 12 weekly comics, and a special one a year.
Here's a quick look at the history of the Sluggo Comic strip and how each day has changed it. Issue #5 was the first daily comic and featured the first storyline "Sluggo the Terrible" which took place in a small town called Sludgepoland. The story was about a crime that happened in town and the lead character, Sluggo the Terrible, went on a mission to stop the criminal and bring back some justice. He went back in time and killed the criminal himself by blowing his brains out with a bomb. Issue #6 featured the second major crime story that took place in Sludgepoland and this was "Sluggo the Great".
The basic story of the modern day Sluggo Comic starts with a bomb going off in town and killing two adults and a child. Sluggo the Terrible goes back in time and tries to catch the culprit and return to the past. The first panel of the comic features Sluggo blowing up his head in the past with a bomb. This causes a chain reaction of events that ends with the police having to look for an apparently deceased Sluggo. The subsequent panels show him alive and well with a younger version of himself at the bottom of the page.
In the first two panels of this modern day Sluggo Comic there is a clear picture of a bomb going off, but in the following panels the bomb is not seen. It is only in the last panel where the actual explosion takes place that you can actually see the bomb go off. So in essence the killer seems to be planning on blowing up the place in the first two panels, but in the following panels he doesn't do anything to prevent it. In the last panel the killer tells the police officers that if they want to get information then they should go through the comic and read it. They then enter the Sluggo Funeral Home where they find two more bodies.
The above description of the plot is pretty much all that you need to know about the plot of the Sluggo Comic. However if you are not sure why I say so then I suggest that you read a few of the older comics where the writer hasn't completely lost their grasp of the material. One such comic is the Punisher:ends. In this particular graphic novel we learn that a teenager named Jacob Price is haunted by a serial killer that killed his family and now he has to live with the guilt of protecting the rest of his family from the same killer. The whole plot of the comic mainly revolves around how Jacob Price gains the strength to finally kill the maniac, but it also includes a number of bizarre and unbelievable scenes that really make you take a second or third look.
The art work for the Sluggo Comic strips aren't the greatest, but they aren't exactly bad either. In my opinion I would have liked to see more detailed drawings of the faces of the various criminals and the background of their crime, but what they provide is enough for the story to work. I would recommend the use of "CT" font whenever possible and keep the sentences simple.