Monkey in a Wagon vs. Lemur on a Big Wheel (Alias)

    (Alias, 2005)
™ and © 2005 Monkey Pharmacy

This silliness has a strong similarity to Cartoon Network’s I.M. Weasel and I.R. Baboon or any other combative chase-cartoon like the Roadrunner and the Coyote or Tom and Jerry. There’s no real point to the conflict here and the characters are just at odds with each other, which, strangely enough, is the point. But it is very, very funny to see how Monkey will plan his next attack. Definitely for fans of funny animals and funny things in general.

— Mark Arnold

From The Comics Buyer’s Guide:

“Monkey in a Wagon vs. Lemur on a Big Wheel may well be the greatest thing in the history of anything, ever.”

Overstated? Perhaps a little. It may not knock Watchmen off its perch, let alone the Mona Lisa, but MiaWvLoaBW is chock-full of what you read comics for.

First of all, it’s different. Really different. Just imagine nature’s bitterest rivals, the monkey and the lemur, locked in eternal combat. From prehistoric times, through pirate days, right up to today, heroic Lemur must stop the destructive rampages of evil Monkey.

And, barring one establishing panel, it’s all dialogue-free.

Not surprisingly, it’s from Alias. Having started out with a strong stable of such heroines as The 10th Muse and Isis, Alias has branched out in a variety of directions, with each title a worthy entry. The diversity of titles such as Monkey in a Wagon is just one more reason why Alias may be the company to watch.

— Jack Abramowitz

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