Vikings in the Comics

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Cartoonists find humor in a host of questionable characters, including pirates, witches, superheroes, and, yes, Vikings!

Hagar the Horrible isn’t the only comic that has fun with Viking-themed humor. Below are several comic strips that have used Vikings as a source and/or subject of their punchline.

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Happy Anniversary, Helga and Hagar!

June is the most popular month for weddings, so this anniversary-themed HAGAR THE HORRIBLE strip seems appropriate to share. We can’t put an actual number on the years that this warrior couple have been married to one another, but it is safe to say that is has been a very loooooong time!

What kind of anniversary gift do you give to a pair of Vikings? A ball and chain, perhaps?

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The Battle of the Beards

The NHL Stanley Cup Finals begin tonight between the New York Rangers and Los Angeles Kings. The quest for the Cup is unlike any other sporting event. Fans can expect to see passion, excitement, and yes, some heavy duty playoff beards.

A playoff beard is the superstitious practice of a hockey player not shaving his beard during the playoffs. The tradition started in the 1980s by the New York Islanders. Hockey players stop shaving when their team enters the playoffs. Players do not shave until their team is either eliminated or wins the Stanley CupĀ®.

In honor of the Stanley Cup Finals, Hagar the Horrible picks his favorite playoff beards from the 2014 NHL Stanley Cup Playoff series.

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