Beavis and Butt-head issue 6

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Beavis and Butt-head #6 was the July 1994 issue of the Beavis and Butt-head comic. All strips and features were drawn by Rick Parker (art and lettering), with the writing provided by new team Sam Johnson & Chris Marcil and colours by Rob Camacho; Glenn Eichler was consultant.

1776 Sucks[edit]

The duo are joining in the Highland 4th of July fireworks display, and helpfully painted "SUCKS" on neon "1776" sign.

  • Daria: Very funny, guys...

Mr. Van Driessen wonders if fireworks are a bit too dangerous, as Principal McVicker fires off one that comes hurtling down onto Beavis and Butt-head, knocking them unconscious. When they wake up, they're in the year 1776 and the Declaration of Independence, where the Founding Fathers all resemble people from Highland. Butt-head recognises "that dollar bill dude!" and theorises there's a "Resident's Day Sale" on. They start snickering their way through the declaration ("Heheheh. Dependence") and Butt-head realises, after a while, they've gone back in time... "We've gone all the way back to... 'NAM!")

Butt-head tries to join in the revolution but ends up mooning everyone, and the idea that these are the Americans of the future is so horrible that Benjamin Franklin decides to give up on revolution after all and go back to kite flying. This, of course, leads to the two delinquents getting electrocuted and they wake up in the park; Beavis is annoyed that now they'll never know who won the War of Independence!

Features[edit]

  • "Wave of Revulsion"/"Slip-Sliding Assholes", two linked strips without Daria (except in the background)
  • Activity Page, where Beavis and Butt-head show off pranks to have at the beach
  • "Reviews" of X-Men (which includes a transphobic joke because the 90s) and Daredevil ("It's cool! When you're blind you don't have to see things that suck!")
  • Butt-Mail, where the lads answer fan mail (which is irritatingly hard to read)

Trivia[edit]

  • American comics have next month listed on the cover, that being the month when the comic is meant to be taken off shelves - as a result, all issues of Beavis and Butt-head have months listed on the cover that come after their release. This is where it first becomes noticeable, as the comic has a story set on Independence Day but the cover lists "Aug".
  • Sam Johnson and Chris Marcil were not only writers of this comic, they wrote episodes for the show too - and are also responsible for five episodes of Daria and the pilot.
  • Daria appears to be at the fireworks display on her own. If her family brought her, is she avoiding them? (This is useful for canon purposes if she is...)
  • In "Wave of Revulsion", things banned at the water park include "Fire references", a pisstake of MTV banning the word "FIRE!" from being uttered by Beavis.