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Venturing Into Obscurity

The Venture Bros. is the best kind of show that doesn’t care about alienating viewers.

The Venture Bros. creators Jackson Publick and Doc Hammer at New York Comic Con on Oct. 8, 2016.

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Superheroes and comic books may seem ripe for parody nowadays with the constant onslaught of nerd media, but The Venture Bros. has been doing it for years. Part Jonny Quest parody, part exercise in the esoteric, this show really leans into its own quirks. Jackson Publick, one of the show’s creators, helps us understand the wonderful absurdity of The Venture Bros., with its seventh season currently airing on Adult Swim.

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