Fair Wind to Java
|“Fair Wind to Java”|
|Based on the ancient hieratic manuscript: "Sam & Max kick some alien butt"|
|# of pages||6|
|First appearance||Grimjack #52|
|Published by||First Comics|
Fair Wind to Java is a six-page Sam & Max comic first published in 1988.
While at a bar, Sam and Max get a call from The Commissioner about bad trouble in ancient Egypt. They quickly get there (through means unknown) and discover a bunch of aliens using the local population for slave labor and fuel. They sabotage the alien machinery and humiliate and scare off the aliens. Then they take a cab back to modern day New York.
- The bar Sam and Max visit is Munden's Bar, which is located in an pan-dimensional city in the Grimjack universe. Fair Wind to Java was part of a back-up feature focusing on the bar and its wildly different visitors from many dimensions.
- Whereas Monkeys Violating the Heavenly Temple was "Drawn without reference material, apparently.", Fair Wind to Java was "Sensitively rendered only after painstaking research, no doubt.".
- The comic parodies one of the central ideas of Chariots of the Gods?, which was referenced later by Chariots of the Dogs.