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  • And the Norman Osborn character is a good, solid, half-comic, half-dramatic character, so I could always revisit that.

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  • In one half-comic, half-heart-stopping chapter, Hansel travels through liquid fire to hell, where he sees the devil dining on the fingers of sinners, spiced with their guilty tears.

    Into the Land of Grimm

  • And I'm actually really enjoying this half-comic deal.

    Again With the Doom Patrol

  • I'm curious about how the half-comic aspect of this novel works out.

    In My Mailbox - (10) and the presents list 12/27/2009

  • The "ancient smell of putridity" that emanates from this half-comic, half-terrifying embodiment of Ireland is not unrelated to the stink of "history's ancient faeces" that, according to the narrator of Samuel Beckett's First Love (written five years after The Poor Mouth, in 1946), largely constitutes "the charm of our country."

    Oblomov in Dublin

  • If Lady Penelope had given way to her first movements of resentment, the probable issue would have been some such half-comic half-serious skirmish, as her ladyship and Mr. Mowbray had often amused the company withal.

    Saint Ronan's Well

  • Now there is a very famous Turkish shaka called Kasredin, one of those old half-comic miracle plays with an allegorical meaning which they call orta oyun, and which take a week to read.

    Greenmantle

  • All this had passed in that half-comic of banter which Miss Dunstable so commonly used when conversing with such friends as Mrs Harold

    Framley Parsonage

  • Bertie stroked his big beard, sipped his tea, chatted over his misfortunes in a half-comic, half-serious tone, and ended by promising his sister that he would do his very best to make himself agreeable to the Widow Bold.

    Barchester Towers

  • The memory of her clear eyes smiling at him, the half-comic quiver of her lips when she said: “Good-bye, bless you!” blurred his vision of Sussex all the way home.

    Swan Song

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