two guys being chased by robots with baconguys in armor with big swordsAttack of the Bacon Robots and Epic Legends of the Magic Sword Kings are the subtitles of these first two collections of the uber gaming geek web comic Penny Arcade. Each comic is accompanied by a bit of explanatory text to help make sense of the inspiration for that strip. This is an extremely useful feature! I frequently can’t make head or tails of the strips when they first appear. I’m not sufficiently steeped in gaming culture to get their references. Sometimes I’ll catch up with the references a day or a week later and the light will go on “oh, so that’s what that was all about.” I keep reading them because when I can make sense of the joke it’s usually very funny indeed.