‘Zits” Pierce gets the Spotlight
Zits is one of the most consistently entertaining comic strips running today and a large reason behind the strip’s success is the varied supporting cast. The strip, introduced in 1997 and produced by Jerry Scott and Jim Borgman, has focused on 15-year-old Jeremy Duncan, his loving but seemingly clueless parents, and his friends.
Among them is Pierce, last name unknown, who lives up to his name with piercings over most of his body, complete with braces for maximum metal. Now, readers will enjoy a spotlight on Jeremy’s band mate in Pierced, the thirteenth collection of strips from Andrews McMeel Publishing. The 128-page book, part of the Zits Sketchbook subset, will be on sale in October, retailing for $12.99.
Readers will be treated to the complex character who is actually very courteous and was recently revealed to actually take out all the metal and put on preppy clothing for a change-of-pace. He’s extremely loyal and is almost militant in his care for animals and insects of all kinds.