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SUPER BOWL XLVII HUMOR: The most striking Niners-Ravens cartoons come kickoff...

NINERS QB Colin Kaepernick has been busy trying to trademark his bicep smooch.

Retiring Ravens LB Ray “Deer Antler Spray” Lewis should perhaps adopt Charger great Lance Alworth’s ol’ nickname: “Bambi.”

And NFL commish Roger Goodell has traveled to the Land of Bounty Punishment with his own CTE brain-damage controversy hanging over his head.

The storylines are plentiful just minutes ahead of Super Bowl XLVII — aka Harbowl I (or if you prefer, Super ‘Baugh I) — providing the nation’s cartoonists with more fodder than you can shake a GoDaddy slapdown order at.

So here — from suspicious consumption of primo PEDs to conspicuous consumption of Locos Tacos Supreme — are the VI most striking Super Bowl XLVII cartoons:


. (courtesy of NATE BEELER / Columbus Dispatch /. )

. (JOHN COLE / Scranton Times-Tribune / /.)

. (courtesy of STEVE BREEN / U-T San Diego /.)


. (GLENN McCOY / Universal Uclick /.)

. (courtesy of MIKE LUCKOVICH / Atlanta Journal Constitution /.)

“Have you given any thought to what you’re doing to do with your life after the Super Bowl?” (DAVID SIPRESS / courtesy of The New Yorker / . )


1. Kevin Kallaugher’s cartoon for the Baltimore Sun

2. Next Media Animation pits Super Bowl vs. Puppy Bowl

3. “Bad Lip Reading,” NFL Playoff Edition.


Writer/artist/visual storyteller Michael Cavna is creator of the "Comic Riffs" column and graphic-novel reviewer for The Post's Book World. He relishes sharp-eyed satire in most any form.

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