Todd is back and, wow, how he’s back. Having a successful limited series turn into an ongoing has apparently emboldened Perker and Kristensen. They don’t just continue their existing story, they take it up a bunch of notches.
There’s a lot about higher American culture–Charlie Rose, Tom Wolfe, PBS–but there’s also a bunch of digs at comic book culture. They brazenly go after Marvel. It’s all for fun… in a way, but the digs into Marvel readers? Those are serious. As is the absurdity of Marvel trying to hire Tom Wolfe to write a Wolverine comic.
That plot is just one of a few. There’s also the nut job cop trying to hire black officers, which is amazing stuff, and Todd’s new “sister” and how she fits into the family.
Not to mention the awesome opening set to It Was a Very Good Year. Perker and Kristensen rock.
Writers, M.K. Perker and Ken Kristensen; artist, Perker; colorist, Sedat Gosterikli; letterer, Pat Brosseau; publisher, Image Comics.
Truly the spiritual heir to Mad magazine. The creators here manage to crank it up a couple of notches, and still keep the momentum. The fact that Todd is a bit player is his own magazine now lends credibility to Perker’s ambitious plans for satire in this read. Can’t wait for more!