|stubbleupdate (stubbleupdate) wrote in scans_daily,|
@ 2012-02-27 06:06 pm UTC
|Entry tags:||creator: becky cloonan, creator: brian wood, title: demo|
The concept of Mara is as follows
The world of MARA is a war-and-fitness obsessed future, where the angst and insecurity of average citizens is compensated with an extreme focus on sports and battle. Mara Prince is a superbly gifted athlete, playing in a women's volleyball league, and is as famous as you can imagine, with endless endorsements, comped everything, and millions of screaming teenage fans. Until one day, during a highly visible match, she starts to manifest superpowers. For a culture that prizes physical achievement, conformity, and fair-minded sportsmanship, this puts Mara's entire world at risk.
On Saturday night, I tweeted Mara by Brian Wood is really interesting until it gets to the word "superhero" I'll still take a look at it when it comes out
Then I got a response from Brian Wood
have you read Demo?
I read the first one, I think, where the girl is having a panic attack in the car. I really enjoyed NY4-5 and Local
Mara is about superpowers like Demo is about superpowers.
So, off I went to get a look at Demo, which seems to be a series of one-shot stories. Comixology only has v.2 on it, and I picked up v2#3, which goes like this
With me so far? Marlo has some OCD and plots her life through post-its. Let's look at them again.
Demo v2.#3 was utterly charming and I really do recommend it. When I got to the end of the issue, I felt aggrieved, not because I hadn't got value for my money, but because I really wanted to find out how the story continued. I shall buy the rest of the series soon. I shall definitely be buying Mara.