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Automatic Kafka was one of the most unusual series ever to be printed with the Wildstorm logo. As Wikipedia puts it, "The series followed the life of Automatic Kafka, an android who had been a member of a mass-marketed superhero group called the $tranger$ during the 1980s. After the team breaks up, Kafka is lost, looking for a new direction in life. The comic follows Kafka as he tries different ways of becoming human: drugs, sex and fame among them."



When the series was cancelled, the creators, Joe Casey and Ashley Wood, took an unusual tack. In the final issue, the two break down the fourth wall and meet Kafka, informing him about the cancellation. The whole issue is one long chat between him and the pair, a commentary on the cancellation itself and the nature of corporate comics.

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