Prez #4-5

Oct. 29th, 2015 02:58 pm
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"No, really the biggest influence any of the previous [aspects] of Prez has had on my work was Boss Smiley, because it just seemed so out of place. Here’s this character with a two-dimensional smiley face as his head. And to me, it just occurred to me–”They’re writing about Wal-Mart and they don’t even know it yet.” So I incorporated that. In my world, all the CEOs of all the major corporations have glowing logos where their faces should be. It’s a way of protecting their personal privacy. There’s a corporate personhood amendment where corporations have all the same rights as individuals. One of those is privacy. So the officers get a glowing logo instead of their head, so they can do whatever they want to you at work and then go home and live a private life, not really be accountable." - Mark Russell

Writer: Mark Russell
Penciller: Ben Caldwell & Dominike "Domo" Stanton (For #4)
Inker: Mark Morales
Colorist: Jeremy Lawson

Warning for violence and for sensitive subject matter.

Picking up where we left off with #4 (refresh yourself here)...





Then over to #5, where Ross is getting chewed out by the media over her decision to stop the sentry program...



But before she takes off, she meets with one of the corporate leaders of the business world to discuss working on a cure to the cat flu epidemic that is killing thousands of people (Ross' dad was a victim, so it hits close to home for her)...




And to lighten the mood a bit, here's this fun scene...


Complainer: Okay. But we should at least warn the congregation.

Reverend: Agreed. In the meantime, you can stay in the church basement. I'm not going to call you War Beast, though. You'll have to come up with a new name.

Robot: ...Tina. You can call me Tina.

More in the future!

Date: 2015-10-29 10:42 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] philippos42
Well, "Tina" going to church was unexpected. Props.

Date: 2015-10-29 11:04 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] silverhammerman
I skipped out on this series to start with because I didn't realize it was going to be doing actual satire, but now I'm really hoping that DC doesn't drop the ball on releasing the TPB, because I'll definitely be looking to buy it.

Date: 2015-10-30 02:58 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] laughing_tree
I'm curious: What did you think it was going to be if not satire? I mean, given the premise, there aren't that many options.
Edited Date: 2015-10-30 02:58 am (UTC)

Date: 2015-10-30 03:36 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] silverhammerman
Well I did expect political jokes but given that it's a corporate comic I expected them to be playing it relatively safe. Y'know the sort of "why can't we put aside our differences?/ both sides have a valid point!" Stuff that couldn't really offend anyone. The satire of this book has wound up being much more biting and cynical and thus more interesting than I'd anticipated.

I also expected they humour to be more in line with something like Squirrel Girl, with a heavy webcomic influence. Not that there's anything wrong with that type of humour, it just doesn't appeal to me.


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