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05/25/2006 Archived Entry: "Comic review: Super F*ckers #2"

Super F*ckers #2
by James Kochalka
Top Shelf Productions

Review by Tom Good

Super F*ckers uses some fun, vibrant colors. I wish I had more nice things to say about it, but the good news ends there, unless you count "mercifully short" in its list of positive qualities. The unappealing, immature super-heroes in this story shout profanities, make homophobic jokes, and generally act like jackasses. Beavis and Butt-head used this style of humor, and at least sometimes managed to be clever and funny. But this makes Beavis and Butt-head look like Shakespeare. If I were an unpublished comic artist with some good material, I might look at this in print and despair.

The best use for this book is probably to paint over the word balloons with white-out and then create your own story. It is too bad, because I like some of Kochalka's other work very much, especially American Elf. Part of me wants to give him the benefit of the doubt and assume that this book is supposed to be a parody of shallow super-hero comics, but even in that case it still does not work because it is not funny. Good artists can make mistakes, and unfortunately this is one of them. Read American Elf instead.

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