Boom! Studios Attempts to Get Press With Repuglicans


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The right-wing has been all in a tizzy lately over funny books and that some of them might be a bit political in nature (let’s just skip over history and that comics started as political/societal commentary).  Boom! Studios imprint Boom! Town has announced a new series starting in April, Repuglicans.

From their press release:

Pete Von Sholly and Steve Tatham bring you a completely unfair and not balanced take on Republican Party leaders and apparatchiks. Sarah Palin, John McCain, Glenn Beck and others all unveiled as vampires, freaks, and zombies. These guys put the ‘ugli’ in ‘Repuglicans.’

Repuglicans will render Republican politicians, pundits and other assorted right-wing celebrities in monstrous detail, transforming them into horrors such as vampires, werewolves and zombies.  It’s a mix of political satire with B-movies 1950’s horror movies (which often where political commentary).

I can’t help but think this is an attempt by Boom! Studios to purposely court the right’s rage in hopes of getting some press.  The studio has been on a tear to up their market share and there’s no such thing as bad press.  Maybe this will be a new fad, much like putting President Obama in your comic?

I’m guessing there’ll be a few who don’t see the humor and take this seriously.  Expect the outrage from the right in 3…2…1…

One comment

  • Pete Von Sholly

    No, you can’t see the Captain America thing and get a book out saying “me too” or anything else that fast. I created Repuglicans well over a year ago and it had nothing to do with anything in comics at all. The BOOM guys saw some prototypes at last years San Diego Con and expressed a great deal of interest. The timing is interesting, and possibly fortuitous, but it was not intentional.