Review: Prez #1
Meet Beth Ross, the first teenaged President of the United States. In a nation where corporations can run for office, the poor are used as human billboards, and tacos are delivered by drone, our only hope is this nineteen-year-old Twitter sensation. But the real question isn’t whether she’s ready for politics – it’s whether politics is ready for her.
This twelve part miniseries is written by Mark Russell, the rather brilliant satirist behind God is Disappointed in You. Russell is now setting his sights on politics with this series set in the future that still nails many of the issues that we deal with today. He rips on internet celebrity, Anonymous, corporations… the general political process. As someone who works in politics, it all hits a bit close to home.
There’s just so much here, and so much to discuss, I could dissect the issue piece by piece… I really should probably do just that. The series is truly fantastic, and in a year that’s seeing the 2016 Presidential race begin, it’s a series that’s a bit of fresh air.
Russell is joined by Ben Caldwell whose style nails down the hyperactive future. It looks like the future, but not so much we can’t relate. Also great is the small details Caldwell puts in throughout every single page. You have to linger and read all the small items, and look at the various items added. The first issue is a great read, and great to look at.
This is me, is there any shock that I wouldn’t enjoy the series? So far, out of all of the new DC series I’ve read, this one is my favorite, and thankfully we have a year to enjoy it.
Story: Mark Russell Art: Ben Caldwell
Story: 10 Art: 9 Overall: 9.5 Recommendation: Buy
DC Comics provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review