Review: Prez #2
With the election in chaos and a Congress mired in corruption, Twitter sensation @corndoggirl becomes the first teenaged President of the United States!
I really liked the first issue of Prez. I officially fell in love with the series reading the second. Writer Mark Russell has put out a comic that had me laughing throughout by depicting a political reality that’s so ludicrous, but at the same time there’s a touch of reality. Russell is brutal in his satire, taking us on a whirlwind tour of political maneuvering where all of the elected officials are just looking for a handout, and none of them are too bright.
It’s post-election and the vote has moved to Congress, so there’s all sorts of jockeying to try to get their (piss poor) candidate elected. How that all goes down is just too funny, and had me laughing (seriously most of the issue had me laughing).
Artist Ben Caldwell adds so much detail that you’ll linger on each page seeing what he’s added. The jokes are as much visual as they are written, and they’re seriously funny. There’s an almost cartoonish quality to the art that gives it a manic/chaotic vibe. That’s a good thing as it ups the fun of the series.
With a real Presidential election going on that seems more and more like the world Russell is depicting, you have to wonder is he actually writing thoughtful satire, or is he just ahead of the times? A great read for those who care even a little about the political world around them.
Story: Mark Russell Art: Ben Caldwell
Story: 10 Art: 10 Overall: 10 Recommendation: Buy
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