Review: The Antifa Super-Soldier Cookbook
Screaming “Antifa” is the new crying wolf for the right. Anything they don’t like, the term is raised as if it pulls the strings of everything going on. In reality, Antifa is not an organization or a group, it’s simply a short way of saying anti-fascist. If you think fascism is wrong and dislike fascists, you’re antifa. It really is that simple. Matt Lubchansky decides to have some fun with The Antifa Super-Soldier Cookbook that takes us into the battle between those evil antifa and local police.
The Antifa Super-Soldier Cookbook is about Max Marx who gets a big promotion within the group. Marx is upgraded into a supersoldier to battle the police and destroy the American way of life. Standing in the way is Sergeant Paul O’Shea of the Big City PD and right-wing personalities like Adonis Asproulis. Lubchansky has a lot of fun with the concept sending up right-wing fears and probably getting it close to their fantasy of a reality to be honest.
Lubchansky is the Associate Editor of the website The Nib and no stranger to biting political satire. The Antifa Super-Soldier Cookbook is exactly that taking everything to such an extreme it’s hard not to laugh at the absurdity of it all.
The comic is over the top and nails all the talking points and exaggerations that have gone around concerning ANTIFA. Events like the “Battle of Berkley” are given a send-up. From the story, the concepts, to the art, everything is a joke within the comic. But, the jokes have a slight shred of truth to them.
Lubchansky’s story touches upon some of the absurd powers and programs that have militarized the police and increased their aggression. The comic has a hand guide for those new to the subject and is a good place to start.
The Antifa Super-Soldier Cookbook is a solid satire that has fun with the absurd reality some people live in. The disconnect from the truth and reality is there and Lubchansky uses that to have fun making a point at the silliness of it all. The Antifa Super-Soldier Cookbook will deliver laughs for those politically interested and delivers a one-shot comic I hope continues in some way.
Story: Matt Lubchansky Art: Matt Lubchansky
Story: 8.25 Art: 8.25 Overall: 8.25 Recommendation: Buy
Silver Sprocket provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review