Saturday, March 22, 2008

Madame Mirage - Top Cow Productions, Inc.

Writer: Paul Dini. Art: Kenneth Rocafort (who totally rocks my fort).

This one's a little hard to explain, because it reveals itself to be more and more awesome as the plot unravels. Anyway, this super-babe takes on an evil organization called Aggressive Solutions International. She can manifest guns out of nowhere and can shapeshift, all thanks to a rad science genius girl, upon whose sister Madame Mirage is based. Not only do the story, dialogue and art (especially the art) kick so much ass, the book makes you consider the philosophical boundaries of consciousness and reality. The book also explores character cliches in a way that reinvents the character cliche itself. It's like the quantum observer effect in physics.

Kitty gives Madame Mirage a "breeeeep!"
Madame Mirage makes Mrs. Claws lick the beer bottles on the counter.
Sasha is hiding under the bed.

Seriously, read it. If you hate it, come find me and I'll buy you a beer.