American Blood (Paperback)
Benjamin Marra's hyper-masculine pop culture fever dreams are not for the faint of heart. This compilation of previously self-published works allows the reader to wallow Marra's deadpan absurdity with stories featuring a rock band fighting demons in another dimension, a freed slave tearing apart every klan member he meets with his bare hands, and a sexy secret agent version of Maureen Dowd. The look and tone of these comics draw heavily from B-action movies and self-published comics from the late seventies to the early ninteties, and if you enjoyed the pulpier fictions of this era, then this collection is definitely for you.— From What is Chris Andersen reading?
American Blood is the definitive collection of writer-artist Benjamin Marra's provocative, self-published comics stories from the past several years, including "Gangsta Rap Posse," "The Naked Heroes," "Lincoln Washington," "Ripper," and "The Incredibly Fantastic Adventures of Maureen Dowd" (in which the controversial political columnist must fight off fanatic White House officials and Hezbollah commandos in time to file her most important column yet and make a date with George Clooney).