The Cheyanne mountain installation, aka The BUBBLE, is the most sophisticated super bunker in the world. It was built to ensure the survival of America's executive branch of government and its most important citizens, should the unthinkable happen. When the world ended, the executive branch failed to reach the sanctuary, but the elite citizenry did. Eighty years later, one of their own has named himself the new President of the United States. His plan? Subjugate the survivors of the American Wasteland using the same bunker resources meant to rebuild it. The only thing standing in their way is a deadly Wasteland girl, hellbent on revenge!
I picked up this issue to review on the sole merit of Steve Skroce’s artwork on a post-Cataclysmic mini-series was always going to be something in my read pile. After We Stand on Guard (which was phenomenal… go check it out as well!), I had a pretty good notion of what I was getting into with the visuals here. Add Dave Stewart on colors and there is no question on that front and the book fully delivered on the promises I imposed upon it.
I never even read the solicit. I didn’t know what the book was about other than a vague assumption that there would some sort of focus on American cultural workings based on the title. Being only the first issue, I’m not entirely sure how to categorize my thoughts. It’s an exceptionally violent book and the violence is both horrific but also comical in a way. The premise of a psychotic civilian declaring himself the President of the United States, while hitting quite close to home, felt a bit too on the nose here. I suppose once again, I imposed my own expectations on the book after the first couple of pages because I was starting to prepare for a more subtle book and there is nothing subtle about Post-Americana. I met the most charming cannibal in a comic book today, along with a cyborg named Flying Fuck. What else can I say?
It’s not a book for everybody, to be certain, but I think after reading #1, it could be a book for me. I’ll certainly be checking out #2 at any rate.
Post-Americana #1(#ImageComics @Skroce01 @Dragonmnky) delivers a violent, grindhouse feel in this post-cataclysmic tale of an America falling apart that strikes very close to home.
Post-Americana #1: And Now, The President…
- Writing - 8/108/10
- Storyline - 6.5/106.5/10
- Art - 9.5/109.5/10
- Color - 10/1010/10
- Cover Art - 8.5/108.5/10