THE SECRET HISTORY OF THE WAR ON WEED
This book is about marijuana!
So there I was, freshly ground kush, the bowl is packed and at the ready. Warzone’s Judgement Day is playing, Raybeez’s familiar voice and message are as clear now as it was back then:
I’ve had it with everyone’s lies
Always trying to tear out my insides
Need to put me down to bring yourself up
Man, that’s so fucked up
I usually take turns on hardcore or jam bands when smoking. If you’ve never started a session with Youth of Today’s Break Down The Walls and then eased into a super crisp bootleg of Phish’s Clifford Ball, then you are missing out. [Inside voice is now telling me that smoking before writing this review was a bad idea.] The biggest reason that I’m listening to the harder stuff is that, if Brian Posehn knew that this review was written on awful hippie music, he won’t retweet my review and B.P. is a pretty cool dude! BTW, I’m still listening to Warzone!
WEED! We love it, we grow it, we smoke it! It’s not a gateway drug. If anything, it’s a gateway to bigger pants because we can’t keep our hands out of the Doritos bag! It makes my green heart happy to know there is a generation that will grow up thinking weed comes from the store down the road. However, it wasn’t always like that. For generations, marijuana has been looked at as a life-altering evil drug. The last time I checked it was called Alcoholics Anonymous, but that’s for a different story about different lobbyists. What we are here to talk about is a 4/20 offering so crusty and so fresh, it makes the summer crowds at a Phish show look like they’re new to the tour (sorry Brian P, I just couldn’t help it.).
We’re talking about The Secret History On The War On Weed! Written by Gerry Duggan, Brian Posehn, art by Scott Koblish, colors by Hi-Fi (“High”-Fi), and letters by Clayton Cowles (Clayton, do you ever sleep?). The book hits with the same force as a Reagan-era economic package. It’s everything you need this book to be. It has muscles, corrupt politicians, Eighties cheese, and the right mix of bringing home a message while having a tremendous amount of fun. Scotch McTiernan is every bit John Rambo mixed with John Matrix, this is until he grabbed ahold of the devil’s lettuce and felt what millions upon millions of people have been feeling since the dawn of time. He got high. He got really f*cking high and started kicking ass for the right side.
When the EiC threw this book at me to review, I knew that in order to write a proper review, this needed to be written while high. In the first half, I succeeded, but in the bottom half not so much. Also, I need to say that I have moved on to a super dope version of Widespread Panic’s Bust it Big from their show at Red Rocks in 2013. B.P. may not approve but the kush wants what the kush wants. Final thoughts about a book that dispels the bullsh*t surrounding marijuana and the bullsh*t laws that keep it hampered… it’s badass! If this was a party, this creative team definitely brought their own weed, and it’s gas!
THE SECRET HISTORY OF THE WAR ON WEED #1: It's 4/20, Here's a Comic About Weed
- Writing - 9/109/10
- Storyline - 10/1010/10
- Art - 8/108/10
- Color - 8/108/10
- Cover Art - 9/109/10
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