Monday, August 15, 2022

Jennifer McGinnis:

Comics as a Second Language

Evil Inc. Annual Report

Evil Inc. Annual Report

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Genre: Super-heroes, Comedy

Brad Guigar collects a few arcs from his daily comic strip, Evil Inc., in Annual Report, Vol. 1. Some of Earth’s most nefarious villains have become tired of failing in their wicked plots and attempts to take over the world and have founded a publicly-traded corporation intent on doing business ruthlessly but legally. Of course, most of the company executives have a hard time letting go of the past, and they soon have almost every department in the company working on a project to discover the secret identity of Captain Heroic, the world’s greatest super- hero, and then to destroy him.

Can the company manage to stay afloat with such a single-minded, unprofitable goal? Guigar cleverly arranges the pages, taking apart his original strips and orientating them to take full advantage of the comic book format in this collection of mayhem and corporate hijinks.

Jennifer grew up in an almost-rural part of California and is currently living in the metropolis of Portland. She knows how to fish without bait, find magnetic north, shoot a bow and arrow, and slaughter small animals, but very rarely does any of it.

Jennifer’s favorite comics include PS 238, She-Hulk, Usagi Yojimbo, Fables, and Impulse.

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