Why should you read this 32 page full color comic book that delivers a heretofore-presumed-impossible compound of previously unbonded elements – part Tales Designed to Thrizzle, part Flaming Carrot and part Judge Dredd? Because you're a robot, that's why.
A morality play about the dangers of in-group/out-group identity politics, that through its clever and jarring (and visually distinct) use of insects in an otherwise "normal" setting, amply demonstrates that without self-awareness and the ability to make informed judgements, well... "The more things change, the more things stay the same," and "History repeats itself, first as tragedy, then as farce."
We'll leave up to you to decide which one this is.
At last, the good news has arrived!
The Offical Breakdown Press Release sayeth:
223 x 312mm -- 240 pages -- offset printed -- softcover
"Read any GOOD BOOKS lately, punk?"
For the first time ever, Good News Bible: The Complete Deadline Strips of Shaky Kanecollects Shaky Kane's complete comic strips and illustrations from the ground-breaking British counter-culture magazine, Deadline, which between 1988 and 1995 spawned Jamie Hewlett's Tank Girl and launched dozens of cartoonists' careers.
Drenched in wry wit, Kane's politically charged, hallucinatory, Jack Kirby-infused punk cartoons crackle with intensity and bombast, remaining as relevant now as when they were first published 30 years ago.
Zone in, tune out and get ready to meet God's own cops: The A-Men, The Sadistic Prowler, Pinhead Aliens invading Russia, trans-dimensional subhuman entities The Shadowmen, Pagan P.I.: Wiccaman, Dannii Minouge, and the man of destiny himself: The Space Boss SHAKY KANE.
With an introduction from writer David Quantick, foreword from cartoonist and writer Nick Abadzis, afterword from cartoonist and comics academic Frank Santoro, and annotations from Shaky himself, this is the ultimate tome for baptising oneself in the perverse and psychedelic world of Britain's cosmic comics shaman... There is only one Shaky Kane.
Good News Bible was printed by offset lithography at SIZ Industria Grafica in Italy.
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