American Blood is an unholy collection of cartoonist Benjamin Marra’s provocative short 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). Born from the crucible of 1980s trash culture and exploitation entertainment and focused like a laser through the prism of Marra’s brain comes this nasty brew of revenge, power, and passion. It is a reflection of the things that America celebrates and for which it is scorned, and often blurs the lines between the two. This is the definitive assembling of Marra’s most underground work.
“Benjamin Marra is a reclamation artist who spins the memories of big-box VHS exploitation into a menagerie of nudity, violence and neon vice.” — Paste Magazine
“Marra's latest book from Fantagraphics is American Blood, a collection of uncompromising shorts with their tonal roots in exploitation movies and gloriously '80s lowbrow culture. With titles like 'Gangsta Rap Posse', 'The Naked Heroes' and 'Ripper' expect another healthy dose of satirical social commentary from this decidedly distinctive creative voice.” — Broken Frontier
“Funny, satirical, etc. — if someone could take the best drawings that male high-school stoners from 1976 until now drew on their desks and make comics out of them, they would approach this book in sheer awesomeness.” — The Comics Journal
“This is like a tasting menu of the tasteless and/or the start of a really fun theme party!” — BookThreat
“'Gangsta Rap Posse' is one of the funniest comics I’ve ever read.” — Adventures In Poor Taste