Easily the funniest super-hero comic to come down the pike since Harvey
Kurtzman and Wally Wood’s “Superduperman!,” Angelman is Austrian cartoonist Nicolas Mahler’s sardonic take on super-heroes, their fans, the businessmen
behind them, the current media obsession with them, not to mention fancy-ass
“Ultimate” collections of dopey super-hero comics.
Created by Korporate Comics in a flash of money-grubbing cynicism appalling even by their standards, Angelman’s powers (which include empathy and
the ability to be a good listener) prove less than adequate to deal with the
sinister threat of the insane plastic-surgeon villain Gender Bender — or for
that matter with the fickleness of fashion, the rapacious super-heroine Lady
Dentata, the increasingly desperate re-boot attempts by Korporate Comics, his
oddly twin-like wife, a disastrously bad movie adaptation that single-handedly
brings the vogue for super-hero movies to a screeching halt… all delineated in
Mahler’s trademarked ultra-minimalism (albeit this time in spectacular color),
and with his drier-than-dry wit.
Includes a special checklist/price list of Angelman comics, a gallery, and extensive historical and explanatory footnotes by the author, this book will occupy a
place of pride on the bookshelf of any comic book geek — or anyone who just
likes hilarious comics.
"Angelman is funny, original, beautifully drawn, with a touching story. Great comics in a minimalist style never before seen." – Tony Millionaire
"The sequences wherein the comics publisher's editorial department consider the diehard fans' feedback are hilarious in their simplicity. Many cartoonists have attempted parodies of the super-hero culture, but Angelman is one of the few successful ones we've seen lately." – Gert Meesters (translated from Dutch), Knack Magazine