Friday, July 5, 2013

Flashback Friday: Gen 13 #44 (vol. 2)

This has to have been one of the oddest comicbooks I have ever read.  I felt like I was in a Philosophy class by the end and completely befuddled.  This basically is a Caitlin Fairchild story that appeals to her intellect and less on the fact that almost throughout any incarnation of Gen 13 she always seems to lose her clothes.  Instead of cheesecake we have a story of an ear worm that has infected pop culture.  You know, those songs that get stuck in your head and are really just a few words strung together over and over again.

Caitlin has discovered that this song has some odd abilities and really she is just going mad trying to avoid it.  We get a cool throw down between her and Majestic as she confronts the young woman that is at the center of the song.  Turns out she is a viral meme that is doing an experiment and this is where the already crazy trains leaves the rails and jumps a shark and then lands a movie deal.  The last few pages are just so over the top with philosophical and technological babble it can make your head hurt.

Don't get me wrong, this is a funny read and a unique comic.  The thing is that when I want to grab something for light reading it will not be this book.  This is a time when I wish there was a way to have commentary on a comicbook.  I would love to know the origin and just plain history of this story.  It is different type of book that throws the Gen 13 formula on its head.

BDS