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Saturday, August 22, 2015

Comic Review: THE PAYBACKS #1 REPO SUPERMEN! from Dark Horse


Writer: Donny Cates, Eliot Rahal
Artist: Geoff Shaw
Colorist: Lauren Affe
Dark Horse
Genre: Humor, Superhero
Publication Date:September 16, 2015
Format:FC, 32 pages; Ongoing
Heroism doesn’t come cheap, so when superheroes borrow money to finance their genetic enhancements or crime-fighting supercomputers, their debts make student loans look like IOUs! Enter the Paybacks, a repo squad composed of bankrupt former heroes here to foreclose on everybody’s secret lairs! From the team that delivered the acclaimed Buzzkill!
* Being a superhero has a price. Meet the team that collects it.
* A superhero comedy for the debt-ridden generation!
* Unicorn!
“I think my favorite thing about the book is that Night Knight doesn’t ride the unicorn. Like, I think that is genius.”—Gerard Way

This type of comic is what I live for! Superhero comedy gold. Paybacks basically spoofs all the superheroes stereotypes. There is perfect comedic timing between the artwork and the snarky, clever dialogue.

The Payback team is made up of: Emory Rains (Team leader), Bloodpouch (The funny one), Skisquatch (Friend of trees and the things that live in them. Party animal.), The Soviet Nunchuck (The only man to have ever fought in the Cold War.), and Miss Adventure (The deadly one.) They travel in something that is larger on the inside and it isn't a's a van driven by The Driver, an angry hippie looking trucker dude.

How could you not love a superhero named Night Knight who has a unicorn side-kick (and no, he doesn't ride it, that would be ridiculous!). But unfortunately for him, he is having money problems and The Paybacks are here to collect. It kind of ruins his plans to thwart the villain Reflectoid—Master of Mirrors. And he doesn't plan on going quietly into the night!

I will be putting this comic on my must read list.

5 "pew, pew" Sheep