More bionic than ironic

This just seems wrong on several levels:

First issue of Steampunk Palin

In this one, the former Alaska governor is blown to smithereens, which I like to think is a small town on the Kenai peninsula; she is subsequently rebuilt, presumably at a cost of $6 million or so, and somehow powered by steam. She then organizes a team of similarly-constituted cyborgs to take on the evil Professor Greenhouse.

I like the cover art, I guess, but I suspect there’s not much of a story here: if there were, they wouldn’t have had to fill up eight pages with pin-up pictures. Now I don’t object to such things — I have a picture of Susan Storm as desktop wallpaper, fercryingoutloud — but eight pages? Beats the hell out of writing, I suppose.

And besides, if we need stories where hot air, dripping wet, is considered a viable plot complication, I hear Keith Olbermann is looking for work.


  1. Jeffro »

    22 January 2011 · 2:11 pm



    I’m sorry, did you say something, Charles?

  2. McGehee »

    22 January 2011 · 3:34 pm

    I’ll offer the authors of this comic a deal: I won’t write one positing Agatha Heterodyne as a presidential prospect, and they won’t do any more of these.

  3. Joseph Hertzlinger »

    22 January 2011 · 11:52 pm

    She’s not nuclear powered?

  4. yankeephil »

    24 January 2011 · 12:39 pm

    Pimping ur blog

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