"Dose"anthology returns, featuring Michael Netzer

Thu, August 14th, 2008 at 11:48am PDT

Comic Books
CBR News Team, Editor

Official Press Release

"Dose" #2

Dose, the unremarkable, unfunny humor anthology that previously disgraced the good name of writer/artist Evan Dorkin with its debut issue, now ensnares Bronze Age legend Michael Netzer for its second. You probably wouldn't like it.

Coming fresh from a decent loss on DC's Zuda webcomic competition with Hannibal Goes to Rome, McGinley compiles a thick brick of dubiously funny material. Featured pieces include spoofs of Superman ("Ultra-Conservative") and The Matrix ("Franz Kafka's The Trial"), which are as entertaining as they are timely, which is to say: not much of either. The one deliberately unfunny piece in the bunch is merely a typical, post-apocalyptic, feminist-gangster jazz-western entitled "Strychnine Kiss."

"Party Girl," Netzer's contribution to the book, was spun from a brash dare with writer/editor Brendan McGinley, who flew the DC artist in from Israel (holy cow!) to attend Big Apple Con in exchange for eight pages of art. "Party Girl" represents the first four, Netzer's creator-owned work. The remainder will appear in the upcoming superhero conspiracy tale, Invisible, Inc.

Dose #2 is 48 pages with a full-color cover and black & white interiors. Suggested retail price is $5, unless you want to engage in some Dutch tulip shenanigans, you rascal. It is released in conjunction with the regular edition of #1, which follows the enormously successful*, NYC-exclusive, New York, New York special edition.

TAGS:  dose, evan dorkin, michael netzer

CBR News

Send This Article to a Friend

Separate multiple email address with commas.

You must state your name.

You must enter your email address.