Sunday, January 24, 2016

Prez Vol. 1, by Mark Russell

In Mark Russell's alternative future, the voting public gets fed up with the candidates of the two major parties and rejects both of them.  Through a combination of brief YouTube infamy and a the elimination of the age requirement, Beth Ross, a 19-year-old corn dog chef, gets herself elected President of the United States.

President Ross handles the challenges of the presidency with aplomb, facing down the rampant cat flu, shutting down the robot soldier program, and angering politicians of the left and right.  Society subsequently breaks down, she goes on the run, and is targeted by cat flu virus defenders.

The art is decent, but the story is silly, the politics are very silly, and the overall reading experience is mediocre.  I'm sure President Ross will find some fans, but I won't be looking for the next issue.

Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for the complimentary electronic review copy!

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