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November 6, 2013 8:16 AM Subscribe
is a character-driven serialized comic book published on the web and written/illustrated by Dirk Grundy
(Twitter cat feed
). Following the adventures of grumpy, socially inept super scientist Dr. Herville Schtein, it is set in an alternate timeline where "the Cuban missile crisis went terribly wrong," the Cold War never ended, super scientists and super powered individuals run amok, the American Southwest is an irradiated postnuclear desert, "America...is not doing so well," and Chicago... Let's not talk about Chicago. It is about failure and families and how we all kind of mess each other up a little, but only because we care. It's kind of sad. But also kind of funny. Think Venture Brothers with the satire and comedy turned down, and the characterization and plotting turned up. Oh! There is also a very cute talking cat
, if that helps sell it for you.
Note: The art and storytelling evolve quite a bit throughout the series, and the plot begins in earnest in Chapter 2. Chapter 1 is something of a fakeout, and something more than a fakeout. You'll see.