It may not be a presidential election year @JusticeLeagueBookClub, but your vote always matters, so why not cast a vote for one of DC You’s most entertaining books: Writer Mark Russell and artist Ben Caldwell’s delightfully entertaining and wonderfully satirical Prez:
Bonus read: Prez made a brief return in 2016 in the pages of this presidential library-worthy one-shot :
Afterward, be sure to check out the original volume of Prez, from 1973:
What are your thoughts on these series, and would you vote for a teenage president? Cast your vote below, and let democracy, justice and freedom reign from sea to shining sea!
Special thanks to @keath for joggin’ my noggin loose about Catwoman: Election Night.
I read this because it was one of @Razzzcat’s picks last month for the
community member spotlight. Somehow it missed my radar, but I really enjoyed it. Intelligent, and great pacing. Razz mentioned that they had cancelled the other half of the series, which is a shame. It was poignant, especially these days.
I think Prez sadly flew under most people’s radars, due to it not being a superhero series and an update of a character that was quite obscure.
The upside is that Prez does seem to have gained more recognition over the years, which is nice. Better to be a title deserving of recognition that gets it later on, rather than one that deserves, but never has, its richly-deserved recognition.
Have you read any of Mark Russell’s other DC work, @vct2041?
To quote the TV show Arrested Development, “Oh, most definitely.”
Prez is an underrated title from an underrated era (DC You) by an underrated writer (Mark Russell).
There’s plenty in the current political landscape that a new volume of Prez could mine for satire, and I’ll bet if Russell got a chance to do a new series, he could easily fill out 12 issues this time around.
Just so long as no line-wide publishing initiatives unintentionally complicate his plans, as Rebirth did with the previous Prez series.