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This raucous comedy of divine intervention tells the story of two sisters, Susan and Libby La Muse, two 20-somethings whose parents are noncorporeal aliens from whom Susan—a hard-living, polyamorous, chain-smoking political activist—has inherited powers that grant her near-omnipotence. She keeps her abilities hidden, but when an attempted suicide bombing leaves her with no choice but to act and be outed, she rises to the occasion, saves the day and immediately sets about fixing all of the world's problems in ways only a goddess would. With this benevolent goddess acting as a global panacea, it's only a matter of time before political and corporate entities seek to stop her by any means necessary. But how do you assassinate a goddess? This tale is a pleasure from start to finish, and even though it kind of works in the same territory as Garth Ennis and Phil Winslade's Goddess (1995), it's still very much its own entity, refreshingly free of clichéd city-smashing superhero throwdowns. (Dec.)
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Tantimedh and Petrus' graphic serial uses leftist politics to ridicule the moderate/right-wing bent of typical superhero comics. Underlying the heroic deeds of the Supermen and Batmen of the world is preservation of the sociopolitical status quo. Muggers and mad scientists regularly get put down. But the Enrons and the Exxon/Mobils of the world are free to ruin people s lives and the environment ...

The super-powered activist is rightfully perceived as a threat out to overturn the current social order rather than serve it faithfully. She becomes the target of violent religious fanatics and paranoid governments among others. The very big secret Libby shares with her sister also doesn t help the agent s stress levels....

Petrus' artwork provides amazing panoplies of character depiction. Agent Venkow s briefing shows his professional demeanor breaking down into fear and anger before re-building itself into deadly scheming. The comically miserable and inconvenienced expressions Libby frequently displays keep La Muse s comedy engine chugging. --Peter Wong, BeyondChron.org

This raucous comedy of divine intervention tells the story of two sisters, Susan and Libby La Muse, two 20-somethings whose parents are noncorporeal aliens from whom Susan a hard-living, polyamorous, chain-smoking political activist has inherited powers that grant her near-omnipotence. She keeps her abilities hidden, but when an attempted suicide bombing leaves her with no choice but to act and be outed, she rises to the occasion, saves the day and immediately sets about fixing all of the world's problems in ways only a goddess would.

With this benevolent goddess acting as a global panacea, it's only a matter of time before political and corporate entities seek to stop her by any means necessary. But how do you assassinate a goddess?

This tale is a pleasure from start to finish, and even though it kind of works in the same territory as Garth Ennis and Phil Winslade's Goddess (1995), it's still very much its own entity, refreshingly free of clichéd city-smashing superhero throwdowns. (Dec.) --Steve Bunche, Publisher's Weekly

Wonderful!

Fast, stylish, sexy, intelligent and above all, contemporary, the purveyors of today's sprawling superhero culture would do well to read Adi Tantimedh and Hugo Petrus' LA MUSE and learn how to do these things properly.

A genuinely accomplished, imaginative and original piece of work.

-- Alan Moore, author of WATCHMEN, V FOR VENDETTA, and LOST GIRLS. --Alan Moore

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Big Head Press (November 26, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0974381462
  • ISBN-13: 978-0974381466
  • Product Dimensions: 0.2 x 6.5 x 10 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,214,136 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This is one of the best graphic novels I've come across in awhile. In fact, I'd definitely call it a romp, at least for liberals. The right-wingers and the fundies are probably insisting the authors be investigated for subversion. The set-up is simple: Susan La Muse, an attractive redhead in her early twenties, can do practically anything -- fly, stop bullets, read minds, make it rain, step outside of time, heal the wounded and even replace their missing limbs, you name it. This is because, no matter how lusciously human she appears, mentally, she's an alien, a member of a race thousands of universes old. More than that, she's a dedicated activist whose priority is to save the world from itself and stop the forces of repressive conservatism dead in their tracks. She's also flamboyantly bisexual and enjoys all the perks of modern celebrity. And she has an entirely human-normal sister name Libby who works as a PR agent, and who functions as Susan's "witness," just to keep her honest. Since the setting is the closing days of the Bush administration, her targets are easy to find. But they're out to eliminate her, too, and they'll employ any amount of dishonesty and violence against innocent bystanders to accomplish it. (These are neocons, after all.) As the story progresses, though, and Mom and Dad come calling, Susan will discover she isn't going to get everything her own way. The authors obviously had a lot of fun with this one and, if your politics bend the right way, you should enjoy it.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By aeon on July 6, 2011
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One of my top ten favorite graphic novels. Has the political charge of Alan Moore's work, but a sense of humor which stands alone.
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This comic was excellent. But at times, I found myself a little disappointed by the lack of conflict in the story. The main character is so powerful, almost nothing ever goes wrong for her. People try, but it's like spitting into the sun.
In the end, I just sat back and watched as the main character fixed everything wrong with the world, and it did become fun to watch all the nasty people of the world get their comeuppance. Plus, awesome art.
From a literary standpoint, it shouldn't be as good as it is.
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By Mike Gold on March 11, 2011
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This stayed under my radar until now and I can't understand why it hasn't received a lot more attention. In a world of same old stuff, this risky and edgy graphic novel actually has something to say, and it's told in a highly entertaining way. It's so easy to be cynical about the state of graphic novels, but this one is a breath of fresh air. If these are among the folks who take the medium to it's next level, the form is in good hands.
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