From Publishers Weekly
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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
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