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Stephen Colberts Tek Jansen Hardcover – August 25, 2009
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A fistful of justice never tasted this sweet." --E! Online
"If I had to describe this comic book in one word, it would be.... Lincolnish. (Lincoln was into sci-fi and comics, right? What? No? Oh.) OK, make that one word: Megamerican.
Were I allowed three real words instead of one truthy word, then those three words would be 'pretty damn funny.' " --EyeOnComics.com
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I do have to give props to Colbert for the irony of the underlying story, which is that all of Tek's heroics are in the service of an exceedingly evil government agency. Actually, if I were to tell you the plots of the comics, they would sound hilarious. When you're reading them, though, they are conveyed in a 3 stooges style of silliness, with no real humor or wit. I couldn't give you more than 2 or 3 quotations, for example, that would make you laugh or even smile. It's a case of a good concept being very poorly executed. If you think this is funny, you probably enjoy the stooges and are a 13-year-old boy.
One more point. If you want an idea of the care that went into planning and production of these comics, you'll note that they have quite a few typos. This isn't an unabridged translation of War & Peace, it's a 130-page comic book with about 20 pages of script. How do you let typos get into that? By not trying.
The main story over the five installments is how Tek Jansen accidentally starts a war with the Optiklons and spends the rest of the series raging against them. There are also five case files at the end, shorter standalone comics. The book also contains the hilariously lurid cover art from all five comics in its pages, my fave is the uber-sexual cover by Matt Wagner, seen in all its glory without the Oni Press logos and whatnot covering up the naughty bits.
Buying this will help keep my pawed over Tek comics more mint--they could use a break. I love the raging id that is Tek. Do yourself a favor and get to know him, his ladies, his enemies, his sidekicks and his overseeresses. And laugh your ass off.
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I am not a big comic book fan, but love Colbert. This has been an entertaining read and really funny.Published on June 18, 2013 by Bill A Nicolaou
Considering this was based on a Stephen Colbert character, I was disappointed in the book. I am a crazy Stephen Colbert fan, but I feel this book was not worth the cost.Published on February 12, 2013 by R. Allen
My son and I love watching the Colbert Report and I have my son his newest book along with the animated comic book and "I am a Pole and so can you" just for fun. Read morePublished on December 27, 2012 by Sarah
This comic is a fun read and the story is interesting. You can tell that the writers of the awesome Colbert Report wrote this fantastic graphic novel ! :DPublished on September 10, 2009 by Dennis F. Murphy