Bomb Queen Vol. 5: Bombastic

May 11, 2009 | Trades

Bomb Queen Vol. 5: Bombastic
Jimmie Robinson
Image Comics
$16.99 US (Paperback)
*** 1/2 (out of five)

The citizens of New Port City love Bomb Queen because she rules with just one rule: Don’t piss her off.

The city, left by the U.S. government to the not-so-tender mercies of the vicious super-villain, attracts the worst of the worst people – those who want to truly revel in lawlessness and chaos. So when NPC starts running into hard times — overpopulation, food and supply shortages — it really shouldn’t come as a big surprise that folks are ready to take to the streets, pitchforks and torches in hand.

The chaos on the home front forces BQ to find out why things have gone so far off the rails, leading her to the placid neighbouring town of Littleville — a place, guarded by a hero called the White Knight, that is protecting a dark secret, one that ties back to the Queen’s origin and threatens to leave Littleville as little more than a smoking crater.

Clever creator Jimmie Robinson continues pushing the boundaries of capes-and-tights comics with yet another Bomb Queen book filled with gratuitous nudity, spectacular vulgarity and, perhaps, a new low (or high if you like) — concentration camp jokes.

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