Ultra: Seven Days

May 16, 2005 | Trades


Ultra: Seven Days
The Luna Brothers
Image Comics
$17.95 US (Paperback)
**** (out of five)

In seven days the lives of three very special women will be changed forever.
One will be rewarded for her hard work, the second will suffer a loss and the third will find true love.
Oh, did we mention the women are Cowgirl, Aphrodite and Ultra, three of the most powerful superheroes in the world?
In an entertaining pop-culture satire, the Luna Brothers, Joshua and Jonathan, break down some of the awful stereotypes of heroic women in comics in this collection of the eight-issue limited series.
Filled with frank dialogue and situations, including a lot of sex chat, Ultra blends all the elements of a great action book with a hint of Sex And The City (with a little of The L Word for good measure).
Perhaps the most eye-catching feature of this series is the mock-magazine designs of each issue. From Maxim to Time to Us Weekly and featuring faux see the heroes shilling everything from soft drinks to perfume, the Lunas show a sharp wit for the kind of marketing wet dream a real-life superhero would be.

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