Comedians everywhere were understandably dismayed at the close of 2008’s presidential election, when it seemed that Sarah Palin and her nonsensical antics might fade from the spotlight. Jon Stewart wasn’t even afraid to admit it. After all, who else could provide such formidable and reliable comedic gems? Thankfully, Palin never strayed too far from the spotlight, and now the former vice presidential candidate, former Alaskan governor, and current reality show star is the subject of her own comic series Steampunk Palin.
The folks at Comics Alliance were kind enough to provide a full review of Steampunk Palin, and to sum it all up in four words, the new comic is “so bad it’s good.” Just like Palin's political career.
The storyline begins in the “near future” after a war has wiped out the world’s entire oil supply. A brainy, superhero-esque Palin has the brilliant idea of replacing the lost resource with steam power, but she is swiftly bombed – yes, bombed – by a big oil and nuclear power conglomerate who have more profitable plans. Six months later, Palin awakens to discover that her body parts have been replaced by steam-powered robot parts. Here begin the adventures of cyborg Sarah. In addition to fifteen pages of riveting story line, also expect eight pages of Sarah Palin pin-ups.
A collector’s item if there ever was one.