Cyberpunk Meets the War on Terror in Terrorwar #cyberpunk
Through a piece on Boing Boing, I learned about this promising-looking comic, called Terrorwar, from Saladin Ahmed (with art by Dave Acosta).
Author Saladin Ahmed’s…new venture, The Copper Bottle, tells a variety of fantastical stories with help from a rotating group of artists.
One of those stories — sort of the main feature of the publication right now — is Terrorwar, which is a delightful cyberpunk riff on terror in all its forms, with art by Dave Acosta. The story follows Muhammed Cho, a “terrorfighter,” or sort of a freelance hitman in the literal war on terror. Except in this case, the Terrors are literal manifestations of our personal greatest fears, which threaten to come to life and kill us. Being that Ahmed is a Muslim-American, and that he has not shied away from exploring that identity in his previous work, I suspect there will be some interesting thematic subversions around the way we demonize certain groups (even if they are Literal Manifestations Of Our Fears).
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