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Give this man his Pulitzer already: Benjamin Marra’s The Incredibly Fantastic Adventures of Maureen Dowd

She specializes in zeitgeisty op-ed columns featuring schoolyard-taunt nicknames for the most powerful people in politics…and in MAYHEM! She’s New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd, and she’s kicking ass and uncovering the crime of the century in The Incredibly Fantastic Adventures of Maureen Dowd, “A Work of Satire and Fiction” from Night Business and Gangsta Rap Posse author Benjamin Marra.

Told in Marra’s inimitable, po-faced ’80s-trash throwback style, TIFAoMD‘s preview pages show Dowd — winner of the 1999 Pulitzer Prize for distinguished commentary and recently named the eighth-biggest hack in journalism by Salon’s Alex Pareene — lounging in lingerie, battling burglars, flirting with fellow Times columnist Tom Friedman, and trying to blow the lid off the Valerie Plame scandal before her big date with George Clooney. And for a political junkie like me, it’s basically heaven. (Ordering info and preview page after the jump.)

The comic is available for $3 plus shipping through Marra’s Traditional Comics imprint, or at this Saturday’s Brooklyn Comics and Graphics Fest. Visit the Traditional Comics blog to check out more preview pages — or just wait until David Gregory holds up a copy on Meet the Press this Sunday, I guess.

from The Incredibly Fantastic Adventures of Maureen Dowd (A Work of Satire and Fiction) by Benjamin Marra

from The Incredibly Fantastic Adventures of Maureen Dowd (A Work of Satire and Fiction) by Benjamin Marra

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Funny premise. Hilarious art. The prose is so laden with exposition, though — kinda kills some of the comedy. I mean, if you don’t already know who Maureen Dowd is (or Valerie Plame, etc.), you’re not gonna be buying and reading this anyway.

Why wouldn’t anyone not buy it for the amazing talent?

I think the prose is part of the humor and even if it isn’t for you, the art and idea alone is worth $3. The art is amazing!!!

Dowd drinking COFFEE at 10:00 a.m.? Not likely.

Fantasy…

to be sure. Dowdy NEVER looked like that. NTTAWWT.

butterface …

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