9) STORM SAXON


So, when I say “Show Within A Show”, I don’t literally mean shows, as this is in fact, a show within a comic. (Our first entry was technically a drawing within a comic”, so you probably already knew that.)  A nakedly fascistic adventure program from the future reality of ‘V For Vendetta’, Storm Saxon’s adventures feature utterly nonsensical plotting, overt racism and sexism, and also capture the minds of the dull-witted working class, allowing V’s embrace of more artistic pursuits to stand in stark contrast.  (Had reality TV existed in 1983, we’d likely have seen “Who Wants to Live In A Fascist Dystopia?” instead…)

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Once upon a time, there was a young nerd from the Midwest, who loved Matter-Eater Lad and the McKenzie Brothers... If pop culture were a maze, Matthew would be the Minotaur at its center. Were it a mall, he'd be the Food Court. Were it a parking lot, he’d be the distant Cart Corral where the weird kids gather to smoke, but that’s not important right now... Matthew enjoys body surfing (so long as the bodies are fresh), writing in the third person, and dark-eyed women. Amongst his weaponry are such diverse elements as: Fear! Surprise! Ruthless efficiency! An almost fanatical devotion to pop culture! And a nice red uniform.

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  1. Daniel Langsdale on

    Good list! When I saw the topic, the Brown Hornet was the first thing to pop into my mind.

    One fun also-ran that just popped into my head:

    Captain Avenger – the character played by John Ritter’s character in the 1980 film Hero At Large. The story is about an actor playing a hero who stops a robbery in real life while wearing his hero costume, and all the things that fall out from that.

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