The Revolver author takes it as satire, but after looking the thing over a cpl-three times, I ain’t so sure about that myself.
With our coverage of Ray Epps, Scaffold Commander, and the ever-elusive MAGA Pipe Bomber, we at Revolver have done our part to thoroughly discredit the mainstream narrative of January 6.
Most of America, of course, has moved on from January 6, regardless of how it voted in 2020. But then, there are the diehards: The collection of people for whom a few hooligans in the Capitol was the most psychologically traumatizing event of their entire lives.
And now, they have a comic book. Fresh from OneSix Comics, it’s…“1/6: The Graphic Novel”!
My bolded bit below would seem to be a dead giveaway as to satirical intent and authenticity:
1/6: The Graphic Novel asks and answers the question: what if the January 6, 2021 Insurrection had been successful? In an entertaining, chilling, and sometimes humorous form, 1/6 illustrates how close we came to authoritarian rule in the United States, demonstrating how strategic disinformation, racial and religious bigotry, and cynical political ambition convinced millions of ordinary Americans to reject cherished constitutional values and support violent sedition.
Harvard Law School Professor Alan Jenkins and New York Times bestselling graphic novelist Gan Golan have teamed up with veteran comic book artist Will Rosado to depict, in chilling detail, what the Insurrectionists and their allies had planned on that day, the threats to our democracy that remain, and what can be done about it.
Ayup, NOT satire. Still hilarious though, if only in a dark way.
For now, here are Revolver’s nine favorite details from Volume 1.
1. The story opens with a team of special forces storming a CNN-esque news station, and executing the staff without a trial.
2. The murdered news anchor is replaced with a new one, and apparently, the new anchor is supposed to be Tucker Carlson. Only problem is, he looks more like Mitch McConnell in a toupee.
I’m digging it already. My personal fave from the unfortunately notional MAGAmerica? This one.
5. The old Thurgood Marshall Federal Judiciary Building has been renamed in honor of a far better black Supreme Court justice…and also his wife, for some reason.
The building’s courtyard is dominated by a massive statue of Clarence Thomas and Donald Trump both waving gavels.
Heh. Yep, totes digging it. ¡Viva la MEGA-MAGA revolucion!