Comic Review: The Complete Major Bummer Super Slacktacular
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The Complete Major Bummer Super Slacktacular
Written by John Arcudi
Art by Doug Mahnke
Inks by Tom Nguyen
Colors by Carla Feeny
Letters by Willie Schubert
Dark Horse Comics
Released September 27, 2011
Price $29.99

I’m constantly amazed when comics publishers re-release material originally published by a different company. Such is the case with The Complete Major Bummer Super Slacktacular from Dark Horse Comics. Major Bummer was originally published by DC Comics from 1997 to 1998, lasting just 15 issues. The series was written by John Arcudi (BPRD, The Mask), with art by Doug Mahnke (Green Lantern, also The Mask). Major Bummer was released at a time when DC was experimenting with different kinds of books (see also: Young Heroes in Love) and is a title that you would never see from them today. It’s very cool to look back and see books created when DC and Marvel were more willing to take a chance on books that take the superhero genre in new directions, which is what we get from Major Bummer.

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