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AlexF

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The Motherless Oven
« on: 20 June, 2017, 10:47:08 am »
Just finished reading this utterly bonkers comic by Rob Davis. Anyone else had a go?

It's the weirdest metaphor for teenage life in 1970s/80s Britain I could hope to imagine, and wouldn't be out of place in 2000AD.

All the children have a deathday - the date they're going to die. Their parents are mechanical contraptions. All devices, from tin openers to teapots are known as gods. The weatherclock is the most important, as it warns you when it's about to start raining knives. The streets are ruled by marauding gangs of teen rock bands. There are a handful of scary OAP humans who seem to be in charge of everything.

I can't form coherent thoughts about it, but I loved it. There seems to be a sequel, too, so i'll have to hunt for that.