“The Civil Four” is a loving parody of American mythology xeroxed through the prism of period-piece periodicals (with fake ads) and the bombastic, ham-fisted storytelling of Silver Age Comic Books. Don’t be shocked if America’s dark foundations are opposed by an electrically reanimated reformed warlord Abraham Lincoln, a freedom fighting spell casting femme fatale Harriet Tubman, an exosuit-enchanced inebriate U.S. Grant, or tall tale-telling son of the soil Johnny Appleseed.
Maxeem’s meticulously reproduced illustrations are inked with traditional brush and pen, while his elegant hand lettering provides the medium for brilliantly funny scripts by Casey Van Heel. It’s all dysfunctional good guys vs. demonic bad guys in this steampunk Western of supernatural hijinks, science fiction surprises, gritty paper dolls and more than a few farcical puns!
The Civil Four #1 : “Death of a Nation (Part 1 of 4)”
Format: 24 pages (not including inside cover bonus content)
Paper Color*: Beige/Lt.Brown
Ink Color: Black
Dimensions*: roughly 7 11/16″ x 10 5/8″
*As each issue is assembled by hand please allow for some slight variation in dimensions and paper. If you are interested in a hand-editioned first edition copy, please let me know at the same time you place your order.
A mysterious note spares Lincoln from the bullet of crooked schemer John Wilkes Booth, only to give Honest Abe an honest hanging by successor General Lee. Meanwhile a conspiracy led by the master of Black Magic & White Power known only as “The Dandy” takes control of the newly risen racist nation.