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Super Human Resources #2

Posted: Monday, March 30, 2009
By: Karyn Pinter

Ken Marcus
Justin Bleep, Joey Mason (c), Jacque Nodell (l)
Ape Entertainment
Itís Zomborís birthday and thereís more wacky hijinx at SCI. Tim, our everyman hero, is sent looking for Wombat to get a hovercraft purchase order approved. We learn that Gordon from corporate is one of the bad guys (arenít they all?) trying to undo SCI. Zombor is on a ďlow flesh dietĒ and Wombat is trying to recruit Tim as his sidekick Thrush (the bird not the mouth infection). Tim suspects his boss of being an evil genius, which he is, and everyone has to remember to get to the conference room at four oíclock for Zomborís party. Oh, and the evil copier bent on domination of humankind has woken its minion, the fax machine. All in all, itís another average day at the office.

I read this at work, and Iím sure everyone in the office was wondering what was so damn funny over in cube B1. Super Human Resources, thatís whatís funny, and it keeps getting funnier. There are very few laugh out loud comics. This is one of those few. Everything about it strikes the funny bone. Well, I guess if you didnít work in an office setting you wouldnít understand how great the copier bent on world domination is. Still, this is one of the funniest comics Iíve ever read, and Iím sure thereís an army of people who would agree. This time around Wombat has stolen the pages away from Tim, the main character. A straight-up mockery of Batman, Wombat hides out in the darkened storage basement and, right before he makes Tim his sidekick, quizzes him on whether or not heís ever lost a loved one ďviolently and unjustly.Ē Now, if only Ken Marcus would toss in a well placed, ďIím the goddamned Wombat.Ē Justin Bleep continues to match Ken Marcusís off-beat humorous writing with off-beat art work. I honestly couldnít picture Super Human Resources drawn with an American classic style. No, it needs that oddball touch to make it complete.

There is only one thing that really isnít coming through, and itís the main plot. Weíve seen that there is a group trying to bring down SCI, and weíve now met Gordon from corporate, but we also have all these side stories. Tim is our hero--in an office full of heroes itís refreshing to see the lowest paid intern be the hero. So, Tim is the hero, but how is he going to save the day? I donít feel like the story is focused enough on a main plot, therefore making the villains redundant. To me, itís either wacky antics, which would be fine on their own, or stick to the main bad guy vs. hero plot. Right now itís a little heavy on the wacky office life, with just a touch of villainy. It just seems that if youíre going to introduce a villain there should be some focus on that.

Besides that one little issue, this is just a good comic. Itís worth the cover price and itís full of laughs. Definitely check this one out if you havenít already, and make sure to share with your co-workers. Everyone needs a little lightheartedness on a sour work day.



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