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Sunday, March 21, 2021 

The Verge promotes an indie comic based on its dark angle, and potential SJW themes

The Verge is recommending an indie webcomic called Paranoia Killer, all because it's dark, the cartoonish art notwithstanding. It also makes an uninformed comment on superhero fare:
Sometimes the art and narrative of a comic go hand-in-hand. A horror story might be full of lots of black and reds, while a superhero comic is brighter and cleaner. Paranoia Killer goes in a different direction. The series is a dark thriller, full of violence and serious subject matter, but with a visual style reminiscent of a Nickelodeon cartoon. Somehow, it still works.
If they're telling us superhero fare is all much brighter, that's hardly been the case in a long time. More to the point, the darker fare like Batman's become the big deal in the past decade, and these propagandists have no issue with that. As to the plot in this indie comic, it looks like potential social justice fare:
What is it? Paranoia Killer is a brand-new series — so far, only the first of four parts is available — that centers on Nathalie Laertes, an FBI agent forced to take on a very strange undercover job: impersonating her twin brother. It turns out that her twin, who she believed to be just a slightly troubled sibling, was actually one of the world’s most infamous hitmen. Surprise!

Nathalie learns all of this when her brother turns up dead, and her boss forces her to impersonate him in order to infiltrate a criminal organization. Part of it is that they’re identical twins, so she has the look down. But they also apparently share some kind of “aura” that makes the whole switch possible. The first issue ends just as things really start heating up, as she heads off to a criminal training facility in the middle of the desert.
It's not hard to guess this is some nod to the transvestism propaganda that's become commonplace over the past decade. Even if it's not, it's certainly ill-timed, considering how many people would consider such a tale in poor taste after all the propaganda that's been forced down our throats at the expense of sanity. Is this what they consider serious subject matter? Because it's anything but realistic fare.
The thriller setup has a lot of potential, and I’m hooked after just the first issue. But part of what makes Paranoia Killer so interesting is its contrast in styles. The story is R-rated material; you’ll see characters shot dead in cold blood, and it opens with what appears to be a torture sequence. But it’s coupled with a surprisingly lighthearted art style, with flat colors and lots of clear, simple shapes.
And this is why they're promoting it? "Lighthearted art", as they call it, is no alleviation. This is just sick, and the worst part is that such a plot appeals to such brand new PC advocates. How much more of this do they intend to laud as instant classics? It's getting very worn out already, and we don't need any more of this violent fare, any more than we need this gender-switcheroo fare.

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