by Benjamin Marra
I think this might be one of the most pure comics I've ever read, at least in terms of what the artform has been for much of its existence.
Terror Assaulter: OMWOT follows our hero, the product of a secret US government organization (involving lizard men and ceremonial aprons) who have set him loose to stop terror in all of its forms. Each of the first three chapters feature OMWOT coming across terrorists, fighting them, and then having sex with someone (not necessarily in that order). The fourth chapter is different, but not terribly so - there's just a lot more sex, and a lot less killing.
The set up and execution is kept very simple. All of the characters speak in simple declarative sentences, which often explain what is happening in the panel. "You grabbed my arm!" "My c*** is in your mouth now." "We're hijacking the airplane!" are all good examples of Marra's dialogue.
In a lot of ways, this feels like the kind of comic a particularly horny twelve-year-old might write. Terrorists attack because that's what terrorists do. People have sex after an action scene because that's what action movies have taught up happens after action scenes. Top-secret Terror Assaulters get to smoke on airplanes or in court because of course they can.
What sets this apart is Marra's art. It's stiff and a little ugly, but he has a very complex understanding of the acrobatics of fight scenes that it is pretty amazing. Marra only uses primary colours to shade this comic, and like every other thing that seems simple on the surface, it really shows a greater depth to the work.