Indie Spotlight: Lackluster World

Lackluster World stars Fahrenheit Monahan is this interesting satire comic series.  Fahrenheit is an albino journalist who is fed up with his family and the world.  He gets teased at work about his skin by his obnoxious coworker while his brother and sister are slightly unhinged and extremely religious, constantly pushing him past his social comfort level.  On his birthday, his brother and sister throw him a special birthday party hell for him that turns into much more than he can bare.  Deciding he can take no more, he hatches a plan to do something about the lackluster world he lives in.

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The story is fully written and created by Eric Adams.  This is actually an older release, issue #1 was released in March 2004, but we just got our hands on it for the first time and were intrigued by it.  The art and satirical humor has shades of Jhonen Vasquez, creator of Invader Zim and Johnny the Homicidal Maniac for those not familiar.  Eric Adams is a fantastic artist and the book especially pops when he draws things from left field that you were not expecting.  Everyone in the book has an over the top, happy go lucky attitude except for Fahrenheit who hates everyone and everything.  Seeing the clash of personalities brings out several humorous incidents.  If you are looking for something beyond the typical super hero fair, this is a excellent place to look.

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The series ran for 7 issues, with the finale occurring in 2011.  The series was actually nominated for the 2004 Howard E. Day Prize, the 2008 and 2010 Space Prize, and won the 2010 Champion City Award for Best Limited Series.

If you are interested in checking it out, Lacklusterworld.com is the best place to go.  The site is a store front for the series where you can buy all the issues in print or digital, along with some excellent prints, shirts, and more items from the series.  You can also find out more info on the series on its Facebook page.

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