Tuesday, April 6, 2010
It's even better when she's his ex-wife.
You see, Veronica's a supervillain. She can crack wise with the best of them, has a randomly teleporting base of operations, and hangs with a brilliant engineer whose death rays frequently come with an orgasmic setting. She also has a priggish superhero of an ex-husband who thinks women are better suited to making sammiches than doing science.
Superhero parodies are nothing new, but Plan B finds its niche in exploring the pitfalls of superheroic (and supervillainous) love. Veronica's ex-hubby Think Tank can't stand that she has managed to elude him for so long, and his obsession with defeating her is somewhat less than heroic. On another front, when a superheroine discovers her own husband is stepping out on her, she utterly misdirects her sense of betrayal. Plus, there's sidekick Claudia's always-amusing (literal) fetish for technology. And even though the most recent arc, "How 2 God Fite," is a straighter superhero parody, we still get Veronica's arch narration and some delightfully messed up scenarios. I can't wait to find out what happens when several dozen alternate-universe Veronicas are unleashed on the world.