Calexit: The Comic Book That Is Killing Steve Bannon

The second issue of Calexit, the comic by Matt Pizzolo and Amancay Nahuelpan that is almost a year late, comes out next week. And just in case people have forgotten about the comic book series that sees California secede from the rest of the United States, they have revealed one specific plot line that might get the attention of some.

They have given a preview of the second issue to The Hollywood Reporter, who reminds reader that the character of Eddie, one of the heads of Occupied Los Angeles, is intended to resemble Steve Bannon, the former White House Chief Strategist and executive chairman of Breitbart News.

This character, in Calexit #2, gets the wrong end of the stick. Or rather the pool cue. Inserted into his head. Um, spoilers.

And Pizzolo looks at how the new issue feels ripped from the headlines despite being written over a year ago.

"As this issue ships to stores, it's being re-contextualized by real world events in unexpected ways just like the first issue was… And the sequence being previewed here is particularly unnerving for me to revisit at the moment since it deals with government agents working in coalition with a hate group to arm civilians with military grade weapons, while in the real world we're watching our government collude with the NRA, whose rhetoric sounds more like a hate group with each passing day."

So there's that. Calexit will be published in comic book stores and digitally next Wednesday from Black Mask Comics. The preview, including an even nastier exit for Steve Bannon — I mean Eddie — than he got from the White House in real life, runs below.

I wonder if he chalked the end first?

(W) Matteo Pizzolo (A) Amancay Nahuelpan
"The tree of liberty must be refrshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants." Zora and Jamil are faced with some harsh choices, a few roid raging Neo-Nazis, & not much water…But Disneyland has churro ice cream sandwiches so it's kinda all worth it. California Über Alles.
In Shops: Feb 28, 2018
SRP: $3.99

About Rich Johnston

Head writer and founder of Bleeding Cool. The longest-serving digital news reporter in the world. Living in London, father of two. Political cartoonist.

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