Lovely Ugly Cruel World #2 1/2

Lovely Ugly Cruel World #2 1/2 / Fourth-Sized / 1 Full-Sized Page / http://www.lunar-circuitry.net/cruel_world / AR@lunar-circuitry.net / 

While I have in the past received and reviewed issues of Lovely Ugly Cruel World, as well as had some very favorable reviews given to my zine, NeuFutur, by AR, the creator of the comic, this is just a half-issue. While this is still the same style one can expect from AR, there is only one joke, one issue, one anything to this issue owing much to the extremely small size of this issue. While I am not sure why AR decided to do an issue this size and this length, chances are that eir just had to put something else, or felt bad and decided to sate eir’s friend. Still, one might want to check and see if that is realy the reason why ey did it, but even with this short issue, the societal implications of the one page of art are more than proper to write a decent-sized review with. Let me set you up with the situation in the comic : two characters are discussing the problems of mTV, and one finally inquires why they are still watching mTV, and the most laconic and dead-pan answer is given by the other charcter. While I will not divulge the entire point of the comic, I would suggest that you kick in a few bucks to AR, and eir will go and make up a nice little grab bag of whatever back issues ey has around. Delightful, as usual – the best comic zine that is still done in a smaller-scale type of way.

Rating: 6.4/10

Author: James McQuiston

Ph.D. in Political Science, Kent State University. I have been the editor at NeuFutur / neufutur.com since I was 15. Looking for new staff members all the time; email me if you are interested. Thanks!

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