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I just read several pages of a comic called GENIUS on one of those nasty piratey web places. It’s written by Marc Bernardin and Adam Freeman, and illustrated by Afua Richardson. And the idea is so simple and crystal that I could spit.

Every generation has its own naturally gifted brilliant military mind. Some people just have a genius for military thinking. What if this generation’s natural military genius was a seventeen-year-old girl living the gang life in the middle of South Central LA? And what if she had, since she was old enough to fuck shit up, been connecting people and laying plans for the only war she’d ever want to wage?

Next: an extraordinarily large pile of dead LAPD.

I’d really like to read more of this, but it turns out it’s tied into Top Cow’s Pilot Season project, which means people have to go and vote for it. I haven’t read the others — I know Jonathan Hickman has something in play, as does Josh Fialkov. GENIUS just happened to be the one I saw first. Since I always want new comics from Jon and Josh, I may have to beat some people at Top Cow. Because I require more GENIUS, too.


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