Newswire: Exclusive Fantagraphics preview: Terror Assaulter wages a one-man war on terror (NSFW)

Cartoonist Benjamin Marra has some issues with the way the United States has handled the War on Terror, and he channels his frustrations in Terror Assaulter (O.M.W.O.T.), a satirical graphic novel about America’s short-sighted foreign policy and the relationship between sex and violence in American male power fantasies. In this preview of the book, Marra stages a brutal action sequence on a plane that has been hijacked by terrorists, sending the book’s central hero, codenamed “One Man War On Terror,” into a frenzy that stops the hijackers but also claims the lives of innocent passengers.

O.M.W.O.T. acts without considering consequences, but those innocents are acceptable casualties in his anti-terrorism mission, even if his actions are unnecessarily reckless. When one of the passengers complains about the needless deaths, he’s punched in the face and told to master his emotions, one …

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