A Year of Cool Comics – Day 159

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A Year of Cool Comics – Day 159

Here is the latest in our year-long look at one cool comic (whether it be a self-contained work, an ongoing comic or a run on a long-running title that featured multiple creative teams on it over the years) a day (in no particular order whatsoever)! Here‘s the archive of the moments posted so far!

Today we take a look at a fun one-shot from a couple of years ago by Mark Andrew Smith and Marcelo Di Chiara titled Kill All Parents…


In this cute superhero spoof, we see what the superheros of the world do on Father’s Day (click on the double-page spread to enlarge)…

they go visit the graves of their parents, as practically all of their parents are dead!

However, what if this was not just some weird coincidence? What if having dead parents is what MAKES you become a superhero?

So what if the government is secretly killing parents of would-be superheroes to push them down that path?

And what if a janitor discovers this?

Well, then you would get this…

As to how it resolves itself, well, you’ll have to read the comic.

It is a fun little take by Smith and the art by Di Chiara is strong, as you can see above. I admire the boldness of coming up with a “done in one” comic book one-shot (not a graphic novel, a one-shot) in today’s comic book climate.

Keep on rockin’ Mark and Marcelo!!!