Monday, March 10, 2008

New World Order Comic

It was, I suppose, inevitable. New World Order is a new 3-book set of comics from Image Comics/Shadowline, and from the descriptions, it pulls in every conspiracy theory under the sun: alien spacecraft, shape-shifting lizards, a shadowy secret society fronted by the Masons that controls world government, banking, media and who gets to park in all of the handicapped spaces. It appears the author, Gustavo Higuera, has mined everything from the Protocols of the Elders of Zion and David Icke's hallucinations to Freemasonrywatch and PrisonPlanet.


According to Newsarama.com,
The main character of Max is based upon the real life Jordan Maxwell, a lecturer and documentary filmmaker who is referred to as the Godfather of Secret Societies. Maxwell has led a movement to expose the so-called New World Order and its leaders.

In the comic, this revolutionary movement takes the form of the Third Army who engages in non-violent acts against these bureaucracies which gets them labeled as terrorists. Writer Gustavo Higuera also uses real life characters in his story such as Dr. Roger Leir, a Surgeon and UFO researcher who claims to have removed implants from alien abductees. Higuera throws so much at the reader in the first issue; many characters, different time periods that the story ends up being somewhat fragmented.


Image Comics/Shadowline are the same folks who brought you The Mice Templar and Goatsucker, in case you were wondering.

I wasn't.

4 comments:

Tom Accuosti said...

alien spacecraft, shape-shifting lizards, a shadowy secret society fronted by the Masons that controls world government,

::blink blink::

What do you mean, "conspiracy"? Aren't we already doing these things? 'cos if we ain't, then I want in with the group that is.

Chris Hodapp said...

It's only a "conspiracy" if you aren't in on it.

Just like getting picked last for the kickball team.

Gingerman said...

It's very odd, just as I got raised, my handicapped tag expired, and I didn't get it renewed. Hmmmmmmm!?

Nathan Brindle said...

There is no cabal.