by Jamison Ashley
From the creators of the best-selling Thump: The First Bundred Days (seen above with illustrator Timothy Lim), which was a book that ticked off ‘TheMarySue‘ and is now on it’s third printing in bookstores nationwide, comes their latest political parody of the President Donald Trump administration, My Hero Magademia: Wall Might!
Wall Might is America’s champion, and the Shadow Government and Swamp Creatures aren’t happy about it! They are unleashing a relentless barrage of attacks on those they’ve dubbed ‘The Deplorables’, men and women who tap into and grant Wall Might his power. Up-and-coming young hero Maiku wants nothing more than to defend his homeland from the forces both assaulting it from outside and poisoning it from within. An unexpected invitation from his hero puts young Maiku in a trial by fire adventure as the Swamp Creatures lay siege to the highest office in the land. With Wall Might’s guidance and a sample of his power source, the E Pluribus Unum, Maiku-kun will find the strength to fight… AND TO WIN!
Writer Mark Pellegrini is a creative consultant and writer for NinjaInk, LLC and his collaborations with illustrator Timothy Lim have been published by IDW and UDON studios. As a freelance featured writer, his articles and creative works have been published by such websites as Adventures in Poor Taste, Comics Alliance, Ain’t it Cool News, and io9. You can find more of his writing at TMNT Entity.
Illustrator Timothy Lim’s studio, NinjaInk, is known for licensed art for merchandising, comic book covers, and plush toys. Lim was born and raised in Little Rock, Arkansas, and is a first generation American born to Asian immigrants. In 2011, he began producing licensed art for We Love Fine, with clients that included Marvel, Lucasfilm, Hasbro, and Valve. Eventually, he expanded his portfolio to include an array of diverse freelance projects: comic book covers for IDW, pinups featured in art books by UDON, and even plush toy designs for Squishable. Check out Lim’s Deviantart page here.
Collaborator Brett R. Smith is a professional comic book color artist, as well as a storyboard artist, and a graphic artist for multiple clients and holds a B.F.A. in Animation. Smith started his career in the commercial art field in 1995 with Chaos! Comics. Since then he has worked with a wide array of clients, including Marvel and DC Entertainment, Hasbro, Cartoon Network, and has contributed to multiple premier properties and licenses including, The Avengers, Batman, Superman, GI Joe, Wolverine, Suicide Squad, Guardians of the Galaxy, Hulk, Detective Comics, and many others. He also handled art duties on Chuck Dixon‘s New York Times best selling graphic novel, Clinton Cash, inspired by Peter Schweizer’s bestselling exposé.
MY HERO MAGADEMIA marks these collaborators’ first full-length, 32 page comic debut and will be available in March 2018 from Antarctic Press. Ask your local comic book store to pre-order your copy this month. It is also featured in the January 2018 edition of PREVIEWS on page 287. Veteran comics writer Chuck Dixon had this to say about the project: ‘What the hell is this?‘
Vivian Kane, an opinion editor for the hard left-leaning geek culture website The Mary Sue, ridiculously labeled the book “Thump: The First Bundred Days” as “white supremacist” children’s literature and clownishly dubbed the book’s creatives, including the book’s Asian-American artist Timothy Lim, a “Neo-Nazi” for daring to create a book that treated the U.S. Presidency under Donald Trump positively. Here is Timothy Lim’s clever response to The Mary Sue in an open letter.