...and with those words, I might have a new favorite book on my hands.
In case you don't know, AMERICAN VIRGIN is the new comic series by Steven T Seagal. He wrote the INCREDIBLE series THE CRUSADES a few years ago, and he's also done some Superman stuff, so OBVIOUSLY, I like his work; but this book surpasses his past work, in my opinion.
The book is centered around Adam, a kid who is on a religious campaign against pre-marital sex. His parents see great things in his future; his dad wants him to join his television ministry and bring in all those young viewers and his mom sees him going on to become President.
Adam, whoever, is looking towards the near future with his longtime girlfriend about to return from Africa. They are going to get married so he can finally get some action the way all good, hard driving christians want to. Marital bliss.
Yep, his world is perfect.
...until he sees on television that his girlfriend had been kidnapped by terrorists and is decapitated, just a few days from her coming back home.
Scattered throughout the book, we are also told that Adam has an uncle Wilton, who is an ex-governor of Florida who was ousted amidst a nasty sex scandal, and he has a pervert friend named Levi and a brother who kidnaps Adam in hopes of getting a stripper to knock boots with him for his bachelor party.
This book can only get better and better. Go buy it!
I'm really not keen on Rip Hunter's identity. I don't like a Silver Age character being tied that closely to a modern age character. I'm still reading my stuff from this week, but the Martian Manhunter and Manhunter were both great.