THE COURIERS / SUPERMARKET / POUNDED
Youth culture, urban dystopia, punk rock, ultraviolence, and a vicious sense of humor link these series.
Co-created with artists Rob G, Brett Weldele, Kristian Donaldson, and Steve Rolston. Published by Image Comics, IDW, and Oni Press.
The Couriers: The Complete Series
Collecting the complete four-volume saga, this hyper-violent, tongue-in-cheek tale of mercenary bike messengers in New York City breaks all the rules.
Couscous Express (2001)
The Couriers (2003)
The Couriers: Dirtbike Manifesto (2004)
The Couriers: The Ballad of Johnny Funwrecker (2005)
In the future world of Supermarket, cash rules over everything. Legitimate and black-market economies define the City and everyone in it, controlled by rival factions of the Yakuza and Porno Swede crime families. Convenience store clerkette Pella Suzuki suddenly finds herself right in the middle of it, heir to an empire she couldn't possibly inherit. Armed with phone messages from beyond the grave and a natural sense of street-level economics, she fends off hit squads, following a path defined for her well before she was born. Supermarket is anti-consumerism doctrine with a healthy dose of humor and violence.
In a city filled with trust-fund babies and armchair revolutionaries, Heavy Parker rules the punk scene as a benevolent dictator. He sings lead in a local hardcore band. He puts out zines, pseudo-revolutionary material, and flypost propaganda about town. It's good to be king. Or at least it is until Missy, Heavy's girlfriend, goes away for college. How can a guy like Heavy be expected to handle a long-distance romance? Broken hearts and busted heads, this punk rock romance revenge story is a bitter and sarcastic send-up of MTV-era punk rock culture and the kids that worship it.