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Top 10, Vol. 1 by Alan Moore
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May 22, 2009

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This is the story of a police force in a megacity where everyone has super powers. While the story isn't as politicized as some of Moore's other comic books, he does pay tribute to the fascist nature of superheroes with scenes such as when Top Ten agents are walking through "The Hall of Genius Nazis" in an old museum. You learn in the intro that the city was built by Nazi scientists after World War 2.

The backgrounds and side stories are filled with references to comic and cartoon icons (including a mechanized Charlie Brown and thieving Smurfs). The book also makes a lot of references for comic book nerds, including some that I'm sure went over my head.

Worth the read. I'll certainly pick up Book 2.

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