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Caped

2.87  ·  Rating details ·  30 Ratings  ·  6 Reviews
"We save them! So they can save the day!" Think your boss is tough? Try working for a superhero! While your boss is out fighting crime, you get the pleasure of scheduling public appearances, getting the dry-cleaning done and keeping a tidy secret lair. Millions would kill to be a superhero's personal assistant like Jimmy Lohman. Unfortunately, he's not one of them. A story ...more
Paperback, 112 pages
Published April 13th 2010 by BOOM! Studios (first published 2010)
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☆♥☆Kotyonok★♡★
A lot funnier than I expected--the dialogue pokes fun at superheroes but also has average jokes and interactions that make you chuckle.

I was pleasantly surprised :)
Trike
The concept is that superheroes need assistants more than they need sidekicks. Someone to pick up their laundry, wash their cars, and so on.

This is a case of the idea being better than the execution. It wasn't really funny enough to be called a comedy, and the deconstruction of superheroes has been done before, both better and more thoroughly, and it didn't have a real edge.

Okay, that last part is a lame joke.

See, the main superhero in question is a Batman-esque dude named Edge. He has an Edgec
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Hunter Camp
Jul 07, 2010 rated it liked it
I'll give it to Caped on this one, the concept of a superhero's assistant is quite interesting. Unfortunately for Caped, the creators don't delve themselves fully into this concept, and they ultimately come up for air far too many times. I would have loved to see more from this angle, as opposed to the result being just like that of any other superhero comic.

Caped does a good job of breaking down the superhero by offering a fresh take on the "breaking down the hero" genre, but ultimately the exe
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Justinthunderliger
May 18, 2010 rated it did not like it
Pacing of a video montage, dialogue from pre-schoolers playing pretend, and art that looks like it took less time to do than it took me to read it. Full of the most "superhero deconstructed" cliches this side of Watchmen.
David Johnston
Sep 13, 2013 rated it liked it
The protagonist is the personal assistant to a superhero who must save his declining career and eventually his life. Amusing conceit, so-so execution
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