We may not like to admit it but there are fat people roaming the earth.
It is true!
They are not just a few pounds overweight, either. These people are huge, three-hundred, four-hundred, even five-hundred pound folks that are so fat they pose a danger to themselves and the people around them.
So let’s not be ignorant. Pretending that fat people don’t exist is like pretending that there are no such things as black people, gay people, or women that are more than sex objects.
Fat people are real. Real people with hopes and dreams, fears and joys, loves and hates. Look in the mirror. You may be one.
So please do not get pious and all politically correct when you read the following:
CAPTAIN OBESE is a comic about a morbidly obese superhero that was previously published in the 1980′s by Warp Graphics and disappeared from the comics scene mostly because it is politically incorrect to notice fat people in popular media unless you are trying to shrink them back to normal size.
It is OK for shows like Biggest Loser to capitalize on fat people because it’s objective is to get rid of them by teaching them the healthier ways of the thin world.
I’m sorry, but CAPTAIN OBESE is fat and he is making no apologies for his size.
He is fat, proud, and most of all, he is back!
What makes CAPTAIN OBESE special. His creator, Don Lomax.
Don is, without question, graphically and literally, the most brutally honest comic creator I can remember ever seeing in print.
His Harvey nominated Vietnam Journal which is currently published by Transfuzion Publishing and his work on the Marvel comic The ‘NAM is testimony to his ability and willingness to tell it like it is. Don lays it out on the page, panel after panel and pulls no punches. Don draws from experience, having served in Vietnam and it shows in the work which is described as the most accurate graphic depiction of the Vietnam War, ever.
Whether it is war comics or the tremendous volume of adult comix that Don has created in his four decades as a comic artist, one thing is certain, Don is not timid when it comes to laying down the ink. His images are exquisitely rendered and often openly raw.
Of all Don Lomax’s works, CAPTAIN OBESE may be one of his most tame and easily digested by the faint of heart. That still will not prevent people from being uncomfortable with the idea of a fat guy in long underwear and a cape throwing his weight around for truth, justice, and the American way.
My suggestion to those dissenters, “Get over it!”
There’s a new superhero in town, his name is CAPTAIN OBESE, and he is fat.
Too Bad! Go eat a cheeseburger or two.