I’m the first to admit that I’m not the biggest parody guy. That’s mostly because my brain doesn’t hold all the necessary minutia to truly appreciate a good parody.
So when I read “The Almighties” I really read it like any other comic, I wasn’t trying to find every in-joke and reference. I liked it. It was a good caricature of the super hero genre and their ridiculous excesses.
Here’s a bit from Actuality’s press release:
Nick Fury is currently assembling Earth’s Mightiest Heroes in the Avengers movie – but what if a more questionable character put together his own skewed take on the world’s greatest super-team…or just threw together whoever was available?
The enigmatic White Out has amassed a dysfunctional bunch of heroes to take down ‘threats to America’ – sending them on missions that have comedic nods to all the big Marvel events of recent years – from Civil War to Fear Itself. But these aren’t your momma’s super-heroes and things aren’t quite as they seem…”