Magniloquence the Superheroine
Magniloquence the Superheroine is a romantic comedy in classical comic format bordering on and using the themes of Restoration Comedy or comedy of manners -- a light rather amusing story that ends happily and that deals with contemporary life and manners, often with a satirical slant.
The comic follows the antics and antipathies of Magniloquence the Superheroine and her friends and family. She gets married to another superhero - Kinematic Man - who happily retires from his high pressure job to become her house-husband. We also get to see her best friend, Ampére, and her friend’s on-again off-again boyfriend Six Shooter.
This comedy then is the story of how our superheroines deal with everyday problems in the city of Wonder Falls. The humor in the comic occurs as the romantic relationships collide with the “realities” of the superheroines’ world. It is the juxtaposition of conditions and the logical jumps in thinking that cause the humor. In other words, this comic is about the “oh, yeah, that’s right” or the “I never thought of that” moments.
Once again, the Author has gone out of his way to make non-standard characters of which his wife and daughters could be proud: strong curvy women in charge with male sidekicks, all mixed together with some action and romance.
The superheroines and superheroes are based on the seven virtues: humility, charity, kindness, patience, chastity, temperance, and diligence. The supervillaines and supervillains are based on the seven sins: pride, avarice, envy, wrath, lust, gluttony, and sloth/acedia.
Target audience: T = Teens and up -- for things you would normally see in the afternoon soaps and BBC sit-coms, including comic book action and soapsuds violence, church services and socials, romantic situations such as kissing and cuddling, bedroom activities featuring hair combs and nightgowns and couples under the covers in bed, and last but not least honkeytonk dancing and drinking.
It is NSFW, 1. due to the fact that it has references to religion [people going to church and doing good deeds], 2. references to crimes [villaines planning heists, property destruction, and various and sundry mayhem], and 3. references to romance and love [kissing, cuddling, bare skin, and bedroom activities]. It also may be objectionable to some due the reversal of gender roles assigned to the characters [women are generally smarter than the men and mostly in charge].
So for young and innocent readers, I offer the following advice: if you don’t understand some of the situations and some of the jokes – skip them and go on to the next comic in the series. Unless, of course, your parents are into education; then ask them about the comic references you don't understand and perhaps they will explain the euphemisms and situations.
For more mature readers who already know more about life and love than I do, don’t hesitate to contact the Author and offer suggestions.
For those of you in between these extremes, sit back and enjoy the ride. Life is about to get bumpy for our heroines.Robert Stradley, the Weekend Artist
© 2013-2019. Magniloquence TM the Superheroine is written and illustrated by Robert Stradley, Characters and elements of Magniloquence are TM and © 2013-2019 Robert Stradley. All rights reserved. Graphic novels are published by Twisted Tail Productions PO box 9778 Wichita Falls, Texas, USA 76308. All names, characters, places, and events are fictitious and are meant to be treated as such. Any resemblance to actual persons past, present, or future is entirely coincidental. Any tongue-in-cheek reference to existing comics is purely intentional and readers are encouraged to ferret them out. If you cannot find any, you need to read more comics. If you can read this, you probably don't need new glasses.