London, 1975. The Sex Pistols do their first gig at the Marquee. Death Race 2000 and Rollerball are on at the cinema. The first Macdonald's has just opened. And women are banned from wearing trousers in the office.
Meet Dave Maudling, editor of The Spanker, Britain's most popular weekly comic. He's a liquorice-pipe-chewing man-child, and the world's laziest serial killer. Actually, he hasn't killed anyone...yet. He's intent on killing off his readers by inserting lethal information into his comic. But then something unexpected and wonderful happens...
This is Dave's world, so he's also being blackmailed by a monster from his childhood. He has a strange desire to date fur coats. And his femme fatale mother, Jean, is nagging him to solve her murder. Yes, she's dead, but is she really just a figment of his imagination? As he sets out to discover the truth about her death, despite casting himself as the Villain in his life story, Dave begins to turn into a Hero.
From Pat Mills, Godfather of British comics and creator of 2000AD, and Kevin O'Neill, award-winning artist-creator of League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, comes a dark and bittersweet comedy of life in the 1970s, of flawed and eccentric characters, strange passions, and revenge for a lost childhood.
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