Monday, April 28, 2008

The Return of ZsaZsa (The Superheroine, Not the Singer)

From Carver House:

(Top) "Your sister will go crazy again."
(Bottom) "ZsaZsa Zaturnnah in Metro Manila"

ZsaZsa Zaturnnah is this wild spoof of Darna (imagine a female Captain Marvel with Wonder Woman's outfit) that won the National Book Award. In the original graphic novel, a gay beautician (complete with her own salon and lingo) transforms into a voluptuous, red-haired superheroine to combat English-speaking similarly-voluptuous female aliens who riff off lines from local TV and movies. Add in a hunky male love interest ("what if he finds out I'm not really a woman?") and you have a very funny comic book spoof.

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