Brother Power the Geek Nos. 1-2 [Complete Run]
New York: National Periodical Publications, 1968. Offset printed, two staple bound comics. 6 ¾ x 10 ¼ in. Very good. Item #5551
A Frankenstein tale for the hippie generation, Brother Power was an abandoned mannequin in an old shop that was taken over by hippies, who dressed the mannequin up in their wet and bloodied countercultural duds after being attacked by a biker gang. The mannequin, forgotten for months, is one day struck by lightning and brought to life, endowed with superhuman strength and speed. Following this event, Brother Power joins a Big Daddy Roth-inspired psychedelic circus, runs for Congress, gets a job at Acme, and is eventually shot into space in a missile while being hunted down by governor Ronald Reagan. A wacked-out offering from DC Comics, this reflection of youth culture seems more suited for underground press publishing than mainstream, and was notoriously hated by the staff of DC Comics at the time, due to the sympathetic portrayal of the counterculture, leading it to being swiftly cancelled after only two issues.