Baaaad Muthaz

Rosarium. Sept. 2019. 140p. ISBN 9781732638815. pap. $14.95. SF
They’re Afro Desia, Cali Vera, Alley Bastard, Candy Ass, and Katana Jade: “The all-female space pirates who double as a James Brown revival band!” exclaims Pamela, an alligator-like pwanta seeking music to mate by. Transporting a priceless cargo of Karvigjian sperm, the Muthaz come up against rival Captain Sky, mandrill guerillas, an antlered Prince-look-alike—and the pwantas. The Afrofunk characters and gonzo plot draw on retro-Blaxploitation clichés for messy, exuberant fun bursting with puns and in-jokes.

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