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Sun, 06 Jul 2008


Various, Hackerteen: Internet Blackout Vol 1

This is the start of a series of manga-style graphic novels that is aimed at kids and hopes to make them aware of various online issues including malware and the potential theft of democracy by corrupt voting machine manufacturers in conjunction with sleazy politicians.

The drawing style is simple and effective and the message pretty obvious but the names!! These really are super-lame: hackerteen? Hackerrip?? Ugren? Yago might have been clever if ...

And is US19.99 a little expensive for a fairly incomplete story (continued in vol 2)? It is nicely produced though - certainly not a cheap comic book.

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