Title: Ricky Rouse Has a Gun.
Author: Jörg Tittel.
Artist: John Aggs.
Genre: Fiction, graphic novel, politics, satire, social criticism.
Publication Date: June 12, 2014.
Summary: Rick Rouse is a US Army deserter who, after running away to China, gets a job at Fengxian Amusement Park — a family destination heavily “inspired” by Western culture, featuring Rambi (the deer with a red headband), Ratman (the caped crusader with a rat’s tail), Bumbo (small ears and a big behind), and dozens of other original characters. The park’s general manager is convinced that Rick was destined to greet Fengxian customers, dressed as none other than Ricky Rouse. A relentless action comedy, a satire of US–China relations, a parody of Western entertainment, and a curious look at China — a country that, once we look past its often outrageous copyright infringements, is a culture ripe with innovation and a unique, courageous spirit.
My rating: 7.5/10.