She just looks like a Pulitizer-prize winning New York Times columnist. But all these years Maureen Dowd
has secretly had more in common with Clark Kent than Gail Collins.
Since the mid-'80s, she's been a gun-wielding, crime-fighting superhero
hell-bent on ridding the nation of baddies while getting her latest
article in on deadline. And she does so—to the surprise of opinion page
devotees—apparently wearing nothing but skimpy lingerie.
This surreal scenario, conjured up by artist Benjamin Marra, is the premise of the a new homegrown satirical comic-book series The Incredibly Fantastic Adventures of Maureen Dowd
The debut episode features Dowd facing off against a rogue black-ops
agent, White House officials who consider her column "a threat,"
Hezbollah commandos and—of course—her unruly editor. Thomas Friedman and
George Clooney will also make inexplicable appearances in the series.
[H/t: Daily Intel
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