|A review of Get Your War On
by Kajamir the Giant
I first became aware of GYWO in the issues of Rolling Stone magazine that my roommate subscribes to. I'd read it as happenstance, but it was never very enjoyable. Bland repeating 'art', constant and rather obnoxious Gen-X rants about modern political turmoil, endless swearing giving rise that nothing worthwhile was being written... GYWO reminds of a radio shock jock. Trying to maybe say something, but having more attitude and vulgarity than he knows what to do with so the message is lost.
Who is this comic appealing to? Zen L33t says the liberals. What about the masses of people who couldn't care less about politics as a whole? If the comic has a particular political bent, why is it featured in a major publication with no balancing counter commentary? Well, as was written by another reviewer, it's an editorial comic, at least somewhat. However, nothing this thing offers would ever convince me of something, let alone have me cheer out 'right on!'. It's more like the ranting of a foul mouthed teenager who can touch upon meaningful points, and then completely lose any sense of persuasiveness.
I don't particularly care what's being written in this case. It's about as elegant as the nationalistic violence of Stickdeath.com. Rather, every panel is horrible eyesore. Not only must we contend with flat xerox art, but a total lack of cohesiveness, while bearing endless empty ranting, sarcasm, and cynicism, is just disgusting to what a publicized creation could be. Did Rolling Stone pick this up for it's ho-hum controversial value? I don't know. But I don't consider being irritating a selling point. But I guess it does give one the idea that if enough pages are collected, they would make a decent liner for a bird's cage. I'm going to step down a moment from politeness, and say I detest everything about this 'comic'.
I see no reason to support or speak anything well of Get Your War On. It's a crude mess more befitting the pages of some dramatic teenager's notebook during biology class. I give this appalling monstrosity of obnoxious negativity a flat out 0 of 10 stars. Don't read, don't acknowledge it, just keep walking.