Saturday, June 21, 2008
Kill All Parents! has a nice, simple premise at its core: one mad scientist sees the terrible future and moves to prevent it by creating a whole host of superheroes. You can probably guess how. Heroes need tragedy to become who they are, he reasons, and all the better if that tragedy is something that occurs during childhood—when the hero is helpless and vulnerable, and can never find anything like closure. At least, not through superheroic violence. It’s a damn good premise, worth at least one surprised-bark of a laugh.