One of the key comics of the 1980s - along with Watchmen and Batman: The Dark Knight Returns - Howard Chaykin's American Flagg! was a massive-selling hit, breaking new ground in comics storytelling and influencing a generation of writers and artists. America, 2031. TV star Reuben Flagg is drafted to protect the citizens of Chicago as a Plexus Ranger, having pretended to be one onscreen. The inexperienced Flagg must tackle an America blighted by a biased and oppressive media, dubious 'wars', widespread political corruption and environmental disaster...Never-before-collected, this bitingly prescient satirical series is an all-time classic. This debut volume features an introduction by Michael Chabon (Wonder Boys).
Howard Chaykin has had an illustrious career, both inside comics and out. As well as American Flagg!, he illustrated the original Star Wars comics, and wrote and illustrated Blackhawk, The Shadow, Black Kiss, Time(Squared) and, more recently, Challengers of the Unknown. In television, he wrote for Earth: Final Conflict and The Flash, was Executive Consultant on Mutant X and Supervising Producer on Viper.