What do you do when your Mistress is on vacation?
Well, if you are one of these four very imaginative subs, you collaborate on a vision quest in the desert.
Okay a virtual vision quest, admittedly, but still a marvelous read.
The whole thing is brilliant on so many different levels I can’t say enough about it. First off, it is being written by four different individuals, but it still has a cohesion that never seemed to happen in those comic books that attempted to share the same storyline.
The Wastelands is filled with hilarious moments. I can’t tell you which of these guys is funnier, billybear using every hallucinogen known to man in order to have a vision of his Mistress, and blowing himself up by smoking and inhaling ether at the same time — or lucky using up everyone’s water to build a sand sculpture of Ms. Grace — or jemmie testing out a new UV-enhancing sunscreen in the desert — or bankyboo discovering their map of the Mojave Desert is useless because they’re not in the Mojave Desert.
The four of them are constantly dropping comments on each other’s blogs, where they bicker over every little detail of their debauched/sacred desert journey.