Friday, July 02, 2004

Fighting back with comics: Knight Ridder reports that Mexico City's mayor is challenging allegations that his administration is corrupt and weak on crime by publishing a comic book about a righteous mayor besieged by "monsters and dark forces of evil":

"Called Stories of a City: The Dark Forces, the comic book features sharks with spiky teeth, men in hooded capes and other forces of evil out to destroy the 'courageous and hardworking' mayor of Mexico City. Printing 2 million copies, which will be distributed free, cost the mayor's office $80,000."