Magdalene Visaggio and Marley Zarcone are throwing a party at the White House this June and you’re invited. The four-issue mini-series Marilyn Manor, sees the president’s spoiled daughter and her best friend Abe, who claims to be possessed by the spirit of Abe Lincoln, throw the party of the decade, unearthing dead historical figures and government secrets that are better off buried. Sex, drugs, séances, and secret passageways lead to time-bending mystical romps where past and present collide.
“We’ve been trying to capture the feel, the excitement, the energy of the rise of the New Romantics, of the decade that embraced excess and excitement in hugely over-the-top ways, and filled it with chaos and insanity. This is the weirdest thing I’ve ever written in the best way possible, like an apocalypse directed by John Hughes,” says co-creator/writer Magdalene Visaggio.