If you thought socialized medicine was an affront to democracy, wait until you get a load of what’s going on in the new graphic novel from BOOM! Studios’ explosive-themed all-ages KABOOM! imprint. Hex Vet: Witches in Training by cartoonist Sam Davies depicts a world where liberal socialized medicine has gone completely off the rails and witches are allowed to get medical licenses and practice veterinary medicine using magic, depriving the patriotic pharmaceutical industry of its rightfully-deserved mega-profits. And you thought the death panels were bad!
Here’s the description of the new book:
In a world where magic is a part of daily life, Nan and Clarion are determined to be the best veterinarian witches of all time. Between life, animals, and magic, these two witches will soon realize that they have a lot to learn—and not just about how to help a ghost cat have kittens. This story will take Nan and Clarion on fun adventures where they will get to learn more about each other, their strengths as veterinarians, and their equal passion for magical animals. Hopefully they’ll be up to the challenge of running a clinic, saving lives, and staying on their boss’ good side!
“Hex Vet is centered around a magical veterinary practice which means I get to draw as many strange animals I can think of AND include a lot of witchy nonsense,” said Davies in the press release. “I’m in heaven. Unusual pets are a running theme in my webcomics work, so it’s exciting to expand that into a full story with characters who are totally unprepared to deal with all the creature troubles I’m going to throw at them.”
If this sort of thing sounds like its up your alley, you pinko slug, you’ll want to keep an eye out for this book in stores in December. It looks kid-friendly, so if you want to brainwash children with liberal ideas, it would probably make a good Christma… sorry, we mean non-denominational holiday gift.