Penn Jillette is best known for his edgy and dangerous-yet-humorous magic acts with his traditionally silent partner Teller. As a writer, he brings a similar bizarre wit to this offbeat yarn of a pair of traveling musicians who finance their super-hero adventures by cheating fellow musicians at cards. Their moral code, however, compels them to make amends for their card-sharking, anonymously of course. It’s not exactly clear what their powers are, since all their adventures happen off-camera, but they do wear costumes and apparently do some sort of good deeds.
Drawn by Renée French, this black-and-white comic from Oni Press gives new meaning to the term “unorthodox,” featuring several stories—one focusing on how our heroes invented the answering machine. It appears Jillette will keep doing the magic thing for a little while longer.
32 page black and white comic with color covers
Oni Press, 1999