MIBDUL issue #6
Issue 6 – the finale!
Worlds collide on the arena!
In this pulse-pounding finale, our heroes stage a resistance as Prime Minister Robberbarron and his chief “Captain of Industry” Orion roll the red carpet on their cynical new vision for Mibdul.
Robberbarron and his cronies have depleted the planet of its resources and overbuilt it to within an inch of its life. Now, they are attempting to turn disaster into profit by putting the monsters to work as cheap entertainment. Magla is resolute that the resistance is the way forward, but lessons will need to be learnt, even at the eleventh hour …
Mibdul is a six-issue serialised comic that’s a first in many ways: something of an allegory for Malta’s often tragicomic relationships with the outside world, it frames this political dimension through the story of Magla, a young girl whose mother recently committed suicide, but whose legacy suggests a link to primordial forces beneath Mibdul’s core. A legacy that both Magla and a rag-tag resistance force seek to exploit in an attempt to overthrow the capitalistic juggernaut that is destroying any remaining part of Mibdul’s natural heritage.
Mibdul is the smallest planet in its star system, flanked as it is by Treaty — its former coloniser — and Velocifero, a technologically-advanced cyborg utopia that’s proving to be more and more of a reference point for Mibdul’s avaricious elite.
Mibdul tells a colourful and gripping story, while also dipping into familiar political scenes to lend a flavour and satirical edge to a story that otherwise draws from a rich well of pop culture and myth.
Mibdul is published monthly, in six issues, starting 14/04/22
With funding by the Malta Book Fund (National Book Council)
“Mibdul is … a surreal science-fiction environmental satire — from two of Malta’s best young creative talents.” — Gordon Rennie