In this collection of hilarious and politically incorrect short comics, Freewheelin’ Franklin, Phineas, and Fat Freddy form a band; bring home a stray container of plutonium; try to make it through a whole day without getting stoned; and help Phineas through his pregnancy, in “Phineas Gets an Abortion.” (About which, say no more).
In the titular title story, the Freak Brothers venture outside on a mission to score a little weed. It is their first encounter with the wonders of the 21st century. (“Still illegal?”) Plus: Fat Freddy’s Cat stars in two solo adventures, including a visit to “Cat Heaven.” Fat Freddy himself stars in a bonanza of satirical sketches skewering such targets as Star Wars, G.I. Joe, and Superman.
The Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers in the 21st Century and Other Follies by Gilbert Shelton and Paul Mavrides is the second release in this special series of seven graphic albums. (The series presents all the Freak Brothers’ adventures chronologically, but individual albums will come out in a different order.) The Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers comics have sold more than 45 million copies worldwide in 16 languages.