Jonny Quest meets Infinite Jest! This mind-bending book—half graphic novel, half postmodern mystery, and 25% footnotes—is a thrilling tribute to the ways we build meaning out of disposable pop culture.
WHO IS MARY TYLER MOOREHAWK? How did she save the world from a dimension-hopping megalomaniac? Why was her TV show canceled after only nine episodes? These are just a few of the questions that young journalist Dave Baker begins to ask himself as he unravels the many mysteries surrounding the obscure comic book Mary Tyler MooreHawk. However, his curiosity grows into an obsession when he discovers that the reclusive creator of his favorite globe-trotting girl detective…is also named Dave Baker.
WHAT IS MARY TYLER MOOREHAWK? A compilation of long-lost gee-whiz adventure comics in which the world’s strangest family fights to avert Armageddon…and a bundle of magazine articles from a dystopian future where physical property is banned and entertainment is broadcast on dishwashers. It’s a document-based detective story that weaves back and forth between worlds, touching on everything from corporate personhood to mutant shark-men to the meaning of fandom and reality itself. It’s a show you don’t remember…and a book you won’t forget.
WAIT, IS THIS REAL? Good question.
About the Author
Dave Baker is an Eisner-nominated writer and illustrator. His works include Fuck Off Squad (Silver Sprocket), Star Trek Voyager: Seven’s Reckoning (IDW), Night Hunters (Floating World), and Everyone Is Tulip (Dark Horse), which was featured in numerous “Best Comics of 2021” lists. His most recent graphic novel is Forest Hills Bootleg Society (Atheneum/S&S) with frequent collaborator Nicole Goux.
“America has a new sweetheart and media darling, but only Dave Baker has managed to ink her to a long-term deal and capture the Mona Lisa–like enigma that is...Mary Tyler MooreHawk.” —E.M. Rauch, creator of Buckaroo Banzai
“Mary Tyler MooreHawk is a uniquely immersive psychedelic odyssey, etched in energetic and detailed linework and bursting with surreal invention and mind-boggling concepts. Strap yourself in and take a deep breath.” —Bryan Talbot, creator of The Adventures of Luther Arkwright