"FURIOUS, FEARLESS... ASTOUNDS with its WIT, and AMAZES with its PERSPICACITY. It should be read by EVERYONE."
—The Guardian UK
The Adventures of Unemployed Man is an all-time classic and international bestseller—the English version was the #1 graphic novel in the UK, and the French edition, Les Adventures D’Ultra Chomeur, was published in France to wide acclaim in 2014. Authored by super-geniuses Erich Michael Origen and Gan Golan, the exquisite art is done by such comics masters as Ramona Fradon, Rick Veitch, Michael Netzer, Terry Beatty,
Josef Rubenstein, Benton Jew, Thomas Yeates, Shawn Martinbrough, Clem Robins, Tom Orzechowski, Thomas Mauer and Lee Loughridge. Every page is a stunning work of art. In fact, many pages are now limited-edition fine art posters.
A new supergroup of down-but-not-out heroes emerges!
In better times, Unemployed Man was a hero called The Ultimatum—but after the financial meltdown, he was left with no money, and the U on his suit took on a very different meaning. Now he secretly lives under his former mansion in a cave—Rock Bottom. He soon teams with Plan B and other down-but-not-out superheroes to fight the sinister villains of The Just Us League, including the Human Resource, the Toxic Debt Blob, and The Invisible Hand.
The silver-haired sidekick from a bygone era, Plan B, has helped countless superheroes keep both feet on the ground. Since the Broker made a joke of his 401K, he can’t afford to retire—but most heroes won’t hire him because of his age. After meeting Unemployed Man in a job line, he soon becomes his new sidekick.
Fights for working mothers everywhere—in all that “spare time” she has. After she refused to breastfeed Wonder Baby in the supply closet at FiasCo, she was fired. She now lives in an invisible jet, her last possession—which she built from the nearly indestructible glass ceiling at her former employer’s headquarters.
Looking like a cross between Superman and a dreadlocked Rasta, Fellowman has the power of empathic conductivity. He can make people feel the pain (or other emotions) they’ve caused others through the sense of touch.
She shrinks your pain! A laid-off public school grief counselor defeated by The Invisible Hand’s sinister Budget Axe, Good Grief now serves as the go-to therapist for struggling superheroes everywhere. Her emblem is a radiant broken heart with a lightning bolt down the middle. Her belt is stocked with aromatherapy vials, which she uses to instantly make everyone chill.
Unrecognized by society for her contributions, unseen for her basic humanity, and often undetected by authorities, Fantasma is the Invisible Girl from Oaxaca. She’s an economic refugee whose family—generations of corn farmers—was defeated after NAFTA by the Subsidizer and The Invisible Hand. Like a ghost, she knows how to hide herself and disappear when necessary. But like a ninja, she uses the tools of her trade (cleaning supplies) as martial arts weapons.
Everyman is the New Deal hero with the ability to draw masses of people together for a common purpose. He helped form the original Just Great Society; Plan B was once his sidekick. Everyman is believed to be dead. Or is he? One thing is certain: He’s been missing for more than 30 years.
He can fix ANYTHING! A former General Supermotors worker whose job went “POOF!” thanks to The Outsourcerer. Then his pension disappeared thanks to The Invisible Hand. He serves as the team’s de facto mechanic and medic.
Behold—pages from the book.
The latest updates from Rock Bottom.
English and French print editions are available. A new English print edition is on the way. Meanwhile... BEHOLD!