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Brotherhood of Steele: Ayn Rand In the 21st Century

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Once, these comics were about serious political satire, but now they are all basically Bad Boys 2. Will guns and bootstraps help us get film options? COME ON OLIVER STONE YOU KNOW YOU WANT THIS.

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Benjamin Frisch is a comic book artist, and sometimes journalist currently habituating somewhere on the elitist liberal east coast of the United States. His published works include a short lived, but beloved cross-dressing comic strip entitled Maurice Antoinette and some other stuff not worth mentioning. As a journalist, Benjamin somehow contributed to National Public Radio, with his story At the Concert Hall, a Symphony for Space Invaders. Benjamin is currently delaying adulthood as a graduate student, and plans to remain one forever. He can be twittered at Twitter.com/BenjaminFrisch

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Hey there, Wonkeputians! Shypixel here to remind you to remember our Commenting Rules For Radicals, Enjoy!

  • ManchuCandidate

    What up?

  • Monsieur Grumpe

    I didn’t see that coming. When will Newt be introduced?

  • MLHencken

    Notice anything different?

  • Terry

    So, the Palins are Cylons? It does seem fitting. The GOP created them and now they will destroy the GOP. I wonder if Sarah has a slinky red dress and “%^&* me” pumps?

  • PrimlyStable

    I feel a bit ill.

  • ManchuCandidate

    Please no Sarah Palin comparisons to Six. Thanks.

  • JMP

    Oliver Stone? Nah, he’d offer up a bunch of new, paranoid conspiracy theories, ground the story in the 60s counterculture even if there’s no reason for it, and tell it in a rambling non-linear fashion that instead of serving the story stylistically, like in Tarantino’s works, just makes the plot nearly impossible to follow.

    If you just want dumb explosions, there are plenty of directors to choose from. Michael Bay of the aforementioned Bad Boys would bring in the loud noises, along with an extra dose of “comedic” racism. McG would add in some gratuitous T&A and lots of jump shots which make the action nearly impossible to follow. Joel Schumacher would also give incomprehensible jump shots, with gratuitous male T&A and lots of bright day-glo colors. Oh, and extraneous nipples on the costumes.

  • Dashboard_Buddha

    Ewww…”Pull my strings, puppet-master”. Gonna take a lot of scotch to get that image out of my mind.

  • ManchuCandidate

    As for the “smoking = conquering fire.”

    For Vitter, he sees it as Diapers = “Conquering the toilet”

  • CrunchyKnee

    My mind has been blown, also too.

  • Terry


    Ben started it!

  • Work in Progress

    Internet-based nerd props on the “Brotherhood of Steel” Fallout reference

  • freakishlystrong

    I hate Mondays. I hate Mondays less with our new cartoon puppet master Ben Frisch. That singular, hovering mustache representin’ is the fucking shizzle.

  • Panquake

    This is basically Wonkette fanfic and I LOVE BEING PANDERED TO.

  • PabaBritannica

    Black Steele in the Hour of Chaos

  • pub_option

    I can see the satirical intent in portraying Michael Steele as a white man, but he should still look something like Michael Steele.

  • weejee

    [re=625416]pub_option[/re]: Maybe Steele is using Male Pale like MJ in an effort to meet tanning bed aficionado Boner the Orange somewhere in the tonal middle?

  • MissyLissa

    Shit just got real.

  • Dashboard_Buddha

    [re=625403]ManchuCandidate[/re]: Leave Vitter alone! Don’t you know that once you succumb to potty training, all other forms of rebellion are meaningless. Don’t you know he’s a rebel!

  • Lazy Media

    Female cylons: Six, Xena warrior princess, Boomer, Indian presidential aide hotty chick, Col. Tigh’s slutty cougar wife. Nope, Snowbilly fails the hottness test to join that group.

    Enjoy the hottest blasphemy in Hollywood history

  • Can O Whoopass

    It’s Spielberg all the way.

  • bhosp

    Hibbledy, Bibbledy!

  • Can O Whoopass

    Unlike Ronald “West Hollywood Crisco” Reagan, George Bush will never have a shrine (Simi Valley Denny’s), a used car lot bigger than Cal Worthington nor a war he won.

  • Oblios Cap

    What kind of sick, twisted mind thinks up crap like this?


  • Dolmance

    These comics are really funny, but they literally make me want to vomit. It’s sort of unusual, this joy and nausea combined. I think the author is going to kill himself at some point.

  • North of Moscow

    [re=625407]Work in Progress[/re]: The Capital Wasteland is sort of how I envision the D.C. area to look after all the Teabaggers go Galt.

  • Jim89048

    Best Rand comic ever! When will these be stapled together on those cards, so we can riffle them with our thumb, thereby animating them?

  • Snarkalicious

    Neadz moar back-fat.

  • ithasatilde

    This is by far the best one, because it’s 100% accurate. Sad how people don’t realize Palin isn’t so much a right-winger as an idiot psychopath.

    Also, thanks to that illustration in his “more comfortable” clothes, I think I have a crush on Michael Steele.

  • Cranky Little Camperette

    [re=625476]Jim89048[/re]: I would love to see them published in handy Jack Chick tract format.

  • dex

    i need this on a t-shirt, wonkette.

  • Mad Brahms

    A Fallout pun *and* a Battlestar reference? Oh Ben, you little nerd you. And me, clearly, since I got them.

  • Broken Malice Machine

    Outstanding reference to Fallout 3…I’m swimming in nerd joy right now. Also, if anyone can create a more accurate representation of the snowbilly it’s because they know her and thus understand the psychopathic behavior on a more personal level. Incidently, when Micheal Steele rescues Rand and then gets all “GOP in the hizzie” you forgot to add the DMC to his RUN, Ken Blackwell. His position in the legion of wingnut shows even more how absolutely cynical the choice of Michael Steele was, “we’ll make are other darky his lieutenant!” Anyway, keep up the good work Wonkette; between the ultra-realistic Ayn Rand comics (no sarcasm intended) and the Sarah Benincasa featurette this site is becomming almost a variety site on its own. Except of course your variety is actually funny and adds to the overall value, not moronic and tragic like the Daily Beast’s…

  • Broken Malice Machine

    [re=625475]North of Moscow[/re]: Yeah I took one look at the DC Wasteland and realized this could only have been properly imagined with Dubya and the GOP in control of government, sort of a harbinger of things to come. Incidently, for my college writing course I wrote a short story of an alternate history in which McCarthy doesn’t get destroyed and instead gets elected thus ushering in wingnuts one after the other in the presidency; the world ends in a nuclear fireball when President Robertson decides the rapture is now and nukes the giant USSR…all told from the perspective of an liberal ex-senators son from hiding; this was of course before I’d been introduced to snowbilly…

  • Sleeves

    Don’t know how many times I should thank you for this, so thank you.

  • NotMother?

    I haz a dream just.like.this. last night.

  • mumblyjoe

    [re=625397]Terry[/re]: Curse my vivid imagination. There is not enough liquor on the planet to etch that image out of my head. Damn you!

  • boy_howdy

    [re=625503]Cranky Little Camperette[/re]: Just last week I was lobbying for someone to fall out of the helicopter and scream “YAAAAAAAA!!!,” as happens in all of Jack Chick’s best work. We live in hope.

    “Manueverers” is the new “refudiate.”

    Continuity problem– I’m fairly sure the historical Ayn Rand would have been repulsed by the big honkin’ gold cross hanging off of Mr. Mike. The cross is a symbol of sacrifice. Therefore a golden cross is anathema to the spirit of selfishness. She would have scolded him to rethink his premises.

    I’m disheartened by the relatively few comments this thing attracts every week, given the quality of the work. Maybe it’s just too damned disturbing. There’s not enough Brillo in the world to scrub the residue of panel #11 from my brain. What is this, Ayn making bedroom eyes after the RNC chair offers her a cigar? Could yet another vintage, rational, self-interested, Randian, objectivist rape sequence be just around the corner? And will Michael Steele make it to the final panel if she does?

  • foog

    Looks like Oliver Stone might want to cast Mel Gibson as Ayn…


  • libwakman

    Jamie Foxx can play Steele in the cinema version..what the fuck, he portrayed Ray Charles & that man was as blind as Steele. Samuel L.Jackson is just wayyy too tres cool for the role, unless the Steeleman starts sporting an AK47 at public events & quotes bible verses before he caps sum ass.
    Potential title: Aynnie get your gun.

  • Joey Ratz

    [re=625662]Broken Malice Machine[/re]: It’s like how Al Jourgensen writes his best materioal when there’s a repub in the White House. Motivation, baby!

  • zhubajie

    When does Ayn have sex with Paul the Octopus??