Batton Lash’s Supernatural Law series bases its comedy on a simple and elegant premise: lawyers are hilarious and given the proper circumstances their clients are even better! The Law Office of Wolff and Byrd, Counselors of the Macabre, caters to a very specific clientele, representing Ghoulies, Ghosties, Long-Leggity Beasties, and the often-persecuted Things that go Bump in the Night. The cast of characters includes lawyers Alanna Wolff and Jeff Byrd, their devoted office manager Mavis, and their young starlet of a receptionist Corey Wolff. In this volume, among other legalistic adventures, the intrepid foursome engage the ghost of a cursed Egyptian nobleman, represent Susann the Muse of Potboilers in a royalties suit, and assist a demon in his quest for freedom of religious expression. All these stories are spiced with subplots following the soap-operatic love lives of our various protagonists, often complicated by supernatural interference, not to mention the demands of a thriving practice. Amid all this excitement, astute readers will note some entertaining references to other popular fantasy characters from Harry Potter to the heroes of Monsters Inc. Lash’s amusingly retro drawings call to mind a melding of Steve Canyon and the Archie comics, expanding the goofy humor even farther.
Mister Negativity and Other Tales of Supernatural Law
By Batton Lash
Exhibit A Press, 2003