The Adventures of Unemployed Man

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In better times, Unemployed Man was a hero called The Ultimatum. 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. He soon teams with Plan B, Wonder Mother, the Master of Degrees, 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.

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Credits: Erich Origen and Gan Golan. Also: Rick Veitch (penciling), Terry Beatty (inking), Lee Loughridge, (coloring), and Clem Robins (lettering).

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Excerpted from the graphic novel, The Adventures of Unemployed Man.

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Excerpted from the graphic novel, The Adventures of Unemployed Man.

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Excerpted from the graphic novel, The Adventures of Unemployed Man.

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