"Inspired by magazines like Mad and traditional superhero comics, Real Deal magazine were a series of self-published, independent comic books created in 1989 by Lawrence Hubbard (a.k.a "RawDog") and the late "H.P." McElwee (a.k.a. "R.D. Bone", 1955-1998). Peopled with a cast out of a blaxploitation movie -- convicts, hustlers, drug addicts, crack whores, car thieves, and murderers -- these cult-classic comics straddle the line between satirizing and showing the harsh realities of urban life" -- provided by publisher.