''Superidol'' is a WebComic written for [[http://www.artbomb.net/home.jsp artbomb.net]] by Creator/WarrenEllis and illustrated by Colleen Doran. Leon, a reporter for a pop culture magazine tells what he sees in a "post-Final Fantasy, post-William Gibson, post-post-ironic western society" where pop culture had run dry and J-POP was beginning to catch on. The new international sensation is Rei Rei, a computer-generated IdolSinger whose voice was made from 200 voice samples. ([[Music/{{Vocaloid}} Er, sound familiar?]]) She becomes a phenomenon, a hit with the magazines and on the internet. Everyone wants to be her, boys and girls alike. What happens when a meme complex becomes self-aware?

It can be read [[http://www.artbomb.net/comics/superidol.jsp here]].
!!Tropes related to the webcomic:

* ApocalypticLog
* AssimilationPlot
* BareYourMidriff: Rei Rei's outfit.
* EvilDiva
* ForHappiness: What Rei Rei's music appears to be all about.
* IdolSinger
* JapanesePopMusic
* MemeticMutation: [[{{Demonization}} Demonized.]] A cluster of infectious parasitic ideas, InUniverse.
* NewMediaAreEvil
* PoliticalCorrectnessGoneMad: In-story; features from every nationality were pulled into the design of Rei Rei so she would appeal to the entire world.
* SerialEscalation: First the girls were just dressing up like Rei Rei, then they started getting plastic surgery to look like her, then they started getting their names legally changed to Rei Rei, then they started to alter their race and height to match Rei Rei's, then the transexual Rei Reis show up, then Rei Rei voice synthesizers were invented...
* SmokingHotSex: Between Leon and Nola
* TastesLikeDiabetes: Rei Rei's music, InUniverse, to Leon.
* VirtualCelebrity : Rei Rei
* TheVirus: Rei Rei herself.