Automatic Kafka was a 9-issue American comic book written by Joe Casey with art by Ashley Wood. It was published in 2002 by DC Comics in the Wildstorm Universe.
The series followed the life of Automatic Kafka, an android who had been a member of a mass-marketed superhero group called the $tranger$ during the 1980s. After the team breaks up, Kafka is lost, looking for a new direction in life. The comic follows Kafka as he tries different ways of becoming human: drugs, sex and fame among them. The series also visits Kafka's former teammates who each have adapted to their life post-$tranger$ in their own way.
Automatic Kafka was a very experimental comic; Ashley Wood's unique style and Joe Casey's writing made it something between parody, satire and homage. With an abundance of sex, drugs, nudity and violence, avant-garde art, and complex scripts, it only found a small audience.