40. DOGS OF WAR
Nathan Fox and Sheila Keenan’s heart-wrenching, half-century-spanning tale of soldiers and soldiers’ best friends is old-fashioned in its storytelling and forward-looking in its gorgeously sleek illustration.
39. Will Laren
It is… unsettling how funny we find these inexplicable and off-kilter comic strips.
38. Z2 Comics
We can’t wait to see Paul Pope’s ESCAPO and Dean Haspiel’s BILLY DOGMA collection from Josh Frankel’s ambitious new imprint.
37. TURMOIL IN THE TOYBOX
7 and 1/2 minutes of the gospel truth. The toys, comics, cartoons, and games of the ’80s turned our entire generation into satanists. Watch this as you perform your daily sacrifice.
One of the finest stories Marvel Comics has ever told is back in print. Jae Lee and Paul Jenkins explored the artful outskirts of what is possible in a superhero comic.
Chuck Forsman’s dark, opaquely frightening story of two broken young people on the run plays like a Gus Van Sant version of BADLANDS. It gets under your skin.
40. Simon Stålenhag’s Sci-fi Suburbia
A Sweden turned inside out by science, yet still recognizably, nostalgically human.
39. MARK SHULTZ’S XENOZOIC TALES ARTIST’S EDITION
Dinosaurs, dino-sized. Thanks yet again, IDW.
38. LEGO Delorean
Where we’re going, we don’t need roads! Because LEGO cars are not street legal.
37. Patton Oswalt trolling Twitter
“Eat the poor, disabled and hopeless. It’s the only way we can insure our future.”
I think he’s really onto something.
36. THE ANIMAL MAN OMNIBUS
Grant Morrison’s mind-bending genre-smasher is finally as heavy as it ought to be.
35. Real-life Patlabor
Because one real-life giant robot was not enough for Japan. Thank god.
34. Suggestions for Street Harassment
Hey HollabackPHILLY, let’s get on this:
(and so on)
40. SATELLITE SAM
Raymond Chandler meets Paddy Chayefsky, in Howard Chaykin’s sketchy, viciously sharp ink lines.
39. Moebius Nemo
Come back, Jean Girard. How are we supposed to make a proper Nemo tribute without you?
38. Tokidoki Donutella
37. Our Anniversary Party
The Paper Anniversary has to be a lucky one for a comic book store.
One question: if you get this on your hands, how do you wash it off?
35. BEST OF EC ARTIST’S EDITION
IDW just won’t stop with these incredible collections of photographed artwork. Pre-code EC comics like you’ve never seen ’em before.
40. This Killing Joker Statue
39. Our July 4th Drink & Draw & BBQ
To celebrate our great nation we will draw in only red, white, and blue. However, as usual, we will be drawing only penises.
38. Lady Thanos
Our favorite costume of a lot of great efforts at Heroescon.
37. Master Month
Every day this month we will be spotlighting a creator whose name alliterates with a day of the week. Wally Wood and Winsor McCay will be duking it out for control of Wednesday.
36. HOW TO SPEAK POETRY
Are you trying to suggest that you love butterflies more perfectly than anyone else?
35. ADVENTURE TIME vol. 3
Because everyone should get the chance to choose their own Adventure Time.
40. Copra Compendium
It’s finally here, courtesy of Bergen St. Comics. With a voice all his own Fiffe swipes liberally from Miller & Kirby, then high-tails it for the border.
39. Electric Light Orchestra
If there’s a better album to make comics to than ELO’s NEW WORLD RECORD, please tell me about it.
38. This Commencement Speech by Joss Whedon
Because YOU HAVE ALREADY BEGUN TO DIE.
When this stuff finally breaks in the states, dozens of organic locally-sourced poutineries will start popping up all over Williamsburg & Silverlake.
We got a new cat. He’s a little monster, but also a kitten so we are legally and morally obligated to love him.
40. Unwritten vol. 7
Just when you expect Gross & Carey’s literary-metaphysical magnum opus to start buckling down and wrapping up, it gets headier and wilder.
39. Waking Sleeping Beauty
An absolute love song to the guys who resurrected Disney’s majesty after a muddled, disappointing ’80s. The Howard Ashman stuff is inspiring and tragic.
38. Foxing Quarterly
Art directed by Jim Rugg, this might be the best-looking zine we have ever seen.
37. James Ensor
The powerful works of this turn-of-the-century Belgian expressionist can be seen at the MoMA. The combination of tiny, obsessive detail with big, broad gestures reminded us of our own David Proch.
We’re headed north again as the Time Machine travels across the border. Now if we could just find our passports…
35. Print Show
Instead of featuring one particular artist, in May we’re filling the gallery with beautiful low-priced prints from our books and our friends. Our buddies sure do make some pretty pictures here…
34. IDW’s Spirit Artist’s Edition
Now that’s the spirit! Continue reading
THE LOCUST MOON TOP 40
Counting down the hits this month
40. UNCANNY X-MEN #1
As dumb as AVENGERS VS. X-MEN may have been, the consequences have energized the X-universe. We love it for, among other things, this Cyclops propaganda poster.
Grant Morrison wraps up his tonally schizoid miniseries that draws equally from THE TWILIGHT ZONE, Disney movies, and a half-century of dumb comics about hit men.
38. Trying to find a title for the Locust Moon quarterly comics collection
37. Virtual Reality Helmets
Because, as James Bond reminds us, THE WORLD IS NOT ENOUGH.
36. KILL SHAKESPEARE: THE TIDE OF BLOOD
If comics be the food of love, play on. We’re excited for more adventures in the bardosphere.
35. This Cake
Celebrating the first year of the gloriously anachronistic RETROFIT COMICS with cake, booze and arguments.