The renowned graphic-book author Joyce Brabner's Second Avenue Caper is the true story of a tight-knit group of artists and activists living in New York City in the early 1980s who found themselves on the front lines in the fight against AIDS. Struggling to understand the disease and how they …
"This issue's centerpiece is an article on John Holmstrom, the publisher of 'Punk' and the one to blame for putting the word into my vocabulary. It serves as a companion to the history of Bay Area bookstores (and alternative culture) in Cometbus #51. On the one hand it is the story of a man and his mag, but it is also a journey through half a century of underground publishing, with Holmstrom as the link between many different coloful characters and the forces they represent."