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 …
Published by Top Shelf
Wicked whiteys, gnarled branches, secret messages in slippery bottles, and a heavy whirpool of subterfuge, defeat and hair writhe through these haunted trails. Reynolds somehow packs five strong pieces into 48 pages, with each comic tangentially brushing the others in his deeply nautical, perversely witty, lushly drawn universe. It's decidedly a collection of comics about tragedies, losses and failures, but it reads like a triumph. Beyond recommended, duh. -EF
48p, b&w, 5"x7.5"