Optic Nerve #14 by Adrian Tomine (D&Q) $6.95 - Optic Nerve 14 brings Adrian Tomine’s multifaceted, expressive cartooning to a new peak with two stories and a bonus autobiographical strip. “Killing and Dying” is about a father’s struggles to be supportive: it centers on parenthood, …
by Ted May
Published by Buenaventura Press
Ted May's Injury Comics #1, with Jason Robards and Jeff Wilson. In a post-apocalyptic dystopia, May's misanthropic cyborg Manleau is attacked by the Fighting Cock, a member of the feared Barnyard Animals gang. Can Manleau resist striking a bionic blow against this vicious gang banger as laughing street urchins look on? Also in this hot-rod premier issue: May draws punk artist Jeff Wilson's tender story of his junior-high attempt to score his first joint and listen to some heavy metal - with hilarious consequences! And find out what happens when Hercules gets cloned . . . twice! File this one under future - cyborg - mayhem - punk - weed - burnout - metal - garage comic / men's issues. 32 pp., B&W, 6.5 x 10 in.