Happy Local Comic Book Shop Day! OK, so technically we're a bookstore, but if you're in Chicago, we're local. And we do have comics! For example: Edie Fake's new Gaylord Phoenix Issue #8, which travels the path to call on connections too thick to be broken, in Fake's award-winning, …
by Josh Bayer
64p, b&w, 8"x10.5"
Bayer's mad impulse musclepumped line meatgrinds the 1982 pop-pulp of Rom issue 29 into alt-art comix drama, replete with teen angst, multi endings and sloppy sex. This is the beauty of reinterpretation at work: a truly effective cover song realized in comics form, perhaps finding its real format for the first time.-EF