The sci-fi epic Twelve Gems by Lane Milburn takes place somewhere in the outer cosmos, beyond reckoning or observation. The mysterious Dr. Z has enlisted three space heroes to search the galaxy for the fabled Twelve Gems of Power: the hulking alien-brawn Furz; the beautiful and deadly …
by Tom Gauld
Published by Drawn and Quarterly
96p, Hardcover, 2 colors, 6.5" x 9.75"
"Goliath of Gath isn't much of a fighter. Given half a choice, he'd pick
admin work over patrolling in a heartbeat, to say nothing of his
distaste for engaging in combat. Nonetheless, at the behest of the
king, he finds himself issuing a twice-daily challenge to the
Israelites: "Choose a man. Let him come to me that we may fight. If he
be able to kill me, then we shall be your servants. But if I kill him,
then you shall be our servants."
From one of Britain's most popular cartoonists, Goliath displays a sensitive wit, a bold line, and a traditional narrative reworked, remade, and revolutionized."