The Morbid Anatomy Anthology by Joanna Ebenstein & Colin Dickey (Morbid Anatomy Press) $30.00 - 28 lavishly illustrated essays about the intersections of the history of anatomy and medicine as well as death and the macabre. Topics include the catacombs of Palermo, books bound in human skin, …
December 3 1967 an Alien Encounter
52p, b&w with occasional color, audio cd, 7"x11"
Classic alien firsthand account here, with an audio component bonus for the evidence portfolio. I find Jasorka's bursts of rainbow spot color far more weird than the actual abduction tale which is served up in a direct and respectable style. This made me realize that I like my alien encounters more dubious, speculative and sloppy, which is my own problem - and pretty much the opposite of what this comic is trying to do. "December 3, 1967" is a straight-laced approach through and through, delivering reporting in a that's like the outer limits counterpart to Josh Kramer's Cartoon Picayune. -EF