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 …
Flocks Chapter 1 a Paradox of Faith
by L. Nichols
Published by Retrofit
32p, b&w, 5.5"x8.5"
L. Nichols' Flocks is about the pressures of growing up queer in a deeply Christian community....fear of knowing yourself, fear of others finding out....losing religious conviction just as you're throwing yourself deeper in. Nichols' drawings have a great textural tone - zipatone shading and shaggy linework stylize the rag doll protagonist in a churchy world - impulsive like Mickey Z's work with the sincerity of Howard Cruse. -EF