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 …
Published by Koyama Press
44p, b&w, 7"x10"
Tremendous! DeForge's well-oiled line skates through the Stud File, each story shedding it's snakeskinnery onto the next. From leather terror to royal lace to Stacyface, this issue is an ode to the body as a husk and an assault on the idea of corpus control. Flesh, rendered alternately as vampirically smooth and bacterially roccoco is bound up in narratives of contemporary methods of "information sharing" and "social networking" and the effect is straight up cut-to-the-bone sci fi plastic surgery. Witty, sly and lovely to hold exuding a warm Canadian glow. -EF