The renowned graphic-book author Joyce Brabner's Second Avenue Caper is the true story of a tight-knit group of artists and activists living in New York City in the early 1980s who found themselves on the front lines in the fight against AIDS. Struggling to understand the disease and how they …
by Erick Lyle
56p, b&w, 5.5"x8.5"
Lyle devotes this issue to investigating the story of the seminal Black Flag album Damaged - setting us down in the early L.A. punk and hardcore scenes and using his compulsively readable prose and great band interviews to lead us through the wild ride of innovation and contradiction that produced the album we know and love today. Also a nice photo of Raymond Paettibon passed out in shorts.