Optic Nerve #14 by Adrian Tomine (D&Q) $6.95 - Optic Nerve 14 brings Adrian Tomine’s multifaceted, expressive cartooning to a new peak with two stories and a bonus autobiographical strip. “Killing and Dying” is about a father’s struggles to be supportive: it centers on parenthood, …
Crass Sophisticate #32 Sports
48p, b&w, 6.75"x10.25"
OH GOOD GOD. Maniac-cousins Josh and Justin cook up a scheme to unravel Chicago sports culture one homophobic Cubbies fan at a time: through the recruitment and meteoric rise of flamin' gay baseball phenom, Piven Jeremy. Crass Sophisticate looks (and is) sooper-crude and that's where it's power lies - this is some of my favorite outrageousness going on in comics today, pitch-perfect madcap, no-holds-barred revenge of the nerds. HEARTS. -EF