CRYPTOID HC (MR)
(W) Eric Haven (A/CA) Eric Haven
Cryptoid is a book about monsters – giant monsters, tiny monsters, robot monsters, cosmic monsters. These bizarre creatures are depicted in a series of interconnected stories, which take place within different planes of existence. These surrealist, selfreflexive, and superbly rendered comics surprise at every turn and showcase an inherent joy for the comics medium.
DEMENTIA 21 GN VOL 02 (MR)
(W) Shintaro Kago (A/CA) Shintaro Kago
In the first volume of Dementia 21, Yukie Sakai got plenty of experience dealing with oddball patients. But now, in volume two, Kago throws Yukie into ever more surreal adventures, facing off against maniacal diapers, zombie hospital attendants, malfunctioning machines that causes out-of-body experiences and a Santa with dementia! Dementia 21 Vol. 2 presents Kago in peak form, with a series of outlandish, eerie, darkly comedic tales that strain the bounds of the imagination.
POISON FLOWERS & PANDEMONIUM GN
(W) Richard Sala (A/CA) Richard Sala
In this Richard Sala omnibus, you get three new books in one! First up is “The Amazing Adventures of Fantomina Fantomella,” a graphic novella of vengeance and non-stop action. In “Cave Girls Of The Lost World,” a group of young women are stranded on a strange plateau en route to school. They are cut off from civilization in a land rife with dinosaurs, carnivorous plants, and apemen. The third story is “Monsters Illustrated,” featuring a catalog of monsters from every corner of the earth and beyond. Poison Flowers & Pandemonium will please fans of Sala’s quirky and offbeat works three times over and perhaps introduce him to a whole new audience.
UNDERGROUND SKETCHBOOK HC (Resolicitation)
(W) Steve Brodner (A) Tomi Ungerer
Originally published in 1964, children’s book illustrator Tomi Ungerer’s Underground Sketchbook lets loose a blast of social commentary, dadaesque observations, and existential angst, raging against avarice, unfettered consumerism, alienation, the mechanization of human experience, and the acquiescence to the worst instincts that fuel a modern economy – as timely now as it was then. This is as powerful a dose of visual ingenuity, moral outrage, and bemused disgust at the human comedy that you are ever likely to experience.
GOBLIN GIRL HC (MR)
(W) Moa Romanova, Melissa Bowers (A/CA) Moa Romanova
When young, broke and depressed Moa matches with a 53 year old celebrity on Tinder, he immediately gives her the validation, and motivation she is seeking, even encouraging her artistic ambition by offering financial support. However, Moa soon discovers that her would-be savior is not motivated by philanthropy, as the relationship grows more troubling. Romanova delivers a thought provoking, funny, and highly relatable autobiography, announcing Romanova as a powerful new voice in contemporary graphic novels.