There are two stories being told inside the new Haffner Press anthology, The Complete Ivy Frost by Donald Wandrei. The first is the discovery of a real rarity.
Tim Fielder’s book Infinitum tells the story of Aja Oba, an ancient African king who steals the son of his concubine and is cursed with immortality in revenge.
“A powerful story of our earliest days as a species.”
“Hats off to Gildiner for doing a heroic therapeutic job and for writing about it so eloquently.”
Now more than ever the nation needs an alien it can respect. Not the cute ET-type of alien, either. This one should be wearing cargo pants, smoking a cigarette, and cooking hot dogs on a BBQ.
“Dirty Old Tank Girl by Alan Martin is good clean fun, apart from the swearing, violence, and brief nudity.
Bronx Heroes in Trumpland has three primary contributors. Each has written a foreword to this graphic novel.
“Nicnevin and the Bloody Queen is a well-drawn graphic novel, but its story is rushed and chock full of clichés.”
“The Man Without Talent deserves its standing as a manga classic.
“Rusty Brown is a masterful study of ordinary American humanity.
Patrick Kyle’s graphic novels are enigmatic. His artwork is abstract and deeply resistant to simple representation, and his stories are surreal.
“This graphic novel spreads madness for it gives readers a glimpse at the divine.”
“Our Encounters with Evil is ageless fun. It is a graphic novel that is serious about horror but does not take itself seriously. . . .
“Although the painterly art style and attention to environmental detail provide much to admire visually, narratively this is yet another joyless and bloody tale of a man sent on a rampage o
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“for anyone who loves pop culture references and quick, easy fun, this book will help them while away those hours stuck in mass transit.”
In journalism, “bury the lede” is a term of craft: placing the most important point of the story too far down in the text, too distant from the all-important lead paragraph.
“Gorgeous graphics and a neat idea cannot save what eventually becomes a tragically flawed effort.”
To appreciate this surrealistic story, you should know something about the realities of urban renewal worldwide, the city planner Le Corbusier devoted to the use of cement in his “Brutalist” struct
“In the end the mind-blowing art can’t save a book that fails to deliver on the promise of its premise.”
“Brief and beautiful, Druillet’s genius shines through in this madcap adventure across post-apocalyptic wastes.”
“All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.”
“In many ways, Gehrmann achieves what Upton Sinclair never quite did: She makes the characters real and complex, and she makes the political story a movingly human one.”
“Hellboy: 25 Years of Covers by Mike Mignola turns these pulpy misadventures into immaculate art.”
“Bad Weekend is crime comics at their finest, so why not waste a boozy weekend with this graphic novel.”