|New Comics Day 4/21/10|
|Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Tim Lane, Ted Stearn, T Edward Bak, Renee French, nicolas mahler, New Comics Day, Nate Neal, Mome, Lilli Carré, jon vermilyea, Jon Adams, Joe Daly, Ivan Brun, Frank Santoro, Derek Van Gieson, Dave Cooper, Conor OKeefe, Ben Jones, Basil Wolverton||20 Apr 2010 11:52 PM|
Shipping to comic shops nationwide (as noted by the comics cognoscenti quoted below):
160-page full-color 9" x 6.75" hardcover • $22.99
Joe McCulloch at Comics Comics describes it aptly: "An interesting experiment in Golden Age of Reprints presentational engineering, this new 160-page landscape-format Fantagraphics hardcover collects all of the great Basil Wolverton’s crackpot daily advice strips as seen in the pages of Fawcett’s Whiz Comics, 1945-52, presented in comparison with Wolverton’s original pencil roughs for what looks like every installment." The Comics Reporter's Tom Spurgeon brings the basketball metaphor: "Who doesn't want to read as much Basil Wolverton as they can? He's not in the starting all-time five, but he gets a lot of playing time off the bench." At Comics Alliance Douglas Wolk declaims "Goofiness, history and process!"
Joe McCulloch at Comics Comics opines "The centerpiece of this Spring 2010 edition of the Fantagraphics house anthology is, without question, the return of Dave Cooper to comics" and of the other contributors says "That really is a nice lineup"; Tom Spurgeon of The Comics Reporter agrees that it "offers a super-strong line-up of creators." We can't disagree — you can see the full table of contents and samples from each contributor as part of our PDF excerpt.
So head on down to your local comic shop, but not before checking out the bountiful information and sneak peeks at the links above, and it's always a good idea to confirm availability beforehand.