Spanning the 1960s–1980s, this science-fiction-themed second volume of our complete Guido Crepax library features, in addition to adventuress Valentina, two more of the famed Italian erotic artist’s heroines. Marianna is a mysterious friend of Valentina’s (or is she? And why do they look so alike?). Belinda is a motorcycle-driving, pop art action star inspired by then contemporary characters like Barbarella. In The Time Eaters & Other Stories, Valentina meets a curious couple in an asylum, encounters strange creatures on a photo assignment, is caught in a Rube-Goldberg-like death trap, and much more. Reproduced in a lush, oversized format to best showcase the sensuous beauty of Crepax’s drawing, these volumes also include contextual essays about the cartoonist — and the real-world, mid-century Milan that the characters inhabit — by an international cast of comics critics and historians. Universally acclaimed as one of the most extravagant and luxurious series of comics collections ever published, The Time Eaters more than lives up to the critical reception of our first volume of The Complete Crepax.
"Guido Crepax was one of the most visually inventive cartoonists and graphic artists of his generation—every page is a stunning invention, and his influence is still being felt. Sexy, stylish, elegant, strange—the new Fantagraphics Crepax library editions are the definitive collection of this master’s work for today’s audience." — Paul Pope
Editor’s note: Due to editorial error, this edition is missing p. 183, in the story “Reflection.” Our apologies. This missing page can be found at the end of the image scroll bar under the cover image on this page.