Jonathan Lethem and Bill Kartalopoulos have teamed up to bring readers another awesome selection of comics. The thematic grouping of pieces that was ushered in last year with Bll K.'s installation as series editor continues here to excellent effect. In addition, there is a noted focus on presenting works that would not otherwise reach a wide audience and/or originally appeared in places that are (relatively) off the beaten path of comics readers, such as the excerpt from David Sandlin's 76 Manifestations of American Destiny, which was produced in a limited edition of only 20 (!) copies, and Ron Regé, Jr.'s "Pythagoras," which was published in Pitchfork Magazine. This makes this volume more than just a "best of" selection; it's more like a "go to" collection.