Yes, it's that time, the new Now is here! Starting off once again with a Theo Ellsworth one-pager, this issue immediately proceeds to the feature attraction: the 40-page epic, "Misguided Love" by Raquelle Jac, a relatively unheralded newcomer whose work also graces the front cover of this issue. There are likely to be quite a wide variety of reactions to this story, which is powerful to the point of feeling like it risks running off its rails at any moment. One thing most readers will agree on is that Ms. Jac's cartooning represents a bold, original synthesis – one can register hints of many cartoonists and comics makers here – as authentic as it is cathartic. After that we are treated to the quite controlled stylings and musings of Keren Katz, followed by the amazing sight of an all new episode of Basil Wolverton's Spacehawk... by Noah Van Sciver! Then Emil Friis Ernst delivers "Zoom", a finely composed, color saturated 10-pager which harkens back to the glory days (read: 1970s) of Metal Hurlant (Heavy Metal), particularly some of those enigmatic Moebius shorts. The issue closes out with back-to-back 20-pagers that, while employing quite distinct graphic approaches, each provide their own window on life in our times: "Quarryhouse" by Ben Nadler and "How Mums Annoy You" by Ethel Wolfe. Another great issue!