The comics that the Welsh-born, England-based cartoonist, Chris Reynolds has been publishing, beginning in the mid-80s, as/in Mauretania Comics are a primary source of the rich but obscure tributary of self-consciously enigmatic work. Stateside readers of the early issues of Eric Haven's Tales to Demolish and well as Michael Kupperberg's Tales to Thrizzle will immediately sense a kindred spirit when they encounter Reynolds's work in these pages, which predates most if not all of Haven and Kupperberg's comics work. Now, at long last North American readers have an easily accessible – and sumptuously produced and designed (by Seth, no less) – hardcover collection of the key texts of the Reynolds oevure. Ed Park (co-founder of Believer Magazine) gets readers up to speed with his perspicacious introductory essay. Another fine volume from New York Review Comics!