Another fine issue from the recently reenergized MOME. This issue's standout feature is Lilli Carré's, full-color, 32-page piece (graphic novella?), "The Carnival," that is a dream-like meditation on the desires that flow just below the surface of the quotidian, desires that are constantly struggling to break through, and yet seem always to be mysteriously held back by... what exactly? "The Carnival" doesn't pretend to give you the answers, but it will help put you in a place where you might find some on your own. The highlight for us here at Copacetic is an all-new Cold Heat tale by Frank Santoro, Ben Jones and John Vermilyea (who also turns in a solo piece here that has to be one of the most pithy portrayals of the American Way ever penned). And there's plenty more including the continuation of Gilbert Shelton's multi-part saga which reveals -- among other things -- that he, along with fellow underground comix grandmaster, R. Crumb, is a lifelong Carl Barks fan. Emile Bravo provides a deeply sarcastic satire of American Politics; Ray Fenwick, Laura Park, Dash Shaw, Sara Edward-Corbett, Olivier Schrauwen, Josh Simmons and Conor O'Keefe are all on hand, and are joined by newcomers (to American Comics) Hernán Migoya & Juaco Vizuente; and the entire issue is punctuated by a series of one-pages by Derek Van Gieson.
Some readers enjoying the first four issues of Fantagraphics' excellent new comics anthology, NOW, may not realize that it is, more or less, MOME 2.0. Launched in 2005, to at least a degree, in response to the critical success of Kramers Ergot, MOME was Fantagraphics' first foray into a literary magazine formatted comics anthology. Running for seven years, over 22 issues MOME showcased the work of the best of the independent comics artists working. In full color and black & white. There are a ton of great comics in this set. Well over 1500 pages worth, in fact.
We had sold out of our entire stock of the original MOME Mega-Set-Sale, but we have now managed to put together a few more sets! Here we have 13 of the 22 issues, over half the entire run (when you consider that #22 is a double issue, this set falls just shy of being 2/3 of the run) – all new, uncirculated, unread copies! We are offering this set here for a CRAZY DEAL price that represents a discount of over 75%. The price we are selling all 13 of these issues for is the original retail price of just three of them. In other words, buy three and then get ten more FREE.
We posted a modest preview ob ello, HERE.
LIMIT: One set per customer.