This, the most ambitious issue yet of the anthology comic Secret Prison is massive and meaty tribute/homage to Garo manga. This super-sized (10" x 13") right-to-left reading comic contains well over 100 pages of comics by the likes of Ryan Cecil Smith, Katie Skelly, Pat Aulisio, Noel Freibert, Charles Forsman, Luke Pearson, Tom Hart and Angie Wang, as well as editors Box Brown and Ian Harker. The volume ends with a classic Masahiko Matsumoto reprint that originally appeared in 1973.
Here's the collection of the series that put Katie Skelly on the map. If you're looking for fine lined fun, look no further! Here's the publisher's listing (which we suspect may have been penned by Ms. Skelly):
What is NURSE NURSE?
It is a comic book about the future.
It is a prediction about television.
It is a cautionary tale about butterflies.
It is science fiction for all kinds of people.
It collects all seven issues of the mini-comic series and the never-before-seen eighth issue. Please have an adventure.
(160 interior pages, 5.5" x 7.5", B&W with color cover)
Released more or less to coincide with the new Love and Rockets, it's the first Fantagraphics book by one of Jaime's favorite comics creators. Katie Skelly's clean, sexy minimilism shines in this oversize hardcover that's a fun romp.