<<•>> edited by Peter Kuper and Seth Tobocman <<•>>
The longest running, politically active, North American comicszine anthology of our, World War 3 was (and still is!) unabashedly radical left and NYC-centric in its outlook. Shepherded for over three decades by Kuper and Tobocman, who in addition to editing and publishing WWIII, produced a substantial percentage of the work that graced its pages, the best of which is reproduced here – in black and white and full color – along side that of a diverse group made up of many other contributors, including leftist luminaries like Sue Coe, Eric Drooker, Spain Rodriguez, Art Spiegelman, Tom Tomorrow and many others whose work is not as widely known and whose presence here is perhaps the greatest attraction of this hefty 300+ page hardcover volume, as readers encounter their work for the first time
In 208 mostly full color pages, Peter Kuper draws on his three decades of NYC residency to spin some tales, sketch some observations, pen some social commentary, and generally let the city flow through his senses through his brain to his hand and onto the paper in a variety of forms – most notably comics! – that fill this sturdy, full size hardcover volume. A standout in this collection, from today's perspective, is the 1990 story, "The Wall", featuring none other than our current president, in his (not so) erstwhile role as NYC real estate mogul, as he builds a wall – at first together with another NYC mogul/mobster, and then solo – to keep out the undesirables. There are also several memorable post-9/11 ruminations.