Ice Cream Man Vol 2; Strange Neapolitan, by W. Maxwell Prince

Staff Pick

Ice Cream Man is a terrific work of contemporary absurdism that gives form and intent to the forces that undermine and erase all that we love, trading the universe’s devastating ambivalence for something garish and malevolent. Morazzo’s abstracted figures and O’Halloran’s simplified color palette give perfect form to Prince’s tales of existential horror. The creators often toy with surprising formal devices, experimenting with the possibilities of their medium in a way that dodges the overly cerebral and instead brings an extra bit of fun to this delightfully horrifying series.

Ice Cream Man Volume 2: Strange Neapolitan By W. Maxwell Prince, Martin Marazzo (Artist), Chris O'Halloran (Artist) Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781534308763
Availability: Backordered
Published: Image Comics - December 18th, 2018

Lovesickness, by Junji Ito

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Horror manga fans, rejoice! Viz Media comes at us once again with a stunning new English-language collection from Junji Ito, master of the escalation of everyday situations into scenes of pure terror. Central to this volume is the eponymous Lovesickness saga, Ito's take on Japan's crossroads fortune-telling game. Here love turns into obsession as word of a handsome crossroads demon spreads through town and leads the local young women to violent ends. Ito follows "Lovesickness" with considerably lighter fare, mixing horror with the absurd and using his distinctive art to heighten tension and claustrophobia just as things take a turn for the worst. Once again, Ito draws you into his world--a place of chilling reminders that things are never what they seem.                                                            

 

 

 

Lovesickness: Junji Ito Story Collection By Junji Ito Cover Image
$22.99
ISBN: 9781974719846
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: VIZ Media LLC - April 20th, 2021

Apsara Engine, by Bishakh Som

Staff Pick

 

Som's beautiful collection of stories will keep readers on their toes as she unflinchingly challenges cultural and gender norms and opens up new worlds and possibilities, inviting us to expand the limits of imagination. Throughout, Som's interest in interrogating spatiality is evident not simply in the text but in the way she presents her work, employing traditional comic-book techniques then switching it up to emphasize larger-than-life moments. Mixing the fantastic with the more banal parts of everyday life, Som reminds us that even within what we consider normative there is always space for much deeper, richer possibilities--sometimes it's only a matter of creating that space ourselves.

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$24.95
ISBN: 9781936932818
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Published: Feminist Press - April 14th, 2020

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