The first volume in a new collected series, The World of Edena, collects several short stories by the comic legend Moebius. When Stel and Atan stumble upon a strange ship in a remote part of the galaxy they begin a journey across time and space to the legendary paradise planet Edena. Once they arrive they start to transform, losing their high-tech, future-designed, bodies, Stel and Atan become their true selves only to lose each other. Through dreams and nightmares, strange cultures and adventure, Moebius unpacks this new world in gorgeous pages. Stel and Atan must be reunited, and their journey takes them across this fully realized world of beauty, death, and fear. Moebius's artwork and self-exploratory narrative will draw you in and, if you're lucky, never let you out. Moebius is one of the most important comics artists, and this is a perfect introduction to his work.
This is a mind bending, time traveling, hallucinatory science fiction graphic novel by the comics master, Dan Clowes, creator of Ghost World, David Boring, Wilson, Mister Wonderful, to name only a few. What more must I say? Clowes has assembled a richly plotted gem here, thick with workings of a well-wrought mystery, Patience is a book that reveals itself slowly. This is a tragic love story and while Clowes is a realist writer, his adoption of surrealism, and sometimes absurdism, have achieved their zenith here. Patience is at the high point of comics craft, layered and deep. Truly one of the best of the year by one of the best cartoonist alive. Adam Waterreus
Finally published as a complete whole, Last Look, is the completed opus by Charles Burns (originally published as the trilogy, X'd Out, The Hive, and Sugar Skull) and well worth picking up in this final bound volume. Follow Doug as he navigates the complexities of his past in dreams and in fragments of memories. His drug filled, art obsessed self, finds love only to have it slowly fall apart. But why? That's what this fantastical, nightmarish, pseudo-Freudian dream landscape is all about. Heartbreaking, expertly crafted, brilliantly paced, Last Look earns its place among some of the finest in comics craftsmanship of the last few years.