Sean Maher's Quality Control

Wednesday, May 10, 2006


New Comics Day, and a few things I'm curious about; this week is a real crap shoot.

There's the first issue of Last Planet Standing, which could be a nice return to old-school insane cosmic superheroics, given that it's written by Tom DeFalco (who had a really underrated and fun run on Fantastic Four) and has to do with Galactus threatening the entire universe. Sounds fun, huh? There's a preview up at IGN, right here.

Then there's a couple books from First Second that I noticed in the April solicits back in February.

Cute little pooping aliens and Eddie Campbell's self-written epitaph - which way to go? Tom Spurgeon interviewed Campbell, to give us an idea what's up over that way, and there's a review of A.L.I.E.E.E.N. at M&C Books: "Evincing the cruelties, the comedies and the oft-bizarre traits of the protagonists through an inventive and unique format, Trondheim distinguishes himself as a trailblazer in the youth graphic-novel market. Readers will be delighted by the wordless tale with its endearing, yet rascally alien characters and the sometimes crude plot that encompasses a variety of motifs, from invoking compassion to scatological humor."


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