OUT OF STOCK!
Hailing from Columbus, OH, Mr. Michael Neno is working hard to put the oomph! back in comics. ACTION! ADVENTURE! INTRIGUE! MYSTERY! MAYHEM! All this and more are on hand in the jam-packed 48-pages of the premiere issue of The Signifiers. As the title none-too-subtley implies, there is more than simply these surface thrills at work here. The Signifiers joins Tom Scioli's Myth of 8-Opus and Adam McGovern and Paolo Leandri's Dr. Id, in bringing a post-modern perspective to bear on the works of Jack Kirby – and, to be fair, Stan Lee, as well. All these fine works manage the nifty hat trick of providing good ol' comic book fun at the same time as deconstructing this fun and providing insights into what makes it tick. All of these works, too, focus on the Kirby (and Lee) works from the '60s and '70s, and focus on the psychological and psychedelic aspects that were both implicit and explicit in the comics of this time. There really was something magical in the comic books of those days that we seem, for the most part, to have lost in the comics of today. But a dedicated cadre is working feverishly, around the clock, going without food and sleep, ink-stained hands trembling in the late night candlelight to bring this work back to our desperately craving concsciousnesses before all is forgotten and the reign of Doctor Doom and Darkseid descends.