Widely considered the most "out-there" of the original generation of American underground cartoonists that burst on the comics scene in the 1960s, Rory Hayes -- who died twenty-five years ago -- finally gets his due in this comprehensive volume compiled and edited by Dan "Picturebox" Nadel & Co., which includes a remembrance of things past by Rory's brother, Geoffrey Hayes. Not for the faint-hearted (nor anyone under 21 years of age), this volume contains work that can perhaps best be described as a piercing shriek from a tortured soul, released in ink on paper. Hayes was engaged in an ultimately failed attempt to exorcize his demons and the evidence is all right here. There are other pages where, his agony spent, Hayes indulges in wistful hopes, which are, in hindsight, clearly naught but interludes. A singular talent whose work prefigures some aspects of Fort Thunder and Paper Rad and others of the Kramers Ergot set, Rory Hayes is gone, but, clearly, not forgotten.