A. Degen explodes on the scene with... Mighty Star! What is the Cancatervater? Why are there all these people with apple stems where their heads should be? What's going on here? Who knows! We do know, however, that you'll have fun figuring it all out in these 172 pages of cleanly delineated, black & white, pen and ink, pantomime comics. In an unusual twist, the "cover blurbs" for this book have been placed on the copyright page! Perhaps Mr. Degen is being unduly modest. In any event, as browsers might miss them, we'll share them here: "Mighty Star is a psychedilic smear of an adventure epic: a silent superhero tale bathed in the rays of early manga vocabulary, seemingly infinite narrative possibility and opaque philosophy. This cute, cartoon homunculus looms menacingly!" -- Zack Soto "Alex Degen is one of the smartest and funniest cartoonists in the game. Every page in the book is filled with about two dozen triumphs and upsets in humor, design, pacing... A real pleasure to pore over." -- Michael DeForge
Finally, the massive oversize full color science fiction adventure by A. Degen that we've all been waiting for! Soft X-Ray Mindhunters will knock your socks off with it's page after page (392 in all!) of open, free-flowing, vibrantly colored comics that will take readers on a journey to the center of the mind. And this is only part one!
"The Mindhunters release prisoners from the shackles of others’ dreams. The servants confined to the virtual mind palaces of despotic dreamers have found their furies in the form of the Mindhunters: masked vigilantes who burgle brainpower. Pop and ancient culture collide in searing colour in this melange of Astro Boy and Attic tragedy."