This, the most ambitious issue yet of the anthology comic Secret Prison is massive and meaty tribute/homage to Garo manga. This super-sized (10" x 13") right-to-left reading comic contains well over 100 pages of comics by the likes of Ryan Cecil Smith, Katie Skelly, Pat Aulisio, Noel Freibert, Charles Forsman, Luke Pearson, Tom Hart and Angie Wang, as well as editors Box Brown and Ian Harker. The volume ends with a classic Masahiko Matsumoto reprint that originally appeared in 1973.
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We're here to tell you that the second issue of Study Group Magazine is just as fabulous as the first. In bringing forth an ongoing anthology of solid, all new comics work seasoned with interviews and critical aoppreciations, SGM is doing a good job at plugging the hole left by the demise of MOME. Limited to 1000 numbered copies, this 64 page, oversized, two-color (this time around, cerulean and magenta) comics anthology is filled with the work of many a Copacetic favorite, including Sam Alden, Trevor Alixopulos, Lilli Carré, Michael DeForge, Julia Gfrörer, Aidan Koch, Jonny Negron, Onsmith, Zack Soto, Dan Zettwoch and more. Interviews with cover artist Angie Wang (interviewed by Milo George) and Maré Odomo (in coversation with Zack Soto) along with appreciations of Josh Bayer (by Rob Clough) and the long forgotten (but not by us here at Copacetic!) Helfer/Baker gem, Justice, Inc. by Sean Witzke, and, finally,J.T. Dockery's report on his visit to John Byrne's home and studio round out the issue. Don't miss it! (And, in the meantime, be sure to bookmark the Study Group website, where great new comics are posted on a regular basis).