This book is a real wow! It could probably be titled simply Milligan and McCarthy, as it is pretty much all here in this Revolver-sized hardcover; and it's all good. Dark Horse has done a real favor to those comics readers under 30 who may not have had the chance to encounter this work due to almost all of it being out of print for over 20 years and most of it being published in relatively small print runs. McCarthy has long been a dazzling comics artist with a pyrotechnic style, pioneering a psychedelic vocabulary that ranges from clever mash-ups of pre-existent imagery to the forging of a boldly original synthetic – and occasionally synæsthetic – comics language which he employs to match Milligan's emphasis on difficult states of mind, ranging from the fantastic to the occult and religious through to mentally ill. The complete Paradax and Freak Wave and their masterpiece, Rogan Gosh are all here, along with odds and ends. Also included is their highly unusual collaboration with Carol Swain, Skin.