Here's a blast from the past. Perhaps serving as an example for Image in their efforts today, publisher A1 was attempting to bridge the gap between the edges and the middle of comics a decade or so ago, and while it didn't manage to publish a whole lot, what it did put out there was actually pretty much all A1. This issue revisits some of its former glory, in gearing up for the future. The feature attraction here is the complete original Bojeffries Saga episode by Alan Moore and Steve Parkhouse, but there's plenty more including, Survivor, one of the first and best comics commentaries on what Superman would "really" be like by Dave Gibbons and Ted McKeever, and Copacetic favorite: A Flaming Carrot Unsolved Mystery: The Bandit Moons, which features the first (and only?) appearance of Sponge Boy (inspiration for Sponge Bob Square Pants?). Well worth the cost of admission.
Perfect timing! Dark Horse has just published The Life and TImes of Martha Washington in the 21st Century, which collects the complete Martha Washington saga by Frank Miller and Dave Gibbons. Created over a period of twenty years starting in the late 80s with Give Me Liberty, this story is set in an early 21st century America that is splitting at the seams and headed towards civil war. Sound familiar? Now's your chance to see what today looked like from the vantage point of a quarter century (or so) back. All 560 pages of the saga are here + a 40 page scrapbook of preliminary sketches, thumbnail layouts, promo posters and more, making for a 600 page collection that's value priced.