Where traditional Japanese manga is lengthy, old school American comics are large, and Comics Comics is doing its part to keep this tradition alive by being printed on a web-press in newspaper format in the arm-spanning 44" x 28" (when held open) of the good old days. This issue is filled with articles, essays, interviews and reviews by and about the likes of Sammy Harkham, Guy Davis, David Heatley, Lauren Weinstein, Frank Santoro, Dan Nadel and Timothy Hodler, and is filled throughout by humorous marginal illustrations by Matthew Thurber (think Sergio Aragonés in Mad Magazine). The back cover is a gigantic, suitable-for-hanging-on-the-wall extravaganza by the one and only Marc Bell. A must for comics cognoscenti everywhere.
Unstable Molecules is one of the best graphic novels Marvel has produced... well, possibly, ever, but, to hedge our bets, let’s say, "in quite awhile." In any event, it is like nothing Marvel has ever produced in the past. It is a textual analysis of comics done in comics, and it is one of the finest ever produced -- certainly the finest ever produced by Marvel! It should be considered in the context of Understanding Comics and Hicksville as much as the Fantastic Four. Telling the "true" story of the "real people" that the Fantastic Four were based on, this book is a work of metacomics and a dream come true for students of narrative theory at the same time that it makes for an enormously entertaining read. It explodes the text rather than simply deconstructing it. This is a one of kind feat that will probably not be duplicated any time soon. PLEASE NOTE: We are currently sold out of the book collection, so we are in its place offering complete sets of the original hard-to-find four-issue limited series for the same price, while supplies last! Don't miss it this time!