Thursday, August 13, 2009

Off the Shelf

This week, I want to take a look at two works that are coming out in the next couple of months.

First up is "Strange Tales" from the MAX imprint at Marvel Comics. This three issue mini-series is an anthology with work by some of the biggest names from indie and underground comics: Peter Bagge, Jason, Paul Pope, James Kochalka, and more. It'll be exciting to see fresh takes on Marvel's most prominent properties, especially since the creators all hail from alt comix.

Matt Kindt debuts his new book, "3 Story: The Secret History of the Giant Man," in October. Kindt has been burning up the indie scene over the last couple of years, winning awards and critical praise for his works "2 Sisters" and "Super Spy." 3 Story tells the tale of a man who continues to grow and the trouble that brings. From Kindt's site:
What would it be like to stand head and shoulders above everyone else - and to keep growing? Unable to interact with a fragile world that isn't built to withstand your size? To live in a house that doesn't fit you anymore - with a wife who doesn't either? Craig Pressgang's life is well documented in his official CIA biography, "Giant Man: Pillar of America," but the heroic picture it paints is only half the story. The continuous growth caused by Craig's strange medical condition brings a variety of problems as he becomes more isolated and unknowable.
"3 Story" will be published by Dark Horse Comics and they have a preview of the book available now. This excerpt is actually a standalone tale not featured in the October release. Kindt will be holding a "3 Story" release party at Subterranean Books on October 7th from 7pm-9pm.

Kindt will also have a story featured in the forthcoming "Strange Tales," which is released in September.

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