Will You Still Love Me If I Wet The Bed?

By Liz Prince
80 pages, black and white
Published by Top Shelf Productions

Some books grab you from the second you see the cover. Others take a page or two. And then there are the ones that just sneak up on you when you’re least expecting it, and that’s exactly what happened with me and Liz Prince’s Will You Still Love Me If I Wet The Bed?

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Eden Vol. 1

By Hiroki Endo
216 pages, black and white
Published by Dark Horse

Science-fiction stories about a future apocalypse are a dime a dozen. Like so many stories, the secret isn’t necessarily what the story’s about, but rather how it’s told. That for me was the case with Hiroki Endo’s Eden; while Endo’s basic ideas were good in their own right, it’s the storytelling that ultimately sold me.

Enoah and Hannah are living in Eden, but the rest of the world is anything but. A virus has ravaged the planet, killing most of its population. Now the only survivors are either those who were born with immunity to the virus, or people who have upgraded their bodies into cybernetic forms. When the outside world invades Eden, though, Enoah is confronted with the past of both his and Hannah’s protector, as well as that of his long deceased family. Can one spot of paradise still remain even as the rest of the world continues to crumble?

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Superman #650

Written by Kurt Busiek and Geoff Johns
Art by Pete Woods
32 pages, color
Published by DC Comics

It’s tough to write Superman. Maybe it’s because the character’s been around for so long that everyone has grafted in their head exactly what he should be like; maybe it’s a perception from the first two movies starring the character. Regardless, he’s a very difficult character to write. Fortunately, Kurt Busiek and Geoff Johns seem to know exactly how to do just that.

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Concrete Vol. 3: Fragile Creature

By Paul Chadwick
208 pages, black and white or color
Published by Dark Horse

One of the real joys of reading Concrete is that Paul Chadwick is able to use a wide variety of genres and moods in his series. One story may be a rip-roaring action adventure, the next a socially-conscious tale with no right answers. It’s something that I’ve really noticed reading Dark Horse’s recent series of Concrete reprints—that no matter what tactic Chadwick takes, it’s always undeniably Concrete.

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