Fantagraphics

Kommix [PRE-ORDER 07/09]

$24.99

Fantagraphics

Kommix [PRE-ORDER 07/09]

$24.99
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NOT YET AVAILABLE. Pre-order now. This title is scheduled to arrive July 9, 2024.
Note: release dates and prices are tentative. When pre-ordering with multiple items, remember your order will not ship until the last pre-ordered item is in stock. If you want items to ship separately, place separate orders.

From the beguiling imagination of Charles Burns: 80 comic books that never were.

Master cartoonist Charles Burns has never hidden his passion for comic books and pop culture from the 1950 and 1960s. Inspired by the romance, horror, and sci-fi comics of his youth, as well as the 1960s American underground, the author of Black Hole has created a collection of 80 original comic book covers that, through his own inimitable aesthetic, present an alternate universe of stories that never were, but that you will wish existed.

The covers ― some with otherworldly titles in alien letterforms, and others that riff on classic genres (Throbbing Hearts, Unwholesome Love) and eras (Drug Buddy, Huss) ― each inspire a multitude of interpretations, build entire worlds, and suggest entire narratives that lie within their non-existent guts. This is Burns at his most playful, imaginative, and suggestive, using the format of the comic book to continue to explore many of the themes that run through all his longer-form work ― adolescence, metamorphosis, nightmares, and sexuality ― and provide a pretext for the creation of some of the most mysterious and bewitching imagery of Burns’s incredible career.

Kommix is like discovering an entire box of comic books you never knew existed.

Author/Artist: Charles Burns
Publisher: Fantagraphics Books
Page Count: 80pp
Size: 7.5 x 10
Notes: hardcover, color
Date of Publication: July 9, 2024
ISBN: 978-1683969570