Bizarro Comics!

 BIZC   (DC, 2001)

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Bizarro Comics—named for the “me am backwards” not-quite-right replica of Superman—is an unusual project that turns alternative creators loose on characters from DC’s super-hero pantheon. Jessica Abel, Eddie Campbell, James Kolchaka, Gilbert Hernandez and Tony Millionaire are just some of the idiosyncratic crew assembled in the deluxe hardcover anthology. Some, like Evan Dorkin and Kyle Baker—work the edge from the inside, their stories full of knowing humor and comic-geek parody (Baker’s Eisner-award-winning “Letitia Learner, Superman’s Babysitter,” reprinted here, was actually censored from a mainstream DC title in 2000). Others, like Ellen Forney and Carol Lay have seldom if ever worked in the super-hero genre and approach the material from a more personal perspective. Matt (”The Simpsons”) Groening provided the cover after DC rejected a version by Ghost World creator Dan Clowes. Hip or square? Consistent or not? Well, no Bizarro am perfect.

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#1

 
  $19.95
  $14.50
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Trade paperback; ca. 2003Chris Duffy, Sam Henderson, Chip Kidd, Kyle Baker, Liz Glass, Brian David-Marshall, Evan Dorkin, Andy Merrill, Bob Fingerman, Andi Watson, James Kochalka, Will Pfeifer, Dylan Horrocks, Nick Bertozzi, Jeff Smith, Jef Czekaj, Ellen Forney, Eddie Campbell, Mark Crilley, Paul Pope, Alvin Schwartz, Ivan Brunetti, Ariel BordeauxGregory Benton, Stephen DeStefano, Gilbert Hernandez, John Kerschbaum, Bob Fingerman, Craig Thompson, Tony Millionaire, Dean Haspiel, Kyle Baker, Bill Wray, Jason Little, Pat McEown, Mark Crilley, Dylan Horrocks, Jill Thompson, Jessica Abel, Tom Hart, Paul Pope, Brian Ralph, Dave Cooper, Ariel Bordeaux, Hunt Emerson, Andi Watson, Jay Stephens, D’Israeli, Roger Langridge, Evan Dorkin, Carol Lay, Ellen Forney, Steven Weissman

#1 Hardcover

  5/1/2001
  $29.95
  $28.00
1 copy available for $28.00
HardcoverChris Duffy, Sam Henderson, Chip Kidd, Kyle Baker, Liz Glass, Brian David-Marshall, Evan Dorkin, Andy Merrill, Bob Fingerman, Andi Watson, James Kochalka, Will Pfeifer, Dylan Horrocks, Nick Bertozzi, Jeff Smith, Jef Czekaj, Ellen Forney, Eddie Campbell, Mark Crilley, Paul Pope, Alvin Schwartz, Ivan Brunetti, Ariel BordeauxGregory Benton, Stephen DeStefano, Gilbert Hernandez, John Kerschbaum, Bob Fingerman, Craig Thompson, Tony Millionaire, Dean Haspiel, Kyle Baker, Bill Wray, Jason Little, Pat McEown, Mark Crilley, Dylan Horrocks, Jill Thompson, Jessica Abel, Tom Hart, Paul Pope, Brian Ralph, Dave Cooper, Ariel Bordeaux, Hunt Emerson, Andi Watson, Jay Stephens, D’Israeli, Roger Langridge, Evan Dorkin, Carol Lay, Ellen Forney, Steven Weissman