New Comics from Retrofit & Hic & Hoc In The Shop

Just added to the Wow Cool shop are four new titles from Hic & Hoc Publications: Abzernad by DW, Three Stories by Ian Andersen, Looking Out by Philippa Rice (shown above) and the third installment of Pat Aulisio’s Bowman series – Earthbound. From the former home of Bowman – Box Brown’s Retrofit Comics – comes Gray is Not a Color by Sally Madden. Wrapped up in an inspired take on the classic Whipped Cream and Other Delights album cover is a look inside that mysterious wunderkammer, the Mütter Museum.

We’ve also just received the latest two issues of Josh Juresko’s unique Bad Breath Comics – number four, and number five. Other new-to-us slightly older titles include Jason Fischer’s BurgerMancer and Une Petite Romance; and several books from Boston’s River Bird Comics, including the thick anthologies featuring the newest Boston-area talent, Hellbound Vol. II and Outbound 2. In the deep back issue bin we’ve added several of Barry Windsor-Smith’s 80s comics, including Machine Man, his Marvel Fanfare Thing comic and, yes, the first of his X-Men comics. There is also the first of Eclipse Comics Seduction of The Innocent series of pre-code horror comics, featuring seldom seen stories by Alex Toth, Reed Crandall, Jack Katz and more.