Bizarro, an imperfect duplicate of Superman who does everything backwards, tries drawing comics, concocting thirty stories including one in which Wonder Woman participates in a poetry slam, and in baby Superman torments his baby-sitter. What do you get when you mix some of the most innovative comics creators of today with the bright, shiny super-heroes of the DC Universe? You get… Bizarro Comics, of course!
Bizarro Comics — the ambitious volume that won the coveted Eisner and Harvey Awards for “Best Anthology” in 2002 — is now a 240-page softcover edition of the original hardcover priced at $19.95. Sporting a cover by The Simpsons creator Matt Groening, Bizarro Comics features the strangest, most subversive interpretations of DC’s classic super-hero characters you’ve ever seen — including the Eisner Award-winning short story “Letitia Lerner, Superman’s Babysitter” by Kyle Baker and Liz Glass.
The bizarreness begins and ends in a bookend story written by Chris Duffy and illustrated by Stephen DeStefano (THE LEGION, ‘MAZING MAN), in which that mischievous imp from the 5th Dimension — Mr. Mxyzptlk — meets his match in Bizarro! The comics included in this softcover feature work from the best and brightest of the independent and small press comics scene.
Contributors include Jessica Abel (Artbabe), Kyle Baker (YOU ARE HERE), Greg Benton (Hummingbird), Ariel Bordeaux (No Love Lost), Ivan Brunetti (Schizo), Eddie Campbell (From Hell), Dave Cooper (Weasel), Mark Crilley (Akiko), Jef Czekaj (R*D* is an Indy Rocker), Evan Dorkin (Milk & Cheese, SUPERMAN & BATMAN: WORLD’S FUNNEST), Hunt Emerson (Citymouth), Bob Fingerman (Beg the Question), Ellen Forney (I Was Seven in ’75), Dean Haspiel (Billy Dogma), Sam Henderson (Magic Whistle), Dylan Horrocks (THE NAMES OF MAGIC), John Kerschbaum (The Wiggly Reader), Chip Kidd (designer of Jimmy Corrigan: Smartest Kid on Earth, Peanuts: The Art of Charles M. Schulz), James Kochalka (Monkey vs. Robot), Jason Little (Jack’s Luck Runs Out), Pat McKeown (Nickelodeon Magazine), Andy Merrill (Space Ghost Coast to Coast), Tony Millionaire (Sock Monkey), Paul Pope (100%, THB), Brian Ralph (The Cave-In), Jay Stephens (Land of Nod), Craig Thompson (Goodbye, Chunky Rice), Andi Watson (Skeleton Key), Bill Wray (SAMURAI JACK), and many, many more!
235 page full color paperback
DC Comics, 2003