This issue of “Tales to Demolish” is in eye-popping full color! Deconstructing the tawdry form of the traditional comic book, Eric Haven builds layers of dark, dorkish humor to undermine the expectations of certain familiar genres. The lead story, “Mammalogy,” begins during the time of the dinosaurs, then catapults forward to the present day… where we learn about a secret, ancient war between reptiles and mammals. The next story is a bizarre, almost wordless western tale called “The Gunslinger,” which is followed by several strange, shorter pieces. The entire comic is drawn in an uncluttered yet highly-detailed style, and each panel is charged with quiet, intense drama. This issue will blow your eyes out and compel you to look back over the lush, almost lurid drawings many times over.
28 page full color comic book
Sparkplug Books, 2006