“Who are you talking to right now? Who is it you think you see? Do you know how much I make a year? I mean, even if I told you you wouldn’t believe it. Do you know what would happen if I suddenly stopped going into work? A business big enough that it could be listed on the NASDAQ goes belly up. Disappears. It ceases to exist without me. No, you clearly don’t know who you’re talking to. So let me clue you in. I am not in danger, Skylar. I am the danger. A guy opens his door and gets shot and you think that of me? No. I am the one who knocks.”

Paul says try…

Sparrow & Crowe: The Demoniac of Los Angeles #1
By David Accampo, Jeremy Rogers, Jared Souza

Disclaimer up front, this is the long awaited comics debut for my friends and collaborators David and Jeremy. You may know David as a longtime member of the iFanbase or as my co-host on the storytelling podcast Fuzzy Typewriter. But these are also tremendous writers with a truly diabolical knack for the macabre. Teamed with artist Jared Souza, they’re bringing two wonderful characters I’ve actually had the pleasure to write for in the past to the printed page. But don’t just grab it because of the iFanboy connection. Sparrow & Crowe: The Demoniac of Los Angeles #1 is an exciting new entry in the canon of both crime and horror. It’s the best of Chinatown and The Exorcist all wrapped into one really thoughtful package. And, hey, Scott Snyder totally dug it.


Blacksad: Silent Hell HC
By Juan Díaz Canales & Juanjo Guarnido

The three Blacksad stories collected in Dark Horse’s first hardcover translation rank among the most beautiful comics I’ve ever had the pleasure to read. Created by two exceptionally talented animators from Disney’s European collective, the storytelling is both atmospheric and totally fluid. Imagine the full animal kingdom anthropomorphized and cast as hardboiled detectives, lowdown thugs, crooked politicians and sultry femme fatales. It’s some Isle of Naboombu style magic. Bonus: I’ve got a really doofy pull quote on the back cover!


Wild Children (One Shot)
By Ales Kot & Riley Rossmo

Absolutely transcendental. I’ve seen newcomer Ales Kot compared to Grant Morrison, and having read this off-the-wall one-shot, I’m inclined to agree. Many have tried to channel the auteur behind Doom Patrol and The Invisibles, but I think Kot may actually have gotten the incantations down just right, with a few added ingredients from his own anarchist cookbook. In addition, Riley Rossmo has yet again reinvented himself, not for the first time this year. Forget Morning Glories. This take on teenage rebellion and higher education is positively psychedelic.


  1. Very excited for Blacksad!

  2. HOORAY! Sparrow and Crowe is finally here! congrats Dave!

  3. Wow, we’re in damn fine company here. Stoked for the new BLACKSAD book after reading and loving the first volume. And WILD CHILDREN is a book I’ve been excited about since I saw the first preview and interview with Ales Kot on this site. Cannot wait!

  4. The first three Blacksad albums are some of my favorite comics (in Greece, they didn’t published it in a collected edition) and I hope SH is that good.

    Wild Children sounds promising. 🙂

  5. I wonder if the new Blacksad volume will be the same size and format as the last volume.

  6. Blacksad: It’s like Thundercats meets Chinatown. Ok, not really but it’s pretty damn amazing.

  7. I love that Sparrow & Crowe cover!

  8. Psyched for all of these!