This Weeks Comic Pick: Strange Tales # 1

Marvel Comics unveils their long-awaited Strange Tales MAX anthology series, but with the talent involved, they may as well have labeled the book Marvel Mome, after Fantagraphics long-running anthology of indie art comics. Culling creators from all over the world of alternative comics and literary graphic novels—from Paul Pope and Matt Kindt to Molly Crabapple and Peter Bagge—the stories in the three-issue Strange Tales comic recast such Marvel super heroes as Spider-Man and the Black Widow as quirky and complicated indie comics icons. And the editors behind the project hope that combination of mainstream superhero and alternative cartoonist will strike different chords for multiple audiences. Strange Tales #1 will be available in comic shops on September 2.


Published by Larry Fire

I write an eclectic pop culture blog called THE FIRE WIRE that features articles about books, comics, music, movies, television, gadgets, posters, toys & more!

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