What happens when comics nerds grow up? We should all wish they turn into Tod. Where some might have held at 12 years old, Tod instead took his heroes with him, exploring the trouble of aging supervillains, the superheroes married to them, and all their doting proteges. All that, and a cat with a predilection for the roof of his Tercel.
Funny and touching, familiar and strange. With endorsements from John Hodgeman and Mos Def, how could this book possibly go awry?
Sprawling, delicious, wise and profound poems fill this little fortune. An eight-page reflection on nighttime ambulance driving. A plumbing and deeply surreal exploration of the beauty and necessity of failure. Meditations on howling rebirth and death by stoning. God of Fire is well-worth its name. These poems burn.
The first section (of what turned out to be three sections itself) in Adam’s epic cycle about the evolving role of history, land identity, and erasure in his hometown. As of early 2013, the book is being released serially at dredgecycle.com.