“The ruin crumbled around Kiefer, hunks of concrete dropping away to litter the ragged piles of rubble below. Inside the fractured shell of the embassy, in the days after the bombs finally stopped falling, and before the stench of the fallen became unbearable, he bore witness to the destruction. Camera crews swarmed over the twisted jungle of rebar, shutters snapping, and journalistic fever roaring. He and a handful of other soldiers stood watch, scanning the devastation for aggressive response. The others, also like him, bit the insides of their cheeks raw, chewing the words down to crumbs so they couldn’t escape. Instead, they spat them out, brief splatters of saliva coagulating in the ash and dust until the rapacious summer air sucked away the tiny oases of moisture.”
Inside The Digest Enthusiast No. 9 January 2019:
Crime, espionage, and fantasy fiction by Michael Bracken, Josh Pachter, and Joe Wehrle, Jr., with art from Marc Myers, Michael Neno, and Joe.
News from all your favorite genre digest magazines, straight from their editors’ lips, including every newsstand stalwart, and the new generation of POD/digital stars.
In-depth reviews of EconoClash Review, Nostalgia Digest, Occult Detective Quarterly, and Hot Lead.
Plus over 100 digest magazine cover images, cartoons by Bob Vojtko and Clark Dissmeyer, first issue factoids, and more.
Cover by Ed Emshwiller, 160 pages, published by Larque Press. $8.99 print, $2.99 digital.
Michael Neno has drawn a new adventure of “The Vicar” for Ken Eppstein’s Nix Comics Quarterly. NCQ No. 10 includes the following:
Ken Eppstein & Michael Neno “The Night has 1,000 Eyes” (The Vicar and His Choir)
Ken Eppstein & Gideon Kendall “Eddie and Squid Return from the Grave”
Ken Eppstein & Mark Rudolph “Klaus Nomi Pays in Grass”
Ken Eppstein & Liz Valasco “Bus Stop Ned is Worried About His Appearance”
Ken Eppstein & Pat Redding Scanlon “Ana Tatsura Meets Josephine Six-Fifteen”
Matt Miner, Matt Lejeune & Matt Krotzer “Bus Stop Ned Off the Grid”
Ken Eppstein “Holy Snot! (Nix Comics news)
Michael Neno “The Mug & Brush Barbershop” (back cover)
Nix Comics Quarterly No. 10 is available for $5.00 direct from Nix Comics & Records Mail Order
“Kiefer dropped down the rabbit hole. Deep inside his head he knew the descent into empty darkness was just another shot at teasing Death, an opportunity to rub shoulders with the Reaper. He sucked in a breath, filling his lungs with foul air as he swung from the edge of the trapdoor, arms and fingers straining with the effort.”
Cartoonist/illustrator Michael Neno’s Lovey Dovey is back in a new mini comic where he encounters one road block after another to his normally lovey-dovey ways. Find out how he handles the stress and strain of this nightmare in Forbidden!
Browse over to the NenoWorld minicomics page for ordering info.
Available now, direct from its creator, the Odysseus Rex ashcan. Longtime TDE contributor, Michael Neno is working on a graphic novel, an “adaptation of Homer’s The Odyssey, written and drawn in the style of bombastic mainstream superhero comics of the early ’90s!”
This digest-size, 16-page preview is full color throughout, featuring the opening pages of the novel and full page illustrations of its cast: Odysseus, Poseidon, Penelope, Hermes, Athena, Calypso, and Ares.
Send $5 ppd to Michael Neno’s PayPal for your copy!
Watch the project develop at Odysseus Rex on FB.