Let’s take a quick look to see what’s arrived at the Geek Compound.
Madwoman of the Sacred Heart
Written by Alexandro Jodorowsky
Art by Mœbius
Professor Alan Mangel’s journey of madness begins when he impregnates Elisabeth, a student, with what she believes is John the Baptist reincarnated. They meet and conspire with people convinced in bringing forth the Second Coming of Christ. Are they delusional? By the unmatched creators of The Incal, Mœbius and Jodorowsky. This latest edition of the previously released and now sold out hardcover edition is presented in its original colors and in the trade paperback format.
It’s Mœbius and Jodorowsky. Need I say more?
Explorer: The Mystery Boxes
Edited and cover by Kazu Kibuishi
Seven clever stories answer one simple question: what’s in the box?
Funny, fantastic, spooky, and suspenseful, each of these unique and beautifully illustrated short graphic works revolves around a central theme: a mysterious box and the marvels—or mayhem—inside. Artists include middle school favorites Kazu Kibuishi, Raina Telgemeier (Smile), and Dave Roman (Astronaut Academy), as well as Jason Caffoe, Stuart Livingston, Johane Matte, Rad Sechrist (all contributors to the groundbreaking comics anthology series Flight), and upcoming artist Emily Carroll.
I was a big fan of Kibuishi’s previous anthology series Flight. I reviewed volumes Six ("Every beautiful story in this impressive book delights") and Seven ("[T]he always beautiful stories rise far above others in the medium"). To say I’m looking forward to this book would be an understatement.
Whispers in the Walls
Written by David Muñoz
Art by Tirso
Foreword by Juan Díaz Canales
A gothic tale of horror from David Munoz (co-writer of Guillermo Del Toro’s The Devil’s Backbone) and artist Tirso. Czechoslovakia, 1949. What Evil lurks within the walls of an ancient Children’s Infirmary? After the brutal murder of her parents, Sarah, a young orphan, is about to discover just that – and much more!