Remember mullets and teased bangs? Stonewashed denim jackets and jeans? Well, not everything about the ´80s was lame, because that's when the Garbage Pail Kids ruled the world! Those irreverent, satirical stickers quickly became a pop-culture phenomenon, but they never had their own comic book... until now! In the spirit of the avant-garde cartoonists and humorists who fathered these miscreants, a new generation of alternative-comics creators has lent their unique talents to bring the Garbage Pail Kids into the wacky world of comics. Collects all five one-shots.
The first chapter of the new sixissue arc of BOB FINGERMAN's so-real-it-hurts series. What do sex dungeons, sleepy-time heart-to-hearts with mutant horseshoe crabs, and feelings of frustration have in common? Rob's first postdivorce birthday, of course. Season with a soupon of Dream Sylvia and Real Sheila and bon apptit!
ItÕs a state of flux for Rob, et al. With a goodly chunk of his income about to go bye-bye, Rob seeks comfort in his stealthy relationship with Sheila. Plus, he gets roped into playing reluctant skinematographer in the conclusion of the first arc of BOB FINGERMANÕs critically acclaimed series. New issues resume in 2015!
Odd what a mysterious roll of undeveloped film can inspire. In previous chapters we've seen snippets of Rob's dreamscape, but this fourth installment dives head-first into a full-length sequence. Lovecraftian rites, anthropomorphic pets, and girlfriends of past, present, and possibly future all vie for Rob's attention before the alarm clock tolls.
Humor is subjective, so be prepared for 'The 'Comedy' Issue,' wherein Rob meets actual guest star Marc Maron (of Maron and WTF fame) and also finds himself in his most uncomfortable moment to date. It's sex, stress, and sesame noodles in the squirmy third chapter. Lock the gates!
It's hard to tell if it's celebarting or medicating, but on the heels of Rob signing a new lease, he and the boys hit the town hard in an alcohol-fueld swirl. Goth girls, trench coat Mafiosi, jock thugs, and more populate the fourth chapter of BOB FINGERMAN's so-real-it-hurts series.
Like a malign spirit, All Hallows Eve looms in the season finale, as Rob finds the self-administered noose that is his rekindled relationship with Sylvia ever-tightening. Eyes wide open and with no exit strategy in mind, dark forces and the specter of death converge on Sylvia's band's Halloween gig.
Alone in his new place with nothing but wisecracking radioactive horseshoe crabs, adult gigs, and his own toxic thoughts, Rob plays matchmaker and also embarks on a clandestine courtship with a saucily familiar face in the fifth chapter of BOB FINGERMANÍS so-real-it-hurts series.
Three years after Rob Hoffman said "I do," concluding the original run of MINIMUM WAGE, he finds himself divorced, back home with mom, trying online dating, and transitioning from doing comics for adult magazines to redefining himself as artist on a superhero franchise. Juggling mutant horseshoe crabs, new girlfriends, and more, Rob and the gang are back in this collection of the first all-new arc of BOB FINGERMAN's slice-of-life series. Featuring tons of bonus material! Collects MINIMUM WAGE #1-6
What do smutty outgoing messages, missing monster kit parts, and condoms have to do with each other? TheyÕre all pieces of RobÕs jigsaw puzzle life in the second monthly issue of BOB FINGERMANÕs so-real-it-hurts series. Plus, things heat up between Rob and his new gal pal, May. Tune in!
Post-divorce Rob continues struggles both romantic and careerist, divvying up time between dating an Ayn Randworshiping, Goth wannabe standup comedian, depicting curiously sagacious mutant crustaceans, and landing in the not-so-healthy but all-too-familiar embrace of his ex. Can so many bad decisions lead to enlightenment? Featured in New York Magazine's Approval Matrix and Entertainment Weekly's Must List! Collects MINIMUM WAGE: SO MANY BAD DECISIONS #1-6
Rob and May reach an unforeseen milestone in their relationship, but thatÕs nothing compared to his chance encounter with the eccentric co-star of one of his favorite childhood TV shows. Uncomfortable hugs, inappropriate cabbies, obese Klingons, and really creepy puppets flesh out the third issue of BOB FINGERMANÕs so-real-it-hurts series.
After a nearly 15-year hiatus, BOB FINGERMAN's edgy, critically-acclaimed title returns as a monthly. When last we left Rob and Sylvia they were exchanging vows at the altar. Three years later (in Rob's world), much has changed. Rob has a cell phone. He's 25. And oh yeah - spoiler alert - he's single again. Oops. Living again with his mom, it's get-back-on-the-horse time as the daunting prospect of dating looms large as a horny Kraken.
This horror anthology offers three offbeat horror stories to darken your summer days, VERTIGO-style. A silent child discovers a microscopic world that others don't want her to see in "Maggie and Her Microscope" (written by Dean Motter with art by Bill Sienkiewicz); a pair of feds on surveillance play a sordid game of psychological chess in "Food Chain" (written by Brian Azzarello with art by Eduardo Risso); and a young woman discovers a ghastly photograph on a street corner, only to discover that it's the first piece to an even more gruesome puzzle, in "Found Object" (written by Bob Fingerman with art by Pat McKeown).
Three unorthodox tales of love and romance: In "Heartache 1.0" (written by Steve Gerber, with art by Danijel Žeželj , two people who have never met explore the tragic consequences of romance, passion and betrayal that never happened; in "Love...with a Twist" (written by Scott Cunningham, with art by Miran Kim), an unexpected visitor crashes a young couple's trip to lover's lane; and in "Kissing Cousin" (written by Bob Fingerman, with art by Pat McEown), a personal ad sets the stage for a blind date from hell.
20th Anniversary Edition of BOB FINGERMAN's race and gender-swapping pseudo-sciencefiction social satire is back in print and better than ever. The tale of a down-on-his-luck African-American nuclear power plant custodian whose brain is transplanted into a militant white teenage girl's skull, WHITE LIKE SHE takes a cue from the '70s exploitation movie playbook and mixes message, humor, violence and Frankensteinian brain-juggling. Featuring never-before-seen bonus material and newly added gray tone, this is the definitive edition.
Dark Horse continues a run of some of the wildest and most harrowing Hellboy stories ever told in this all-star tribute to comics' greatest demonic hero. Alex Maleev and Matt Hollingsworth (_Daredevil_) tell the scariest devil-child story since _Rosemary's Baby_. Sara Ryan and Steve Lieber (_Whiteout_, _Batman_) follow suit with a terrific tale of a family with the worst kind of unwanted guest. Featuring a pinup from William Stout, this issue of the most star-studded series in comics spins out the most bizarre stories yet.