Goddess of War by Lauren Weinstein. $12.95. Oversize, 32 pages.

Lauren Weinstein is one of the greatest comic storytellers of her generation. This story, maybe her most visually stunning, has slipped out of peoples consciousness to an extent, partly due to its (too beautiful for bookstores and comic shops) format. If you want to check out cartooning at its peak circa 2009, where everything seemed to be rolling forward with increasing speed, Goddess of War is where it's at.