Hive: The Coronation by Miles MacDiarmid. $30, full color, 100+ pages.

This is a really amazing book from Freak comics member Miles MacDiarmid. The best way to describe this is as a strange combination of the storytelling of Hate or Gilbert Shelton (funny characters, very strong storytelling) presented in European album format. This book is such a pleasure, I didn't realize that I'd been wanting something like that forever! MacDiarmid is an extremely skilled artist, this is the kind of book that, had it come out 10 years ago, would have been talked about by everyone...these days, it's another extremely well made but slightly experimental book that will exist a bit more in the underground. But, for you the reader, that's no problem...pick this up, it's very unique and very fun to read.