Villa of The Mysteries #1 by Mack White, $10. Comic books size, color cover, black and white interiors. 30 pages. COPIES SIGNED BY AUTHOR
There is no other cartoonist quite like Mack White. The first thing you notice when reading his work is the sheer skill, on display in every panel. But a Mack White comic is deep experience beyond its visual gestalt. White's comics are strange, beautiful, upsetting, soaked in American history, religion, conspiracy, and much much more. What emerges from the mix is heady and substantial, which can't be said for every comic one comes across. What's more, White's complex concerns are served up wholly in the comic book format, wild visions presented in a traditional format with traditional execution. If you haven't read White before, you're in for a treat.