World Map Room by Yuichi Yokoyama. $19.95. 176 pages, black and white interiors.

One of the most exciting international cartoonists of the last couple decades. The textbook way to describe him is a compressed Kirby, and there's some truth to that. But really, these are comics that are just thrilling to read in a way that's closer to early newspaper strip cartooning like Feininger or McCay. A jagged roller coaster ride that's going at max speed. Huge reputation hovering over this work that is surpassed by the actual reading experience.