A Different Sky by Samuel D. Benson. $7. Oversize, 44 pages, color cover, black and white interior.

Benson serves up some crunchy, storytelling here. The ambition to bring us into Benson's urban, crumbling and thoughtful universe pours off the page. I was instantly pleased with the richness of Benson's world, and reading it felt like a rush of all the good qualities of classic Evan Dorkin: story story story, characters becoming dear (or repellent) through their inky performance on a dense page. Good stuff, go grab this.