Issue: #1 NEW ED|
(DC: Piranha Press)
STUCK RUBBER BABY SC NEW EDITION (MR)
Written by HOWARD CRUSE Art and cover by HOWARD CRUSE 'Absolutely riveting . . . Maus, move over; a sa great graphic novel, you've met your match.' - BOOKLIST 'Complex, meticulously drawn . . . a gripping way to revisit those lurid days.' - THE WASHINGTON POST The groundbreaking, award-winning semi-autobiographical graphic novel returns in a new edition featuring an introduction by Alison Bechdel, award winning author of Fun Home. In the 1960s American South, a young gas-station attendant named Toland Polk is rejected from the Army draft for admitting 'homosexual tendencies,' and falls in with a close-knit group of young locals yearning to break from the conformity of their hometown through civil rights activism, folk music and upstart communality of race-mixing, gay-friendly nightclubs. Toland's story is both deeply personal and epic in scope, as his search for identity plays out against the brutal fight over segregation, an unplanned pregnancy and small-town bigotry, aided by an unforgettable supporting cast.
On sale JUNE 1 • 224 pg, B & W, $17.99 US, 6.875' x 9' • MATURE READERS