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A pair of off-the-beaten-path comics have surfaced over the past few days that are perfect for readers who like their comics with a pop-cultural flair. First up, there’s Henry & Glenn Forever, a collection of romantic one-panel gags starring those famous star-crossed lovers, Henry Rollins and Glenn Danzig. If you’ve ever wanted to know how the lead singers of Black Flag and the Misfits would maintain a relationship in the face of interference from their Satan-worshipping next-door neighbors Darryl Hall and John Oates, now’s your chance. Henry & Glenn Forever comes to us from Igloo Tornado, a collective consisting of The Blot‘s Tom Neely and his artistic compatriots Gin Stevens, Scott Nobles, and Levon Jihanian, and it’s available for $4 from Microcosm.
Next, Dash Shaw and Jesse Moynihan, the cartoonists responsible for the boundary-shattering webcomics Body World and Forming respectively, have teamed up to create a comic about Lost for the latest issue of the venerable alt-lit journal The Believer. The kicker? It folds out of the mag to a height of almost three feet! According to Moynihan, the strip, called “Spiritual Dad,” is “a story loosely based on things I heard from my dad about his life, mixed in with characters from LOST.” Somehow, doing a Lost-inspired comic about daddy issues feels appropriate to the spirit of the show. Check it out wherever books or magazines are sold!