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New World from NYRC
surreal vision of a post-alien-invasion Earth where human beings still
have to deal with quotidien frustrations, ennui, and understanding
their place in the world.
Since the mid-1980s, the British
cartoonist Chris Reynolds has been assembling a world all his own. On
the surface, it seems much like ours: a place of cool afternoon shadows
and gently rolling hills, half-empty trains and sleepy downtown
streets. But the closer you look, the weirder it gets. After losing a
mysterious intergalactic war, Earth is no longer in humanity's control.
Blandly friendly aliens lurk on the margins and seem especially
interested in the mining industry. The very rules of time and space
seem to have shifted: Mysterious figures suddenly appear in childhood
photos, family members disappear forever without warning, power outages
abound, and certain people gain the power of flight. A helmeted man
named Jimmy is somehow causing local businesses to shutter and is being
closely watched by the "trendy new police force," Rational Control. The
world is being remade, but in what image?
This new collection,
selected and designed by the acclaimed cartoonist Seth, includes short
stories, a novella, and the full-length graphic novel Mauretania. It is
the ideal guide to all the mystery and wonder of one of the most
underappreciated cult classics in the history of comics.
NYRC edition is a hardcover with foil stamping, debossing, full-color
endpapers, and extra-thick paper, and features new scans of the
Stranger Stories from the World of Mauretania -
Aliens who live among us - A trip to find out the truth about the Moon
- The electrical insulator industry - One woman's vindictive stand
against consumerism - A mercenary problem - Mysterious watercourses
behind your house - A holiday in a changed land - Deadly hands from
space - War comes just for you - A visit to an old planet - New
technology in the countryside - An end to fortune-telling - Startling
business techniques in the dental industry. Thirteen eerie tales from
the world of Mauretania Comics. Colour and b/w.
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