Anya’s Ghost (First Second)

A great coming-of-age tale with bonus spookiness and excitement.

Sleeper (Wildstorm)

An early work by Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips who later took the comics world by storm with


. Oddly enough, it may be my favorite work by them.

Channel Zero (Dark Horse)

Brian Wood's subversive classic about a fight against Big Brother. About to be reissued by Dark Horse.

No Hero (Avatar Press)

This, like all of Warren Ellis' creator-owned stuff at Avatar Press, is gory and intellectually intense. Ellis is a genius.

Flex Mentallo (DC Comics)
A lost gem from Vertigo Comics by Grant Morrison, spinning out of his Doom Patrol run. Seriously trippy stuff. New color reprint coming soon.

SEE IT: Say Anything plays Wonder Ballroom, 128 NE Russell St., on Sunday, March 25. 7:30 pm. $17 advance, $20 day of show. All ages.