Thursday, December 13, 2012

The Greatest of All Time

The Greatest of All Time Comics Anthology cover art by Dan Moynihan

The Greatest of All Time Comics Anthology

by Boston Comics Roundtable

Edited by Dan Mazur and Jesse Lonergan


123 pages ~ $12 | Color & Black And White | 6x9 inches


26 independent comics creators put their minds to this challenge, and produced an assortment of stories which run the gamut from political satire to autobiography, fantasy, historical non-fiction and other genres. With subjects like the greatest rock band of all time, the greatest conspiracy of all time and the greatest spy of all time, to the greatest potato of all time, the greatest bruise of all time, and the greatest sweater of all time, the stories range from the (supposedly) factual, to the entirely fictional, to the extravagantly silly. “The idea of the theme was, on the one hand, to play with the idea of hype and success which are such big parts of our culture, or to look at the real meaning of greatness, depending on how each individual creator wanted to interpret it,” says co-editor Dan Mazur. “We just put this rich idea in front of a bunch of writers and artists and let them run with it. We ended up with a lot of unexpected things, and a really fun collection of comics. Maybe the greatest ever. No, definitely the greatest ever.” The stories in The Greatest of All Time Comics Anthology range from tantalizingly economical two pagers, to a ten-page epic about the Greatest Neck Pillow of All Time; there are also two stories in full, vibrant color. Bound in durable card-stock covers, with numerologically-significant total page count of 123. PARENTAL ADVISORY: The word “orgasm” appears on pages 5 & 7, and “The Greatest Beer of All Time” contains references to beer.


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