Famous names: Writer Matt Fraction was one of the founders of hip designhouse MK12 before the lure of comic books ruined his life. Artist Gabriel Ba draws purty.

Crunchy goodness: 4


Elevator pitch: "Repo Man meets Danger Man via Quentin Tarantino's popcultural headswim."

Life lesson: Loving your sister is one thing, but if she starts to grind herself against your crotch while simultaneously torturing you with power tools, it may be time to rethink that strategy.

Design breakthrough: The three-color format of the book originally came about as a cost-saving exercise, only for their choice of third color to be as expensive as full-color printing. But watch for a fourth color to appear as a plot point towards the end of the book.


Matt Fraction's Web site