Spectacles

by Jon Lewis

spectacles1.cover#1: This new ongoing series from True Swamp and Ghost Ship creator Jon Lewis is his most exciting work to date! Having explored, to critical and fan acclaim, the hidden world of an imaginary swamp and the dreamlike life of a fantastical shipful of pirates, Lewis now turns to the hilarious, touching and vibrant milieu of the modern American city and its denizens. Comic fans weary of narcissistic autobiography and schmaltzy soap-operas masquerading as realism will try on Jon Lewis’ Spectacles with delight — here is contemporary comics at its freshest and finest. Jason Lutes of Jar of Fools says the result is “an inspired new take on storytelling itself, transforming leaden conventions into gold.” Jeff Smith of Bone says Spectacles reveals Lewis’ “Kurtzman or Thurber-like knack for deciding what the story is — which slice of the pie to serve,” and Tom Palmer Jr. of Wizard says ” Spectacles proves that Lewis is bright-eyes and bushy-tailed while the rest of us are still asleep.”

24 page black and white comic with color covers

Alternative Comics, 1997

Diamond Code: MAR970730

Weight 5.00 oz
Price: $2.95

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Spectacles2#2: From the acclaimed creator of True Swamp, it’s this year’s most talked about new title! This issue leads off with the first day of Spring, in which our hero’s sunny mood is ruined when his neighbor, an inept and pretentious painter, asks his opinion about his latest “work”. Can our hero conceal his distaste, or do you have to be cruel to be kind? Then there’s chapter two of “The Frost Changes”, the hilarious and fascinating epic which takes place in modern day Minnesota and pre-industrial Norway — simultaneously! A young woman drinks to save the world, a minister marries a witch, two brothers argue the pros and cons of life as a dog, and a troll tricks a hunter into getting arrested, as the plot curdles in this ongoing story! Remember… you can’t see properly without your Spectacles!

24 page black and white comic with color covers

Alternative Comics, 1997

Diamond Code: MAR970728

Weight 5.00 oz
Price: $2.95

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Spectacles3#3: Jack Kirby-obsessed Jon Lewis dives “Deeper Than Your Strangest Dreams” into the time-honored convention of the journey to the bottom of the sea! This issue also has the first installment of Lewis’ “Shell Men” serial in which he recaptures the spirit of his critically acclaimed True Swamp series by telling the story of a dystopian world populated by intelligent animals.

32 page black and white comic with color covers

Alternative Comics, 1997

 

Weight 5.00 oz
Price: $2.95

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Spectacles4#4: This issue has the second installment of Lewis’ “Shell Men” serial in which he recaptures the spirit of his critically acclaimed True Swamp series by telling the story of a dystopian world populated by intelligent animals. This issue also has the third chapter of Lewis’ critically acclaimed “The Frost Changes”.

24 page black and white comic with color covers

Alternative Comics, 1998

Weight 5.00 oz
Price: $2.95

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