FCBD 2015 Hip Hop Family Tree 3-In-1 Featuring Cosplayers,
(W) Ed Piskor, Dash Shaw (A) Ed Piskor & Various (CA) Ed Piskor
BONUS REVIEW by "Doc" Schaefer
Featuring Ed Piskor's Hip Hop Family Tree series and Dash Shaw's Cosplayers! Piskor's half features excerpts from all three existing HHFT volumes, plus the Rob Liefeld/Spike Lee commercial adaptation and exclusive pinups by R Crumb, Scottie Young, Jim Rugg, Ben Marra, and more...! Shaw's side delivers an all-new, 24-page issue of his thoughtful and funny exploration of human endeavor and social interaction as seen through the lives of two cosplayers. Enjoy the works of two of the great contemporary graphic novelists of their generation! With exclusive wraparound cover by Piskor.
Date Available: 05/02/2015
Every now and then, independent comic companies throw us a curve ball that hits us smack dab in the face. This is one of those times. Fantagraphics Books caught us off guard with this rare gem. With a terrific rap-a-round (GET IT SON! IT'S A PLAY ON WORDS, SON!) cover featuring a veritable who's who in the Hip Hop world, this look into the upcoming series fascinated me. And throw in for good measure a look at Dash Shaw's Cosplayer and you've got a fine example of what Independent comics are suppose to be! Make it one of your three free!
I give it 8 out of 10 Grahams