Because I'm writing a graphic novel, I've been reading a lot of graphic novels. I never thought I'd find one that topped Black Hole by Charles Burns, but Girls by The Luna Brothers might give it a run for its money. I bought the collector's edition, which gathers every issue of the comic into one enormous hardback. Seriously, this thing is big and heavy. I wish I had a pedestal for it, like the Necromoncon.
Girls is the story of ethan, a frustrated young man who works at the store in Pennystown, a rural farmtown of no more than 30 or so. Ethan offends the women of Pennystown by saying some uber mysoginistic stuff at the town's only bar. He's promptly thrown on his ass and sent home. There is an an enormous and mysterious BOOM felt by the whole town and nobody is quite sure where it came from.
Minutes later Ethan is driving home when he encounters a beautiful naked woman on the road who seems traumatized. She can't seem to speak and doesn't really know where she is. Ethan takes her home to nurse her but, this being a comic book written by dudes, ends up fucking her. Well, the surprise is on Ethan because the next morning he finds the mysterious naked woman has laid giant eggs in his bathroom, which hatch more naked women identical to the first.
This is how this bizarre story starts. What follows is a strange... what, exactly? It's kind of an avante garde zombie story, I guess. It's hordes of beautiful naked women instead of the living dead though. Beautiful naked women who only want to harm Pennystown's female population so they can mate with the men and lay more eggs. Which is complicated. Also, there's a dome over the town and animals are going crazy. Oh, also there's a giant sperm monster thing in the cornfield.
It's a highly frightening and entertaining, kind of avante garde zombie story that explores gender. I'm really, really loving it and I recommend it.