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As TV cameras head for Santa Monica to cover the meteor that crash landed in the Bay, we check in with Skycab pilot, Miki, as she downloads comics in the break room at the taxi garage.
This special 44 page issue features stories by Kurt Busiek & Stuart Immonen, Joe Kelly & Peter Gross & Ryan Kelly, and Jeph Loeb & Ian Churchill; PLUS a stunning gallery of ELEPHANTMEN art by Jae Lee, Jim Lee, Todd McFarlane & Ben Templemsith, Greg Capullo, Joe Madureira, J Scott Campbell, Chris Bachalo, Henry Flint, Tim Sale and more!
On Sale: June 2007
Story: Richard Starkings, Kurt Busiek & Jeph Loeb
Artwork: Moritat, Stuart Immonen, Ryan Kelly & Ian Churchill
Flip cover: Moritat
40pp full color for $2.99
Diamond: MAR07 1840
"A real treat for long-term fans of the series."
— Paul Skevington
"It's really cool to see all the possibilities that Hip Flask went through before he became the Hip Flask we all know and love from ELEPHANTMEN -- which is the best series I've read since THE WALKING DEAD."
, Variant Edition podcast
"With great pin-ups, as well as some fun 'alternate reality' stories about Hip Flask from writers like Jeph Loeb and Joe Kelly, this is a love-letter to the great characters and elements that Starkings has put together for this book."
— Ryan the Iowan
, Weekly Review Power Rankings @ Newsarama
"A neat look into the evolution of the character and his story."
— Scott Cederlund
, Wednesday's Haul
"Blade Runner Meets Doctor Moreau! A wowzer! (Hot pick for the Week)"
— John Judy
, Hi De Ho Comics, Santa Monica CA
"A fun look at some comics superstars playing with a character with a strong visual hook.The alternate takes aren't as interesting as the gritty sci-fi that Starkings has settled on, but there are some gems here, most notably a mixture of the tone of Astro City and Eisner's Spirit done by Busiek and Immonen, and a sci-fi adventure akin to Remender & Moore's Fear Agent by Joe Kelly, Peter Gross and Ryan Kelly."
— Randy Lander
, Comic Pants
"There's more than just 'boobs and guns' in here, but if that's all there was, it would have been just fine."
, Silver Snail Comics, Ottawa Canada
"Sure, it's filler, but it's so well done and in keeping with the general tone of the series that you forget it's filler. Very enjoyable."
— Steven Grant
, Permanent Damage
"Very funny if your sense of humour runs to Image Studios stuff from the 90s. Mine does."
— Dave Sim
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