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Creature Comforts: Hotwire Volume 3

Rob reviews the third volume of the Glenn Head-edited anthology, Hotwire (Fantagraphics). This volume of Hotwire looks and feels very much like the first two volumes, with no surprises. Glenn Head’s stated mission (“fun” comics with great stories, not literary comics) has never much jibed with what he’s actually published in Hotwire (there’s plenty of strangled storytelling and stuff that’s not remotely comics in here), but what’s important is that Head has created an anthology series that has almost no overlap whatsoever with any other anthology. It’s a book friendly...