Strange Adventures #75, December 1956, cover by Gil Kane and Bernard Sachs
Sometimes, people ask me why I like comics books.
This is a cover
of a gorilla,
robbing a librarian,
for Moby Dick, Robinson Crusoe, and Treasure Island,
for the purposes of conquering the world.
What’s not to love?
New York City is full of incredible, beloved bookstores — and St. Mark’s Bookshop is no exception. It’s an NYC literary institution, a wonderfully welcome space, and a phenomenally curated diverse selection of books and magazines. Now the owners are getting ready for a fundraiser to move the store as a result of rising rents. Please go buy a few books or attend the fundraiser so we can keep great spots like this one around!
Fantasy is escapist, and that is its glory. If a soldier is imprisioned by the enemy, don’t we consider it his duty to escape?…If we value the freedom of mind and soul, if we’re partisans of liberty, then it’s our plain duty to escape, and to take as many people with us as we can!