Boxer #1 by Lonnie Allen
This is the first issue of a new regular series by Lonnie, although â€œregularâ€ in the small press comics world could be interpreted in a number of ways. Two comics in a year can be considered regular, so weâ€™ll see what happens. And, not to give anything away or anything, but keeping the same title for the rest of the series might be a bit tough. There are three stories in here. The first is about a boxer whoâ€™s lost faith in the world, the second about a young girl whose mother has killed herself, and the last about life and death and everything after. This was a really great read, and I recommend it for anybody who happens to be going to SPX this weekend (you lucky bastards), but it also felt a bit like a punch to the gut. A bit depressing, if you will, what with all the death and futility of it all. If youâ€™re looking for something happy Iâ€™m sure thereâ€™s something with puppies on this site somewhere, but if youâ€™re looking for a solid comic, well, here it is.