It Lives! #1 by Ted May
It amazes me to see that Ted isn't already on this page. I own every single anthology he's been in (according to the ones he lists in the back of this issue, anyway), so it just made sense that he would already be here. That being said, I only thought he was OK before I saw a clump of his stories all in one place. Now I think he might just be the new Jesus. Too much hype, I guess, but damn is this guy funny. There's a story called Toilet Battle that is the single funniest fight scene I've seen in years. I offer no details! Help Me Understand Your World (while being one of the best names for a story ever) was incredible, as was the one involving pants. Monster Mask wasn't absolutely perfect, but I still liked it.