Sleepwalker #1 by Molly Lawless
Warning to readers who hate baseball: one page of this comic deals with baseball at all, and thatâ€™s the hilarious story of the last game of the Washington Senatorâ€™s in 1971, something that I had somehow missed. So if you saw this somewhere and skipped out because you thought it would be a baseball comic, boy were you stupid. Most of the rest of the comic is the story of Jeff, a man who wormed his way into becoming the personal assistant to a wildly successful writer who does shlocky fantasy books. Itâ€™s a great story about a guy who finally gets to work for one of his idols and finds out that the reality of his hero isnâ€™t quite as wonderful as heâ€™d imagined. He also deals briefly with his hilariously stereotypical friends, a liberal blogger, underground comix artist and a screenwriter. Intriguing stuff, continued in the next issue, and it even leaves on a bit of a cliffhanger. She ends the issue with a short story about a robbery sheâ€™d witnessed, without doing much of anything about it. Great first issue (although sheâ€™s done more comics if youâ€™re curious and would like to e-mail her), well worth a look.