Zot! The Complete Black and White Collection TPB (2008 HarperCollins) comic books
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Volume 1 - 1st printing. "1987-1991!" Story and art by Scott McCloud. Comic book afficionados rejoice! The best of the cult classic series, Zot!, first created by Scott McCloud in 1984, is soon to be reprised in this arresting trade paperback compilation, with bonus material! Zachary T. Paleozogt, popularly known as Zot, is a blond-haired, blue-eyed teenage hero from an alternate Earth - this alternate reality is a retro-futuristic technological utopia where flying cars, robots and interplanetary travel are common and nearly all of its inhabitants benefit from peace, prosperity, and a marked lack of conventional social ills. Jaunting back and forth between the two worlds seems exciting for Zot at first, but there are subtle differences in the essential nature of the two planets that take some getting used to. On Zot's world, events naturally favor the "good guys" in any conflict, while on Earth, Zot is a less successful hero, reflecting the fact that our world clearly does not conform to the same rules as his. Nevertheless, Zot eagerly takes on Earth's challenges with the most amusing outcomes. New material includes sketches, designs, some of McCloud's behind-the-scenes working methods, Zot ephemera (there was a Zot watch!) and lots and lots of commentary - "the story behind the stories" as it were. This newly revised cult classic is not to be missed! Softcover, 6-in. x 9-in., 576 pages, B&W. Cover price $24.95.