1-800 Mice HC (2011 Picturebox) comic books 1938 or later
1st printing. Story and art by Matthew Thurber. 1-800 MICE is an anthropological study of the imaginary city of Volcano Park (where flying mouse couriers have replaced Federal Express), with a soap-opera-styled fractured narrative and a cast of thousands. The story is a cross between Thomas Pynchon, Robert Altman, and J.R.R. Tolkien, and has earned Thurber raves from The Comics Journal, Vice, and The Fader. Thurber's work is sure to delight fans of ambitious comic book narratives, as well as those of screwball comedy and Oz-style fantasy. Hardcover, 8-in. x 11-in., 160 pages, B&W. mature Readers Cover price $22.95.