The Washington Times - November 23, 2008, 05:48PM

By Greg Bennett

Legendary comic book store owner Greg Bennett provides a pair of recommendations for comic book lovers every week. Titles are either currently on specialty store shelves or shipping or in the near future. Fans can also click on the covers to appreciate the fine art.


Fables, Volume 11: War and Pieces from Vetigo

Fables Volume 11: War and Pieces, trade paperback, DC Comics ($17.99)

This is the only comic that gets better with every issue (or volume). I don’t know how Bill WIllingham does it. If you haven’t started Fables (the best fantasy comic since Sandman) yet, go grab yourself Vol.1 for the bargain price of $9.99. You’ll probably get hooked, and be ready for Vol.11 before you know it.

Twisted Toyfare Theatre, Volume 9 from Wizard Entertainment

Twisted Toyfare Theatre, Volume 9, trade paperback, Wizard Entertainment ($12.99)

Before Robot Chicken, those guys got their start doing Twisted Toyfare Theatre in the pages of Wizard magazine (actually it was called Twisted Mego Theatre, but then the lawyers got involved). Easily the funniest comic out there. Some may argue that it’s not comics since it’s made up of photo-shopped pictures of toys, but hey, it’s “sequential art.” Don’t you feel better now?

Greg Bennett is the Owner/Manager of Big Planet Comics, a chain of pop art specialty stores in the DC Metro area with locations in Georgetown, Bethesda, Vienna, & College Park.