Toe Tag Riot #4 by Matt Miner and Sean Von Gorman releases today. I had the pleasure of sitting down with a young man who was fortunate enough to attend Toe Tag Riot’s concert, which took place outside the home of Westboro Baptist Church attendees Fred and Shirley. Enjoy this fantastic interview with the guy who elbowed you in the mosh pit.
This week’s comic offering from the publisher Black Mask includes two books written by Matt Miner: Critical Hit #4 and Toe Tag Riot #3. If you have seen the various new Black Mask books on the shelf at your local comic book store and want to dip your toe in but just don’t know where to start, I would suggest starting with these two titles. You will receive the broad spectrum of the kind of work Black Mask is doing while still having the consistency of the same great writing. Critical Hit will do exactly what it advertises. It is full of heart and full of real, gut wrenching suspense. I was on the edge of my seat waiting for the Critical Hit to knock me over. Toe Tag Riot is the other end of the spectrum. Toe Tag Riot is a book full of humour, gory zombie brutality and its own form of justice towards bigotry. These are not superhero books. There is no evil mastermind plotting for world domination. The characters in these books are in no way similar to each other, but in both cases they are fighting the injustice that they see in their daily life. Perhaps something we might see in our daily lives. It does not require a cape to be a hero, but it does require decomposing cells to eat someone.