Another collection of short pieces by a variety of big names in the graphic-novel universe is Bizarro World. Bizarro World, of course, is that "other" universe, where superheroes can be bad guys or, worse, bumbling losers. This new anthology has contributions from some of the most interesting alternative-comics writers and illustrators, including Craig Thompson, Peter Bagge, Harvey Pekar, Scott Morse, Evan Dorkin and Tony Millionaire and a cover by Jaime Hernandez. Watch Batman write a blog! See Wonder Woman undergo teenage angst! See Robin's comedy routine blow Aquaman right off the open-mic stage! Play along as Superman frolics with his faithful dog! There's lots more, some of it even sillier and all of it good fun.

Becky Ohlsen writes from Portland, Oregon.

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