The Power of 6
By Jon Lewis. 48 pgs, 5.5" x 8", $4.95, ISBN: 1-891867-87-3. Diamond Code: MAY062803. August 2006.
Jon Lewis, creator of the long-running, Ignatz Award-nominated True Swamp, now unveils the paranormal, superhuman and straight-up bizarre world of The 6. From their unassuming old house on Pine Street, this rarely-seen, little-understood group carries on a bold exploration of the very limits of human experience and the cosmos.
The 6 comprise some of the most extraordinary people alive—and naive young Jerry Weiss wants to join them. So he simply shows up uninvited at their front door, suitcase and all! Then, to make a good first impression, he accidentally opens a portal to interdimensional evil, gets his head swallowed by a flaming starfish, and nearly kills his hosts with a black sword.
Is Jerry extraordinary enough to run with the 6? Are YOU extraordinary enough to read about it?
Jon Lewis, whose heritage is half Norwegian, grew up in Minnesota. At the age of seventeen, he fell ill for a few years, so he never finished school. Instead, he started making his own mini-comics, taking advantage of the burgeoning mini-comics underground of the late eighties. In 1994, his work won him (as well as his fellow artist Tom Hart) the Xeric Grant, which he used to publish the first issues of the series True Swamp. This series, and the following Ghost Ship, featured a fantastic atmosphere, displaying Lewis' interest in Norse folklore and legends. His next series, Spectacles, was more realistic.