The ingenue ninja and the funky drunkard.
I especially like how the contrast in style and linework makes the monsters so otherworldly and imposing compared to Henry. The stance tell us he ain’t backing down, though.
Frank goes boho.
4 A gritty noirish take on New York circa 1970s. Tardi knows how to capture the bleak beauty of cities, even at their ugliest and most oppressive. (Though it must be said, his Paris is always charming and magnificent, no matter what era.)
Flowers for the ladies.
Another panel from Hup. Crumb does a wonderful job creating a sense of anxiety and claustrophobia – and on the face of the man in the far right, fear and dread. This is as existential as comix gets.