Brandon has the day off due to a rough work week, so I’m updating the site. It was just announced that on December 21st, Dark Horse is going to be releasing a 240 page, hard cover collection of Evan Dorkin’s Milk and Cheese called MILK AND CHEESE: DAIRY PRODUCTS GONE BAD. Evan Dorkin gave even more information about the book here. The book will contain every Milk and Cheese strip made from 1989 to 2010 (only the 1988 M&C/Pirate CorpS! strip from Munden’s Bar Annual #2 is excluded).
The book will include over 80 pages of comics that have not been collected before. There will be a 24 page color section featuring all the color Milk and Cheese strips, a cover gallery, pin-ups, merchandise art, trading cards, etc. There will also be a 24 page B&W supplemental section featuring pin-ups, t-shirt designs, and other art, etc. The book will include the rare 1997 M&C Special Edition 16-pg mini-comic featuring the expanded "Darth Vader Overdrive" strip and extras.
This announcement makes me so happy I actually have a hard time expressing it. Milk and Cheese came out right when I was exploring indie comics. I thought I was so edgy leaving the comic shop with M&C and Poision Elves tucked in between my superhero books. When I did my giant long box purge, my Milk and Cheese books were part of that small group I kept. At Heroes this year I replaced the Milk and Cheese lunchbox that was stolen from me a few years ago. If you’ve never read Milk and Cheese before, come back tomorrow and we’ll be talking about the actual strips. If you’re already a fan, get your pre-orders in at your local shop, because this book sounds fantastic.