The greatest love story ever told is now all in one place! This month we’re finally getting in the new, hardcover, fully collected editions of Henry & Glenn Forever & Ever. Begun more as a joke than not, this punk satire comic series has grown a life of its own over the years, catching the eye of punks and readers around the world.
Two men. Two myths. One legend. The greatest love story ever told.
Twenty short comic stories about the domestic life of “Henry” and “Glenn” and sometimes their neighbors “Daryl” and “John.” Glenn deals with issues with his mother while Henry shows off his darker side and indifference. These are two men who truly suffer best together.
This book collects the entire series for the first time, adds even more never-before-published-pages, and features a spiffy hardcover to truly make this edition a complete (-ly ridiculous) collector’s edition!
For the collectors out there: Tom Neely has put together a rad special edition dust jacket, which will be signed and numbered, for 1000 copies. This is the ultimate Henry & Glenn fan item: a signed, limited edition tome marking the first time the H&G series will be fully collected in a single volume.
Get one before they’re gone — we start shipping next week!
And for EVEN MORE Henry and Glenn, check out the new H&G Adult Activity & Coloring Book. Color your idols! This one’s available everywhere in November, but shipping from us direct starting next week!
We ask all of our interns to choose a book and review it for our blog. Usually, when tasked with this assignment, they head downstairs to the warehouse and deliberate for a half hour. Sometimes it takes them a few days to choose. Not Dylan. He immediately knew. Here’s his review, and an appropriately tough selfie with the book:
Tom Neely’s Henry & Glenn Forever & Ever is hilarious. The idea of taking two icons from the hardcore punk scene (which, at its height in the mid-80s, was taken over by macho assholes who made the scene about faux masculinity) and creating a fictional gay romance between them is just genius.
The thing I appreciated most about the book, however, is its constant references and jokes about not just The Misfits and Black Flag but about heavy metal and punk music in general. This is also, unfortunately, what limits the audience of the book, since your average reader probably doesn’t know who the hell King Diamond or Ian MacKaye are, but for people who do understand these references, they make reading this book all the more enjoyable.
I myself lost it when aliens brought zombies to life and announced that their prime directive was to “exterminate the whole fucking place,” as well as every time I noticed all the random 138s scattered about.
I would definitely recommend this book to anyone with reasonable knowledge about punk and metal music and culture.