Xombi was one of the coolest comic books of the 1990s, and it wasn't hard to see why each cover sported an adoring blurb by Alan Moore. And now this weird horror/superhero title is coming back on Wednesday.
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The mid-1990s was the heyday of Vertigo Comics, DC's trippy, grown-up imprint. But one of the best Vertigo-esque comics appeared instead, almost unnoticed, on DC's Milestone Imprint. And after 14 years, the unsettling supernatural nanotechnology tale XOMBI is coming back.
Will there be comics this week? Maybe: Diamond's HQ has been without power thanks to the East-Coast snowpocalypse, meaning some shipments may be delayed. But if comics arrive, they'll include assassin monkeys and the men who try to stop them.