cover image Small Favors: The Definitive Collection

Small Favors: The Definitive Collection

Colleen Cover. Oni, $29.99 (248p) ISBN 978-1-62010-398-2

Coover, cocreator of the Eisner Award–winning all-ages graphic novel Bandette, made her debut with a much more adult project: a sex-positive lesbian porn comic, collected here. A giggly pigtailed sprite named Nibbil is assigned to serve as the conscience to the carnally adventurous, perpetually horny Annie. Instead of keeping Annie in line, Nibbil falls in love, and the two get busy corrupting each other. Nibbil can change from a tiny pixie to a full-size woman, a power she exploits in erotic vignettes, but the fantasy angle soon moves to the background as sex and romance come to the fore. Coover’s cute, cartoony black-and-white artwork, reminiscent of Archie comics or Love and Rockets, keeps the characters charming no matter how naughty their behavior or filthy their dialogue. Everyone is so perky you can’t begrudge them a single orgasm. Originally published from 2000 to 2003, the cult comic is now back in a beguiling omnibus edition. It’s the most lovable sex comic ever drawn. (May)

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