NY: HarperCollins, 2008.
To older readers of graphic novels — people like me — McCloud probably is best known for his three groundbreaking books on the theory, art, and practice of storytelling through the medium (not “genre”) of comic books. But he wrote those books based on his experience in the trenches. Zot! was a four-year series of black-and-white comics that played new riffs on the superhero tradition by postulating a 15-year-old flying hero with lots of tech (as opposed to superpowers) who lives in an alternative New York City, but who can hop back and forth between his world and ours via a portable portal.