Charles Burns’s second volume of his epic graphic novel series is The Hive (Pantheon Books, 21.95). Doug seeks answers to his hazy memories of a shattering incident in a nightmarish alternate world that is a distorted mirror of our own. “Burns’s stark work operates on its own nightmare logic.”—Publishers Weekly. Burns’s work rose to prominence in Art Spiegelman's Raw magazine in the mid-1980s. He has illustrated covers for Time, The New Yorker, and The New York Times Magazine and is a recipient of the Eisner, Harvey, and Ignatz awards.