|Junji Ito, the Japanese master of surreal horror, is one mangaka to whom we must pay our proper due. This 3-volume set is a hardcover edition of Uzumaki, the epic story of a small town ensnared in a supernatural curse revolving around spirals. From this simple geometric motif, Ito draws out unspeakable hells for his hypnotized protagonists.
If this is your first introduction to Junji Ito (welcome to the cult!), you can’t get a better gate into Ito’s work than this magnum opus. Uzumaki is also in the process of being adapted into a short anime series which will premiere on Adult Swim’s Toonami in 2020.