COMETBUS #54: $4, 5 ½” x 8”, printed, 97 pgs.

With what’s seemed like a surge in issues over the past few years, this one is the story of Aaron joining Green Day on tour for the first time in years—but instead of a small DIY tour, it’s two weeks spanning arenas across Asia. Interspersed between checking out new countries are anecdotes about “way back when,” which gives insight to Aaron as well as the rest of the band. Given his history of writing about how “the coolest punk events are the ones no one else knows about,” he’s actually got a fair and balanced attitude about the whole thing, which adds even more layers to an already deep zine. Out of every issue I’ve read recently, this is probably my favorite. –Joe Evans III (Aaron Cometbus, no contact info given)