High concept books can be a pretty mixed bag. It's one thing to come up with one of those compelling, bizarre premises that grab the reader's attention, but if the substance isn't there to back it up -- or even if it's done in the wrong tone -- they fall flatter than just about anything else you'll find on the shelves. When they work, though, the results can be pretty amazing, and fortunately, Damon Gentry and Aaron Conley's Sabertooth Swordsman is definitely the kind that hits.
In last week's column I mentioned that I thought traditional print publishers still had the edge over webcomics when it came to being able to distill the best material from a variety of creators. Because of a publisher's ability to hire a range of professionals, especially editors, they ar