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Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Johnny the Homocidal Maniac

I recently finall finished reading the Director's cut of Johnny the Homicidal Maniac, and I have to say it's one of my favorite comic collections that I own/have ever read.

Johnny is the first public forte of its creator Jhonen Vasquez, you might know him better as the man behind the short lived cartoon Invader Zim. Johnny is very much the same style as Zim in that the drawings are incredibly similar, however Johnny is the NC-17 version of Zim, and that's why I like it.

The surrealist absurdist stories and dialogue in the comic are genuinely funny and the violence is wonderfully over the top. It's also filled to the brim with social commentary that was relevant when published (95-97) and some of which is still relevant today.

The titular character is probably one of my favorite psychos because of the internal epidemic that he goes through throughout the series as well as his reasoning for killing all of the people in the series that he does.

Great series, pick it up and check it out. It gets the Pumpkin Cave seal of Excellence and Approval.

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