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[Sin City]s engaging characters and stunning noir art make it one of the best (and best-selling) works in the comics field today.
--The Onion (Madison, WI)
ALAN MOORE & EDDIE CAMPBELL
FROM HELL
by Alan Moore & Eddie Campbell
Paperback: 572 pages
EDDIE CAMPBELL
ISBN: 0958578346
$35.00
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The mad, shaggy genius of the comics world dips deeply into the well of history and pulls up a cup filled with blood in From Hell. Alan Moore did a couple of Ph.D.'s worth of research into the Whitechapel murders for this copiously annotated collection of the independently published series. The web of facts, opinion, hearsay, and imaginative invention draws the reader in from the first page.
Eddie Campbell's scratchy ink drawings evoke a dark and dirty Victorian London and help to humanize characters that have been caricatured into obscurity for decades. Moore, having decided that the evidence best fits the theory of a Masonic conspiracy to cover up a scandal involving Victoria's grandson, goes to work telling the story with relish from the point of view of the victims, the chief inspector, and the killer--the Queen's physician. His characterization is just as vibrant as Campbell's; even the minor characters feel fully real. Looking more deeply than most, the author finds in the "great work" of the Ripper a ritual magic working intended to give birth to the 20th century in all its horrid glory. Maps, characters, and settings are all as accurate as possible, and while the reader might not ultimately agree with Moore and Campbell's thesis, From Hell is still a great work of literature.
--Rob Lightner
MICHAEL H. PRICE
SOUTHERN-FRIED HOMICIDE
by Michael H. Price
Black & White
Paperback: 80 pages
Cremo Studios
/ Shel-Tone Publications
ISBN: 0966376609
$7.95
Michael H. Price's collaborators include underground comics legend Frank Stack (Adventures of Jesus), humor high prince Mark Martin, Hollywood historian George Turner, Mark Evan Walker, Adrian Martinez (Heavy Metal), Don Mangus, Todd Camp, Dennis Spies, writer John Woolly and the inimitable Spencer Williams, Jr.!
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JHONEN VASQUEZ
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JOHNNY THE HOMICIDAL MANIAC
(Director's Cut)
by Jhonen Vasquez
Paperback: 168 pages
Slave Labor Publications
ISBN: 0943151163 
$19.95
"Demonically funny."
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From the Introduction by Rob Schrab:
"Vasquez has touched something important here. There's a little monster inside all of us . . . We mustn't ignore that monster."
Mayhem and violence rule in this collection of issues one through seven of Jhonen Vasquez's Johnny the Homicidal Maniac, as well as material seen before only in Carpe Noctem magazine. Dark and disturbingly funny, JTHM follows the adventures of Johnny (you can call him Nny), who lives with a pair of styrofoam doughboys that encourage his madness, a wall that constantly needs a fresh coat of blood, and--oh, yeah--his victims in various states of torture. Join Nny as he frightens the little boy next door (Todd, known to fans of Vasquez's work as Squee), thirsts for Cherry Brain Freezies, attempts suicide, draws Happy Noodle Boy, and tries to uncover the meaning of his homicidal existence.

Subliminal meassage: Eat the peas... 
Johnny The Homicidal Maniac is far more than an existential-gen-x-goth-gore-comic-book, it's truly a parable of modern times where the protagonist is at times highly likeable and easy to identify with; while at other times he's despicable and just not nice... This work explores Confucian ideas of civility and morality is chalked full of artful angles and highly stylized art boasts an amazing array of fantastic monologues and all while indulging a morbid satirical sense of humor. Something, which adds an interesting perspective, is the fact that the protagonist is a villain with whom we can identify.

I'd hate for Nny (Johnny) to be some one-dimensional monster. There is no doubt in my mind that he's a villain in a story peopled by slightly less reactionary villains. I also don't want there to be some convenient origin to his character that would make us understand how he came to be, thus making us sympathetic towards his situation. -- Jhonen Vasquez.

Another most interesting thing, which this book contains, is its dual perspectives; you may either see it as the story of a demented schizophrenic or an unlucky subject of a supernatural mishap, or perhaps something in-between. All in all, this is an amazing piece of work.

Spooky meassage: The peas is evil I tells ya! evil!

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