Back of the Book:
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.
Brenton Nichol’s Review on Goodreads.com:
Johnny is a boy, or perhaps young man, who feels an overwhelming urge to kidnap, torture, and murder any citizen of the city he lives in that insults him, harms him, or just simply irks him in some small manner. It is clear that Johnny is not a boy in control of his conscience, as evidenced by the various inanimate objects in his living quarters that become not only animate but snarkily intellectual, acting, it seems, as the conflicting shards of Johnny’s torn mind. But eventually we learn that Johnny isn’t COMPLETELY insane; there really IS a good reason for him to keep fresh coats of blood painted onto a particular wall deep in the catacombs beneath his shack of a house. Continue reading his review…
Format Read: real book
The very worst thing about this book is that it had to end. And maybe the language
The very best thing about this book is the release that comes with really getting into the story. Since it’s against most laws to exterminate the stupid people, the jerks, and the losers, reading about someone who successfully removes those people from society without ever getting caught (even if he kills on a crowded street in broad daylight) is such a soothing experience that you’ll want to read it again immediately! Sounds contradictory, right? I know, but trust me on this and read the book the next time you’re angry – I gave it five stars for a reason!