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 . Johnny the Homicidal Maniac: Director’s Cut, a trade paperback released by Slave Labor Graphics in July , collected. The Hardcover of the Johnny the Homicidal Maniac Director’s Cut by Jhonen Vasquez at Barnes & Noble. FREE Shipping on $ or more!.

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The Jhonen Vasquez Story: The series focuses on Johnny C.

What can I say about dear ol’ Nny? JTHM is probably the only comic collection I’ve bothered to read more than once.

Nthm strange as this may sound–given the title–this was a very satisfying read. Eventually you figure out that, as Vasquez himself says, “He’s not a loser, he’s simply lost.

Johnny the Homicidal Maniac: Director’s Cut

This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. A little treat, albeit difficult to read without several breaks in between parts. A stranger imagining of Heaven?

A photograph of one of Vasquez’s friends, Leah England, serves as the middle of a portrait collection on the cover of the second issue of Johnny the Homicidal Maniac. List of Johnny the Homicidal Maniac characters. Graphic, gory, disturbing, and entirely in black and white, angular, sharp illustrations, Vasquez provides exactly what I want out of a pseudo-horror graphic rirector.

The book works because it’s not simply a splatter book with the killer we all know and love. Samsa the name given to the cockroach Johnny believes keeps returning to life — “I’m sorry, but I’m going to have to kill you again, Mr.

Like many, I first came about Vasquez through Invader Zim – though I will spare a description of the show, I do highly recommend it – digector found the animation and drawing uniquely intriguing. Like any other self-respecting high school goth kid of the early s, I was a teenage Jhonen Vasquez fan. What do you call the person that they lock up when they’re about fifteen because they keep saying things to their teachers like, “The human body has ten cyt miles of blood vessels in it and I can feel my hate for you coursing through every one?


I absolutely love this book! Vasquez submitted an entry, but the judges rejected it. Open Preview See a Problem? jtgm

The cover of the trade paperback features the logo “Z? When my girlfriend cit this book to me and told me that I’d relate on a scary level, I thought she was exaggerating just a tiny bit Johnny is a criminally insane, introverted young man on a killing spree, his victims being those who taunt and make fun of him, all to feed the red wall with their blood.

The art really helps the reader understand the characters, especially Johnny since the vibe of the artwork compliments the levels of insanity he faces with a suffers from during the length of the story and beyond! But then again, as I’ve moved from the depressed and angsty teen to the intellectually pretentious and sophomoric college student I am today, perhaps I am simply inclined to over analyze something that should have just been good old American gore fun.

With him distracted, Johnny enters Heaven and meets a demon woman named Damned Elise who gives Johnny a tour. Mar 20, Jessica B rated it really liked it. I read this cover to cover at work on a particularly long shift. Vasquez draws his characters with long, spindly limbs and jaggedly detailed expressions and clothing, which I love, but there’s a common struggle that artists drawing in black and white face, and that is the task of making the foreground stand out from the background, and of making objects distinguishable from one another.


If murder is all that his life has become. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

Even people who don’t deserve death might end up falling to Johnny. The subject of each story Stories about pages long is often random, with little connection between each one.

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Aug 23, stephanie cat rated it digector was amazing Recommends it for: Johnny’s existential crises come hard, fast and psychotic, as well as at the cost of many many lives. Given the fact that this is also an incredibly gory story to read–seriously, all kinds of killing in all kinds of ways happen here, so take a peek before you pick it up–there’s a sort of twisted and yet viable shockingly! It’s really talky and kind of repetitive.

Jan 25, Ed Wilcox rated it it was amazing. There are also sequels of sorts, called Squee and I Feel Sick, which follow the stories of two side characters from the original comic.

Reading it as an adult who remembers his teen years, I can certainly see where Johnny is coming from, but at the same time I wish he’d just grow up and learn to live in the world like the rest of us. Eventually, it tjhm a little deeper, but it’s kind of like punk rock. Johnny the Homicidal Maniac spawned two spin-offs: Archived from the original on March 31,