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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Be the first to ask a question about Johnny the Homicidal Maniac. Gleefully, and in horrifically creative ways. Another depicts a first date gone horribly, horribly awry as a case of gastrointestinal distress uct one of the best attempts to save face I’ve ever seen. Vasquez always opens the story with a confrontation between Ddirector and someone, or a manifestation of his alter-ego the polarised pig dolls of Fuck and Z? Other books in the series.

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 thousand miles of blood vessels in it and I can feel my hate for you coursing through every one?

Rather than sneaking under high school bleachers to read this and feeling uber cool for reading something about a psycho killer, I read this in college jhtm felt uber cool for reading something about a psycho killer.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. You really have to get into it when you’re a teenager for it to hit you the right way. He goes on a date with Devi, a cashier, and attempts to stab her, but Devi escapes after nearly killing Johnny. This was just one of the many quirky little things in this lovely book.

Johnny the Homicidal Maniac: Director’s Cut by Jhonen Vásquez

Another thing I though was a little disappointing was that the only place where the original covers of each issue are shown are in the issue summaries that are in the extras at the end of the book, and the covers are printed small so you can’t nthm the full awesomeness of them.

But more importantly, why is he lonely? Johnny—call him Nny—has problems. Johnny kidnaps someone and tortures that person while proselytizing about the wrongs of mistreating people. Like any other self-respecting high school goth kid of the early s, Xirector was a teenage Jhonen Vasquez fan. Anne Gwish is a young goth woman that ckt her own strip in the later part of the series.


Following the slaughter, Johnny watches its coverage on the news.

Director’s Cuta trade paperback released by Slave Labor Graphics in Julycollected the series. And of course, some of the scenes of the Meanwhile comic strips are referenced later in the Johnny the Homicidal Maniac storyline.

This comic is literally laced with sarcasm, so I’m not sure what an American would think of this other than take it way too personally. Mike Mignola, who has given us Hellboy, is the absolute master of doing this and nevermind that all of his work is colored; without color, his work with form and shadow would still be brilliant and the farthest thing from confusing and is thus also the rule by which all others are judged, for better or worse.

Johnny the Homicidal Maniac is the story of Johnny C. Aside from those small issues, this is a wonderful volume with which to indulge your appreciation for the hilariously obscene and vulgar.

To make things interesting, the story takes breaks randomly with calm scenes about some Goth girl’s life or random unrelated slaughter scenes that star Nnyadding to the chaos in the book. Vasquez started drawing in kindergarten. Just not a very good one.

Oct 22, Mon rated it it was amazing Shelves: This is not a novel, it is more like a graphically illustrated comic book, BUT the writing is solid. Reading it as an adult who remembers ctu 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. By SeptemberVasquez announced in his introduction to the sixth issue of Johnny the Homicidal Maniac that he had reached sufficient success in his artistic career to be able to quit his day-job and devote himself full-time to his art.

Johnny the Homicidal Maniac features several filler strips, which, durector the most part, have nothing to do with the main storyline. He drains his victims of blood to paint over a wall in his house to jghm a monster from escaping. The artistic style is a little like Nightmare Before Christmas after everyone involved did a few more hard drugs.


It se I am consistently unimpressed with Graphic novels as a body of work, as well as with the people who read them and think they are actually remotely good. How are you supposed to rate comic books? I am consistently unimpressed with Graphic novels as a body of work, as well as with the people who read them and think they are actually remotely good. If there’s something Vasquez pulls off very well, it’s nonsensical black humor. Johnny the Homicidal Maniac 4. Jul 12, Dominique rated it it was amazing Shelves: 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.

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I absolutely love this book! Blood, twisted humor and a look down on jthj. However, in some stories, there are big connections between them, such as characters that interact with Johnny. Archived from the original on Jan 07, Martin rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: There are also sequels of sorts, called Squee and I Feel Sick, which follow the stories of two side characters ddirector the original comic.

It’s only minor things like this that are irritating about this book. It isn’t until the end of issue 4 when JTHM decides to have an arc for Johnny as a character, which ends on issue 6.

Johnny the Homicidal Maniac: Director’s Cut

Johnny the Homicidal Maniac 7. He overwhelms anyone he meets with his despair and often causes them to either commit suicide or flee from him in horror. I’m putting these two together, because they really do form one larger piece – the craft of an artistic mastermind. Want to Read saving…. Johnny is, naturally, hard to sympathize with. She was a huge fan of the series, cuh recommended them to me.