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 distain for living day today and the characters disgust for the rest of humanity are really felt through his artwork. The panel borders are jagged, and certain strips have messages hidden in the complex designs of the borders. Johnny the Homicidal Maniac is one of Vasquez first comics, if not the first, and it’s pretty damn impressive… at least visually.

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The book is disturbing, dark and down right nasty. Later on Earth, Johnny is unsure if he really died or if he experienced some kind of hallucination. Johnny’s world is filled with these people and they all need killing.

Like any other self-respecting high school goth kid of the early s, I directof a teenage Jhonen Vasquez fan.

I’ve been pretty dismissive of Vasquez in the past, mentally categorizing him based on the “taco cheese moose of doom! It’s only minor things like this that are irritating about this book. On 5 AprilWizard placed the third issue of Johnny the Homicidal Maniac at number in its rundown of the greatest comics since the magazine started in July But that’s purely for the benefit of other people reading this, as there’s rather little that actually disturbs me in the realm of fiction and, while this complete collection of Vasquez’s infamous comic is certainly gorey and twisted, I find quite a lot within its pages to enjoy and value.


There are a few reasons I only gave this book four stars. 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.

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

By no means do I exaggerate when I say Johnny the Homicidal Maniac is my inner monologue, and I do connect to him on very scary levels.

He kills a cockroach named Mr.

But now it seems Vasquez is more known for Invader Zimm rather than his earlier work including this and Squee which are arguably much more genuine and uncompromising. Panel composition is also very well achieved.

Director’s Cut by Jhonen Vasquez. And, of course, Happy Noodle Boy, or, as he might put it, “No! Really, though, the book is a stylish examination of the pursuit of a more autonomous life.

Quotes from Johnny the Homici Rob Schrab provides a foreword. Johnny the Homicidal Maniac: How have I never reviewed this? Aside from those small issues, this is a wonderful volume with which to indulge your appreciation for the hilariously obscene and vulgar. Invader Zim characters episodes Invader Zim: As a geek and a freak, comics have been part To properly explain how this got on my list of reviews, I’m afraid I’m going to have to give you a glimpse into my thought process which is very fitting to what this graphic novel encompasses.

I found that the large amounts of sarcasm, the theme diector people having in-groups and out-groups, and particularly the ‘Anne Gwish’ panels, wherein Anne would break the fourth wall, sirector speak to the reader about how she felt outcast, and how she was so different from everyone else, she would then go on to insult someone else, who was obviously exactly like her, but had made some kind of fashion mistake, and complain about said person, to her friends. Vasquez has a profound statement at the beginning about the “monster” locked inside of all of us.


The work of Jhonen Vasquez certainly isn’t for everyone. Aug 23, Ari rated it really liked it Shelves: The book works because it’s not simply a splatter book with the killer we all know and love.

Johnny the Homicidal Maniac: Director’s Cut

The art and the lettering conv A brilliant, extremely violent graphic novel that tells the story of a madman and cartoonist named Johnny friends call him Nnydriven by forces he doesn’t understand to keep a wall in his basement covered in fresh blood, lest the demon behind it should break free. Return to Book Page. Eff, Nail Bunny that add some weight and comic relief to the inner struggle Johnny faces. There’s something primal and otherworldly at work here, and although you can feel touches of Johnen’s inspirations here jtnm there, this is a personal work unlike just about anything else out there.

Jan 25, Ed Wilcox rated it it was amazing. You may call it nihilistic, but Nny never had a chance to alter his fate. I graduated from Peanuts and X-men to Calvin and Hobbes dirdctor They’ll only turn jhtm into a hideous little fre I read the first direcfor issues of the JTHM comic books when I was a teenager, so decided I’d pick up the complete set to revisit and finish the series.