Posts Tagged ‘Prison Pit’

Comics Time: Prison Pit: Book Three

September 28, 2011

Prison Pit: Book Three
Johnny Ryan, writer/artist
Fantagraphics, September 2011
120 pages
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Comic of the Year of the Day: Prison Pit Book 2

December 11, 2010

Every day throughout the month of December, Attentiondeficitdisorderly will spotlight one of the best comics of 2010. Today’s comic is Prison Pit Book 2 by Johnny Ryan, published by Fantagraphics — take how you felt during the baseball-bat scene in Casino, then make a book out of it.

Ryan is willing, even this early in a series I imagine will be able to last as long as he wants it to, to completely invert his instantly-iconic warrior, to make the audience root against him desperately, to feel dick-shriveling revulsion at his violence and pity for his victim….This book is a masterpiece of awfulness.

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