Prison Pit blends Angry Youth Comix creator Johnny Ryans fascination with WWE wrestling, grindhouse cinema, first person action video games, Gary Panters Jimbo comics, and Kentaro Miuras Berserk Manga into a brutal and often hilarious showcase of violence like no other comic book ever created. Even the lead characters name, which is only one letter away from Cannibal Duckface (hint: Cannibal is correct) is unprintable.
Prison Pit is so deranged and twisted that even the authors plot description, while admirably reflecting the spirit of the book, has to be edited into a sea of asterisks in order to be bearable to normal human beings: A mysterious new a**hole has descended into the Prison Pit. Hes looking for Cannibal F***face and he wants revenge. Revenge for what? Probably for some f***ed up evil s***. But before he can get his hands on the CanMan hes got to battle his way through some pretty vicious motherf***ers. S***s about to get real.
Well, yes, exactly.
Advance Praise for Book Three:
"The new Prison Pit #3 is GLORGEFULL!" – Gary Panter
"Hey are you doing any more scary guys made out of tar ripping each other's dicks off? You know why I like those? Because you don't have to read all them stupid words and stuff. Right? Haa ha, hey Johnny wanna come over and play? Ha Ha!" Tony Millionaire
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Praise for Books One and Two:
2011 Stumptown Comic Art Awards Winner: Best Letterer; Nominee, Best Cartoonist
Named Comic of the Year by LA TACO
#23, Best Comics (First Run or Definitively Collected) of 2009, The Comics Reporter
"The blood, bodily fluids, entrails, and to reiterate blood of Prison Pit, v.1 geyser back into action with this equally brutal continuation. [...] Vile? And how. But the furious black-and-white scratchings have serious underground authenticity, and the pointless plot and bare desert setting give it that pure-energy feel of boys beating their toys to death in the backyard. A most acquired taste." Daniel Kraus, Booklist
"It may be one of the best comics ever. It actually makes me want to stop drawing comics, as if Ive been going about it all wrong." – Michael Fiffe, The Daily Cross Hatch, "The Best Damned Comics of 2009 Chosen by the Artists"
"Perhaps the best and also craziest comic Johnny Ryan has made yet.... I hope he does 1,000 pages of this..." – Jeffrey Brown
"For splatter-movie fans and anyone trying to grok the splatter-movie ethos, not to be missed." – Ray Olson, Booklist