On sale date: October 3, 2011
Johnny Ryan’s mind-boggling prison planet/wrestling/monster/horror mash-up is back!
Prison Pit blends Angry Youth Comix creator Johnny Ryan’s fascination with WWE wrestling, grindhouse cinema, first person action video games, Gary Panter’s Jimbo comics, and Kentaro Miura’s “Berserk” manga into a brutal and often hilarious showcase of violence like no other comic book ever created. Even the lead character’s 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 author’s 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. He’s 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 he’s got to battle his way through some pretty vicious motherf***ers. S***’s about to get real.”
Well, yes, exactly.
“For splatter-movie fans and anyone trying to grok the splatter-movie ethos, not to be missed.” — Booklist
“This thing is great and an essential read. It is important. Buy buy buy.” — Nick Gazin - Vice
“Perhaps the best and also craziest comic Johnny Ryan has made yet. I hope he does 1,000 pages of this.” — Jeffrey Brown
“Prison Pit 2 was TACO’s book of the year in 2010, and Prison Pit 3 is the early frontrunner for 2011. Featuring the series’ characteristic extreme ultra-violence, gore, scatophilia, and brutality, it’s another hit from artist Johnny Ryan.” — L.A. TACO
“Next to Jughead, Johnny’s about the best thing going on in comic books these days, so don’t be a chump and wait until they make some perverted documentary about him and he’s some hipster darling! ACT NOW!” — retroCRUSH
- Paperback / Softback
- Black and white
- 6.6" × 8.5"