Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Review: Squee's Wonderful Big Giant Book of Unspeakable Horrors - Jhonen Vasquez

Where I got it: Finished book for review from publisher
Rating: 5 stars
Cover Rating: 5 stars (OOOOOhhh pretty purples and such...I also love how Squee is saying "But me or I'll die!")
Genre: Young Adult
Publication Date: August 1, 1998
Publisher: Slave Labor Graphics Pubslishing
Page Count: 144 p.

Squee is a lovable little boy, except his parents don't really like him all that much. He gets abducted by aliens and they don't even notice or care. Squee meets some weird people, like Johnny the Homicidal Maniac and the son of Satan. Poor Squee rarely gets to meet nice normal people. He has nightmares and there are monsters in his room. But enough about Squee. Inside this book you'll also find Filler Bunny, Happy Noodle Boy, Wobbly Headed Bob and a whole lot of Meanwhiles. So what are you waiting for? Enjoy!

This is a funny/scary/creepy/fantastic/grotesque little comic. There's not a very extensive plot per se, mostly it's just an account of all the misfortunes that fall on a little boy named Squee and his doll Shmee. This comic is not for the faint of heart since there are many disturbing and gross images inside. I do love Squee though. I wish he were my kid and I could protect him from all the horrible things that happen. He looks like such a little sweetheart who is just overburdened with misfortune. I think guys and girls who really like comics will love this book. Also fans of Jhonen Vasquez's other works will be glad of this addition, if they haven't already read it. I love the art and I love the weird and disgusting situations and scenes in this book. If you like comics and like things that are a bit strange I would definitely check this out. It was a fun great read that I will reread time and again.
Poor little Squee...

First Line:
"Hey boys and girls!!"

Favorite Lines:
"Um...Mommy? I don't feel good. Can I stay home from school today? The Aliens did spooooooky things to my head."

1 comment:

  1. This sounds really adorable...in that creepy, grotesque sort of way! I love the cover :) Great review!


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