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The series focuses on the 20-something year old anti-hero Johnny C, also known as "NNY" (pronounced 'knee'). He is a deranged serial killer, mass murderer, and spree killer who interacts with various other characters, generally by murdering them. He elaborately kills anyone who even slightly irritates him, then drains their blood and paints one of the walls in his house wi The series focuses on the 20-something year old anti-hero Johnny C, also known as "NNY" (pronounced 'knee'). He is a deranged serial killer, mass murderer, and spree killer who interacts with various other characters, generally by murdering them. He elaborately kills anyone who even slightly irritates him, then drains their blood and paints one of the walls in his house with it. Johnny is also willing to murder "innocent" people who, in his twisted mind, deserve their fate for some reason or another. The number of Johnny’s victims is in the dozens, if not hundreds — or perhaps even thousands. Authorities are unable to capture Johnny and seem unaware of his existence, even though his crimes are often witnessed in public and reported by the few who manage to survive.


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The series focuses on the 20-something year old anti-hero Johnny C, also known as "NNY" (pronounced 'knee'). He is a deranged serial killer, mass murderer, and spree killer who interacts with various other characters, generally by murdering them. He elaborately kills anyone who even slightly irritates him, then drains their blood and paints one of the walls in his house wi The series focuses on the 20-something year old anti-hero Johnny C, also known as "NNY" (pronounced 'knee'). He is a deranged serial killer, mass murderer, and spree killer who interacts with various other characters, generally by murdering them. He elaborately kills anyone who even slightly irritates him, then drains their blood and paints one of the walls in his house with it. Johnny is also willing to murder "innocent" people who, in his twisted mind, deserve their fate for some reason or another. The number of Johnny’s victims is in the dozens, if not hundreds — or perhaps even thousands. Authorities are unable to capture Johnny and seem unaware of his existence, even though his crimes are often witnessed in public and reported by the few who manage to survive.

30 review for Johnny The Homicidal Maniac #1

  1. 4 out of 5

    Chloe A-L

    you might ask me, Chloe, why are you rereading JTHM in the year of our lord 2016, at the ripe old age of 21? and the answer is: because I love to suffer and engage with Bad Content. Truly, I am doing this for the rest of you, so that you don't have to. you might ask me, Chloe, why are you rereading JTHM in the year of our lord 2016, at the ripe old age of 21? and the answer is: because I love to suffer and engage with Bad Content. Truly, I am doing this for the rest of you, so that you don't have to.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Livy

    I enjoyed the series very much. I thought the art used by Vasquez made the books far more creepy and more disturbing. Their was a lot of gore and somehow that made it funny. The sarcastic humor was great too, and make me laugh, but it also made me question myself at the same time. I also enjoyed some of the ideas behind the book like being a slave to yourself and others as well as the insanity. I think the "Salve to yourself" some of it is a little to over thought, by the protagonist, and I don't I enjoyed the series very much. I thought the art used by Vasquez made the books far more creepy and more disturbing. Their was a lot of gore and somehow that made it funny. The sarcastic humor was great too, and make me laugh, but it also made me question myself at the same time. I also enjoyed some of the ideas behind the book like being a slave to yourself and others as well as the insanity. I think the "Salve to yourself" some of it is a little to over thought, by the protagonist, and I don't necessarily agree with what the protagonist is saying. Some of the book is a little haphazard and you can tell that Vasquez was winging it when he wrote it. Some of the ideas aren't completely developed and the way the story was put together is a little chaotic. Yet it's still VERY good.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Joseph Gagnon

    I'm ... not exactly sure what I just read. This is dark humor, but it is dark humor that I don't get. It's gore ... but it's gore without purpose. Hyperbolic gore, and hyperbolic rage. I guess I am not enjoying the combination. I am also not liking the fact that it is a bunch of shorts. I was expecting ... well, I can't really say I was expecting much. I assumed a seven issue comic would have some cohesive story, but these just seem like what are supposed to be "shocking ramblings." I might have I'm ... not exactly sure what I just read. This is dark humor, but it is dark humor that I don't get. It's gore ... but it's gore without purpose. Hyperbolic gore, and hyperbolic rage. I guess I am not enjoying the combination. I am also not liking the fact that it is a bunch of shorts. I was expecting ... well, I can't really say I was expecting much. I assumed a seven issue comic would have some cohesive story, but these just seem like what are supposed to be "shocking ramblings." I might have enjoyed this as a teenager. My plan is to finish reading these. I mean, I bought them thinking I would like them as they came so highly recommended. Maybe my opinion will change in the next issue. This issue ... I'd say the humor was in the ballpark of Will Farrell gone 90s emo-goth. The humor just seems uninspired, random, and primarily meant for the ick factor. It just doesn't move me. Read more commentary and add your own here: http://www.rjspindle.com/content/john...

  4. 5 out of 5

    Jordweenie

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. Yummy

  5. 4 out of 5

    Somerandom

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. (Since I cannot be bothered to write a review for each installment, this is an overview of the entire series. As such there will be spoilers, however incoherent.) Rating. 4.5 My enjoyment of this series kind of disturbs me. But I guess my humor is much more dark than I would like to admit. Each installment includes a sort of foreword by the author. A tongue in cheek look at his cynical nature, dark sense of humor and apparently shitty life. All of them offer funny insights into Jhonen, his style as (Since I cannot be bothered to write a review for each installment, this is an overview of the entire series. As such there will be spoilers, however incoherent.) Rating. 4.5 My enjoyment of this series kind of disturbs me. But I guess my humor is much more dark than I would like to admit. Each installment includes a sort of foreword by the author. A tongue in cheek look at his cynical nature, dark sense of humor and apparently shitty life. All of them offer funny insights into Jhonen, his style as an artist, his sense of humor and his various philosophies. Whilst always taking a humorous look at society at large. The series centers around Johnny, also known as "Nny" once a possibly highly talented artist now turned psychopath and deranged serial killer. Nny oscillates between killing sprees and attempted suicide every couple of chapters or so. Each are devilishly humorous and satirical. He is aided (and I use the term loosely) by the voices in his head, represented by two seemingly sentient plastic figurines, Psycho- Doughboy aka D Boy and Mr Eff and, of course, Nail Bunny. A pet rabbit Nny once fed and then nailed to the wall. And later, Reverend Meat. Nail Bunny seems to act more as a conscious, which causes Nny to ponder some existential questions about himself, his life and what little he remembers about the time before his killing rampages. Mr Eff and D Boy seem to act on behalf of "Moose." A wall monster somehow imprisoned in Nny' house and held at bay by freshly coated blood on the walls. Although each has a different approach to "helping" their seemingly evil master. Whilst Nny seems to argue and actively dislike Reverend Meat. Even ignoring him in favor of Mr Samsa. A cockroach that Nny thinks is immortal because he keeps on killing him. Nny also manages to interact with the world he inhabits, albeit with extreme violence and somehow indifference at the same time. His most.......er gentle relationship is with his next door neighbor, Todd aka Squee. Squee is kind of like a very shy Butters, if he had even shittier parents, a somehow even worse life and constantly interacted with a serial killer that is. Nny seems to be genuinely concerned for Squee, even going so far as to actively protect him at certain moments. Nny attempts to form something of a mentor like relationship with Squee, teaching and looking out for him, although he scares the absolute shit out of him during all their encounters. Which hinders the process somewhat. =) The relationship between Squee and Nny is one of my favorites of the series. Showing Nny is still human (albeit just barely.) Plus Squee is freaking adorable. Seriously I want to adopt him, like now! I'd even take in Schmee, Squee's kind of creepy potentially evil sponge-like teddy bear. D'awww! Throughout the series, Nny learns about his purpose, meets the Devil, kills a man without it giving him any pleasure, gains an apprentice of sorts, tries to retain a girlfriend and interacts with parodies of Goths. But Johnny's quest isn't the only story we get. Each installment has a few random segments interspersed throughout. We get a few violent, seemingly random but funny self contained stories, a couple of Devi D's horrible dates, the ever arrogant Wobbly Headed Bob and of course everyone's favorite random bat shit insane character. Happy Noodle Boy. Although the series at first seems grotesque and ultra violent, it does form something of a coherent storyline, has a bit of social commentary, some philosophical musings and is all around absurdly funny. The art style can be kind of harsh, offering no color save for the title pages and the violence is shown in all it's black and white glory. But I quite enjoyed it and it's plot.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Karla

    I'm no fan of gore or strong themes just like these, but after the third book, I got the hang of it and enjoyed the insane (but overall creative) storyline. Still, I had sense of guilt (in a way) because even though I laughed at the things that happened, it made me question myself. It also made me analyze over a whole lot of things, for example... to be careful what I say and what I do for it could cause that other person's insanity/death... or cause you to lose your life. And that there reall I'm no fan of gore or strong themes just like these, but after the third book, I got the hang of it and enjoyed the insane (but overall creative) storyline. Still, I had sense of guilt (in a way) because even though I laughed at the things that happened, it made me question myself. It also made me analyze over a whole lot of things, for example... to be careful what I say and what I do for it could cause that other person's insanity/death... or cause you to lose your life. And that there really are people who have their minds twisted because of cruel sucessions in life and killing is their only way to find reason for existing. (Johnny is a special case. :P) Life is so mysterious and there is no way to know of the future or who you will come across. Motivation enough for me to treat others fairly.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Kesha

    Don't know what I expected out of these comics but I can be assured it wasn't this. A good portion of all these comics just felt like it was a giant long winded rant, and only started to develop a plot near the 5th comic. It had potential to develop into something with all the psycho-babble you had to read through in the first few comics but nope. Nothing. It was unique though, I'll give it that and the ink work Was brilliant in some places even with the spelling errors that I kept finding. I'm Don't know what I expected out of these comics but I can be assured it wasn't this. A good portion of all these comics just felt like it was a giant long winded rant, and only started to develop a plot near the 5th comic. It had potential to develop into something with all the psycho-babble you had to read through in the first few comics but nope. Nothing. It was unique though, I'll give it that and the ink work Was brilliant in some places even with the spelling errors that I kept finding. I'm just glad I get to finally cross these comics off my reading list.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Nick Morrow

    When I was 12 I really did think this was the coolest thing ever.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Diana

    I enjoyed the cynical humor. Stories were too incoherent for my taste.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Ostrava

    I came across this and decided to give the first issue a try, to check if the rest was worth it or not. It's sadly an incoherent and unfunny 90s... something. I ignore what purpose it might have had, or what sort of bubble it was involved in... but yeah, didn't like it. I came across this and decided to give the first issue a try, to check if the rest was worth it or not. It's sadly an incoherent and unfunny 90s... something. I ignore what purpose it might have had, or what sort of bubble it was involved in... but yeah, didn't like it.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Tasha

    I can see where all JV's other characters come from now. Loved the reference to Alien. I can see where all JV's other characters come from now. Loved the reference to Alien.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Jeff

    I bought it for the art work.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Eme Scherbatskoy

    i read the entire series, which is about a very sad man named johnny, or nny, who is a homicidal maniac. he despises humanity, so he kills or tortures people who he believes are part of the problem. people who make fun of his unusual appearance, or are just all round bad people. however, after a while he realizes that he doesn't want to be killing people, it doesn't make him happy anymore, but he has to because there is a wall in his house painted with blood that he needs to keep repainting to k i read the entire series, which is about a very sad man named johnny, or nny, who is a homicidal maniac. he despises humanity, so he kills or tortures people who he believes are part of the problem. people who make fun of his unusual appearance, or are just all round bad people. however, after a while he realizes that he doesn't want to be killing people, it doesn't make him happy anymore, but he has to because there is a wall in his house painted with blood that he needs to keep repainting to keep it from drying and changing color. many things happen, involving monsters, god, love and the devil. one of the reasons i liked this series so much, is because even though nny is a homicidal maniac who tortures people in his basement, he is still so likable. there is a lot of depth in his character, and we see everything he does from his perspective so we also see his sadness. he always has a reason for who he kills and sometimes he doesn't want to, but he thinks he has to, and you can see that it really hurts him. because his character has so much depth we see how messed up his mind is, and how much pain hes in all the time, which makes it easier for me to sympathize with him, and other than the fact that he kills people he is actually a really nice guy. i also liked how the comic points out hypocrisy everywhere in society, and nny has these long monologues about whats wrong with it, and hes always talking about how ignorant and inconsiderate comments are harmful. johnny the homicidal maniac is hilarious, but definitely not appropriate for kids under the age of around 13.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Olivia Coy

    This comic book is... exactly what it sounds like. Johnny, the protagonist, goes around and brutally murders people, which might be tragic rather than funny if it weren't for the fact that the violence is so over-the-top and horrible that it actually becomes hilarious. Scattered amongst this carnage are random, surprisingly philosophical musings which catch you off-guard and actually make you think for a second... and then something stupid happens. That's the thing about this book. It's stupid, a This comic book is... exactly what it sounds like. Johnny, the protagonist, goes around and brutally murders people, which might be tragic rather than funny if it weren't for the fact that the violence is so over-the-top and horrible that it actually becomes hilarious. Scattered amongst this carnage are random, surprisingly philosophical musings which catch you off-guard and actually make you think for a second... and then something stupid happens. That's the thing about this book. It's stupid, and it knows it. It finds refuge in absurdity, and it doesn't make sense because it doesn't HAVE to. As with most of Jhonen Vasquez's work, most people probably won't enjoy this. It's dark, dark, dark, DARK comedy, but man is it funny if you're into that kinda thing. Be warned: Nothing good happens to these characters, unless it's setting up for something awful later on. Man, what a great book.

  15. 4 out of 5

    Robin

    I remember these JTHM comics on the shelves of Hot Topic circa 2002 or 2003 (when I went through my “goth” phase.) I never actually had gotten around to reading them so I guess I decided to start the series for nostalgia purposes. I also think the creator, Jhonen Vasquez, is interesting as a person. Predictably, issue one is angsty but oddly still relevant.

  16. 5 out of 5

    Almaz

    I adored it. You don't see characters that have such depth like Johnny in books that portray maniacs. I wish I read this when I was younger but at the same time... kind of don't. This series, in general, isn't afraid to throw what a philosophical mindset is like at you. I love it though, I really fucking do. I adored it. You don't see characters that have such depth like Johnny in books that portray maniacs. I wish I read this when I was younger but at the same time... kind of don't. This series, in general, isn't afraid to throw what a philosophical mindset is like at you. I love it though, I really fucking do.

  17. 4 out of 5

    Jason

    A friend introduced me to this series back in high school (mid-00's), and I thought it was insanely hilarious. Even though black-and-white art isn't my normal forte with comics, this was too much craziness to pass up. A friend introduced me to this series back in high school (mid-00's), and I thought it was insanely hilarious. Even though black-and-white art isn't my normal forte with comics, this was too much craziness to pass up.

  18. 4 out of 5

    P.

    Best suited for teens. Contains very black humour, and for those who seek it, Vasquez does include some social commentary even though the content is very violent.

  19. 4 out of 5

    Aaron Quinn

    The work that got me into comics

  20. 4 out of 5

    Sophia

    It's really dark and satirical and a very entertaining read. It's really dark and satirical and a very entertaining read.

  21. 4 out of 5

    Ikve

    Really clever subject, nice artwork reminding fanzine, smart dialogues but it bored me.. In the end is just a matter of preference, but isn't what books is all about after all? Really clever subject, nice artwork reminding fanzine, smart dialogues but it bored me.. In the end is just a matter of preference, but isn't what books is all about after all?

  22. 5 out of 5

    Daze

    This one's right up my alley. Very dark, funny, and intellectual. This one's right up my alley. Very dark, funny, and intellectual.

  23. 4 out of 5

    Charlotte

    I’m sorry but the art is just not for me. Also what’s with all the people simping after this dude. Wtf?

  24. 4 out of 5

    Nathan

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. I really want to read and love it but this app doesn't show me how I can read these I really want to read and love it but this app doesn't show me how I can read these

  25. 5 out of 5

    Devin

    As a kid I used to like Invader Zim and I also was always into dark horror books and such. I had heard that the creator of Invader Zim had previously wrote and drew a comic about a psychotic killer. Ever since, I had wanted to check out this comic but never found it anywhere. Years later, after I had practically forgotten all about Invader Zim and therefore the idea of the killer comic, a friend of mine in my senior year of high school let me borrow his issues of Johnny the Homicidal Maniac afte As a kid I used to like Invader Zim and I also was always into dark horror books and such. I had heard that the creator of Invader Zim had previously wrote and drew a comic about a psychotic killer. Ever since, I had wanted to check out this comic but never found it anywhere. Years later, after I had practically forgotten all about Invader Zim and therefore the idea of the killer comic, a friend of mine in my senior year of high school let me borrow his issues of Johnny the Homicidal Maniac after he and I had started writing a comic together ourselves. Originally he just showed me JTHM because we were discussing the drawing style of our comic and he said he loved the style of this comic. After just glancing through the issue, I instantly fell in love with the art and even the formatting. Jhonen's complex panel designs, lettering for each section's title page, the hidden words on the page borders, the liner notes and artist comments infused throughout the pages, and even the loose and modified spatial perspective all came together as a recipe as a comic I knew I would get totally obsessed with, even if for just a temporary amount of time. I loved all the shorts and side comic strips like Wobbly Headed Bob, even if it would prove in later issues to seem a little repetitive and sometimes only just filler. But they never ceased to be entertaining nonetheless. Even the random humor of Happy Noodle Boy gave me quite a bit of amusement. Jhonen knows how to be random but still funny. The plot of JTHM gets increasingly more fleshed out throughout the series, even if it is totally crazy and weird, so if you read the first couple issues and think its going nowhere, trust me and keep reading. It's worth it. The story may get really weird, but it's also unique and fits in the universe that Jhonen establishes in the series. I have reread this series about three times since. It has a charm that doesn't seem to ever weaken, even after rereads. I love this comic and recommend it to anyone who likes funny dark humor with bloody situations and a chaotic world as a story's setting.

  26. 4 out of 5

    SE Panoply

    http://bookwayfarer.wordpress.com/201... We start with a little boy, Squee who is neglected by his parents who wished him to be taken from them. His toy bear, Shmee, his only friend also brings up Johnny's suppressed thoughts of being shunned and trying to convince his early conscience it's wrong thinking his parents are evil. He meets Johnny when he enters through his window looking for cut disinfectant. He becomes interested in the boy and decides to return to talk with him after stabbing Shmee http://bookwayfarer.wordpress.com/201... We start with a little boy, Squee who is neglected by his parents who wished him to be taken from them. His toy bear, Shmee, his only friend also brings up Johnny's suppressed thoughts of being shunned and trying to convince his early conscience it's wrong thinking his parents are evil. He meets Johnny when he enters through his window looking for cut disinfectant. He becomes interested in the boy and decides to return to talk with him after stabbing Shmee repeatedly after a heated "discussion" with Johnny. In the beginning Johnny acts a bit like Jack Sparrow, with his eccentric and high-strung behavior. When a survey-man comes to get the neighborhoods thoughts on how to proceed with a protective course of action. Then I remember Nail Bunny from a vector design someone came up with before I new of the comic, now I'm intrigued to find out what sorts of thoughts Nail Bunny was saddled with. Poor Johnny also has a complex over the word "wacky". Guy will fly off the handle if called that. No tolerance for simple-minded loud-mouths I know too many people in my own life very much like that. Intriguing start to this series. Engaging and mostly notebook sketch-style, it still has some more clean artistic drawings and it's cutesy in a violent way sometimes as well, which isn't enough to make me read the rest of the series, I'm much more interested in continuing Squee's story.

  27. 5 out of 5

    Hanah Allen

    JTHM is a graphic novl about a young man named Johnny (or just Nny). He is a painfully disturbed person and this series tell us more and more about why he is a homicide and his views on the world and ordinary people. If you can take the profanity and violence in this series, I think this is an excellent read. The images that Vasques creates in his drawings are harsh and strange and a little unsettling. The characters are very well defined and the main character is so likeable (despite the fact t JTHM is a graphic novl about a young man named Johnny (or just Nny). He is a painfully disturbed person and this series tell us more and more about why he is a homicide and his views on the world and ordinary people. If you can take the profanity and violence in this series, I think this is an excellent read. The images that Vasques creates in his drawings are harsh and strange and a little unsettling. The characters are very well defined and the main character is so likeable (despite the fact that he kills and tortures people 27/7). As the reader we want to relate to him and his problems and we want to see the good in him. As we read further realize that Johnan Vasquez's style isn't meant for hope and love. This book is entirely upsetting, disturbed, and dark. It is also hilarious in it's own unique way. It's whimsical, inspiring and insightful, and not meant to be taken seriously at all. JTHM will always be one of my favorites.

  28. 5 out of 5

    Julie

    I absolutely loved this comic. I'm a big fan of Jhonen Vasquez so I was extremely excited when I found out that he had made a few comic books in addition to Invader Zim. Unfortunately, none of the local book stores carried but I was able to find it online. I read it in a day - it was amazing. I suppose that you have to be tolerant of gore and inner monologues and such to properly enjoy it, since I don't think the squeamish and optimistic would enjoy it as much. I loved reading Johnny's views on I absolutely loved this comic. I'm a big fan of Jhonen Vasquez so I was extremely excited when I found out that he had made a few comic books in addition to Invader Zim. Unfortunately, none of the local book stores carried but I was able to find it online. I read it in a day - it was amazing. I suppose that you have to be tolerant of gore and inner monologues and such to properly enjoy it, since I don't think the squeamish and optimistic would enjoy it as much. I loved reading Johnny's views on the world and found myself agreeing with a lot of what he said. It's definitely a memorable comic and I would recommend it to everyone.

  29. 4 out of 5

    Ian

    Today we look at an American comic for a change, written by Mexican American comic book guru Jhonen Vasquez. This comic has a lot of things going for it with a slick art style, dark humor galore, and a unique feel. I also love the author's complete disdain for the average fans, similar to Evangelion. It actually adds another layer of comedy to the series. It was popular in the 90s with the Goth crowd, who liked it mostly for its buckets of gore and relentlessly dark tone. JTHM has some flaws to Today we look at an American comic for a change, written by Mexican American comic book guru Jhonen Vasquez. This comic has a lot of things going for it with a slick art style, dark humor galore, and a unique feel. I also love the author's complete disdain for the average fans, similar to Evangelion. It actually adds another layer of comedy to the series. It was popular in the 90s with the Goth crowd, who liked it mostly for its buckets of gore and relentlessly dark tone. JTHM has some flaws to be sure and feels a bit dated to the 90s decade. However, if you want an American comic book that isn't about men in spandex fighting crime, you could definitely do worse than Good Ol' Johnny!

  30. 4 out of 5

    Jacki

    I read very few comics. This one was well worth it. My love for Invader Zim is what got me curious in Johnny the Homicidal Maniac. Jhonen Vasquez has a very dark and absurd sense of humor that pushed the boundaries of children's television. But in the pages of Johnny the Homicidal Maniac, there are no boundaries and it is definitely not meant for children. Aside from the morbid humor of torture and death, the comic holds a lot of social commentary and introspective monologues on human nature. It I read very few comics. This one was well worth it. My love for Invader Zim is what got me curious in Johnny the Homicidal Maniac. Jhonen Vasquez has a very dark and absurd sense of humor that pushed the boundaries of children's television. But in the pages of Johnny the Homicidal Maniac, there are no boundaries and it is definitely not meant for children. Aside from the morbid humor of torture and death, the comic holds a lot of social commentary and introspective monologues on human nature. It was a bit of a lopsided balance of a lot of strange and a little contemplative. I ended up investing in the full Director's Cut of the series and was not disappointed.

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