Prison Pit: Book Three (Prison Pit)

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9781606994979: Prison Pit: Book Three (Prison Pit)

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. 120 pages of black-and-white comics

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About the Author:

Johnny Ryan was born in Boston, MA, and lives in Los Angeles, CA.  He is the co-creator and co-executive producer of the Nickelodeon TV series Pig Boat Banana Cricket.

Review:

“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

“[An] over-the-top, ultra-violent, gross-out juvenile, yet fun and hilarious book... The dialogue that does exist retains his comic sense of disjunction and fights are as demented as you’d expect. This is not a jokey book, but his humor is retained in subtle ways―if you can envision subtle Johnny Ryan humor. ... This is just a balls-out, funny, sicko, good time. My only complaint with Prison Pit is how quickly the story ends, but hopefully the subtitle (Book One) is a promise and not a joke.”
- Lincoln Michel, The Faster Times

“It’s another hundred pages or so of mayhem and violence and crude humor and excellent storytelling and gross drawings. Prison Pit is everything sick and twisted that I love, but am often afraid to admit I love in the form of a comic.”
- Chad Nevett, Comic Book Resources

“Ryan’s line work is at its best in some parts of this volume, showing the ability to continually come up with inventive weird visuals.... The only bad thing about Prison Pit Book 3 coming out is that it will be another year until Book 4 is released...”
- Chad Nevett, Comic Book Resources

“Johnny Ryan draws the bad pictures. Unapologetically and lots of ‘em and I hope to god he never stops. ...Prison Pit... kinda’ sorta’ kicks serious ass. ... The story definitely puts the GORE in phantasmagorical... you can smell it from miles away.”
- Jared Gniewek, Graphic NYC

Prison Pit: Book 3 is a comic unlike anything you’ve ever read before ― the plot is outlandish, and the artwork is violent, bloody, gory, and completely unapologetic in its brutality.... Rating: 10 out of 10.”
- Edward Kaye, Newsarama

“...[W]e see the inclusion of a new character, who, while just as violent and vicious as CF, is completely different in attitude and demeanor. Plus, he has one of the most amazing (and utterly grotesque) resurrection scenes I’ve ever seen.... All in all, it’s another excellent volume.”
- Chris Mautner, Robot 6

“This week I started reading Prison Pit and... I... it... um... the thing is... it’s... wow.”
- Chris Mautner, Robot 6

“Johnny Ryan’s Prison Pit is something I keep coming back to ― and not just because it’s the only comic book I’ve ever seen that can actively liven up a party. It’s a hilarious, visceral and quick read... for really dumb fun, this is pretty much unbeatable.”
- David Uzumeri, Robot 6

“Amazingly, I was sucked in by the whole enterprise, laughing and groaning and shaking my head. ... These are ugly characters in a gross situation, and Prison Pit treats them with all the indulgence and nastiness needed.”
- Mark Hale, The Bureau Chiefs

“There’s humor (both grim and sophomoric), ridiculously over-the-top violence, humanoids metamorphosing into monsteroids, and a serial storytelling instinct that has been honed through almost two decades of practice.”
- Jesse Pearson, The Comics Journal

“[T]he single-minded commitment to vileness is so perversely pure that it goes right past lowest-common-denominator entertainment and on into snooty, fancy-pants art. ... Ryan’s world is essentially Waiting for Godot, from the bleak landscape to the slapstick violence.”
- Noah Berlatsky, The Comics Journal

“I literally dropped everything to read this thing.... Volume three in Ryan’s madcap ultra-violent combat comic is firmly in the vein, so to speak, of the first installment: No-holds-barred body-horror battle between monster-men who look like refugees from an alternate-universe He-Man whose house artist was Pushead instead of Earl Norem.”
- Sean T. Collins, The Comics Journal

“While Prison Pit does, in fact, have a definable story throughout, it’s one that feels as though it were crafted in the margins of a spiral-bound notebooks stowed safely away in some backpack littered with the Sharpie penned names of metal bands. And though Ryan didn’t go so far as to in append a listening soundtrack to the back of this volume, one can almost certainly be assured that it contains its share of Cannibal Corpse and Slayer tracks.”
- Brian Heater, The Daily Cross-Hatch

“Johnny Ryan takes ideas and styles that have been knocking around the art comics scene for the last few years, and injects them with gallons of fun, attitude and humour. My favourite new comic of the year!”
- Richard Cowdry, The Forbidden Planet International Blog Log

“Refreshingly devoid of any literary or artistic pretensions, this first of what I hope will be many, many volumes nevertheless comes across as somehow one of the smartest and well crafted books of the year. No, really.”
- Patrick Markfort, Articulate Nerd

“Next to Scott Pilgrim this felt to me like the western comic that’s got closest to properly understanding the energy of manga, rather than simply aping the surface elements. ... It’s the best art I’ve seen Ryan do in his career.”
- Brian Smith, Awesome Engine

Prison Pit is the best comic Johnny Ryan has ever drawn. It’s rich, clever, energetic, funny ― I don’t think I’ve purely in-my-guts enjoyed another comic so much.... You’ve gotta see it to believe it.”
- Joe McCulloch, Jog - The Blog

“The Good: Prison Pit reminded me a lot of Gwar, professional wrestling and the comic strips my friends and I used to draw in junior high. ... It was gross as hell and filled with blood and gore and just straight-up repulsive juvenile humor. It was a lot of fun. The Bad: It’s probably too awesome for a lot of people to handle. ... The Bottom Line: Dude, it’s great. Just shut up and buy it. ...I’m giving Prison Pit an A and as soon as I’m done writing this review, I’m going to sit down and re-read it.”
- Chad Derdowski, Mania

“...[Johnny Ryan] is easily one of the four or five most vital and important cartoonists working today.... Imagine Mortal Kombat with any semblance or shadow of good taste thoroughly and messily extracted, paced like pro wrestling and dialogued by Sam Fuller and/or the Ramones.”
- Patrick Tobin, Multiversity Comics

“Book of ‘09... If the point of comics is f---ed up s--- happening, this is the best f---ing comic ever made.”
- Sean Witzke, supervillain

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